Friday, July 3, 2015

Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Popsicles for Toddlers

We are moving so I'm slowly, but surely cleaning out cupboards and packing up boxes during nap time these days.  It's pretty incredible what two and a half people can acquire after 5 years of marriage (and 18 months of existence for the half person).

As I was cleaning out one cupboard, I found the popsicle mold I purchased last summer so that I could make these birthday cake pops for my girlfriend and myself when she came to visit.  I can't even find the recipe we used; to be honest they weren't brag-worthy, but these sound amazing!

Anyway, I started scouring the internet (let's be honest: PINTEREST) for healthy recipes for popsicles for my little guy.  I haven't been able to bring myself to purchase the sugar-y ones for him even though I know he'd delight in them.  The sugar-free ones are a chemical sh*t-storm and the healthy ones will eat up my grocery budget in one week!

So homemade it is...





I found lots of recipes for orange creamsicle pops and I'm a pretty big fan of the orange creamsicle so I decided to try one.  But they all called for things I didn't have at home and that didn't sound really "healthy" (like condensed frozen orange juice?)  So I decided to wing it.

And I hit the popsicle on the head!  Winner!

All I did was combine 1 cup of 100% OJ with 1 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt and pour it into the molds.  I let them freeze overnight and sure enough - yummy!

Don't believe me?  Look at that face.


I asked him for a bite and he looked at me and shook his head with a big grin on his face.  Stinker.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Heart in Video Form

I've talked about my love for this new journey I've embarked on being a Beachbody coach.  The confidence, strength, friendships, balance, and financial freedom its given me are just a few of my favorite aspects.

Recently I created a video (clearly I didn't edit - don't judge) to share a little about my evolution as a coach and business leader since starting this business almost 10 months ago.  I've learned a LOT in these 10 months.  Things about myself as an entrepreneur, as a leader, and as a person.

Those learnings are for another post, but I really want to share this video with you.  It's 7 minutes long and you can just listen if you want - you don't have to watch me awkwardly tuck my hair behind my ear and make funny facial expressions I can't help, but just hear my heart.

My desire is to help others in this journey; to let your dreams come to fruition.  Because for a long time my dreams were more like fantasies and I never saw them coming true.  Now, they're a lot more realistic than I ever imagined them being.