Homemade Lemon & Garlic Hummus     Hummus is a family favorite in our house! My picky eater, anti-vegetable son will even dip veggies into this homemade hummus & gobble it up! A lot of store-bought hummus ingredients include additives & oils that are inflammatory fats, so I hope you'll try this healthy, simple,... Continue Reading →

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  | Enjoy Life© Snack Review |     First, a few facts about Enjoy Life© and these snacks: ALL Enjoy Life© products are certified gluten-free and are free from the top 8 most common allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). All Enjoy Life© products are verified Non-GMO, certified Kosher and... Continue Reading →

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Homemade Granola a dairy & refined sugar free, delicious granola   Raise your hand if you love Granola! I'm always on the hunt for Granola that isn't packed with sugars & other unhealthy ingredients. I decided to make it homemade & it came out great! My kids loved it on top of their yogurt &... Continue Reading →

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Summer Sips | Tazo Passion Tea a refreshing, caffeine-free summer beverage to enjoy in the sunshine!   Tazo Teas are my favorite! They are naturally sourced & caffeine-free which is helping my goal of quitting coffee (sigh!). They also partner with Mercy Corps to improve community wellness through education initiatives and increased access to clean... Continue Reading →

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Current Beauty Favs! (& a dupe included) Six of my beauty favorites & products to help you travel with ease & in style! My Beauty Favs: Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish : I spray & massage this on my roots after I dry my hair. It doesn't leave a white film & adds volume that I definitely... Continue Reading →

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Vegan Banana Bread   a fluffy, delicious breakfast the whole family will love! Ingredients -3 ripe bananas, mashed -3 tbsp. pure organic coconut oil, melted -1/3 c. unsweetened applesauce -a dash of vanilla extract -1 1/2 tsp. baking powder -1/2 tsp. baking soda -pinch of sea salt -pinch of nutmeg -1 tsp. cinnamon -1 1/2... Continue Reading →

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Rainy Day Crafts!   It's been a gloomy few days here, so I decided some craft time was needed! I found all the supplies around the house & my kids spent hours creating & using their imaginations!       Craft #1: Textured Paint Brushes I found some random objects/materials around the house & attached... Continue Reading →

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PB & Chocolate Banana Sushi a fun lunch kids will ask you to make again & again!   I'm back with a healthy, creative lunch for kids! In the words of my son, these are "SO NUMMY!"   You Will Need: -1 medium-sized banana (not too ripe) -Justin's Classic Peanut Butter (or a nut butter... Continue Reading →

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Strawberry Sorbet a dairy-free, clean eating, & refreshing sorbet perfect for summer!   Happy First Day of Summer! I wanted to surprise my kids with a healthy, yummy after-school treat to celebrate Summer! This sorbet is delicious, stores well in the freezer, & you can switch it up & make the sorbet in any fruit... Continue Reading →

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Non-Perishable "Brown Bag" Lunch Ideas ideas for fun Field Trip or Summer Camp bagged lunches!  My daughter has a few School Field Trips coming up as she nears her last weeks as 1st Grader (pause for a quick Mama Bear sob!). The students are required to bring a disposable, non-perishable lunch. Since this particular Field... Continue Reading →

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Homemade "Cheez-It" Star Crackers a healthier twist on a classic snack cracker I'm back with another homemade kids snack! This recipe includes very few ingredients & is simple to make! You can get creative with the shapes....my kids chose a star this time! I made these vegan, but even if you substitute for regular cheese... Continue Reading →

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Almond Raisin Power Muffins muffins packed with fiber & protein to get your "go" going in the morning!   Ingredients: 2 c. Kodiak Cake Mix 1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed 1/4 c. coconut oil, softened (NOT MELTED) 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 large egg (For an egg substitute you can combine 1 Tbsp of ground... Continue Reading →

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Freezer Meals!   time-saving, budget friendly meals you can make in just hours!  Freezer Meals will save you time, money & make your dinnertime prep simple & stress free! In this post, I will be sharing my Freezer Meals Pinterest Board with you & giving you helpful tips that have made the prep-process easier! Here... Continue Reading →

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Protein Waffles  the perfect breakfast packed with protein to jump-start your morning! We love homemade waffles in our house! Too add protein & fiber into my kids diet, I have been using Kodiak Cakes mixes! You can't go wrong with 14g of Protein & 5g of Fiber! For my children's age range, they should be... Continue Reading →

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 Homemade Cinnamon Teddy Grahams   a childhood favorite snack without the added "junk" I started recipe testing homemade versions of my kids' favorite snacks in the attempt to limit as much processed food in their diets as possible. Some of the information I found on children's snacks was disturbing...it's crazy to me that cancer-causing ingredients are... Continue Reading →

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Yoga & Meditation  namaste |  an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another For me, Yoga is about connecting my mind with my body. I don't follow a specific Yoga instructor or a DVD. I find poses (usually on Pinterest) & create my own sequences. Yoga is my stress reliever. It... Continue Reading →

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Lunch Box Favorites & Tips   I personally love making school lunches for my kids so I know exactly what they are eating & that what they are eating is nutritious. To ensure she's finishing her whole lunch, I allow my daughter to pick what fruits & veggies she wants me to pack! On special... Continue Reading →

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Peanut Butter & Jelly "Sushi" If I present my kids with "creative plates", they 99.9% of the time finish what is on them! These PB&J Sushi Rolls are simple & nutritious!  Ingredients Whole Grain Bread Justin's Classic Peanut Butter Welch's Natural Strawberry Spread (I love this spread because there is NO HIGH FRUCTOSE SYRUP! I... Continue Reading →

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No-Bake Energy Bites A quick, healthy snack your kids (and you) will love! Ingredients 1 c. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 1/2 c. Justin's Classic Peanut Butter 1/3 c. Pure Raw Honey 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2 c. Ground Flax Seed 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds 1/2 c. Enjoy Life... Continue Reading →

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Friday Favorites: Top 5 Beauty Products I use these beauty products daily & highly recommend them!  Finding inexpensive beauty products can be difficult, but more importantly finding beauty products that work for you is an even harder task! I despise spending money on high-end makeup, so I also research to try to find "drugstore dupes"... Continue Reading →

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Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Shake A quick, simple, healthy on-the-go breakfast  Ingredients: -1 medium-sized frozen banana (If not using a frozen banana, add 4-5 ice cubes) -1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I use the Silk brand) -1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use VEGA Vanilla Protein & Greens) -2 Tbsp. Organic PBfit Powder... Continue Reading →

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Sun-dried Tomato & Mozzarella  Pressed Sandwiches This is one of my go-to quick & delicious Summertime recipes  For this recipe, you will need: fresh Garlic Ciabatta Bread, sliced into 1" pieces 8.5 oz jar of Julienne Cut Sun-Dried Tomatoes w. Herbs, drained Oil from drained jar of Sun-Dried Tomatoes 8 oz. fresh mozzarella ball 1... Continue Reading →

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Berry-Topped Chia Seed Pudding This is a quick, simple, delicious, clean-eating recipe that requires just a few ingredients! You will need: 1/2 c. chia seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill Whole Seed Chia Seeds) 1 c. coconut milk (I use So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla CoconutMilk) Toppings of your choice! (I personally love how the raspberries... Continue Reading →

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