Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

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One of the more carefree, fun, and creative parts of my job includes making the weekly menu in our hospital cafeteria. The sky is the limit — we make anything and everything in our hospital cafeteria and not to boast too much, but people do love our food! We make Crab-Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Ratatouille, Pepperoni… Read more →

Easy Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles + Weekly Menu

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No, this won’t be some diatribe about how the pregnant woman NEEEEEEEEDED pickles stat. But the pickles I made (8 quarts for anyone curious ) a few weeks ago are…safe. Power has been restored to my humble abode after a full 3 1/2 days without. I’ve never been so glad for Mr. Prevention’s thinking on… Read more →

5 Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt + Weekly Menu

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As someone who has battled my weight my entire life (quite literally my entire life), seeing the scale go up is…tough. I know a woman’s body goes through so many changes that attribute to weight gain in pregnancy – everything from blood volume to placenta to baby and everything in between. Still, though, it was… Read more →

Recipe Repeat: Coconut-Almond Bars {Kind Bar Copycat}

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I’m depressed. We’re leaving 88 degree Cabo San Lucas for 30′s and grey in the Midwest. It has been 5 days of REAL fruit strawberry smoothies, guacamole poolside (truly, is there anything better than that?), a bit of vitamin D, and kicking my own butt on the treadmill since my conversion from miles to kilometers… Read more →

The Best Black Bean Brownies

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Happy VALENTINE’S Day! I love V-day. It’s the sap in me. A day involving love, chocolate, and flowers…I’m in. Very in. When I got home from work yesterday, I found a box of chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for me at the door. The card read, “Please save some for me! See you tomorrow. Love, Mark and… Read more →



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