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Tropical Fruit Salsa

It is the middle of winter and I am craving tropical flavors. Fortunately, you don't have to visit a warm tropical island to enjoy tropical flavors all year long. Tropical Fruit Salsa comes together in only a few minutes and creates a fresh and flavorful addition to any meal or fun afternoon snack that both kids and adults will love.…

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Pineapple Fried Rice

In my experience, getting a healthy dinner on the table every night for my family means that I have to invest a little bit of time and planning to make things happen. Still, we have work, school, church, and extracurricular activities to keep up with, so I need to have a good mix of more time intensive meals (that I…

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Food Field Trips for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Do you ever feel like leaving the house with toddlers takes more effort than writing your college thesis? I know. I have four littles and I have spent more time looking for shoes than it took to write all of my college papers combined. Fo Real. Now that you know I look for a lot of shoes, you also need…

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Chocolate Banana Waffles: Easy and Allergy-Friendly!

Almost every weekend we have pancakes or waffles for breakfast. We stay in our pjs, watch the sun come up outside of our breakfast nook, and enjoy chocolatey waffles that happen to be packed with nutritious ingredients. And while we love having these on any random weekend, they make for an especially yummy breakfast on a holiday or birthday—even more so…

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5 Sleep Myths Busted

When you’re a parent trying to navigate the rough waters of children and sleep, advice seems to pour in from every direction.  The world of sleep research is growing rapidly, yet many people are ill-informed regarding the science of sleep.  Instead of feeling like you’ve been thrown a life preserver, most sleep advice just makes new parents feel like they're drowning…

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Freezer Smoothie Packs

Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime! Hello again! It's Amber, from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I've been participating in a health challenge for the last 5 weeks and I'm just about finished! Final weigh-in is next Monday and I'm feeling great! One thing that has…

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Oven Roasted Sweets and Beets

Oven Roasted Sweets and Beets, so sweet and delicious!  Our family loves sweet potatoes. They're super healthy and quite affordable. Sweet potatoes are one of the clean 15, but we still purchase them organic. Combine your sweet potatoes with fresh beets and you have a tasty treat! We love to cut both into bite size pieces and roast them in…

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12 Candy Free Valentine Ideas

  I really love Valentine’s Day. I love the colors and the pretty hearts and cupids that are hanging everywhere. I love the message of love and celebration of love that surrounds Valentine's Day. However, what I do no love about Valentine’s Day is the plethora of candy that seems to come along with it. Especially the candy that comes…

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Starting Solids 101: What You Need to Know

Starting solids can seem overwhelming for a new parent (or even a second or third-time parent!), especially when you're overloaded with conflicting information about what, when, and how to do it. You might be wondering things like: Should I introduce iron-fortified rice cereal first, OR red meat like my friend did? Are purees best, or are should I do "baby-led weaning" (soft…

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Vegetable Pad Thai

All of the amazing Pad Thai flavor you love with zero guilt! Ok! So let's have a little Asian "take-out" dinner night! I think right around this time of year everyone is ready for a little meal change up after everyone is a month or so into their new year healthier eating goals. But we don't have to sabotage those…

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