TresOmega Pasta Round-Up

Just like last week, don't forget about the great deals form TresOmega during Celiac Awareness Month.




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Four 5lb bags of pasta for $89.98 + free shipping (that's $24.50 per bag)

One case of pasta (12 boxes) for $39.48 + free shipping
(choose elbow, spaghetti, penne, fusili, or choose to mix and match)

Click >>> here <<< for the TresOmega Nutrition promotions! 

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Here are a few yummy recipes, plus my own, that were submitted for the recipe contest back in the fall. I am definitely using up my giant pasta stash to make these very soon! 

1.  Brown Butter + Sage Chicken Penne Pasta



2. Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Bacon Pasta






5. Party Sandwich Pasta - tastes just like the Kings Hawaiian Sandwiches.

Ideas to Beat the Pregnancy Swelling & High Blood Pressure

Last time I was pregnant I was lucky enough to have my 3rd trimester land in the cooler Louisiana months. I'd say cold, but it was a warm winter.

Even with that I had high blood pressure and more edema than I'd ever care to have again. So this time I'm doing a few things different in an effort to prevent the swell... and awful blood pressure for that matter.

Ideas to Beat Pregnancy Swelling & High Blood Pressure

First off, my doctor says high blood pressure is common in a first pregnancy and you have a much lower chance of suffering from it the second time. Fingers cross this holds true for me. I was induced early because I was steadily at a 146 over something and swollen as ever.

So far, the chances are already lower... but I'm not taking it at that and stopping.

1. Cucumbers & Watermelon

Any cold fruit and veg really. I bought a huge watermelon this week and am chopping it up this afternoon with plans to munch away. I am struggling to drink enough, so cold wet foods have been my friend. The upside, they've also seemed to help with my acid reflux. So step one... eat all the diuretic fruit and veg in a 10 mile radius.

I've actually come up with yet another cucumber recipe this pregnancy that I'm loving. I'll have to share it soon.

2. Maternity Swim Suits

I bought one and plan on sinking my big bottom in any reasonably deep puddle of water I can locate this summer. The floating really helps to relieve pressure and not only cools you off but helps with water retention.

3. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

I originally ordered it to start drinking a cup a day just to help with labor and uterine toning. I took a tincture last pregnancy that I swore helps labor go as fast as it did for a first baby and this was in it. After doing a bit of reading it seems that RR Leaf Tea also helps with hypertension... all the more reason to drink it.

4. Roasted Dandelion Root Tea

This tea is a natural diuretic that is pregnancy safe. I like to brew up a cup and pour it into a 60 oz pitcher. Then I cut a lemon, squeeze it in, toss the squeezed lemon in, and add about 1/4 cup of cranberry juice. (the sugar free sort). I then fill up the container with filtered water and attempt to drink the entire 60 oz that day. This will make you have to potty ladies, but it is great to reduce swelling if you find you've been retaining fluid.

I woke up the other morning with lips too large for the 2nd trimester after an overly salty meal and this cured the problem.

5. Exercise & Massage

Why am I listing them together... because the gym actually has hydro-massage beds. Exercise is great for circulation and maintaining a healthy BP and the massage just gets those fluids moving around your body better.

I think these are my main things at the moment, if I remember something I'm up to that I forgot to mention I'll add it later.

But let me know what you did to keep the water weight off and your BP down during pregnancy.

TresOmega Sweet Recipes Round-Up

First off, don't forget about the great deals form TresOmega during Celiac Awareness Month. 

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Four 5lb bags of pasta for $89.98 + free shipping (that's $24.50 per bag)

One case of pasta (12 boxes) for $39.48 + free shipping
(choose elbow, spaghetti, penne, fusili, or choose to mix and match)

Click >>> here <<< for the TresOmega Nutrition promotions! 

Find TresOmega on social media:
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Now for the dessert round-up. 


I searched the internet looking for other bloggers who also participated in the recipe challenge back in the fall and here's what stuck out to me:











And because I can't leave out my own TresOmega dessert recipe...




Things that Make Me Say Yay!


Y'all.

It's been a week of a thousand Wednesdays. How it is actually Friday is beyond me.

So here are a few things that have made me uber happy lately.

>> Harrison has discovered his love of bubbles and now want to float in the tub. Last night I was asked to give him a bath about 30 minutes early. All because that baby needed to relax.

He seriously just lays there and floats now.

>> At first I wasn't sure about this kombucha brand, but I actually like it better than Dr. Pepper. It doesn't have the kombucha kick you think of and tastes like a Dr. Pepper but less sugary. 


>> Guess who finally halfway pulled up their winter garden... this girl. Except I haven't found it in me to start pulling carrots. That a lot of work. But I did discover the brussel sprout I planted two years ago finally decided to do something. Baby sprouts for one. 


>> I don't know how this happened, and yet it feels like it's been 400 weeks already at the very same time. My biggest question though is who on earth is this person, what personality will this child have?


Meal Planning Tuesday

It's Tuesday today, right?

Here's what we're eating this week...




[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Monday - Cheeseburger Skillet (I also made a box of that Suddenly Pasta salad because I passed it and suddenly it was 1997)

Tuesday - Teacher Appreciation Day... Free Raising Canes people!

