Summer What To Read Next

Summer What To Read Next

What books do you read during the summer? I usually go through books so fast it seems I’m always on the lookout for what to read next. So here’s to my summer what to read next edition.

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My summer booklist

How’s your summer going? We’ve been crazy busy and someone’s always in need of Mom. Therefore, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted book recommendations in my what to read next series. For a while, I went through a period of books that didn’t necessarily click with me. I never put a book on my blog I wouldn’t recommend to someone else or give at least four out of five stars. Why is this you may wonder, why don’t you warn us not to pick up these other books!? Quite simply, I know what goes into writing a book and the blood, sweat, and tears involved! Just because I’m not a fan doesn’t mean someone else won’t like it. That’s just my optimistic personality.

Enough of all that! Get to the goods! This summer, since I did have a spell of disappointing book choices I’ve stuck to a few tried and true series. I threw in some great historical fiction, a Jane Austen classic, and an account of the making of my favorite movie ever, written by its very own Dread Pirate Roberts (or Westley, depending on your mood).

Summer what to read next pin with books and Monet mug

Summer what to read next

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society begins when a native of Guernsey writes a letter to our main character, Juliet Ashton, in England. Guernsey is a British island that was under Nazi control during World War II. The author of the letter owns a book Juliet once owned, and he sends her a request. She’s looking for a subject for her next book, and they begin a correspondence which brings her into the Guernsey world.

This wonderful book lover’s book is a few years old, and I can’t believe I missed it at the time! I thoroughly enjoyed it, it’s characters, informative historical setting, and depth of story. I strongly recommend it for history and book lovers or for just anyone who loves a good story.

Where is Guernsey?

Have you even ever heard of Guernsey? I had but didn’t know much about it before reading this book. Dependent on the Crown of England, Guernsey is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey with several other small islands located in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. Our book takes place as the area is dealing with coming out of WWII, the memories, experiences, and dilemmas of what to do next. It’s well-written, moving, and made me smile. Read it!!

Summer what to read next rating: ***** Five out of five stars.

Beneath A Scarlet Sky

by Mark Sullivan

 I’m a little behind the crowd on this one, but I definitely wanted to include Beneath A Scarlet Sky on this booklist. I’m in complete agreement with all the other stellar reviews out there. Several people recommended it to me, and I was not disappointed!

The story is fascinating because it’s based on a true story. Also, it’s not at all from a perspective of WWII I’d seen or thought a lot about in the past. We’re in World War II Italy under the Germans, and Pino Lela is a jazz-loving 16-year-old kid. His parents force him to enlist in order to protect him, although they hate the Germans and the occupation of their country. He leads Jews to safety over the mountains into Switzerland. He becomes a spy as a driver for the German leadership representative in Italy. In addition, he translates for Mussolini, the list goes on. This is an action and intrigue packed book perfect for anyone interested in the Italian occupied viewpoint of World War II.

Summer what to read next rating: ***** Five out of five stars.

The Atomic City Girls

by Janet Beard

 The Atomic City Girls is a story of everyday life inside the Manhattan Project. I thought it was a good choice to have the book start out with June’s grandfather. He’s forced off his land for this government project. Is it a project, a city, a base? Whatever it is, they’re all unsure. Eventually, June, looking for work, moves back to almost the same location of her grandfather’s farm to work the giant machines with the other girls. What exactly do they do? None of the girls know, and anything they do know is not to be talked about outside the city. It’s not supposed to exist, until one day someone slips up, and the truth opens up to June.

When you know the truth and what it will do, where do loyalties lie? To yourself, your country, what is this war anyway? This is an interesting read from several viewpoints with a good bit of drama thrown in about those working in the city.

Summer what to read next rating: **** Four out of five stars.

As You Wish

by Cary Elwes

As You Wish is a fabulous summer what to read next for anyone who obsessed on or is still in love with that fabulous movie, The Princess Bride. The swordfight scene between the man in black and Inigo Montoya is and will most likely ALWAYS be my favorite scene from any movie. The cast of characters was put together brilliantly, there’s an amazing script crossing genres, and it’s become a true classic.

Movie quotes

Have fun stormin’ the castle!

As you wish.

Inconceivable!!

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. 

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

No more rhymes now I mean it! Anybody want a peanut?

I found this book a while back and had just never gotten around to it. I knew it was written by Cary Elwes about his experiences with the part of Westley, the filming, the antics and interactions with the other actors. So, of course it sounded like something I’d enjoy. Recently, I discovered the audio version. I was thrilled to find it read by none other than Cary Elwes, Rob Reiner, and many of the other actors giving their own quotes. It was perfect!

Yes, I’m the person who’s always wanted Buttercup’s red riding dress and cap to wear at Halloween. Truly, I’ll most likely sew my own one day. Of course, I’ll force my husband to be the man in black, but back to the book. The Princess Bride is a true favorite of mine and As You Wish is a fun, nostalgic look back on how it all came about, with a great deal of humor. It was an excellent summer read (or listen!), and I highly recommend it!

Summer what to read next rating: ***** Five out of five stars.

In This Grave Hour

by Jacqueline Winspear

In This Grave Hour is the latest in the Maisie Dobbs mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear. I’ve read this entire series as each one comes out. I find them a good mix of interesting characters, historical fiction, and mystery.

