Hello, Friends!

Hello old friends!  After a few months off, I’m excited to welcome you back to Hunter and Mama Make It.

We’ve been so busy these last few months, I decided to grant myself some mama grace and take some time to live in the moment.  Do you ever look at your calendar and realize that you are booked solid every weekend for the rest of eternity? (or at least the foreseeable future?)  Well, that’s what happened to me mid- October!  When life gets a little crazy, I think that taking some time to enjoy each moment is the best way to keep from totally losing it! BUT I’ve missed you and am excited for all the great things we have planned for this year.

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Make an Acai Bowl at Home

Say hello to Mama’s newest obsession- acai bowls!  Also called smoothie bowls, I have to confess, I didn’t really know what they were until a couple of weeks ago.  But once I tried my first one, I was hooked!  My husband and I both got a bowl when we were out running errands one Saturday.  An acai smoothie base, topped with granola, a variety of fresh fruit and honey…delicious and healthy! But 2 bowls set us back about $20. Not an every day kind of treat! So, I set out to figure out how I could make an acai bowl at home for a fraction of the cost.

Mama’s 5 Must Haves for Toddler Plane Travel

Plane travel with a toddler. If the thought sends you into an anxiety attack, I can’t say I blame you!

I actually overheard a mom in the family boarding line say ‘Everyone is scared to travel with a baby… but a toddler is way harder! They’re wiggly!’ Truer words have never been spoken!

I flew with Hunter when he was 6 months old, by myself, and actually had a pretty easy time of it. (Please DON’T hate me if you have a horrible baby travel story!) When your little munchkin can’t walk, and is still being bottle or breastfed, there’s just less to worry about from a logistics point of view.

So, when the time came to plan for a family trip this summer… I was a little nervous.  How do you pack for a successful plane trip with a tiny, wiggly ball of energy? Well, let me tell you, I’ve done the leg work and I’m here to share!

White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Bites

My husband has been bugging me for MONTHS to make some protein bites for him to have as healthy grab and go snacks. I finally got around to it… you’re gonna love these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Protein Bites!  At 5g of protein per serving, they’re a filling, easy snack!

The recipe is super easy, and you most likely already have the ingredients on hand.  I put together this little 30 second video for you to show you just how easy they are!

The best part?  You can sub different mix-ins to create a flavor combo that you love!  I added dried cranberries to a few, I’m going to try them without nuts next time… I might even do some dark chocolate chips! Just make sure that you don’t go too crazy with the number of mix ins or the bites won’t roll up nicely.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Protein Bites

Course Snack