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Sweet potato banana pancakes

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Somehow it has to the point where my 2 year old is a picky eater… Sigh… However, if it looks like a pancake he will eat it. I have been making pancakes with banana, egg, and almond meal. But then I decided it was time to start sneaking in veggies. I went with a naturally sweet veggie to start with and it was a hit.

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Here’s Isaiah scarfing down his pancakes. He was a big fan.

Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes

Mash together:
– 2 ripe bananas
– 1 mediumish sweet potato, cooked and peeled

Mix in:
– 4 eggs
– 1 cup almond meal
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1 tbsp cinnamon

Heat in a pan some clarified butter and coconut oil.

I used a quarter measuring cup to plop out the batter. Then I sprinkled pecans on top for good measure when they were in the pan. Make sure they are pretty sturdy before trying to flip them… Often I’ll try to distract myself momentarily so I don’t get too impatient. If they get a little toasty, that’s ok… That’s just added caramelized banana flavor… Yum!

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Enjoy your paleo pancakes! We sure did!

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Summertime Activities

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I am loving summer! Every year I get better at summer…. Probably because my distractions are multiplying. I am a high school ESL teacher for the majority of the year on top of being a mom to two, a wife, a volunteer, and part of my church community. So I’m used to being extremely busy all the time. But then summer hits… It’s 100 degrees and I have two faces staring at me.

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I love these kids, but it is a complete change of pace and sets of needs… And for a little while, I was terrified…. Then I relaxed and learned to love being a mom. It’s okay to sit holding one baby while watching my son play outside. That is doing something. I’ve also learned that I do have time to keep my kitchen clean… Most of the time.

So one of the fun things we have done so far is go to the farm with Grandma. Isaiah is an animal lover. So he fed the sheep, and goats, and a baby calf. He loved it! Totally worth the 3 dollars. Ha!

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We have also had a few photo shoots. These were from Father’s Day. I was taking pictures of the kids while my husband, brother, and dad were golfing.

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What a little princess… With attitude! So, now that I’ve learned to entertain little ones… Most of the time, I’m pretty sure the summer will fly by, and I’ll be back with the big kids.

Paleo update… So it’s my birthday… Totally had pizza and a latte today… Not paleo… Will do better tomorrow… When it’s not my birthday!

From dawn to nap time… Day 1

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Old habits die hard. I woke up starving, just like you’re supposed to if hormones are communicating effectively, so Veronica(my five month old) and I got a bowl of leftover hash heated up. It had shredded pork, sweet potato, pineapple, and red pepper in it. Yum! Normally I put 2 fried or poached eggs on top, but V and I had our hands full. Mostly, I was holding her. Anyways, I scarfed it down, definitely not in the habit yet of taking pics of my food to put on here. Will try to remember at lunch time.

So I didn’t remember at lunch either, so I’ll just have to describe it. I had leftover cabbage and ground beef with Italian sausage seasonings. And then a few pieces of pineapple. Yum yum. Between breakfast and lunch I had two apple pie Larabar minis and an apple that my son thought that he wanted. Not very good at not snacking. I’ll just blame it on nursing.

Snack time… Fresh cherries, with coconut milk, cocoa powder, and cashews… So good. Such a great treat while both kids are napping at the same time. I should probably be doing something more productive… Oh well…

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Here’s Isaiah pass out on the chair. Silly boy.