Helthy Summer Breakfast: Overnight Soaked Oats

Oats are great for breakfast and snacking.  Soaking them overnight makes them much easier to digest and their nutrients are better absorbed by your body.

To prepare them just mix in a mason jar 5 table spoons of organic old-fashioned oats, a pinch of cinnamon, few drops of vanilla extract, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, and 1 cup of almond milk. You can sweeten it with stevia, maple syrup, coconut crystals, or lucuma powder. To finish, just top with berries.  Close the lid and place it in the fridge.  Keeps fresh for 3-5 days.


Spring Break 2015: Ski Family Vacation at Vail

So it’s Spring Break! and one of my favorite destinations is Vail, Colorado.  Having a family ski vacation at Vail is very baby friendly.  Staying at a resort that offers day care for your kids is a must, specially if you want to hit the slopes with your hubby instead of taking turns babysitting the kids.


Beaver Creek in Vail, Colorado

My top choice is Beaver Creek Resort, which offers a great daycare service for kids as small as newborns.  Their daycare is conveniently located two stories below the ski lifts.  And if you are still breastfeeding, like in my case, you can easily ski down the slopes a couple of times, breastfeed your baby, have a nice lunch, and ski a couple of more times before picking up your kids at 4pm.

The resort also has an ice skating ring and family tubing. In addition, just because your kids don’t ski yet they don’t have to give up the slopes.  Beaver Creek has a couple of gondolas for those riders on foot, so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent view.

This year the weather was around 50F during the day, and the skies were clear and sunny.  It was the perfect weather to enjoy warm chili and beer sitting by the slopes and to take the kids around to enjoy the snow.

Mia stepping on snow for the first time.

Mia stepping on snow for the first time.

Veggie Scrambled Eggs for Toddlers

Veggie scrambled eggs are a great way of incorporating some greens into your toddler’s diet without any fuss.  You can play around with whatever veggies are in your fridge, just don’t overdo it if you have a picky eater.  The idea is to add more and more vegetables as he or she gets used to the taste.

I prepare mine with two eggs, olive oil, half a shredded tomato (cut it in half and shred one half leaving the skin out), 1 to 2 cups of spinach, a bunch of chopped broccoli florets, 2 spoons of ricotta cheese, and a dash of salt.  Pair it with a slice of Ezequiel’s sprouted whole grain bread and you get a highly nutritious breakfast for your little one.