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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bake

One word can describe this oatmeal banana bake — heaven! 🙂   Here is a great healthy alternative to banana bread. You could do various modifications to this recipe with different fruits (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, etc). This is a very family-friendly recipe and my two-year-old had fun helping me slice the bananas with a butter knife and mix the ingredients together. Because of the banana in it, this…Read More

30 Minute Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Turkey

This is a family recipe of ours that tastes absolutely delicious. A lot of people get intimidated when they think of making their own spaghetti sauce but this recipe is incredibly simple, tastes much better than most canned sauces, and is lower in sodium and sugar than most canned spaghetti sauces. I usually will make this recipe in bulk and freeze it in 1.5 cup portion sizes to use during…Read More

Blueberry Protein Pancake Recipe

There are a lot of protein pancake recipes out there, but I really like this one because it incorporates only whole foods and is something I can make that my two-year-old loves too!  This is one of my favorite ways to eat my egg whites in the morning. Ingredients (makes 1 serving): 6 egg whites ½ cup old fashioned oats 1 tsp baking powder ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk…Read More

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Different Types of Non-Artificial Sweeteners

I have been getting a lot of questions about which types of sweeteners I use.  Please note: I am NOT a nutritionist, this is just a brief summary of the types of sweeteners I like to use. Stevia Stevia is a natural sweetener and comes from a leaf. Apparently, there are two sides of the leaf, one side is a little more bitter and the other side is a little…Read More

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Natalie’s Notes: Eat a Meal Every Three Hours

Have you all heard about the 3-hour diet!? If you have trouble with minimizing your food intake while on a diet, this may be the better choice for you! There are a few rules to this diet, which comes from Jorge Cruise, a fitness expert: Eat breakfast within one hour of waking up Eat every three hours after that Stop eating three hours before you go to bed While this…Read More