4 Recipes, 12 Freezer Meals, 3 Months Of Easy Weeknight Dinners

If theres one thing you probably don’t know about me its that I am completely obsessed with sharing useful and helpful ideas and strategies of living a gluten-free dairy-free life with you.

Its kind of embarrassing really. The amount of time that I spend every day thinking about what I can share with you is (probably) borderline crazy.

While I spend 99% of my day taking care of my little guy, in the background I am constantly thinking of ways to be of service to you – and how I can help you on your journey towards living a healthy gluten-free dairy-free life.

I think about blog posts, recipes, resources I can send you. I am bookmarking other peoples content, pinning articles, and filing away notes in Evernote all day long. Im thinking of programs, services, menu plans, coaching packages that Id love to invite you to.

As Im cooking dinner, I think about what I could share with you that you might not know already. When Im sitting down to breastfeed my son, I think about what I have learned on my own journey but havent yet shared with you.

Thinking of you – and how I can help – is always on my mind.

The irony of it all is that for every one blog post, social media update, or email that I send out – theres about a million other ideas that I have filed away that I want to send to you.

Even with so many things I want to say – that I just HAVE to tell you – I have such a limited amount of time while Im busy raising this little dude to sit down to write, record, or even post to social media all that I want to share.

It hasn’t stopped me from creating one of the most comprehensive programs I’ve ever put together, though. My Gluten-free Dairy-free Lifestyle Course will be launching soon. It’s going to be a game-changer for you on your GFDF journey.

Again, with limited time each week, things are slow-going, and I pride myself on delivering the very best quality I can. Keep your eyes peeled for more info on this course in the coming weeks.

With all that I have going on, I’ve learned that the best ideas keep coming up time and time again for me.

Todays post – this topic in particular – has been sitting on the back burner for months. Its something so near and dear to my heart, because it has saved me so much stress, energy, and time on my gluten-free dairy-free journey.

Better yet, it has helped me be a better wife and mom too.

Its a simple solution to getting healthy gluten-free dairy-free meals to the table during the week without breaking a sweat.

What is it?

Its preparing and packaging freezer meals.
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I know, I know. Its not sexy in the least.

But organizing and preparing multiple meals ahead of time to pull out and reheat either in the oven or the crockpot later has saved me TONS of time in the kitchen – and kept my family well-fed even on the “shoot-that-last-meeting-went-way-too-late-and-bedtime-is-in-15-minutes” nights.
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10 Time-Saving Green Smoothie Tips

Green smoothies are an excellent healthy habit to add to your life, but adding more time in the kitchen probably isn’t something you’re looking for in your life (who is?!). At this point in my life, with a 9-month old kiddo at home, I have very little time to myself – let alone time to be hanging around in the kitchen all the time.

With that said, I never want to scrimp on eating healthfully. It’s one of the things I’m the most passionate about – eating well means I’m living well, setting an example, and feeling my best. Green smoothies are an excellent way for me to get a ton of nutrition in a very quick and simple manner. Chop a few fruits and veggies, toss them into the blender, turn it on and off, then pour and drink. This health food couldn’t be simpler.

Save some time in the kitchen and reap the health benefits of drinking green smoothies with these 10 tips.

1. Prep ingredients ahead and store them in the fridge. 

An easy way to make sure you have ingredients ready for a busy morning or afternoon snack is by preparing ingredients the night before or once at the beginning of the week. Chop fruits and veggies and keep them in sealable containers for an easy drop and blend in the blender.

2. Make freezer smoothie packs.

This is one of my favorite tricks for staying on top of my green smoothie habit when life is incredibly chaotic. Toss chopped fruit and veggies in plastic bags for easy smoothies. Just add frozen smoothie pack, water and turn the blender on. For more tips on how I create my smoothie packs, click here.

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3. Make smoothies ahead of time.

When you know you won’t have time later in the day to prep smoothie ingredients or spend any time in the kitchen, make your smoothie and put in the fridge. I love using old Kerr canning jars with the screw-top lids to keep them fresh. You may have heard that fresh smoothies are always best, but a two-day old smoothie from the fridge is still better than a bag of chips from the grocery store. [Read more…]

What You Need To Know About Buying Organic Food

At one point, as humans, we were only eating “organic” food. There just wasn’t any option. Food was food. And food was organic.

These days, food is big business. Most everything we buy that isn’t labeled as “organic” has some form of herbicide, fungicide, pesticide, growth hormones, or has come from genetically modified seeds in order to produce a consistent shape, size, color, and taste.

While you may be thinking “what’s really the big deal with all those things? If everyone else is eating out, is it really doing me any harm?”

The short answer is yes. And it’s damaging your already leaky gut too.

Chances are if you’re dealing with any sort of food intolerance or leaky gut issues, you’re more susceptible to those things making their way into your bloodstream and causing even more damage than what you’re dealing with right now.

That’s why buying the highest quality food – and most of the time that means organic – is important.

There’s a ton of misleading information out there about organic produce, so let’s just cover a few basics today, shall we?

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(Note: this is a highly biased post – I’m all for organic food as you’ll read further. I know most people can’t afford all organic food all the time – I’ll cover that topic in a different upcoming post)

What is organic food really?

To put it simply, organic foods are the way foods are supposed to be enjoyed. Organic food is simply that – organic. Which means there are no chemicals, no fertilizers, no altering of what nature intended. Instead, these are fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meat which have been grown and raised naturally. [Read more…]