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Author: Christen

Happy Valentine’s Day, Trevor!

Wow! Two posts in one day, but I wanted to wish Trevor a very happy Valentine’s Day. We’ve been married for almost 10 years (holy crap!) and been together for 14 years total. It’s been a total adventure through buying a house, having two kiddos, dogs and traveling all over (we took baby Hadley to Spain!), but I could never picture it with anyone else. So a really big Happy Valentine’s Day to my BFF and most critical taste tester 🙂 You’re an awesome hubby and even better father.   ...

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Turkey Chili

It’s been quite snowy at our house (just about a foot of snow or so on Sunday) so this Turkey Chili really hits the spot these days. It’s the perfect hearty, healthy meal. In the winter, it can be hard to eat well because all I want are just warm comfort foods. Turkey Chili is the perfect answer to that – hearty, warm and filling, but guilt-free. If you haven’t made the leap to using ground turkey, this is a great recipe to start with. We try to limit our red meat consumption these days, but ground turkey is a...

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Healthy Meal Plan – Weeknight Meals

Healthy eating can be really tough on weeknights. It’s usually time-consuming and involves a lot of steps, which isn’t conducive to your happiness when you have two young kids whining for dinner. We’ve been doing a good job of eating delicious dinners that also happen to be good for you. Here’s our healthy meal plan for this week:  Sunday: One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies  Monday: Turkey Chili (I made this today for tomorrow’s dinner because it saves time and its always better the next day; this recipe will also be posted on Tuesday!)  Tuesday: Crockpot Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato...

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Shifting gears and starting over with healthy living

A few months back, sometime around the holidays, I realized that my eating was out of control. I was seriously binging on food (mainly sweets) then beating myself up mentally about it. Life was especially stressful – Trevor was traveling quite a bit for work and temporary single parenting with two kids and a full-time job was hard. The girls would have a bad night or be tough to go to bed so I’d reach for the ice cream or Christmas cookies. I turned a corner in the new year and just had had enough. I felt like I’d eaten it...

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The Halloween celebration continues

Okay, so this is Day 3 of doing something Halloween related. I hate to be a Grinch about this time of year, but what the heck am I going to do with all of this candy? I’ve been trolling Pinterest and I’m pretty sure I’m going to formulate a Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie and see how that goes.  This weekend was kind of weird. It was really rainy and cold and I’m definitely starting to get that cold-weather hibernation thing going. I’m already missing the long days of summer playing in the backyard. I’m in the midst of a...

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