New Adventures!

I am excited to announce a new adventure I am embarking on!

I absolutely love sharing my Paleo journey and cannot wait to be able to help more people along the way.

Over the past year I have been working with a team to build an amazing Paleo site. We want to help people all over the world. My goal is to reach those who have tried Paleo and failed and those who are new to the ideas of Paleo.

I’m excited to share that my new website: www.Paleo8020.com has launched this week.

On this site you will find recipes, stories and even my very first e-Cookbook!

Please check out the page and sign-up for my exclusive emails!

With Love,

Kimberly Brown

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Paleo On The Go

How can two little Humans require so much running around and movement!?

12631504_208951726122500_2563394526883689838_n          Some days they are more exhausting than triathlons and half marathons! I’ve discovered the truth in people saying, I don’t have time to eat because I have kids. I’ve had to take a step back over the last few months and create a Paleo routine with my new family dynamic.

I did a Whole 30 in January and it really helped me reflect on how Food is meant to heal and make us feel good. I have fallen in love with the Paleo lifestyle as a mom because I am able to teach my children what a healthy relationship with food can look like.

With that said.. WE ARE SO BUSY! I have officially stock piled my house with Paleo foods for on the go.

Plantain chips, RX BARS, trailmix and homemade muffins. I’ve never seen so many mason jars and tupperware containers in my pantry!! And of course our favorite Paleo food Thunderbird Bars

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It is no new message that my Husband and I have been huge fans of Thunderbird bars for a long time now. I’ve tweeted and posted about them before but being a mom now, this love has grow even stronger. My son loves these bars and I am thrilled that our family can buy a box of bars and be satisfied for meals or snacks. I don’t have to make or find 4 different snacks for each of us! THANK YOU THUNDERBIRD BAR!

(I should note, I am not sponsored by this company. I just strongly believe in supporting good business and especially ones who value quality foods like we do! GO PALEO) 

If you haven’t tried these bars, you are missing out. Not only do they contain good ingredients, their customer service is incredible. I believe in their message:

“Real Food, Real Energy for Real People”. 

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Do yourself a favor and Buy your loved ones these bars for Valentines Day. Nothing says I love you like the Hazelnut + Coffee + Maca bars. I was worried about the caffeine in these bars since I have been caffeine free for almost 7 years but I couldn’t resist trying them and so far, no caffeine headaches or side effects! (I’m not letting my 2 year old eat them though- mostly because they are too delicious for him! hahaha selfish mommy!) These bars taste like coffee brownies – SERIOUSLY, WHY AREN’T THEY IN YOUR SHOPPING CART YET?

We both agree our favorite is the Hazelnut. Super Hubby loves the Pineapple + Mango + Papaya. Baby boy and I are obsessed with sharing the Cashew + Fig + Carrot bars or the Cherry + Walnut + Cinnamon bars.

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These bars are excellent on the go snacks because they actually satisfy your hunger.

So if you are busy like me – buy some bars and keep them in your bag, car or bed side table (don’t judge, I’m a nursing momma!)

My husband has been using these bars to fuel him during and post races!

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Anytime we can support real food, good ingredients and awesome business, I say it’s a blessing!

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So Thunderbird, Thanks and keep making these delicious bars.  I’ve been told Whole Foods carries them, but since I am so far away from Whole Foods- I order online Here!

 

What Fuels you? What are your Go-To PALEO on the go foods?

 

 

Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cookies

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I have been so busy these past few months! Nursing my baby girl constantly (SERIOUSLY.. she eats ALL the time, every 40-90 minutes all day and night long)

She hates sleeping too so it is everything I can do to cook for my family, clean and manage to have energy to play with my VERY ACTIVE 2 year old. Needless to say, I have been exhausted and not able to create too much in the kitchen for my awesome followers. SORRY!!

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Welcome to the World

                     While life took a few crazy turns over the past few months, I have been enjoying every minute. This year we welcomed sweet baby Finley. 

  
           She was born at 36 weeks weighing 6 lb and 19″ long. I had an amazing delivery with a midwife in a hospital. Finley arrived exactly 30 minutes after my water broke- thank God we knew to head to the hospital early because of my delivery with Jackson.  I chose not to use any drugs but I did apply a blend of essential oils to help me focus and breath through the pushes. 

                 Anyone looking for good oils during labor? Try almond oil, lemon oil, patchouli oil, and clary sage. 

    This delivery was amazing and I loved very minute of it…(weird right?) I got to pull baby out and find out that she was a GIRL!! 

     We were excited but after my hour of skin time and a feeding, they took her to the NICU for fast breathing and low blood sugar. She had a couple choking episodes while she was there and she ended up staying for 5 days. 

      Talk about stressful. We were fortunate to stay with her all but one night. It was so scary watching our little one and feeling so helpless. I am so impressed by these mommas that spend weeks/ months watching their littles fight for life. We finally got to bring her home to meet her brother. Seeing my 1 1/2 year old holding his tiny 5lb. 4oz. baby sister was one of the greatest moments! It helped take away the scary parts of her first few days of life.

  
A few things I am thankful for:

1. Gods constant blessings for my family and a comfort in knowing we were surrounded by prayers the entire time.

2. My husband is so amazing and I cannot imagine doing life without him. He was very involved in the delivery and stayed by my side the entire time we were at the hospital. I love him more and more every day.

3. My two children (sounds so new and odd to me) are total blessings and I love them so much. As a stay at home/ work from home momma, I love watching them grow and experience new things.

4. When you have a baby and have to stay because of unplanned events, don’t expect the hospital to have the best paleo options. We ended up going to the cafe ourselves for every meal because they did not make changes for us on the in room service! We did splurge a lot on some awesome Gluten Free Brownies 

   
                                                       wrapped in my wedding gown 8 days old

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                I’ve been working a lot on a few other Paleo projects with some cookbook/blog companies. Now that we are in a pretty good groove as a family, I am excited to start sharing a few things we’ve been working on. 
                                   Welcome to the world Finley! We love you so much.


Creamy Chicken and Rice Crock Pot Dinner

8+ inches of snow and a limited amount of food in our house! This is a great time to make use of the crock- pot for soups and hearty meals that will keep hubby full while he plows our long driveway. This is one of our favorite winter Crock Pot meals and I really don’t want to go to the grocery store until this snow melts.

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                                           Shown with my Brazilian Cheese Bread

 

 

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Paleo Bars

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We are always looking for fast snacks to grab on the go and I know this will only be more useful when baby number 2 arrives and as my little one gets older. For those busy families, this bar is for you! These take 2 minutes to create and only 13-15 minutes to bake. These taste similar to Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Quaker.

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