Get Green for Self-Care

“Eat your veggies!” How many times have you said this to your kid? Or how many times do you remember your parents saying this to you? There are so many forms of self-care that we do for our kids on a regular basis that we seem to neglect for ourselves. I know for me, just…

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My Favorite Dessert Drinks

When I think of summer, two of my favorite foods are watermelon and ice cream. I know summer officially comes to an end this week, but my family will continue to drink both of these fun dessert drinks all year long. One is a Watermelon Mint Slushie – an easy hydrating and cooling drink and…

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My Easy & Quick NYC CrockPot Chili

This is probably the recipe that I have been making the longest and thus one of my favorites. Back in our 20’s when we were living in our 400 square foot apartment in New York City, I pretty much made one meal . . . this one. I was given a recipe from a wife…

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My Favorite Holiday Treat

I cannot imagine the holidays without my Grandmother’s Homemade Chex Mix. This year is the first year we aren’t spending Christmas in Chicago, where I can eat all of the Chex Mix my mom makes. LOL As a result, I resorted to making it on my own this year. Surprisingly, not only did I realize…

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Why You Should Eat More Watermelon

So yes today is National Watermelon Day, but really it’s just an excuse for me to share a fun recipe and some health facts with you. Watermelon Slushie Recipe First off, I don’t know about you all, but sometimes, especially during the summer, I’ll buy and cut up an entire watermelon, but won’t finish it in…

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My Best Easy Green Recipes

It’s March and because of St. Patrick’s Day, I have all things green on the brain. Here are some of my favorite green recipes that will keep things festive this month and any time of year. Banana Green Mash-Up Smoothie Who doesn’t love a green smoothie?  Alright, I admit some can be an acquired taste,…

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7 Mason Jar Ideas to Make Your Life Easier

Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without mason jars. They help me prep breakfasts, snacks, and even light lunches/dinners. Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorites. Here are my 3 favorite reasons I am obsessed with mason jars: They make me feel like I’m doing my part, in a small way, since…

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Happy Belly Smoothie Recipe

In case you haven’t heard, my #SayNOToCrunches Challenge is in the works, so I thought I’d reach out to my new friend and certified holistic nutrition coach, Kasey J. Smith, for a smoothie recipe to help us in our quest towards a flatter tummy. I’m super excited to try it because I’m a huge sucker…

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2 Quick and Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is almost here!  The tradition of the Thanksgiving meal is near and dear to everyone’s heart, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit.  In preparation for this delicious holiday, one of my favorite mama chefs and a dear family member, Wendy Williams, is sharing some of her favorite unique side dishes…

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Holy Deliciousness!

Anyone who’s eaten at my house knows that I’m addicted to my crockpot. I haven’t tried too many breakfast recipes in the crockpot, but the ones I have tried you can cook overnight (AMAZING!).  Who doesn’t love waking up to the scrumptious smell of breakfast hot and ready to go? Plus, it just saves you a ton…

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