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6 In Food

Balsamic Glazed Salmon With Sauteed Spinach

I could literally eat salmon every day of my life and be a perfectly happy woman. Unfortunately, my family doesn’t agree with my love affair, so I have to be content with having salmon a few times a month. One thing I have converted my family to is a Ketogenic lifestyle. In simple terms, this mean we eat a high fat, low carb diet. People often raise their eyebrows when I tell them this, especially if it is a new…

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Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas

If you think chickpeas are only for hummus, think again! Chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber and easily used in so many recipes. We use them in salads, soups, stews, and hummus, of course. But they are also great as a high protein snack for the whole family. This Maple Chai Roasted Chickpea recipe will convince you that they can also be an a simple, crunchy snack. Think of them as a healthy, protein-packed chip substitute that’ll power you through your…

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20 In Food

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS Need a quick, healthy snack for the kiddos? My kids love these and I feel good about giving them! You can substitute almond/cashew/sunflower butter for the peanut butter, and raisins or dried cherries or cranberries for the dates. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats ½ cup of ground flax seed 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds 1 teaspoon of cinnamon ¾ cup of dried pitted dates ½ cup of peanut butter 1…

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14 In Food/ Healthy Living

Cilantro Inspired Breakfast Hash

If you are looking for a quick, easy breakfast recipe that your whole family will love, I have got you covered! This Cilantro inspired Breakfast Hash is seriously so delicious I could eat it every day! And I have a feeling (most) of my family wouldn’t complain… During this past pregnancy, the only craving I really had was for Mexican type burrito bowls and apparently that craving has continued even now that the baby is here! (Check out my Instagram…

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7 In Food

Apple Harvest Muffins

Apple Harvest Muffin recipe - fall recipes

I love the aroma of crisp apples baking in the oven. They fill the kitchen with the scent of fall. You can bake these Apple Harvest Muffins at any time of the year, but they’re really the best in fall, when apples are at their peak! My family goes apple picking every September and we stock up on apples! My kids can’t wait to bake these muffins when we get home. You can freeze these muffins to enjoy at a later time as…

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16 In Food

Watermelon Lime Sparkling Drink Recipe

Summer is coming to an end and kids are back to school. That happened fast, didn’t it? Thankfully, we are still experiencing nice weather and can spend most of our afternoons outside in the sunshine. I am still thinking of ways to make summer last a bit longer and enjoy the lazy, hot afternoons. One way we do that is with some special snacks after we finish our homeschooling for the day. Outshine Fruit Bars are a favorite snack around here,…

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10 In Food

A Healthier Apple Crisp Recipe

Fall is my favorite season for ALL the reasons! The smells, the colors, the recipes, the activities….I just can’t get enough of all things fall. This savory apple crisp recipe is one of my family favorites…While I wouldn’t call it healthy, it is a healthier version of a favorite fall treat that you just have to make! Ingredients 4 cups peeled sliced apples 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, divided use 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided use ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (we use gluten free) ¼ cup finely chopped raw walnuts or pecans Instructions…

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15 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Personal Growth

5 Ways to Mindfully Improve Your Diet in 5 Minutes or Less

We’ve all been there- drawn in by the lure of the “next best” diet only to find ourselves overwhelmed by the time and resources required to make this big change. And, so we do nothing. What if there were some simple habits that you could complete in just a few minutes that would improve how you eat without a major overhaul? Below you will find 5 ways that you can mindfully improve your diet in 5 minutes or less. This…

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12 In Food

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Now that the weather is finally warming around here, it’s time to think about changing up the way I cook for the summer. Like most people, I try to avoid the oven at all costs so we can keep the house somewhat cool. The slow cooker and the grill are my friends, as well as anything I can make without an appliance. That is why this recipe is perfect! Who needs Chipotle??? You can make your own Mexican-inspired chicken burrito…

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4 In Food

Raspberry Lime Party Punch Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of 7UP®. The opinions and text are all mine. Some of you may have seen pictures last week of my girls all dressed up with my husband….they were getting ready to go to their Father Daughter Dance. Yes, he has a lot of girls to dance with! We have been blessed with many girls! Anyway…we actually hosted the dance. Yes, it’s true. There was actually a dance a few weeks…

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