Brittany Mullins @eatingbirdfood

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Haven’t shared an Olivia update in a while so here we go. Overall, our little #heartwarrior is doing awesome and bringing so much joy to our lives. I can’t even begin to explain it. 💗⁣ ⁣ Some recent highlights:⁣ ⁣ • Growing like a weed. 🌱 For a while she wasn’t even on the growth chart but now she is! She’s still small, but following her own growth curve and the doctors are happy with her growth. 🙌⁣ ⁣ • Sitting up on her own. (As seen in this photo.) It’s been so fun to see her start to be more independent, but I’m also over here like... where’s my little baby?! 😭⁣ ⁣ • Sleeping well and learning to self soothe. We have our bedtime routine down pat and do it nightly (it’s easy to stay consistent when you’re quarantined)! She goes down around 7:30PM and usually wakes around 6-7AM. Some nights she needs to be soothed in the middle of the night because she can’t find a paci or she’s rolled herself over or pushed herself up against the side of crib and is upset, but for the most part she’s a good sleeper. So thankful for this because mama was missing her sleep! ⁣ ⁣ • Nursing for almost all her feeds. This has been such a challenging journey for us both (lots of tears and persistence), but things are so much better now. Most days she nurses for all her feeds (5/day) and gets a bottle of expressed breast milk on top of the nursing session before bed. She likes to be nice and full before going down. ☺️ This has been amazing for me because I went from exclusively pumping (and not being able to use the milk) to only having to pump once a day before bed. 🙌 I’ve contemplated selling my @willowpump because I don’t have a need for it anymore. ⁣ ⁣ • Started eating solid food a couple weeks ago. So far she’s tried 🍠🥑🍌 and I think avocado is her fave so far! I’ve been making my own baby food and contemplating a @babybrezza food maker. 🤔 Also researching baby led weaning and planning to use some of those techniques. ⁣ ⁣ Anything else you’re curious about regarding motherhood or Olivia? Leave me a comment! 💗☺️ PS: I linked a lot of our fave items rn on @liketoknow.it! http://liketk.it/2PQVg #liketkit

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I've been loving grain-based salads lately and this PEAR BARLEY SALAD might just be my new fave! It’s loaded with green Anjou @usapears, barley, chickpeas, walnuts, feta and arugula all tossed in an ACV maple dressing. 🍐🥗💯 #sponsored ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love using #pears in salads because they’re available year-round. (Be sure to look for the USA Pears label to support US farmers.) They not only taste refreshing and sweet, but they also provide a variety of important nutrients like fiber. You guys, 1 pear has 6 grams of fiber!! That's 21% of the daily recommended fiber. 💁🏻‍♀️ That said, most of the fiber and antioxidants are found in the skin so make sure to leave the skin on your pears when possible.💃🏻🍐 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This salad is great because it can totally be customized based on the ingredients available to you. Don’t have chickpeas? I bet this would be delicious with white beans instead. Only have spinach on hand? Swap that in for the arugula! 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's the recipe: • 1/3 cup walnuts • 1 cup uncooked barley • 1 cup cooked chickpeas • 2 green Anjou pears, divided • 1/3 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes • 3/4 cup crumbled feta • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley • 1 handful baby arugula ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dressing • 3 Tbsp red onion • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar • 1/3 cup olive oil • 2 tsp maple syrup • 1 tsp dijon mustard • 1 tsp dried oregano • 1/2 tsp sea salt • 1/4 tsp pepper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ INSTRUCTIONS 1️⃣ Cook barley according to package instructions. Drain. 2️⃣ Toast walnuts in a small skillet. Let cool. 3️⃣ Add minced onion in a small bowl with the vinegar and let marinate while you prep the salad. 4️⃣ Chop 1 1/2 pears and save remaining half for fanning and decorating the salad. 5️⃣ Add cooked barley, chickpeas, pear, sun dried tomatoes, arugula, parsley and feta into a large bowl. 6️⃣ Add remaining dressing ingredients into the bowl with the vinegar and red onion and whisk until combined. 7️⃣ Pour dressing over salad mixture and toss to coat. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

29 May 2020

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Gotta love having a batch of freshly baked muffins around for breakfast or snacking... especially right now! One of my faves are these #glutenfree PROTEIN BLUEBERRY MUFFINS! 💯 They’re made with a combo of almond and oat flour, studded with blueberries and loaded with flavor. Plus, I love that they have an added boost of protein from the combination of Greek yogurt, protein powder and egg whites. Woot woot! 💪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head to the link in my bio to grab the full recipe —> @eatingbirdfood

