Organic & Responsibly Sourced Hair Care Products

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. 

For the past six months I have been on a journey to transition all of my conventional beauty products over to nontoxic or green beauty products. My hair care products were still conventional as I was using up what I had around the house. That’s why I was thrilled when Moms Meet sent me Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner!

Mommy Hair, Don’t care

As a mom of three my locks have been through the ringer. Fluctuating hormones and years of coloring and heat damage have absolute killed my hair. Summertime definitely doesn’t help between time in the sun and pool. My poor hair looks frizzy and frazzled. I feel that I’m reduced to living on dry shampoo and that Mom-Bun life just to save my locks from more damage. Have no fear my mommy friends. At last there’s a clean solution for those tired tresses that you can feel good about!

Summer days out in the sun and in the pool have damaged those sweet little goldie locks.

The Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner did wonders on my oldest daughter’s hair as well! I’m not able to monitor her hair care routine on the weeks she goes to her dad’s house so I was astonished at the difference this shampoo made on her hair even with one wash. With a blend of  Biotin and Pro-Vitamin B5, this anti-breakage shampoo and conditioner is rich in Jojoba and coconut oils. This unique formula helps smooth hair and minimize breakage by up to 61%.  The natural scent is very pleasant and leaves our hair smelling wonderful rather than a typical chemical or synthetic smell.

Dessert Essence Anti-Breakage Shampoo & Conditioner have made this girl’s hair soft and healthy! 

Since having children, my hair has changed dramatically. I used to have straw-straight hair but pregnancy hormones has make my hair wavy, kinky, frizzy, and flat on top. It now has a personality of it’s own and never does the same thing every time I wash. I’m usually left with blow drying my hair then straightening the crap out of it and it still looks parched. The Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner is an all-in-one product! My results are from letting my hair air dry. All I did was brush it every few minutes. That means less product, less time, less heat, and ultimately less damage for my hair! Woohoo, Mamas!

After one use of Desert Essence Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner – hair was air dried and no other product was used! What a difference!

Sleek and straight – no blow drying or straightening required! 

In addition to being great for my hair and the environment, I really appreciate how affordable these products are. Being a stay-at-home-mom on a budget it’s important to me that I find green beauty products that won’t break the bank. Just another reason why I fell in love with Desert Essence products! You can take 20% off Anti-Breakage and Smoothing Hair Care Products on dessertessence.com with the promo code DELovesMomsMeet.

One Great Company

Desert Essence is a company that I am proud to support. Since they were in 1978 Desert Essence has been on a mission to make a difference. Their products do not contain any artificial colors or fragrances. They are a certified B-Corp Corporation which means that they are committed to meet the highest standards of environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. Desert Essence bar soaps contain 100% sustainably harvested palm and palm kernel oil. All of their products have biodegradable formulas and the packaging is recyclable. They use natural and organic ingredients from around the world. Desert Essence has also been certified by Leaping Bunny which means they do not believe in animal testing or ingredients used in making them. They also are a company that believes in giving back. 1% purchased from their Oil Blends and Restorative and Balancing Facial Oils is donated to impoverished girls to help them get access to education.

huge THANK YOU to Moms Meet and Desert Essence for gifting me these wonderful products to try out and add to my list of go-to hair care products!

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Protein Packed Snacks For On-the-Go

I want to thank Moms Meet for sending me these products for free in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Compensation for this post was provided and this page contain affiliate links.

The SAHM “Diet”

As a stay-at-home-mom I often neglect to take time out of my day to make sure that I’ve eaten a healthy and well-balanced meal. Even though my resume includes healthy grocery shopping on a budget for meals for the whole family, I somehow manage to forget to include myself in my day to day routine. Guilty, I know. Often times I find myself grabbing some kind of bar to eat on the go with a piece of fruit or veggie. But I forget to grab a key part of any healthy diet and that’s protein. I have crashes on a regular basis and let me tell you, it’s not fun.

My family and I really, really love smoothies. Let’s be real for a minute; unless you buy prepackaged organic fruits and veggies that have already been washed, sliced, and come conveniently packaged (as well as spendy) then who really has the time to do all of that prep work?

