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Baked Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

This cheesy, healthy, baked penne pasta recipe is so easy to make and packed full of tasty, nutritious ingredients. Lightened up with roasted veggies, paired with a rich tomato sauce, it’s a meal that the whole family will enjoy! Baked ziti (or if you like penne better than ziti – baked penne pasta) is traditionally […]

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Healthy Layered Pumpkin Brownies

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These layered pumpkin brownies are not only fudgy, chocolately and decadent, but they’re actually healthy too! Only 15 minutes of prep time, less than 150 calories per serving, and the perfect fall dessert! I absolutely love brownies – they’re one of my favorite desserts. Which is why, when fall comes around, pumpkin brownies are a […]

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Guilt-Free, Healthy Seven Layer Bean Dip

This healthy, seven layer dip is a party table’s best friend! Lightened up from the traditional bean dip recipes, naturally gluten-free, but with all of the same great flavor, you’ll love how this bean dip tastes with chips, veggies or even on its own. Ready in just 20 minutes and kid-friendly too! Can 7 Layer […]

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The Best Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Kids in 2019

Candy on Halloween is something all kids look forward to! But, there are all kinds of reasons why you might need some non-candy halloween treats: allergy-friendly alternatives, healthier alternatives, dye-sensitivities, orthodontic-friendly treats, to name a few! Here are my top 10 non-candy halloween treats that kids will love this year! As all of you know, […]

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Healthy Vegetable Stir Fry with Lemon and Ginger

This healthy vegetable stir fry is a quick and easy vegan weeknight meal. It’s loaded with flavor from lemon and ginger, and is ready in just 15 minutes! A stir-fry is one of the easiest healthy dishes you can make when you’re pressed for time. All you have to do is throw a bunch of […]

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What Is The Healthiest Nut Butter? (Your Nut Butter Buying Guide)

Peanut Butter. Almond Butter. Sunflower Butter. Coconut Butter. Soy Butter. Cashew butter. Walnut butter. Multi-nut butter. Nutella (or hazelnut butter). Reduced-fat. No-stir. Natural. Organic. Powdered. Which of these are the healthiest nut butter? This post is your guide to finding the healthiest nut butter: The difference between peanut, almond, sunflower, walnut, cashew, soy butters and […]

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Healthy, Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

This easy fruit salad is so simple to make, and you can use any fruits you like (or that are in season!) It’s super versatile: perfect for a brunch side-dish, on-the-go snack, or healthy dessert. Ready in less than 15 minutes and kid-friendly too! I’m celebrating the end of summer with this gorgeous fruit salad […]

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Polenta and Garden Vegetable Lasagna

Polenta replaces traditional lasagna noodles in this hearty, gluten-free, satisfying casserole! Packed with fresh vegetables, Italian spices and cheese, it’s a vegetarian friendly dish that the whole family will love. We love lasagna in our house! Lasagna, when done correctly, can take 90 minutes-2 hours to make. Usually, I don’t have that kind of time, […]

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7 Tips for Raising a Kid Who Loves Vegetables

Raising a kid who loves vegetables is easier than you might think! With a few tricks and a lot of patience, you can help your child to love veggies, and build a healthy relationship with food that will last a lifetime. If you’re a parent, you know that the battle over getting your child to […]

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6 Reasons Parents are Obsessed with European Baby Formulas

If you don’t know about HiPP, Holle, and Lebenswert, you’re missing out on the best baby formulas on the market.  If you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard people (including me!) raving about European baby formulas like HiPP, Holle, and Lebenswert. But is this just because European formulas are trendy at the moment, or is it […]

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Back-to-School Lunchbox Makeover: 5 Healthy Recipes

What’s in your lunchbox? Every time back-to-school rolls around, I find myself reminiscing about my childhood lunches. My school lunchbox was standard, dependable: some sort of sandwich: PB&J on wheat, a fruit: an apple, pear, or orange, some veggies: usually carrot or celery sticks: and a drink: water or juice. Of course I didn’t make […]

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10 Tips to Avoiding Mealtime Battles

Let’s face it — most kids, at some point, can show picky eating tendencies. Those tendencies might just be a phase, or they may evolve into picky eating at every meal, all the time. Raising a true picky eater can be such a struggle! Sometimes, despite your best efforts to cook nutritious, varied, and delicious […]

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The Healthiest Drinks for Your Child

Getting proper hydration is incredibly important at every age, from infancy all the way to adulthood. For young babies, this is relatively simple: all of a baby’s calories come from breast milk or formula, which also provide all of the necessary hydration. But as soon as your baby turns 1, it’s time to gradually start […]

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Peach Banana Smoothie

This kid-friendly Peach Banana Smoothie takes just 5 minutes to make! It’s perfect for busy mornings or when you need a mid-afternoon pick me up. A healthy and tasty drink that’s great for the whole family! Summer is coming to an end! That means no more yummy stone fruits as the temperature starts to drop. […]

