Pure Randomness- Recipes, Baby Gates and Kid Health

Today we talk about the Kale Family Baby Gate AKA a kale recipe, a family health lesson and a dreaded baby gate.  Were you thinking I discovered some new hybrid of kale?  Wouldn’t the world be so lucky?

Justin and I eat kale just about every night.  In fact, sometimes I worry we eat so much of it we will die from Vitamin K overdose… I’m slightly paranoid at times.  Kale is not well received by many, but our family will eat it raw.  We are the few, the crazy.


Kale again mommy?!

One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

It’s basically the world’s healthiest food.  Popeye should’ve known better.

This week we are challenging you to add GREEN to as many plates as possible.

Sauteed kale with almonds and apple cider recipe


  • 1 pound kale
  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 diced tart apple
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider


  1. Separate the leaves of the kale from the stem and wash thoroughly.
  2. Heat the coconut oil  in a pan and add almonds. Cook for 3 minutes until almonds start to brown. Add apples and cook until soft.
  3. Add in kale and apple cider and cover.  Let it steam until it starts to wilt, saute it occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

I’m sorry.  Did you think that was the cupcake recipe?


For the month of January, we are hosting a Make Healthy Choices theme for your lucky kiddos.

This week, we have provided you with a sticker/star/marble/money/whatever form of bribery you want to use chart.  You should always try to promote healthy choices by intrinsic means, let’s be honest… they’re kids.  Start extrinsically and move inward, right?!  Just click the link below, read the directions and print!



And finally, the last of the hybrid- the baby gate.  I put off putting this guy up about 2 months too long.  Why?  Because I’d rather go to Target and shop for clothes than a gate.  What made me finally cave?  I literally pulled a hamstring racing around the corner trying to catch her from scaling the stairs.

Anyone ever had a good experience with a baby gate?

Looks all innocent and sweet….


But then your husband tugs on it just a little too hard one day…


And there goes your chances of ever reselling this house.


Is it ok if I live with you Libby?  My mom and Dad are destroying our house one wall at a time.

Anyone have a baby gate they love?

Our Moving Comfort capri giveaway is still going on so enter below… some choices you can do daily!

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Are you an immediate baby-proofer or a delayed on like me?

How do you feel about greens?

How do you keep them interesting?


10 thoughts on “Pure Randomness- Recipes, Baby Gates and Kid Health

  1. Danielle says:

    I’ve done very little baby proofing with my 3 kids. The baby gate at the bottom of the stairs is more to keep the dog from going up and peeing/pooping.

    We eat a lot of spinach. Haven’t really tried kale. We like spinach sautéed with olive oil and parmesan cheese.

  2. megroach says:

    We gated everything we needed to when my oldest was on the move, she was walking by 9.5 months so we got gates! It was easy to re put back up when my youngest got to moving 😉 Greens, well let’s just say I’m working on it. Trying to get the kids introduced to more of a variety is gonna be a work in progress. I clearly just need to find the right recipes to keep everyone interested!

  3. Abby @ Change of Pace says:

    I just haven’t been able to do kale- in a good salad, as chips, anywhere. I may have to try these to give it one last kick at the can!
    Gentry’s pictures are always so great!
    Ha- we actually had a baby gate for Harold that he’d scale, so then we covered it in material, but he still got up it. We’ve saved it for one day, but i assume we’ll need a fancier one by time that comes around!

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