Maisie Dobbs is a psychologist and investigator, and we follow her story from childhood, as a nurse in World War I, the aftermath of the Great War, and into World War II. In this 13th book in the series, Britain just declared war on Germany, and there are those who once again need Maisie’s help.

This is a comforting series for me, and one I know I can always go to for a good mystery story in a historical setting. Maisie sometimes does drive me crazy, but we’re good friends now and no good friend does EXACTLY what you want them to all the time, do they? I love how this author finishes each book and ties up all possible loose ends in the mystery for a very satisfactory ending.

Summer what to read next rating: ***** Four and a half out of five stars.

Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Ah, yes, Persuasion. Each summer I try to read a book by Jane Austen and enter the world of her heroine. This summer I decided to pass by my summer usuals (Pride and Prejudice and Sanditon) and go for one I read less often but love just the same!

Persuasion is set in England in 1806, and in this book, our heroine, Miss Anne Elliott, is a young woman of twenty and seven years. Of course, there is some urgency to see her married and settled, although some have given her up for a spinster. The family tries to lower expenses and has to rent out their large home. By chance, the renter’s brother, dear Captain Wentworth, comes back from being in the English wars at sea.

He and Anne were engaged previously and parted seven years ago. In typical Austen fashion, you can imagine what comes next. I love the language and flow of Jane Austen, and any of her books are always a great read.

Summer what to read next rating: ***** Five out of five stars

Edgedancer

by Brandon Sanderson

 Edgedancer is a lighter-hearted fantasy novella in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series. It takes place between book 2, Words of Radiance, and book 3, Oathbringer. In this book, he focuses on one specific character, Lift, who we’ve met but have yet to see much from.

Lift is a street urchin with power. She’s not what she seems and is herself a Knight Radiant. I found her to be a fun and caring character to get to know.  So indeed, I’m glad I read Edgedancer before beginning the epic Oathbringer.

If I’m to be completely honest, I’d planned to include Oathbringer in this post.  However, with its massive size and all the books within the book, I get distracted and read other books in between! Definitely read Edgedancer, and once I’m completely through Oathbringer I’ll let you know how that goes too. 😉

Summer what to read next rating: ***** Five out of five stars

Proof of Guilt

by Charles Todd

Proof of Guilt is the latest in the Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery series by Charles Todd. Inspector Rutledge started his career at Scotland Yard before the Great War and returned to his duties after. The war gave him scars he deals with every day and a Scotsman in his head who died on the battlefield. The series is not only a good cozy British murder mystery but an interesting look at the aftermath of the war and mental health.

In this installment, an unidentified man is found run down by a car, and it’s up to Inspector Rutledge to find out who he is an why. He’s carrying the watch of a man he resembles and has disappeared. Unfortunately, there are few other clues. When the watch owner’s cousin goes missing also we have a classic who done it with a twist. Was it the neglected sister? The business clerk? The scorned fiancee?

I always enjoy the Ian Rutledge mysteries and have come to rely on them when I need a quick, engaging read. With the series, I already know the characters and their histories. If you haven’t read any or Charles Todd’s Inspector Rutledge or Bess Crawford books, pick the first one up today!

Summer what to read next rating: ***** Four and a half out of five stars

Need more book suggestions?

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What’s your summer what to read next list?

You’ll notice my summer reads are still in my favorite genres, mystery, historical fiction, and fantasy. Now, if you are like me you always wish you had more time to read, but we do what we can! Would you like to make my life easier and recommend some fabulous books from each of these genres? I LOVE getting book recommendations so please, PLEASE, puh-lease put your favorites in the comments.

Happy Reading!

Perfect Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

Perfect Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

Super easy perfect slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken! Keto-friendly, low carb, gluten-free, and sugar-free, the BEST quick and easy kid-pleasing summer meal for when you’re out all day with swimming lessons, friends, library visits, and summer life!

Oh, those lazy days of summer. Lazy, LAZY?! Where did that ever come from? I suppose it could be lazy days for the kids, but for Mom, NEVER! Summer is my craziest time of year, and while I love having the kids home, going to swimming, karate, hiking, and travel, my personality is already craving the daily schedule. And, well, honestly? ME TIME!

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Perfect Pulled BBQ Chicken pin

Okay, enough of that rant! All this to say, while I’m getting in a bunch of recipe testing, there’s much less time for writing and things I have to do without the kids. You moms out there understand. Therefore, I’m going give you one of my tried and true kid-pleasing recipes, made in the slow-cooker. This recipe’s meant to make you a hero Mom at dinner with very little effort on your part.

So go ahead! What do you have to lose? You really want to make this perfect slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken today!

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Hot summer days book suggestion

Read it while you enjoy your slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken!

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

This book is hilarious. Published in 1932, Flora Poste is recently orphaned and goes to live with her relatives in deep Sussex, the hillbillies of England. She’s set to organize them all and fix everyone’s problems and prejudices. Each character has their own peculiarities and makes for a great light-hearted read. Also, this is a case where the movie is also fabulous. Usually, I say the book is far and away better than the movie, but this one has perfect casting and great nuance. Enjoy.