I know that it makes meal prep and eating much easier but there are definitely those times when the schedule doesn’t always go according to plan. A toddler didn’t take as long of a nap as expected, school-aged kids have projects or after-school activities. Life happens and things come up. So, that’s why I really like the idea of a healthy, protein packed snack that’s convenient and delicious!

Fuel For Fire Smoothies

Fuel For Fire‘s founder is six-time Ironman Triathelete Ron Gilfeather. His mission is to change the way people snack on the go by making wise and impacting changes to their daily routines to support healthy nutrition.

Key the trumpets as I announce Fuel For Fire‘s protein loaded smoothies made from real foods! Nothing artificial, no added sugars, and gluten free Fuel For Fire Smoothies are perfect for on the go. I replaced a smoothie with my typical bar and was pleasantly satisfied. They’re delicious and wholesome. I felt content and didn’t experience a crash that I usually do from not eating enough protein to sustain me on a crazy-busy day. They’re great for kids, too! My entire family couldn’t get enough of them. The twins were chomping at the bit for a new after school snack.

My husband and son really enjoyed the Coffee Blend. I personally didn’t care for it because it wasn’t what I expected. I’m a coffee lover and maybe it was the texture with the flavor? Not quite sure but I am absolutely raving over the Sweet Potato Apple smoothie! Oh, my goodness! I’m actually craving one as I sit here telling you about it! It is definitely my favorite! The Strawberry Banana, Banana Cocoa, and Tropical are all very yummy as well! They’re what you’d expect from a smoothie only more delicious. The best part is even though these smoothies contains whey protein you can’t taste it at all! There aren’t any funny textures or weird after tastes which I give two big thumbs up for! Way to nail the deliciousness and healthiness of a protein smoothie without the funkiness, Fuel For Fire!

The smoothies come packaged in convenient on-the-go squeeze pouches. You can pack them in lunchboxes, backpacks, gym bags, and even diaper bags. This is what I did when we took our youngest to the zoo for the first time and in my excitement I forgot to eat. I was able to enjoy my time with my family thanks to the Fuel For Fire smoothie I had tossed in the diaper bag!

I even managed to grab one on the way to church because Heaven knows I’m always running late for church and don’t even have time to make myself a couple of eggs. Peanut butter and apples are too messy and not ideal when I’m applying that last coat of mascara or my lipstick.

Find Your Fuel

With so many great smoothie blend options its easy to say yes to clean and fun snacking. Did you know that childhood obesity is on the rise (1 in 5 children are considered obese) and that 91% of children get less than half the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day? That’s why is so crucial, now more than ever, to spread the word about wholesome nutrition and the importance of staying active. Fuel For Fire supports fueling America with quality whole foods.

You can find Fuel For Fire products here or even on Amazon. Now through July 31, 2018 you can save 40% and receive free shipping on your purchase at fuelforfire.com with code SAVE40.

What are some ways that you like to keep your family fueled on the go? Please share your ideas below.

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How To Kick Your Snack Time Up A Notch

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Our Story

On our journey to a healthier and an ingredient conscious lifestyle I am constantly reading labels and on the hunt for better-for-you and green products. We’re slowly transitioning the products that we use and consume within our home. When we run out of a product, we replace it with one that is ethically sourced and contains honest ingredients. I can’t stress how important it is to me that I provide my family with only the best food and products.

With my husband having Type 1 Diabetes and other auto-immune diseases running in our families we avoid certain foods and definitely do not consume products with any additives, preservatives, and pesticides.

So when Moms Meet offered Once Again Nut Butter Amore Hazelnut Spread as a blogger review program I jumped at the opportunity and was thrilled when I was selected to participate!

Once Again Nut Butters

Once Again is a very special and unique company. Their founders shared a common belief in organic and sustainable farming. They’re an employee-owned company that “spreads integrity” and their logo comes from the adopted pet kits that were orphaned and living on the facility grounds. They fondly named one of those kits “Rocky”. The Once Again Family helped out the kits and later released them into the wild. To this day, Once Again is committed to donating their byproducts to local farmers and nature lovers who often feed Once Again Nut Butters to the wildlife.

