There are few foods I consider more comforting and fall-esque than a nice pot of warm chili, but it can also be a pretty heavy meal that doesn’t always pack a lot of nutrition. So rather than go with a typical chili recipe this fall, I tweaked the classic Chile Verde recipe and came up with this lighter version. You can’t have too many chili recipes, can you?!
With the cooler weather quickly approaching, I’ve found myself wanting to get a jump on all thins pumpkin. So, the other day when I was trying to come up with a fun activity, I couldn’t help but do one that was fall themed. I knew a basic recipe for no cook play dough, so I decided to use it and add a little of one of my favorite fall spices to make this Pumpkin Pie Play Dough! It was a real hit all around, and I didn’t have to worry about it going into little mouths because all the ingredients are edible!
After having my daughter, I found myself feeling drained and just a little distraught. (Can any other new mamas relate?) I was giving so much attention to caring for my daughter that I was taking very little time to take care of me, and I was just out of steam. As selfish as I felt at the time, I started carving out a few minutes a day to take care of me – working out, reading a book, showering…And I quickly found that if I did take that time for me, I was a better mom and wife and just had more in general to give. Self-care. That’s what it is about. When I take better care of me, I take better care of them.
I frequently share how important accountability is for your health and fitness journey. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that without effective accountability, you’ll never really reach and maintain your health and fitness goals. However, I’ve recently been realizing how important accountability is in more than just fitness.
We’ve had several hot days right in a row recently, which left me wanting some kind of sweet, cool treat! I love ice cream, but it doesn’t always love me. So, I came up with this delicious alternative! These Blueberry Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops are so easy, and they help me stay on track with all of my health and fitness goals. So, that’s a win all around in my book!