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Arugula Bean Dip

April 3, 2014

Yesterday we celebrated Leila’s 5th birthday with fish tacos and strawberry vanilla cake. She loved the fish tacos, but she may have been even more excited about the cake. It turned out even better than I remembered, and I may have had another piece for breakfast this morning. You can find the recipe for the […]

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Quinoa with Beets and Goat Cheese

March 31, 2014

Spring Training is over, shorts season is here, and I am not 20 years old anymore. Therefore, it’s time to start working out again. I don’t have much of a plan except to do something every day. Whether it’s a DVD, a jog around the neighborhood or quick circuit in the living room, I am […]

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I may eat this every day for the rest of my life

March 18, 2014

I drool every time I see McKel of Nutrition Stripped post a photo of her daily Nourish Bowl, so this week I finally made one of my own. I ate one last night for dinner, then I had the one pictured for lunch. I may eat this every day for the rest of my life. […]

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5 Days of Healthy Portable Lunches

March 18, 2014

The Van’s Natural Foods newsletter just went out with my feature article “5 Days of Healthy Portable Lunches.” Sign up for their eClub to get the article along with Van’s coupons and other healthy living tips! Click here to sign up. What’s your favorite portable healthy lunch? 

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7 Lucky Green Recipes

March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  My days of chugging green beer may be behind me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any holiday spirit left.  Here are seven healthy recipes that are sure to bring you luck for your St. Patty’s Day.  (Well, maybe they aren’t lucky, but at least they won’t leave you with […]

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What I want you to know about Celiac Disease: Adrienne’s Story

March 7, 2014

One of my most popular posts of all time is my real and raw story of how frustrating celiac disease can be. Because that post resonated with so many of you, I decided to start a series featuring YOU and your stories. To submit your celiac story, click here. *** Hi, my name is Adrienne. […]

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How my celiac disease affects my kids

March 3, 2014

I wrote a passionate post about celiac disease last year that continues to get tons of traffic, comments, and emails. Mostly I think because people are happy not to feel alone. And while I usually stick to the topic of how celiac disease affects me, I want to take a minute and acknowledge the ways […]

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Asian Tuna Salad (No Mayo!)

February 24, 2014

It has been 24 hours since prepping my little heart out, and I am like a kid in a candy store. What salad should I eat first? How about a nibble or two from the sliced veggie box? Maybe a chicken sandwich? It’s like my kitchen has been transformed into a restaurant take-away cooler. It’s so […]

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Look Ma, I food prepped!

February 23, 2014

Last month I introduced you to Lindsay (aka The Lean Green Bean) who gave us 5 tips for a successful food prep session. Today I finally tried it for myself. I think I’ve been putting off trying a weekly food prep because THREE HOURS IN THE KITCHEN, but today felt like a good day to […]

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Beet Salad with Quinoa, Swiss Chard, and Avocado

February 20, 2014

This post brought to you by Love Beets. All opinions are 100% mine. We love beets around here. In fact, Joe asks for them almost every night. And although we grow a ton of beets in our garden, taking the time to cook them before dinner doesn’t always happen. That’s why I am in love […]

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