Monday, December 8, 2014

Where have I been

Hey you guys! Sorry for being a little MIA lately! Let me give you guys an update on what's been going on.

We found out last week that we will be closing on our new house this Friday and we are BEYOND excited!!! I mean....words can't even describe how excited we all are! We have been busy planning our moving date and preparing for the move!! We also have some plans for our new house that we would like to start right paint etc. On top of all of that....which I have to say is a is the holidays so we have get-togethers and preparations for that as well. much as I love you may not see a lot of blog action for the next few weeks! Make sure you follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I will try to post some fun stuff on there over the next few weeks!! I have big plans for the blog for 2015!! I will finally have a kitchen and can start cooking again! Thank you all for sticking with me through this time of transition! It has been a crazy one!!

I plan on kicking it up a level not only by cooking more but starting to work out consistently again! I still have this baby weight to lose so I am super excited for you guys to watch my journey and motivate me daily like you always do!! Who's with me??? Cheers to a healthier and happier 2015!!

I may sneak in a post or two in the next few weeks so stay tuned!! I have some great Christmas goodies on the blog in the recipe section so check them out!! If you make any of my delicious sure to snap a pic and #wholefoodsnewbody so I can see it!!

SO tell me....

Any moving tips/tricks??

Favorite holiday appetizer??

Favorite holiday treat??

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

{What I Ate Wednesday} 11/19/14

Hi!! Man,,,,it has been cold this week! All I want to do is snuggle on the couch with coffee or hot tea! I may have been drinking more than my share of coffee these days. It's a struggle to put down the coffee cup and replace that with a water bottle but I have had to force myself to drink water these days. I can tell such a big difference in how I feel and how my skin looks when I am not drinking enough.

{What I Ate Wednesday} 

Breakfast: My usual.....oatmeal.

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 tbsp. honey
dash cinnamon

Combine in a large bowl, Microwave for 6-7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Top with all natural peanut butter, drizzle of honey and 1/2 banana.  YUMM!

Snack: Gala apple with unsalted almonds

Lunch: 2 eggs with toasted Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread topped with peanut butter and 1/2 banana.

Snack: Organic Clif bar {Coconut Chocolate}

Dinner: My Pot Roast recipe with brown rice and green beans.

Hope you all have a LOVELY rest of the week!! :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

{Clean Eating Thanksgiving}

Happy Monday Everyone!! I don't know about you but I am super excited about Thanksgiving this year! I love sitting around with my family talking and thinking about what we're thankful for. I haven't done a lot of cooking this year but last year I made a TON of healthy Thanksgiving meal options and I wanted to share those with you guys!

What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

Does your family do the traditional turkey or another protein??

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert??

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{What I Ate Wednesday} 11/12/14

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Hope you guys are having a lovely week so far! Do any other Moms out there feel like they have it all together in the morning and little by little as the day goes turns to chaos? Is it just me?? Crock pot dinners or throw together dinners are the only ones that have successfully made it to the table lately! I have great intentions but if dinner is too time consuming, it just won't happen. Whoever said transitioning from 2 to 3 children is easy has to be out of their mind!! Maybe it is the transition that is hard or maybe it is our temporary living situation with 3 crazy children in a tiny apartment that is making life so difficult. the end of the day I am beyond thankful for all of this chaos. There are many moments in the day when I feel like I may lose it but it is the tiny "I love you Mom" and sweet hugs that make all of this worth it. I know that one day I will get it all together....right??? Right???

On to my eats:

Breakfast: My usual microwave oatmeal. Check out my facebook page and you will find the recipe and a quick video on how I make it. It takes me a few minutes to whip up and inhale so it is perfect for busy mornings.

Snack: Apple and Almonds (super fast and delish)

Lunch: Leftover Crock pot pork tenderloin/Green beans/Red potatoes

Snack: Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Dinner: Eggs, uncured bacon (which I ate while cooking) and Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin toast with organic butter! YUM! This is my go-to. It only takes me a few minutes to whip up and very little thought! My kids and hubby also love this dinner!

After dinner: A cup of warm Lemon Jasmine Green Tea. I love hot tea before bed!! :)

So tell me....

What is your favorite FALL meal???

Favorite food at Thanksgiving???

Monday, November 10, 2014


Hey you guys!! I decided to create a new Instagram account. I thought it would be fun to have an instagram account just for Whole Foods New Body! That way I can show you guys more food photos, recipes, videos and fitness tips!

