30+ starchy vegetable side dish recipes + my whole30 intro

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This week the hubs and I embarked on the Whole30 challenge.  The Whole30 is a 30 day program where you focus on eating real foods, while eliminating potentially problematic foods to see how your body does without them.  You focus on eating meats, vegetables, fruits and fats, while excluding dairy, gluten, all grains, soy, legumes, […]

banana carrot almond flour pancakes

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These banana carrot almond flour pancakes are my new favorite breakfast!  There is so much to love about them – the flavor (sweet from the ripe bananas), the texture (soft but not mushy), and the goodness inside them (eggs! bananas! carrots! almond flour!). They are similar to my banana-egg-oat pancakes but made grain free with […]

how to build a meal worthy salad in 5 simple steps

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You guys, I have been salad obsessed.  O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. I love food, and I love eating, but I’ll admit some foods make me feel better than others.  Salads make me feel especially good, but don’t always leave me feeling full and satisfied.  I need a meal with some oomph to them, and these meal worthy salads […]

easy weeknight lemon pepper salmon

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I don’t know about your house, but dinner time here can sure be hectic.  With three little kids, someone is sure to get hangry (aka hungry and angry) during that hour or so before dinnertime.  And maybe that someone can be me… I am not perfect.  When we need dinner fast, with little prep and […]

oatmeal almond flour biscuits {gluten free option included}

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This oatmeal almond flour biscuit recipe is sure to please the whole family! Weekends are my favorite.  Everyone is together, breakfasts can be longer and slower, tasks and errands decrease and play increases.  The weather was perfection this past weekend.  Hunter played his soccer game in the morning, then we had a family coffee shop […]

mini almond butter fudge cups

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Do you like almond butter?  (yes…) And coconut oil?  (yup…) What about fudge?  (of course…) And mini foods?  (who doesn’t?) If you answers yes to any of those questions then I have the perfect bite sized treat for you! Mini almond butter fudge cups. Sounds amazing right?  It is.  The flavor of the almond butter […]

raw liver: why I added it into my diet along with a raw liver smoothie recipe

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I am fully aware that some of you will pass on reading this post, which is totally okay!  I know the thought of eating liver totally grossed some people out, so feel free to skip back and look at cute picture of my kids –> here.  But for those of you that are intrigued, as […]

2 minute tuna avocado salad

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As a mom of two littles, I can definitely say that lunch time is the most challenging meal to get on the table.  Usually we’ve spent the morning away at activities and will arrive back home when everyone is hungry and getting tired for naps.  I rely heavily on leftovers because they are quick to […]

nutty cacao coconut energy balls

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Over the weekend the kids and I had some fun in the kitchen making energy balls together.  They really don’t need any more energy.  For real (can I just tap into their energy source… maybe it’s the 12 hours of sleep a night they get…).  But we do like these balls for a sweet treat […]

chicken satay with peanut sauce

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There are some flavors I am instantly drawn to.  My number one flavor profile pick though?  It’s gotta be peanut sauce anything.  I think that’s why I love thai food so much and even have two different thai peanut chicken recipes on my blog (a pasta dish here and a wrap dish here).  When I […]