Gluten-Free Paleo Latke Recipe

Easy, Oven Baked (Gluten-Free & Paleo) Potato Latkes

I’ll be honest. It feels like I’ve been working on this recipe for years!

I’ve tried many times to make the perfect, gluten-free & paleo potato latke, but try as I might (and I tried a lot), I just didn’t master it until 2017.

Now, as listed in the title, this recipe is for oven baked (i.e. oven fried) latkes. I made the recipe this way not necessarily because baking latkes (this way) is healthier (don’t get me wrong, these latkes have tons of health promoting ingredients in them), but because I’m a new Mom and a busy Mom. As much as in the past I would have been perfectly happy to stand in front of the stove flipping latkes for hours til my hearts delight, that doesn’t really work for my schedule anymore. 

Baking latkes is easier because I put all of the latkes in the oven at once, set them and forget them until the timer goes off 12-15 minutes later. And then, it’s just a bunch of batch flipping before finishing. No flipping and checking, flipping and checking, which is what I end up doing when I pan fry them. To me, that’s waaay easier.

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2017 holiday gift guide

2017 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

And, happy holidays 🙂 I know that this season can get really crazy for a lot of us with all the extra tasks that get heaped on our plates (setting up lights, bake-a-thons, secret santa-ing, family gathering, gift buying, present wrapping…). That last one, the gift buying + wrapping, has always been a stressor for me.

I actually love giving gifts. Who doesn’t like to put a smile on someone’s face?

But it’s the coming-up-with-the-idea part that can get under my skin. I just don’t feel like sitting down for hours upon hours rattling my brain and figuring out what to buy for who. I know I’m not the only one who goes through this. I also know that all of you care deeply about the health of your friends and your families. So, here is my holiday gift to you: a guide of over 50 #eatmovethink gift ideas that will cut out the ‘coming-up-with-the-idea’ part of the gift buying experience, yet keep YOU ALL in line with your personal code to wellness.

PS – scroll down to the very bottom of this post to get a gorgeous, easy to read + print PDF version of this guide to us while you shop!

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Getting your picky eater to eat healthy foods can be done with this simple trick.

The Simple Trick That Gets Your Picky Eater To Eat

 
This is a guest post from Noelle Bryant, Motherhood & Lifestyle Blogger, KIDspiration Curator, and Total Mamarazzi.

When it comes to meal time we always want to choose the healthiest options for them but being toddlers they can be SO picky! So, I thought I would share with you, my simple trick to get your picky eater to EAT!

Meal Time Showdown with Picky Eaters

Going into mealtime with a picky eater, you have to be mentally prepared for a showdown. If there is one power struggle a kid can win it’s just that: MEALTIME.

See, the fact about it is we CAN NOT make them eat. We just can’t physically do it. So the trick I have found is making them think it is their choice. By doing this you cut out that need for a power struggle from your toddler and give them the “control.” But now you’re probably asking how exactly are you supposed to make the meal THEIR idea without sacrificing the healthy component. Well, it is actually seamlessly easy with this simple trick I learned and it has worked beautifully for my girls (more specifically my super picky almost 3-year-old).

One main component to making this method, that I am about to explain, work is making sure you limit the child’s snack or milk intake before mealtime. If they filled up on snacks then it’s no wonder they won’t be hungry when it’s mealtime. For us, we do breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, a mid-afternoon snack (something smaller like fruit/veggies) then dinner. After dinner nothing else if offered until the next morning. For those of you wondering, “Well, what about dessert?” I’ve got that covered too!

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The Truth About Sun Safety & Vitamin D

Did you know that I used to be a synchronized swimmer? It’s true! I did ‘synchro’, as we liked to call it, for nearly five years and I loved it! There’s hardly anything better than spending all summer in the pool, with your friends, choreographing awesome water-dancing routines to 90’s pop music. 

You know what I also did a lot of during my ‘synchro’ days? Wear sunscreen. We’d spend upwards of 5 hours in the blazing sun some days, so Mom made sure we were properly doused in SPF 50 (sport performance, of course!).

Oddly enough, the older I got, the more I noticed I had a propensity towards getting sunburned (particularly in high school and college). On top of that, for as much time as I would spend int the sun, the only part of me that seemed to get ‘sun-kissed’, was my face. The rest of me was sans the healthy glow and basically still white. Which, I always found odd given that it was the opposite case for my dad and extended family who grew up in Colombia spending copious amounts of time in the sun (and they almost never wore sunscreen!). It makes you wonder: what the heck am I missing here (scratches head)?!  

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30 Memorial Day Weekend Recipes

Memorial Day is upon us which means we are officially springing into summer! Can you see it? The succulent burger BBQ’s, the trips to the beaches, slurping juicy popsicles as quick as you can (before they melt all the way down your arm) and hammock lounging with a mystery thriller in one hand and a fruity cocktail in the other?!

Aaaaaah yes, those are the memories that stick out in my mind when the begging of summer rolls around. 

However, with those memories also sometimes come the worry of “what the heck am I going to cook/bring/eat at my family/friend’s cookout this weekend?!”. I know it can be easy to get stressed out and anxious about having to navigate the nutritional waters whether you’re at home or away, but the truth is, it doesn’t have to be a crazy struggle. Sure, you’ll be facing gobs of ice cream, wonderbread hot dog buns and gobs of questionable grilled meat that might be a little bit of challenge to turn down, but once you feast your eyes below and check out the incredible resource we’ve put together for, you’ll be brimming with easy recipe ideas that you can’t wait to make and share! And, that anxiety you were having earlier will be a thing of the past 🙂

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Carrot Parsley Salad

Depending on where you are in the world, carrots are grown year-round. Although technically, they’re a cool-season crop since optimal growing temperatures range from 60º to 70ºF. So again, depending on where you are in the world, “carrot season” could be winter, spring, summer or fall. 
 
I’m from Michigan, where springtime tends to fall right into that perfect 60º to 70ºF range, perfect for growing carrots. So, for me, there’s  nothing that reminds me of spring & summer quite as much as carrot tops. I think it’s in the way that they just shoot through the soil like newly budding trees! So cute. So fresh. And, so very kelly green. 
 

By the way, there’s definitely something to eating fruits and veggies that are in season

  1. Fruits and veggies that have had higher exposure to natural sunlight will also contain higher levels of antioxidants! In the case of carrots and carrot salad, we’re referring to the antioxidant beta-carotene, which gets converted into vitamin A, which protects your eye’s photoreceptors and may even help restore issues with vision. Guess my parents totally hit the nail on the head whenever they insisted I eat carrots because they were ‘good for my eyes’! (1
  2. They’re usually cleaner (i.e free-er of pesticides, waxes, chemicals and preservatives) because produce that is in season simply doesn’t need as much assistance in resisting spoilage as produce that is out of season. (2)
  3. The taste! You just can’t beat it. They’re always crisper, juicier, more brightly colored and smell amazing!

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