Goodbeanz

Wait, wasn’t it just Christmas? And now it’s almost Valentines Day. If you want to give your loved one something out of the ordinary, try out The Good Chocolate Company. 

The Good Chocolate Company is a Belgium based chocolate company that makes high quality cacao based products that are rich in chocolate flavor and contain a natural source of Flavanol, micronutrients, vitamins and minerals.

 

The Goodbeanz offer three varieties of cacao beans but endless array of benefits. Cacao Beans are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and essential nutrients. Goodbeanz cacao beans are raw and unprocessed which helps to keep all the good stuff in them.

 

Lavle is a super rich flavored dark Belgian chocolate that has 200 mg of Flavaols, an antioxidant. A daily dose of Lavle helps to promote the elasticity of blood vessels which helps to distribute oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Flavanols also help to promote muscle, skin, eye, and brain health. These Lavle have no palm oil, no GMO, no glucose syrup, and no artificial flavors.

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Erbaviva Baby

Embroidered with an adorable ice skating babe, this cotton canvas pouch is paired with a set of must have’s for your baby. The set includes a full size limited edition Organic Baby Butter, Organic Lip and Cheek, and Baby Cream. All of the essentials to keep baby’s skin healthy and hydrated. These premium baby products are free from artificial fragrances, dyes, chemicals, and are never tested on animals. Charlie loves to put the Organic Lip and Cheek stick on himself… and it’s a must for above the lip (especially when baby has a runny nose).
Winter Baby Bundle can be purchased here: http://erbaviva.com/collections/baby/products/winter-baby-bundle

 Find other Erbaviva here: http://erbaviva.com/

 

Gathre 

Its not always fun to change a poopy diaper… ok, its never fun. But having this Gathre leather diaper changing mat does make things a little easier and a lot less messy. This leather change mat also doubles as a placemat and adds a nice little touch to the dining room table. Its made from preumium bonded leather and is easily wipeable. Oh yea and Charlie likes to sleep on it too. Find yours here: https://gathre.com/

bowl and silverware are @nubyusa

Baby Bullet

Need a gift for Christmas ? … I think the baby bullet sits pretty well under the tree 😉
(Oh and I’m perfectly aware I still need to add ornaments… I can’t get into the attic alone!)https://www.babybullet.com/store/orderindex.html

 The Baby Bullet comes with a ‘batch bowl’ and also a ‘short cup.’ Depending on the portion size of baby food you want to make, you can use either. The Baby Bullet also includes a milling blade. The milling blade feature can turn whole grains, rice and oats into fresh cereal. Lastly, the Baby Bullet comes with its own storage system. It includes 6 storage cups that have an exclusive date dial system, so when food prepping you can place them in the freezer and you know exactly when the food was made. I love this feature… I wish breast milk bottles had this 😉

My favorite recipe to make using the baby bullet? Pumpkin Applesauce Medley

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Buy a Pumpkin…Warning, this recipe makes some delicious baby food. Amateur mommies be advised….you may eat more of it than your toddler. Similar in flavor to a squash, pumpkin pairs nicely with less-sweet veggies such as zucchini and green beans, and also works well with fruits and meats. When looking for your pumpkin, look for an unblemished one, between 2-5 lbs. If purchasing a package of already peeled pumpkin, be sure the pumpkin is deep orange in color. For measuring sake, remember, a two-pound pumpkin yields about 28 ounces of puree. 

Step 2:Place that pumpkin of yours in the sink and rinse with cold water. Scrub the pumpkin with a brush to get the grime and dirt off. If you purchased the already peeled pumpkin, rinse in cold water in a colander.

Step 3:Cut the pumpkin into small cubes (this takes … a long time and is rather tedious but so worth it). Add pumpkin squares to baking dish, add a half inch of water before backing to keep the pumpkin moist.. Bake at 450F for about 45 minutes. The pumpkin should be tender. Remove from oven. If you went the easy way out… (you are smart!) Take the peeled and cut pumpkin, bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cook diced pumpkin until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool water for about three minutes to stop the cooking process.

 Step 4:Puree cooked pumpkin in your Baby Bullet until smooth.

Step 5: Mix together in the Baby Bullet:

1/2 cup applesauce.

1/2 cup pumpkin puree.

1/2 cup (cooked) oatmeal.

Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Step 6:Feed to baby. Feed to mommy. Feed to everyone.

Smarty Pants Vitamins 

https://smartypantsvitamins.com/ 

Ok, here is the truth… I usually hate vitamins. Regardless of whether or not I take them on a empty or full stomach, I still feel like I am hungover and want to puke my brains out. Occasionally I can convince myself that it’s “not that bad just take a vitamin” and I immediately regret it when my stomach starts cramping and it ruins my Netflix bing for the night. So I’m super picky and very hesitant about vitamins… EEK. 

I recently discovered smarty pants vitamins. Seriously.. they are like eating candy… I have a hard time only eating the designated amount. And they don’t make me sick!!!! What????

What’s in them?

 They optimally combine two forms, EPA and DHA to provide Omega 3 in the best form possible. They have Vitamin D3 instead of Vitamin D2 because not only does it help the body absorb calcium better but it’s the form your skin produces when its exposed to sunlight. These vitamins also have over 1000% of the daily value for vitamin B12, which helps to give us mommy’s the energy we need to get through the day (well this and coffee).

 

NutriBullet

 I’m definitely one of those people that lives by the slogan, if it’s  not broke don’t fix it. With that being said, I still have my blender from college… The late nights, the bottomless margaritas, yessss my blender comes with a lot of memories. So I kept it because it works! Up until recently that is… I have officially donated my college blender and replaced it with a NutriBullet. It was one of the best choices I made this month.

The NutriBullet is compact in size and fits under my cabinets much better than my previous one. Its assembly is easy and the cleanup is so hassle free I almost feel like I forgot to clean something up. The NutriBullet cups are top rack dishwasher safe (because who likes to hand wash if they don’t have to). 

Another important difference between other blenders and the NutriBullet is the NutriBullets ability to extract and break down fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and other plant foods down to their most absorbable state. The NutriBUllet nutrient extractors not only make for easy digestion but also helps to release important vitamins and minerals contained within the ingredients.

Thank you NutriBullet for making my transition from my college blender so much easier 😉

Find yours here: https://www.nutribullet.com/