Try It Tuesday

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I’m still working on shedding those last few pounds I’m still carrying from having Huff the Babe (yes, he’s two and a half; no, I don’t think I should have lost this a long time ago) but it gets a little frustrating to stay within my macros–especially in the summer heat–when I just really want some ice cream to chow down and cool off. Thankfully, I found a great dessert that won’t bust my macros and actually tastes good!

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I found this delicious dessert from the site Hip 2 Keto, which has a ton of Keto Diet-friendly recipes and food ideas! Here’s what the recipe called for:

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1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoons almond butter

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

5 drops liquid Stevia (I would actually use Splenda; the Stevia didn’t “sweeten” it that much and it was a wee bit bitter)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

First, mix up all the ingredients in a small bowl until soft peaks form. This took me about 2-3 minutes.

 

Then, place your mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour. You want it to be *just* on the edge of freezing without being completely frozen. Then, remove from the freezer, stir, and place your mixture into a gallon size, zip top bag. Cut the corner off and pipe the frozen treat into three cups, distributing evenly.

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Then, enjoy!

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This was pretty good! It was a little bitter for my taste, but Huff the Hubs really liked it! I added some fat free whipped topping to mine and it helped the taste IMMENSELY! If you’re wondering, here are the nutrition facts for the “frosty”:

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Have you ever tried this before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

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About a week ago, Huff the Hubs and I decided it was time for Huff the Babe to upgrade to a “big boy bed”. We took the crib apart and assembled his Lightning McQueen bed. He was SUPER excited about his “car car” bed and we were interested to see how it went. He did SURPRISINGLY well. Better than we could have imagined, actually. Nothing like when Huff the Tot first got her princess bed. It was a lot like this:

 

Can you relate?

 

Try It Tuesday

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Eating healthy on-the-go can sometimes be very frustrating and overwhelming: “What should I eat? Where can I get something that tastes good and has good-for-me stuff? What can I eat one-handed because I know I’ll be multitasking while I eat!”

I can answer all of those questions with today’s Try It!

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This little packet is full of organic, good-for-you stuff and you can totally eat it one-handed AND its available at Walmart! Plus, its REALLY tasty!

Here’s the stats on this snack:

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This specific packet has organic strawberry, banana, and beet puree along with chia seeds (which give that kick of Omega-3s)! I ate this as I was driving around with the kids the other day and it was incredibly satisfying and super yummy! I bought a few more to keep on hand!

 

Have you ever tried these before? What did you think? Share in teh comments below!

 

Mommy Monday

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Do any of y’all have a picky eater in your house? I do.

Well, my kids aren’t so much “picky” as they are selective. They’ll eat chicken nuggets on day and rave about how good they are. The next day, however, they will declare that nuggets are disgusting (blasphemy!) and the only thing they want is dried spaghetti noodles that rolled under the cupboard two weeks ago.

I know I can’t be the only parent who’s dealt with this, because the folks over at YouTube channel The Dad have made a hilarious video featuring the trials of a picky eater, parodied of the show we all know and love: Fixer Upper.

 

Demo day for the pb&j!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, all! Bummed you can’t go to San Diego Comic Con? Yeah, me too. Sigh. Even though you can’t be there reveling in all the geeky glory, I can still bring you noteworthy nerdy nifties to make you feel like you’re there!

Her Universe has just released a new line of Disney-related garb at #SDCC and I have to say, its ADORABLE! Just check out what they’ve got!

 

This gorgeous, Ariel-inspired top is great for walking on the beach this summer!

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You can totally pair it with these scaly petal pushers to complete your mermaid ensemble:

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A look worthy of a sea princess!

 

Need a dress for date night or a night out with the girls? You’ll definitely light up the night with this Rapunzel dress!

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Accessorize with these Pascal earrings, because we all need a trusty side-kick!

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Channel your inner Moana with this island skirt!

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Finish your look with this Hei Hei cross-body bag! Just be more attentive to it than that chicken was with the Heart of Te Fiti!

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Happy fangirling!

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For a while now, every time I go the grocery store I see a weird-looking fruit and *almost* buy it, but end up walking on past it because I was too scared to try it out. Saturday, I finally decided to just bite the bullet–er, I mean dragonfruit!

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I read a little about this strange fruit and saw that its packed full of fiber, Vitamin C, and antioxidants! I sliced it up and gave it a try!

 

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The texture reminded me of a kiwi, but it really didn’t have much of a flavor. So I guess I like it…? It might be good in a smoothie with fruits with more strong flavors since its fairly bland but packs a nutritious punch!

Have you ever tried a dragonfruit?  What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, nerdlings! Anyone nursing wounds from the fiasco that was Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age Day?! I went out yesterday and it was IN-FREAKING-SANE. And no, we didn’t get a bear. But we did eat cheesecake after we left the mall, so, who’s the real winner here? To take your minds off of not snagging an amazing deal on the furry friends, I’ve rounded up some awesomely geek-tastic news and merch sure to fill the bear-shaped hole in your heart!

 

The Huffmans will be making the trek out to the House of Mouse in Florida this fall and I think Huff the Tot and I need a pair of these magically magnificent shoes!

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Shoemaker TOMs has partnered up  with Disney to create a new line of princess-inspired flats for women and kids! The shoes feet-ure (hey oh!) original sketches from the archives at Disney studios! Cinderella, Aurora, and Snow White will all have their own lines, each releasing this summer! SQUEE!

 

A few weeks ago, I told you about how Lego is releasing a series of Harry Potter minifigs. But what I didn’t tell you was the Lego is also releasing new HP sets as well! They’re all amazing and I want each one!

I mean, the Whomping Willow set?! YES, PLEASE! For more info, click here!

 

I absolutely love Lord of the Rings and anything Tolkien-related, so when I heard that Middle Earth was coming back to the small screen, I couldn’t contain my excitement!

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According to Variety, the new series will take place before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, and mostly center around a young Aragorn! Amazon is set to stream the multi-season show and will be working alongside The Tolkien Trust to ensure the show is up to par!

 

I seriously feel like one of the most underrated Disney movies is The Emperor’s New Groove. The spoiled Kuzko getting turned into a llama and voiced by David Spade? Come on, people! Its comedy gold! Which is why I am loving this new throw blanket from Hot Topic:

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The tapestry-inspired blanket includes pictures of llama Kuzko, kitten Yzma, and the adorable little squirrel friend of Kronk! Just be sure to put your name on it or write “No Touchy!” on the back!

 

Happy fangirling!