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DIY Belly Balm for Pregnant Mamas

By Paige Schilt, August 4, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Ingredients for DIY Belly Balm

Pregnant moms, take heart! Now you can soothe stretched, itchy belly skin without spending your baby’s future college fund on an expensive belly balm! We asked holistic esthetician Pam Crawford to help us develop a simple and effective belly cream that you can make at home from familiar, plant-based ingredients.

Since some essential oils are contraindicated for pregnancy, Pam created a recipe that gets its comforting aroma from moisturizing cocoa butter and vanilla extract. Bonus: when you rub it into your skin, you’ll smell as good as a plate of freshly baked cookies!

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Let’s Plan a Vegan Picnic!

By Alana Sugar, August 3, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Black Bean Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Black Bean Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

What could be more fun than a gorgeous picnic on a glorious day? Yet, all too often the typical, heavy picnic fare of hamburgers, hotdogs, white flour buns, mayo-laden salads and sugary sweets can leave you feeling stuffed, bloated...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, August 2, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

All too soon we’ll be back to organizing meals around the after-school flurry of extracurriculars and homework, but we’re not quite ready to give up on summer yet! To help you serve dinner without fuss and ease into fall, we’ve collected recipes for every night of the week.

Grilled Salmon with Sweet Corn and Avocado Salad

Grilled Salmon with Sweet Corn and Avocado SaladGluten Free

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Easy School Lunches that Kids Can Make

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, July 30, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Macaroni and Three Cheese Lunch Muffins

Macaroni and Three Cheese Lunch Muffins

The start of a new school year offers up opportunities to give children new responsibilities. Depending on the child’s age that could mean making their bed, feeding the dog or doing the dinner dishes. (Or all three!) My Kindergartener is going to start making part of her lunch.

Some days during pre-K my daughter returned home with an empty lunchbox, and on other days, it would...

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9 Freezer-Friendly Recipes for Fast Meals

By Megan Myers, July 30, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

New King Ranch Casserole

New King Ranch Casserole

At my house, getting dinner on the table pronto is of highest importance. Once my kids walk in the door, they are clamoring for food, so any day I can have dinner cooked and served before they fill up on snacks is a huge win.

Even if you don’t have children, chances are standing in front of the stove at the end of the day is not...

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