 

To make this slow cooker pulled BBQ chicken you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 and a half pounds of chicken breast (or boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
  • 1 and a half cups of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of your choice (I use Swerve Confectioners)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste)

Slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken, open sandwich vertical

How to make slow cooker pulled BBQ chicken

Do you have any idea why I absolutely LOVE this recipe? Well, to be honest, there are several reasons, but the main one is that it’s so super-simple, quick and easy! What mom out there wants things, especially dinner, to be more complicated during the summer? No one! Also, what mom out there really wants to be eating out every night because they’re so stressed and end up making unhealthy choices for the family? I know none of us intend to fall into that dinner quick fix, but when you’re busy at any time of the year it is TOUGH to get a pleasing dinner on the table when you’ve been running around all day being chauffeur and cheerleader and don’t get home until 7 or 8.

This slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken recipe is incredible because all you do is throw a few ingredients in the Crock Pot, stir it up, set the Crock Pot, and dinner is essentially done when you get back from that evening karate class. This is super kid-friendly, it’s my daughter’s absolute favorite meal and generally a crowd-pleaser. So let’s get started.

Slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken, bowl

First, measure out the tomato sauce and pour it in your Crock Pot. Second, add all the other ingredients EXCEPT for the chicken breast. Stir that all up, then you add in the chicken breast and cover it with the sauce. Set your slow cooker timer for 3 and a half hours on high or on low for 7 hours. You’ll be able to tell when it’s done when you scratch it with a fork and it literally falls apart in shreds.

Here’s a picture when it’s ready before you shred it:

Slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken cooking

Next, once it reaches this stage, take two forks, place them crisscrossed in the chicken, and pull them apart from each other. Continue to pull the chicken until it’s all completely shredded and mixed in well with the sauce. At this point, I like to turn the slow cooker to the “warm” setting and leave it for a few more minutes before serving.

Slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken in crock-pot

Note!: I call this super-kid friendly, which means kids love it, but it’s not incredibly spicy. If you’d like more of a kick add in some more black or red pepper to taste or other desirable spice for BBQ.

Last but not least, serve the pulled BBQ chicken on your favorite keto bread and alongside a salad or veggie. At our house, we generally spoon a good helping on a plate for each person, and help ourselves to steamed broccoli and a piece of some sort of cheese, egg, and/or almond flour keto “bread”. We love it, and I know you will too!

What are your favorite kid-friendly super quick dinner recipes? I’d love to hear what works for you!

We take our pulled BBQ chicken to preschool events, picnics, church potlucks, and have it at home 1 to 2 times per month. Do you have a go-to family recipe in your meal rotation you’d like to share? Or maybe you’d like to see it made over to be low carb and keto? Leave me a message in the notes, and I’ll take a look!

Happy Summer BBQ all!!

Looking for more kid-friendly low carb dinners?

Try out this amazing low carb cauliflower mac and cheese bake. The whole family will love it!

Cauliflower mac and cheese bake, close-up, feature

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Printable Recipe:

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
 

Super easy perfect slow-cooker pulled BBQ chicken! Keto-friendly, low carb, gluten-free, and sugar-free, the BEST quick and easy kid-pleasing summer meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: BBQ chicken, Pulled chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sweetener (I use Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the tomato sauce and all other ingredients except the chicken in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.

  2. Add the chicken breasts and cover them with the sauce.

  3. Turn the slow cooker on high for 3 and a half to 4 hours or on low for 7 hours.

  4. Use two forks to pull the chicken and completely shred it mixing with the sauce.

  5. Serve with your favorite keto bread or steamed veggie.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 4 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 99 mg 33 %
Sodium 440 mg 18 %
Potassium 713 mg 20 %
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 3 g  
Protein 41 g 82 %
Vitamin A 9 %
Vitamin C 19 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 13 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
 

 

Perfect Pulled BBQ Chicken slow cooker

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels. This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

Rich, creamy, a slice of keto chocolate heaven! Low carb chocolate pie. You would never know it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb! Go on. You deserve it!

Chocolate. Chocolat. შოკოლადი. Seacláid. Schokolade. шоколад.

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There are a lot of things I’m willing to give up. I can give up sugar, gluten, donuts, hard candies, etc. However, if there’s one thing I really don’t think I could give up for good it would be CHOCOLATE! Dark chocolate is my favorite, and for years some of my favorite recipes are those like English toffee, fudge, and chocolate cream pie. Then when I changed my eating habits and went keto, at first I thought these were all going to be prohibited. Now, however, I’ve learned to make some of these indulgent chocolate treats low carb and gluten-free.

Low carb chocolate pie, closeup, pin

We’ve all heard and been encouraged in the studies that show us how good it is for us, right!? I really need that little piece of chocolate every night. It’s for my health! That’s what I tell myself at least, and why not?

Does that mean I eat these desserts all the time and for every meal? No, of course not. However, chocolate can be enjoyed in many ways on a low carb or keto diet so don’t feel guilty and enjoy your food!

