Nourishing Zen

Nourishing YOU. Adventures to Healthy, Happy, and a Fulfilling Life! Food is our medicine.


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Checking In


Made it through the third trimester of pregnancy  – check. 

Went on maternity leave – check. 

Survived induction, labor and childbirth – check. 

Gave birth to a healthy baby boy – check. 

Survived coming home with the baby – check. 

Tackled breastfeeding- check. 

Baby blues came and went – check. 

Baby is super gassy and colicky – check. 

No sleep for us – check. 

Three weeks and counting… And we are all still alive. Whew. 

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SAFE Products!



Who knew that there were SO many bad ingredients in our beauty products today?? 
I honestly didn’t think about it much until becoming pregnant. It has really enlightened me and made me want to learn more about what ingredients are exactly in the beauty products that I use! This includes shampoo, conditioner, lotions, toners, makeup, baby balm and so many other ingredients. 

I’ve recently started as a consultant for Beautycounter. This is a company that heavily screens there ingredients that are put into their products. It’s actually quite impressive! If you know me, I am a pretty low maintenance type of person. I don’t really normally wear make up, I use the bare minimum as far as products not only in my hair but on my skin which includes make up. However, after being involved with this company, I have definitely been more inclined to use Beautycounter Products because I know that everything in them is safe for not only me, but my baby as well! 

Tomorrow, join me live on my Facebook page, Beautycounter by Erica Petty!  I will be online at 11:00am PST to share a little bit about myself, why I joined Beautycounter, and also to showcase a couple of my favorite products! 

P.S. In the photo, I used Beautycounter makeup! 


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Organic, Homemade Baby Food!


  

Yes, you heard me… Baby food. No, we do not have a baby. 

I’ve been looking after the cutest little guy that loves his food. LOVES. And during this time I have started to learn the ropes of making all types of baby food!  It’s easy. Wash your  fruits and veggies well, steam/roast/boil and then blend!  If you can, buy organic 🙂 

Starting off with single ingredient foods, it is so easy to make and store!

Graduating to multiple ingredient baby food…

Favorite combinations are:

Sweet Potatoes with any of the following:  kale, spinach, carrots, apple, butternut squash, banana

Carrots and Peas

Apple and Squash

Pear and Spinach, Kale or Banana. 

Mango with pear, apple, banana, or melon

Cauliflower with spinach, kale, Apple, carrots, graded cheese, peas, broccoli, squash… (You get the idea)

Store leftovers in mason jars or vacuum seal! Freeze in ice trays and defrost when you need it. 

🙂