Sunday Morning Pancakes

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Hold the Bisquick!

If you are looking for something healthful to add to your Easter brunch look no further! These banana-chocolate chip pancakes don’t just taste like a sweet treat, they pack a nutritional punch, too – whole wheat, fresh fruit, nuts and seeds with no refined sugar added. Plus, if you make these, your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen. Shhh…I won’t tell!

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Green Beauty Buys – Whole Foods Edition

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My love affair with Whole Foods Market goes far beyond groceries.

I am also obsessed with going to their personal care aisle. There you’ll find well known non-toxic beauty brands, small local cosmetics companies and everything in between. The lady who works at my neighborhood store is extremely knowledgeable and always has some great recommendations for “under the radar” beauty secrets. What’s not to love?

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Noodle Bowl with Mushrooms and Arugula

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Who doesn’t like a quick, light and versatile “pasta” dish?

In fact, this is is a true chameleon of a meal. You can make it gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore – however your little heart desires. This simple dinner made of hearty mushrooms, nutty arugula, fresh herbs and tangy lemon will be served in 30 minutes tops. Cook this tonight and thank me later!

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Do you Yin?

031815_YinYoga2I love when life comes full circle.

I have had a few experiences lately that have brought me back in time, which have beautifully connected happy moments from my past with my current state of being, and it always feels absolutely amazing! One of those experiences has been taking yin yoga classes with my former instructor Jen Brooks at Yoga on the Rocks (if you’re in the Phoenix area I highly recommend them both!). Jen taught prenatal yoga when I was pregnant with my first baby five years ago, which in itself was truly a magical experience for me.

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Plastic Be Gone!

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Easy swaps that are good for your health and the health of our planet.

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned why the use of plastic can be harmful to you and your family and that finding more eco-friendly options may be a good idea. Here are some of the smartly designed alternatives I have been using to reduce my dependence on plastic which, inadvertently, continues to eliminate a lot of waste. By now, you know that I’m all for readily available, affordable, and practical, and all of these products fit the bill!

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