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My breakfast “cookies” may seem like an unhealthy treat in title, but they’re actually a nutritious dose of complex carbs in a convenient little package. For those who dislike smoothies and shakes, these breakfast cookies are the simple solution for those crazy, get-out-of-the-house-quick mornings! Week 2 of...
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I can’t remember the last time I used ground beef for tacos. We converted to ground turkey years ago, and haven’t looked back since. Not only is turkey healthier, but it’s more flavorful. We also use our own taco seasoning mix as often as possible....
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My favorite kind of cooking is one that fills the house with warm, yummy smells; lays on the plate like it’s posing at a gourmet food photo shoot; and yet, doesn’t require much energy for me to prepare. I’m fancy, lazy like that. This simply...
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After a long, hot Summer, I am so excited to enter two of my favorite months of the year—September and October. I’ve never been one to go crazy over pumpkin flavored everything come Fall, but I do enjoy a couple treats here and there. As...
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I know I make grand declarations like this a lot, but THIS is truly my favorite smoothie! The MVP award goes to frozen mango, as I think that was the real game-changer for me. -1 frozen banana -2 huge handfuls of greens (I used an...
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When my tummy wasn’t feeling well, especially after being glutened, I’d buy a bottle of raspberry chia kombucha from the grocery store. I’d savor each and every sip, since it’s so expensive. I read up on the nutritional benefits of incorporating kombucha into my daily diet, but...
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Just a few days ago I was stock piling Watermelon Strawberry Cucumber Juice to help beat the heat, and today I’m blending up hot soup to get rid of the chill! Weird weather here in PA. Hot Smoothie This is really nothing more than a...
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“When you consume sugar naturally—that is, in fruit—you’re getting the fiber you need to mitigate the effects. Am I worried about fruit? No. Am I worried about fruit juice? Oh, you bet. Because when you take the fiber out, you might as well be drinking...
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For the past two weeks I’ve been singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year!” No, it’s not Christmas, but it’s an even better time of year—when the grass is green, the tulips are blooming, my patio furniture comes out, and the kids are...
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Healthy snacks are often promised on the label, but what’s truly inside? An impossible to pronounce ingredient here, a GMO there—it can get overwhelming in providing healthy snacks for your kids! In teaming up with Produce for Kids to support the fight against childhood obesity and...
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I may be late to the party, but I finally tried La Croix sparkling water a few days ago and now I’m obsessed! Trying to kick a soda habit or have issues with getting in enough water? You need to try this! La Croix is sparkling...
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When your heart screams “dessert!!” but your head says “no!” This is that perfect treat you’ve been looking for. No artificial-crap packaged substitutions that programs like Weight Watchers always seem to conjure up (anyone else a former abuser of 100 Calorie Pack fudge stripe cookies?...
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I attempted to make homemade granola once before. I literally set off the smoke detector. And because we have The Nest, it texted a message to my husband at work that there was “smoke detected in the kitchen.” Thanks for telling on me, Nest. Today...
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Toxic-free deodorant was something I considered making or purchasing for several months. Then I read a VERY convincing, and thoroughly researched article on Mamavation about the cancer-causing toxins found in mainstream deodorants and anti-persperants like Degree and Secret (check now to see if yours says “active...
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I love me some cookies. And with the infiltration of Girl Scout cookies all over my social media feeds and outside my stores, I am craving Samoas like nobody’s business this week. I appreciate that their organization has forayed into gluten-free offerings with their new Toffee-Tastic...
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Quinoa is a fantastic canvas for almost everything in your spice cabinet and produce haul. I have a lot of fun throwing in a variety of ingredients on a whim and tonight was no different. I’ve had this can of Trader Joe’s organic pumpkin taking...
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Good morning! The secret to an invigorating bowl of sunshine is lemon zest! Plain Greek yogurt, banana, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and chia seeds. Something about the lemon just multiplies the freshness. Have a kickass Thursday!!...
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Amazing: Peanut butter banana “sandwiches” Life Changing: Frozen peanut butter banana sandwiches! Easy, refreshing treat on hot summer days. Kid-approved for taste, and mommy-approved for no sugar, no dyes, no high fructose corn syrup, and no chemicals that are the main ingredients of store-bought popsicles....
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