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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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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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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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Healthy Skinny Alfredo Sauce

  You’re not going to believe the secret ingredient in this healthy alfredo sauce?  It’s oh so good! I’ve been trying to make better eating choices but the temptation of thick creamy sauce over a bed of noodles cravings, makes it hard. I love pasta and I love all things creamy sauciness!  But needless to say, […]

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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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Authentic Mexican White Rice

I thought every child ate amazing fluffy, moist and delicious rice like we did. Well, I quickly discovered the truth when I went to college and friends invited me over to their home for the holidays.  The first bite of traditional white rice cooked like they do in the n0n-Hispanic homes made me want to […]

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Mother’s Day Dinner: Spaghetti with Spicy Tomato Sauce

“I’m upstairs crying…” was how I started my Facebook post.  I was having a hard week and I slept in, which for moms with little kids, this translates to– it was 7:15 a.m.  I heard my boys whispering and busily moving downstairs.  I lay in bed a bit longer since oddly enough no one was […]

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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Avocado Salsa

Every time my kids eat tilapia it puts a huge smile on my face. It took them at least a year to enjoy it. I didn’t give up on serving it for dinner and eventually their taste buds adjusted.  I tried cooking it in a variety of ways but this recipe has gotten the most thumbs […]

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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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Top 10 Real Food Meals

I was talking to my friend last week about real food and clean eating, it can be confusing but they are very similar from what I gather.  Organic Authority explains how these two trendy diets are similar and different here. After looking into clean eating and real food, I’ve realized that we kind of fall into the real […]

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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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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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Amazing Fluffy Quinoa Recipe

The first time I made quinoa I made a rookie mistake and I ended up with bitter tasting quinoa that no one enjoyed.  I share below what to do so you don’t make the same mistake. I first discovered Quinoa in South America and once I figured out how to make it, it quickly became […]

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Mexican Pizza Sticks

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce and Latina Bloggers Connect. Mexican Pizza Sticks I’ve never actually had Mexican style pizza until today.  So before making it, I went online searching for some ideas and found lots of variations.  Some used salsa base pizza sauce others use the traditional tomato base […]

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Halloween Food: Mummy Pizza

Halloween Food: Mummy Pizza Have you read the book Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi?  It’s a fun little book about a mummy who can’t find his mama mummy.  We read it as we started our M is for Monsters (& Mummies) week!  We’ve also been studying Egypt with my older boys who’ve been fascinated by […]

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