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Inside Out Shakeology Peanut Butter Cups

Beachbody

I love finding new ways to use Shakeology! With over 70 superfoods in it and nothing artificial or synthetic (the sources come from things like acai, rose hips, ashwagandha, chia seed, acerola cherry, wheat grass, grape seed, yacon, etc.), we try to use it in as many recipes as possible. How delicious does this sound? […]

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Healthy Shakeology No Bake Cookie Recipe (But They Taste Like Brownies!)

Beachbody

My family loves Shakeology! What’s not to love when you get to drink a daily dose of nutrition containing over 70 superfoods? My three year old and one year old enjoy it so much, that we decided to make no bake chocolate Shakeology cookies. The end result – cookie balls that taste exactly like decadent […]

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Eating and Sleeping –Do They Affect Our Children’s Behavior? (Plus Mood-Boosting Recipes for Kids!)

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

Thank you to Deborah Winters of The Counseling & Parenting Center, a Parenting Expert and Licensed Psychotherapist, for this guest post! Does this sound familiar to you? You and your three year old wake up happy. After breakfast, you stop by the local library for a free music class. After class ends, you spend a […]

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The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 19

Green & Healthy Living

Read and link up posts related to pregnancy, birth, adoption, baby, toddler, and child, and be sure to check out this week’s featured post about how to use natural food coloring rather than artificial dyes!

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Making Babies Book & DVD Giveaway: Fertility, Pregnancy & Birth the Natural Way {ARV $110; 4 winners; US & CAN}

Green & Healthy Living

Welcome to the Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Happy Green Mama through the Green Moms Network. Each participating blog is hosting a green or eco-friendly giveaway worth at least $25. You can find the list of participating blogs at the bottom of my post. Whether you are a mama-to-be or […]

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Date Boat & Nut/Seed Ball Recipes: Enjoy These Healthy Treats!

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

Thank you to Stephanie of Good Girl Gone Green for this guest post! My favorite snacks are almonds (actually, any nut or seed will do) and dates. I could eat all day long. The nuts are nice and crunchy and the dates are so plump and sweet. A few weeks ago, I just throw a […]

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My Favorite Frugal Living Resources: A Pinterest Roundup

Green & Healthy Living

I was honored to host the first Natural Parents Network monthly blog hop last week. The topic was Frugal Living, and we had 52 wonderful blog posts on the topic linked up. I highly recommend pinning the original post so you have all of them bookmarked, but if you would just like to bookmark a […]

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DIY, How To’s, Recipes & More From the Natural Parents Network Volunteers

Green & Healthy Living

It’s that time again! You might remember the great post in December 2011 that highlighted the Natural Parents Network Volunteer’s most popular or favorite posts from the year. Well, we are back and this time we are bringing you a collection of posts that focus on Do It Yourself projects, How To’s, Tutorials, Recipes, and […]

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5 Natural & Safe Sugar Alternatives for Baking

Healthy Mama Healthy Baby

20 month old Baby and I love baking together. I used to avoid baking because I thought it just meant creating sugary, less-than-healthy treats for our family, but now I love using these natural sugar alternatives to create healthy baked goods that we all enjoy. Here are the top 5 ways that I naturally sweeten […]

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5 Fun Fruit & Veggie Snacks for Kids (Plus a Green & Natural Mama Linky)

Healthy Mama Healthy Baby

Scroll to the bottom of this post to link up your green living or natural parenting post. 20 month old Baby loves his fruits and veggies, so I look forward to trying these creative serving options! Healthy “flower” snack for kids Source: familyfun.go.com via Charise Rohm on Pinterest Creative kids’ snack in the shape of […]

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My Toddler’s Favorite Greek Yogurt Plus a Pinterest Roundup of Greek Yogurt Recipes

Healthy Mama Healthy Baby

20 month old Baby is a huge fan of yogurt, and he has especially loved stealing bites of my Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt. Since this yogurt is non-fat, and since some of the flavors are a bit rich for him (although a delicious treat for mama!), I was so excited to learn that Stonyfield […]

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Mom’s Healthy Italian Lentils and Pasta Recipe

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

My mom has been making this meal throughout my entire life, and it is now one of my husband’s favorites. I love this dish because it’s healthy, vegetarian, filling, delicious, and yummy as leftovers. LENTILS & PASTA Makes approximately 8 servings 16 oz of lentils {rinse well & drain} 32 oz of crushed tomatoes with […]

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A Healthy, Easy, Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipe That My Toddler Loves (LINKY)

Green & Natural Mama Thursday

Scroll to the bottom of this post to add any of your green living or natural parenting posts to the Green & Natural Mama linky! Toddlers can have very short attention spans, especially when it comes to eating. That’s why I love creating meals that offer 19 month old Baby lots of whole foods that […]

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Sunday Surf: Natural Living, Toxic Nail Polish, Birth Stories & Giveaways

Green & Healthy Living

Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I participated in the Carnival of Natural Parenting this past week. The theme was experiments in natural family living, and I loved so many of these posts. A couple of my favorites are: – My Natural Beauty Regimen by African Babies Don’t Cry (includes […]

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An Easy, Healthy, Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

Lately, I’ve been trying to make a batch of a healthy morning treat at the start of the week so Baby and I can have an easy but healthy breakfast each morning. So far, this has mostly been a variation of breads, muffins, and pancakes. This week’s treat is a very easy and very healthy, […]

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Sunday Surf: The blog posts I recommend this week

Mama's Musings

Here are a few of my favorite blog posts from this week: 30 Natural Birth Videos and Slideshows to Prepare Children for Labor and Birth (Plus Additional Resources) by Code Name: Mama This is an excellent resource for preparing an older sibling to witness a homebirth, and it’s also a fantastic resource for you if […]

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Sunday Surf: The Best Fall Recipes I Found This Week (Link up your favorite recipe of the week!)

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

Yay! It’s September! This puts me in the mood for fall spices, apple picking, cooking with the crock pot, beautiful hikes, and the all women fantasy football league that I am the commissioner of! In celebration of the start of September, here are a few recipe blog posts that I can’t wait to try (or […]

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Green & Natural Mamas Thursday Linkup Plus a Veggie Muffin Recipe for Toddlers

Green & Healthy Living

Happy Green & Natural Mamas Thursday! Link up your favorite green living or natural parenting post of the week with the linky at the bottom of this post after leaving a comment. I would love if you could grab the html for the Green & Natural Mama Thursday button and either add it to your […]

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3 Easy Foods to Feed Your Toddler When He Has a Diminished Appetite

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

My poor little guy recently had Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease, and the sores in his mouth really affected his appetite for a while. This was a wake up call for us to become more creative with the meals we were offering him because to be honest, we had it pretty easy up until this […]

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Baby’s 1st Birthday Party Recap: Ideas, Recipes & Pictures

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

Baby’s 1st birthday party was a huge success on Saturday! We had around 40 family members as guests, with almost everyone being from out of state, so we were really feeling the love for Baby. Baby appeared to enjoy himself thoroughly! The Food We barbecued hamburgers, chicken, and veggie burgers, and put out two three-foot […]

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