Favorites Friday 1.5.18

It’s Favorites Friday! Today, we are going to talk about my favorite Mom tool, Coffee.

Pre-Mom life, I rocked a Keurig in the kitchen and it was okay. I brewed mediocre coffee. I would add a little warmed up milk from the microwave to it and get through the day. Then, I started Momming. The morning fog during the great teething sleep strike of 6 months required HEAVY ARTILLERY. The coffee was weak. My will was weak. I found myself 2 cups in at 9am. Coffee is not just a delicious morning ritual, it is my Mom survival tool.Β I got on Amazon, ordered my Moka Pot.

A Moka Pot is a little italian coffee/espresso maker, usually eight-sided, that brews through pressurized steam.

Yes, I am the mother of an infant and I take the time to brew my espresso on a stove top every morning. It’s fussy, super inconvenient, requires me to wash things (ew), but the pay off is unbelievable.

I take the time to carefully heat my butter & MCT oil (Yes, I am Keto-ing) and I froth them together while the coffee brews.

After my Moka Pot sings its’ beautiful gurgling song, I remove it from the heat. I grab my cup, pour approx. 2 shots of espresso into my cup and pour over my lovely fatty froth. (Or you could totes use milk & sugar).

If I am going to take a moment for myself each day, this will be the moment I take: preparing a quality cup of coffee.

I encourage other mommies to venture out of your Keurig rut and try something new to shake up your mornings. Have you tried a Moka Pot? Do you have any amazing coffee tips? I am ready for any and all suggestions!

 

 

 

What I Ate Wednesday 1.3.18

Keto is HARD, you guys. ESPECIALLY, while breastfeeding. I get CRAY hungry.

Today, we were fortunate enough to have enough protein and fats to make a couple yummy meals, but I did still feel hungry. I have been told it takes a couple weeks and we are in it for the long haul. Maybe next week I can report back with some good news πŸ™‚

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs

Yes, that is all I had. While feeding the baby, I didn’t really have time to find something else to nosh on and my coffee maker was in the back of a UPS truck on the way to my doorstep. Thankfully, tomorrow I can add in my delish bulletproof coffee to help keep me going!

Lunch:

Fajita Chicken Salad & Homemade Lime Vinaigrette

This was UHMAZING. I seasoned some frozen chicken breast, opened a bag of Romaine added some sautΓ©ed red, yellow and green peppers and made a quick lime dressing to hit it with some added. Oh, and you KNOW I needed the cheese today. 10/10 Would eat again

Dinner:

Omaha Filets & Roasted Green Beans with Butter, Shallot & Garlic

This felt decadent and tasted delish, but wasn’t super satisfying. Filets are so small and although the green beans were awesome, I still felt like I didn’t have enough. Right after I put Thalia to bed I found myself eyeing the fridge looking for a snack.

Bedtime Snack:

Keto Peanut Butter Fat bomb

I totally needed it after today. We will be searching Pinterest for more recipes. Daniel & I have a sweet tooth and the fat bomb made it a little easier to close down the kitchen for the night.

Sorry I didn’t have pictures for ALL of the things I ate today. I’ll make sure I do a better job of documenting my food and water intake next week.

If you want to creep on my life, you can always watch us on our daily vlog Meet The Milanas. We’d love to have some subscribers!

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See ya’ll on Friday!

Mommy Monday 1.1.18

Yes, it’s been 9 months since I have updated my blog. Life happened. We moved, we bought a house, we survived and now I’m back in it to win it on the blog.

Because this is my first official Mommy Monday, I figured the best place to start would be to update everyone on our little girl.

Our 9 month old (almost 10 month old) is a fantastic eater and definitely gets enough breastmilk (if these nipples could talk…jk they would scream). Thalia is in the 90th percentile for weight, height and head circumference. I have always fed on demand and naturally, Thalia dropped all of her night feeds after we moved her into her own room for bedtime.

We introduced purees at 6 months and we have been less than inspired in our attempt to introduce semi solid foods. Every time we attempted to give Thalia something other than a puree, she would gag and it would send me into a cold sweat, move me to the edge of my seat where I would find myself reciting the technical steps of the infant Heimlich in my head.

We visited the pediatrician 3 weeks ago and got a little nudge from the Doc to try finger foods and table food again. Daniel and I have now totally transitioned Thalia to table food (big girl food) and supplement occasionally with purees when we are traveling or when she seems like she is craving a snack (She is my child, homie is going to want snacks.)

Her Current Menu looks a little like this:

Breakfast:

1/4 cup of Beechnut Organic Infant Oatmeal fortified with goat’s milk/unsweetened almond milk (depending what is on hand)

One serving of Stonyfield Organic baby yogurt with DHA in Blueberry or Apple

Occasionally, 1 scrambled egg (most of this ends up on the floor)

 

Lunch/Dinner:

Protein varies between the following:

Chicken Meatballs/Scrambled Egg/Finely Chopped Chicken Breast/Tuna/Salmon

We add two servings of Veg from the following:

Cubed Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Beans, Broccoli or Cauliflower

Our diet has drastically changed as of today (New Year Resolution..) Hopefully she will be eating more adventurous table food in month 10!