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Spreading Love and Good-for-you Moments + Apple Pie Smoothies

Oh my starzies, couldn't we all just use a little more love these days? This year, Valentine's Day shouldn't only be about loving your significant other (if you have one); let's make it about spreading love and good-for-you moments to others. Loving our children. Loving our neighbor. Loving ourselves. Who's with me?!?

Be the love.

Be the kindness.

Be the peace.

Be the goodness. ... Read more » about Spreading Love and Good-for-you Moments + Apple Pie Smoothies

Try a Little Goodness + Mixed Berry Chocolate Smoothie

As much as I absolutely love the New Year and the sort of blank canvas that awaits (What will I focus on? How will I grow? What will I enjoy more? What will I commit to?), sometimes there's failure... or disappointment that you didn't meet your goal fast enough... or at all. But remember, every try is a step to being your best. ... Read more » about Try a Little Goodness + Mixed Berry Chocolate Smoothie

Stack It up --- Simple Snacks your Family will Love

Here's four simple snack ideas your family will love! Just start with a honey RITZ cracker, and then stack it up with a variety of yummy ingredients! The combinations are endless.

You can create something delicious to snack on with very few ingredients and very little effort.

Get creative!

See what you have on hand, and start stacking it up.  

And watch your family gather 'round and gobble them up.   ... Read more » about Stack It up --- Simple Snacks your Family will Love

Blueberry Bliss Bites

These Blueberry Bliss Bites take snacking to a whole new level! Featuring items you can find at your local Safeway, like Nature Valley™ oat granola bars (now easier to bite!), dried blueberries, raw cashews, and a variety of omega-3 packed seeds --- this is a snack that is uber nourishing and will truly satisfy!

I don't know about you, but Babycakes and I come home from school ravenous. 

Soooooooo hungry.  ... Read more » about Blueberry Bliss Bites

4th of July Appetizer: Red, White, and Blue Bruschetta

This red, white, and blue bruschetta is a perfect appetizer for your 4th of July celebration --- be it a big barbecue with friends, a picnic by the lake, or appetizers on a blanket before the fireworks. It's beyond delicious, and seriously... how cute is it served in a half watermelon bowl?!

Introducing Red, White, & Blue Bruschetta:

It's super easy to make and super festive with all the right colors -- in a combination that tastes amazing: ... Read more » about 4th of July Appetizer: Red, White, and Blue Bruschetta

Super Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Layered Smoothie

This patriotic layered smoothie is totally perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial day, or any morning you just want to be a little fancy! It's super healthy, super refreshing on a hot day, and super delish!

patriotic smoothie ... Read more » about Super Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Layered Smoothie

Chili Roasted Beet Hummus + Parental Advice

Soooooo excited for today's post, for a number of reasons. The first being, a bunch of bloggers and I got together to celebrate the lovely Em from The Pig & Quill and to throw her a virtual baby shower!! We are showering her with love, parental advice, and fabulous party-worthy recipes. The second reason I'm excited for this post? The amazing PINK roasted beet hummus I made, perfect since she's having a GIRL!!  ... Read more » about Chili Roasted Beet Hummus + Parental Advice

Cascadian Farm Berry Puffs + {Rainbow Trail Mix}

Babycakes adores trail mix. 

It's one of her favorite breakfasts. We usually alternate between scrambled eggs, green smoothies, and trail mix. I mean really, what's not to love? A little sweetness from the fruit, a little crunch from the nuts and cereal (and sometimes a hidden gem -- aka. a dark chocolate chip or two thrown into the mix)... it's a great balance of nutrition! And now there's a new addition we love: ... Read more » about Cascadian Farm Berry Puffs + {Rainbow Trail Mix}