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

Joanne Harris

Author, Chocolat

Whole low carb chocolate pie, feature, with lilac

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The history of chocolate

Did you know the first peoples to utilize cacao seeds were the Aztecs? Yes! The Aztecs used the cacao seed native to southern Mexico in fermented drinks. Originally, it was used only bitter in drinks, sometimes with spices or corn puree to strengthen the drinker. Later in the sixteenth century, the Europeans added sugar to it making it an aphrodisiac. Now it has become a household staple!

To make this decadent low carb chocolate pie you’ll need:

Foolproof tips for the perfect low carb chocolate pie

I absolutely LOVE chocolate, as you can probably tell! The main goals to accomplish with this low carb chocolate pie are to completely combine the ingredients in the filling while not scrambling the eggs, and creating an even crust shell as a vehicle for enjoying said filling.

Piece of low carb chocolate pie

How to make a low carb chocolate pie crust

This is the most awesome versatile low carb gluten-free pie crust. Truly, you can use it for most any sweet or even savory (just leave out the sweetener!) pie. First, all you have to do is take a medium-sized bowl and measure out the ingredients. Second, whisk together the almond flour, salt, and sweetener. Third, pour in the melted butter and stir to combine completely.

Now comes the tricky bit if there is one. Dump the mixture into the empty pie plate. Next, use your hands or the flat bottom of a glass or measuring cup to press the mixture firmly to evenly cover the entire pie plate. I like to use my flat-bottomed measuring cup because it’s out already, and you can easily create a flat crust bottom.

Prick the crust bottom with a fork and bake in a 325-degree (Fahrenheit) oven for about 20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

Linda Grayson

Author

Overhead low carb chocolate pie with piece cut out on a plate, serving piece, lilac

How to create the smooth and decadent filling

Now is the fun part because it involves chocolate! First, find a large saucepan and in it whisk together the cream, egg yolks, and cocoa powder. Continue to whisk it on a medium heat until the mixture thickens. This will take from 5 to 8 minutes. Next, take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the chocolate you just melted in the microwave or in a double boiler. It’s important that they’re about the same temperature to combine completely!

Then, add in the butter pieces, vanilla, and cut in the cream cheese. Again, it’s important to completely whisk in these ingredients so they’re completely mixed together without any lumps. Here’s a baker tip! I find it’s easiest to do this when your ingredients are at room temperature or just slightly warmer.

Now what?

Next, quickly whisk in the xanthan gum and sweetener. As far as sweetener goes, I like to use Swerve Confectioner’s, but you can also use monk fruit or other equivalent sweeteners of your choice. For this recipe, I like to use 1/2 a cup of sweetener, but my husband doesn’t think that’s enough so I generally add 3/4 of a cup for him. Add yours to taste.

Now pour the filling into the pie shell and smooth it out evenly. Place the low carb chocolate pie in the refrigerator overnight for best results or for at least 3 to 4 hours. Then, when you’re about ready to serve, pour half a cup of heavy cream in a bowl. Use a hand mixer on a medium to high setting to whip up the cream with one tablespoon of sweetener. When the cream has slightly stiffened and makes peaks, spoon the cream on top of the pie. Last but not least, sprinkle with sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips).

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

Charles M. Schulz

Cartoonist

And voila! A decadent low carb chocolate pie to be proud of! Let me tell you a little secret – it won’t last long!!

Bite of low carb chocolate pie

Looking for more low carb desserts?

How about a keto lemon blueberry cream cake?! Oh, yeah!

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake, overhead close-up

Low Carb Chocolate Pie Printable Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Chill
3 hrs
Total Time
18 mins
 

Rich, creamy, a slice of keto chocolate heaven! Low carb chocolate pie. You would never know it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Chocolate Pie, Low Carb Chocolate Pie
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 327 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
Pie Crust
  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup sweetener (such as monk fruit or Swerve) confectioner's
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
Pie Filling
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate melted
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 cup sweetener (such as monk fruit or Swerve) confectioner's
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
Instructions
Pie Crust
  1. Mix together the almond flour, sweetener, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Add the melted butter and mix completely until crumbly.

  3. Press evenly into a pie plate. You can use a glass or flat measuring cup to press the bottom down evenly or just use your hands. 

  4. Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

Pie Filling
  1. In a large saucepan whisk together the cream, egg yolks, and cocoa powder until the mixture thickens, about 5-8 minutes. Keep whisking so you don't end up with scrambled eggs.

  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the melted chocolate.

  3. Add in the pieces of butter and vanilla and stir until the butter melts and all is combined.

  4. Cut in all the cream cheese (cut it in pieces as you add it in one bit/piece at a time). Whisk it in until there are no lumps. It's easiest to do this if the cream cheese is room temperature or a little warm.

  5. Whisk in the xanthan gum and then the sweetener. Depending on your sweetness preference add between 1/2 to 3/4 cups.

  6. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and put it in the refrigerator overnight to set (or at least 3-4 hours).

  7. Whip up the cream with one tablespoon confectioner's sweetener and once stiff, spread it on top of the pie.

  8. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top, cut into portions, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32 g 50 %
Saturated Fat 19 g 94 %
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 146 mg 49 %
Sodium 136 mg 6 %
Potassium 75 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 14 %
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 5 g 10 %
Vitamin A 79 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 8 %

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet,

so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Nutrition facts per MyFitnessPal.com.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels. This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake

Summer blueberries and cream with a tart lemony tang! This is a super-delicious low carb lemon blueberry cream cake, and the only problem is I can’t stop eating it!

