Taco Night + Recipe

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Every Monday night (or sometimes on Sunday’s) we do an official  family night. Like  going out for ice-cream, sitting down all together and watching a movie or just making dinner together.

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Cooking With the Little’s + Hello Fresh

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pure fit pure food

I am so excited today to be teaming up with the ladies of Pure Fit Pure Food, Brecke and Devrie. They have some of the most fabulous + easy healthy recipes for you and your family! Not to mention great fitness plans to fit each of our individual needs…since we are all different and want to go at different paces. I am actually using some recipes from their Meal + Movement Plan that I love!! This plan also comes with a step by step fitness program that I am excited to start full force once baby is here. (I have been doing a few exercises that I can pregnant, or that my doctor has okayed) and they have helped keep me in shape during this pregnancy. I mentioned to Brecke and Devrie my love/cravings for healthy smoothies right now and they were fabulous enough to share a new recipe with us!!

Also…you can get 20% off the “REAL” program by using the code : KAILEE20
ENJOY!!

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This smoothie is the perfect post workout fuel – it is ideal to consume within 45 minutes after a really intense workout (long/hard sprints, circuit/interval training/HIIT, or cross fit type workouts)…the type of workout you know you’ll be sore from. Or in my situation just consume anyday + everyday! Haha. Enjoy!

 

CHERRY CITRUS RECOVERY SMOOTHIE : (serves 2)

1 package organic frozen cherries
3 limes, juiced
2 clementines, juiced
3/4 cup coconut water
2 scoops Tera’s  Grass-fed Whey, vanilla
(ice if desired)
Blend all ingredients in your blender/blendtec. Enjoy!

 

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: Cherry Juice :
contains more antioxidants than pomegranates to help reduce inflammation, decreasing muscle soreness.
: Citrus :
full of vitamin c which is necessary for the growth and repair of muscle tissue
: Coconut Water :
the most perfect whole food source to replenish electrolytes lost in sweat
: Whey Protein :
the gold standard for muscle repair as it is absorbed quickly by recovering muscles. Be sure to always choose high quality with minimal ingredients.

 

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easy strawberry smoothie

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INGREDIENTS:

– 1/2 cup milk (regular milk, coconut or almond…I use whatever we have at the time)

– 1/2 orange juice

– 1 cup strawberries (I use frozen when I’m in a hurry but fresh strawberries are great as well)

– 1 banana

– 1 cup frozen fruit (sometimes I use the mixed fruit but I also love just using pineapple)

(you can add a few ice cubes if you’d like to thicken up the texture)

 

That’s it!!! So super easy + fast! Just throw it all in a blender and blend. My kids love this for a snack anytime during the day or night. We usually do these after dinner or I’ll make them before we head out to the pool.

Also, a fetish I have (I got this from my mom + my husband thinks it’s hilarious) is whenever we have a fun smoothie or Orange Julius I ALWAYS have to drink it out of a fun or fancy glass. I’m not sure why, but I just love it + you know if always makes the drink/smoothie taste better! Haha. My kids have caught onto this and now they request the same + we always use these fun Paper Straws. I just ordered these fun Mason Jars…seriously so cute! Enjoy + go make yourself a strawberry smoothie!!

 

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swig cookies

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DOUGH INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup butter (room temp)
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup powered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teas. baking soda
  • ½ teas. cream of tarter
  • 1 teas. salt
  • 5 ½ cups flour

– Cream together wet ingredients… (butter, veg oil, sugars, water + eggs)  //  Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.  //  Roll into about 2 inch balls (golf ball size) and place on cookie sheet.  //  Put ¼ cup sugar in a dish.  //  Stick the bottom of a glass into the sugar…then firmly press the bottom of the glass into the center of your dough ball. The dough should spill out from under the sides of the glass. (this is good)

BAKE:   At 350 degrees for 8 minutes. The cookies should just barely be browning on the bottom. After baking move cookies to a cooling rack + once cool place in the fridge.

SOUR CREAM FROSTING:

  • ½ cup butter (room temp)
  • ¾ sour cream
  • one 2lb package of powdered sugar
  • 1 teas salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • red food coloring

-Cream together butter, sour cream + salt.  //  Slowly add powdered sugar.  //  When all ingredients are in and one drop food coloring and a little milk if the frosting needs to be thinned.

TIP:   Keep cookies in a sealed container until they are ready to serve. Frost right before you serve them.  Happy Baking!

 

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ROASTED POTATOES

Okay, so these potatoes are seriously my current obsession.  You can ask my kids or husband, because I think they are quite sick of me cooking them every other night.  I got the recipe…(well if you can even call it that) from my mom who is a fabulous cook.  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start eating more healthy and cooking a lot more.  These potatoes are so simple, easy and fast + you just can’t beat that!

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FAVORITE RECIPE: SNOWBALL COOKIES

This is Joe’s Grandma Wrights amazing Snowball Cookie recipe.  She has got to be one of the best cooks/bakers I have ever met!!  The minute she finds out someone is travel through she starts baking and always has a hot treat ready for our arival.  It took us a few years of begging for some of her famous recipes and slowing but surely she has let one or two go every year.  I always love to bake these around the holiday’s + my kids absolutely love them.  They are super easy + yummy.  Enjoy!!

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SNOWBALL COOKIES

3 squares unsweetened chocolate

1/2 cup oil

add 2 cups sugar

beat in 4 eggs

add 2 cups flour

1/2 teas salt

2 teas baking powder

2 teas vanilla

roll into 1.5-2 inch balls and deep freeze overnight

roll cookies in powder sugar

bake @ 350 for 12-15 mins

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