homemade margherita pizza

easy homemade margherita pizza

Who doesn’t like pizza?

Everybody likes pizza; and if you’re anything like my 4 year old Riah, you love pizza and you pretty much want to eat it every night.

Ordering pizza every night is not something we do at the Betts residence, not because we’re opposed to it, but we’re pretty sure eating pizza every night would be unhealthy.

We’re all trying to make healthier choices, but making healthier choices and having a picky eater is a little difficult, so my goal is to give her what she likes by making a healthy version of her favorites.

I’ve also found that allowing Neriah to be in the kitchen with me gives her a sense of .pride; knowing that she is helping me create a meal for the entire family to enjoy overjoys her; it also makes for some good mommy/daughter bonding!

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easy homemade pizza

This week we’re sharing a fuss free recipe!

It’s simple, i’ts delicious, it’s pizza!

You will need:

pizza dough of your choice ( opt for gluten free option if intolerant or allergic)

pizza sauce

fresh basil leaves

fresh mozzarella cheese

olive oil ( for drizzling)

All our ingredients were from Trader Joe’s ( at the exception of the mozzarella – it was from Whole Foods and the olive oil from Aldi)

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Preheat oven to 350 F degrees

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Use your dough as instructed if you’re not making it from scratch

once ready add sauce

add sliced mozzarella cheese

basil leaves

bake til cheese has melted and crust is golden

let cool for about 5 minutes

drizzle olive oil on top

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eat!

 

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Until next time!

 

skin

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A few months ago I decided to make some drastic changes when it came to my diet. I completely cut out refined sugars, processed foods, certain fats, replaced my coffee with herbal ( non caffeinated teas) and pop with water.

I did it cold turkey.

Why? Because I was feeling blah, and a small tiny voice within me was urging me to make changes to the way I was eating. I’m also not a spring chicken, meaning I’m getting older and my metabolism/energy levels are not what they used to be.

I have two small children who have loads of energy and they require me to have loads of energy too.

So something had to give.

I quit bad foods cold turkey, and truth be told If I was to do it all over again, I would eliminate things one by one. Quitting sugars overnight  sent my body into serious withdrawals but as bad as the detox was, my skin cleared, I had more energy and felt like a new person.

Sadly, I started re-introducing sugars ( the not so good for you type) into my diet because I thought why not? And after months of being without, my skin started breaking out again and I now know  that the secret to overall health and good skin ( for me and most) starts inside.

Of course what you put on your skin also matters. Our skin absorbs pretty much everything we put on it. Certain things are obviously out of our control, like the environment, but with a little effort, we can manage what we put on and in our bodies.

After trial and error, I’ve finally found a few chemical free products that are safe to use on my entire family and I’m sharing them below.

milknhonee.comDr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure Castille liquid soap

You’ve probably seen this bottle at your local Walgreen’s or Target and wondered what it was. Well let me tell you that it’s probably the best thing that’s ever come in contact with my skin. This liquid shower soap will leave you feeling cleaner than I don’t know what; that’s how great it is. I was using the soap bar for a while but I’m now using it in liquid form and it’s just as good if not better.

It is free of synthetic preservatives, all ingredients are organic, certified fair trade and certified non-gmo. They also have a few other scents, but I have a thing with peppermint it makes me weak in the knees. I luh it!

milknhonee.comEveryone – 3 in 1 Citrus and Mint Soap

Another favorite of mine is Everyone’s soap. Love that it has a blend of essential oils and plant extracts. Safe enough to use on the girls although my go to for my littles is pictured below.

Everyone can be purchased at Target or online, they are also certified gluten free, non GMO and contain no synthetic fragrances.

milknhonee.comBabies & Up Body Lotion – Lemon Lavender

Love, love love these products for a number of reasons, the first one being how good they’ve been for my girls.  I also use their  Babies & Up Shampoo & Body wash ( not pictured because I ran out ).

