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Strawberry Watermelon Slushie

Summer fun is here! The kids have been playing outdoors all day, every day! That brings great joy to my heart. It also means, dirty, sweaty little faces constantly asking for some kind of frozen treat. I’ve been freezing yogurt and making yogurt pops for them.  It’s healthier than ice cream.  This slushie is also healthy with no […]

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How To Make Coconut Milk

I was NOT looking forward to making my own coconut milk because when I was a kid it was all but a fun experience.  I remember throwing it onto the concrete floor, what seemed like hundreds of times, but to no avail the coconut wouldn’t budge and it stayed intact. Fast forward 20 years later and […]

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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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Healthy Eating Weekly Meal Plan

If you’ve been following along we are now starting week 2 of healthy eating!  This has been so good for me and I’m really excited to see how this will change my attitude, energy and hopefully waistline. I shared with you last week TONS of links to healthier options for meals you can go here.  […]

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30 Days of Healthy Eating Weekly Meal Plan

My wish for this month is to eat better and I’m hoping it continues for the rest of the year.  As we all know eating healthy and exercise go hand in hand, so I also plan on exercising at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes. I’m feeling positive about this with my 30 Days […]

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10 + Skinny Breakfast Ideas

Here are some skinny and/or healthy breakfast ideas that we regularly enjoy as a family!  Whether you’re wanting to turn a new leaf and eat better or just needing some new breakfast options–these are great! 10+ Skinny Breakfast Ideas for the Family Gluten Free Pancakes with Lemon Whipped Cream & Berries   Healthy Chocolate Belgian […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer My husband has been raving about his homemade coffee creamer he made and since I’m not a coffee drinker I haven’t really paid attention to it. But tonight I wish I had because it’s a chilly fall evening and my bones are calling out for something comfortable and warm–pumpkin spice coffee or tea.  Have […]

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Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient}

Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient} There’s something about that ice cream scoop in your shake that makes it thick and creamy and not to mention yummy.  But I just got back from my doctors appointment and they confirmed my suspicion, I’ve gained weight. If you’ve been keeping up with me here on […]

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Coconut Cucumber Lime Shake

I’ve been on a shake kick for months now. I’ve been drinking: protein shakes, detox shakes, fruity & delicious shakes…  I’ve always liked shakes but little did I know that they could actually be good for you not just low fat.  This Coconut Cucumber Lime Protein is exactly that– healthy, refreshing and energizing for me. […]

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Easy Vanilla Chai Latte

It’s still cold here. Winter has felt like an eternity even though spring is officially here.  Today I was so cold, I was tempted to walk around with a scarf on in my house.  We don’t have central heat and air so to warm up I either: exercise, bake or build a fire.  I didn’t […]

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Is Rice Milk Healthy? & How to Make Your Own Rice Milk

I recently started looking for milk alternatives for health reasons.  But I do need to make sure that I get my calcium from somewhere else as that was the easiest form for me to get some calcium in my diet.  Here where I live non-dairy milk is quite expensive so I’ve been exploring on how […]

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Deliciously Easy Hot Chocolate Mix

My family loves hot chocolate! If they could have it every morning they would but I don’t let them.  My husband goes through phases when he has it every night. I made this creamy hot chocolate recipe one year to give to teachers for Valentine’s Day and my husband tried it and he was in love!  Since he was […]

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Pumpkin Toffee Coffee Au Lait Recipe

This recipe and photo is the hard work of Carla Ackermann made for our quarterly FREE issue, Inspired by Family Magazine Fall 2012. You might be wondering what exactly is Café au lait. It’s French for “coffee with milk”  and basically it’s a French coffee drink. Doesn’t this picture make you just want to get in […]

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Colada Morada Recipe Ecuadorian Spiced Fruit Drink

This weekend all over Ecuador families are enjoying this delicious Spiced Fruit Drink called Colada Morada with their loved ones for Day of the Dead holiday.  If you were to walk through an Ecuadorian neighborhood today you would get whiffs of cinnamon, allspice and fruit. In my opinion, this drink is equivalent to the U.S. […]

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Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

You want your house to smell like all things Fall? Then you must make this Mulled Apple Cider recipe.  The aroma is simply delightful! Apple Cider vs Apple Juice I was wondering before making this recipe what the difference is between apple cider and apple juice and this pretty much sums up my research: For […]

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree from Scratch

I didn’t realize how much I loved Libby that is Libby’s Pumpkin Puree, until I moved to a place where they don’t sell it.  They also don’t sell pumpkin spice here so I have faithfully packed these two Fall favorite ingredients into my suitcase along with corn tortillas, reeces pieces, Sun chips….. for years but now I […]

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Minty Lemonade Punch

I love all things lemon, if it has lemon I love it.  This Minty Lemonade punch is the perfect thirst quencher for any gathering big or small.  I especially love how the mint gives it a cool refreshing taste. Minty Lemonade Punch Ingredients: Handful of mint leaves 1 or 2 fresh lemons (0ptional) 1 Frozen […]

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3 Easy Summer Cocktails

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and SlimFast.  This post is brought to you by SlimFast. All thoughts and content are my own. I have always enjoyed drinking SlimFast even when I wasn’t trying to lose weight mostly because it’s a quick meal or snack.  I used to have a […]

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