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Spring Salad

Spring Salad

Spring is just around the corner!  I’m ready to trade in sweaters and boots for tees and sandals, the girls just got fitted for new bikes and helmets, I’ve dusted off my bike and running shoes, and last night I did 108 Sun Salutations at onlYoga in Atlanta, GA to celebrate the changing of the season.  We are ready!!  The weekend forecast looks perfect for a picnic and plenty of […]

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Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

Not only did we just adopt a puppy (I’ll write more about Ember next week.  Her photo is on the Facebook page!), but my brother and his beautiful bride are days away from having their first baby!  I’M ABOUT TO BECOME AN AUNT!!  I have a lot to be thankful for and celebrate this holiday, and this is high on the list.  I have two brothers — one 11 months […]

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Zucchini Carrot Cheddar Muffins

Zucchini Carrot Cheddar Muffins

    It’s not often I want to play Betty Crocker for the afternoon, but there is something about a gray sky and chilly weather that makes me want to stay in the kitchen.  The warmth from the oven is always nice on a cool day, and baking keeps the little ladies from going stir crazy.  They love to help measure and whisk, and get their little hands dirty when […]

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Veggie Sandwich with Avocado Spread

Veggie Sandwich with Avocado Spread

Ever since my trip to San Francisco, I can’t get enough veggie sandwiches.  Remember this beauty I photographed when I was there? That baby was piled high with so many fresh vegetables, and a layer of hummus and cheese…it was AMAZING!!  Although, eating it was a chore.  It was enormous, and with every bite something was falling out the side or back.  I certainly wasn’t complaining, since I was starving […]

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Healthy Halloween Ideas for Kids

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Most Halloween inspired food I see uses candy filled with artificial ingredients, food dyes, or other heavily processed items from the store.  With lots of school and neighborhood Halloween parties coming up, I have been searching for healthy Halloween food to serve the kids.  Most of these ideas are from my KIDS: Food Pinterest page. I love these banana ghost pops from Skinny Taste.  I made these for my girls […]

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Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {Gluten-free}

Gluten-free Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fall arrives, and my cravings for pumpkin and bread soar.  Put them together and I have the perfect bite for my morning cup of coffee, and something sweet, but still healthy, for my girls.  These pumpkin muffins have been a hit the last couple of weeks.  We just made our third round, and there’s already a handful missing! Many muffin recipes add refined sugar, and lots of it.  If you […]

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Gluten-Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bar

Snack bars have been a staple item in my house, along with most homes across America with children.  I am able to find organic bars at the store, so I never made it a point to make our own, until now.  Most store bought bars, even the organic ones, add agave or refined sugar as sweetener.  That made the decision to make our own easy since I’m doing all I […]

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