What are your favorite summer flavors? When I think of summer, hot weather and the Fourth of July, my mind goes to lemons, blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon. Out of those I LOVE to pair lemon and blueberry with a good dose of cream of course.

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Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake piece

Going back through memories of my absolute favorite cakes ever, I immediately think of a certain cake brought in to us teachers one year during teacher appreciation week. I was teaching high school French, and nearing the end of the year. Some of the awesome parents at our school arranged a special luncheon every day for the teacher’s during teacher appreciation week, and one glorious lady brought in several cakes. She arrived with some sort of chocolate tiramisu, a cinnamon cream, and the most amazing lemon blueberry cream cake I’ve ever tasted. I’ve tried for years to find the perfect recipe to replicate this deliciousness in a sugar-free, low carb form, and my low carb lemon blueberry cream cake comes close!

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How to juice a lemon

I love lemons in summer! Lemon curd, lemon pie, lemon bars, lemonade, you name it! Both the juice and the zest have amazing flavor and can be used for different things. There are several ways to juice a lemon depending on what appliances you have or don’t have. I use a basic jar with a juicer on top with holes in it to keep out the seeds. However, if you don’t have anything but a fork it’s still super-easy to juice.

First, take your lemon and roll it on the table, pushing it down to start the juices moving. Second, cut the lemon in half. Then, take a fork and half a lemon holding it over a bowl to collect the juice. Put the fork in the middle of the lemon squeezing around as you go all along the rind to get as much juice out as you can.

As far as zesters go, I prefer a sort of a rasp to make smaller pieces of zest to flavor your bakes. Some people prefer larger, it’s really up to you! Here are a few examples:

          

How to bake the most amazing low carb lemon blueberry cream cake

First of all, whenever you bake a cake, gather all your supplies and ingredients. To start, take two round 9-inch pans and trace around them with a pencil on parchment paper. Cut out two circles of parchment paper to line the bottoms of the pans. Once the parchment paper’s in place grease the paper and sides of the pans with coconut oil and set those aside.

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake, overhead close-up

Combine the ingredients

Next, grab a large bowl and combine the butter, sweetener, and heavy cream with a mixer. For sweetener choose a confectioner’s style sweetener, I use Swerve confectioner’s, and it works very well in this recipe. Once that’s all combined with no lumps mix in the eggs one at a time on high speed. Then mix in the vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and extra extract if you’re using it.

Now you’re going to add in the dry ingredients. Mix in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. After that’s all combined with no lumps gently stir in one cup of frozen or fresh blueberries. Make sure they’re evenly dispersed then divide the batter between the two cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for about thirty-five minutes and remove when your toothpick comes out clean. Ovens can vary in temperature, and I’m at a high altitude so may need to extend the time by ten minutes so just keep an eye on it. Then remove the pans from the oven to rest about ten minutes. Last, remove the cakes from the pans and leave to cool completely.

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake, left side

How to make the frosting

Use your mixer again to combine the butter, cream cheese, and sweetener in a medium-sized bowl. Mix it at a high speed until there are no lumps. Add the heavy cream, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon extract, and salt. Now, mix it together until it’s a spreadable frosting consistency.

Lemon blueberry cream cake, bite close-up

To frost the cake

Now it’s the fun part! To frost the cake place the first cake on a serving plate. Then spoon about a third of the icing on the cake and spread it around evenly. Gently, place the second cake on top. Next, put another third of the frosting on the top and spread it around. Use the rest of the frosting to cover the sides and even out the top.

Last but not least, decorate the top middle with a fourth to a half a cup of blueberries. Refrigerate it to set until ready to serve.

Take a bite and YUM!!! There you have it.

Looking for more low carb desserts?

Try out this amazing Keto Coconut Lime Dessert Mousse!

Coconut lime dessert mousse with lime and zester

Are you looking for a delicious and moist low carb summer cake? Keto friendly Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake is awesome for Fourth of July, birthdays, afternoon tea, or other summer parties! #lowcarb #keto #ketodesserts #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #explorermomma

Summer Desserts

What kind of cakes or other desserts do you love in your family? Do you do more fruit, chocolate, pies, cakes, or frozen treats? If you’re like us you probably like all of the above! We’re always searching for sugar-free, low carb, gluten-free recipes the whole family will love. If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

Happy baking!

Printable Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake Recipe

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Summer blueberries and cream with a tart lemony tang! This is a super-delicious low carb lemon blueberry cream cake, and the only problem is I can't stop eating it!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Servings: 10
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
Cake Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sweetener (confectioner's - I use Swerve)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
Frosting Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sweetener confectioner's (Swerve)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
Instructions
Cake
  1. Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans. Cut out 2 parchment paper circles to line the bottom of the pan and then grease with coconut oil. 

  2. Combine the butter, sweetener, and heavy cream in a large bowl with a mixer.

  3. Blend in the eggs one at a time on high speed.

  4. Add the lemon juice, zest, and extract as well as the vanilla.

  5. Next, mix in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.

  6. Carefully stir in 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries.

  7. Divide the batter equally into the two cake pans.

  8. Bake for 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean, at 350 degrees.

  9. After resting for 10 minutes, remove from the cake pans and let cool completely.

Frosting
  1. Using a mixer, combine together the cream cheese, butter, and sweetener.

