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

Quick, simple, healthy, delicious dinner recipes for busy weeknights / Five Plates blog

These are my favorite go-to quick + simple + healthy + delicious dinners! Dinnertime in our house usually looks like one of two ways: We’re home and we’re at the witching hour, when my girls get really impatient. And whiny. And loud. And hungry. And they start bickering with each other. It seems to all […]

7 of my favorite healthy dinners for busy weeknights

Dinner Ideas

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TJs Staples: Trader Joe's Cauliflower Pizza Crust. FivePlates.com

I love Trader Joe’s. I could easily spend hours looking at all of their goodies if I could go kid-free. 🙂 So many of their items have become my go-to because you can find tasty items, some without a lot of added ingredients. I’m planning (and excited!) to share more of my favorite TJs items […]

Favorite healthy Trader Joe’s freezer items for quick meals

Trader Joe's Faves

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How to balance eating desserts and eating healthy.

This is part of a series of posts I’m sharing about small doable changes that I’ve made to improve my health and anyone can make too. This post is a little different, in that it’s how I balance eating healthy while still eating desserts. I have a huge sweet tooth, especially when it comes to […]

SERIES: One Small Change to Becoming Healthier: How to still enjoy desserts

Wellness Tips

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How to eat more vegetables with every meal / Five Plates blog

I’m really excited to start this series of sharing small, doable changes that I made to improve my health and anyone can make too. This first post is about something so simple, yet so impactful: eat more vegetables. When I first became interested in nutrition, I was completely overwhelmed. There is so much information out […]

SERIES: One Small Change to Becoming Healthier: Eat More Veggies

Wellness Tips

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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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