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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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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie {Greek or Regular Yogurt?}

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is the ultimate chocolate indulgence for healthy or wannabe healthy people! Can you believe the words, chocolate, peanut butter and healthy, can be in the same sentence?  This smoothie is my healthy version of the rich Chocolate Peanut Butter shake that my tall and thin husband indulges in whenever he wants. […]

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Berry n’ Beet Smoothie

Who knew beets could be so good?  This Berry Beet Smoothie proved it to me! I knew they were good for you but I seriously was dumbfounded when I took a sip of this smoothie and discovered how yummy this combo tasted.  I have been experimenting with different smoothie flavors and a few months ago I […]

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Green Monster Smoothie or Shamrock Smoothie

We call this the Green Monster smoothie in my house and with March approaching it’s also called the Shamrock Smoothie. The Green Monster name get’s my kids excited and they think it’s funny to sip a Shamrock smoothie and the great thing of it all is they are drinking the same smoothie, he, he, he (I know […]

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