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Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

I don’t know why it has taken me so long to figure out that pumpkin baked oats should be a regular thing in my life. I’m really sorry for the delay. Honestly, it wasn’t on purpose. The thing is, I’m not a huge fan of […]

Single Serve Brownie Skillet

Single Serve Brownie Skillet

I don’t know what it is about small objects but they are just cuter than their bigger counterparts. mini donuts > regular donuts small skillets > large skillets mini peanut butter cups > regular peanut butter cups babies > kids (you were thinking it, I’m […]

Practical Gift Giving Guide

Practical Gift Giving Guide

It’s that time of year again! The time where gift giving is filled with equal parts joy and stressful frantic searching for the ‘perfect’ gift. I’m a big believer that any gift is worth giving buuuut I’m also a fan of practical gifts that people can actually use!

“Wow, thank you for this gnome” isn’t something I want to be saying over the holidays!

If you’re into practical gift giving as much as I am, this short list is the list for you!


       1.

Gratitude Journal

I know this is super trendy but just bare with me! What greater gift is there than giving someone a reason to be grateful? I will admit, when I first had the idea of giving someone a gratitude journal I thought it might come off… well just rude. I quickly realized everyone isn’t as easily offended as I am and that this gift actually rocks!

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

Fuzzy AF Cozy Socks

I don’t care what age you are, receiving a pair of ugly cozy holiday socks is like a right of passage. Every single year my sister and I get a pair of holiday socks and I live for it! Cozy socks are perfect for this time of year, being that it is always freezing and they are relatively cheap which make them the perfect add-in to any gift!

 

 

 

 

3.

Cozy Hooded Robe

Taking the lounge game to a whole new level. This robe is my favorite style (not like fashion style… although, it makes whoever is wearing it look like a boss) because it’s ankle length, has pockets (!!!) and has a hood! Plus, it is ridiculously thick. There is nothing worse than having a paper thin robe in the winter.

 

 

 

4.

Breville Espresso Machine

Easily the most expensive thing on this list but if you have a “friend” that loves coffee, this is the gift for you  them! There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying yourself a little holiday cheer mmk? I own this exact model, use it daily and have so for over a year… this baby is well worth the investment.

 

 

 

 

5.

Fair Trade Coffee Beans

If you are going to get yourself friend an espresso machine, you might as well go the extra mile and get them some fair trade coffee! Even if you aren’t buying the espresso machine, buying some java beans with a cute reusable mug can be such a thoughtful gift! Just make sure they actually drink coffee mmk?

 

 

 

 

 6.

Adidas Ultraboost Running Shoes

Yes, these are a little pricey. Yes, they are worth it. I have used every type of athletic shoes out there ranging from $20-$200. High quality shoes are worth it! If you are looking to buy a special gift for your sister, mother, friend or yourself… this is one to think about!

 

 

7.

House Plants

House plants are super trendy right now but they actually have more going for them than a cool factor. In the winter months we tend to stay inside and fresh air isn’t a hot commodity. House plants ensure we are getting fresh oxygen and help filter those pesky germs.

 

 

 

 

8.

Food Container Storage

I know this seems like a silly one but this baby grandma is obsessed with kitchen organization. These storage containers are very reasonably priced and would be perfect for a mom or sibling!

 

 

 

9.

Bamboo Cutting Board

I will be the first to admit that I have a few really gross plastic cutting boards that probably shouldn’t be in use anymore. Transitioning over to a bamboo cutting board would be ideal! This one is heavy duty and pretty enough to leave out on the counter.

 

 

 

 

10. 

Mantra Cuff

“Keep Fucking Going” excuse my french but sometimes a straight forward pep talk is just what we need! I love this cute little cuff and think it would be the most adorable gift!

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Cast Iron Skillet

Whether they are a new chef, transitioning over from nonstick skillets or a seasoned chef that likes adding more skillets to their family… this gift is a winner. Use the skillet as the basket and fill it with dish towels, salt (for seasoning) and a cute recipe card. For under $20, you have the perfect gift!

 

 

 

 

12.

Popular Books

This book has taken the world by storm and for good reason! It is one of my top ten favorite books, BUT any book is a great gift idea! For under 15 dollars, you really can’t go wrong. Here are some other books that I’ve loved:

 

 

 

13.

Back and Neck Massager

Legitimately getting this for Cody for Christmas. You mean I don’t have to massage your back because you have this new handy massage tool? SOLD. TIMES TEN.

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Acupuncture Mat

Guess what? You don’t need trendy name brand products to have the exact same effect. Cody and I use this exact mat (in black) that we both use every night before going to bed. We LOVE it! This mat will only cost you 20 dollars vs 200 dollars for the trendy one!

 

 

 

 

15.

Reusable Grocery Totes

I cannot tell you how much I love these! I use them for just about everything. They are great for family outings, organization for long drives in the car, car storage (emergency kit, blanket and water!), I’ve even used them when I was moving! Fill one with a few practically priced items like a reusable mug, dollar bin blanket and a hot coco packet and your gift is done!

 


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CBD Coconut Chocolate Cups

CBD Coconut Chocolate Cups

I can’t even lie to you… this IS NOT my recipe. I was feeling myself by “creating” it until I realized it seemed far to familiar. I typed in coconut butter cups into the interwebz and quickly realized nothing was too similar to these beauties… […]

Vegan Magic Blondie Bars

Vegan Magic Blondie Bars

Let me introduce you to your latest party trick. Your friends are going to think you are the next Einstein of baking but in reality this dessert took you no more than 5 minutes to throw together. While it was in the oven, you ran […]

5-Ingredient Low-Carb Waffle

5-Ingredient Low-Carb Waffle

Guys, I have a confession.

