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Friday Fav’s

This week has flown by!  I’m lucky girl. I was able to celebrate Canada Day (remotely) on Tuesday and today is Independence Day, July 4th in the US so more celebrations to come!

I had a great response from last week’s Friday Fav’s so I thought I would share again what I am loving this week.

First up, coconut oil…yes coconut oil. I have been using coconut oil for years in my protein shakes or to cook with. Now, coconut oil has taken on the job of a few things in my house, thanks to Pinterest. (If you are on Pinterest, let me know! )

It is hands down, the BEST and cheapest makeup remover. It is the only product that has ever taken off all of my waterproof mascara. It also conditions your eyelashes to help them grow #doublewin

What else do I use coconut oil for…let me list how it has been used in Casa de Burrows this week:

  • soothe bug bites on the kiddos
  • facial & body moisturizer
  • post shower: I put it in the twins hair to help soften and condition it from all of the chlorine.  It works just like very expensive Moroccan oil but at a fraction of the cost.
  • sunburn soother, just like Aloe.

I picked up my big tub of coconut oil at Costco (no surprise there)

 

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Next up is a product I never thought I would buy but I did thanks again to the magic of the Internet.

I saw one too many video’s of people burning their hair off so I thought a little protection might help. I rarely flat iron my hair because it is pin straight. The humidity does poof up my hair or if I wash my hair at night and go to bed  with wet hair my hair is a mess and it takes a ton of work to get it to look normal, so I’ll use the flat iron to save me time in those instances.

I use my hair dryer everyday and have never really thought about the heat of the hair dryer being damaging. I picked up L’Oreal Heat Protection Spray ($4.99-Walmart) I figured it couldn’t hurt and with fingers crossed protect my hair from heat damage.

Happy to report that IT WORKS! It claims to protect your hair from heat damage, calms frizz, seals in shine, and blocks humidity – AND IT DOES! It totally works. I was completely skeptical but it really works!!

LOREAL heat spray

 

 

Lastly, is my Friday Fav recipe…a healthy recipe that I could eat everyday.

Frittata.

I keep it super simple, I mix eggs (usually 6 or so) a healthy splash of almond milk and add in chopped veggies. If you have leftovers from the last few days consider putting them in as well. I like to spice mine up a little (garlic, pepper, italian seasoning and a little cayenne pepper)

- bake at 350 for 15-20 min

In the morning, I warm it up for a quick breakfast or have it at lunch paired with salad–easy peasy!

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Transparency Disclaimer: I purchased all of these products and I have not been asked to write this. I’m sharing my favourites because they actually are a few of my favourite things and I love to share healthy food, snack and product choices that I like.  BUT if any companies or brands want to sponsor me, you can always connect with me  :) .

 

Friday Favs – The Snack Edition

Happy Fri-YAY!!

I get asked alot about my favourite things. Favourite shoes, favourite places to eat, favourite workout clothes, etc. So I thought I would start today off with a “Friday Favs – The Snack Edition.”

First up…energy!

Energy, in the form of a drink? I don’t always support the notion of a drink being a source of energy, but here is an exception. I have never been a fan of Red Bull or other energy drinks. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good caffeine fix and I am just like you, I can hit a wall at 3pm and need a good kick-start or jolt to keep me moving along.

ZipFizz is a super low-calorie energy drink that comes in a few flavours, orange cream is my fav. I would prefer it be to non carbonated but whatevs..it does the trick! I picked this up at Costco. (sorry about the blurry pic, ugh) zipfizz.com

I’ve had four of their flavours and all of them have a good taste and great energy supply when you need it.

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Next up are Party Tizers – Dippin Chips

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Party-Tizers – Dippin Chips.

Gluten free, non GMO, no added flavours, preservatives or junk. These bad boys are awesome!! I love them with hummus, guac, salsa, goat cheese or just plain. These are great for a healthy homemade nacho night or a quick snack. Again, another purchase from Costco. I have 3 kids I need to buy everything in bulk people! My husband loves them with a little Brie and Red Pepper Jelly, baked in the oven for a few minutes.  Their shape makes each one a little bowl!

Did you see the package? Kale, carrot and spinach! My kids love eating these. Kale, carrot, spinach sneaking into their diet. Folks, that is a definite #ParentWIN!

On the go

For an on the go snack I like to have a Kind bar every once in a while. My hands down fav flavour is the coconut almond. As you can see, I couldn’t wait to eat this and all that was left was the wrapper. This purchase was from WalMart. I was starving and this saved me from making a bad decision like hitting a drive through or making a poor food choice  because I was hungry.  Having a snack with you like a Kind Bar can really help you through those ‘challenging’ times. These bars come in a variety of flavours.

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All natural, gluten-free, low glycemic. Real ingredients that you can pronouce.

That is all for my “Friday Fav’s – The Snack Edition.

Transparency Disclaimer: I purchased all of these products. I was not asked to write this. I’m sharing my favourites because they actually are a few of my favourite things and I love to share healthy food and snack choices.  BUT…If any companies want to sponsor me…you can always connect with me :) .