Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

This is always my easy cupcake go-to.  Today we celebrated my youngest son’s 4th birthday and at his request we made vanilla cupcakes with creamy chocolate frosting. There is only one bowl to clean and it’s quick and easy. I prepare the complete batter in the food processor and bake them…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (6) : Staying Fit after Birth

  Healthy Active Moms Have Healthy Active Kids (who apparently like to smile)! My kids do smile a lot, for we are always exposing them to new adventures….but it doesn’t take a lot of effort to get kiddos to smile, especially when you are physically capable of doing things with…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (5) Five: DIET – What to Eat!

I’m Not Fat, I’m Pregnant! Unfortunately, more and more pregnant women are having to say this since nearly half of women of childbearing age are overweight or obese…thus making it more difficult to spot the baby bump.  However,  as I have discussed in my prior posts here and here, a great workout…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (4) Four: DIET- Fetal Programming (for healthy kid eaters)

“My Kids Just Refuse to Eat Healthy Foods.” You may have heard this uttered in desperation by many mothers.  Thankfully, I have never had to say it, and hopefully after reading this, you won’t either.  In my last post, we learned that what you eat can affect your child’s metabolic…

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Paleo Espresso Chocolate Cake ~ (with coconut cream frosting)

Chocolate…..espresso……cake……grain free…..sugar free…..WHAT?!   Does it get any better than this?  Paleo chocolate cake Well, actually, yes it does…when you top it with a coconut cream frosting!!! This is the gluten free, paleo chocolate espresso birthday cake for any occasion. OMG, this was by far my most successful cake to date!…

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Sugar-free Cookies ~ EASY Gingerbread Men ~ Paleo

Grain free, sugar-free cookies with no preservatives or additives, just wholesome goodness! My boys get excited anytime they get to eat food in various shapes and forms. I am often making monster faces and smiley face arrangements with their food. Thus, when I found a cookie cutter in the shape…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (3) Three: DIET – Fetal Programming (for a healthy baby)

What You Eat While Pregnant Determines If Your Child Will Be Obese or Athletic.  In my healthy pregnancy series part one and two, we exhausted why exercise is so important for a pregnant mother, so what about nutrition? Many think that it is okay to eat junk, for all they…

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Staying Fit Through Pregnancy, Part (1) One:  EXERCISE During Pregnancy

Staying Active and Fit While Pregnant Will Make You (and Your Child) More Athletic, Healthy, and Smart. Ah you’re pregnant (or wanting to become pregnant, or know someone who is) and worried about fitness and diet (as most mothers are). Today, an increasing number of females are active (recreationally and/or competitively),…

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2 Steps, 2 Ingredients Paleo Egg Muffins (a great paleo snack)

Quick and Easy Breakfast on the Go and a Great Paleo Snack! You may have noticed a trend with me: I LOVE quick and easy! Here is another one of our household’s go-to recipes that is simple and tastes amazing. We also make this paleo snack in bulk in order to be able to…

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