Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You Asked, I Answered

I get a lot of great questions in my comments, and I think a lot of people would like to know the answers…SO, I went back through them and am going to attempt to answer some of them! All types of questions….here we go!
What do you do with flaxseed? Do you put it on oatmeal? How do you incorporate it into your meals? Same with steel cut oats?
**I put flaxseed in oatmeal, veggies, salads, casseroles, protein bites, etc. Basically I try to sneak in a little wherever I can. Sometimes I use steel cut oats and ground flaxseed to give the feel of “fried” veggies, the healthy way.

Can you share how you marinate your chicken?
**I cook it in olive oil (use the mister) and use Italian seasoning, minced garlic, and cracked black pepper. I either cook it in a frying pan OR on the George Foreman grill. If I ever use salt, I use sea salt, but that’s mostly for my hubby.

One thing I struggle with are healthy lunch and breakfast ideas for my children. Can you recommend something?
**Obviously I don’t have kiddos yet, but this is something I’ve thought a lot about. I like natural peanut butter & Ezekial bread (maybe use cookie cutters for fun shapes), carrots & other raw veggies they like, fruits (make fruit salad and let them decorate a container to store it in), etc. I have a few things pinned on Pinterest to help with this in the future (you can follow me on Pinterest in the upper right corner….pinned under the Baby Butler’s & Delicioso boards). I also found a great article today about this very subject- check it out here.
20 Lunches for Kids

What do you eat with your hummus?
**Raw veggies! YUMMM!!! I try to avoid crackers, pita chips, pretzels, etc., just because they’re processed. The more real, whole foods, the better!!

How tall are you, Danielle?
** 5’5 1/2” (I think I look taller than I actually am.)
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Where did you get your blue maxi dress (pictured above)? I can never find one long enough and I think you are my height!
**TJ Maxx. They have GREAT dresses! I love Marshall’s too.

What is your goal to look like? Are you interested in getting into body building? Just curious and please don’t take this as a mean post! Just a compliment and question :) also, when it comes time for babies are you still going to take these supplements?
**My goal is to get in the BEST shape of my life before babies so I can bounce back quickly, have a better delivery, and be in the best possible health for my baby. I know pregnancy will change my body and I may not look like I look now, but I believe in being healthy for HEALTH reasons….not for vanity. And yes, I will continue to take multivitamins, omegas, probiotics, etc. when I get pregnant.
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I just looked at your wedding pictures and I absolutely love your dress!Would you mind telling me the designer?
I don’t know anything about designers, honestly, so I had to really search for this one! I found it in the Spring 2010 collection from Maggie Sottero….It’s called Adorae. You can check out the link Here!
Large View of the Adorae Bridal Gown
Here’s me in it!!
If anyone has any other questions, feel free to comment and ask away and I’d be GLAD to answer!!! I hope those of you who asked those questions read this post!


Kristal said...

Love that blue maxi! Just found you from cmae! Love your blog.


Lauren said...

Love your beautiful dress and your drive to eat so healthy! :)


Kelly said...

Oooh! Can you tell me more about the pregnancy/nursing challenge? I am 25weeks along with my second and have been on modified bed rest for the last five weeks (three more to go before reevaluating). Anyway, long story short, I need all the help I can get to stay healthy this pregnancy!! I would love to hear more :) your blog is such an awesome resource!

bnfunky said...

You answered mine!!! Thank you :) Helped a lot!

Anonymous said...

Hello -- I came across your blog while I was vacationing in Hawaii a few weeks ago and have read it every day since. I really enjoy it :) question about the advocare...I read somewhere that it is full of caffiene and unhealthy and you promote healthy eating/ drinking and you look amazing. Maybe I was on a negative site... is advocare all natural? Safe? Thank you :)

C Mae said...

My wedding dress is also by Maggie Soterro and I get to wear mine in 8 days! Woot woot! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, I enjoy reading your blog. You posted recently about meeting your birth mother and siblings. You posted many pictures of your siblings and none of your birth mother. Can you tell us about that?

Kym @ Travel Babbles said...

We're wedding dress twins!!!

Unknown said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pictures! Absolutely beautiful! Such a memorable time!