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How to make easy 4 ingredient nutella cookies

How to make the easiest nutella cookies without any grains, gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy!


We did it. Yesterday, we ventured out of Lori’s neighborhood and went for a 45 minute walk at a local park. The weather was perfect so we were happy we got out of the house to enjoy it. Lori was finally ready ;) We were able to load the stroller into the car and unload it with no problems. Although the diaper bag did not fit underneath, so we grabbed what we needed and stuffed it in Lori’s purse. Luckily Madison did not need any diapering changing while on the walk. We look forward to venturing out more.

Now it’s time for more cookies! You will love this recipe. 

Healthy 4 ingredient paleo friendly grain-free gluten-free egg-free soy-free and dairy-free nutella cookies made in 10 minutes.

Come and bake chocolate cookies with us!

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Single serving 4 ingredient apple pie pancake recipe

A simple recipe for apple pie pancakes that serves 1 for a quick healthy breakfast.


As you can see the new trend that has been happening over here at purelytwins. Our blog posts have been getting up later and later each day as we tend to SLEEP in now as this is the only time we get some zzzz. :) We have learned to let go of putting the pressure on ourselves to get our blog post up before 9 am. One thing we have learned from others about blogging is to keep a regular schedule, well we have had to adjust our blogging schedule to be more flexible. To  be honest we were not sure what was going to happen with the blog once Madison was here. And we still don’t. We are taking it day by day, and you are along for the journey! We are just grateful to be able to get a new post up for you to enjoy. Thank you for being understanding and patient with us.

Today’s recipe is one that Lori was able to enjoy as when we made it a few weeks ago Michelle was not eating eggs and recently not eating any spices.

Gluten-free grain-free 4 ingredient single serving apple pie pancake recipe

Are you ready to make some pancakes?

Come join us in our kitchen.

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A healthy yummy breakfast made in under 5 minutes from just a few ingredients.

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How to cloth diaper a 3 week old newborn

I can’t believe it has been just over 3 weeks since Madison came into our life!!

You were right when telling me that time will fly by and that things will get better. Because slowly things are getting better around here.

Madison still has her nights and days mixed up, but there have been a few nights where she sleeps. Those nights are amazing.  It’s funny what I think with a crying newborn at 2am. I catch myself googling why my newborn is crying. What can I do help her. I then catch myself comparing what I am doing to what others are doing. I am trying to cut back on reading things on the internet and just listen to my motherly instincts. And focus on what Madison needs because each baby is different! One thing Michelle and I always mention here on the blog about health and fitness – one thing might work for you but might not work for someone as we are all different. We all have to find what works for purely us! And life with a newborn is no different. I have to figure out what works for Madison and me.


I am loving cloth diapers! I can’t get over how much I am really enjoying it.

How to cloth diaper a 3 week old newborn.

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20 home workouts to help lose fat in under 30 minutes a day

20 fat burning home workouts that you can do in under 30 minutes a day.20-fat-burning-home-workouts-under-30-minutes-a-day-purelytwins

It’s a common myth that to get fit you need a gym membership. Or that you have to work out for hours to get lean and strong.

There are many ways to burn fat, but total body strength training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) are best for burning off body fat quickly.

Your workouts need to consist of exercises that engage multiple large muscle groups. Use this concept when creating your routines and they become dynamic, fat burning workouts.

We weren’t able to film a new purely training workout last week. We apologize we will have a new one next Monday. Below you will find our favorite examples of our fat burning workout videos.

Whether you are in a workout rut or looking for some new workouts? We’ve got you covered :)

20 total-body home workout routines that combine the right mix of cardio training and strength-building exercises that will help burn fat while building muscle.

16 minute interval cardio workout

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Weekly sparks


Highlights from our week:


Love her. Love watching her sleep. She makes the cutest little faces.


Staying hydrated with my favorite juice – Suja Juice!

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Real life eczema update #2: MRT food testing and contact dermatitis

Hey luvs!

It’s Michelle here and I have a long over due update on my skin. The reason for such a long delay in updating is well I do not have much to report as I have not improved, despite all the testing I have been doing the past two months that I discuss below.

I am a bit ashamed as I know some people may see me as a health wellness blogger, but really I am just a girl trying to find peace and balance with my body. Being a blogger sometimes I feel pressure to have the perfect health, to be a showcase for others, but the reality is that is not possible.

Somehow we all need to find a way to take that pressure off and realize there is a lot things causing illnesses. Some things are in our control and other things are not. There is no perfect health.


My last update back in August was about the first round of allergy testing I did for my eczema, the results, and products I was using to relieve the pain. Warning: the pictures in this post are not pleasant to look at — NO editing has been done to any of them. This is just me…what I look like.

Where I am at now with my eczema after getting MRT Leap food sensitivity done and biopsy on my legs

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As you can see in the video I am doing my best to keep hope.


