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Simplykaraliz’ Chia Seed Pudding

I’ve always wanted to make Chia Seed Pudding but never had the patience to wait for it to set overnight! But I recently had some wonderful inspiration from Just BE Kitchen and their delicious pudding →

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So I was inspired to create a delicious version of my own for my family! Instead of cacao powder I added my favorite chocolate protein from Purely Inspired!

Chia Seed Pudding

I love this recipe because it’s really versatile. You can eat it for breakfast, as a side with any meal or for dessert! And it’s so sweet the kids LOVE it! It’s also really easy to change up (Vanilla instead of chocolate), can add peanut butter/nut butter, add chocolate chips or just anything you can possibly imagine!

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I added a little coconut cream in the middle to give it a little more depth 😉 SO GOOD!

I like to add fruit into a glass then scoop my pudding in – Then top with anything yummy I have in my fridge or pantry 😉

Enjoy!

Family · Lifestyle · Local · Reviews

Family Day – Putter’s Pride

The day finally came where I surprised my family with a fun afternoon at Putter’s Pride mini-golf. This cute little park is situated right outside of Denver. We were welcomed at their entrance with a gorgeous bridge with flowers alongside it so had to snap a few cute photos!

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We walked in and were pleasantly greeted by their friendly employee Hazel who got us all situated and ready in no time! It was so so lovely once we walked in – So many trees (Which was great because it was SO hot and sunny today) and gorgeous gazebos with lovely, overgrown flowers all over!

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We were eager to play! Hudson was all comfy in his stroller with lots of snacks to keep him happy and us 3 began our fun putt-putting adventure!

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Because we had Marret with us we started with the medium putting area (Foothills) and it was just challenging enough for Marret to enjoy and feel a sense of accomplishment when getting a hole in one!

 

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She absolutely LOVED all of the different scenes featured – They were REALLY cool!

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Hudson enjoyed it too – There was a lot of people he got to watch 😉

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Marret started feeling unwell not long after so we had to cut our visit a little short but it was such a fun experience for our family! The putt-putt place we usually visit isn’t nearly as cool as this place and although it’s 40 minutes from our house Putter’s Pride is now our favorite family outing! We’ll be back once Marret is feeling better ❥ Especially since we heard they have Free Hot Dog Wednesday Nights!

Check it out next time you’re in the Denver area!

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

 

Purely Inspired · Recipes

Paleo Scramble with Peanut Sauce

Although not paleo (Because it is a legume) I cannot resist peanut butter sometimes.. Especially Purely Inspired powdered peanut butter! It’s so versatile because I can throw it in many (or almost all 😉 ) my smoothies, add to it soups, or use it in any recipe I want!

We very badly need to go grocery shopping, all we had was spicy breakfast sausage and eggs today and I was REALLY craving peanut butter. So I almost just made a protein shake but I had an idea to use the peanut butter in a different way. In a sauce to pour OVER a scramble (Which I knew my Husband loved so I could make that in a huge batch and put peanut butter on mine!).

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So I grabbed the full pound of sausage, a dozen eggs and my powdered peanut butter. I cooked my sausage and eggs like normal – In separate pans then combine once each are fully cooked!

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While they were cooking I began to create my sauce. I wasn’t sure how I wanted it to taste so I just began to wing it! I added 2/3 cup of the Powdered Peanut Butter, then added around 1 tablespoon of Coconut Aminos (A healthier alternative to soy sauce) then salt and pepper to taste. It was a delicious salty, nutty and thaifoodtasting sauce! After all was combined into a bowl for myself I drizzled the sauce on top and VOILA! It was DELICIOUS. Even Hudson loved it.

I got so bored of the same ol’ scramble so this is the perfect recipe for whenever I want something a little different! Cheap. Easy. Delicious. Healthy eating is doable!

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Lifestyle

Myself, The Blogger

A thought came to my mind today. Am I not writing professional enough for a blogger? I see other bloggers who are very serious in their words and posts and it made me question my own writing.

Everyone has their own method of getting their thoughts out but I realized very quickly that I LOVE the way I write. I put a lot of voice in my posts and don’t take myself too seriously – Because I imagine if I was reading my blog I would find myself very relatable. I write because I love it and I want to show others how easy it is to eat better with recipes, products that I believe are helpful and more. As well as showing other Coloradans the amazing local places they can visit in our wonderful state.

I write the way I do because I don’t want people to think I’m just trying to sell them on something but instead show how truly passionate I am about each and every post I write.

I am not in anyway bashing others for how they write I just never want myself or anyone to question the way they do things. Everyone has their own way and I love mine!

Thank y’all for always reading – I love what I do!

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Just BE Kitchen

My Father was in town for a week recently and we had such an amazing time. My Dad is an old fashioned cowboy from Texas. He’s ALWAYS loved Colorado and was excited to venture out with me to all it had to offer.

Again, my Dad is old fashioned so he LOVES meat, potatoes, and all of the manly foods that come to mind.. hahaha! So when I told him I had a paleo restaurant called Just BE Kitchen I’ve been dying to go to he was a bit hesitant..

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We headed downtown on a gorgeous afternoon and met one of my lovely blogger friends Jennifer to grab some paleo eats. Upon entering we were so pleasantly greeted with their incredibly warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant is filled with lovely quotes on the wall, vintage furnitures and calming colors that remind you of early Spring.

