Natural Living Monday 9/01

Natural Living Monday | Natural Chow

Thank you for joining us on Natural Living Monday. I am excited to see the great things you have been doing to live a more natural, whole, holistic life.

Your Hosts:

Amanda from Natural Living Mamma

Andrea from Homemade for Elle

Margaret from Natural Chow

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Do you remember that diffuser I told you about last week? I have been using my favorite essential oils in it NONSTOP. Not only does it make my house smell nice, but it also helps us to focus, stay calm, feel grounded, and helps us to feel happy. It’s quite amazing.

This week I hit 1000 likes on Facebook. How awesome is that? And in case you’re interested in starting a blog yourself, I’ll be sharing a very descriptive and easy way to start a blog pretty soon so stay tuned. (It’ll be shared on the Facebook page and in the newsletter so watch out for that. ;) )
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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Between harvesting our summer crop, planting our fall/winter garden, school starting up, doing family activities, and visiting with family members…I’ve been super busy lately. And not only do I feel like I don’t have enough time to make something sufficient in the mornings, I feel like there’s nothing to make. Well, there’s oatmeal, but no one in my family actually enjoys eating oatmeal.

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Skinny Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Smoothie | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

On Monday, Mother Nature decided to be all like “Hey, I know it was 100 degrees yesterday, but I think I’ll make it 53 degrees this morning.” Of course, I went outside Monday morning wearing shorts and a T-shirt thinking I was going to be sweating like crazy, but in reality, I had to go back inside and throw on a big ‘ol sweater just to keep my tiny little arms warm. Yep.

However, today was another blazer and gardening was a little on the NOT FUN side of the spectrum. Sweat pouring down my face, shirt drenched—I won’t go into the details. But at least I was able to whip up this skinny banana oatmeal smoothie (which is totally delicious and refreshing) in less than five minutes when I came inside. 

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Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Herb Frittata

Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Herb Frittata | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Some days, you just want something special for breakfast. Something gourmet (and, might I add, sinfully delicious) that doesn’t take four hours to make or mass amounts of cooking experience. And this frittata is just that.

Now, mushroom, goat cheese and herb frittata may sound like an insanely fancy/complicated dish, but in reality, it’s almost as easy as making scrambled eggs.

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Natural Living Monday 8/25

Natural Living Monday | Natural Chow

Thank you for joining us on Natural Living Monday. I am excited to see the great things you have been doing to live a more natural, whole, holistic life.

Your Hosts:

Amanda from Natural Living Mamma

Andrea from Homemade for Elle

Margaret from Natural Chow

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I am so excited about hosting this amazing blog hop. So many interesting articles and delicious recipes get shared each week, so if you’re a blogger and have a few posts to share—feel free to link them up here. Readers—check out all of these awesome natural living links.

This week I got a diffuser (yay!), so I’ve been diffusing all kinds of essential oils for focus while homeschooling (because the younger ones struggle with that), and essential oils that are uplifting. Also, our sweet potatoes finally popped up and we’ll harvest those after the first frost. Last year, our sweet potatoes did really well, so we’re a bit giddy. (more…)

I link up at these fun parties!