Recipes

Tart Cherry Cider

This post is sponsored by The Cherry Marketing Institute. I look forward to fall every year. With the hint of briskness in the air, it gets me so excited for the holiday season. It’s a great chance to revamp your routine, tackle those remaining goals or resolutions, and get back in the swing of school…

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Kalamata Olive Dip (True Food copycat dish)

Today I’m sharing a delicious kalamata olive dip I brought to a dinner party this weekend, plus the rest of our weekend adventures! Hi friends 🙂 How was your weekend? Hope you enjoyed some relaxation and fun. We had a blast meeting up with friends, enjoying dinner with the cousins, watching the Olympics, and catching…

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Oven-Baked Goat Cheese Green Chile Queso

I have a little something for you. It’s melty, cheesy, and has turkey bacon. All you need is a chip (or like, 200) and life is good. Whenever we have friends over, I spend a little while planning my appetizer game. Even though I grew up around Mexican food, Mexican appetizers aren’t my forte. Ok,…

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Gluten-free cookies with avocado oil + a Chosen Foods giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Chosen Foods and includes an amazing giveaway opportunity! Congratulations to the winner of last week’s GapFit giveaway: Amanda H.! The lucky lady has been emailed. As someone who is always excited to expand their nutrition and cooking knowledge, I love being introduced to new ingredients or techniques. As I learn…

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Chopped avocado southwest salad

This morning, I have  new recipe for you, courtesy of my Uncle E. He has shared quite a few of his mouthwatering recipes with the blog world before, including this black bean soup idea, this lavender-honey salmon, the vegan soba noodle sushi, and his best ever pasta salad (<— It’s still one of my top-viewed…

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Dessert first + Fair Trade giveaway

Hi friends! Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start.  This afternoon, I have a delicious dessert combo to share + an awesome giveaway from my friends at Fair Trade. Once again, they’re hosting a virtual Mother’s Day brunch, and asked us to create a recipe using fair trade ingredients. The first things that…

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Prickly pear margarita + Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes

Hi friends! Happy humpday! How’s the day treating ya? So happy you enjoyed the salmon post! Thanks for sharing your recipe ideas with me, too. 🙂 A beloved celebration is almost here! Cinco de drinko… I mean Mayo.  At Annie’s wedding a couple of weeks ago, we had the most refreshing prickly pear margaritas. They…

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BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

This savory, healthy snack is perfect for hangry toddlers, packed in a purse for emergency snack mode, or awesome as a salad topping. Hi friends! How’s your Monday going? 4 weeks of workouts went out to my newsletter friends this morning, and I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying the plan! Madre and I took P…

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Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Turkey Bacon Egg Bake

That’s a mouthful, huh? This is a super healthy breakfast casserole dish you can make ahead for the week, with a unique sweet potato “crust.” 🙂 Lately we’ve been meal planning and prepping MACHINES. Thankfully, the Pilot decided to focus on eliminating sugar and cleaning up the eats the same time I did. It would be…

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Cheers to the Morning

Is anyone else so stoked that it’s March? It’s that first little hint of spring -ok, so in San Diego we have two seasons, but I’m not complaining- and I love all of the things there are to look forward to. I also love love love St. Patrick’s Day. I have fond memories of St.…

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Crispy shrimp, rice, and veggies with soy ginger sauce

Sounds good, right? Being pregnant and becoming a mom changed me in a lot of ways. Yes, it made me more patient, my heart more full, and my days more busy (yet fun!). Oh, and it made me like fried food. Like, a lot. When I was pregnant, even though many people said it was…

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Up your recovery game

This post is sponsored through my partnership with the Cherry Marketing Institute. I love the energy and zest that new fitness goals bring into the new year. It’s the perfect time to revamp your routine, try out a different class, and focus on consistency. If you make changes to your routine, your body will respond,…

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