Monday, January 7, 2019

How to Make Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi

Did Santa bring you an air fryer for Christmas?

Do you live near a Trader Joe’s store?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, I have 4 words for you: Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi.

Oh, yes, I have quite the love affair with it and eat it nearly everyday.

Here’s how you make it:

Place a serving or two of frozen cauliflower gnocchi in your air fryer. Generously coat with cooking spray (or oil of choice). Toss around gnocchi a little bit to fully coat. Cook on 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Toss mid-way through cooking. Eat with marinara sauce, pesto, Parmesan cheese, etc. Easy as that!

Happy air frying!

Question of the Day

What are your favorite air fryer recipes? 



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How to make a change in the New Year that lasts

Last week I shared the right (and wrong) way to do Keto in our latest investigation on the blog. The timing was appropriate, too…

Right about now you’re probably *overwhelmed* with new diets, fitness challenges, and “new year, new you” promotions.

However, there’s one BIG PROBLEM – even with the most well-intentioned resolutions. I’ll explain.

The reason 99% of New Year’s resolutions fail is: People try to do too much at once… and end up with nothing.

Sure, an overnight “lifestyle change” sounds exciting today. But will it stick?

You have a crazed work schedule. Or a newborn. Or both. Your plate is about as full as it could be… So how are you suddenly going to fit in 57 new healthy habits? You can’t. And it’s not your fault – it’s just unrealistic.

That’s why it’s better to take a different route… 

Instead of an overnight “lifestyle change” – focus on ONE small self-care habit:

Something that’s easy. Something that’s instantly rewarding. Something that fits perfectly into your already crazy-busy life.

But why focus on SELF CARE?

Because so many of us – especially we moms – always put ourselves LAST!

Work, kids, family… you take care of everything and everyone.

BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU?

I learned this the hard way: If you don’t take care of yourself today, you won’t be here to care for those that matter to you tomorrow. It’s like they tell you on the plane, “Put YOUR oxygen mask on first.”

If you don’t, sooner or later, bad things will happen… You get anxious and irritable. You feel tired ALL THE TIME. You start to feel unattractive and undesirable. You lose your energy AND your confidence. And you can’t be there for the ones you love either.

So, even if there’s a voice in your head telling you otherwise…

Self-care is NOT SELFISH.

Self-care IS SACRED.

The real question is: Where do you begin? How can you take better care of yourself (without making an unfeasible lifestyle change)?

Actually, it’s easier than you think. You can start each day off by doing one easy morning ritual for yourself…

Everyone is talking about marine collagen right now because it’s a remarkable supplement.

And there are three reasons why I LOVE taking marine collagen as a self-care habit:

  1. The benefits for your skin, hair, and nails are AH-MAZING!
  2. It’s as simple as adding Truvani’s Marine Collagen Powder to your morning coffee or smoothie. So, no need to carve out extra time.
  3. You’ll see RESULTS quickly (which reinforces the importance of building these self-care habits into your life).

There are many areas of self-care, but the truth is, when I feel like I look my best, I feel my best. My confidence soars. And people notice it.

Now, to help you make 2019 the year you finally make YOU a priority, I have something special for you:

When you order Truvani’s Wild Caught Marine Collagen today, you also get a free glass straw!

Just click the link & enter your email to claim this offer. Then place your order, and we’ll include your glass straw – FREE.

I use my glass straw every single day. Everything tastes better, and I feel extra chic 😉

That said, there’s a more important reason this matters: plastic pollution… It’s a serious problem that causes terrible harm to marine animals. Don’t google it. It’s heartbreaking. So, by using a GLASS straw, you can help reduce plastic waste.

Plus, you should know…

Truvani’s Marine Collagen is made from the skin of WILD CAUGHT fish. Meaning, it’s made from a byproduct that otherwise often goes to waste. So, you’re not adding to the problem of overfishing by using Truvani’s Marine Collagen.

Let’s make 2019 the year of YOU. And self-care starts with loving the skin you’re in. One easy way to start is Marine Collagen, and right now’s the perfect time try it:

Click here for all the details

Xo,
Vani

P.S. I almost forgot! There’s another bonus… When you place your order today, we’ll have more self-care wisdom to share with you. It’s called the “Truvani Self-Care Challenge.” It’s a fun and cheeky “challenge” all about making YOU a priority in 2019.

