Homemade Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Lotion Bars

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Last night I decided to make homemade coconut oil and shea butter lotion bars. A coworker encouraged me to make these, I didn't actually need much  coaxing, she said "Do you know where to get shea butter, I want to make lotion bars" and I said, "Oh I have shea butter and wanted to make them for awhile, send me your recipe and I'll make them tonight."  And I did! I used the recipe from Wellness Mama - but skipped the Vitamin E and played around with adding a bunch of essential oils at … [Read more...]

Homemade Paleo Chocolate

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I'm doing the Relentless Transformation 5.0 with Roger Dickerman of Relentless Fitness and about 50 others and am using it to clean up some things that have sneaked into my diet. That aren't terrible but aren't really great either (hey, I'm human!). One of those things is chocolate, if I stuck to eating the 85% that I have at home that would be no big deal but I've been eating a lot if chocolate chips (not that great) mixed with salted pistachios they are my go to snack of choice. Last week … [Read more...]

Food this week

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I've got a few post planned in draft status but am still trying to figure out life and schedule now that I'm back at work. Priorities after work are seeing Miles, eating good food, working out and sleep. So blogging doesn't quite fit yet! Here's a quick post on what I've been eating this week. If you'd like to see more like this let me know! Also look me up in FB Laura Pappas Health Coaching it's easy to post photos and thoughts there so that is a bit more up to date. Ok breakfasts this week. … [Read more...]

Homemade Almond Milk

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Do you buy almond milk from the store?  My husband loves to make smoothies with almond milk but we don't really use it for much else. I decided that rather than spend the $4 on it and get a product that I'm not thrilled about because of the additional additives and emulsifiers that they add to keep the product fresh. I have read that it's easy to make your own, but just have never done it.  So I was inspired to try it.  It is SUPER easy and now something that I do weekly.  My recipe makes … [Read more...]

3 minute Paleo Chia Seed “Pudding”

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Now that I have an infant, I'm looking for fast, easy, no-cook foods to eat.  I had been eating some dairy while I was pregnant, and kept eating it for couple of weeks after baby Miles arrived because it was easy.  I was having full fat greek yogurt with berries and nuts for breakfast, it was quick to eat, had decent protein, and kept me full until lunch.  Then I started having a really fussy baby, and the most common food issue is dairy, so I pulled dairy out of my diet - something I was … [Read more...]