So take and minute and follow me!!!! I may just follow you back! I want to see some recipes that you guys make. Be sure to #wholefoodsnewbody anytime you make one of my recipes, folllow one of my tips or workout! :) We are in this together you guys! Each step we take towards a healthier lifestyle counts!!! I want to see it!

Click on the Instagram button on the top of the page or search for WholeFoodsNewBody on Instagram. :)

So tell me....What would you like to see the most? Videos/Meal Pics/Fitness??

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

{Quick Tip Tuesday} #2

Hi!!! Who doesn't love a quick tip on how to make your life a little bit easier?? Am I right??  If you didn't check out my first Quick should do that now! It's a good one!

So for todays quick tip: Frozen Bananas:

I don't know about you but I always order a ton of bananas from the grocery store and we rarely eat them all before they turn brown. So what do you do with all of those brown bananas??? You could make some bread but if you don't have time for that....You FREEZE them!

I peel them, cut them in 2-3 inch chunks and throw them in a freezer bag!! Here are some ideas for how to use them up!

  • This one is probably a no-brainer but you add them to smoothies. I add a little frozen banana to all of my smoothies because it makes them thick and creamy.  I make this shake daily and I always throw in a little frozen banana.

  • Add them to Oatmeal!! Sounds weird but it works great! I make steel cut oatmeal almost every morning and while the oats are cooking....I throw in a couple chunks of frozen banana instead of using fresh. They melt into the oats and sweeten the oatmeal perfectly!

  • Last but not least...I use frozen bananas to make ice cream! If it is the end of the day and you are craving a sweet treat...Frozen banana ice cream is WAY healthier for you than Ben and Jerry's! It is also super delicious! I like to top mine with dark chocolate chips! YUM!

So tell me....

What do you do with your frozen bananas??

What is your favorite Quick Tip???

Monday, November 3, 2014

{3 months Post-partum Update} No 6 pack pics! :)

Hey you guys!! SO I have been doing a lot of thinking and this is what I have come up with. I am not hating on post-partum updates but after reading Meals with Moves post on baby weight..... it really made me think. Not that I don't think that nutrition is SUPER important during pregnancy and your post-partum period....I just think that we are all too dang hard on ourselves and our bodies after baby. I can promise you my goal at 3 months post-partum isn't a 6 pack. I may never have a 6 pack and I am perfectly okay with that! :)

I think I expected a miracle. I only gained 28 pounds this time around and I lost so much so fast that I just expected my body would bounce right back to my pre-baby body and it hasn't. The scales say that I am only 8 pounds away but my body tells a different story. My jeans don't feel the same and it is very easy to get obsessed with that and start being hard on myself. The truth is...things are crazy right now and I am just trying to stay afloat. I would love to spend hours going for long runs or lifting weights...heck I would love to have 20 quiet moments to myself to do a HIIT but I am just not at that point in my life right now and THAT IS OKAY!!! It isn't a race! It took 9 months for my body to grow a human and I can't snap my fingers and get that pre-baby body back. I'm spending my days cuddling, feeding, cleaning, laundering, doing homework, cooking dinner, reading stories and trying to stay sane in the period of transition while building our new home! That is more than a handful!!

You may ask...But Ashley....are you really eating clean in all that chaos?? Yes...I am! I am not perfect and I still follow a 90/10 rule. I may or may not have eaten a couple of mini chocolate bars out of my kids Halloween candy! I eat really good all week so if every once in a while....I want a treat....I eat it and I don't feel bad about it. I am not eating healthy to get a 6 pack. I am eating healthy because I want to live a long healthy life....I want to be an example to my children and I want to feel good!!

There will come a time in my life...when things slow down that I can focus on adding exercise in my life and toning this flabby belly up...but that time is not right now. Right now I am perfectly happy and busy with all that I have and I refuse to be so hard on myself or my body right now. Rome wasn't built in a day....Right????

No new body pics this month because I look exactly the same as I did last update! HA! I promise to start cooking more and giving you guys some awesome recipes! I am going to try to start posting more {What I Ate Wednesday} and {Meal Planning Monday} posts! I also want to start sharing with you guys more tips about eating clean in chaos!!

Disclaimer: I am not hating on anyone that has a 6 pack or awesome abs 3 months postpartum. I am just not at that point and refuse to continue giving myself a hard time about it. This is my journey and I thank you all for following along! Just keeping it real! :)

So tell me....

Who can relate?? 

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