Once Again holds a special place in my Mommy Book of Approval because they are certified organic, non-GMO, gluten free, and made with fair trade ingredients. These are some of the top things I look for before purchasing a new product.

hazelnut spread

I haven’t ever been a fan of Nutella. There’s just something about it that I simply couldn’t get myself to use it. You can imagine that I was probably a tad bit apprehensive to try a hazelnut spread but I have a rule to try everything at least once before claiming not to like it. Boy, was I more than pleasantly surprised!

We were gearing up to go camping for the first time for the season and figured it would be an ideal time to try out the spread. I always pack quick and healthy foods when we go camping (with the exception of smores) and knew that Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread would pair perfectly with apples and even celery.

Talk about knock your socks off! The creamy spread was like a decadent dessert consuming my mouth. The best part was that I didn’t feel guilty eating such a delicious treat! This is one hazelnut spread that I can feel good about eating and giving to my three kiddos.

But the goodness didn’t stop there. Noooo… When we finished dinner later that evening and pulled out the things to make smores we realized that we forgot to pack the chocolate bars. To our dismay, we were quite disappointed. I mean, c’mon. What is camping without SMORES, am I right??

As I grudgingly cleaned up dinner and put things away in the trailer, I spotted the hazelnut spread I had used earlier in the day. Remembering its cocoa-y goodness I thought to myself, “It’s made with cocoa; why not spread it on the graham crackers and and use it in place of chocolate bars?”

Now lets stop and talk about the components of a traditional smore for just a minute. You have the crispy graham cracker, the warm gooey marshmallow, the the hard chocolate bar. We keep ours in the freezer or ice chest so they don’t melt in the heat. I find smores absolutely delectable but awfully difficult and very, very messy to eat.

But the spread! That’s just it! I spread it on top of that graham cracker so neatly that it stayed in place and made for an even yummier smore than I could have ever imagined! I was so engrossed in making smore after heavenly smore that I forgot to take pictures of our newfound treats.

However, when we returned from camping, my twins dove right into the hazelnut spread with apples for an after school treat. I even whipped up some gluten free and regular brownie bites using Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread. Those did not last one day in our house!

You can find the recipe at the bottom of this blog post. 

If you’re looking for a delicious treat or healthier alternative to conventional hazelnut spreads, Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread is your go-to product! I was disappointed to learn that there aren’t retailers near me who carry Once Again Hazelnut Spread but I found it online! You can find them here.

The Amore Hazelnut Spread is new this year but you can snag all kinds of delicious nut butters depending on what you’re in the mood for:

Hazelnut Brownie Bites

  • 1/2 cup Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of gluten free flour
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix hazelnut spread and milk together.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg.
  4. Add egg to the hazelnut and milk mixture.
  5. Slowly add in the flour while mixing together by hand until ingredients are blended well.
  6. Fill liners 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove and allow to cool completely before serving.

Makes 6 brownie bites

What are your favorite ways to eat hazelnut spread? I’d love to hear your  ideas! Please share and comment below.

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Holiday Meals Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

Gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegan…
Deprivation-free holiday meals (take that, food allergies)

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already next week? I feel like we just recovered from Halloween and that I barely pulled out my Thanksgiving decorations! I pulled out my turkey notepad this weekend and started to make a menu plan for our Thanksgiving meal keeping in mind that I wanted nothing but whole, organic foods. Then, something unexpected happened…

I’ve been feeling different for awhile now and chalked it up to being the mom of a very busy toddler. Even though I eat healthy and watch very closely what I eat my body hasn’t been treating me very well at all. So, I started eliminating certain foods from my diet and guess what? I’m already starting to feel better! But that kind of put a kink in my Thanksgiving menu. No bread or stuffing?? No pumpkin or apple pie?? After the turkey, those are the traditional dishes and desserts I look forward to at my Thanksgiving meal. You can’t have turkey without the stuffing and I’m a total sucker for hot, buttered rolls on our table.

