Strawberry Mint Smoothie

So what's the big deal about probiotics? Your intestines are filled with bacteria, some which are beneficial and some that are detrimental. You want to keep your gut flora in check by making sure that you bring in lots of the good kind! What's where probiotics come from.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Formulas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.  A few weeks ago I shared with you all information about a new probiotic filled protein shake called Renew Life Skinny Gut Ultimate Shakes (try saying that 5 times fast!). In return, I had a lot of… 

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Blueberry passionfruit muffins

I’ll admit I was unsure of the blueberry-passionfruit combo at first, but seriously guys. It’s amazing. Like, a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I have no other words to describe it.

It’s no secret that muffins are my favorite type of baked goods. Sweet muffins, fruit muffins, savory muffins, breakfast muffins… I’ll take the lot. Muffins are easy to make, relatively healthy and are very satisfying and filling. They freeze well too and taste just as good when reheated in the microwave. What’s more, is that… 

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Making every moment matter

Kids who prepare meals with their parents are more likely to eat healthier as adults while those who are not taught cooking skills resort to quick fixes like fast food. In other words, teaching them how to cook teaches them how to eat.

For years I’ve been working on this blog and for years I’ve been discussing how important it is for us to come together as a family in the kitchen. After being together for 12 years, my husband and I have many great memories that revolve around the dinner table. Not just the food, of course, but… 

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Healthy Homemade Tortillas

These healthy homemade tortillas take only 10 minutes and use only four ingredients. So simple!

This homemade tortilla recipe was shared on our site a few years ago and I’m so excited to see that it’s still making its way across Pinterest and other websites! After all of this time I wanted to give it a little update to address some of the questions that you all have and share a few… 

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Chocolate chip hot cross buns

Chocolate chip hot cross buns: They're laden with chocolate chips so you're guaranteed that sweet, melted goodness in each and every bite. And thanks to the spices, you'll still get that distinct hot cross bun flavor.

It’s hard to miss that Easter is nearly here. The shops make a point of making sure that we don’t miss Easter. In fact, the shops are full of Easter-related goodies. Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, baskets of all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors, mini fluffy chicks and chocolate are just some of the things that are available… 

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Lemon Ginger Pound Cake

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Lemon Ginger Poundcake: really, need I say more? Two of my favorite flavors, so light and sunny!

I enjoyed this recipe so much that I made two batches; one in cake form the other cupcakes. I actually prefer the traditional bundt cake style, but the cupcakes were so adorable and a fun spin on the ordinary. These were topped with cream cheese frosting (actually, the one I used from our carrot cake squares), fresh lemon zest and powdered ginger.

Carrot Cake Squares

Carrot Cake squares-- delicious and full of nutrients!

Oh yum. I just discovered my new favorite Easter recipe. The perfect after dinner treat or a lovely sweet brunch addition.

I’m pretty impressed with it, if I do say so myself.

It’s got the spices and flavor of carrot cake with the convenience of a breakfast bar. It’s packed with carrots, applesauce and good-for-you spices like ginger and cinnamon.