Thursday, January 7, 2016

1 Month Checkup & Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Today we headed off to the doctor for Brunson's one month check up. I can't believe he is already 5 weeks old. Before I know it, it's going to be time to head back to work and that might be one of the hardest things ever. So for now, I just have to soak in every moment. 
Now back to the appointment. Since I am a first time momma I had many questions, like is that rash on his head baby acne, should he be on a sleeping schedule, if he is wanting to eat all the time is he having a growth spurt? I absolutely love his doctor and he basically explained everything I am experiencing and everything I will experience in the coming month. His checkup went great and he is in the top percentiles for everything. He is currently weighing 10.1 lbs and 23 inches long. The only part of the appointment that we didn't care for was getting a shot. Let's just say we both shed a few tears but we made it through. This just gave us an excuse to have extra cuddle time tonight.

His face explains how he felt about getting a shot! 

Now to my stuffed sweet potatoes. I have shared these before but I thought I would share them again because they are so good. For the stuffing, I used my leftover slow cooker fiesta chicken but you can use anything you want. (recipe in my previous post) These are super easy to make! 

Start by preheating your oven to 400'. Then cook your sweet potato until you can stick a fork through it, let cool for a minute and then cut in half. Let cook for a little bit longer until the outside is crispy. Then scrape out the inside of the sweet potato. In mixing bowl, mix sweet potato, stuffing and whatever else you want. For tonight I'm adding bbq sauce for extra flavor. Then you will want to mix everything together and pour mixture into your sweet potato shells. Then top with shredded cheese. Let cook for about 20 more minutes. 
Let cool and enjoy!!

I was advised by my doctor to hold off on workouts for a couple more weeks so for now I am just walking around our neighborhood, which is always good to clear my head and get some fresh air. Starting next week I will be adding in some ab and arm workouts. I sure am ready to get in a good sweat.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Brunson Phillip & a new recipe to start my journey

Hi everyone, I am excited to say that starting today Little Blue Dress is up and running. 
December 2nd we welcomed our sweet little boy into this world and every second has been an amazing adventure. I didn't have the easiest labor so needless to say the recovery has taken a little bit longer than most but every time I look at my son it was totally worth it. Now that he is almost 5 weeks old I have decided it is time to start gaining back muscle and really focus on living life as healthy as possible. Now since I am nursing I can't cut back on calories, plus that never works for me anyways, but I can say goodbye to all the fatty foods that I craved while I was pregnant. I am not looking to lose the weight today or even this month because I understand that it took nine months to put on the weight so it's not going to just fall off. I have many goals this year and I plan to share them all with you. I will be sharing my healthy recipes, my workouts, and of course, life with Brunson. 

So I thought the best way to start off this new journey and New Year would be to share a NEW recipe. I like to call it my slow cooker fiesta chicken.

What you will need:
chicken breast
1/3 less fat cream cheese
peppers (green,yellow,red)
shredded mexican cheese

Start by putting your non cooked chicken, cream cheese and salsa into your crock pot. Then add a cup of water. Set on low and let cook for 4 hours

About 20 minutes before the chicken is ready, in a large skillet add 1 T of extra virgin olive oil, chopped peppers and onions. Saute.
Also go ahead and cook your quinoa as well.

After about 3 1/2 hours your chicken will be very tender and easy to shred.

Once everything is ready, top you quinoa with your chicken, peppers, onions and then finish it off with shredded cheese and avocado. Serve immediately.

Looking forward to this coming year and experiencing a lot of first and 

and getting back to my healthy self.