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See What a Healthy Person Eats in a Day

If I could have it my way, I'd be eating crêpes for breakfast and flatbreads and nachos every night. Albeit, I don't gain weight very easily thanks to my Mom's genes, eating healthy is still SO important for every body type. But it's not easy by any means, until you've gotten the hang of it. Start here with this sample one-day meal plan and tips! A treat for those cheat days! For more healthy...

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5 Life-Saving Substitutes for Eggs

We've all been there... it's 9pm and you want to make brownies, randomly—but you have no eggs, and the grocery store is closed. Or is that just me? I have a feeling I'm not the only one. The key is to always be prepared with substitutes that can last in your pantry or that you might have lying around. Make sure to keep one of these ingredients (that work in most recipes) handy just in case! Egg Substitutes Flax Seeds 1 tbsp. flax seeds mixed with 3 tbsp. of water for one egg...

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9 Foods That Are Proven to Boost Your Mood

Growing up in a family-owned restaurant where fresh out of the oven pizzas and brownie sundaes were aplenty, my version of mood-boosting foods was no where near what it is today. I've learned more about nutrition in the last year than I have in the span of my life, and the biggest lesson? Healthy does equal happy. And that makes those well-deserved cheat moments sooo much better. Are you incorporating...

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8 Easy Summer Weeknight Meals for Two

One of the best parts of my day is cooking a meal with my husband. It's a daily event that's sooo much more than just preparing dinner—it's laughing at his silly antics, talking about our day, planning our next dream vacation, indulging in some...

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Are You Incorporating These 7 Super Foods Into Your Weekly Meal Plan?

Last fall I was faced with blood sugar issues that forced me to change the way I look at nutrition. Up to that point, eating was indulging in muffins like these for breakfast far too often! But I came to realize that mindful eating really is delicious eating, too. Infusing super foods is such an easy way to start the transition—are you getting these nutritious items into your...

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12 Steps To Mastering the Perfect Weekly Meal Plan

We've all had the days where 5pm rolls around and the question arises: "What are we going to eat for dinner tonight?" The fridge is empty and the belly rumbles set in, inducing further panic. And then you find yourself in the grocery store at 5:45pm, iPhone in hand searching for the perfect recipe. Say goodbye to those moments of stress and say hello to the ultimate meal planning guide that will make...

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23 Dinners to Make in Under 23 Minutes

You like how we threw that extra 3 minutes in? It's just a security blanket because come dinner time, we just know some little thing (usually a little person) is going to throw us and we'll need those 180 seconds to recover. But for all of you out there that are looking to up your dinner game but don't have the time or patience to slave over the stove? This is for you. Click here for all of our recipes! Need a...

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The Weekly Meal Planning Guide that Will Change Your Life

We've all had the days where 5pm rolls around and the question arises: "What are we going to eat for dinner tonight?" The fridge is empty and the belly rumbles set in, inducing further panic. And then you find yourself in the grocery store at 5:45pm, iPhone in hand searching for the perfect recipe. Say goodbye to those moments of stress and say hello to the ultimate meal planning guide that will make...

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4 Must-Try Herb Pairings for a Spring Cheese Board

I'm pretty confident in my cheese board-makin' skills. As in, I know the cheese lady (well) at my local Whole Foods. But to be honest? Creating the same old spread for gatherings is getting a little boring, so I'm switching it up this spring with a fun twist—the tastiest cheese and herb pairings to elevate your experience. Take a peek below at four mouth-watering combos! Mint + Feta Feta doesn't often...

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The Ultimate Winter Dinner Party Menu

When the winter temps dip below freezing, I seek anything that can be preceded by the adjective, cozy. Fireside evenings, chunky throws and especially comfort foods. And I don't change up that attitude one bit when friends come for dinner. In fact, I amp up the comfort food factor. From melt-in-your-mouth bites to...

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Tips for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Chocolate chip cookies are one of those things can either be a quick 15 minute task, or a 72 hour production. You can buy pre-made dough, prepackaged ingredients, or make your own, and chances are, if you're making your own, you've sifted through 204832481...

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5 Cookbooks that Will Make You a Better Baker

If you watch Top Chef as religiously as I do, you know that most of the chefs dread making a dessert. That's because baking is a science. Whereas in cooking, you can improvise with a pinch of salt here and a dash of olive oil there, baking requires specific measurements and precise recipes. Yes, you can find them online (like...

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Green Chile Macaroni & Cheese

Jessica from A Happy Food Dance said it best when she wrote, "Nothing beats gooey, cheesy comfort food this time of year." I mean, who doesn't love mac & cheese? It may technically have been created with children in mind, but you never grow too old for this savory treat. And this Green Chile Macaroni & Cheese from Jessica is sure to...

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Spiced Honey Cake with Gingersnap Frosting

I associate fall with spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg—cozy and warm. And this recipe for a spiced honey cake with gingersnap frosting practically screams fall.  So, the only thing on my to-do list this weekend? Bake this scrumptious treat from Jessica at A Happy Food Dance. Get the recipe below! From Jessica of...

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Decadent + Delicious Dark Chocolate Tart

I don't like chocolate (a shocking fact to most people), but even I can admit this dark chocolate tart from Constance Higley over on LaurenKelp.com looks delicious. With whiskey, dark chocolate chunks and dark cocoa powder, this indulgent dessert is every chocolate lover's dream. So, pin these...

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Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup

What's more fitting for a crisp fall day than a bowl of delicious soup to warm your stomach? Well, lucky for you, my lovely readers, our friend Jessica from A Happy Food Dance cooked up the most delicious tomato soup, perfect for the dropping temperatures.  So cozy up in your warm kitchen and enjoy this scrumptious treat! Want more recipe ideas?

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35 Pumpkin Recipes Full of Sugar, Spice + Everything Nice

I'm not a coffee drinker, so I've missed out on the Pumpkin Spice Latte trend that has taken over every coffee shop for the past five years. But that doesn't mean I don't love a delicious pumpkin treat every time autumn rolls around. And with these decadent and delicious recipes, I plan on enjoying pumpkin-flavored everything for the next several months. Take a look through the slideshow to join me! More Fall Favorites

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25 Peach Recipes to Make Your Summer Even Sweeter

There's a reason the phrase "sweet as a peach" exists in the South, and it's because peaches are one of summer's sweetest treats. In fact, they're so sweet and scrumptious that the month of August has been declared National Peach Month. So, make the most of the last few weeks of summer (le sigh)...

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The Right Way to Slice a Watermelon

One of the best part's about summer is the deliciously fresh fruit! And watermelon definitely tops our list of favorites. Watermelon is notoriously tough to prep - but after this quick how-to from Refinery 29 you'll be slicing up this fresh fruit for all of your summer picnics in no time at all! 10 Ways to Eat Watermelon...

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Kick Up Dad’s Cookout With These Yummy Recipes

This Father's Day, celebrate Dad with the a good ol' fashion family cookout. But if you are looking to really kick things up a notch with some unique and delicious recipes, we've got a few that are sure to make your #1 Dad a very happy camper. From kicked up condiments to...

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