I LOVE carbs. Like “I Do” forever and ever type of love. I feel like carbs kind of get a bad wrap but I have the unpopular opinion of the more the merrier. The thing about carbs is that we need them! Yes, an excess of carbs can do the body harm but guess what? So can everything else that you have in excess.

For me personally, I thrive off a higher carbohydrate diet. I rather give up fats than give up bread. GASP! I know…. unpopular opinion. There is just something about them that make my heart happy, as well as my head and entire body.

So now that I’m done confessing (sheesh girl, find a church) let me bring you this low carb waffle.

Yeah, I see the irony. Don’t worry peeps! I’m here to clear up any confusion. You see all those wonderful toppings? I make sure that this meal is completely balanced! It has high protein (+20 grams), fats and topped with all the carbs. My heart, belly and mind are all happy here.

I’m not going to tell you how to eat but I will ask you to not fear carbs. They’re delicious, I promise!

5-Ingredient Low Carb Waffle

IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE THIS OR ONE OF MY MANY OTHER RECIPES, PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATION ON INSTAGRAM BY TAGGING #AHEALTHYHARMONY @AHEALTHYHARMONY. YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND I’D LOVE TO SHOW YOU MINE!

5-Ingredient Low Carb Waffle

Everyone needs a staple waffle recipe! This one has the perfect balance of protein and healthy fats while being lower in carbs.... for more toppings, DUH!

Course Breakfast
Keyword gluten free, low-carb, low-sugar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 waffle

Ingredients

  • 1 egg + 1 Egg White
  • 2 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbsp Nuzest Just Natural Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
  • Sweetener to Taste *I didn't use any!

Instructions

  1. While your waffle iron is preheating, whisk all the ingredients together.

  2. Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes before spraying the waffle iron heavily with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the center of the iron and spread out evenly with a spatula.

  3. Let the batter set for 30-60 seconds before closing the lid. This ensures the waffle will stay nice and fluffy!

  4. Let the waffle cook for 5-7 minutes before topping with whatever you'd like and enjoying!

October Favorites

October Favorites

How the heck is October already gone? I am not ready to let Fall go! The long outside walks in the perfect temperature. The leaves changing colors. The animals hustling to get ready for winter.   THE DELICATA   *insert all the tears*   But […]

My Unpopular November Intentions

My Unpopular November Intentions

November is HERE. Do you know what that means? 60 days. That’s all we have left until the New Year. Remember those New Year Resolutions? It’s almost time to do them again. How’s that for a dose of reality? Before I get too ahead of […]

Sugar-Free Mint Hot Chocolate

Sugar-Free Mint Hot Chocolate

Let me introduce you to your new favorite seasonal drink. It takes all of three ingredients plus is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and PACKED with goods. What goods you ask?

Let me tell you!

Actually…I don’t really know where to start. There are THAT many goodies packed into this one drink. Let’s just start with Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix.

It. Be. Good.

Ta-Da! That’s all you need to know. 

Alright, honestly both of these companies have amazing ingredients that are actually here to work for YOU. Don’t you just love when that happens?

Four Sigmatic creates products that are full of adaptogens which will help you feel your best and therefore, live your best life. This particular packet contains reishi mushroom which is known to boost immunity, helps fight fatigue and depression, has anti-cancer properties and has been known to aid in controlling blood sugar. It actually has a list longer than life of it’s known benefits but I really just want you to be able to drink the drank…

The Mint Cocoa powder that I use is from Nuzest and it is one of their Quick Vita Kick flavors. They actually have two more that would be amazing to use! Banana and Honey.

AKA yum

I feel like I have preached about Nuzest one too many times but I have zero regrets.

I LOVE THEM

It is really rare that you find a company that aligns with your beliefs AND are actually genuine people. I have had many conversations with the company and each time it reaffirms why I support and use their products.

Quick Vita Kick is a multi-vitamin (duh “vita”) nutritious drink that has 60+ recognizable ingredients which are an array of greens, fruits, vegetables and berries. Plus along with the naturally reoccurring pre and probiotics, they added some extra in there as well to make sure that your digestion is on point.

A happy gut is… well, a happy gut. So, like I said…. this drink = winning.

To reiterate  just how amazing Nuzest actually is, they gave me a code to ensure my friends save some money. That would be you, my friends. I hope it’s okay with you that we are on that level now.

WELL… because we are friends when you go to buy the Quick Vita Kick you can use the code ‘ahealthyharmony’ at checkout to save you some important moneyz.

I’m an adult. I know how hard adulting can be. We need to save anywhere we can.

Sugar-Free Mint Hot Chocolate
IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE THIS OR ONE OF MY MANY OTHER RECIPES, PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATION ON INSTAGRAM BY TAGGING #AHEALTHYHARMONY @AHEALTHYHARMONY. YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND I’D LOVE TO SHOW YOU MINE!

Sugar-Free Mint Hot Chocolate

3 ingredients and zero sugar, I promise you'll want to save this "recipe"

Course Drinks
Keyword low-carb, sugar free, vegan
Servings 1 serving
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix
  • 1 scoup Nuzest Quick Vita Kick Mint Cocoa

Instructions

  1. Steam or froth your milk until warm (or heat it up in the microwave). Stir in the hot chocolate packet and single scoop of Vita Kick and enjoy!

Sugar and Spice Popcorn

Sugar and Spice Popcorn

I would be lying if I told you my love affair with popcorn doesn’t run strong. I know corn can kind of get a bad wrap but personally? I give zero cares. If you love something, you should eat it. No guilt or concern attached. […]