Paleo Bride (& Baby)

Baskets of Health: The Easter Bunny Goes Paleo

Some ideas for Felix’s first Easter in 2013 (he’ll be almost 1!). We’re not really religious, but I’m sure we’ll end up celebrating the cultural aspects of Easter with our little boy.

-Naturally dyed eggs

-Paleo cookies (homemade, of course)

-Dark chocolate (dark chocolate bunny anyone?)

-Trail mix 

-Toys! 

Kickstarter - Cultured Caveman: Portland's first 100% paleo food cart

I just donated $20 to help this Paleo food cart get up and running in Portland. I guess we’re going to have to take baby Felix to Medford and Portland once Bryan’s done with his deployment, so we can check it out (and take advantage of the free dinner we get in return for investing). 

I heard about these microinvesting sites on NPR. So unds like they really should be the next big thing.

Nom Nom Nom Gut Bacteria

Things have been *ahem* moving slowly in the gut department the last couple of weeks. Common pregnancy complaint? Yes. But that doesn’t mean I have to take it lying down. 

My midwife suggested eating more fruits and vegetables (I’m good on fruits, but relatively lame on the veggies right now), drinking prune juice/eating prunes (which is more like taking a laxative then getting to the root of the problem), and drinking more water, which I’m working on. I already drink what feels like a ton of liquids, but I need to like triple it I think to really deal with this Arizona heat. 

So I submitted a question via Facebook to Balanced Bites Practical Paleo Podcast, and she gave me some good Paleo suggestions to help with the flowage. 

-Eat more fermented foods to help with gut bacteria—kraut, kefir, kimchee, kombucha (hey they’re all k foods!)

-Drink more water

-Consider taking a probiotic

-Get moving—more walking and yoga

These are all things I knew, and have “tried,” but in a half-ass kind of way. So right now I’m nomming on some raw kraut for brekkie, to be followed by some yogurt and a liter of water. 

Baby Felix yawning in utero. I die. 

Baby Felix yawning in utero. I die.