Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup 3

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup + Weekly Menu

By week 2 of my maternity leave, I was sneaking my way to work to keep my little hands in everything. Going into week 6 of my maternity leave, I’m already sad to be going back (in another 6 weeks). And I’ve definitely not been tempted by work, if I’m being honest. Shea and I…

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Massaged Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad 3

Massaged Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini-Maple Dressing

 I was given iron supplements when I left the hospital after Shea’s birth…and I was scared. I’d heard the horror stories of what can come of iron supplementation, even with water and fiber galore. I believed the horror stories to be true and knew them to be true within a few days first hand. I…

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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos 4

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos {gluten-free}

In some ways, time is flying (not too quickly, though – I’m still pregnant!). For example, it’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since I submitted my final manuscript for my second cookbook and in less than a week, that cookbook will have been released for 2 months already. Where did the…

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Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes 3

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

My favorite breakfasts are carb-oooo-liiiiiicious. DONUTS!! My #1 most favorite. Waffles! Cereal! Fruit! Muffins! Cinnamon rolls! French toast! Biscuits! Granola! Smoothies! Protein is the forgotten element of so many breakfast meals and it’s a shame as protein provides both balance and satiety. Yet, proteins tend to be less convenient to eat on-the-go, cost more, and…

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Texas-Style Chili 3

5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #1 – Texas-Style Chili

It’s only appropriate to post the first of this year’s annual chili contest on the day Mr. Prevention and I (I look puffy and pregnant!) had the pleasuring of attending a football game at our beloved alma mater, the University of Illinois. Not only did we attend, but we won (!!) — something the Illini…

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