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 Here is what I packed today for my boys' lunches in their cute @lunchbot. It certainly does not have to be fancy or complicated. Today, Jackson wanted scrambled eggs (because hard boiled are "smelly" in his eyes) and Julian wanted our Paleo version of a PB&J which is apple slices (the fruit or "jelly") with almond butter (the PB). We usually pack a lot of leftovers. Yesterday, the boys ate leftover burgers from Sunday's dinner. I do realize I need to pack them more veggies. What Paleo friendly lunches and snacks are you packing? #schoollunches #lunchbots #lunchbot #paleo #paleokids #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Will the REAL Dylan Cash please stand up, please stand up! What?!? Where does the time go and where has my baby gone? I will admit, I do love this stage when you come in the room in the morning and this smiling face is what you see starring back at you. What a great way to start my day. Happiness is a choice....so choose it! #happiness #family #timeflies #mylife #ourfullplate
 Blind Taste Test complete. Official verdict was both the homemade and store bought almond milk were both good! Ha, leave it to my boys to not pick a side. I think I added too much vanilla extract so next time I might add honey instead. I did use the milk in my Paleo Butter Pecan smoothie (recipe on the blog) and it was super yummy. I will say my homemade version was richer and tasted more like "whole milk" consistency where store bought is more watered down like skim. Definitely going to play with my portions next time around. I did 1 cup of almonds with 4 cups of filtered water. What ratios do you all like? #imhooked #makingitagain #soeasy #almondmilk #homemade #paleo #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 I had a hard time picking just one picture, so I posted all three. Here are my boys with their first batch of homemade almond milk. We let the almonds soak in water for a little over a day and this morning we blended the almonds and water in our @vitamix with a capful of vanilla extract and then strained it. Tonight we are doing to do a blind folded taste test to see if they can tell the difference and see which one they like best. Cross your fingers it's the homemade version. This has honestly been such a fun way to get our kids more involved and eat different healthy foods. Stay tuned for the results! #paleokids #paleo #homemade #almondmilk #tastetesting #atx #austin #texas #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Dylan loves weekend breakfasts as much as the rest of us. Clearly his happy yet very messy face gives it away. He was very fond of my sweet potato pancakes that I'm testing for my #wholesomebabyfood #eBook. I made them with 1 and 1/2 cup of roasted sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup of almond butter, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. I'm going to play around with the consistency a bit more because I want then more fluffy but don't want add a ton of nut flours, so stay tuned. Either way v1 was tasty, moist and sweet enough to eat without maple syrup! Happy Sunday! #happybaby #paleobaby #babyfood #homemade #paleo #atx #austin #texas #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Biting the bullet and making my own almond milk. Cross your fingers it's edible (and tasty) like the carrageenan filled kind I buy at the grocery store. The real test will be if Jackson, my oldest son and worst critic, approves. #crossyourfingers #homemade #almondmilk #paleo #heregoesnothing #fitfluential #atx #ourfullplate
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