28 May 2020

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I’m super excited to share this recipe with you guys! It’s an untraditional spin on one of the most well-known Thai dishes… Pad Thai! Pad Thai is typically made with rice noodles, but since I’m an avid spaghetti squash lover I just had to try it with spaghetti squash noodles instead and let me tell ya, it definitely does not disappoint. 💯🥕🌶🌿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The texture of the spaghetti squash noodles is super similar to traditional rice noodles, but the squash does have a firmer texture and they are thinner. Spoiler alert: you will know you’re eating vegetables, but I love the extra texture and touch of sweetness they add to this dish. Plus, it makes this dish #lowcarb so yay for that! 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This untraditional Pad Thai is jam-packed with veggies, protein from the chicken and don’t even get me started on the chili almond sauce… it’s definitely the star of this recipe! It adds so much flavor to this dish and is so dang tasty, I could eat it by the spoonful! 💃🏻🥄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The full recipe is now #ontheblog and linked in my bio (@eatingbirdfood).

27 May 2020

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If you have a sweet tooth, but are also trying to make healthy decisions, these COCONUT FLOUR COOKIES are for you! 🥥🍪💃🏻 They’re soft, delicious and perfectly sweet while still being low in sugar. Plus, they only require 8 ingredients (7 if you skip the chocolate chips) and come together in under 30 minutes. 🙌 Can’t get much better than that, if ya ask me! 💁🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ Here’s what you need:⁣ • coconut flour⁣ • coconut oil⁣ • honey⁣ • eggs⁣ • vanilla extract⁣ • sea salt⁣ • baking soda⁣ • chocolate chips (optional)⁣ ⁣ Full recipe is linked in my bio for you —> @eatingbirdfood

26 May 2020

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If you’ve been following EBF for awhile now you know that I’m a big fan of sneaking veggies into my recipes wherever I can. 🤫 I’ve added zucchini to overnight oats, butternut squash to pancakes and now sweet potato to brownies! 🍠🍫 Technically, I already have a sweet potato brownie recipe, but in the form of brownie bites. They’re so dang delicious so I figured why not recreate them in classic brownie form. 💃🏻⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Sweet potatoes add an amazing texture to these brownies - binding them together without a traditional egg to make them #vegan. They also add a nutritional punch! Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and have a variety of important vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and potassium. ⁣ ⁣ These brownies are fudgy, loaded with nutritious ingredients and the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth while still getting in those veggies. 🙌 And we can’t forget about the chocolate ganache topping… it’s definitely the best part, if ya ask me! 💯⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Head to the link in my bio (@eatingbirdfood) to grab the recipe for these sweet potato brownies as well as my sweet potato brownie bites.

25 May 2020

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Monday mornings are always better when you have breakfast prepared in advance. Who's with me?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ ⁣ ⁣ As you guys already know, I’m all about having #oatseveryday, but sometimes I just can’t fathom eating a big bowl of warm steamy oats during the hot summer months. That’s where overnight oats come in! 🙌 These four delicious flavors are loaded with fruit and perfect for summertime. They’re easy to #mealprep and can be eaten for breakfast, a snack or even dessert throughout the week… they’re that good! 💯⁣ ⁣ Which flavor do you want to try first?⁣ ⁣ • Cherry Cheesecake 🍒⁣ • Blueberry Cobbler 🥧⁣ • Strawberry Shortcake 🍓⁣ • Peach Pie 🍑⁣ .⁣ All four recipes are #ontheblog and linked in my bio —> @eatingbirdfood

25 May 2020

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Grilling out tomorrow for #memorialday? Add these GRILLED SWEET POTATOES to your menu! 🍠 💃🏻 They’re super easy to whip up and taste amazing with a little fresh thyme, salt + pepper. 💯 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pro tip: I recommend pre-cooking your sweet potatoes before grilling otherwise you'll end up with a charred outside and raw potato inside... no thank you! 🙅🏻‍♀️ I know it's one extra step, but it makes all the difference, trust me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recipe for the sweet potato wedges and the simple garlic aioli dipping sauce is #ontheblog. Grab the link in my bio —> @eatingbirdfood

