Toddler Chia Pudding + Product Review

Some days, I don’t know if it’s worse raising a picky eater or being married to one. My McNugget is not adventurous with new foods…at all. We really have to dramatize each bite of our own food to get him to try the smallest piece of something. Strangely enough, he loves chicken, smoothies, and chia pudding. I really didn’t expect for him to like it when he shoved my spoon in his mouth one night, but he did. Now, he signs for it whenever I eat it. 

Since I am not always in a sharing mood, I began giving him his own pudding. This also allows me to sneak in some of his least favorite foods. Here’s a basic recipe I’ve been following, along with some mix-ins/toppings I add for him.

 

Toddler chia pudding recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chia seeds

1/2 pureed banana for sweetener

2 cups milk of your choice. We use breastmilk or whatever non-dairy milk we have.

 

-Add the chia seeds and pureed banana to a bowl. Mix well.  Add the cinnamon, vanilla and sweetener and mix again

-Add the milk and mix again.

-Add any additional ingredients (listed below) and mix well.

-Cover and refrigerate for at least three hours.

 

Optional serving suggestions:

Add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add an extra 1/2 pureed banana and frozen strawberries

Omit pureed banana and add pureed vegetables with seasoning of your choice

 

a188d6b746eec53601957f12fbfc6468d96c0defSince my family is always moving, we needed a to-go option for his pudding and smoothies. When we received* the Cutielunch Reusable Squeeze Pouches, they were right on time. First, they are indeed cute! I love the little cartoon fruit on the package. While these pouches are made to be reusable, we treat them like disposables. They are very durable and are super easy to use. There was a bit of a learning curve figuring out how much the pouches could actually hold, but it was a breeze once we got used to it. My son LOVES showing off his big kid skills with food pouches, so I love that he can eat directly from them. Although this product was sent to us for free, it is a product my husband and I plan to repurchase and keep on our Amazon shopping list. If you’re looking for durable food storage pouches for your homemade baby food, you can purchase a 4-pack here.

 

 

 

 

Demo: How I Straighten My Natural Kinky, Curly 4A Hair

In this video, I am taming my mane with the assistance of two heat-styling tools I recently purchased. I used the Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip to blow dry and the Hair Art H3000 to flat iron.

 

If you would like to purchase either of the items in the video, please find the purchase links* below:

Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip 

HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening Iron, 1 3/8″ 

Fall For These Three Fall Soups

Fall began yesterday! I am super excited because it’s my favorite season of the year I may be a little biased, since my birthday fall in this season. Nevertheless, there are so many reasons to love fall (outside of pumpkin spiced everything). A few of my favorite things about fall are soup, bisque, and chili! I just had to share my excitement with you all, so here are a few of my favorite recipes!  Continue reading “Fall For These Three Fall Soups”

Get Out of My Face! Styles to Keep Your Hair Tucked Away in the Heat

I’ve searched the internet for a few tutorials to share with you all. Some of these were requested by my followers, while others were styles I originally promised. Seeing that I have little quiet time to record videos these days (thanks to my baby dog), I decided to curate them. Here are a few updo tutorials that I absolutely love!

This high puff video was originally requested by Mary T.

I recently wore this style, as I often try Tynisha’s easy-peasy styles!

I just thought this style was lovely and romantic!

I tried this one, too! It reminds me of Queen Elsa’s coronation ‘do. Who doesn’t like Frozen?

 

 

What’s for Dinner: Sizzling Chicken & Cheese

 

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Credit: Friday’s

I am a huge fan of T.G.I.Friday’s…especially the sizzling chicken and cheese. I decided to make it for dinner a few nights ago and it turned out pretty good. Now, I’m passing the info to you.

What you’ll need:

2  chicken breasts
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon of Paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
1/2 yellow onion
1 cup of Mexican blend cheese
Non-stick Skillet

Instructions:

Combine all seasonings. Rub mixture on the chicken breasts.

 

Slice peppers and onions into medium-sized strips.

In a non-stick skillet, sauté chicken breasts in coconut oil over medium heat. Cook evenly on both sides to a golden brown color.

While chicken cooks, sauté peppers and onions in coconut oil until onions are translucent (should be cooked in separate pan). Season with salt and pepper.

Remove chicken breasts from skillet. Top with peppers, onions and cheese. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

 

 

Silky Summer Legs!

The time has come when you can no longer stretch the time between shaving your legs. With the warm weather, there’s no room for stubble. Here’s how I achieve silky-smooth legs for the summer.

 

First, I use a hair removal cream. My cream of choice is Nair with baby oil. Sometimes I like Nair’s Morrocan argan oil shower power cream. It’s awesome for doing this routine in a rush. You can apply the cream right before you get in the shower and it won’t wash off until you’re ready. As for the Nair with baby oil, it leaves your legs super smooth.

I leave the cream on for the allotted time on the bottle (since starting my biotin challenge, I’ve found that I need to leave it on for the max amount of time). I rinse the cream off with the pressure from the water and my hands. There will likely be a little residue leftover, but I try to remove all of the visible cream.

Next, I use a body scrub to exfoliate my legs and to help remove stubborn hairs. This step is super important. If you have ever used Nair and had tiger stripes after removal, this step helps. I typically use body scrubs from Bath and Body Works because their grain isn’t too abrasive. I rub the body scrub for a few minutes, then I rinse with warm water.

After rinsing, I bathe normally…following up with a shower pouf on my legs. After towel drying my body, I rub my legs down with a nice, moisturizing lotion/body butter.

To me, doing this routine makes my hair removal last a little longer. I only have to do this every other week. Let me know how it works for you in the comments!

DIY Tutes That Will Make Your Summer Great!

I was supposed to post my wedding tips video today, but my editing software didn’t get the memo. I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging, so I’ve compiled a few of my favorite tutorials for summer! Why summer and not spring? It’ll give you time to perfect them!  After all, beach season is only four weeks away!

 

1. These Bottomless Sandal Tutorials:

 

2. This Le Sac Dress Tutorial:

 

3. This Graphic Tank Tutorial: 

 

4. This Makeup  Tutorial: 

 

5. These Recipe Tutorials:

 

6. This workout routine: