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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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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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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The longer you are married, the harder it seems to find time to have a date night. My husband and I don’t really go many places without the kids. We reserve our “date nights” without kids for events like anniversaries. Otherwise, we will bring them along. Here are some ideas for some inexpensive ways to have some fun (depending on your interests).
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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.
- Hard boiled eggs
- Mac & Cheese
- Noodle cups
- Fruit cups
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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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Wanting to get out of Columbus, my husband and I decided to take a Sunday day trip to Cincinnati, Ohio. His sister’s family lives within a half hour to the city so we thought it would be a perfect combined trip to first explore the city and then visit them. We went to both Cincinnati and Newport because there is just so much to do along the river.
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