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Panzanella Tuscan Salad

Who says you can’t create your own sunshine?  The skies are gray here, but I can definitely bring some cheer into our life by brightening up our dining room with a fun color tablecloth and a delicious Tuscan salad. Panzanella Tuscan salad is a rustic meal traditionally eaten in Italy with stale bread, fresh tomatoes, […]

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Piña Colada Green Smoothie

I am down 10 pounds since I first started getting serious about eating better.  At first it was two steps back and one step forward and though I’m in a better place now, I’m still in process. As a counselor, that’s one phrase that helps me get through the day–We are all in process.  As […]

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Donut You Know You’re the Best Dad! Free Printable

Donut You Know You’re the Best Dad! Free Printable This adorable printable will go great with your box of donuts for dad this Father’s day! If you’re not following us just subscribe to get ALL of our free printables!  We are using a new system for our subscribers so if you’ve already done it in the […]

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Macaroni and Cheeseburger Cups

Summer is here and for most of us this means we are cooking three meals a day for the family. So, I’m sure you’re trying  to come up with simple and good recipes to enjoy during lunch and that don’t require too much time or ingredients. This recipe is a fun twist to your traditional […]

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Healthy Fun Snack for Kids: Dinosaur

This is a fun and healthy snack for kids when studying dinosaurs!  Or it goes along great with any of these dinosaur books I share here. Since we were starting school with my preschooler we made this snack together and read the book Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards.  We made the dinosaur together […]

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Tips for Sneaking Veggies in Your Meals

Children need to be offered food at least 10-15 times before they will get used to it.  So, it’s important that we don’t give up too quickly when your child spits out your bean sprouts. Sometimes it’s just not possible to make everything from scratch so it’s good to have a few favorite quick meals […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Healthy & Gluten Free

These bars are AMAZING! A few of my friends decided to get off white food(pasta, potatoes, sugar, bread…) for 3 days.  It’s been hard not to enjoy food with refined sugar.  But it has helped me think through what is going into my mouth before it goes in, it’s amazing how many times in these past […]

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Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Tarts {Gluten Free & No Bake}

All I can say is you have to try one.  They are divine.  The combination of dark chocolate with mildly sweet pomegranate arils makes my taste buds scream for more. I want More. Mas. Look at them, they’re beautiful. How can you resist? Since I’ve been eating healthier I’ve been trying to find ways to […]

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Quinoa Gorditas with Avocado Mango Salsa

Gorditas are a typical Mexican meal that remind me of my childhood!  My mom didn’t make them much but when she did we were always begging for more. It’s basically a savory, thick, handmade tortilla topped with beans and all sort of other yumminess. In my opinion, Mexican food can be healthified!  So, here’s my […]

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Healthy Crepes (gluten free)

I bought another crate of strawberries, so I’ve been trying to come up with healthy ways to enjoy it for breakfast or dessert.  Of course, we’ve had our fill of eating them just as they are–which is the best way to eat them. Okay, so just to give you a heads up, these are similar […]

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Refreshing Coconut Cucumber Limeade

Adding refreshing, healthy juice or smoothie drinks to your day doesn’t have to be an all or nothing type of thing.  I like to enjoy them at different times of the day. Sometimes I have one at breakfast but I usually have one as a midmorning or afternoon snack to get me through the day. […]

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Fruit Flower Pot Snack for Kids

Fruit Flower Pot Snack for Kids is the perfect spring or Earth day fun to enjoy with your kids.  No baking is required and it’s some what healthy. I made this snack to go with our Flowers & Seeds preschool unit go and check out all of the great ideas but you can make it any […]

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Mexican Chocolate Caramel Trifle

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PinThatTwist #CollectiveBias One of the lovely things I remember from my childhood was sipping on Mexican hot chocolate on cold winter days.  The chocolatey, vanilla, cinnamon and spicy kick on my lips, was the perfect mix to warm […]

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Family Night: Sushi Making

My toddler asks if we can make sushi, every time we go to the grocery store.  He’s only had it once and he was quite small so I can’t believe he remembers.  I think he just likes saying the word, “Shushi”, that’s how he says it. I’ve avoided making sushi because in my mind it seemed like an […]

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Creamy Chipotle Pasta Salad {healthified}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias I love chipotle chiles!  They give any recipe a smoky flavor that’s irresistible. If you haven’t tried a meal with chipotle chiles in it, I highly recommend it. One of my favorite brands is La Morena […]

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Breakfast Bars: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookie Bars {Gluten-free}

I’ve been dying to get my hands on some coconut flour.  It’s hard to come by here. A friend told of me of a place where I could get it, so I immediately went out looking for this vegetarian restaurant slash health food products store.  I sat in traffic, rushed through my errands and finally saw […]

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Intentional Marriage: 25 Fun Date Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias Here’s my tip to make my date nights work – plan them ahead. Oh and make sure you’re not in a grouchy mood–so eat breakfast.  I have a bad habit of skipping a meal if I […]

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Game Day: Mini Black Bean Quinoa and Bacon Burgers

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. So to be completely honest, I don’t watch the game. I go to Game Day events to eat and socialize. I usually hangout in the dining room around the food table and just chat the night away. Here’s a hearty and scrumptious […]

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