  2. Add the heavy cream, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon extract, and salt.

  3. Mix together until you get a spreadable frosting consistency.

  4. To frost the cake place one of the cooled cakes on a serving dish.

  5. Top with about a third of the frosting and spread it around evenly.

  6. Place the second cake on top of the first and top with another third of the frosting.

  7. Use the rest of the frosting to ice the sides and even out the top.

  8. Top with the remaining blueberries and refrigerate to set before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information

Calories per MyFitnessPal.

 

Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake pin

The Best DIY Essential Oil Travel Roller

The Best DIY Essential Oil Travel Roller

Lately, I’ve been super-picky about the household products we use in our family. Not only what you eat but what you put on your skin can have huge effects on your health for good or bad. What gets me is that there are so many toxins out there in everyday products that are not regulated and most people don’t even realize it. So today, we are going to put together the absolute best DIY essential oil travel roller.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

When you go on vacation with the kids, what are some of the basics? There’s the inevitable fall and scrape a knee, so you’ll need disinfectant and bandages. What else? If you’re on a lake or beach vacation you will probably need sunburn spray/cream to calm it when dad refuses to put on sunscreen or you miss a spot. In addition, you’ll need bug spray and bug bite relief. Do you know what I also love? A sleep aid to calm me (and the kids!) down after a big day and sleeping in a new place.

Also, if you’re camping, road tripping, or traveling by air long distances don’t you always carry a hand sanitizer and/or wipes to get rid of all those germs? What’s in antibacterial wipes, anyway? Well, I’m glad you asked! “Fragrance” (possible carcinogen, possible allergic reactions), methylparaben, propylparaben (both hormone or endocrine disruptors), phenoxyethanol (The American Society of Contact Dermatitis lists phenoxyethanol as one of its core allergens), and so many more!

I want to know what’s in my EVERYDAY use products and know they’re good for me and my family, don’t you? Wouldn’t you love to be able to make your own using essential oils and natural ingredients?

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

Essential oils experts: questions and answers

Lately, I’ve spent a ton of time researching the best natural remedies, but sometimes I do get frustrated when I’m looking up herbs and essential oil information. Have you noticed all the conflicting viewpoints on-line? I suppose that’s true with many subjects!

DIY Essential Oil travel roller recipe

Have you ever read that a certain essential oil is okay for internal use, only to turn around and read another article that says that same essential oil is “for external use only!”? Or what about which oils are okay during pregnancy or for babies? Also, it often comes up, which brands you can use and trust? It can all be really confusing and either make you want to pull out your hair or become your own expert! What if you could watch a panel of actual aromatherapy experts tackle all of these tough questions and more?

Maybe they won’t even agree on every single thing, but at least you’ll find out why they disagree, so you can make an educated choice for yourself. I know once I have the facts I’m FULL of opinions. 😉

If you’ve followed this blog long, you’ll know I work with Ultimate Bundles from time to time. Why? Because they put together VALUABLE, worthwhile information I love and use. When it’s something I love I like to share it with you too!

Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle

You knew you wanted to take charge of your health (and your family’s) when you first began learning about natural remedies. You probably even knew it wouldn’t be easy.

But you had no idea you’d be so overwhelmed and confused by how much there is to learn and all the conflicting opinions.

I’ve had the same frustrations. When I first became interested in natural health, I spent so much time researching. I squeezed our tight budget to find funds to grow our health arsenal. I often had to experiment and guess, and I made a lot of mistakes along the way.

Here’s the thing, though: I didn’t really have the extra time or dollars I wished I had to devote to my new goal.

I did my best with what I had, but it was hard work. And that’s why I want to make it easier for you.

What if I told you someone had already put together a complete package to get you up to speed on using herbs and essential oils safely and effectively, or even help you dig deeper into the research and learn more advanced techniques once you’ve got the basics down?

And… that package was already carefully vetted for you (saving you time) – at a price that’s way too low to miss (saving you money)?

Well, look no further, because it’s here!

Introducing the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle!

For six days only, everything you need (and then some) is in one fabulous package, for the most affordable price ever. (Seriously, just wait until I tell you the price.)

This year’s edition of the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle includes 28 ebooks and printables, 4 full eCourses, and 2 membership sites!

These top-quality resources cover everything you need to give you the skills and confidence to use natural remedies in your home.

You’ll get a complete library to help you:

  • Rebuild your medicine cabinet with natural remedies
  • Create beauty and skincare products without harmful ingredients
  • Treat your digestive complaints, pain, colds, and flu with everything in your medicine cabinet
  • Know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies, and children

Discover which natural substances combat multi-drug resistance, infections, and even cancer

  • Confidently prepare herbal extracts, salves, and balms
  • Liven up your meals and get major health benefits by using the right herbs
  • and so much more!

Plus, it comes with over $60 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love (like essential oil diffuser earrings, natural skincare, and herbal tinctures!).

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 34 digital products and it’s worth over $560 (but you’ll get it for 95% off)!

