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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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. πŸ™‚ 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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I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving week and the last full week of November! The holidays always kind of sneak up on me. πŸ™‚ 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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We’ve been doing Friday night pizzas a lot lately & it’s always fun trying new homemade pizza topping combos. It has become a fun tradition in our house. I love topping mine with tons of veggies, trying different sauces, and a sprinkle of cheese. The girls like to keep it really simple. πŸ™‚ For the […]

Pizza Fridays! Homemade Pizza Topping Combos

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I always feel so good after having this for dinner: healthy teriyaki salmon bowls. It’s full of really good-for-you ingredients, and it leaves me feeling really full and happy. Plus, it tastes delicious too! Teriyaki Salmon (or Chicken) Bowls Serves about 4 Ingredients: 2 cups brown jasmine rice (rinsed until the water runs clear) 2 […]

Teriyaki Salmon (or Chicken) Bowls

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This week, we’re celebrating my oldest daughter Raegan turning 8! I can’t believe I’ve been a mom for 8 years now. We’re going to celebrate with whatever dinner she requests. πŸ™‚ And the rest of the week is full of yummy plant-based healthy easy dinners. I hope this gives you some dinner ideas! Here’s what […]

Fall Dinner Plan for Oct. 26 to Nov. 1

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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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