Still in shock that it’s already time for a recap of 2018! So much has happened this year and I’m so excited to give you guys an overview of what my 2018 consisted of plus a round up of the top posts from L&Z!I’d also LOVE if you took a couple of minutes to take a 10 question survey so I can continue to develop well rounded content for each of you! OH AND we are giving away 25 STARBUCKS LATTES ($5 gift card) to the first 25 takers of the survey below.
This past year was definitely FULL and memorable. It began with the birth of our sweet Brooks on Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t read my post about Brooks being born on an elevator, check it out here because it’s definitely worth the read!
Summer consisted of many days at the pool and a trip to Indian Rocks Beach because it was SO HOT. Despite the scorching temps, we still made several day trips to Disney because why not take advantage of visiting the most magical place on earth when it’s less than 30 minutes from home?!
Our sweet Parker started preschool mid-August and also turned 3 in October which blows this mama’s mind! Can’t believe he’s 3. We threw him a super awesome and fun choo-choo train themed party! Such a fun time with friends and family.
In September I had the incredible opportunity to travel to New Orleans, LA with the Tri-Lamb Group to learn more about the nutritive value of lamb and the place it holds in a healthy diet. I was also able to explore the beautiful and delicious city of New Orleans with new friends! Definitely one of those “I love what I do even more” trips that I’m so thankful for.
We spent Thanksgiving with family in Lake Alfred, FL and had an absolute blast! There’s no better way to finish out the year surrounded by loved ones and yummy food.
Speaking of yummy food… I’m listing the top posts you guys were loving throughout 2018 on Love & Zest! I love hearing and seeing the content you’re enjoying and the recipes you’re making.
Avocado Tuna Salad Boats
Eggs Benedict BLT with Avocado Hollandaise
Green Power Smoothie
Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts
Chicken Mango Power Bowls
Hidden Veggie Chocolate Coffee Shake
Soft Baked Almond Butter Banana Oat Bars
Homemade Sour Watermelon Fruit Chews
Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad
Double Chocolate Cherry Skillet Brownie
Grain Free Cookie Dough Power Balls
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Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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Jeff Shft says
We shared this cinnamon sugar cake donuts this holiday season. Everyone in the family loves it! Every bite burst with happiness, it’s like the heaven opened its gates. Thanks for this.
Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD says
This review is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your experience creating the recipe 🙂 So glad to hear!
Jennifer Berkey says
Anything with Avocado is delicious but your recipe is superb! That is what I love this 2018. I am looking forward to more magical creations this 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family. Xoxo.