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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Balancing healthy & family

Since Jan. 1, my family and I have been eating 90% whole foods, plant-based and I wanted to share our journey in case it’s something you’re also curious about. It’s a way of eating that we’ve gradually moved closer and closer to over the years. We’re still following this way of eating because we’re feeling […]

Going Plant-Based: Our Family Journey to Eating More Whole Foods & Plants

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If you’re looking to find more easy plant-based dinners or just a simple way to get more veggies into your dinners, this week I’m focusing on that for our dinners! I’m a little bit of a dinner rut, so I’ve come across a few new recipes I want to try. I have a post HERE […]

Plant-Based Easy Dinners for Jan. 25-31

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We are in full plant-based mode here and feeling really great. We aren’t vegan (we’ve still had a little cheese & Alex has had eggs), but our family has been meat-free for a few weeks now and it feels really good. We’ve also cut way back on treats—after the holidays my body was telling me […]

Plant-Based Dinner Ideas for Jan. 18-24

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As I’m getting more into my AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification curriculum, the more and more I’m learning about the science behind plant-based eating benefits. It’s pretty amazing the power of eating plants! I thought it would be helpful to show what eating 8+ servings of fruits + vegetables a day can look like. But first […]

How to Eat 8+ Servings of Fruits & Veggies a Day!

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We are starting a family plant-based adventure this week. The more I learn about the unhealthy effects of eating meat—not just on our bodies, but the environment and animal conditions too—the less I want to eat meat. Plus, as I’m learning to be more mindful and practice intuitive eating, I’ve realized I don’t feel my […]

Healthy Plant-Based Family Dinner Ideas for Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

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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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