Tuesday, April 22, 2014

{24 week BUMPdate}

Well guys...we sold our house and have been packing like crazy!!! This is the craziest, busiest, scariest time of my life!! I am trying so hard to get it all done!! I have never moved before (other than moving out of my parents house) so this is all new to me! I am so sad about leaving the house that I love! My husband and I built this house right after we got married and have lived here for almost 8 years. We will be living in an apartment while we build our new house! Obviously we need more space to accommodate my sweet baby boy that will be arriving in August. I'm so impatient!! I am going to try really hard to enjoy this transitional phase even though it all scares the heck out of me!!

So now to my BUMPdate!! 

Nothing much has changed since my last BUMPdate actually! This has got to be the best part of pregnancy. Other than the stress I'm under...I feel good! My belly is making it a little harder to get around but it really isn't slowing me down much. I am trying to focus on keeping myself healthy and active throughout this whole process!! 

Oh and I'm officially at the 6 month mark! Hard to believe...this pregnancy is going by so fast!!! I want to enjoy every minute!!! 

Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!! I promise to post more next week!! :)

So tell me....

Any tips for packing or moving???? **I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Happy 1 Year Anniversary Whole Foods New Body} & WIAW

Happy Wednesday Everyone!! This is a really special day for me! This is my 1 year Anniversary for WFNB!!! I would have never imagined writing that first post with my favorite granola bar recipe would have turned into a love and a passion of mine! I love helping people live a healthier life! I have learned so much about myself! It has been a true blessing to me!!

I hope to spend the next year sharing a ton of healthy, easy and delicious recipes, meal ideas, healthy pregnancy tips and letting you guys watch my journey losing the baby weight!! I love hearing from you!!! Please feel free to ask me questions, request healthy recipe makeovers for your favorite meals and give me tips and tricks that you have learned!

I thought it would be fun to share with you guys MY TOP 5 Favorite Recipes from the past year!!

1. Overnight Oats: I love this recipe! I make it all the time!! It has been one of my favorite breakfasts over the past year....if you haven't tried it....YOU SHOULD! :)

2. Healthy Banana Pudding: I LOVE this recipe!! I love that the weather is warmer outside and this is my favorite dessert for the spring and summer!

3. Skinny Chick-fil-a Peach Milkshake: I love protein shakes and this one is probably my favorite. It definitely feels more like a splurge than a healthy protein shake!

 4. Spaghetti Pie : This is such a simple and nutritious dinner! My whole family loves it and it is one of my favorite dinners!

5. Clean Eating Strawberry Banana Bread: I really love all of my bread recipes but this one is one of my faves. It is sweet and tastes like a dessert but you could easily eat this for breakfast and not feel a BIT bad about it!! :)

Whew....that was really hard!! I actually really love all of the recipes that I share with you guys! If I don't love it....I don't share it!! I save only the best for you guys!! What are your favorite WFNB recipes???
I would love to hear from you guys!!

AND.....since it's Wednesday.....how about I share with you guys {What I Ate Wednesday}!!

Breakfast: 1 Minute Oatmeal with strawberries, honey and pecans. A nice cup of coffee with organic half and half on the side.

Snack: Apple and String Cheese

Lunch: Quick quesadilla with organic cheese and peach mango salsa. I like to dip my quesadilla in some plain Greek yogurt and salsa verde.

Snack: Plain Greek yogurt with strawberries, blackberries and honey.

Dinner: Chipotle Black Bean Burgers  with salsa verde and Greek yogurt. Sliced tomato on the side.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chia Berry Pudding

Good Morning!! Whew!!! Things have been busy around my house!! We are in the process of selling our house and preparing to pack! I am exhausted all ready and all the hard work is just about to begin! This is such a hard process!! Why didn't anyone warn me of that!! I am so sad to leave the house that I have loved for the past 8 years!! That is going to be the hardest part for me. Luckily...I have so much to look forward to this year. I am really trying to focus on the positives!!

This chia pudding recipe has been a great go-to snack for me lately. It would also be a delicious breakfast. Feel free to switch up the fruit and the nuts to use your favorites. 

Chia Berry Pudding

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 tbsp. milk (any kind will work..I used organic whole milk)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. pecan halves
1/4 cup blackberries
1/4 cup strawberries (chopped)
2 tsp. honey

Add all ingredients to a container with a lid. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.

ENJOY!! :)

So tell me...

What is your favorite way to eat chia seeds??

