Kefir vs. Yogurt: Which is Right for You?

Kefir vs. Yogurt: Which is Right for You?

Do you want to add a fermented dairy product to your diet, but aren’t sure whether kefir or yogurt is the better option? Both of these dairy products have their own advantages and disadvantages, and either may be a better fit for you depending on your goals and current lifestyle. Read on as I breakdown the differences between kefir vs. yogurt.

Health Benefits of Kefir vs. Yogurt

Both kefir and yogurt contain probiotics that benefit your digestive health. Kefir contains a larger number and greater variety of probioitcs.…

Things I Loved in October

things-i-loved-in-octoberHello there! It’s time for one of my monthly recap posts. I’m currently getting over being sick, so let’s do this month in bullet points, okay? Because I’m tired, and bullet points sound easier at the moment. 🙂

  • Rain! We are getting rain. I’m in California, home to the long running California drought, so this is huge. We need all the rain we can get, and so far this month we’ve already had a couple of rainstorms. Keep it coming!
  • All that rain has also meant that Keira’s getting to wear her new rain boats (which she insists on calling galoshes, thanks to Sesame Street), which are totally adorable.

Peanut Butter Coconut Fat Bombs

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These peanut butter coconut fat bombs taste like candy, but they’re actually good for you!

Lately I’ve been playing around with even more ways of flavoring coconut oil fat bombs. I don’t know why I never tried peanut butter before, because these are awesome. They taste a bit like the middle of a peanut butter cup; although to be honest, I probably shouldn’t make that comparison because it’s been ages since I had a real commercial peanut butter cup. 🙂 But in any case, that’s what they remind me of. I think I will have to try making my own version of a peanut butter cup by adding this to one of my coconut oil chocolate recipes.…

Instant Pot Yogurt

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Are you on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? 🙂 If you are, have you tried making yogurt in your Instant Pot?

If you haven’t, you should! Instant Pot Yogurt is great.

I’ve made homemade yogurt several different ways over the last few years, and homemade Instant Pot yogurt is hands-down my favorite method. There’s very little babysitting involved, and the Instant Pot does a great job of maintaining the temperature for 24 hours, which is something I need since I make 24 hour lactose-free yogurt.

If you don’t own an Instant Pot, you should look into getting one. It’s a programmable electric pressure cooker that also works as a rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker and a few other things.…

The Best Gifts for Toddlers (Ages 1 and 2)

Looking for toddler gift ideas? Here are 10 of the best gifts for toddlers. Click here to see the gifts!

Best Gifts for Toddlers

Looking for gifts for toddlers? Here are my best gift ideas for 1 and 2 year olds. Most of these will continue to be loved by older kids, too, so these gifts are definitely a good investment.

Play Tunnel

Play Tunnel: This play tunnel is a big favorite in our house. My daughter loves playing in it on her own, and it’s always a big hit when other kids come over, too. I have a small living room (and no playroom) so I love that it easily folds up flat when not in use.

duplo blocks

Duplos: The little kid version of Legos, Duplos are great for imaginative play and developing building skills.…