If you’d like to join the challenge, you’ll get an invite after you purchase (because you’ll need Marine Collagen to participate). That said, whether you want to join the challenge or not… When you order Marine Collagen today, you get a glass straw – for FREE.

P.P.S. If you are already an existing monthly subscriber of Truvani Marine Collagen, you can claim a free straw too! Current subscribers just need to claim the offer at this special link by January 11th (this link is for existing subscribers only) and we will send it in your next shipment. 

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I Will Never Go Back To the Traditional Way of Eating

Family Date Night

Hope you guys had as snuggly of a weekend as we did!

On Friday night our friends the Moores brought us dinner. (The last of the new baby meals – we appreciated them all so much!) We enjoyed pizza and salad and a little rose!

VIDEOS

Thomas went out bowling with a group of guys, so the boys and I did bedtime all together in Mazen’s bed.

Mazen loves to read to Birch, and it couldn’t be more of a win-win-win for the three of us!

After kissing Mazen goodnight, I took B up and put him to sleep and read my book for a while. I’m 30% of the way through On Second Thought and it’s really good! (On another note, I tried Nine Perfect Strangers and just couldn’t get into it! I might try it again later.)

When rumor surfaced that Chris was teaching “old school plyo” on Saturday morning I put the class in my calendar weeks ago. His Thursday morning plyo class is my all-time favorite: it’s 50 minutes of group ex cardio in a dark room with catchy music (think dance party clubbing at 2 am) There is no equipment, and it’s HARD! He started doing Afterburn (which involves a step) on Thursday mornings a while ago and stopped teaching plyo and there are many of us who miss it so much. At least for now, on Saturday mornings, he is bringing it back!

All this to say, Birch did not sleep well on Friday night and I considered sleeping in for a hot second, but I knew this was the one class I did not want to miss (I had literally waited a year to take it!) so I went. SO glad I did!

I had PB toast and coffee beforehand – in the car because I was running late after nursing B.

The class was awesome, as I knew it would be. I didn’t know how my postpartum body would do, but I honestly felt like I’d be doing it all along. I think my muscle memory for that one is strong! There were just a few times where we did a ton of jumps in a row that I switched to low impact for the second half of the set.

Post class fuel was a Daily Harvest smoothie and more coffee! I’m up to two mugs a day and loving it. Thanks to Thomas for keeping both boys happy while I was gone. The new Legos were a hit!

We played around for a while before Mazen went to hang with his dad for the rest of the day. B and I watched some Southern Charm and took a nice nap together while Thomas went to the UVA bball game with his brother.

Lunch was leftover chili and a cornbread muffin. Plus a lactation cookie for dessert!

Thomas and I aren’t quite really to hire babysitters for date nights (but we do hope to leave B with his mom soon!) so we decided to brave downtown with Birch joining us. It went really well!

Here was our strategy:

  1. Head out right after nap and nursing so he would be happy and full for a while.
  2. Brought the stroller so he would be table height (although we were prepared to leave it outside/at the door if there was not room but there was.)
  3. Picked a restaurant (Zocalo) that was spacious and not too quiet just in case he made some baby noises.
  4. Brought the solly and prepared for him to want to be held. (He did.)
  5. Brought multiple pacifiers.
  6. Mentally prepared for one of us to step outside with him if necessary, so chose a night that it wasn’t pouring rain or freezing.
  7. Ate fast and crossed fingers!

We shared the kale + farro salad to start.

Our dining strategy at Zocalo is that one of us always gets The Pepper. Then we get a second entree (usually the salmon, but we’re having salmon this week so we switched it up) and we share them both 50/50, switching places twice throughout the meal. I can’t imagine going to Zocalo and not getting some bites of that delicious pepper!! Our second entree with a Mahi with cauliflower – it was very good.

After dinner we went to Splendora’s for gelato. Coconut + salted caramel for me! I actually felt so guilty eating this with Birch watching me. I wanted to give him a bite!

Hope you guys had a wonderful winter weekend!



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