I have several family members that aren’t able to eat certain foods to due food allergies or autoimmune diseases and that can make the holidays frustrating. I always feel badly when theyre not able to eat the dishes I’ve prepared and they feel as though they’re special diets can inconvenience the rest of the guests.

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about the Food Allergy Freedom Collection. Put together by my friends at Ultimate Bundles, it includes 280 tried-and-true holiday recipes, including:

  • Cakes, cookies, pies and candies that follow a Top 8 Allergen-Free diet
  • 30 deliciously decadent yet healthy desserts free of grains, dairy and eggs
  • A guide for preparing home-made candy with unrefined sweeteners (and not a drop of corn syrup)
  • 32 gluten-free holiday recipes your crockpot can cook for you
  • Classic recipes like pumpkin pie, turkey gravy, and even dinner rolls focusing on GAPS diet, primal, and paleo foods – WOOHOO!!!
  • A 4-week meal plan, including desserts and snacks, free of (or with alternatives for) egg, dairy, wheat, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish
  • 13 recipes for fresh-baked, grain-free bread made with coconut flour
  • And much more!

Click here to get your Food Allergy Freedom Collection: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/FAFB2017/a10488/


Whether you need to avoid gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, grains, refined sugars, OR you eat paleo, GAPS, vegan or even AIP, you’ll find something to chow down on with these delicious, deprivation-free recipes.

Normally, you would have to spend over $110 to get the 9 eCookbooks in this collection. But until tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11:59pm Eastern Time, you can get it on a pay-what-you-want basis. Seriously — it’s a chance to save big while making sure you won’t be scrambling for recipes that work this holiday season!

And if you choose to pay $20 or more, you’ll also get a bonus eCourse full of tips for cooking around major food allergens, so you can transform your favorite family recipes to make them allergy-friendly (worth $40 by itself!). Plus the bundle is backed 100% with a 30-Day Happiness Guarantee. So why wait?

Click here to get the Food Allergy Freedom Collection: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/FAFB2017/a10488/

Now the holidays can be fun for everyone with the convenience of this bundle!

Remember, this 48-hour package is only available until tomorrow, at 11:59pm Eastern Time. So if you want it, you need to get it soon.

Get the Food Allergy Freedom Collection here: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/FAFB2017/a10488/

 

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How To Beat the Stomach Flu Quickly & Naturally

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Well, the stomach flu bug has invaded our home and prompted this post. I have found it nearly impossible to avoid all forms of illness as long as my twins are in public school. They’re the breeding grounds for rapidly growing and spreading germs. After working in the public school system, owning my own preschool, and being married to a Type 1 diabetic I have tried several methods for beating multiple illness that sneak their way into our home.

Today I’m going to specifically cover the stomach flu because it has made it’s most unwelcome presence.

Stomach flu symptoms

The stomach flu symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This can lead to severe dehydration which inhibits the body’s ability to regain strength and fight off those nasty flu invaders. When my family members come down with something icky I try to heal them with healthy and natural alternatives. You may already have these items in your pantry or refrigerator and they can also be much more cost efficient than traditional over-the-counter medications.

first measures

When the stomach flu hits it usually has the domino effect. It starts with one person and just keeps jumping from person to person. If you can give the other family members pure grape juice without sugar added that will be their best defense if the illness is already in the home and they’re not already showing signs of flu symptoms. If they are then it’s too late. Don’t give grape juice at this point or you’ll be dealing with purple puke.

Grape juice works by changing the pH in the intestinal tract so that the virus can’t multiply. It contains strong anti-viral chemicals as well as Vitamin C and antioxidants. Pure grape juice is supposed to flush and kill the virus and severely lessen the symptoms. When someone gets the stomach virus it really isn’t even in the stomach at all but is in the large and small intestines. The stomach flu keeps changing the acidity in the intestines and makes you feel sick to your stomach. By keeping the pH of the intestines slightly more alkaline can prevent the virus from taking its toll and making you sick.

So if your other kiddos and you are around someone with the stomach flu, start drinking the grape juice as soon as you know you’ve been around it.

***UPDATE*** As soon as the twins showed symptoms of the stomach flu my toddler*, husband and I started drinking pure concord grape juice and didn’t come down with the flu so I can personally attest to the grape juice working. It’s definitely worth a shot!

