Healthy Snacking with Nourish Snacks + Giveaway


My family snacks. A lot. And I am ok with that because I believe healthy snacking bridges the gap between meals and prevents from overeating. However, I get bored of having the same things in the house all the time so I am always looking for new healthy snacks to try. Joy Bauer, RD and…

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The Rebrand

Notice anything different around here? Yes?! YES! I am so excited to share my new site with you. Isn’t it great? I can’t wait to tell you all about this and how it came about. I was inspired after attending the International Food Blogging conference to think about branding my blog. Up until this point…

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie {Gluten Free} + Giveaway

    I was asked to participate in the “#SoyInspired for Thanksgiving” campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time. Oh. My. Gosh. Is Thanksgiving really next week? It’s insane how quickly the time is flying by. I don’t know about you guys, but pumpkin pie is one…

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Baked Sweet Potato Chunks with Oregano

Hello and Happy Friday! I love going to others peoples’ houses for dinner because you just never know when you’ll be introduced to something that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. So my friend and I used to coordinate dinners while our husbands were out of town for work and I went over to her…

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Getting Fit with fitmob + Athleta Gift Card Giveaway

Hi friends! I am happy to have recently learned about fitmob because I have been so unmotivated with my workouts lately. And it’s fun when you guys can win great prizes. Even though I am too far from their Seattle location, I think the idea behind it is pretty neat. What is fitmob? It’s a fitness…

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Black Bean and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Potty training. That basically sums up our weekend. This is my third kiddo going through potty training and I’ll have to say it is going really well! We talked about it with him for several weeks before and told him when he turned 3, we wouldn’t be using diapers anymore. I think all that preparation paid off,…

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Carrot Soup {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Sometimes eating healthy food that you know is good for you makes it taste even better. I kind of feel that way about this soup. I mean it’s not a cheeseburger, but it makes me feel good and healthy. That’s pretty important in my opinion! I get carrots in my CSA box every week. Giant…

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Easy Popcorn Trail Mix

I am still recovering from the weekend- Halloween…trick-or-treating with 4 young children = so much fun! I loved seeing their excitement. We went to our neighborhood downtown where the local businesses hosted an early trick-or-treat event around 4:00pm. Then home and a quick stop for a bite to eat at our neighbors’ annual Halloween party…

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Friday Favorites

Happy Halloween friends! I am not sure I will ever say “it was a slow week”. Not now at least. Perhaps when all four kids have gone off to college? Maybe then. But hey, I had time to discover, love and share my favorites with you guys so let’s dive into Friday Favorites!   Favorite…

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese

I was at Target the other day….can we just pause for a moment and talk about how great Target is? No, we don’t even have to, it’s just known to all. I love that I can go and get toiletries, cute clothes and a few groceries if needed. It’s my happy place…as long as I…

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Tricks for Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables #ILikeVeggies

How do you get kids to eat their veggies? Whether you’re a parent, a nanny, a pre-school teacher, you may have come across a picky eater or two. Having 4 kids of my own, I know it’s not easy getting them to try new vegetables or even familiar vegetables that they have already determined they don’t…

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Friday Favorites

Hey friends! It’s been a good week, yes? We are sailing right into Halloween week- we’ve got a Halloween fall festival to kick start it this weekend! Did I tell you we got rid of cable? Well we did. It was my hubby’s idea and was costing us (with internet) $175 which is pretty crazy considering…

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Blackened Seasoning Mix and Blackened Fish Recipe

Hi friends! I am excited to participate in Recipe Redux for the first time, a recipe challenge group founded by Registered Dietitians. What happens here is a group of bloggers (aka “the recipe redux members”) create a recipe each month using an assigned theme. It’s all about reinventing healthy eating. I always enjoy seeing the creativity that…

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