Easter Baskets!

So with easter approaching the Easter bunny will be making his appearance soon! I’ve noticed easter has almost become like a second Christmas to kids and that’s awesome for them, but I’m not having it!

Growing up my brother and I got Fruit in our basket instead of all the traditional candy and I loved it! Of course we did get delicious Cadbury eggs but the rest was fruit! We would also get things that went along with spring coming such as, kites, rain boots, chalk, little things like that. Also if we were planning on going somewhere for April vacation we would get a bathing suit, flip flops, sunscreen, maybe a beach hat and towel! I think the idea of another Christmas for Easter is just too much!

I have been using the same Easter basket since I was about 4. My aunt made me it and now I’ve passed it down to Lina for her to use! (I’ve recently called my aunt letting her know we’d have to make another for my next daughter! Lol) I love holiday family traditions and making ones with my family has made me so happy! Between Easter bunny visits, egg hunts, coloring eggs, church on easter morning I love it all!!

Speaking of coloring eggs, this was the first year Lina actually got to enjoy coloring Easter eggs and boy did she love it! She thought it was so exciting to see the egg go in white and come out another color! At the end we dipped our eggs in glitter & let’s just say there’s still glitter popping up all over our house (not like that’s a bad thing) ✨

What are your thoughts on Easter gifts?

XO

Pregnancy Favorites

This pregnancy started off a little differently than with my first! When I was pregnant with Lina I didn’t have any morning sickness, worked out every day, and ate super clean! With this pregnancy the first trimester had some nausea (not enough to complain about), I was super fatigued and I only really wanted salt and vinegar chips! But now that the second trimester has come around I am back to working out everyday, eating clean(ish), and definitely have more energy, I swear it has to do with working out!

Exercise

When I say “working out” I am in no way going hard at the gym or doing anything crazy. I found with my body, cardio, prenatal Pilates and yoga is the best for me. No matter how exhausted I am, I still try to do at least one of those a day because it makes me feel so much better!

My favorite Pilates DVD is 10 minute solution. It has 5 10 minute workouts so even if your day is hectic and you can only squeeze in a 20 min workout, they have it! It also targets all different body parts to leave you feeling long and stretched!

Prenatal Vitamins

With my first pregnancy I remember the look and SIZE of the prescription prenatals and I was not having it! So when I found gummy prenatal vitamins I was more than thrilled, and when the taste was great I wasn’t sure that it actually would be DR. Approved but it was! So needless to say, these have been my go to prenatals from that day forward!

That’s all for my pregnancy favorites for today but I will add more when I think of them!! Now, it’s nap time!

XO

Recipes!

Ok guys so the past couple days I’ve been really enjoying to cook again! Yay! I’ve made a couple super yummy recipes that aren’t really fattening that hopefully some of you can enjoy!

  1. Pumpkin Enchiladas

If you like the texture of refried beans, you will love this and I promise you can’t taste the pumpkin! It’s a great different vegetarian alternative for enchiladas!

Ingredients

  • Can of organic pumpkin
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Whole wheat tortilla wraps
  • Black or kidney beans (I used kidney)
  • Cumin
  • Chili seasoning
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Can of enchilada sauce
  • Sour cream!

PreHeat oven to 350

First I sauté my onion and garlic in a nonstick pan with a drop of olive oil for about 2 minutes or so. Next add in some of the enchilada sauce stir. Add in pumpkin and spices (about 1 tsp chili powder, 1 1/2 tbsp cumin, and a large handful of chopped cilantro). Let that cook for about 2/3 min or so on med low. Add beans and let that cook for 2 more minutes as you use more of the enchilada sauce to line the baking pan. Fill tortilla with pumpkin mixture, roll up flap facing down, add remaining enchilada sauce and cheese on top. Pop it in the oven for 10 min or until cheese is melty!

2. Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Ranch Wraps

This is a nice quick and fresh meal that tastes like Heaven!

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Bacon
  • Ranch
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Shredded cheese
  • While wheat wraps

First you start by frying up some bacon. When that is done, set aside. Flavor your chicken with salt and pepper and throw it on the George Forman Grill! When fully cooked cut it up! Cut up some tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado! Put it all on the wrap and drizzle some ranch on everything, top with some cheese, wrap it up & enjoy!!

3. 2 Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake

This literally is a guilt free, delicious, and weight watcher approved (for all my friends on their fitness journey!)

Ingredients

  • 20oz can of Crushed Pineapple IN JUICE not syrup
  • Box of Angel Food cake

PreHeat oven to 350

Mix 2 ingredients together with a spoon no mixer needed! It creates a frothy delicious concoction! Pour into 9X13 pan. Cook for 30 min and enjoy!! I added a cool whip topping and it was so delicious!!

That’s all for now!! I will post more when this baby gives me some other cravings!!

XO