*My toddler is 18-months old, is still breastfeeding, and hasn’t ever been sick. You can read more about how to increase and maintain your milk supply here.

disinfect everything

In the past you would have found me hoarding bottles upon bottles of Lysol disinfectant spray. I used that stuff like it was going out of style when I owned my preschool and at the end of each school day I was wiping down tables, chairs, and doorknobs at school. Now, I can’t even stand the smell of the stuff. Commercialized cleaners have ingredients in them that I certainly have a difficult time pronouncing. I also have two dogs that live indoors with us and a toddler who is touching, climbing up on, and putting everything in her mouth. So, naturally, I had concerns about what I was spraying on everything in my home.

I’m new to essential oils but am really loving my experiences with them! Below is a natural disinfectant spray.

Natural disinfectant spray

1/2 cup Vodka

1/2 cup of water

15 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

25 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil

15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

15 drops of Lavender Oil

Glass spray bottle

Mix all ingredients together and add to the glass spray bottle. Shake the spray bottle while cleaning. Spray all surfaces that are touched frequently in your home.

If you’re like me and  don’t drink alcohol and don’t have any at home get a inexpensive bottle for $5. Do not leave it out of the disinfectant spray. It will help sterilize all of your surfaces.

Be sure you’re using only the highest quality essential oils and buying USDA Certified organic oils.

Wash up!

Get everyone to wash their hands and frequently! I’m the Soap Nazi at my house with this one. I’ll admit that I’m guilty of constantly asking my kids if they washed, how long they washed, did they get between their fingers, when they get home from school, after they use the restroom, before and after they eat or help out in the kitchen.  I’ve even noticed how many people I know personally that I have observed first hand NOT washing their hands or getting their fingertips a little damp. C’mon guys! Eww!

Just like with disinfectant spray, hand soaps contain several harmful ingredients like triclosan and octylphenol. Here’s an easy and safe antibacterial hand soap you can make right at home.

DIY Antibacterial hand soap

2 Tbsp unscented castile soap

1-2 tsp fractionated coconut oil

10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice

1 foaming soap dispenser

Directions:

  1. Pour the castile soap and fractionated coconut oil into the soap dispenser.
  2. Add the drops of essential oils – I like lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary because of their antibacterial properties.
  3. Fill the soap bottle up with water.
  4. Screw on the pump lid and shake gently to mix all of the ingredients together.
  5. Give the lid 2-3 pumps and wash thoroughly.

The fractionated coconut oil helps moisturize your hands while the essential oils smell great!


I wash my hands even more frequently when someone is sick in the home. More than usual! I feel like I’m washing my hands every few minutes and I notice my hands start to get dry. I absolutely loveThe Honest Company’s Organic Healing Balm. This balm truly is the all-purpose ointment and can be used for a multitude of reasons. They recently changed the name to All Purpose Balm because of it’s many uses.

Hydrate and rehydrate

As soon as the sicky can tolerate sipping on liquids I grab a box of coconut water. Coconut water has more hydrating properties than a glass of tap water and helps bowels. It also can fight off viruses because of its anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Its a rich source of electrolytes and natural salts, especially potassium and mangesium, which is crucial for rehydrating especially if that nasty flu bug attacked at both ends. Coconut water is a living food with easily absorbable electrolytes, sugars, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins. It’s very valuable in treating vomiting and is a much healthier alternative to sports drinks. I would highly recommend choosing the pineapple coconut water for kids since plain coconut milk may not be as fun for kids to drink down especially when they’re not feeling well. My kids lovepineapple coconut water and always ask for more of it!

starting solids

When said sicky is no longer making trips to the restroom you can slowly start to offer solids. Here’s a list of easy to digest foods:

Little Extras

My husband and I drink two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar every morning to help boost our immunity. Make sure it has “The Mother” in it. If you’re not used to drinking apple cider vinegar be prepared for the smell and taste. It reminds me of stinky feet and is so vinegary that I always pucker and shudder after taking two tablespoons. Think of it as taking a shot and having a “chaser” helps to get it down. I like to follow up with the pure concord grape juice.


