Want to improve your gut health but don’t want to pay a lot of money for a good quality probiotic pill? Well friend, it’s time to up your intake of fermented foods. Komboucha, Keffir, Kimchi, and Sauerkraut are the main ones, in my opinion, sauerkraut is the easiest to make, least expensive and yummiest!
Improving your gut health can improve digestion as well as improve your immunity, and who doesn’t need a little boost at this time of year (hello daycare and school moms). My entire family just got the cold and I’m happy to say that my bout lasted for about 24 hours – when usually I would have been sniffly/coughing for at least a week!
I made my very first how-to video (hello amateur video :p ) , so you can check it out, OR find another more professional how-to video out there…either way, get making! And Eating! Your gut will thank you!
Oh, and the best thing? There are only 2 ingredients: cabbage and salt. You can also add any flavours if you like (chives, garlic, ginger, hot peppers, etc), but I suggest starting with the basic recipe, then experimenting with other flavours in later batches.
P.S. I used a Chinese Cabbage because that’s all they had at the store, and I wouldn’t use it again because the Kraut was a little soft. If you use a regular cabbage, it will be nice and crunchy!
I am such a sucker for needing some routine in my life to feel normal, productive and happy. As some of you parents know out there, it’s sometimes really hard to have any normalcy in your life with children, especially babies. So with a 3 year old and 7 month old, I have finally hit a comfortable stride and have… Read more →
I’m 4 weeks into this lovely postpartum phase with baby girl #2, and I must say so far, that this second time around is MUCH more enjoyable than the first time for me. A lot of that has to do with all the preparation (mental and physical) that I did before hand. My mental preparation this time was the most… Read more →
I love the idea of recapping and looking back on awesome things and highlights in my life. So I’ve decided to do a review at the end of each year (Let’s see how that goes with 2 kids next January :p) 2017 was an awesome year for us, and it started out in tropical Hawaii! JANUARY 2017 We… Read more →
As I approach the latter stages of pregnancy and mentally prepare for baby #2, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I will change or do differently with my second baby. Of course it’s easy to make plans and hard to actually follow through with them, but at least this list can serve as a guide or reminder for me… Read more →
Have you ever done yoga while wearing compression socks? #pregnancyproblems
Happy Weekend Friends!
The more rapidly my belly grows and the colder the weather gets outside – the more I am feeling the need to MOISTURIZE! So, I whipped up a delicious belly balm and have been applying it every night. It feels so luxurious, moisturizing, and I love knowing that every one of the ingredients that my skin is absorbing is natural… Read more →
With the dry weather upon us I find I am always applying lip gloss to keep my lips hydrated. I love the EOS peppermint lipgloss egg, but hate throwing the beautiful egg containers out after they’re used up. So I made my own lipgloss and used the old container. And I must say – I’m pretty impressed with how well… Read more →
I like making as few decisions as possible, especially when it comes to little things like choosing what to eat for breakfast. I now have 2 go-to breakfasts that are quick, easy and nutritious. When I’m in a salty mood (which is very rare), I make scrambled eggs with salsa, but when I am in a sweet mood (aka always),… Read more →
I’m entering my 22nd week of pregnancy and I’ve been nesting like a mama-bear preparing for hibernation. To be honest, I am a natural ‘nester’ (aka compulsive organizer/planner), so throw a big life change into the mix and I will go full steam ahead. Especially now, since I know (somewhat) what a newborn will bring into our life; chaos, sleep-deprivation,… Read more →