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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins

My boys are in baseball this fall, so this morning I debated about buying something or making some muffins. I was going to buy hostess cupcakes but I was afraid a parent might get upset with all that sugar. I’m in charge of organizing snack so I figured I probably shouldn’t start the season off […]

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No Fail Gluten Free Crepes

So I’ve been on a mission for a year now trying to find the perfectly thin gluten free crepe recipe. I took a break after many failed attempts and disgusting results which I ate. Or I should say forced myself to eat because I can’t bear the thought of being wasteful with food. Well, in […]

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Dulce de Leche S’mores Popcorn Balls

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. My life as a Latina, raised in the U.S. is all about mixing the best of the both worlds.  Often I find myself doing this with food! I’ll take a good ol’ favorite U.S. recipe and add some Latin spice to it. […]

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Spiraled Greek Salad

Sharing food with friends, family and even strangers is something our whole family enjoys doing. I love potlucks but sometimes the food options are not always healthy so I have been trying to take a nutritious dish to these types of gatherings. Recently we’ve been going to quite a few so I’ve been known to […]

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Our Lunch Packing Routine That Changed Our Life

Anyone else looking through Pinterest for lunch ideas? I have been pinning like a mad woman since our kids are starting school next week and it helps them when I have a list of ideas for them to choose from when THEY make their own lunch.  Yes, your kids can make their own lunch. Moms, […]

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Strawberry Bacon & Pecan Salad

I’ve been on a salad kick ever since we got back from our vacation.  So I’ve challenged myself to have one salad per day for a meal. I’ve been trying lots of simple and yummy combinations and this strawberry bacon & pecan salad is my all time favorite. Here in Quito we can get strawberries […]

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Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Weight Watchers and Latina Bloggers Connect.   I’m trying to make better choices with my eating habits. One of the things that I’ve discovered is when it comes to my sweet tooth I don’t always make the best choices. I know it’s a no brainer, but here’s […]

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Bread in a Mug Gluten Free

Going gluten free in S. America is definitely not an easy task. I’ve been experimenting with different recipes trying to find what I like and this recipe has become my go to because it tastier and more soft–not dense. The oats gives it a slight nutty flavor that I like. Try it and see if […]

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Chips Ahoy Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect and all opinions are mine! Turn Up the Yum! for Dia Del Niño! Did you know that many Latin American countries through out the world have a special holiday for children?  It’s called Dia Del Niño. Well, I’m going to help you celebrate […]

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Broccoli Cranberry Apple Salad

I love broccoli salad but I avoided it for some time because it was loaded with this delicious creamy dressing. That is until I figured out that I could substitute all the mayo with some greek yogurt to make it healthier. I do this for all of my creamy dressings, I mix in greek yogurt […]

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Thin Mint Smoothie {Healthy}

My top 3 flavors for sweet treats are mint, lemon and apple. But of course not mixed together! With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought I’d share this so you can enjoy this healthy treat for your child’s after school snack or at breakfast. It’s healthy, it’s delicious and it’s kid friendly. My […]

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Savory Zucchini Parmesan Waffles

I’ve been trying to find alternatives to bread.  Mostly gluten free alternatives that I can enjoy at breakfast so I came across an image with an open faced savory waffle egg sandwich and I immediately knew I had to try this. These savory waffles are gluten free and they are the perfect combination of crispy […]

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How to Make Beans in the Crockpot

I was in a pinch one day when I was trying to make some soup and all I had was dried white beans. Ugh, I hate when I don’t have all of my ingredients, for some reason this happens to me ALOT. I heard stories from friends who had to cook their dried beans all […]

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Chia Chocolate Almond Raspberry Smoothie

One of my favorite dessert combinations is chocolate, almonds and raspberries!  It’s a rich and decadent combination where the raspberries tame the sweetness in each bite. Have you had a Chocolate Almond Raspberry Tart?  Oh it’s to die for! Just looking at it makes me salivate. Anyways, I have digressed from the original intent of […]

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Healthy Snack Apple Cinnamon Balls

These little apple cinnamon balls were amazing!  My son couldn’t stop eating them and if true be told it was hard for me to only eat 2. The fun thing about these is you can enjoy them for breakfast, snack or a dessert! I would even serve them at a party! These little ball are […]

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Easy Christmas Appetizer: Lil Smokies Wreath

  Today my little guy was busy decorating his Christmas tree that’s been sitting under the stairs all month waiting for someone to give it life. Well, at some point I saw him “stealing” ornaments from my tree.  Which after he noticed I told him it was okay. But little did I know that I […]

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Healthy Christmas Snack: Reindeer Poop

I don’t know how many times I have to tell my boys not to use potty words.  So this recipe was definitely a favorite because they were able to use a potty word without getting in “trouble”. So I heard things like: I love poop! Can I have more poop? This poop is squishy! This […]

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Christmas Coleslaw

As you can see I don’t chop my cabbage as fine as it should be, just call me lazy.  Since I’m also too cheap to buy the bag of already chopped coleslaw our Christmas coleslaw is a bit more chunky than normal. We were having company and I had way too much to do so […]

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