Vanilla Butternut Granola

vanilla butternut granola

Sweet, satisfying, protein packed granola with no refined sugars added! This crunchy, sweet, and filling granola has almonds, cashews, hemp, chia, oats, and dried cranberries, and is flavored with cinnamon, vanilla butternut, and honey, for a sweet way to start a day, or a satisfying snack between meals. Do you guys ever just have one… 

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Snacking with NatureBox

snacking with natureBox

Snacking is fun, easy, and delicious with NatureBox! I just got home from a very indulgent vacation to Belize. We stayed in an awesome all-inclusive resort, The Sapphire Beach Resort, and let’s just say the lobster population of Belize has been reduced significantly! Between the lobster and pina coladas, I gained a few pounds. I… 

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Brulee Parfait

brulee parfait

** I received complimentary samples of MIXIM yogurt to facilitate this post. But all opinions are 100% mine. Creamy, protein rich yogurt, delicious raspberry, and chocolate, topped with crunchy sugar make this more like dessert than breakfast! I am not much of a breakfast person, always too busy in the mornings, but I do like… 

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Happy Monkey: Fried Plantains with Caramel Ice Cream

happy monkey

Decadent caramelized plantains, covered in sweet cream caramel ice cream, and topped with caramel sauce! Do you remember the Banana Pancakes with Salted Caramel Syrup made from Bigelow tea I shared recently? Well obviously I am not over my banana and caramel phase yet. And with good reason, they are such an amazing combination! But… 

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Keeping Kids Hydrated with Drink Mixes

keeping kids hydrated with drink mixes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlatinumPoints #CollectiveBias Today I am going to share some of my favorite drink recipes and ways to use drink mixes to keep kids hydrated in a fun, low-calorie way. Proper hydration is so important, and not just during the hot… 

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Birthday Waffle Cake

birthday waffle cake stand

A fun twist on the classic birthday cake, and so easy to make! My sweet little one is turning 2 and I can’t even believe it. She really is such a joy to have around, the whole family just adores her. One of her favorite foods is waffles. I have been trying to come up… 

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Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Thai butternut squash soup

Creamy fall soup with a hint of exotic flavors make this a go-to anytime meal your whole family will love! This butternut squash soup is not your average soup, it is thick, creamy, and has so many awesome flavors, you will ask yourself why you didn’t grow more butternut squash in your garden. Or why… 

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Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

lamb meatball with yogurt sauce

When I think of lamb I immediately think of time spent in the Mediterranean. My husband and I have been very lucky to visit a great deal of the Mediterranean, and noticed that lamb was a staple in many of the areas we visited. We had it in Greece and Israel, prepared different ways, and… 

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How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies! #ILikeVeggies

how to get kids to eat veggies

We all know that getting kids to eat their veggies can be really challenging. And like most things with parenting it takes consistency and persistence. I myself have one very picky little eater which has lead to our family having a little mantra we say A LOT in a sing-song voice: “Try it, you’ll like… 

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Halloween Snacks: Brain Cheeseball

halloween snacks, brain cheeseball, cheese ball

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #shop #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias Halloween will be here before we know it. What Halloween snacks are you planning to serve for your Halloween fun? Whether you are having a big Halloween Spooktacular, or a cozy family only scare fest,… 

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Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

tomato basil soup with grilled cheese croutons

A simple soup bursting with flavor and ideal for a crisp fall day! And those extra crunchy grilled cheese croutons made with Emile Noel olive oil take this soup to a whole new level. So with Halloween coming up soon I just HAD to buy candy. For the trick or treaters of course. Not for… 

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