9 Vegetarian Recipes To Try On The Grill

Summertime grilling vegetarian recipes to try, and you won’t miss the meat!

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I'm Lauren, your Holistic Nutritionist.

I've been where you are: overwhelmed with healthy living and feeling guilt and shame around food. Now I'm helping fellow moms realize it's never too late to start living healthier!

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I started this blog because I believe that living a healthy life is doable when you're a busy mom. I share dinner ideas, favorite recipes, tips for healthy living & more.
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One of my favorite things about changing seasons is switching up our meals and ingredients. In the fall and winter I crave soups and chilis and winter squash and dinners that warm my body and the house. 🙂 And in the spring and summer I love fresh flavors, more colorful ingredients and meals that are […]

Spring Produce Guide: What’s in Season in March, April & May + Springtime Recipes

Wellness Tips

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I’m so excited to share this with you! A 4-Week healthy & flexible Spring Meal Plan! I have poured my heart into this plan, thinking of ways to help empower you in the kitchen! And it all came together in the Spring Meal Plan! What’s Included? This is a digital meal plan with: 4 weeks […]

The Spring Meal Plan Is Here! 4-Week Flexible & Healthy Plan + Weekly Grocery Lists!

Dinner Ideas

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I love shopping at Trader Joe’s because they have good prices, fun products and some really great items made from real ingredients. And really unique & delicious seasonal goodies! In the Spring, I have some favorites I love buying. If you love Trader Joe’s too, I have a page HERE with all my favorite finds, […]

Favorite Trader Joe’s Spring Items (Spring 2021)

Trader Joe's Faves

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Roasted cauliflower is one of my all-time favorite veggie side dishes. It’s so delicious and goes well with really any dinner. I love serving this alongside spaghetti, pesto pasta, pizza, the possibilities are endless! What I love about this recipe are the flavors that come through by adding lemon juice and minced garlic at the […]

RECIPE: Easy Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Dinner Ideas

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I’m taking a break from sharing my weekly dinner plans to focus on my Spring Meal Plan (coming soon!), but still wanted to find a way to share amazing recipes I find and try! So, here are the best recipes I tried in February! I made some delicious ones that my kids loved and that […]

5 Best Recipes I Tried In February 2021

Dinner Ideas

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If you’re a Trader Joe’s fan like me, I have a fun free download for you! One that will also make dinner time a little easier too! 🙂 5 of our favorite simple dinners that use Trader Joe’s items! These are delicious and they include some of my favorite Trader Joe’s finds, like their Frozen […]

5 Simple Dinners Using Trader Joe’s Items (FREE DOWNLOAD!)

Dinner Ideas

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5 Easy Trader Joe's Dinner Ideas

If you love Trader Joe's too, these are my favorite dinners using TJ's items. Kid- and husband-approved, delicious and healthy.

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