Hi there! Welcome to Champagne and Coffee Stains! My name is Ali and I'm a mom of two from Minneapolis. I've been blogging since 2012 and love sharing easy recipes, Peloton tips, running and race recaps and more.
After I had my kids I realized that the same meal planning strategies I used to use no longer worked. I had to make meal planning easier and that's what I share with you on this blog! I also started working out from home when my first born arrived and became a huge Peloton fan and share all my tips and tricks here.
Anyway, you're not here to read about me! You are here to find out what this site is about and how to navigate around it easily.
Whether you found my blog on Google through a Peloton how to, or found one of my recipes on Pinterest - I'm glad you're here!
About Champagne and Coffee Stains
Champagne and Coffee Stains is a popular blog that focuses on Peloton, making meal prepping easy, and easy recipes. With a focus on Peloton and recipes, this blog also has toddler activities, kid activities, reviews on popular fitness products and running.
This blog's founder, Ali Van Straten, started this blog in 2018 and has actively been updating it ever since.
Ali is a certified running coach with a certification from VDOT as well as has an PN Level 1 certification for macros and nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She is also very involved in the running community.
This blog covers a wide range of topics including Peloton tips, how to guides, easy recipes, and family meal planning. From tips on the Peloton bike to the Peloton treadmill, Ali shares hands on experience with Peloton and guides to help with things like pairing Apple Airpods with Peloton to how to sync your favorite watch.
In addition to Peloton, this blog also shares easy recipes that are family friendly. From kid friendly dinners to easy Instant Pot meals, we have a variety of recipes that even the picky eaters will like.
Ali also writes about first hand running race experiences that help readers learn about different races and features of the races.
This blog also provides reviews on popular products and gives first hand experience and reviews. Reviews are across different categories like kids toys, baby products, workout products and more. We give our honest opinion and work to provide an honest review if something is worth buying. We also write buying guides for kids, like gift guides for different ages for birthday and hold
Champagne and Coffee Stains is a comprehensive blog that caters to busy moms that want to get back into working out, meal planning, and looking for easy recipes the whole family will love. We share easy recipes with only a few easy to find ingredients to make week night meals simple.
The name Champagne and Coffee Stains comes from wanting the nice luxury items while embracing the mess in life, and balancing the two. It's a fun take on mom life and the transition to becoming a mom with little kids.
Are you new to Peloton or trying to figure something out? You'll love my how to guides, tips and tricks, and training programs. Whether you have the Peloton bike, tread, row, or the Peloton digital app there is a post for you!
Popular Peloton Posts:
- Peloton Power Zone Training
- How to Get Started on Peloton
- How to Connect Your Airpods with Peloton
- Peloton Digital App Guide
- Guide to Peloton Prenatal Classes
Read more Peloton posts
I'm a mom too and know how important easy recipes are. You'll find all my family's quick and easy recipes on my blog! I've also included nutrition information to make tracking even easier.
Popular Easy Recipes:
- Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Chicken Taco "Cupcakes"
- S'Mores Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)
- Kid Friendly Crock Pot Meals
- Cheesy Spinach Quiche
Read more about my easy recipes.
Meal Planning is so important for busy moms! I share all my tips and tricks to meal planning on my blog to help make your life easier.
Popular Meal Planning Posts:
Here are even more of my meal prep posts.
I love trying new products, especially those cool gadgets you find in Facebook Ads. I give my honest opinion and hands on experiences.
Popular Product Reviews
- Annie's Crochet Club Review
- The Woobles Review
- Lovevery Play Kit Review
- Skylight Calendar Review
- Baleaf Clothing Review
- Passionate Penny Pincher Home Planner Review
You can read even more of my product reviews here.
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