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    How I Made Meal Prepping Non-Negotiable

    Meal prepping. Some people love it and some people hate it. I used to not want anything to do with it. As a mom of six, I’ve found that this is a non negotiable for us. When I don’t do it, even the littlest amount, it makes life crazier. One thing God has taught me in life is to never say never and really take time to find practices that will make my life flow easier. Work smarter and not harder, does that sound familiar?  I was at a point, not to long ago, where I really struggled to do all the things, especially when it comes eating healthy and…

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    The Best Foods To Eat When You’re Stressed

    What we eat directly impacts how our minds work. The neurons (major cells of the brain) are specifically affected with what foods you consume. When you have a lot of unhealthy foods in your diet like fats and sugars, it creates inflammation of the neurons which also hinders the creation of new neurons. Our gut and brain and connected and communicated constantly back to one another. If you’re feeling STRESSED, moody, or craving a particular food… you can connect on a deeper level by changing up what you’re eating! If you want to help your body change and adapt, you need to focus on eating brain foods. Check out these…

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    Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe

    One thing that I have tried to do in the last few years is take advantage of seasonal fruits when they are actually in season. We are so used to having everything available year round in grocery stores, that we forget about their natural growing seasons. When you take the time to shop for your produce during the actual season it’s grown in, not only is it more nutrient dense, it tastes SO MUCH better. Strawberry season in South Carolina came and went by way to quickly but not before we made several trips to our local strawberry patch to pick (and eat while picking) as much as our bellies…

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    My Favorite Salad Dressing: Lemon Citrus Vinaigrette

    If you followed along with my pregnancy, you are well aware of my fascination with all things Lemon. I just can’t get enough. Well, the baby I’m growing and I, just can’t get enough! It’s been really interesting to take note of the many different cravings that I’ve had with each of my six pregnancies. I did have extreme morning sickness at the beginning but thankfully, it went away and now I am able to enjoy all the things. Lemon juice has been a craving in all the ways. I love anything lemon flavored, in my water and with my meals. In fact, I started eating lots of fresh veggies…

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    Daily Harvest: My Secret to Quick + Healthy Meals

    This post is in partner with Daily Harvest. If you click through a link on this post and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information. Let me introduce you to a quick and healthy secret if you’re looking for food options with little time. Daily Harvest is a name you’ll want to familiarize yourself with because it’s going to make your life a whole lot easier. I started ordering from this organic food company five years ago when I was a stay at home mom with little…