8 Eggcellent Egg Recipes

As a paleo family, it’s no surprise that we eat a lot of meat in this house. Mostly chicken and beef, with the occasional pork roast or seafood thrown into the mix. But of course, there are other sources of protein. Seeing as it’s Easter weekend, I decided it would be timely to share a roundup of some egg recipes I’ve collected, plus a bonus tutorial for making the perfect hard boiled egg.

All the recipes are gluten-free and paleo or primal friendly.

8 eggcellent recipes roundup

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Easter Treats from Hasbro

Looking for some great non-candy Easter gift ideas? I’ve already mentioned that I’d like to minimize the amount of sugar going into my kids this weekend. They’re already getting treats from Grandma and from school, so I don’t really see the need to give them yet more candy and chocolate. This year I looked to Hasbro instead for some Easter fun treats without the sweet. I picked one special toy for each of my girls.

Mousetrap Game

 Mousetrap is a fun Easter gift from Hasbro.

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Ergobaby Original Carrier #Babywearing Review

As a mom of two, I get asked fairly often which piece of baby gear I consider to be the most essential or to suggest a baby shower gift. I always recommend a baby carrier. To me, this is one of the most important must-have pieces of baby gear. A good carrier will serve you well from those first newborn days right through to toddlerhood. From walking your colicky newborn around at two in the morning, to grocery shopping with a sleeping infant, to nursing your baby on the go, to running errands with a toddler, and then pretty much anything you have to do when you have an older child along too. A carrier saves your arms, your back, and your sanity!

I received this Ergobaby Original Carrier for review, courtesy of Rose ou Bleu, a premier baby boutique and online store based in Quebec, Canada. The Ergobaby’s award-winning ergonomic design fits babies 7-45 pounds and can be used for front, back, or hip carries.

Ergobaby Original Carrier in Night Sky print

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Sofia the First: The Floating Palace Now Available on DVD

Any parent of young girls is probably familiar with Sofia the First. Teagan only recently discovered Sofia, so she’d never seen The Floating Palace movie until it arrived at our house last week. She has seen The Little Mermaid though, and she was pretty excited when she saw Ariel on the cover. We watched it together, and even though Ariel isn’t actually in the movie that much, Teagan still watched quietly through the whole thing. There is no better testament to the power of Sofia than the fact that I didn’t have to tell her to stop jumping on the couch. Not once!

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace DVD

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No Bake Dark Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cookies #Paleo #Recipe

It’s Easter time which means A LOT of sugar for the kiddies. I know my girls are going to get plenty of candy and chocolate at school and from family, so I really don’t want to add to the sugar overload. Having said that, I still want to give them a couple of homemade treats.

You may have seen those Easter egg nest cookies making the rounds lately. You know, the nests made from chocolate and coconut then filled with jellybeans or candy-coated chocolate eggs? Neat idea, but too much sugar! I decided to make a paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and lower-sugar version for my girls. I used dark chocolate and unsweetened coconut, and raspberries instead of candy. The tart raspberries go wonderfully well with the sweet chocolate and rich coconut.

These No Bake Dark Chocolate and Coconut Easter Egg Nests are dairy-free, low-sugar, and paleo-friendly!

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Hot Cheesy Crab Dip and a Mommy-Daughter Kitchen Date #MemorableMelts

There are two camps in my house. Those who eat cheese and those who don’t. Hubs and little sister Keira love cheese, but they’re allergic to dairy. Let’s take a minute to feel sad for them. Very, very sad! Fortunately, Teagan and I can happily eat cheese until the cows come home.

Ever since Keira came along, Teagan’s had to adjust to sharing me and my attention. It’s been far too long since we’ve had some quality time for just the two of us, so this weekend we made a mommy-daughter date. Teagan always wants to help in the kitchen so I thought the perfect activity would be to make a special cheesy treat together. Hubs took Keira out to play for the afternoon, and Teagan and I spent some one on one time together in the kitchen.

I found this Hot Cheesy Crab Dip recipe on the Kraft Canada website and decided to adapt it for our special mommy-daughter kitchen date. Only four ingredients and super easy to make. Perfect!

Hot Cheesy Crab Dip made with Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia #MemorableMelts

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Win an AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper in the Great Canadian Cloth Diaper Hop #Giveaway

 
Welcome to the Great Canadian Cloth Diaper Hop
 

As a Canadian mama, I love finding and supporting Canadian businesses and Canadian diapers. I’m proud to present both to you today! My prize for this Great Canadian Cloth Diaper Hop is an AppleCheeks Microterry Little Bundle in winner’s choice of size and colour, sponsored by Yaya Baby, a fantastic brick and mortar and online Canadian baby boutique based in North Vancouver, BC.

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Yaya Baby Boutique Presents AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers

As a proudly Canadian mama, I love finding and supporting other Canadian businesses. And if they’re local, even better! Yaya Baby is a local brick and mortar and online store based in North Vancouver, BC. With two little boys of her own, owner Janelle is a self-professed baby product addict. I asked Janelle to introduce herself and share a little bit of her philosophy and passion behind Yaya Baby.

Yaya Baby Boutique - Picky Mom Approved Essentials

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8 Easy Easter Crafts

Wow, April’s half over and Easter is almost here! I’ve always got my eye out for crafts that my preschooler can do with minimal help, and there are so many great Easter and spring themed crafts out there right now. I’ve collected a few easy crafts suitable for younger kids like mine and a couple that might require a little bit of grown-up help but are still toddler and preschooler-friendly. I hope you find at least one or two here that you and your little one can enjoy together.

8 Easy Easter Crafts - some great crafts for younger kids!

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