Week 8 – Raspberry

Week 8 – Raspberry

According to Wikipedia, raspberries are described as vigorous and invasive; much like the little parasites when you’re pregnant. I joke.

Raspberries are about 3/4 inch big, similar to an 8 week fetus. I always love seeing babies at 8 weeks on ultrasound, they remind me of a Gummy Bear; round head, round belly with little arm and leg buds that wiggle.

Because we’re into our 2nd month now, I know, I can’t believe it either, you might start to wonder how you can stay comfortable on the job…(thanks Baby Center)

  1. Take breaks (show movies, naps)
  2. Keep moving (play hopscotch, dance breaks, bike rides, post office yoga)
  3. Dress comfortably (crazy tights,fun socks)
  4. Stay hydrated (infused water)
  5. Don’t skip meals (keep an emergency snack bag)
  6. Reduce stress (breathe: in for 4, hold for 7,out for 8)

Once again, Trader Joe’s to the rescue with their freeze dried fruit. I kinda love you Trader Joe’s.

Raspberry Chocolate Bark

Ingredients :

1/8 cup coconut butter, melted

1/4 cup freeze dried raspberries, pulverized… Just like the blueberries from last week

100% dark chocolate bar

85% dark chocolate bar

1/4 cup shelled pistachios

1/8 cup unsweetened coconut chips

1/4 cup dried raspberries (kept whole)

Process:

Line pan with parchment paper

Melt the two chocolate bars together

Mix the pulverized raspberries with the coconut butter

Spread the melted chocolate onto the paper

Top with the pistachios, coconut and raspberries

Drizzle the Raspberry coconut butter over the top

Shake it a little to get all the pieces to settle

Place in freezer

Easy peasy

Once frozen, break off pieces and enjoy😋

I also found it slightly amusing that I was freezing freeze dried raspberries. Go figure!

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