Oatmeal-Raisin Pancakes {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

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I hope you are starting off the year right by focusing on the types of foods you are eating, rather than stressing about calorie counting. I have been a bit of a breakfast rut. I am too lazy busy to get the kids anything special for breakfast before school so we’ve been relying on cereal and yogurt…

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas With Yogurt

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Today I have some healthy breakfast ideas for you. I have always been a big breakfast eater, but lately (I think because I am not exercising quite as much as normal) I am just not very hungry in the morning. If I skip though, I turn into a short-tempered, irritable mama. No bueno. I recently…

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Café Mocha and Green Power Smoothie

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Earlier in the week I mentioned coming down with the start of a cold. It ended up being one of the mildest colds I’ve had, but I still had a little sore throat and some congestion. And when I’ve got a minor cold you know the two main things I crave? Coffee- to wake me…

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Baked Taco Dip + Giveaway

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Thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring this post. Traditions….they’re wonderful aren’t they? Now that I have kids of my own I’ve tried to create some of my family’s own holiday traditions. Of course food plays a big role in that. There are so many wonderful memories associated with food. I love to think back at my childhood…

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas From Lorna Jane

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I have made a conscious effort lately to buy workout clothes that are suitable for running around town as well as just working out in, because as a busy mama I don’t always have the chance to get cleaned up before being out in public. I follow Lorna Jane on Instagram and have seen other…

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Healthy Snacking with Nourish Snacks + Giveaway

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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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Getting Fit with fitmob + Athleta Gift Card Giveaway

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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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Tricks for Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables #ILikeVeggies

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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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Tofu Scramble #LovingTofu

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One of my favorite ways to cook with tofu is this tofu scramble. I started making it years ago when I did my vegan experiment and now, though not vegan, enjoy making it on a regular basis. It doesn’t replace my eggs, it’s just something different and it’s awesome. Tofu, a great protein source for both…

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

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Here we are in our first full week of school (last week was short due to the Holiday). The kids are both doing so well, but our schedule has officially picked up with the addition of after school activities like gymnastics, church class and soccer twice-a-week for both kids. The kids come home starving as…

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