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This is the in’s and out’s behind-the-scenes look at what I’m researching, testing and trying out to get us a little more informed and a lot more inspired! Everything from nutrition and health to eco-living and lifestyle to beauty and wellness. It’s all here.

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Eco-Living

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12 Super Simple Zero-Waste Bathroom Swaps

Ever have that moment while you’re brushing your teeth when you think: “Lord Almighty! There is so much plastic in my bathroom! It’s time to make some zero-waste bathroom swaps.” No. Just me? My guess, if you’re reading this, is that you know exactly what I am talking about. That toothbrush you’re using? Plastic. Your […]

Ever have that moment while you’re brushing your teeth when you think: “Lord Almighty! There is so much plastic in my bathroom! It’s time to make some zero-waste bathroom swaps.” No. Just me? My guess, if you’re reading this, is that you know exactly what I am talking about. That toothbrush you’re using? Plastic. Your […]

12 Super Simple Zero-Waste Bathroom Swaps

Eco-Living

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chicken liver meatball recipe

Turkey Meatballs with Chicken Liver Recipe Can we talk about liver? Ugh. The worst, right?! Just thinking of the word liver (aka organ meats) kinda makes me want to gag. But, the reality is, if I were to pick one food that was actually a “super food” it would be liver. Liver is one of […]

Turkey Meatballs with Chicken Liver Recipe

Dinner

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Eco-Friendly Laundry Guide

How to Make Your Laundry Routine More Eco-Friendly Laundry is not my favorite chore. In case you were wondering, I am more of a vacuuming kinda gal. Anyone else? But, alas, there’s just no way to avoid laundry — we all need clean clothes.  And while I don’t love this part of my week, I […]

5 Ways To Make Your Laundry Routine More Eco-Friendly

Eco-Living

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30-day vegan challenge

 10 Takeaways From My 30-Day Vegan Challenge Well, here we are! I made it to the end of my 30-day vegan challenge. Seriously, this was an eye-opening experience, I learned A LOT. It taught me so much about food, nutrition, and overall wellness. I am a firm believer that food is medicine and, after completing […]

30-Day Vegan Challenge: 10 Lessons Learned + Why I’ve decided I won’t be vegan

Nutrition

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Realistic Goals

Many of us are great at creating goals—New Year’s resolutions anyone? And yet, when it comes to actually doing the work – the work needed to help us get closer to our goals – we often fall flat on our faces. Why is that? Why do so many of us struggle to follow through with our […]

6 Tips to Help You Create Achievable and Realistic Goals

Health & Wellness

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Recycle E-Waste

How to Responsibly Recycle E-Waste I am embarrassed to share this but…I’ve been moving a box filled with outdated electronics, wires, old iPods, and CDs for the past 5 years! The worst part is this box has remained sealed and unopened throughout each of these moves as I don’t use or need any of the […]

How to Responsibly Recycle E-Waste (Guide)

Eco-Living

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Maryann Jacobsen Healthy Eater

5 Simple Tips To Help You Raise a Healthy Eater By: Madeleine Wisecup 5 Simple Tips To Help You Raise a Healthy Eater with Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD How do you get a “picky” eater to try and explore new foods?  What is food neophobia? Why is structured eating so beneficial? And is it OK […]

5 Simple Tips To Help You Raise a Healthy Eater

The Wise Consumer

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Chia Seed Pudding

This delicious Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds is the perfect snack, breakfast, or dessert for any day of the week! Not only is it super simple to make and very versatile but chia seeds are super nutritious. Did you know these tiny yet mighty seeds are packed with healthy fats, plant-based complete protein, and […]

Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds

Breakfast, Sides & Snacks

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Homemade Trail Mix

One of my family’s favorite snacks these days is my homemade trail mix. Super simple to make, packed with healthy fats and nutrients, this simple homemade trail mix helps to keep me full longer and is just plain delicious! Plus, super great for on-the-go snacking. Note: If you’re curious to learn more about the health […]

5-Minute Trail Mix Recipe

Sides & Snacks

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