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Nice title. My mind is going crazy. I feel like I’m so behind on posts and there are so many things I want to write about. I don’t know where to start. We’re all a little under the weather around here also, so that doesn’t really help the situation. Ugh.

Here is a list of things I want to include on the blog in the next couple of weeks-

  • my personal weight struggles in the past
  • an update on those 7 pesky pounds 
  • race recaps
  • some product reviews and comparisons
  • things I love from Trader Joe’s
  • more workouts and tips
  • my favorite treadmill workouts
  • all about our other animals (Andrew’s cassowary that he hatched and raised in going to be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. His name is Mad Max. Hopefully I’ll be asleep by then.)
  • our yummy buffalo jerky
  • my pregnancy journey (I have some pretty funny pictures)
  • more recipes
  • STUFT- what the heck it stands for
  • what am I forgetting??????? Surprised smile

Tonight, I’m going with something that is sure to make you laugh. First of all, yesterday my little precious boys turned 1 1/2. What the? I can’t believe they are that old already. Where has the time gone? And are you supposed to celebrate 1 1/2? I was totally feeling guilty that I didn’t do anything special for them yesterday.

Last night’s half birthday menu (for the boys):

Steamed carrots and whole grain pasta with Laughing Cow cheese wedges (2), Smart Balance light, parmesan, steamed broccoli, and turkey dogs (I know, not the healthiest, but they LOVE them- it was their 1/2 birthday). IMG_2180

Helpful hint- you can just add the broccoli to the boiling water and noodles for the last three minutes or so. It cooks it perfectly and saves time and dishes.



And….. you can freeze steamed carrots. Smile (Oh how I love my freezer.)


We tried out these new bowls from Grandma. Pretty cool little suction cups. It only took about 5 minutes for them to figure out how to pull it off. Ha!


They were really excited about the low fat banana muffins for dessert. Yay!


Last night’s half birthday menu (for me):

Roasted zucchini and broccoli, cheese sandwiches (I used that good Tuscan Pane bread) and marinara sauce.





Today, I wanted to make them a special breakfast and make sure they had a fun-filled day (even though they both woke up with snot all over their face- lovely).

Luckily, STUFT reader Sarah (Hi Sarah!!!) sent me this AWESOME recipe for chocolate pudding last week. I’ve been waiting for my bananas and an avocado to be ready at the same time. Today was the day! Woo hoo!!!!

Before I give you the recipe, here’s a look at what was going on while I tried to whip this together. (Good thing it didn’t take long at all.)



Ugh. Here’s the recipe:

Sarah’s Sneaky Chocolate Pudding


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana (recipe calls for just 1/2, but I used the whole one)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (Sarah says olive oil works too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor.




Sorry, the pictures are not the best. How do you make chocolate pudding more photogenic? I guess it would help if it wasn’t in an orange plastic bowl. ha!

When I was done, at least they were off the DINNER table. ( I can’t tell you how many times I take them off that a day. “No. No. No.”)



Does anyone else’s day start like this?

Back to the pudding……

I decided to let them try to eat it themselves. Hmmm…… Good call or bad call? I’ll let you decide.


Not too bad yet, right? Just wait.



Notice that they’re BOTH licking their fingers at the end. They LOVED this stuff. I will definitely be making it again, but maybe next time I’ll have Andrew feed them (and then I’ll enjoy mine later when everyone’s asleep). Smile

This morning, my pudding went perfectly with a high protein microwave muffin (topped with a little Naturally More ) and PB2 cottage cheese. Um, have a little breakfast Kristin (I was already worn out okay).


This pudding was delicious!!!!!!! And just what I need to get me through the day since it was just beginning after I cleaned up the boys, high chairs, kitchen, etc. I’ll have to get to our adventures tomorrow. It’s almost Jimmy Kimmel time. I have to watch for Andrew’s cassowary!!!!!

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  1. 1
    Perdita says:

    Oh man! Those chocolate covered faces are so funny and deliciously yummy. I have an idea for next time – If you have a little kiddie pool, let them eat their pudding in there with nothing but a swim diaper on. When they are finished, turn the hose on and let them have a blast with water play. I would do this before nap time. hehehehehe.

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    Erin C. says:

    So cute! I think the pudding was a big hit! Writing a blog can definitely get overwhelming because so many ideas are swirling in your head. Try keeping a Word doc with all of your ideas and each time you write, grab the one from the top of your list. That’s what I did and it really helped. Every once in a while, I re-ordered the list based on things I wanted to write about first. Good luck. You’re doing an awesome job! I look forward to reading every day. 🙂

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      STUFT Mama says:

      Great advice! Thanks soooooo much for reading and for commenting. I’m totally going to do this. Right now I have 3 notebooks, with a bunch of scribbles, ideas, recipe thoughts, etc. in each one. Ugh.

  3. 3
    Robin Baker says:

    don’t forget “what to do with EGG Substitute from Costco” he he

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    Brandi Ballard says:

    Love the pics of the boys! Literally lol’d. They make that pudding look like it is the best tasting thing ever!! Love the blog Kristin. Thanks for sharing!

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