Frozen Berry Smoothies

I feel like smoothies shouldn’t even have recipes. You add some liquids, add some frozen fruits, put in any extras (sugar, chia, etc.), blend and enjoy. I bought the wrong frozen blueberries on my last trip to Trader Joe’s. I wanted regular blueberries for healthy snacking, but got organic wild blueberries instead (they don’t taste the same). Not a big deal since I figured I could use them for something else. Hence the smoothies.

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Banana Oat Muffins

Hey guys! Recently I had a banana go “bad” (my daughter likes to open a few all at once) so I decided to make lemonade out of lemons; figuratively speaking of course. They should make the saying: when life gives you old bananas, make banana bread. In this case, I made banana muffins. Twice.

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Do “healthy” foods cost too much?

We all know that eating healthy in America can be expensive and difficult. Fast and cheap foods are often heavily processed; and although filling, don’t always satisfy what the body needs. Processed (usually middle isles of the grocery store) foods can be laden with added salts, sugars, colorings, chemicals and more. You could even say that all of these additions make them even more addicting. Coincidence? Probably not. But what is the REAL cost of “healthy” food?

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Top 10: Toddler Foods/Snacks

Since having the baby, I don’t have much time to make bigger meals for Allison (besides dinner). She has been eating much more snack foods throughout the day, some of which she helps herself to. She loves to eat most foods, especially ones that I’m eating at the moment. These are some of our quick go-to foods that she loves and I can easily get for her in between meals.

  1. Hard boiled eggs
  2. Mac & Cheese
  3. Cheese
  4. Lunch-ables
  5. Fruits
  6. Crackers
  7. Cucumbers
  8. Popsicles
  9. Noodle cups
  10. Fruit cups

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This or That | get to know me

I saw a few bloggers doing a “this or that challenge” and I wanted to do something similar. This is a list of options I found online from Luvze.com, condensed and edited. I put them into three separate sections that are food/drink, things to do, and other preferences. This is a little “get to know you” activity and I love things like this. My answers are in bold, but I also posted the blank one as a template.


Coke or Pepsi
Coffee or Tea
Cake or Donuts
Vanilla or Chocolate
Pancakes or Waffles
Burgers or Seafood
Fried or Baked
Iced or Hot coffee
Pretzels or Popcorn
Spicy or Mild
Dark or Milk chocolate
Water or Juice
Hot or Cold sandwiches
Eggs or Cereal
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