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10 Must-Have Baby Food Recipes

If you’ve found this post, it means that you’re ready to take on a very fun part of parenting — making your own baby food at home! Trust me, this can be enjoyable and isn’t difficult, even when you’re busy or tired. There are really only three steps to making great baby food at home: […]

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Southwestern Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Quinoa and Corn

These hearty, spicy, stuffed poblano peppers with quinoa and corn are a Southwestern classic and take less than an hour to make! Earthy and sweet, rich and filling, this is a delicious, simple recipe that’s a real crowd-pleaser. If you’ve never had poblano peppers before, now is the time to try them! They are mild […]

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Introducing solid foods to your baby is such a milestone! It can be both an exciting step on your parenting journey, but it may be one that you are viewing with some uncertainty. There are many approaches to introducing solids that are all very different – so it can be confusing to try to figure […]

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The Best Baby Formulas for Preventing Constipation

When my kids were born, I knew I would eventually have to decide whether to breastfeed, formula feed, or do both, but the idea of any of these options causing my baby digestive issues never crossed my mind. But BOTH of my kids struggled with constipation during their infant years: I remember agonizing over my […]

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Low Carb, Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna

This low carb, gluten-free, plant-based zucchini lasagna is an easy, delicious dinner that the whole family will love! Simple to prep, this no-noodle ‘pasta’ dish is full of all of the flavors you would expect from a traditional lasagna recipe. There is just something so wonderful about lasagna: pasta, cheese, and that baked crispy top, […]

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What’s The Best Organic Formula For Your Baby?

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This post will help you find the healthiest, organic, best baby formula, and has a helpful chart ranking all of the organic formulas on the market today! I update this post monthly to ensure that all of the information below is recent and accurate! We’ve all heard the advice: “Breast is best.” Exclusively breastfeed until […]

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Healthy Mexican Pizza Recipe (Taco Bell Makeover!)

This gourmet, vegetarian Mexican Pizza is a real treat, and you wouldn’t guess that it’s healthy! Low in calories, made with whole foods, and ready in less than 30 minutes: my version of this classic Taco Bell dish means you can enjoy it without the guilt! Before I met my husband, he used to eat […]

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Healthier Red Velvet Cupcakes with Natural Food Coloring

This recipe for healthier red velvet cupcakes means that you can enjoy a delicious treat with less guilt! Lower in calories and sugar than the traditional version, with no artificial colors, this is the perfect cupcake recipe for any time of the year! Red Velvet Cupcakes (and cupcakes in general) have always been one of […]

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Barbecue Black Bean, Red Pepper, and Corn Pizza

This healthy, flavorful black bean and corn pizza recipe is easy to make at home and is low in calories. Loaded with fresh veggies, this recipe is a fun twist on traditional pizza and keeps in the fridge for up to 4 days! The first time I had black beans on pizza, believe it or […]

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Chickpea, Tomato, and Feta Salad

This quick and easy Chickpea, Tomato and Feta Salad is kid friendly, vegetarian and gluten-free. It’s the perfect healthy side dish for a picnic, potluck or just a quick weeknight dinner! We’ve been doing a lot of picnic-ing these days. The weather has been absolutely perfect for it: warm, sunny, with a light breeze but […]

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Kid-Friendly Mexican Taco Casserole

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This delicious and healthy one pot meal is perfect when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Ready in under 30 minutes, this flavorful Mexican Taco Casserole is a well balanced meal that the whole family will love! Don’t you just love it when dinner takes less than half an hour […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Muffins filled with Raspberry Jelly

These cinnamon sugar muffins are the perfect treat for brunch, dessert, or an afternoon snack! Made with 100% whole grains and secret healthy swaps, these lightened-up muffins are a recipe the whole family will love. No matter the season, weekend brunch is one of my favorite meals. Filling my kitchen with yummy, warm smells of […]

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Corn, Zucchini, and Onion Flatbread

This loaded corn, zucchini and onion flatbread tastes just like summer! Loaded with fresh veggies, it’s an easy and quick recipe that is a complete and healthy meal. Ready in under 30 minutes and kid friendly too! Summer vegetables are some of my favorite produce to cook with. Fresh corn, squashes and herbs: they are […]

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Easy, Healthy Maple Granola Recipe

This homemade healthy maple granola recipe is a great alternative to store bought granola. Easy to make and it keeps for several weeks, meaning that you have a healthy breakfast ready to go on those busy mornings! I love the idea of granola. Sweet, crispy oats paired with nuts, seeds, and fruit – it feels […]

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Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Tahini Sauce

These healthy vegan black bean burgers are protein packed and perfect for summer cookouts and barbecues! Easy substitutes make the patties both vegan and gluten-free, and the creamy, delicious tahini sauce makes this the ultimate veggie burger! It’s always hard to find a healthy veggie burger recipe that holds together well and has great flavor […]

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