Besides being so incredibly helpful, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering it for a short time only, the team at Ultimate Bundles is able to give you access to ALL of this… for just $29.97.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to the online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start using natural remedies!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available at this price for just six days! After Monday night, June 4th, the price goes up.

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It’s even backed by a 100% happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.

You want to protect your health. You shouldn’t have to feel overwhelmed because it costs too much or it’s too hard to trustworthy resources that make using natural remedies easy.

Learn more or get your bundle here.

(Psst… the bundle price will go up at 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, June 4th, so don’t wait!)

Have you tried eating low carb?

I love this cauliflower mac and cheese bake!

Cauliflower mac and cheese bake, square piece

Best DIY essential oil travel roller bottle

Back to the indispensable travel roller! This super simple recipe is one I use and keep on me constantly, especially when traveling. My 5-year-old son has his own he puts on his scratches and boo-boos. In addition, it’s super calming so it helps him go to sleep at night without the toxic “fragrance” in so many kids’ calming night lotions.

The DIY essential oil travel roller contains only three ingredients, well I guess four if you count the 10 ml roller bottle. Lavender, tea tree oil, and fractionated coconut oil (or olive oil works too).

Lavender

DIY essential oil travel roller, lavender

First of all, let me say lavender is one of my favorite scents in the world! It has so many properties it’s really one of the most versatile essential oils and therefore so very useful for travel when you’re trying to save space. Lavender can relieve nervous tension (calms), it’s a pain reliever, skin disinfectant, it enhances blood circulation, and can aid in respiratory problems.

Melaleuca or Tea Tree Oil

DIY Essential Oil Travel Roller

Melaleuca is also known as tea tree oil and is truly another essential oil cure-all. It has so many helpful uses, you pair it with lavender and you can’t lose. Melaleuca is an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and a sudorific substance.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil is often used as a carrier, or to dilute essential oils. Don’t be fooled! It also has its own amazing qualities that make it a great choice for a roller. It can withstand light and high heat without going rancid. Also, it’s not greasy and lighter than regular coconut oil and has more of a cleansing effect on the skin. This is a fabulous base for skin care products and as a way to use your essential oils.

As I said, the recipe itself is super simple.

To make the DIY essential oil travel roller, take one 10 ml glass bottle with a roller topper and lid. Once it’s cleaned and sterilized put in 5 drops of lavender and 3 drops of melaleuca. Fill the bottle to the top with the fractionated coconut oil. Push the roller ball into place and screw on the lid. Shake it a bit, and it’s ready to conquer scrapes, bug bites, boo-boos, rashes, stress, insomnia, and more!

It’s also one of those things I can pull out to take action on a “boo-boo” of one of the kids, and just seeing it makes them calm down and feel better. Try it out for yourself when you travel with the family or just keep one in your purse at all times. I even rub it on my wrists sort of like a relaxing perfume. It has so many uses!

What products do you like to make yourself?

So yes, I admit it. Lately, you can find me nerding out drying out my Mother’s Day rose petals for a bath salts recipe, making my own hand sanitizer, and trying out different essential oils in my lip balm recipe. It’s so time for back to basics, and I’m excited to learn more and more because hey, it keeps my babies safer. Free from daily toxins rubbed into their skin and educated to make their own choices in the future.

DIY Essential Oil Travel Roller

Multi-purpose essential oil rub. Good for scrapes, bites, stress, you name it! Save room while you travel!

Servings: 12 people
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 10 ml roller ball bottle
  • 5 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops melaleuca oil (tea tree)
  • 2 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil or olive oil, fill bottle
Instructions
  1. To make the DIY essential oil travel roller, take one 10 ml glass bottle with a roller topper and lid. Once it’s cleaned and sterilized put in 5 drops of lavender and 3 drops of melaleuca. Fill the bottle to the top with the fractionated coconut oil. Push the roller ball into place and screw on the lid. Shake it a bit, and it’s ready to conquer scrapes, bug bites, boo-boos, rashes, stress, insomnia, and more!

Best DIY essential oil travel roller recipe

Epic Colorado Family Vacations

Epic Colorado Family Vacations

What’s your family tourist destination this summer? Can I suggest several Colorado family vacations? I’m a little biased, but I really think Colorado is the perfect state for family vacations. If you’re a nature person or not, kids THRIVE when they’re outside and near a stream or in the mountains. Whether it’s hiking, fishing, kayaking, riding whitewater rapids, camping, or reading a book by the mountain lake, it’s an ideal spot for kids’ activities and empowerment.

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Colorado family vacations pin

This summer we’re all about exploring and appreciating our own backyard. By that, I mean a good time to appreciate all the awesome travel destinations nearby our home in northern Colorado! We’ll be heading to Grand Lake for a few days, be doing some camping in various locations, getting the kids out to summer camp with their peers, and doing day trips to Denver. Of course, we have some more travel lined up, but that’s another post. We can’t wait!

Therefore, I thought it would be appropriate to start my list of EPIC Colorado family vacations close to home. My own hometown, in fact, Greeley, Colorado. If you haven’t, dive into my blog post linked below, and if you have, still read all about it. With an insider’s perspective, you’re sure to find something new and fun to explore!

