Apricot and Coconut Granola Bar Recipe

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We recently shared a healthier mac and cheese from The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook by Tina Ruggiero, nutritionist. Today we're getting her spin on a popular snack item: the granola bar. Tina says she's not a fan of most granola bars because they’re brimming with added sugar and are really a …
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Skinnytaste’s Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

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I've been a fan of the Skinnytaste website for awhile now, so it was no surprise that I loved the cookbook, The Skinnytaste Cookbook. But it really says a lot when meals are husband and toddler-approved, so I had to share my praises. And I told you guys I wouldn't leave you hanging when it came to a …
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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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Fun Drinks for the Mommy-to-Be: Momosas!

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It's not like I was a total lush before getting pregnant, but I certainly liked my wine ... and my sangria ... and my cocktails. A bit of a self-proclaimed foodie, my love of all things hand-crafted naturally carried over to my drink selections. I was always wanting to try the hottest new cocktail …
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Make the Body/Mind/Mouth Connection

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Having worked in the weight-loss and maintenance industry, I have a deep interest in learning the different methods and avenues taken in this field. When Margaret Marshall's book Body, Mind and Mouth: Life's Eating Connection floated across our laps, I was extremely taken by the title and ready to …
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Hitting the Books With Little Pim

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My two kiddos are in school two days a week, and after hemming and hawing for so long about having them be in --- gasp --- daycare, I've been able to see the benefits of them attending a truly awesome school. They have a lot of fun, get new experiences I can't give them at home, and make little …
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Book Review: Fit & Healthy Pregnancy

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I was so excited to get a review copy of Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby. It was early in my own pregnancy, when I was still working out a ton, and I had so much fun gleaning tips from the book. I look at it now, at 34 weeks pregnant, and see the …
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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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It’s Book Day! The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet Is Now Available!

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You know that book we've been plugging and plugging and plugging? Well, today is the day: The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet is on sale! It's been a little crazy; I'm not going to lie. From starting out with a blog and a dream to actually having a book published? It's pretty fantastic. And …
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Pop: A Book to Help You Through Labor

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When I was pregnant with my first, I knew I wanted a natural childbirth. Little did I know when I preparing for labor and delivery --- reading, taking childbirth classes, meditating --- that I wouldn't have had time for an epidural had I wanted one. I arrived to the hospital trying not to give birth …
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