Best Ever BLTA Wrap

Sick of boring lunches? You NEED to throw an easy BLTA wrap in the lunchbox! What could be better than a bacon, lettuce, tomato & avocado wrap with a creamy dressing? Seriously the most amazing wrap ever. #Tessemaes #BacktoSchool #ad

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Watermelon Homemade BBQ Sauce - it's quick, simple to make and tastes deliciously sweet & tangy! Plus a $325 Visa Card giveaway!

Watermelon Homemade BBQ Sauce + Visa Giveaway!

How about making some Watermelon Homemade BBQ Sauce to celebrate National Watermelon Day?! It’s quick, simple to make and tastes delicious! Plus enter to win a $325 Visa card giveaway! I love celebrating ridiculous National holidays. I mean, what’s not to love? National Toasted Marshmallow Day, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day or even National Cream-Filled Donut… 

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Healthy Meal Plan Week #1 - A delicious mix of healthy entrees, snacks and sides make up this Healthy Weekly Meal Plan for an easy week of nutritious meals your family will love!

Weekly Healthy Meal Plan #1

Today marks day one of a fun, new healthy meal plan! I’ll be sharing this great roundup of meals from myself and five other bloggers – every Saturday morning with breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for the entire week, every week! I hope you like it! Welcome to the very first installment of our Healthy Weekly Meal Plan!… 

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Ditch the expensive exfoliating creams and try these homemade facial scrubs! They're more natural and just as effective at removing dirt, oil and dead skin from your face - all made from simple ingredients in your kitchen!

My Favorite Homemade Facial Scrubs (made from simple ingredients in the kitchen!)

Ditch the expensive exfoliating creams and try something that’s more natural and just as effective at removing dirt, oil and dead skin from your face – all made from ingredients in your kitchen! Here are a few of my favorite Homemade Facial Scrubs… This is such a weird post for me! I’ve only ever posted about food… 

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Healthy Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini - a hearty and easy meatless side dish or dinner that's gluten-free and clean-eating. So delicious, you won't even think it's healthy!

Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini

Healthy Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini – a hearty and easy meatless side dish or dinner that’s gluten-free and clean-eating. So delicious, you won’t even think it’s healthy! There’s something great about being able to stuff a vegetable with healthy stuff. Makes me feel like a wizard. Is that silly? I get this crazy,… 

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This Tropical Smoothie Bowl Recipe is the perfect breakfast or snack! It's dairy-free, gluten-free, full of protein and fresh fruit and totally delicious. Satisfying and easy to make, too! #SilkCashew #ad

Tropical Smoothie Bowl Recipe

This Tropical Smoothie Bowl Recipe is the perfect breakfast or snack! It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, full of protein and fresh fruit and totally delicious. Satisfying and easy to make, too! (Thanks to Silk for sponsoring this post!) I jumped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon! Have you seen/made one yet? They’re all the rage on Pinterest these… 

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Use up that summer zucchini and satisfy your sweet tooth with this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. An easy quick bread everyone will rave over!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Use up that summer zucchini and satisfy your sweet tooth with this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. An easy quick bread everyone will rave over! Every couple weeks, I get this hankering (is that a word?) for a loaf of quick bread. It’s no secret I’m the carb queen. I love me some bread. But I think… 

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Your next BBQ cries out for this Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad! It's easy, with few ingredients and has both sweet and savory elements and textures, making it a great side dish.

Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad

Your next BBQ cries out for this Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad! It’s easy, with few ingredients and has both sweet and savory elements and textures, making it a great side dish. Two things on my mind today: I’m over The Bachelorette. Although I keep watching for some reason. OMGosh did you see the men… 

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If you like salads but get tired of using the same old dressing, here are 22+ healthy homemade salad dressing recipes for you to try! Plus a little more about Panera Bread's journey to serve clean food. #PaneraGoodness #ad

22+ Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

If you like salads but get tired of using the same old dressing, I’ve gathered together 22+ healthy homemade salad dressing recipes for you to try. Plus more about Panera Bread’s journey to serve clean food. (Thank you to Panera Bread for sponsoring this post!) Okay, I know that you know that I big fluffy heart Panera Bread. It’s… 

