The Skinny on the The Skinnytaste Cookbook

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Dear Gina, You had me at hello, that very first email you sent to my inbox with the most delicious recipes ever. I followed you, I copied you, I ate like you. Every food you touch turns magical. My family eats well, my toddler’s palate is wide-ranging, and I am a happy mama. Okay, okay. I …
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Project Beach Body’s Meal Plan: A Week One Recap

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I recently shared my plan to take on That Clean Life's Project Beach Body challenge --- a two-week meal plan that focuses on eating clean. Now that I'm a week in, I wanted to share my thoughts.  It's really been an eye-opener for me. I feel so good, I can’t describe how GOOD I feel! There were so …
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Cheezy Baked Broccoli Bites: Broccoli Your Kids Might Eat!

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Parents know that getting picky eaters to try new foods can be a challenge. Which is why when I came across Kid Kritics I knew I had to share. Kid Kritics features nutritious recipes that kids like --- they're even kid-tested and approved. Moms and kids can browse and search recipes on the site and …
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Real Soups to Warm Your Soul

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Kids sometimes totally surprise you with the things they'll eat. My 2-year-old will turn up his nose at carrots and didn't take but two bites of a sweet stir fry I made, but roasted asparagus? I can't get him to stop shoveling it down. He even steals mine, and I'm loathe to share my asparagus. Both …
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Peppermint Patty Green Smoothie Recipe for St. Patty’s Day

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My daughter got to try green eggs and ham at preschool last week (report: yummy!), so now the pressure's on to make St. Patrick's Day fun at home. This means whipping up something fun and green and delicious. Perhaps this Peppermint Patty Green Smoothie, courtesy of Sari Davidson-Crevin, will do the …
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Kid-Friendly Stuffed Strawberries for Valentine’s Day

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When I saw this recipe over on Fit Bottomed Eats, I knew I had to share it over here as well for Valentine's Day. It's one of those ideas that's the perfect storm of healthy, delicious, fun and festive. Plus, it's not too labor-intensive, and I imagine kiddos would have a lot of fun helping with the …
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Beyond the PB&J: Bento Box Lunch Ideas and Tips

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Sometimes I find myself banging my head against the wall trying to come up with lunch ideas for the kids. So when Sarah Platanitis, food writer and blogger over at Sarah in the Kitchen sent these great tips for bento-box style lunches, I knew I had to pass them along. If you're unfamiliar, bentos …
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Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook — and a Recipe for a Greek Egg Casserole!

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I'm obsessed with my Crock-Pot. After reviewing this book recently, I have been using it non-stop. At least three or four meals a week. I don't know where it's been all my life, but it's back, baby, and I'm obsessed. It makes cooking with kiddos so much easier and meal times so much less stressful …
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