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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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)

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Stock up on these Trader Joe’s items to make healthy meals.

Favorite Healthy Plant-Based Trader Joe’s Items


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It’s no secret I love Trader Joes. 🙂 I have a whole page HERE with TJ Favorite posts like my favorite Trader Joe’s Fall items, staple items, freezer items, cheese plate goodies. So much good stuff at Trader Joes! 🙂 It’s holiday time and Trader Joe’s is filled with fun goodies. Here are 5 of […]

5 Favorite Holiday Trader Joe’s Goodies

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With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things from 2020 that would make awesome gifts for a friend, neighbor, sister, mom, yourself, any woman in your life. A wellness gift guide for her! These items are random but have brought me joy in 2020. They’re […]

A Wellness Gift Guide for Her: 20 Favorite Things from 2020


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One of my favorite home date nights with my husband or easy lunches for myself or girls is a Snack/Cheese Board. Especially filled with yummy goodies from Trader Joe’s. 🙂 This is also our go-to lunch/snack to bring to a picnic at a park or a winery. [Check out other favorite Trader Joe’s items posts […]

Favorite Snack/Cheese Board Items from Trader Joe’s

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I love cooking and looking through cookbooks but I don’t buy them very often. They’re always so beautiful to look at and I love getting inspired to try a new recipe but I’m hesitant to buy a cookbook unless I know I’ll like it. In case you’re the same way, here are 3 of my […]

3 Favorite Cookbooks I Use All the Time + Favorite Recipes From Each


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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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