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Portion Perfect Kits and Healthy Lunches for Kids

Have you seen school lunches lately?  Recently I was working with a local elementary school regarding their school lunch program.  A couple of the parents were really upset with what the options were available for school lunch.  The food was so processed and lacking nutrients that they chose to pack their own students’ lunches everyday. […]

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Healthy Ice Cream Cake: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Oh My

Next week is my birthday!  I was born on April Fools Day of all days.  When people find out when my birthday is they often ask me if I have practical jokes played on me every year.  I guess my family and friends try to be extra nice to me on my special day so, […]

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The Ultimate Fermented Round Up

Fermentation dates back to 5400 BCE so it is not a new concept.  Fermenting foods started out simply as a way to preserve food.  As we became a more processed nation the art of fermentation was put on the back burner.  We became a nation of sterilization and pasteurization because for some reason we were […]

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Spinach Artichoke Hummus

I am always looking for ways to get my family to eat more vegetables.  One of the best ways to get my husband to eat more raw vegetables is with a good hummus.  He will use the sticks of carrots and slices of cucumber as the utensils in which to eat the hummus. But hey whatever […]

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Think Rice: Turmeric Rice Pudding in the Crock Pot

*By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.* Today is part 2 of Think Rice week.  If you missed my 7 vegetable forbidden rice bowl then […]

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Think Rice: 7 Vegetable Forbidden Rice Bowl

*By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.* March is National Nutrition Month so what better time to think about nutrition and highlight an ingredient like […]

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5 Minute Sweet Chili Sauce Made with Clean Ingredients

I wanted to try out a new recipe and needed to find sweet chili sauce.  I searched high and low (even looking at my local Whole Foods) for a bottle that contained only clean ingredients.  I read every single bottle, reading every single ingredient (like I do for everything) and could not find one that I […]

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Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Salad

My garden produced a big beautiful head of cauliflower and what is a girl to do with it to make it tasty?  You may have noticed that many of my recipes lately are based on what is growing in my garden right now (like this one and this one).  There are so many benefits to […]

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Coffee Body Scrub

Part of trying to live a more unprocessed life is not only about what you put on the inside but also about what you put on the outside.  Your skin can absorb 60% of what we apply to it and the chemicals in those products can be absorbed into your bloodstream.  Scary stuff.  One great […]

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Fajita Bowl with Citrus Marinated Vegetables

I am always looking for quick dinners that work well during a busy week and that make perfect leftovers. Leftovers make the best lunches.  Am I right?  Eating healthy is a priority for me and I refuse to let things like a hectic schedule stand in my way.  You will not find take out menus in my […]

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Raw Chocolate Chip Maca Blondies

You might be saying to yourself right now…what the heck is maca?  I had never heard of it myself until a couple of years ago.  Maca is one of those super foods that you may have been hearing more and more about lately.  Now I do believe that foods as simple as kale and blueberries […]

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3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

I have a hard time finding (and creating) really good cookie recipes.  I have tried some different versions in the past but they tend to come out too crunchy or too cakey (is that a word?).  Just because it is in the shape of a cookie does not mean that it is a cookie.  I […]

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Guilt Free Pasta: Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes and Peas

Zucchini noodles (or Zoodles as people are calling them) are the latest craze.  I am not one to jump on health fads without reason but making noodles out of vegetables…now I can get down with that!  With more and more people trying to eat lower carbs, avoiding grains, cutting out gluten, and trying to add […]

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Roasted Beet Salad Over Shredded Brussels Sprouts

  This salad…oh let me tell you all about this salad and trust me you are going to want to try this one!  Every single component of this wonderfully healthy salad is packed full of nutrients.  If you, like a lot of people, are always striving to eat a little healthier then you probably find […]

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Clean Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Salads are a huge staple of my diet.  A big bowl loaded with nutritious leafy greens is as mouthwatering to me as a juice steak is to some.  Salads can be switched up in thousands of different ways.  People always ask me how I can eat salad everyday and I always say the same thing…I don’t eat […]

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