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[RECIPE] Baby & Toddler Friendly Sweet Potato, Zucchini Mini Loaf

I used to be really good about making my kids baby food. Then, I decided to have a third, and then, a fourth kid. Now, every once and again, the Baby may just have a day of pouches, for her meals. Yes, #badmom, right? At least they are generally organic. :D

But I got a wild hair and instead of working through nap time, I took to Pinterest and got to searching some new ideas for quick & easy recipes that were baby and toddler friendly.

Sweet Potato Zucchini MuffinsI'm the type too, that I don't like to follow someone else's re…

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[RECIPE] Chocolate Shakeology Pie

This Chocolate Shakeology Pie is hands down, my favorite "clean treat" to make. It's filling, nutrient rich and best of all, GUILT-FREE!

I make this every year around the holiday, as it keeps me honest to my goals, without feeling like I over did it, and fill up with regret. Plus, it's always a hit with whoever tries it, and they are shocked that it's made with Shakeology. And, kids love it too! Moms, you don't have to feel guilty about letting your kids have an extra slice, as they will just get…

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[RECIPE] Sweet Potato Casserole

I love the holiday's. Not only is it a chance to get family together and focus on love (sappy, sappy!), but we get to eat SWEET POTATOES!

Well, at least in my family.

Although, come to think of it, doesn't really take a holiday excuse to eat sweet potatoes. I could have them morning, noon and night, 365 days a year. Seriously. I love them. And the nutrient benefits, are bar none!

Every year, I try and perfect my Mom's infamous Sweet Potato casserole. I've healthified (is that even a word??) it as b…

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[DIY] Elderberry Syrup

'Tis the season for the entire household to go down in flames as coughs & colds hit everyone. And when you have a family of 6, no one has time or energy for that. So, I love that you can hop on Amazon, order up your ingredients for DIY Elderberry Syrup, and get the juices flowing in the kitchen.

Also, my "inner circle" includes many people that share the same interests in homeopathic remedies and solutions to keeping ourselves healthy and giving a boost to the immune system, so love that we can s…

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[RECIPE]: Kale Pesto with Roasted Butternut Squash

I love that my Mom and I share an interest in make some tasty Fall recipes, a little bit more healthy! She was just here for a visit for Halloween, and loves to make us dinner, and has been raving about this dish she made, so asked if she could make it for us. Don't have to ask us twice!!

There is something to be said about the labor of love in making your own pesto. It's relatively easy and you know EXACTLY what's going into it, and how much oil.

Now, we aren't total stickler's when it comes to m…

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[RECIPE] Easy Homestyle Chili

There is NOTHING better a hearty, healthy home cooked chili, on a crisp fall or winter day.  Agree?

This recipe has been in my family for years and has yet to be messed with, other than swapping out the meat between ground beef, bison or ground turkey.  Too each their own, but regardless, so simple to make and is even better on Day 2.

Get a big ol’ pot out and get ready for some salivating glands as you cook it:

Serves roughly 6-8 people or 4 with LOTS of leftovers (again, DELICIOUS on day 2 and co…

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[RECIPE]: Pumpkin Banana Blender Muffins

It's Fall, which means my favorite foods come out and I decide to BAKE! That's rare, so let's run with it. Pumpkin Blender Muffins are the jam.

What goes better with Pumpkin and Bananas? A blender, of course!! Ok, these are Blender Muffins and you HAVE to make them! Literally the EASIEST baking you'll ever do!

Before I share the recipe, I do have to give credit to my friend and hair stylist - Ashley Alhadeff, as she introduced the "blender muffin" game to me! I, of course, in my true fashion, deci…

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Tabata Arms & Abs

I love Tabata workouts, as they usually require little to NO equipment, little space and they are quick and effective!

I put this Tabata Arms & Tabata Ab workout together for my group fitness Challengers, as a BONUS workout to our programmed workouts.

WHAT IS TABATA?

It is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) type of workout, that lasts for 4 minutes (per round). Quite simply, it's 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 8 rounds.

So how about we get to the workout, shall we?

Before…

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I put myself in time out

Yes, I put myself in time out. Sometimes, this Mom of 4, needs a time out. Just like the 4 of my kids need a time out (not the kind in the corner, but the "step away from the situation" kind.

To be honest, the last few days, I've wanted to lose my shit with my kids! It may seem picture perfect through my videos and photos, but truth my told, working from home, raising 2 school aged kids, toddler and crawling (and squawky) baby, is DAMN HARD! I'm not telling you things you don't already know.

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[RECIPE] Paleo-Friendly Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie

Fall is in the air, so it was time to bust out my favorite Fall recipe - Paleo-Friendly Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie.

The good news for any "dieter" - it's Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, Dairy free & Soy free.

With a small amount of prep work (cutting the veggies), I felt it was a pretty effortless meal, for the amount of food you get and the meal you'll have for the next day or so! If you have  big family or want a few more meals out of it, DOUBLE the recipe and have at it.

As you know, I'm not one to…

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