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 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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Balancing healthy & family

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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I still can’t believe it’s October. I love making warm, comfort foods during the Fall, like soups and one-pan dinners. We’re making some easy, quick and comforting Fall dinners this week, and I’m looking forward to it! Here’s what we planning for dinners: Monday: Crustless Veggie + Chicken Sausage Pizza from Simply Real Health. A […]

Easy Fall Dinner Plan for Oct. 5-11

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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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