Hi Everyone- Here’s a look at our week!
I was honored to spend last weekend with this humble, elegant, hysterical lady. So fun to witness all the feels for her first book signing for Down South Paleo (which is filled with recipes for chicken fried steak with cream gravy, chimichangas, fried okra, chocolate pecan pie… seriously). Get. This. Book. —> HERE!
Speaking of new Paleo cookbooks… have you feasted your eyes on the immensely talented PaleOMGs new book? Wes was drooling over this Mini Cinnamon Pancake Bake (<—recipe share here!). Just like Juli, her book is sassy and fun, and full of delicious flavors and unique recipes! Find her book —> HERE!
It’s been a week of incredible yumminess at our house (I mean, it usually is, but this week was over the top!) with this Angel Food Cake recipe from Deliciously Organic topped with fresh berries and whipped cream from our isi cream whipper can (it does both regular milk and coconut milk whipped cream!).
We also devoured this Meatza from Real Life Paleo topped with the Urban Poser’s Tomatoless Marinara, which is pretty much the best thing ever. The boys love choosing their own toppings, and everyone is happy, full of protein, and savoring the flavors of pizza. This is what Paleo dreams are made of…
Events & Announcements
What is it, you ask? Everything you need to get organized, create balance, and thrive as you head into fall! With 58 electronic resources, plus 28 discount codes for your favorite healthy-living brands, and even a free two-week meal plan (that uses the e-cookbooks in this library!) you won’t want to miss this INCREDIBLE deal! Valued at over $1000, and available for $39… but only for a limited time! —> Get all the details here!
All About Back to School Lunches!
With the boys heading back to school, we’ve been gearing up for lunch packing. That means making sure all the lunch bags are clean and present, water bottles ready, and the boys are informed (and get a say in!) what to expect for their lunches this school year. We find that their tastes and preferences change a little bit from year to year, so we make it a point every year to make sure they are excited about what they find when they open their lunch box.
We love our ArtEco bags – they are good looking and do an excellent job of keeping food cold until lunch time. They hold our favorite eco-friendly, health-conscious (read: non-chemical ridden) lunch containers, like these stainless steel Ecobots Trio lunch boxes. The compartment size is just right, plus they clean up easily when the boys get home.
Another product the boys love are these reusable snack bags. They have fun prints and are perfect for holding fuit, jerky, trail mix, or a cookie. We love that we aren’t going through an entire box of plastic sandwich bags every week.
Sometimes we like to include something extra special in the boys’ lunch box, like a handwritten note of encouragement, or a fun lunch box joke or story. There are lots of different choices, and we’re excited to try these ones! We know that it makes them feel extra special!
The foods we pack vary among the boys, but a few of their favorites are Wholly Guacamole with carrot sticks and Sun Butter with apple slices or celery. There is just something about dipping that elevates the enjoyment of a packed lunch!
For crunch, the boys go crazy for Inka Plantain Chips and Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips, which are cooked in coconut oil, so they are a super healthy and fun lunch option! Another lunch box favorite are Sea Snacks (roasted seaweed chips) and yep, even the boys love them!
In place of a sandwich, we use Pure Wraps, which are a coconut-based “tortilla” style wrap, and we fill them with lunch meat, veggies, and avocado. The boys like eating a “sandwich” and we love that they are getting health-filled coconut!
Woah! I’m talking to Cole’s school about this immediately! —> These Kids Can’t Sit Still, and That’s Exactly the Point of this New Reading Classroom!
I love when science supports what we’ve experienced in our own lives! —> Modern Parenting may Hinder Brain Development.
Have you tried any of these? —> Tips for Handling a Picky Eater.
Your Favorite Lunch Box Recipes!
Weekly Discounts & Coupons
We’re fortunate to partner with some incredible companies that, like us, work towards promoting health, wellness, and fun! Your support of these companies helps support us, and we greatly appreciate that.
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