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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Balancing healthy & family

I can’t believe it’s Christmas this week! We’re planning to spend lots of evenings driving around looking at Christmas lights or watching holiday movies and enjoying holiday goodies. To still feel our best while eating treats and drinking cocoa and homemade baileys, I like to make sure our dinners are packed with veggies and real […]

What to make for Christmas-week dinners (Dec. 21-27)

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As Christmas gets closer and we’re enjoying more treats, I want to fuel my body (any my family’s) with dinners full of real, whole, colorful foods. So this week I’m focusing on that: colorful dinners. That way, I know my body is getting what it needs, while I’m also enjoying treats I look forward to […]

Colorful Healthy Dinners for Dec. 14-20

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This week, our dinners are full of fall flavors. I’m trying to hang on to fall as much as possible before cold winter comes. 🙂 These are the easy Fall dinners in week 5 of the 6-week Fall Meal Plan I put together! For $20, the Fall Meal Plan includes 6 weeks of healthy, fall-inspired breakfasts, lunches […]

Healthy Fall Dinner Ideas for Dec. 7-13: Fajitas, Tray Bake, Cilantro Rice, Salmon Bowl & more

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This Veggie Coconut Curry is one of our favorite dinners. It’s quick, healthy, easy and delicious. It checks off all the boxes! It’s five ingredients (plus spices and oil that you already have on hand) and comes together really quickly. Plus, it’s full of veggies, good-for-you fat and is delicious. My kids love it too, […]

5-Ingredient Veggie Coconut Curry over Brown Jasmine Rice

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I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving week and the last full week of November! The holidays always kind of sneak up on me. 🙂 I’m finishing my shopping this week and hoping to be done with it before Dec. 1. (If you need some gift ideas for a friend, sister, or yourself, I have 20 favorites […]

Fall Meal Plan Week 3 Dinners: Nov. 23-29

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These are the dinners in week 2 of the 6-week Fall Meal Plan I put together! For $20, the Fall Meal Plan includes 6 weeks of healthy, fall-inspired breakfasts, lunches & dinners planned out for you plus weekly grocery lists. I can’t tell you how nice it was using the grocery list for my shopping […]

Healthy Fall Dinners for Nov. 16-22

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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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