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Weekly Shopping Trips

Once you have your kitchen stocked with the basics, the only things left to buy are fresh provisions for about a week's worth of meals. After a few weeks in your new routine, you'll realize that your list of essentials looks similar from week…
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Start Shopping

Before you go all Giada, you should stock up on some basic items for your pantry that will help you make a lot of different meals, without a lot of effort. Here is a shopping list for staples: Oils, Vinegars, and Condiments: Oils:…
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Spinach Salad with Orzo

I'm a spinach monster, and I'm all over this spinach salad. Spinach is a very good alternative when you're starting to burn out on mesclun or kale salads. And it's one of the healthiest foods ever, packed with vitamins that (yes, Popeye)…
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Gearing Up

Back in the day, when you became a young married lady, you had a wedding shower and everyone supplied you with all the necessities for a long and successful career in homemaking. Well, those days are over. While you might still have…
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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Vegetables

It’s hard to remember a time before I had to be mindful about what I put in my body. A self-proclaimed vegetarian since the stubborn age of ten, I’ve also been a born again vegan many times over thanks to a lactose intolerance that had…
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Getting Started (AKA Kitchen Secrets of the Anti-Martha)

You know those movies where someone starts a new job - a teacher or the assistant or the dazzling- yet - intimidating Prada- wearing Devil - and the first scene is them setting up their workplace? Sitting down in the chair, giving it a…
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Chocado Smoothie

During summertime when I was a kid, my family used to ride our bikes to get ice cream after dinner. To this day, when the weather is lovely I still crave that sweet treat. Who isn't always craving chocolate? Luckily, this smoothies tastes…
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Tips for Starting Small: #4 & #5

This month I’m sharing my tips for starting small to make a change. Keep reading for tips #3 & #4! If you missed tips #1-3, read those here and here 🙂   4. Add one healthy food habit each week: It can be increasing…
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How To Move Your Body Without Hating Your Life

The thought of getting up and going to the gym isn’t always the most appealing idea, I know. Especially with how busy our lives tend to be. When we work long hours, or have a full day, the gym is often the last thing we want to think about.…
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Tips for Starting Small: #2 & #3

This month I'm sharing my tips for starting small to make a change. Read on for tips #2 & #3! Ps If you missed Tip #1, read that here :) 2. Do your research: It can be a Google search or a coffee klatch with your friends, but get…