Easy Leek, corn and cannellini bean recipe
vegetarian meal
On the lookout for a quick and easy recipe that is full of flavor and your family will love? This easy leek recipe will satisfy your family as a main dish or as a side. Life is busy and not all of us have time to stand in the kitchen for hours preparing a meal.  Finding quick and easy recipes is important.  Making sure we feed our family healthy real food recipes is also important to us. I have been...

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11 Sensational Smoothies
11 Sensational Smoothies with UnProcessed Jess
11 Sensational Smoothies Smoothies are simply sensational and I found 11 recipes to share with you! We make smoothies often around our home. They make a yummy quick breakfast, snack, or pre or post-workout drink. For busier than usual weeks, we make a big batch, seal and save them so we just pop open and drink. Who can resist a bright, delicious berry? Try different varieties to create a colorful concoction. OMC! Love chocolate? Try this smoothie and save a few pieces...

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How to Spring Clean Your Pantry
How To Spring Clean Your Pantry
It's almost that time of year again to do a little Spring Cleaning! If you're like me, many areas in my home could use a little help. Often, one place we don't think of Spring Cleaning is our pantries. Probably more than any other area in the house, the pantry needs a little cleaning! When we think of Spring Cleaning, we think about throwing away, reorganizing, deep cleaning and renewal. Our pantries could really use all of this. But not...

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Delicious Cabbage Recipe
Delicious Cabbage Recipe I joined a great company called Greenling that delivers groceries from local farmers to your doorstep twice a week.  It has pushed me to try new things and use seasonal ingredients in our weekly meals.  Our order last week contained beautiful cabbage.  I haven’t made many cabbage meals so I was a little lost for what to make. Some of the health benefits of this cruciferous vegetable are: Relieves Constipation and soreness Boosts Immune System Is a...

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Wanna Fit into that Skinny Black Dress?
Wanna fit back into that skinny black dress hanging in your closet? Well what are your waiting for? It's calling your name and begging to be worn! I get it. I'm also a busy wife and mom and the year gets hectic. Before you know it summer's come and gone (and so has your plan to confidently sport a bikini again) and school's started and holidays are here. START NOW! Nothing like TODAY to start towards a happier, healthier, sexier...

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11 Sensational Smoothies
11 Sensational Smoothies with UnProcessed Jess
11 Sensational Smoothies Smoothies are simply sensational and I found 11 recipes to share with you! We make smoothies often around our home. They make a yummy quick breakfast, snack, or pre or post-workout drink. For busier than usual weeks, we make a big batch, seal and save them so we just pop open and drink. Who can resist a bright, delicious berry? Try different varieties to create a colorful concoction. OMC! Love chocolate? Try this smoothie and save a few pieces...

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Asian Style Cucumber Salad, an easy and healthy salad
Asian Style Cucumber Salad, with spiralized cucumber and a vinegar base.
Asian Style Cucumber Salad is so easy to make.  And you can have it on the table within 15 minutes or so. That is a perfect recipe for healthy weeknight cooking! There are days when I just don't have time to cook or create a complicated dish.  On those days, I enjoy knowing that I can still get a healthy meal on the table for my family in a hurry. The idea for this salad is based on a salad...

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals
Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals I recently returned from my first trip to Hawaii for my anniversary and went to a luau. Amazing! I wanted to sample everything on the tables for the full effect. I tried it all but strategized so I didn't leave with a bloated belly and feeling sick. Who wants that while on vacay and sporting a bikini? Holidays are similar and it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people,...

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What is Metabolism?
  What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It's how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive.  And without...

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Easy Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake
Microwave Mug Cake, this chocolate mug cake is made with good for you ingredients
Making a microwave mug cake is so easy and simple.  Within minutes you will have a sweet treat. Here is some good news - this chocolate mug cake recipe is made with good for you ingredients, so you can indulge when you want and not feel guilty. Over the past few months, I have cut processed sugar out of my diet.  I am going to admit to you, this was hard for me to do.  I love having a sweet...

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