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Healthy Snacks for a Road Trip the Whole Family Will Love

It can be challenging to try and eat healthy during a road trip.  Perhaps some of my most mindless snacking happens during endless hours on the highway.  The biggest struggle I face is being ill-prepared, which typically results in grabbing chips and candy at the gas station along our route. If you’ve seen my posts on Thanksgiving swaps or healthy dinner recipes, you know I’m a fan of trying to keep …

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Do I Need to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

No. Thanks for swinging by. Have a nice day! I kid, I kid. But seriously, asking if you need to count calories to lose weight is like asking if you need to go to group fitness classes to get in shape. Certain people are going to thrive in a group fitness setting and have amazing results. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there every day finding success in working …

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6 Steps to Save Time & Money By Weekly Dinner Planning

Sometimes it seems harder to plan a week’s worth of dinners than it does to go through the store and mindlessly choose things from the shelves.  Even thinking about what you’re going to eat five days from now is enough to make some people squirm. But planners like me know that an unplanned trip to the grocery will likely result in a hodgepodge of items that together may or may not …

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My Favorite Quick & Healthy Egg Salad Recipe (with Avocado!)

My husband is a big fan of Master’s sandwiches. For those unfamiliar with or have never been to the Master’s, it’s a golf tournament that takes place every year in Augusta, Georgia. The venue is known for its most famous two sandwiches: pimento cheese and egg salad. My Take on a Healthy Egg Salad Recipe Since I generally let my husband handle all things pimento-cheese related, I decided to take a …

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The Best Simple & Delicious Turmeric Golden Milk Latte Recipe

There is something about a warm mug of a delicious drink on a chilly winter day. This turmeric golden milk latte recipe is not only incredibly simple but has significant health benefits by incorporating the magic of turmeric and cinnamon. Why run out to Starbucks when you can do one better in the comfort of your own kitchen? Less is More When it Comes to Ingredients With only five simple ingredients, …

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How To Make Healthy Thanksgiving Swaps The Family Won’t Notice

Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. I look forward to it at the first hint of fall. It’s a day of spending time with loved ones, turkey trotting, drinking great wine, relaxing, and, most importantly, cooking incredible food. The combination of dishes on Thanksgiving complement each other so well, and I love how the dishes are great on the big day and for several days worth of leftovers after. …

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ginger mint tea with honey

The Best Easy & Soothing 4 Ingredient Ginger Mint Tea Recipe

One of my small pleasures in life is a cup of tea in the afternoon.  Through the seasons, even on the hottest days of summer, there is nothing better than a warm cup of tea.  But what makes it extra special is when it’s homemade. This ginger mint tea recipe is one of my newfound favorites. The balance of refreshing flavors mixed with the sweetness of a good honey is unparalleled. …

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spicy roasted chickpeas

Flavor-packed and Easy to Make Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Ohhh, snack foods, how I love you. There’s just something about the salty crunch of a potato chip or cracker that seriously hits the spot. Sadly, many of the crunchy snack foods we see in grocery store aisles are ultra-processed with tons of added ingredients, many of which are hard to understand.  We know they aren’t the most healthy, but they deliver the flavor and crunch we’ve grown to crave. These …

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corn and black bean salsa

The Best Sweet & Spicy Corn and Black Bean Salsa Recipe

This corn and black bean salsa is one of my favorite snacks and is my go-to item to bring to cookouts and summer get-togethers. It uses simple ingredients and comes together in a snap. The best part, no cooking and minimal cleanup! The Secret Ingredient Honey* is the secret ingredient that adds a sweetness that offsets the spice and makes you keep shoveling in more. It’s easy to go overboard on …

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Green Smoothie Prep for an Easy, Healthy Morning Routine

I started making smoothies several years ago and generally make a green smoothie most mornings during the week. I’ll have it in place of my standard breakfast meal, or in addition to it if I’ve worked out and am extra hungry.  My biggest hurdle with making my smoothie each morning was that I found myself spending 10-15 minutes pulling out all of the ingredients, measuring, pouring them into the blender, then …

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