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Don't put away that grill after dinner! Throw some peaches on and let them caramelize with brown sugar, then fill them with yogurt. This healthy & easy grilled peaches dessert will blow your mind! #truvia #ad

Grilled Peaches with Yogurt & Brown Sugar

Don’t put that grill away after dinner! Throw some peaches on and let them caramelize with brown sugar, then fill them with yogurt. This healthy & easy grilled peaches dessert will blow your mind! (Thanks to Truvia for sponsoring this post!) A couple weeks ago, I got to attend this fun little grilling event in Los Angeles…. 

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Check out this yummy salad bowl recipe full of grilled chicken, cooked quinoa, kale, raspberries, sliced almonds, feta cheese, green beans and a homemade basil vinaigrette. Super healthy and absolutely delicious! #OrganicBound #Ad

Chicken, Quinoa & Kale Salad Bowl Recipe with Easy Basil Vinaigrette

Check out this yummy salad bowl recipe full of grilled chicken, cooked quinoa, kale salad mix, fresh raspberries, sliced almonds, feta cheese, green beans and a homemade basil vinaigrette. Yum! (This conversation is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. The opinions and text are all mine.) I went on the best family vacation of my life. My husband… 

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Summer afternoons call for these fun Caprese Skewers! Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and cubes of mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers and drizzled with an easy balsamic reduction. Delicious!

Easy Caprese Skewers with a Balsamic Reduction Drizzle

Summer afternoons call for these fun Caprese Skewers! Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and cubes of mozzarella cheese threaded on skewers and drizzled with an easy balsamic reduction. Delicious! When I was a kid, my mom would cut up a tomato and put a little salt and pepper on it and serve it to us with our dinner…. 

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Unbelievably delicious Peanut Butter Oat Balls made in minutes, with only a few ingredients. Plus a KitchenAid Mixer with Ice Cream Maker Giveaway!

Peanut Butter Oat Balls + KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!

Unbelievably delicious Peanut Butter Oat Balls made in minutes, with only a few ingredients. Plus a KitchenAid Mixer with Ice Cream Maker Giveaway! My diet downfalls: I’m a food blogger. I’m a dessert “grazer” I’m a food blogger. Wait… I already said that. 😉 I start out on a diet plan and then wonder why… 

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These Homemade Healthy Granola Bars are full of good stuff – oats, wheat germ, flax seed, dried cranberries, and applesauce to name a few! They’re quick to make and are a great healthy snack to eat throughout the week. A family favorite!

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

These Homemade Healthy Granola Bars are full of good stuff – oats, wheat germ, flax seed, dried cranberries, and applesauce to name a few! They’re quick to make and are a great healthy snack to eat throughout the week.  A family favorite! I’m behind in sharing this yummy recipe with you because I had too… 

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This clean-eating Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken recipe is easy to make, healthy and bursting with lemony flavor! #FosterFarmsFresh #AD

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken

This clean-eating Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken recipe is easy to make, healthy and bursting with lemony flavor! (This post is sponsored by Foster Farms®, the opinions expressed are my own.) We eat a LOT of chicken at our house. In fact, it’s my go-to protein for dinner. Chicken teriyaki, chicken burgers, chicken casserole…the list goes… 

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A fun, easy red white & blue cake that you can whip together for a last minute, delicious 4th of July dessert!

Easy Red White and Blue Cake Recipe

A fun, easy red white & blue cake that you can whip together for a last minute, delicious 4th of July dessert! I just spent the best weekend in Palm Springs with my little family! We rented a pool-side room at the Omni resort. They have an awesome pool set up, with a big pool,… 

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I've rounded up 17 Must-Try {Healthy} Salad Recipes just for you!

17 Must-Try Healthy Salad Recipes + Why I Love Panera Bread

Check out these 17 Must-Try Healthy Salad Recipes and learn why Panera Bread is changing the way people eat, for the better! (Thank you to Panera Bread for sponsoring this post!) Raise your hand if you love Panera Bread as much as I do! We have a Panera that’s within a few miles of our house…. 

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