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All of this is then backed up by the warm greetings of the employees and the amazing owner Jennifer – They were all SO sweet and SO knowledgable in all of the different food sensitivities and paleo (Of course).

I felt like a kid in a candy store.. I had SO many options and nothing to hold me back from choosing WHATEVER I wanted because it was ALL paleo!

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My Dad wasn’t so sure about the options because he’d never encountered it before but found a great sounding breakfast called the SIMPLICITY which was just a basic yet delicious sausage, egg, paleo biscuit and sweet potato hash meal. He LOVED it.

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They also had a wonderful kids menu, where we got Hudson a chicken tender and carrots meal and I’ve literally NEVER seen him eat as much food at a restaurant than he did here. It was delicious (Yes, I even had to try a nibble 😉 ) and he nearly finished it all!

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As for me.. Being paleo it’s really difficult to get a good burger because you obviously can’t have a regular bun! So when I saw they had a Bacon Cheeseburger on a PALEO bun I was ecstatic.. I had to try it. And I am not kidding when I say.. It is THE best paleo meal I’ve ever had!! The bun was PERFECT. Not the normal dryish bread you sometimes get when using paleo ingredients.. It was PERFECT. SO PERFECT, I had to order another to bring home to my Husband because he wouldn’t have believed me otherwise haha!

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The owner Jennifer was so wonderful she brought out a few things for us to try such as the chia pudding (I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try it) and it was SOOO good.. Hudson DEVOURED it!! I’ll definitely have to make that sometime.. Maybe today?? And their FULFILLED Burrito which is a huge seller for them. My Husband and I make paleo tortillas all the time but this was the most normal tasting and looking tortilla I’ve ever seen made paleo. It was DIVINE. Their green chili made that meal POP even more. I’m definitely getting that next time!

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I’ve eaten at paleo restaurants before but never have I quite experienced a place like this. They did things so very differently and that absolutely makes them stand out – Such as the use of MCT oil in many of their items which are medium chain triglycerides that are saturated fatty acids that hold a TON of health benefits. I’ve never seen another restaurant use these!

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I could go on and on about our experience here. My Dad enjoyed it, my Son loved it and I’m a customer for life now. I highly recommend this place to anyone in the Denver area – I promise you wont be disappointed! ❥

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Family · Lifestyle · Local · Paleo

Ba-Nom-a-Nom Nice Cream Truck

Anyone else LOVE Nice Cream?! A guilt-free and delicious alternative to Ice Cream – I love it and it’s PALEO. When I was driving back from the store last month I was behind the Ba-Nom-a-Nom truck and was INSTANTLY intrigued when the back said NICE CREAM.

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That’s not something you expect to see very often with all of the unhealthy food still going around BUT in our gorgeous state of Colorado we’re doing a really wonderful job of finding healthier alternatives for ourselves and our children!

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I went to their website and found their schedule. You can catch them in Denver at the Civic Center Park most Thursdays and Pearl Street Farmer’s Market in Denver nearly every Sunday! If you’re outside of the metro area you can find them up in Fort Collins on Tuesdays and Longmont on Mondays! They’re then in random locations all throughout the week! Their wide spread stops makes it really convenient for anyone to catch them!

So we picked a time and place that worked for my family and brought them to try some! I got an amazing Peach Mango flavored nice cream with vegan organic chocolate sauce and almond granola – It was DIVINE. I’m salivating just thinking about it..

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And my Dad was in town from Texas (He’s an old cowboy kinda guy, I love him ❥) and wasn’t sure what he would think but after he saw the options he decided to get a strawberry and banana flavored nice cream with vegan organic chocolate sauce and he LOVED it. Said he couldn’t tell a difference!! (That was my win for the day 😉 )

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The owner is an amazing woman named Sarah who wanted to bring a healthy alternative to the people of Denver and it’s making a huge difference. Kids get excited about all of the different flavors and toppings and you as a parent can feel great about the food you’re allowing them to eat because it’s beneficial for them but also GOOD which is a WONDERFUL lesson to teach your kids – Healthy. Can. Be. YUMMY!

I LOVE this truck!! We’ll be back!!! ❥❥

Paleo · Recipes

Paleo Sweet Potato Noodles

Switching to the Paleolithic lifestyle can cause you to experience a variety of cravings for different foods that you may have been comforted with in the past. Mine was definitely pasta. Every time I went out to eat I’d usually grab some Chicken Alfredo or Shrimp Scampi, so it was hard for me to part with it.

We went a very long time without eating any sort of noodles. Usually just buying expensive freezer noodles made from almonds that only had enough to fill up one person **And we only got it for special occasions**!

Not anymore!! My Husband has officially mastered sweet potato noodles. YES, IT’S A THING. Sweet. Potato. NOODLES. For awhile it would be a 30 minute ordeal trying to spiralize just two sweet potatoes with a hand spiralizer and it was getting really frustrating for him to use.

But for Father’s Day my Husband received the Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer and it’s completely changed our meals! It takes 5 minutes to make THREE sweet potatoes worth of noodles and can feed us each with seconds to spare!

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Once spiralized you heat a pan, add olive oil and toss for 5-7 minutes or until desired texture! Then that’s IT! Add whatever protein and/or sauces you desire and you’ve got yourself an amazing and filling meal!

You can also spiralize carrots, zucchini, or whatever else you can think of! It’s an INCREDIBLY versatile dish!

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xoxox