Wednesday - Against All Grain Sweet and Sour Meatballs, serving with Hawiian rolls and chips. 

Thursday - leftovers

Friday - Bow Tie Fiesta (using TresOmega pasta)

Saturday - We will be out and about so I'm not cooking

Sunday - leftovers

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What's everyone else eating this week? 

I'm living in healthy limbo, some things appeal to me and others don't. A piece of grilled chicken with a veggie makes me want to gag. But hey, at least I can stand to smell food cooking again. 

Baby is the size of a cupcake... or a Chicken Salad Chick Crossaint

13 Week Pregnancy Update


Size: Baby B is the size of a cupcake. Depending on what app you ask. 

Due Date: November 2 (measured for Nov 6 at the ultrasound, but they aren't changing it). I'm betting I have the baby in October. 

Heartbeat: At my appointment last week it was 167. 

Symptoms: Indigestion is starting to ease... with constant medication. Which is a good sign, meds typically don't touch how I feel during pregnancy. Other odd things, my arms go numb when I sleep. The top arm too. When I'm awake my butt goes numb. It's a fun life people. There's also what I'm assuming is a cyst under my first finger, feels like a English Pea and hurts like the dickens when I mop. I'm really starting to feel like my monthly pregnancy appoints are just me listing my life complaints to the OB every time. Last pregnancy included.

Currently Missing: Being able to eat healthy all the time. Meat isn't a full aversion like it was last time, but it isn't that appealing. I can deal with beef but chicken is kinda gross. Not chicken salad though, just chicken cooked in a skillet. I weird. Let me live my life.

Cravings and Favorite Foods: The angels sang and plain water became appealing again this week. Don't get me wrong though, more than a few sips and my acid reflux is acting up again. Also, cucumbers with a tiny bit of low sodium soy sauce and tons of rice vinegar are the most amazing food on the planet.

Sleep: Good if I'm asleep by 8:30. I have to make up for the 1 AM insomnia that is going to hit for two hours. Anything less than a solid 8 and I feel like I've never slept a day in my life.

Food Aversions: 
Life I said before, not as bad as it was with Harrison. But I could legit be a vegetarian right now. Actually... I have been eating meat only at dinner. I could easily quit meat the rest of this pregnancy.

Exercise: Umm, still not yet. I could have done weights this week but it's been so busy that I'll likely only have time to do one of the workouts. I signed up for a yoga class since the last blog post but by the time rolled around I was too exhausted.

Reading/Baby Related Classes and Prep:
Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

I need to refresh my memory and start reading Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth again. I put a hold on a a Bradley Method book at the library... but alas it says 0 of 0 available. So now I've placed a hold on a Lamaze one. Last time I only read Ina May so it's worth seeing what else is out there. Going to Bradley classes won't be doable, just for time sake and someone watching Harrison.

Weight: Still not looking.

Movement: I think I've felt that quickening movement twice this week.

Maternity Clothing: Finally got white jeans and my maternity life is now complete. Let's just hope the swimsuit I ordered works. Otherwise all maternity pants all the time. Tops, I go back and forth.

Here's a side by side for you:



It appears the only real difference is that my boobs caught the pregnancy bug really quick this round. They say you get into the pants quicker the second time... I was in my pregnancy bras almost instantly.

Now I'm afraid of what my nursing boobs are going to be.

TresOmega Deals for Celiac Awareness Month!

I've posted before about how much I love the TresOmega brand and how I initially discovered them on a Sam's Club run one day.

Then back in the fall I competed in their recipe competition and submitted two recipes, Cookie Butter Bread Pudding and Party Sandwich Pasta. 



So now that they are having a big sale for Celiac Awareness Month it's only fitting I share that with y'all too. If you caught my Insta Stories this past weekend you might have seen me making Mac and Cheese with their elbow pasta.


What I love about them compared to other brands is that their pasta tastes like regular ole white pasta. My hubby who refuses to eat whole wheat pasta actually likes their pasta. Now, if I made him dinner with the other gluten free brands I've tried in the past I'd hear something about it. TresOmega though, it seriously doesn't taste any different. Their pasta even holds up well when cooking, you all know you've tried certain gluten free brands and they just seem to fall apart after they've cooked. I could honestly make you a pasta dish with any of the TresOmega pastas and you wouldn't know the difference, I don't know how they do it but you can't tell it's missing the gluten.

To give you a bit of background that isn't just my opinion...
TresOmega Nutrition pasta is made from three ingredients - organic Royal Bolivian Quinoa, organic Amaranth, and organic white rice. Their pasta has even won the Masters of Taste Award that is judged by chefs across America.

So all that to say, throughout the month of May I'll be posting recipe roundups of my favorite TresOmega recipes... and y'all there are a ton. The bloggers that participated in their recipe challenge hit it out of the park with what they made. I'll also be reminding you about their deals on pasta this month. So stay on the lookout for deal reminders and recipe round-ups every week in May!

For starters, here's what they have up for grabs this month. I got my case in last week and we are now set for pasta through the end of the year.

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Four 5lb bags of pasta for $89.98 + free shipping (that's $24.50 per bag)

One case of pasta (12 boxes) for $39.48 + free shipping
(choose elbow, spaghetti, penne, fusili, or choose to mix and match)

Click >>> here <<< for the TresOmega Nutrition promotions! 

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