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Top Five Friday Favorites

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We had a good week over here… I definitely can’t complain.  I started to see some acupuncture patients at Belly Up Spa, we had our last official MOPS meeting of the year and we just had a relatively low stress week.  I think the 100 Happy Days Challenge has got me going.

Welcome to the food edition of “top five Friday favorites.”  I must be hungry or something because this is all food related!

Creamy Coconut Oatmeal.  I’ve been sticking to pretty boring oatmeal lately, so I think it’s time to spice it up a little and try some new toppings and add-ins.

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Freezer Meals Galore.  I love having freezer meals around so that I don’t have to think about dinner every single day.  I actually hate thinking about that.  It’s a little more difficult to create freezer meals when I don’t eat dairy, gluten or eggs as most things are soups and casseroles with those things in them.  This is a great list of freezer meals that are gluten and dairy free! 


Crock Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal.  A few years back, I was obsessed with making crock pot oatmeal.  I also loved mixing it with Chobani greek yogurt, but that’s a side note because I can no longer do that thanks to my body hating dairy.  I saw this recipe on Pinterest and it sparked my interest for making this again!


Banana Toast I don’t know about you, but I am constantly looking for new ideas for toddler-approved meals.  This is a super simple recipe that I think he would really like!


Sweet Potato Chips.  I go through phases with sweet potatoes where I love them and then I just want real potatoes.  Right now, I happen to love sweet potatoes and have been making lots of recipes with them.  Aiden really loves them so that’s probably what spurred me to start liking them again.  This recipe looks good and much healthier than a bag of potato chips.


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That’s all for today.

We have relatively no plans on the agenda for the weekend and I’m happy about it.  I think there will be some running, hiking, cooking, cleaning and relaxing all while spending quality time with the family!


What’s your favorite way to have your oatmeal?

What are you doing this weekend?

Any Cinco de Mayo parties this weekend?

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My name is Ali Damron & this is my home for sharing my chaotic motherhood lifestyle, attempts at newfound recipes, & how I stay fit out here in Denver, Colorado. Thanks for stopping by!

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