My Journey to a Healthier Me

Life has a weird way of teaching you lessons. Before, I didn’t really know what was good for me. Like a jelly bean green juicy jumpsuit. Yes, yes I did. It’s weird, because sometimes we truly don’t know that what we’re doing isn’t the best for us. Since I was little girl, I’ve always had […]

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Lightened Up Pasta Primavera

Lightened Up Pasta Primavera, The Diva Dish

I ordered a bathing suit online last week, so… Lightened up Primavera Pasta it is! If you’ve never had pasta primavera, it’s basically a pasta dish with cooked, yet crisp, veggies and a nice creamy sauce. Cream as in heavy cream. I love heavy cream. My grandmother always had heavy cream in her fridge for […]

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Blackberry Lemonade-Naturally Sweetened


Summer has begun. No more school or extra curricular activities to break up the day. No more cooler temperatures to play at the park. No more leggings. Now my kids are bored by 8:30 a.m., and by 10 a.m. I need a nap. But in all honesty, I’ve kind of loved having my kids home […]

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Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Coconut Milkshake w/ Mint Chip Coconut Whipped Cream

I don’t mean to brag, but I consider myself a connoisseur of the chocolate aisle in the grocery store. I find myself there often. I’m often browsing the different types of chocolates, mostly dark, and I always find myself reaching for the same brand of chocolate, Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate. They are an all organic […]

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The Reality Of How My Family Lives A ‘Healthy Lifestyle’


I would say that 80% of the emails I get are from parents who are struggling with having their family and their children eat healthy. Even though it’s an email or a comment, I can tell that they are stressed, worried, and feel a sense of failure because their child or spouse just hates eating […]

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Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Meat Balls

Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Meatballs via The Diva Dish

*Need a quick weeknight dinner? Meatballs are one of our family favorites and it’s super fast to whip together! Add the meatballs to your favorite pasta and you are done! Plus, these meatballs have a hint of veggies in them!* I find myself making meatballs almost weekly for my little family because it’s fast and […]

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Nailed It : Laundry


Let’s talk about laundry. I LOATHE laundry. Nope. Scratch that. I HATE laundry. I feel bad because I think it’s one of those things I should have told my husband before he married me. But I didn’t. See that pile on the bed? It’s clean. Clean-ish. That pile was washed a week ago. It’s been in […]

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Single Serving PB Cup (Quick Dessert!)

Single Serving Dark Chocolate PB Cup via The Diva Dish

Sometimes mommy just needs some candy. Like when your husband comes home from work with a king size bar of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and you just watch him take each bite wishing he would share, but secretly hope he doesn’t. So twisted. Or when you are convinced your 3 daughters have Pre menstrual like […]

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Spring Citrus Kale Salad

Citrus Spring Kale Salad

The other day as I was making a kale salad, my cousin looked at me and said, “Isn’t it funny how now you are eating that, but back then it was a decoration on your steak plate!” Years ago, the thought of eating kale would have been a laughing matter to me. If kale was […]

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The BEST Acai Bowl

The BEST Acai Bowl from The Diva Dish

From the age of 16 through 20 I worked at smoothie businesses. One might think this is where my love of ‘healthy living’ developed…But when a pizza place next door starts exchanging you breadsticks for smoothie, well… Also, did you know the majority of smoothie chains make their smoothies with sugary juice and frozen yogurt […]

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