Category Archives: FOOD AND RECIPES

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SIMPLE BEEF VEGETABLE SOUP

Some days we have it all together and follow our meal plan for the week. Other days, we find ourselves in a pinch. There are many times that I need a quick and easy dinner recipe that everyone in my family will be excited to eat.  In order to stay on track with our healthy eating …

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QUINOA SALAD WITH ARUGULA AND FETA

Have you heard that saying that you shouldn’t eat anything you can’t pronounce…..except quinoa? So funny and yet so true. We pronounce it “Keen-wah” in our house. After doing a bit of research online to get a final answer on this, I realized that there are different ways to say it and apparently some pronunciations …

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CHRISTMAS BUBBLES

Cheers to all of you! I just adore Champagne and bubbles during the holidays. There is just something so festive about a glass of bubbly to put a smile on your face. Bubbly alone is delicious but sometimes kicking it up a notch is so much fun.   Here’s a simple and festive way to …

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CHRISTMAS MARSHMALLOW PENGUINS

Hello friends! We have been truly enjoying this wonderful Christmas season and I hope you have as well. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to bake and make goodies for friends and family. We make fudge, cookies, and pretty much anything we are in the mood to make! This year we made a few …

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ZUCCHINI LASAGNA ROLL-UPS

I made this recipe a few weeks ago and it was one of those things that I just threw together on a whim. I was craving lasagna and comfort food now that the weather is cooler but I wanted to avoid all the carbs. Let’s just say that my hubby was very, very skeptical about …

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HOLIDAY SANGRIA WITH CINNAMON

Who says Sangria is just for warm weather??? Not me! I love a festive Sangria all year round. Here is a really fun twist on a festive sangria that will have you refilling your glass! The twist….well, the twist is the cinnamon stick! It adds a delicious flavor punch that is unexpected and wonderful! You …

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CARROTS PROVENÇAL

With the falling leaves and cooler weather, I start to think about all the great food that we eat during the Fall season. As the weather cools, I turn to comfort foods such as roasted vegetables, stews, soups, and hearty meats. Nothing beats the taste of a perfectly roasted vegetable though! Well, except for maybe a …

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DASHING TURKEY CHILI

I love, love, love this chili recipe! It is so good to eat on a cool day and it makes your house smell amazing! My favorite part is all of the toppings that you add to your already delicious bowl of chili….diced avocado, shredded cheese, a huge dollop of Greek yogurt, diced onion…..yum, yum, yum! …

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7 HALLOWEEN SNACKS FOR KIDS (SHHH…)

Here are 7 of my favorite Halloween snacks that you can make this year (shhh…..they are healthy too!): FRUIT BAT SNACK BAGS by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons These adorable Fruit Bat Snack Bags are perfect for Halloween. Want to make these? Check out her blog here! ORANGE PUMPKINS By A Thrifty Mom These orange …

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SPOOKY CHEESE

I love this time of year but it can be so hard to eat healthy while surrounded by all the sweet stuff! And don’t get me wrong…..you can definitely indulge in the sweet treats sometimes! I definitely do. But, it’s all about keeping a healthy balance. Over the years, I’ve tried different and creative ways …

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