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{What I Ate Wednesday} 4/9/14

Hey you guys!!! Hope you guys are having a great week so far! Thought I would share with you my {What I Ate Wednesday}! If you are new to clean eating....this will help you get an idea of what a typical day looks like and if you are already on the "clean eating" bandwagon.....maybe my meals can help you get some new ideas!

Check out Jenn at Peas & Crayons to read some other bloggers share their {What I Ate Wednesday}!

Breakfast: Scrambled egg/egg whites with toasted Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin bread and natural crunchy peanut butter. One cup of coffee on the side! :)

Snack: Plain Greek yogurt with Blueberry Muesli (Trader Joe's) and a drizzle of honey.

Lunch: I was starving so I whipped up my ol' time favorite...Banana wrap with crunchy (all natural) peanut butter.

Snack: Small pear, small plum and some unsalted almonds

Dinner: Greek Chicken Pita Wrap from Dashing Dish. This was OH SO good and I will be making this again!!

Dessert: Dark Chocolate with a touch of sea salt. (A few squares....not the whole bar!)

While you are here....did you check out my {Meal Planning} Video???? Let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

{22 week BUMPdate}

Has it been 2 weeks since my last bumpdate?? Whew...time is flying by!!!

How Far Along? 22 weeks 

Size of Baby: 8 inches, 1 lb. (The size of a spaghetti squash)

Gender: Boy :)

Weight Gain: I have gained about 13 lbs. I think that is about normal. My appetite is through the roof! I am eating healthy foods and drinking a lot of water so I am hoping to stay in the 25-30 lb. range for weight gain. I am not stressing about it too much...I know the weight will all come off....I just want to be the healthiest that I can be to make the last few months a little easier on me!

Maternity Clothes: I pretty much live in yoga pants and t-shirts. When I actually wear real clothes...I usually wear my pre-pregnancy clothes with a few maternity shirts in the mix!

Nursery: No clue. :) I have been pinning some ideas but I can't make my mind up!
Movement: Starting to feel a lot more movement. My hubby was actually able to feel some kicks the other day! That was very exciting!

Symptoms: Hungry all the time, a lot of potty breaks during the night, exhausted at times and it is getting a little harder to run and chase after my kiddos! 

Sleep: I sleep okay these days....I do wake up a few times a night to go to the bathroom but other than that I sleep pretty well.

Cravings: Frozen yogurt (which I haven't had in weeks so I am due for sure)

What I Miss: 
Working out regularly and fitting into my normal clothes!!

Best Moment This Week: Having hubby feel the baby kick!

So tell me....

What were your pregnancy cravings??

Best tips for making it through the summer preggo??

Monday, April 7, 2014

VIDEO: {How to Meal Plan in 5 EASY Steps!}

Hey you guys!! I definitely enjoyed filming the last video {Clean Eating Must-Haves} for you guys so I thought I would give it another go! Sometimes it just helps to hear someone talking about their food or process than reading their words!!

Meal Planning has changed the way I eat. No more boring dinners, unhealthy frozen entree's or take out for this girl! Well...maybe on rare occasion but the majority of my week is full of healthy, easy, FUN recipes for my family. No...I don't spend a lot of time meal planning or cooking! I don't have a lot of time and I know you don't either!!

So without further adieu....

Be sure to "like" my video if you found it helpful!! Oh and subscribe to my channel! I plan on posting a lot more videos!!! :)

So tell me...

What meal planning tip did you find useful??

What should my next video be about??

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{What I Ate Wednesday} 4/2/14

Hey guys!!! Linking up with Peas & Crayons today to share with you my {What I Ate Wedenesday}....actually this is my {What I Ate Monday} but who's counting...right??

I have been obsessed with veggies lately! That is so odd for me. I'm guess this baby boy likes more savory foods. I haven't been craving my usual sweets! I am also eating a lot of late night snacks. I just can't go all the way from dinner until the next day without waking up starving! These late night snacks have definitely helped me sleep!

Breakfast: 1 Minute Fruit & Nut Oatmeal (this is too yummy and too fast not to eat the majority of the week!)

Lunch: Quesadilla on a whole grain wrap with black beans, roasted red peppers and organic cheese. I like to dip my quesadillas in plain Greek yogurt and fresh salsa. 

Snack: A big salad with spring mix, avocado, sunflower seeds, pickles, carrots and tomatoes. I used a little Trader Joe's low fat buttermilk ranch dressing on top. I also made an iced green tea to sip on throughout the afternoon! 

Dinner: Burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, roasted red pepper, shredded cheese, fresh salsa and guacamole. Yum!

Late night snack: Plain Greek yogurt, Trader Joe's Blueberry Muesli and a drizzle of honey.

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