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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Welcome to the Five Plates Blog

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

simple ways to make room for your health right now as a mom

Tips for prioritizing and making time for your health as a mom: physically, socially, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’ve been working on this post for a LONG time! It’s a post that I really need right now, as a reminder of some of the super simple and almost daily habits and ways I can make […]

How I prioritize my health and self-care as a mom when we’re all home 24/7

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There are times when healthy eating is really hard for me. I know that eating real and whole foods consistently is good for my body, sleep and overall makes me feel my best. But it’s definitely not something that comes easy for me. It’s really hard. It takes planning, a shift in mindset and focusing […]

3 struggles I have with healthy eating & how I’ve worked on them

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Beware this is a long post! But I’ve included a bunch of things that I hope you find helpful for at-home workouts: Things that help me stay motivated to work out at home 4 resources for at-home workouts that are mostly free that I’ve used and enjoy (Tone It Up, POPSUGAR Fitness, Lauren Gleisberg and […]

My favorite at-home, (mostly) free workout resources

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How to get back on track to feeling healthy again after indulging/ FivePlates.com

How I get back on track to feeling healthy after indulging! Usually it happens after a holiday or celebration … I’ll indulge too much in sweets, foods my body doesn’t love, more wine than usual, skip my workouts, and then I’ll feel bla and like I need a reset to get back on track. Easter […]

When I want to get back to feeling healthier after indulging, this is what I do

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What balanced healthy eating looks like. More, not less of the colorful, energizing, real, nourishing foods / Five Plates

I think that sometimes the idea of healthy eating may seem like limiting “unhealthy” foods. But when I think of healthy eating, I think of eating more real, whole, nourishing, colorful and energy-giving foods than not. No rules, no restrictions. For me, balanced eating to me is not equal parts real, whole food to processed […]

What balanced healthy eating looks like for me

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I want to share my journey to living a healthier life, because I believe in the power of food and feel passionate that living a healthier life is doable. Even though today I make eating healthy, working out and self-care a priority, I haven’t always. It has been a journey — one that I’m still […]

My journey to living a healthier life

My Journey

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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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