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Clean Eating: What CAN I Eat?

Clean Eating: What CAN I Eat?

Congratulations… you decided to “eat clean.”  What happens on day 4 when the cravings hit (and they will?)  How about when the fun of new recipes wears off? You start to miss your favorite processed foods (cake, anyone?).  Packing a lunch is hard when making sandwiches isn’t an option. And how are you supposed to go without your favorite pasta dish?  Not to worry.  I’ve got your back.  Here are some of my favorite clean eating substitutions. Pasta Eating clean…

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Meal Planning: How to Plan and Shop Once for 2 Weeks

Meal Planning: How to Plan and Shop Once for 2 Weeks

A few weeks ago, I was driving home from grocery shopping at 7pm.  All 4 kid were in the car, hungry.  One was screaming.  Another was asking every 32 seconds for a snack (he’d already had 3).  A third kid was dramatically moaning every time the baby stopped screaming long enough to suck in a breath. Ironically, the back of the van was full of food.  $250 worth, in fact. Can you relate? I’m guessing you can! This story has…

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Healthy Recipe: Cucumber Nachos

Healthy Recipe: Cucumber Nachos

Eating healthy can be a serious challenge, right?  Well, there are a few hacks you can use to make it easier. For example, when you cook with your kids (case in point: Cucumber Nachos!), they’re almost guaranteed to like and eat whatever it is.  I use this trick to get my toddler to eat almost anything, especially when I try new healthy recipes. For example, we recently made a new favorite lunch recipe of ours… Cucumber Nachos.  We also recorded…

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What the Heck is “Clean Living” Anyway!?

What the Heck is “Clean Living” Anyway!?

If I’m being straight with you, which of course I am, I’ve gotta tell you: I had no idea what clean living really was until about a year ago.  I was doing the typical things to help me feel better about my family’s health.  More veggies, less sugar, but not really a whole lot more.  And I wasn’t really making much progress. Then I discovered the concept of clean living. I started exploring this lifestyle because honestly, reading labels every…

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A Food Processor for a Family- A Review

A Food Processor for a Family- A Review

Finding a food processor up to the task of prepping food for a family of 6 is tough.  Especially when you also need it to be affordable (And by affordable, I mean cheap!).  Everything seems to be either too small (6 cups, really?) or over $100.  Or gets crappy reviews. After multiple google searches and a few hours reading reviews, I took the plunge and ordered this one (or, rather, sent my mom the link a few weeks before my…

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Helping Kids Appreciate Veggies: Whole30 With Kids

Helping Kids Appreciate Veggies: Whole30 With Kids

“Mom, I want more bread!”  This was the refrain of my toddler today at lunch.  He said this at least 8 or 9 times in the 30 minutes we sat together at the kitchen table.  Clearly, the carrots, cucumbers, and chicken on his plate just weren’t cutting it.  He wanted bread with butter, stat. “Another bite of cucumber, and you can have more bread,” I said at least a dozen times.  Then he would eat a teeny-tiny piece of cucumber…

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How to Make Whole30 Survivable: Recipes, Ideas, and Shopping Tips

How to Make Whole30 Survivable: Recipes, Ideas, and Shopping Tips

I wrote a few days ago about why we decided to do a Whole30 and a little about the results from our first one.  Today I am sharing about the specifics of Whole30, along with some recipes and shopping tips. (This post contains affiliate links.  I am linking to Amazon the exact products I purchased for Whole30 and will purchase again.  If you decide to click and purchase, I receive a small commission which helps keep this blog alive and…

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How Whole30 Got Me Out of a Funk (and Led to New Family Photos)

How Whole30 Got Me Out of a Funk (and Led to New Family Photos)

My husband has wanted family photos for a very long time.  Honestly, I have too.  It’s been 4 years and 2 kids since our last family photo.  As a scrapbooker, a good family photo is a must.  So why has it been so long since we got a photo?  Well, mostly because I haven’t felt all that great over the last few years.  I haven’t been sick or anything.  But I haven’t slept all night through in years.  My energy…

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All About Food Dyes Follow-up: Cosmetics, Toiletries, and Cleaning Supplies

All About Food Dyes Follow-up: Cosmetics, Toiletries, and Cleaning Supplies

Hi there!  My recent series on Food Dyes and our family’s journey has been pretty popular.  In fact, I’ve gotten lots of comments and questions about some of the specifics of our families journey.  So, I’m going to try to answer some of them in this post (and perhaps another follow-up post soon. If you have questions, please feel free to ask!). This post contains some affiliate links to products I mention.  If you click on the links and order,…

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All About Food Dyes Part 3- Practical Tips for Shopping

All About Food Dyes Part 3- Practical Tips for Shopping

This post about food dyes contains affiliate links.  If you click one of them and make a purchase, I will earn a small commission.  See my full disclosures here. Hi again! If you’re still reading, then you’re at least considering going dye-free, right? Either that, or you’re just really curious.  Works for me either way, I’m glad you’re here! I will be honest. The first time you go to the grocery store to shop dye-free, it will feel completely overwhelming….

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