This, along with with proper diet, exercise, plenty of water, and good hand-washing practice has kept us well. We haven’t been sick in two years! When our twins come home from school with any ickies we have been able to avoid getting sick ourselves by implementing these steps.

When I’m out and about running errands and can’t immediately get to a sink to wash my hands I always keep hand sanitizer on hand. Think of when a kiddo gets sick in the car. It’s happened too many times to count and when I have to pull over to clean them up I spray a generous amount on my hands. Make sure to follow up with a good hand washing. This works well for the kids when they’re at school and aren’t allowed to keep getting up from their desks to thoroughly wash their hands.


What natural home remedies are tried and true within your household? I’d love to hear what has worked for you and your family! Please comment and share below.

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Guilt-Free Organic Pumpkin Spice Latte


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Dear coffee…

You are the answer to morning’s first light.

You hold the promise that today is going to be a good day.

With aromas of chocolate and currant, rich earthy notes and the bright song of citrus, you lift our spirits and open our senses to the world around us. 

You motivate our dreams – and power us through them – 

Tested by the elements, you teach us the joy of complexity, the worthiness of rough terrain. 

You are stillness and abundance – the moment alone on a busy street, the joy in meeting a new friend for the first time, and the feeling of home, no matter where. 

Dear coffee, we love you!

-Starbucks

It’s here! My personal favorite time of year is finally here again – FALL! The cooler temps, the crisp air, falling leaves, boots, scarves, beanies, the decor, the smells, apple picking, pumpkin patches, hay rides, and Halloween! The best thing of all to accompany any fall day and activity is to have a delicious hot drink in hand. Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere! I enjoy the always favorite pumpkin spice latte. Last year, to my dismay, I found out that  those yummy drinks I love so much don’t love me back.

A 16 oz pumpkin spice latte contains 50 grams of sugar. That’s not all. It also has carageenan, an extremely reliable inflammatory  agent and carcinogen. Some may even have caramel coloring. Traditional pumpkin spice treats can also do a number on your liver and digestive tract. EEKS!

Here is a quick and healthy alternative that’s quite tasty!

Organic pumpkin spice latte


Grab your grocery list and jot down the must-have ingredients. You may even already have these on hand in your pantry.

1 cup organic cold coconut milk (make sure it’s the SO Delicious brand to avoid carageenan), almond, or regular milk

directions

  1. Brew the organic coffee. We purchase the whole beans and the Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew Coffeemaker makes grinding and brewing fresh, piping hot coffee a breeze! It’s one easy step without the mess. A huge thank you to my sister-in-law for gifting this to us! She has the most generous heart. Combine the coconut milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla in a small pan over medium heat until the milk is hot. Whisk vigorously to get the milk foamy for about 30 seconds. Pout the coffee or espresso into a large mug and add the coconut milk mixture. Sprinkle with a little extra pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!

I’d love to hear how this recipe turned out for you and if you have  other healthier beverage options!  Please comment below.

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Quick, Easy, & Healthy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice

My favorite season is here! Fall is upon us and with that comes cooler mornings and hot breakfasts.

I like to eat oatmeal just about every morning and like to switch the toppings up.I’m obsessed with everything pumpkin spice! Here is a quick, easy, and healthy pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe that I really enjoy. The best part is that my toddler loved it, too! Update: My twins came home from school and could still smell the wonderful smells and requested it for an after school snack!

here’s what you’ll need

Ingredients:

let’s get started

  1. Bring the oats and milk to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg and stir together until mixture is blended well. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour into bowls (not plastic), top with maple syrup and preferred nuts, serve and enjoy!

This recipe makes one very full serving for an adult or two servings for kiddos. Toddler and kiddo approved!

I love to hear about your favorite pumpkin recipes that you and your family enjoy. Comment and share below!

 

 

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A Work In Progress

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so glad that you’re here and am beyond excited to have you along for the ride. I’m currently working on content that will be posted soon so don’t go too far. I’d LOVE to see you soon!

~Nikki

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