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Our Healthy Lifestyle Transformation Family Progress

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We are just about two months into this healthy lifestyle transformation. Boy is it a process, but anything good takes a little work right?! You can read about the full story of why we started this journey here, but in a nutshell, it was just flat out needed. I felt blah, I turned to fast food more often than I care to admit and was just overwhelmed with not taking better of myself. This of course overflowed onto my family and something had to be done. I didn’t want to start a fad diet just to revert or go half in, so I went ALL in. We are talking food, beauty, clothing and home products. I know you’re probably thinking that’s overkill, but initially I started with food and thought, “what’s the point of eating better if other things I use are yuck?!” So, here’s a little update of where we are at and a few favorites I’ve found so far along the way.

*I am not a doctor. Any life changes you feel in your heart after reading this should be discussed with your physician first or researched further on your own to ensure a best fit to your lifestyle. I am a nurse by trade and do have a general understanding of body mechanics and nutrition with heavy research done before notating anything additional I write.

Healthy Life Transformation Progress Black Beans Sweet Potato

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Best Chunky Guacamole Recipe

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If ever there were something that I could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner AND it would be deemed acceptable, it’s this recipe right here–chunky guacamole. It breaks the mold of a traditional guacamole to add a little oomph in it’s appearance and taste. Because it is so light and refreshing, I wasn’t joking about the eating all day part–you’ll see why when you make it. My kids love it, it disappears at parties and makes your tummy thank you.

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Making Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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It’s officially soup season, which also means it’s oh-so-cheesy gourmet grilled cheese season. It would be completely easy to unwrap a single slice of cheese and place it between two slices of bread and call it a day, but no, no, no…once you try this gourmet grilled cheese recipe, you’ll never go back. This is a favorite around our house for us and friends alike due to our choice of specialty cheeses and the Parmesan crust secret weapon. This recipe’s gourmet aspect courtesy of the beautifully aged Stella Cheeses. Their Fontinella, Shaved Parmesan and Italian 3 Cheese Blend were ooey gooey melty and full of good-for-the-soul flavor.

Gourmet Grilled With Parmesan Crust


Fontinella Parmesan Asiago Cheese Recipe

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Making Mini Hot Cocoa Treats

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Do your kids ever get obsessive about wanting to do absolutely everything you do? Hanging out in the bathroom to watch your every move, fierce back seat driving, wanting to drink whatever hot beverage you’re sipping on? Only my kids? I think not–hah! To ensure you get at least forty-five seconds to yourself to savor your warm adult sized hot cocoa, they will enjoy making these mini ones. They are so fun, easy to make, and of course…delish!

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Eating Stuffed Cranberry & Orange Pancakes For The Holidays

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Thanksgiving has come and gone and you know what that means?! CHRISTMAS! It’s officially ok to break out the carols, mistletoe and holiday yummies. I wasted no time getting creative with some new recipes and this one will have you in the mood to watch Christmas Vacation, every Hallmark movie marathon and wrap twenty gifts at the same time. We’ve partnered with Real California Milk to bring you delicious stuffed pancakes with cranberry buttercream filling and orange syrup. Plus, we are sharing about their Spot The Seals For Good campaign below and how they help those displaced by the recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas along with the California wildfires. 

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