Simply EPIC Colorado Family Vacations

Things to do in Greeley, Colorado

Recently, I was given the opportunity to collaborate with a fellow blogger and guest post on her website A Book Lover’s Adventures. Do you know what I was asked to do? Write a blog post for tourists from an insider’s view of my own hometown. How many of you think about your hometown as a travel destination? To be honest, I certainly hadn’t much. I LOVE my hometown and am proud of it, but it’s always been Denver or the nearby Rocky Mountains that seem to be the more natural tourist draw. If you have the chance to come through I know you’ll love it too.

Click over to A Book Lover’s Adventures to read all about awesome things to do in Greeley, Colorado.

Centennial Village, Greeley, Colorado

Things to do in Breckenridge, Colorado

Have you been to Breckenridge, Colorado? When you hear the name, what do you think? If you think skiing you’re right on. However, did you know Breckenridge is one of those amazing mountain towns with a TON of stuff to do for families in any season? I have to say I think summer’s my favorite season in Breckenridge. The old town’s fabulous, and did you know they hold an excellent summer music festival? Are you at all into concerts every night with beautiful mountain scenery? It’s the place for you!

We were there most recently in spring at the end of the ski season with a good dose of spring snow. To learn more things to do in Breckenridge, Colorado with kids, see the blog post here.

Breckenridge snowboards with slope in background

Things to do in Grand Lake, Colorado

Grand Lake, Colorado. Sigh. This is one of my favorite places on earth, and I’ve been nearly every summer since I was about six years old! There are many places I might tire of going that often, but not Grand Lake. For us as a family, it’s the perfect place to relax, be in nature, and enjoy the small mountain town and its residents. Kids can build castles on the beach, swim, fish, make s’mores, play on the playground, hike, marvel at the moose walking by the cabin, and just be a kid in the Rocky Mountains. As a mom, this is an incredibly relaxing trip because the kids are so easily occupied, and I can enjoy my morning coffee staring out over the lake with Mount Baldy (Mount Craig) looking down!

Learn more and read the blog post here!

Colorado family vacations, Grand Lake, Old Baldy

Things to do in Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park, Colorado is another amazing Colorado destination for families. I have SO many memories from my own childhood and now with my own kids in this popular town. If you want to shop, play miniature golf, head out to the local YMCA, and so much more all in a spectacular Rocky Mountain paradise, you need to head here.

We LOVE to get out and hike so click here to see the Best Estes Park hikes for kids.

Half the fun of travel is eating, right? Click here to learn more about Estes Park restaurants with character.

View of Estes Park, Colorado

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park in winter

If you love Estes Park, no doubt the family with also fall in love with Rocky Mountain National Park. You’ll find wildlife such as elk, coyotes, or bighorn sheep in any season, and it’s a great place to camp in one of the park campgrounds. We love it any time of year but especially in winter when the crowds are down slightly and you have time to explore.

Read all about what there is to do with kids in Rocky Mountain National Park in winter here.

Rocky Mountain National Park in winter elk

 

Planning a trip to New Mexico?

Check out the family-friendly, beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico!

Ski Apache view, Ruidoso, New Mexico

Things to do in Denver, Colorado

If you fly into Colorado or most of the time even drive, you’ll probably head through our beautiful capital, Denver, Colorado. Denver has SO many amazing things to do with kids like the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Children’s Museum, the Botanic Gardens, the Butterfly Pavilion, and more! We make day trips fairly often as a family and are so lucky to be nearby to take advantage of all the interactive educational opportunities for kids. Denver is always a great base for a Colorado vacation or a vacation itself.

Things to do in Denver, Aquarium entrance

If you’re heading to Denver check out my articles on:

The PERFECT Denver Zoo trip and

The AMAZING Denver Downtown Aquarium

Visit Santa’s Workshop

Is Christmas the favorite holiday at your house? Well, you will want to make the day trip from Colorado Springs to North Pole, Colorado. Santa’s Workshop is a theme park set in the mountains where it’s always Christmastime and full of fun! Don’t expect a modern day Disney World or Six Flags, this is a place built in the 60’s, and it truly feels like a nostalgic step back in time. Be a kid again. There are SO many rides for the young and old; it’s a great day out.

Click here to see more and get my tips for visiting Santa’s Workshop

Santa's Workshop Colorado elves

Family camping tips and free printable packing checklist

Near all of these scenic family travel destinations, there are opportunities for camping. If you have an RV or love tent camping, you’ll find the perfect spot. So pull out those sleeping bags and hiking gear and let’s get ready for summer!

Check out my family camping tips and free printable packing checklist here!

Campsite sunrise view, feature

Are you convinced? Go Colorado family vacations

I hope you plan several perfect Colorado family vacations or camping trips! The sun will lift your mood, the mountains will call, the trees will rustle, and if you’re like me, you’ll be in your happy place. I think it’s so important to teach kids to appreciate nature and take care of it for the future. Also, they will see the joys of an active outdoor lifestyle and have the chance to embrace it for themselves.

Now, I have to admit I haven’t covered nearly enough of the state and need to remedy that. Where else are your favorite Colorado family travel destinations?

Tell me in the comments, where shall we adventure next?

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