Holding Madison gives me hope on my darkest days.

I feel so guilty as this past month has been a blessing to Lori, but for me it has been the worst days. I have tears running my face as I write this. Actually this whole year has been a blessing for Lori with her pregnancy, and for me my skin has been at its worse.

For those new to my story:

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5 ingredient pumpkin cookies (grain,gluten,dairy,egg,soy free)

How to make the easiest pumpkin cookies without any grains, gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy!


Well, our days continue to be one big blur over here. Madison seems to sleep her best from 7am to 9am, so that is usually when I sleep too. With me sleeping in until 9am my mornings don’t really start until 9:30am after I finish nursing her. It feels so weird to be sleeping in when I love my mornings. I am a morning girl. Not sure yet if Madison will be or not.

Like we mentioned yesterday we can’t seem to stop making cookies over here.

One can never have too many cookies recipes right?  Especially if they contain pumpkin and minimal ingredients.

And who doesn’t love a good ‘healthy” cookie to enjoy. I admit I have 3-4 cookies a day over here from my grain-free lactation cookies to our 4 ingredient PB cookies and now this one!

Here is our current favorite go-to quick and simple pumpkin cookie recipe.

Healthy 5 ingredient paleo friendly grain-free gluten-free egg-free soy-free and dairy-free pumpkin cookies made in 10 minutes.

Come and bake cookies with us!

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Do we have you wanting to make these pumpkin cookies right now?

If so, go now and make them. We will wait ;)

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the best 4 ingredient 10 minute cookie recipe (grain-free, egg-free)

The best 4 ingredient grain-free egg-free cookie recipe that takes only 10 minutes to make.


Anyone watch the voice? We love that show and are really loving this season with Gwen and Pharrell. There are a lot of talented singers, one thing we are not good at ;) We wish we could sing. More Madison has to listen to our not so in tune voices as we sing her to sleep. Other news things are good over here. Thanks for all the sweet comments and tips to help Lori and Madison. We cannot get over she will be turning 3 weeks this Saturday. Crazy.

And Madison likes her cookies too haha. We know she is going to love baking in the kitchen with us once she gets older. We cannot wait!

Grain-free egg-free gluten-free 4 ingredient low sugar peanut butter cookie recipe.

The past few weeks we have been craving cookies and Michelle is still not eating eggs, so we had to come up with a cookie recipe that hit the spot without using eggs. In addition we needed a QUICK recipe as we don’t have much spare time anymore waiting for things to bake. We looked at some of the ingredients we had on had and thought why not? Let’s see if this works.

10 minutes later we had the most amazing cookies! We were blown away. We each enjoyed one and hit one another in shock as we couldn’t believe the recipe worked! We quickly ran and gave a cookie to Gary and our mom to see what they thought…they absolutely loved them.  Ever since our mom was here we have made a version of these cookies everyday from using different nut and seed butters. Yep we have a few more flavor ideas coming!

Come and join us in the kitchen and make some cookies!

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2 weeks post partum, grain-free lactation cookies, & girls weekend video

2 week post partum update and recipe for grain-free egg-free healthy lactation cookies.


My days seem to be rolling together. I never really know what day it is. I am a walking zombie it feels like.

These first 2 weeks of post partum flew by. For the most part I am surviving. I am doing well. Madison is doing well.


Jax joins me for most nursings but not the nighttime ones, he likes his sleep.

We had a fun girls weekend as Gary was out of town. We captured some of the moments from the weekend plus I share my recipe for grain-free egg-free lactation cookies that I eat every night during my nighttime nursings.

2 week post partum update

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13 minute ODD bodyweight purely training workout #83

13 minute ODD bodyweight full body routine. A short and sweet workout for busy lifestyles.


Hey beautiful purely fit friend!

We had a great girls weekend. We captured some of the highlights and will be sharing it tomorrow.  Madison had a great night on Saturday. She finally slept, which means we got to sleep! I have been helping Lori out with taking care of Madison at night if she gets fussy, so Lori can go back to sleep. We are both grateful for getting some sleep.  We know the nights will get better but they can be tough. And it’s amazing how fast the days go by and the nights seem so long. I do my best to get as much work done during the day and Lori helps when she can.  And when designing this purely training workout we knew it needed to be short, like most of our workouts are.

As Lori continues to rest and recover it is me again leading you through another home workout. Last week I got your abs on fire, today your full body will be on fire. We are referring this purely training as our odd workout. Odd because it’s purely training 83 (odd number) so we decided to make this workout odd based with being 13 minutes long and used ODD interval times. We hope you enjoy it!

Full body bodyweight home workout that only takes 13 minutes to complete !

We’ve put together effective bodyweight cardio and strength workout moves to get the most out of this short workout.

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