Both the body wash and body lotion are moisturizing without leaving the skin overly greasy and safe to use daily. I chose the lemon/lavender combination not so much for the scent, but rather for the ingredients. Lavender and lemon both offer great benefits to the skin ( lemon is calming and lavender is soothing). Most importantly all three products mentioned thus far are all fair trade.

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We’re all familiar with African Shea Butter, it needs no introduction and we all know its benefits. When all fails, African Shea Butter will always be a trusted friend.

milknhonee.comAcure (ultra hydrating body lotion)

If you have dry skin, this fragrance free lotion is the one for you. I used this during colder months and it did wonders for my skin. I wish they made bigger bottles because they don’t last very long and it can get a little expensive.

I get mine from Thrive Market and it costs a little less to go that route as opposed to purchasing it in store.  This lotion is made of organic ingredients, is fair trade, NON GMO, gluten free, contains probiotic and free of harsh chemicals found in most body moisturizers.

milknhonee.comAcure oil control facial moisturizer – sensitive facial cleanser

I also use Acure products for my face, I’ve used these two for a few months and so far so good. I purchased both products at my local health food stores but they are also available at Target, Amazon or Thrive Market.

I have very oily skin and the facial moisturizer has done a great deal to control it and done so naturally. Can I get an Amen?!

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And there you have it folks!

What are you putting on your skin? Drop it below!

Until next time.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own… “-1 Corinthians 6:19

pintsizefaith – the remix

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If you’ve ever wondered if your business “idea” was led by you or led by God, stop working on it and see if the Holy Spirit leads you back to it.

If He does, than that is God’s confirmation that you should push through and trust that the same God that planted that business seed in you will make it so that EVERYTHING you need to make it happen will be made available to you.

Now by no means does this mean that it will be a walk in the park and that you can now sit back with folded arms and allow God to do the work for you. If it were that easy then we’d all be supa dupa successful.

What it means is that you are entering into a partnership with God to lead you and everything you need will be made readily available to you in ways that are mind boggling. TRUST ME.

You will NOT have to rack your brain for creative ways to “market” because creative ideas will be divinely whispered to you.

You will NOT have to seek approval from others because His ideas don’t need approval from finite men that don’t understand the vision that was purposely given to you.

milknhoneeNeriah thinking of the goodness of God

You will NOT struggle to come up with dope designs because those too will be divinely orchestrated.

He will make sure that all things fall accordingly and the idea will be so clear, there will be no doubt in your mind that you are doing the right thing regardless of what others may say.

When you plan and bring it to God, boy oh boy, do things start happening. I’ve had several ideas in the past that did not bear fruit because they were not attached to the vine.

Thankfully the Holy Spirit  guides those who allow Him to guide them.

You have to be open to hearing and listening to Him, and if you don’t know His voice and claim that you do, the enemy is clever and will have you walk into doors that weren’t meant for you but that’s another post in itself.

I digress.

milknhoneebe still my heart

My husband and I launched pintsizefaith.com in October of 2015 having no idea how to run a t-shirt business.

We’ve learned so many things in the last 8 months, thanks to God placing the right people on our path and allowing us to learn more than we could imagine we could learn in such a small timespan.

The vision; to create faith based tees for children was not the initial idea- As a matter of fact, the original idea I had was to create t-shirts for the littles with secular music lyrics! But clearly God was like not for my glory you won’t LOL.

The past few months have been ridden with unforeseen circumstances that actually forced us to focus on other things.

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Our absence from pintsizefaith actually enabled God to breathe new concepts into us. Sometimes or rather often times removing ourselves from “our plans” (whether it be intentionally or unintentionally) allows Him to really show us what our next move should or shouldn’t be.

Our next move took place over the weekend.

We were led to take new pictures by a quaint little church minutes from our house featuring our favorite girls; Neriah and Micah.

Today we re-introduce pintsizefaith.

Same mission, clearer vision.

May God be glorified.

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With that being said, we’re kicking off the summer with a giveaway.

Want to win a “JESUS TAUGHT ME ” tee for your little? We thought you would! Simple rules for your chance to win below!

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Until next time!

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

-Proverbs 16:3