24 May 2020

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This GREEK QUINOA SALAD makes for a great #mealprep recipe and is perfect for #memorialday! It’s loaded with #plantbased protein (8 grams per serving) and tons of fresh veggies with a tangy lemon dressing. 🥒🍅🌿💯 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love whipping up a batch on Sunday so I have lunches ready to go for the week. It’s definitely filling and yummy on its own, but it’s also delicious topped over some greens or served with some added protein like my grilled ACV chicken. To keep this dish #vegetarian you could add in white beans or chickpeas for some added plant-based protein. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recipe is linked in my bio for ya —> @eatingbirdfood

23 May 2020

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You guys have been loving these CHOCOLATE CHIP TAHINI COOKIES ever since I shared them earlier this week! Some people have even said that they’re MAGICAL. ✨ They’re crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and so stinkin’ delicious! 🍪💯 Plus, they pack a nutritional punch and are super easy to whip up. Bonus points for also being #vegan, #glutenfree and #grainfree. 🙌⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Here’s what you need: ⁣ • tahini⁣ • maple syrup⁣ • ground flaxseed⁣ • cinnamon⁣ • sea salt⁣ • baking soda⁣ • vanilla extract⁣ • coconut flour⁣ • unsweetened shredded coconut flakes⁣ • chocolate chips ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⁣ Full recipe is linked in my bio for you —> @eatingbirdfood

23 May 2020

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy no cook side dish to make for Memorial Day this AVOCADO CORN SALAD is it! 🌽🥑🥗 It’s made with just 5 simple ingredients (if you don’t count the salt + pepper) and comes together in just 10 minutes. It’s delicious on its own, as a side or even added to a bed of greens with protein to make it a meal-sized salad. 💯⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Here’s what you need: ⁣ • sweet corn ⁣ • red onion⁣ • avocado⁣ • lime⁣ • basil ⁣ • salt + pepper ⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Head to the link in my bio to grab the full recipe as well as a quick kitchen hack for cutting corn off the cob! 🔪🌽

22 May 2020

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Friday night pizza party, anyone?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ If you’re looking to switch up your traditional pizza crust with a veggie-based crust (that’s not cauliflower), this SPAGHETTI SQUASH PIZZA CRUST is a game-changer! It’s from my girl @rachlmansfield’s new cookbook Just The Good Stuff and it’s so delicious and has all the pizza flavor you crave. 💯🍕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s #lowcarb, #grainfree, super simple to make and requires minimal ingredients! 🙌 You literally just need spaghetti squash, flaxseed and a few spices to make this crust. And we can’t forget about the best part… the toppings! 💃🏻 The great thing with homemade pizza is that you can completely customize it and add whatever toppings you’d like. I kept mine pretty simple with traditional pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil, but seriously feel free to get as creative as you’d like here! 🌿🍅🧀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head to the link in my bio (@eatingbirdfood) to grab the full recipe as well as some more ideas for topping combos. And don’t forget to check out #justthegoodstuff for more awesome recipes from Rachel! 🙌

22 May 2020

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This healthy potato salad is a must-make for summer and perfect for #memorialdayweekend! 🥔🌿🙌 Instead of your traditional potato salad with mayo and eggs we’re using a red wine vinegar dressing, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots and spinach to create a lighter version that’s just as delicious, if not better than the traditional recipe, IMO. 💯 Added bonus: It's #dairyfree + #vegan! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recipe is linked in my bio for ya --> @eatingbirdfood

21 May 2020

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There’s nothing better than a classic smoothie flavor, amiright? And what could be more classic than a STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE?! 🍓🍌💃🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The combo of strawberry and banana definitely tastes delicious on its own, but I decided to amp it up a bit by using frozen bananas to make it extra creamy, Greek yogurt for a protein boost and honey to help balance out the tart yogurt flavor. 💯 There’s a ton of room to experiment with this smoothie, so feel free to get creative and make this recipe your own. 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Grab the full recipe via the link in my bio —> @eatingbirdfood

21 May 2020

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I’ve got the perfect #plantbased burger for ya that would be a great addition to your Memorial Day menu. 🍔💯 It’s made with tempeh and is packed with protein and tons of flavor. 💃🏻🙌 If you're a veggie burger lover like me, you'll know that a lot of homemade veggie burgers tend to be soft and mushy and fall apart while cooking. Not these... they hold together amazingly well so you can actually cook them on the grill AND flip ‘em! Woot woot! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Grab the recipe via my bio —> @eatingbirdfood

20 May 2020