Vanilla Kale Smoothie // One Lovely Life

Creamy Vanilla Kale Smoothie (gf, df, v)

I know I mentioned this smoothie on Friday, but I still hesitated for a little bit before really deciding to buckle down and actually post it. Mostly I think that’s because green smoothies are everywhere these days and when it comes to healthy eating I feel like the conversation can sound a bit kale kale… 

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Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

five fact friday

1. Never has it been more apparent there is a boy in our house. Milo is just over the moon about All The Wheel-y Roll-y Things. He’s got different sounds for cars, trucks, dump trucks, airplanes, helicopters, trains, and rockets. Our current rotation of books has a clear theme, and there are frequent shouts of… 

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Citrus Avocado Dip or Dressing (Whole30 approved!!!) // One Lovely Life

citrus avocado dressing and dip (gf, df, v, Paleo, Whole30)

Avocados are my love language. If I possessed the skill to write sonnets, I would write at least one very good one about avocados. Since we went gluten and dairy free, they’ve become one of my go-to sources of healthy fats. They’re so versatile, taste delicious, and you can even freeze them! (Yep! It’s true!)… 

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Green Beans with Tangy Vinaigrette // One Lovely Life

Green Beans with Tangy Vinaigrette (gf, df, v, paleo, whole30)

Ohhhh, I love summer produce season! Nectarines, peaches, cherries, red ripe tomatoes, green beans, and more. When I saw that green beans were on sale this week, I couldn’t help but snatch them up. Green beans are one of my favorite simple sides. These are delicious. The sweetness of the caramelized onions combined with the… 

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Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

Five Fact Friday

1. I rotate our toys to keep things interesting around here. With more than a dozen hours of our weekly therapy being in-home, I need to keep the toys/puzzles/books interesting enough that Sophie will engage with them during therapy too. We moved a few sets of blocks downstairs to our living room, and one day… 

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Daniel Tiger's Veggie Spaghetti // One Lovely Life

Daniel Tiger’s Veggie Spaghetti (gf, df, vegan)

In Autism therapy, we use a lot of what’s called social stories. Going to the doctor? Let’s read books, tell stories, and watch shows that feature going to the doctor. Learning about potty training? Having a babysitter over? Learning to share toys? Same story. It’s a great strategy for almost all children, whether they’re typical… 

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Pineapple Ginger Smoothie // One Lovely Life

pineapple ginger smoothie (gf, df, v, paleo)

Monsoon season is here, and the air is thick and steamy. I leave the house at early o’clock for a run/walk/movething, and it just takes ages too cool back down, even after I’ve showered and gotten dressed for the day. I drink loads of cold water, but there are some mornings I just need a… 

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Five Face Friday // One Lovely Life

five fact friday

1. Jordan left yesterday. Sigh…. I’m doing my best not to sink into lonely despair. It was just so very fun to have her here! I’m a rather terrible hostess, but we did have loads of fun together watching movies, taking pictures, playing Just Dance, and going jogging/walking in the mornings. 2. Did you have a… 

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