Cheers to a Healthy Immune System in 2017 Thanks to Ultimate Flora!

(sponsored) Blissfully Domestic is partnering with RenewLife to share the news about a healthy gut. While we received compensation for this post, all opinions stated are our own.  We make no claims about RenewLife as a product or its effectiveness.   Do you have a New Year’s resolution? It’s that time of year when I start to think of what I can do better and accomplish in the new year. My top resolution is to get healthy inside and out! I’ve ended the year with one cold after another. A lingering cough has kept me up at night for weeks! As a mom, I don’t have time to get sick! I’m ready to try anything and everything to stay healthy in 2017.Thanks to Renew Life, I was excited to receive a FREE supply of their Extra Care Ultimate FLORA Probiotic vitamins to … [Read more...]

20 After School Snacks for Kids

First we showed you 20 Amazing School Lunch for Kids to get them through their busy school day in a fun way, but what do you do about the after school tummy rumble?  I don't know about your kids, but mine come home from school starving, some days I feel like I need to give them a second lunch they are so hungry.We also need snacks that can be taken to after school activities, enjoyed while they are doing homework, and that while get them through until dinnertime.We've got 20 delicious after school snacks your kids will be racing home for.Turn vegetables and fruit into funny faces. Try pineapple ring eyes with blueberries inside, a banana mouth, and a strawberry nose. Recipe can be found here: How to Get Your Child to Eat Healthy Food.Don't save fun foods just for … [Read more...]

Apple cinnamon muffins

When it gets chilly outside and the choice of seasonal fruits at the shops gets smaller and smaller apple cinnamon muffin are a good option for your weekend baking. When I was younger muffins were my favourite thing to bake, so now whenever it's rainy and gloomy outside I fell like throwing a  batch together. These are made with spelt flour, sugar and cinnamon coated apples and not that much sugar and oil, which makes them a yummy option for your new year resolution breakfasts!Apple cinnamon muffinsMakes 12For the batterIngredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup spelt flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1  1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsb cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup lightly … [Read more...]

7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

In our house the new school year begins in August.  This means the first week of August leaves me little time to buy back-to-school supplies, clothes, AND go grocery shopping for lunches. Like all parents, I want my kids to have a successful school year. If that's going to happen they're going to need healthy lunches to keep their brains fueled throughout the school day. Fresh fruits and veggies along with a filling sandwich or wrap is always the base of my kids lunches. Add in a sweet treat and a bottle of water and they have a healthy, nutritious lunch.Today I have 7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas that will give you a head start on giving your child a successful school year through a full belly and fueled brain./1/ BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Wraps - This chicken salad can be … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Let's face it, Back-to-School season is both exciting and daunting. Students are excited for new possibilities and a fresh, new start. It's daunting for moms and dads because of we have the responsibility of making sure the kids get a healthy breakfast before taking off for a long day of school activity. Send them to school on a full belly and they can concentrate on their assignments. Send them to school on an empty belly and they listen to their bellies rumbling instead of the teacher teaching.I've gathered a bunch of quick and easy breakfast recipes and ideas that will keep them full and focused until lunch time./1/ Mini Whole Wheat Cinnamon French Toast Waffle Dunkers - Running late this morning? These french toast waffle dunkers can be made days in advance and frozen ahead … [Read more...]

Simple Shrimp Salad

The weather is warming up now that Spring is officially here, and we have been celebrating by taking our meals outdoors.  We have already fired up the grill three times in the past week.  We like to mix it up though and have cooked burgers, chicken, and shrimp so far.Here is the recipe for the quick and easy Shrimp Salad that I whipped up for dinner one night.  The best part is that you can cook the orzo salad ahead of time and then grill the shrimp right before serving.Ingredients:1 bag Shrimp (large, fully cooked) 1 box Orzo 1 jar Pesto 1 small bag of Pine Nuts 1 can Pineapple (diced) 1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce Salad greens[sc:adsense ]Combine the defrosted shrimp with the sweet chili sauce in a shallow dish.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to … [Read more...]