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Have you tried frozen meals by Luvo?

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Quick, nutritious and affordable frozen meals by Luvo. Trust me, you won't be disappointed! | TheMamaDen.com

I know right? Why on earth would I feed my kid frozen meals with all those “ingredients” and sodium? Well, I didn’t…and don’t plan to. But no shade if that’s your thing. When I was given the opportunity to try frozen meals by Luvo I was skeptical. I definitely checked out the website before committing. Obviously I was impressed enough to accept the offer and I’m so glad I did!

I was able to read the entire package without pulling out my science dictionary and the nutritional facts didn’t make me feel like I’d need a lifetime prescription for HCTZ post consumption. Was that too much medical jargon? My bad. Anyhoo, after reading the packaging and website I was a bit concerned about taste. Could a freezer meal that’s not terrible for you actually taste good? I had to wait and see.

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May 12, 2017
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Pinterest Fail | Baby Applesauce Bites

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If you know me you know I’m all about natural and organic food for the girl. I made 90% of her baby purees and I attempted to make her some snacks. So naturally I headed over to Pinterest for some ideas. I saw a simple recipe for Applesauce Bites and I had the ingredients on hand and decided to give it a try. I was really confident going in and then…

 

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So that is a before pic. I used my fave brand of baby food applesauce, cinnamon and some rolled oats I ground into oat flour because why buy baby and adult oatmeal? I don’t have the fancy pastry thingy the original recipe creator is using so I just rolled them into little balls with my hands. As I rolled each ball I placed it on a cookie sheet and baked for 10 minutes on 325F as instructed. B didn’t look too thrilled but I was making them for Camille and really wanted this to work.

 

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It didn’t work. Those little balls were dry as hell! I added more applesauce than recommended because the mixture was a little dry but that still didn’t help. The taste was good but I was scared my little baby would choke. Before I could mash them up, add more wet ingredients and try again B chucked them and told me better luck next time and I did good for trying. Did I ever try again? Nope. Time is limited around these parts y’all. I did what moms with little time do. I asked around and in a Facebook mom group, cruised the baby food aisle at Target, read the ingredients and picked one. I settled on Baby Mum Mums. Camille loves them and I can read and understand the ingredient list. #WinWin

 

There you have it, Pinterest has failed me again. Damn you Pinterest for being so addictive and making regular moms like me think I can conquer the world while making homemade snacks too!

 

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September 1, 2016
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Pregnancy Green Smoothie

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LionessDae.com | My Favorite Green Smoothie During Pregnancy

I thought I’d switch it up a bit today and take you in my kitchen. Well, that was the plan but the pics chose not to cooperate. Anyhoo, today is all about the only green smoothie that my baby likes. In the first trimester I tried several, some worked, others, not so much. By the second trimester I kinda gave up on green smoothies. Now in the third trimester I’ve found one that works and I drink it almost daily.

As most people say “this recipe should work in any blender”, I have to disagree. To get a smooth smoothie you need a blender with some power. My preference is the Vitamix! I ab-so-lute-ly love it! You don’t need one this powerful per se, but power is needed. Before I got a Vitamix, I used the NutriBullet. Loved that too! Now, down to business.

 

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Pregnancy Green Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 32 oz
 
Green smoothies that tastes great and packs plenty Vitamin C.
Ingredients
  • 10 oz Green Tea or Water
  • 2 Handfuls of spinach
  • Mango (fresh or frozen)
  • Pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • Green Superfood (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add liquid to blender
  2. Add spinach to blender
  3. Add fresh fruits to blender (if any)
  4. Add frozen fruits to blender (if any)
  5. Add Superfood (or other powder) to blender
  6. Blend until creamy, or desired consistency

A few notes:

  1.  Green tea is optional. If I have some in the fridge I use it, if not I go with water.
  2.  Frozen fruit will yield a thicker smoothie.
  3.  Frozen fruit may not be as sweet as fresh fruit.
  4.  Add as much or as little fruit as you like, I’m not here to be the Smoothie Police.
  5. Green Superfood is optional. I use is for the extra vitamins and nutrients that Mini Me is sucking from me. I’ve also found that when using sweeter ingredients the Superfood taste is not as strong.

Oh yeah! Those cute lids and straws on my mason jar make me feel like I’m drinking a smoothie from a Pinterest pic!

So there you have it, the only smoothie Baby and I can stand to drink on a regular basis. If you have any smoothie recipes you would like to share, please do! I’m an avid smoothie drinker and plan to get back to trying different recipes when I’m no longer sharing my taste buds. 

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July 13, 2015
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