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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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A Star Wars Party for Tweens

His 12th birthday party and possibly his last.  Last year, if you recall he decided on not having a party so I tried to find ways to make my  tween’s birthday special. But this year to my surprise he asked for one. I could see the inner struggle happening within him–I’m too old for a party or […]

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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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Apple Cinnamon Smoothie {Healthy}

I discovered this smoothie back when I was in the middle of a detox week, this apple cinnamon smoothie is considered a detox smoothie. I’m not sure how all that works but I like it a lot–detox or not. I personally didn’t add any sugar back when I was on my detox kick but if […]

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Healthy Halloween Treats: Franken-Juice

For school this week we have observed pumpkins and came up with descriptive words to describe our pumpkin. We measured  pumpkins using cubes and a ruler.  My little man had to guesstimate how many cubes tall his pumpkin is, then I would write it on the board so he could see the number, finally he […]

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Day of the Dead Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateLosMuertos#CollectiveBias Dia de los muertos is what we call this holiday in Mexico and other parts of Latin America, but you’re probably familiar with the name–Day of the Dead. Many people equate Dia de los Muertos to Halloween, but […]

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8 Kid Friendly Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

I love to cook and my family loves to eat!  So, for us there’s no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month than eating our way through all of the yummy latin recipes! Dinner is our family time where we not only gather to eat but to enjoy each others company via questions, games and […]

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Chocolate Almond Raspberry Smoothie

I’m on a chocolate almond raspberry kick right now! I just can’t seem to get enough of it and every morning I have one of these smoothies. Sometimes I add spinach but not always. After a workout, I add protein powder to it. I drink these high protein smoothies for breakfast or as a snack […]

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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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