Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer | PALEO

It's the most wonderful time of the year which means one of many things:  time for the most wonderful treats of the year!

My favorite kinda treats?  The ones that taste festive & delicious, like your favorites, but make you feel good and are something everyone can enjoy.

Like this peppermint mocha yumminess- it turns a simple cup of coffee into something oh-so-festive, but without any belly-achin' or sugar crash.

You know what else is making this the most wonderful time of the year for me?  BABY!  And guess what today is?  His due date!  But, spoiler alert...

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sausage | PALEO, Whole30

This homemade breakfast sausage is a must-have to keep in the freezer for easy breakfasts!  We heat these up and serve with eggs any style, pre-made Simple Mills waffles (another freezer staple) or sandwiched between a Paleo cornbread muffin- and they are so dang good!  Add these to your weekly (or monthly) meal prep and build your freezer stash-  your future self will thank you!

If you follow me over on Instagram, you've seen me prepping all of the freezer foods & meals before baby's arrival (well, all that I can fit in our pretty small freezer).

One of my favorites I knew I had to have plenty of on hand?  These breakfast sausage patties!

My Holiday Gift Guide 2018

I am so excited to share this year's holiday gift guide with you all!

I've rounded up a ton of my favorite things that I have already, will be gifting personally, or are on my own wishlist- to inspire your holiday shopping!

Gifts for everyone at a ton of different price points- even a big ol' roundup of stocking stuffers.

I hope this is helpful for you!  Scroll down to the end for some bonus categories:  for the cook, the homebody (aka: me), and more!

mom, mother-in-law, sister, friend, etc.

Prenatal Nutrition Q&A with Real Food Dietician Lily Nichols

I am so excited for today's post:  a Q&A in collaboration with Lily Nichols, RDN!

You guys sent me your top questions for a real food nutritionist who specializes in prenatal nutrition, and Lily is here to answer those questions!

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for supporting pregnant women with evidence-based nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. 

I first heard her speak at Paleo f(x) in 2016 when Dathan & I traveled to Austin, TX to see what it was all about.  She drew me in with her talk on carbs in pregnancy & the modern gestational diabetes epidemic- and that was years before I became pregnant myself!

I'm so grateful to have her here to share with us today, and to answer your most important questions surrounding nutrition in pregnancy.

Be sure to check out Lily's newest book, "Real Food for Pregnancy:  The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition"- it's HERE on Amazon, and an amazing resource!

Cranberry Apple Crisp | PALEO

I have a confession to make:  I'm a little lazy when it comes to desserts.  I love eating them, but the whole making them/cleaning up a whole bunch of dishes in the process thing just doesn't always feel worth it to me.

So we usually skip dessert & I save it for the holidays or an occasion when I've got a little time & patience to spare in the name of a special meal.

This dessert, though, has been made twice in one week.  Just for the two of us.

That is saying something my friends!  It's really, really easy.  It's the "one dish meal" of desserts.