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Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Brittle

Every year my husband attempts a new holiday treat. It’s become some what of a tradition now, and I love seeing (and eating) what he comes up with. The idea is usually inspired by a family recipe, or an ad on television. Last year he made peppermint bark which lasted about two days in our home. But I am definitely loving the peppermint theme! This years treat was inspired by a festive night with the family, and a trip to…

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An easy mealtime option for Toddlers

Who uses pouches for their kids?? We swear by them for our home, travel, on-the-go, and daycare! They are so convenient, and most of them provide a fruit & veggie option. It’s a great way to get those essential nutrients into your kiddos, without the added stress of watching your toddler throw his/her broccoli on the floor. I find them to be such a help when I’m running around the grocery store just before dinner. It’s one of the only…

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The Little Green Pouch

      Since we are an on-the-go family food pouches have become a necessity! But the truth is buying 20+ pouches at the grocery store every week is hard on the wallet, and the environment. So, I set out to find an eco-friendly option for my family. I came across the little green pouch website and started reading reviews. These pouches are reusable, dishwasher, and freezer safe. But the best part is they are made of durable, BPA-free, PVC-free, & phthalate-free plastic.…

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Yogurt Pie

This pie was my moms staple during those hot summer months, and I remember begging her to make it everytime we had a cookout. So today I’m sharing this easy, low calorie dessert that everyone is sure to enjoy!  Ingredients:1 tub of fat free cool whip12 oz of low fat flavored yogurt (I always choose a yogurt blended with fruit)1 pie crust w/tinFresh fruit (optional) Directions:Mix cool whip & yogurtPlace in pie tinFreeze for 2 hoursThaw for 30 minutes+Top with…

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Red Quinoa Power Salad

Ingredients: Red quinoa Black beans  Dark red kidney beans Cucumber Orange pepper Yellow pepper Avocado Feta cheese Preparation: Boil Quinoa, black, and dark red kidney beans ahead of time. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Cut veggies, mix, add dressing, and enjoy!  *I used oil & vinegar with dried basil for dressing. …

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