The BEST product for rough, dry skin

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Baby Aquaphor.  I received a tube of this at one of my baby showers to use after Lincoln’s circumcision.  It worked well and helped him heal very quickly.  He started getting bad diaper rash, so we used it on that and it healed after the first day!  I went ahead and bought a large tub of this for continued use.  Lincoln gets this on his shiny hiney, behind his ears because for some reason they become very dry and cracked, and then under his arms where his skin seems to get inflamed.  

A few months ago, the heels and the outside of my toes began to get very dry and the skin started cracking.  I figured if the Aquaphor worked well on Lincoln, it could possibly work on my nasty feet.  Ta da!!!  After only a week of using the product every night at bedtime, my skin was completely healed!

Then, I started questioning how many chemicals were in this and if it was going to cause my skin to fall off later in life.  I checked my handy dandy EWG’s Skin Deep app (download it now if you don’t have it), and it is a level 2, which is really good.  If you don’t have this app, take a look at the website.  www.ewg.org

You can find Aquaphor just about anywhere.  Instead of scrubbing your heels and wearing yourself out, just slap this on at night and drift off to sleep knowing that in a week you will wake up with feet everyone will be jealous of.  Plus, sandal season is right around the corner!  
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Tasty Tuna Patty Salad

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This is my own recipe that I came up with on a whim.  I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner and my husband was home so I couldn’t make my normal super healthy meals, but I knew that he liked tuna and salad so I just used what I had at home.

Ingredients:

(For tuna patties)

1 can of tuna fish in water

1 medium green bell pepper diced

1 medium red bell pepper diced

1 small onion diced

1 cup of panko bread crumbs

2 eggs

salt and pepper to taste

(For salad)

Organic green leaf mix or any salad mix you enjoy.  (Try not to use iceberg because it really has no nutritional value)

1 can of black beans (rinsed)

1 cup of frozen organic corn

(For dressing)

1 packet of Ranch Dressing mix

1 small avocado (mashed)

Milk

Mayo

 

Directions:

Make the dressing first so that it has a chance to thicken.  Follow the directions on the back of the ranch packet and add in the mashed avocado.  Make sure to whisk this together so that the avocado is incorporated and not chunky.

In a medium frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil (I used coconut oil).  Drain the tuna and place it in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Add the bell peppers, onion, eggs, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper.  Mix all the ingredients together (I used my hands to make sure all the ingredients were fully incorporated).  Form palm size patties and place in the pan with the oil.  If you find that your patty is not sticking together well, try adding more bread crumbs.  Allow the patties to cook until golden brown on both sides.  It is about 5 minutes for  each side.

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As the patties are cooking, put the salad together.  Drain and rinse the black beans.  Allow these to heat either on the stove or in the microwave.  Cook the corn as well.  Feel free to use leftover corn and black beans if you have them on hand; they do not need to be served warm.    Add greens to a bowl along with corn and black beans.  Place one or two patties on top and drizzle with dressing.  Enjoy!

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