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    Blueberry Banana Acai Bowls: A Yummy Breakfast For a Picky Toddler

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    Getting a 2 year old to eat enough is hard. I consider Sawyer a pretty good eater and mealtime can still be an epic battle. He likes fruit and lots of it, and not much else. It’s the one thing that he will always eat no matter what. So I’ve been trying to find new and creative ways to give it to him, along with other ingredients to give him the energy he needs to get through his day!

    We have smoothies, fruit salads, dried fruit, fruit dipped in chocolate, etc. We do it all! I love that my kiddo loves fruit because it’s good for him and easy for me, but I need more ways to serve it to him!

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    Backyard Sippable Moments with Virgin Mango Passion Tea Sangira

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    Ah, Summer.

    My absolute favorite time of year. I made it a goal to make sure that we had fun and relaxed this summer. We spent all Winter completely cooped up, not only due to the weather, but due to one of our cars being out of commission, we literally hardly ever left the house! That took a serious toll on me both mentally and emotionally. It’s no good for your mental health to be inside all day! Now that we have another car for a little while and the weather is great, I really want to make sure we are active and outdoors!

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    Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade Mocktail

    Ah, pregnancy.

    One of the most stressful things a woman can go through, and yet, we take away her wine. It’s a cruel rule.

    I’ve also got a bit of a sweet tooth (plus a pretty intense ice craving), so sometimes I like to make fun mocktails!

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade here’s what you’ll need:

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    For Your Holiday Entertaining- Guacamole Chicken Sliders

    Happy Holidays!

    Chances are, you’ll be entertaining in one way or another this holiday, whether it’s a big party of just some family members over for a meal.

    When entertaining, I like to keep things as simple as possible, with minimal cleanup. I either serve something really easy, like tacos, or a spread of yummy appetizers and finger foods. Today, I’m sharing a yummy, easy appetizer recipe, perfect for holiday entertaining!

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    Spaghetti Squash 2 Ways

    I try my hardest to live a healthy lifestyle and eat as clean as possible. But I’m not hard on myself. I give myself grace. I let myself eat the donut every once in a while, and when I’m out on a date with my husband, or out to eat with friends, I order whatever I want.

    Because I don’t want to limit myself in life. I don’t always want to feel deprived. I love the way I feel when I’m nourishing my body and working out regularly. My body rewards me for it. I’m not a size 0 anymore but I’m comfortable in my skin and I’m healthy! I don’t want to be the one eating a salad and a fruit cup every time I go out with my friends. Those are special occasions, and I should be able to treat myself. If I went out with my friends 3 times a week, ordering whatever I wanted wouldn’t be so smart. But if it’s every once in a while, I want to enjoy myself. And I should!

    It’s all about finding your balance. Whatever that means to you.

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    A Toddler Survival Kit

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    How to Create a

    Toddlerhood is had, y’all. Toddlers are not for the faint of heart. There’s lots of tantrums, messes, and dirty diapers. It’s hard on you and your little one! Everyone always complains about the terrible twos and the threenagers. As soon as Sawyer turned one, I knew I was in for it! He knows exactly how to get what he wants and how to react when he doesn’t. He’s smart. Too smart.

    But, I think I found a few tips and tricks to make toddlerhood a little easier. In fact, I even put together a toddler survival kit. I mentioned to my mama friend that I was going to make one of these, and she laughed out loud, then paused, then asked if I could make one for her too! Ha! I think we’ll all try just about anything if it might make this motherhood thing a little bit easier! Don’t worry, I’m going to share it with you, too.

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    Get Up and Go Chocolate Protein Energy Balls!

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    Get Up and Go

    I have such a treat for you guys today! I have been making these protein balls forever! They’re always a hit, and people are constantly asking for the recipe. I played around with it a bit in the last few months since we’ve gone paleo, and I think I finally perfected it! I’m so excited to share it today.

    Finding something that tastes good and is also good for you can be so hard. I’m really picky, and it’s not often that I actually enjoy and feel satisfied by something that is clean. Eating clean is a big sacrifice for me, because I feel sometimes it means giving up good tastes and flavors. Since I’m so picky, I tend to stick with things that are more bland in the first place. And then to add in eating clean can make eating kind of dull. So, I try to create my own recipes whenever I can and play with flavors!

    Life gets crazy and sometimes I need a pick me up. But I want that pick me up to be sweet, I also want it to be good for me. But, it still has to taste good. I want it to give me energy, and I don’t want to spend a ton of time making it, nor do I want to do a ton of dishes afterwards.

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