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๐Ÿˆ boy mom & NFL agent's wife
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Give me all dem roasted cranberries. ๐Ÿ˜‹Spiked Cranberry Chutney recipe on the blog for your Thanksgiving festivities!! Prep this recipe now to save time in the kitchen on turkey day. Message me for direct link to recipe! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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#cranberries #thanksgiving #turkeyday #feast #thanksgivingdinner #cranberrysauce #friendsgiving #cranberry


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Okay so if you want to know how to eat watermelon... THIS IS IT!! (AD) Watermelon Pomegranate Salsa is how we do the holidays. -
Refreshing, sweet, tart, savory... this salsa has it all. Serve it in the rind at your next party for a presentation that will WOW your friends!! @watermelonboard
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#watermelon #salsa #holidayparty #appetizers #festivefood #sofancy #recipe #healthysnacks #healthfood #watermelonlove


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You guys if you have a hankering for ๐Ÿฅœ+ ๐Ÿซpeanut butter and chocolate head straight to the kitchen to make these Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Bars ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ™Œ soooo yum!!
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#sponsored #peanutbutter #peanuts #chocolate #chocolatelover #peanutbutterlover #healthy #recipe #video #foodvideos #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.recipevideos


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Soooo itโ€™s been a little quiet this month because we moved... just down the road from our other house but we now have an extra bedroom for the baby. ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ -
and because itโ€™s that time of year for all things cranberry and citrus the first thing I baked in my new oven is a pan of these โ€œMorning Gloryโ€ Pumpkin Cranberry Orange Muffins ๐Ÿ˜‹ -
#muffins #cranberry #orange #glutenfree #glutenfreelifestyle #healthysnacks #fitfood #food #momlifeisthebestlife #muffintop


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I๏ธ donโ€™t know about you guys but right now the easier the recipe the better because WE ARE MOVING like tomorrow!! Just down the road but this pregnant lady is maxed out!
SOOOoOO..... This Slow Cooker Winter White Chicken Chili has a simple ingredient list and is made with pantry staples like canned beans and corn! It makes a great family friendly weeknight meal!


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Whoโ€™s ready for full on comfort food like green bean casserole!? ๐Ÿ™‹ This one is healthier because itโ€™s made from scratch with minimal ingredients!! Get the recipe to add to your Fall menu over on the blog or message me for a direct link. ๐Ÿ˜‰#greenbeancasserole #sides #thanksgiving #fridayfood #healthy #recipe


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Happy Halloween frands. Itโ€™s been a morning already! My sweet little airplane pilot โœˆ๏ธ successfully wore his costume in the school parade ๐Ÿ™Œ#momwin (swipe ๐Ÿ‘‰for pic) and these Creamy Pumpkin Apple Quesadillas should so be on your pre trick or treat menu tonight ๐ŸŽƒ

#happyhalloween #pumpkin #quesadillas #vodkasauce #apples #costume #comfortfood #recipe #healthy @usapples @cabotcheese @missionfoodsus @ericksonwoodworks


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If you want to know what adulting looks like on Halloween, itโ€™s eating a bowl of ๐ŸŽƒPumpkin Spice Vodka Sauce Linguine (ad) made with @dannon and watching spooky classics with your favorite people.....
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#realitycheck Iโ€™ll be doing the trick- or- treat thing with my favorite toddler that doesn't want to wear his costume โœˆ๏ธ(swipe left) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป on Halloween nightโ€ฆ sooooo you better believe Pumpkin Spice Vodka Sauce Linguine will be had as a pregame meal. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ #momlifeisthebestlife @_easyhomemeals


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Who needs a big ole bowl of veggies!? ๐Ÿ™‹After almost a full week of travel I'm like gimme all the veg I can get!
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So today I'm sharing my Harvest Vegetable Medley recipe that I brought to an 'all things fall' dinner party a couple weeks ago. We were all like ๐Ÿ™Œ fall veg are the best!! -
I've teamed up with (ad) @gortonsseafood to pair these roasted vegetables with their Skillet Crisp Tilapia-- a convenient and tasty way to boost your fish intake ๐ŸŸ#TrustGortons

Winter Park, Florida
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Thereโ€™s a chill in the airโ€ฆwell, more like a cool breeze here in Floridaโ€ฆbut โ€˜tis the season for everything comforting and warm.

Itโ€™s that curl up on the sofa, big pants and comfy sweater weatherโ€ฆ well a Florida girl can dream, right? And this creamy dreamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup has all the Fall feels. #ad @serveturkey #tryturkey


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Best part of waking up at 3:30am to make my 5:30a flight? Seeing this little face when I get off the plane after 6 days of work travel. I can't wait to get home to my hug my boys! ๐Ÿ˜


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Breakfast on repeat while traveling has been @starbucks breakfast sandwich + half calf flat white 1.5 pumps mocha (because ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿซ) BUT oooooh what I'd do for a stack of homemade chocolate milk zucchini waffles right now ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ


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When in New Orleans you eat beignets ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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It's been a jam packed 3 days at the @pmarketingassoc #FreshSummit in New Orleans with back to back cooking demos at the @village_farms booth! Love this company and of course ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’= ๐Ÿ’–!!
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AND tomorrow I fly out for #FNCE!! Can't wait to be with my RDN people in Chicago. #lovemyjob #missmyboys #nola #chitown #nutrition

French Quarter - CBD, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip made with 3 ingredients for your sweet caramel apple loving self. ๐Ÿ™‹๐ŸŽ๐ŸThis dip is a fall snacking necessity.
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This dip yโ€™all. I tell ya, Iโ€™ve been eating apples like craayyy partly because itโ€™s apple seasonโ€ฆ

BUT MOSTLY because Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip.


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Guys meet my new fav waffle. ๐Ÿ ๐ŸซSweet Potato Chocolate Chip Waffles made with real sweet potatoes and they are gluten free too! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป


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First off, this DIY Cucumber Mint Scrub is soooo bomb ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘Œand it's just what you need for that natural glow. With only 4 ingredients it's so simple to make! I've teamed up with @village_farms to bring you this "recipe" and will be making it this week at PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans!! (Will you be there!?) --
Cucumbers have long been used in beauty products for good reason. Not only do they have a refreshing scent, cucumbers' high water content makes them hydrating and moisturizing for the skin. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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#naturalbeauty #betterbeauty #cucumbers #diy #videosofinstagram #coconutoil @thefeedfeed.recipevideos


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Do you want more protein, less carbs and loads of veggies in your diet? Look no further than meal prepping this Vegetarian Roasted Eggplant Lasagna! It's a dinner time favorite and totally crave worthy.
Hope you enjoy this Vegetarian Roasted Eggplant Lasagna as much as we do! #lasagna #mealprep #vegetarian #whatvegetarianseat #eggplant #glutenfreelife


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Who's dreaming about breakfast already!? ๐Ÿฅž๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ™‹
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Trust me, you need to make these pumpkin pancakes happen in the AM.


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Iโ€™m loving all the fall flavors in these Vegetarian Harvest Grain Bowls. ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ—
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Quinoa, arugula, (#ad) @village_farms Cabernet Estate Reserveยฎ๏ธ tomatoes, apples, roasted sweet potatoes, dried tart cherries and pumpkin seeds tossed together with an apple cider vinaigrette.
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Eating a hearty vegetarian meal like this grain bowl feels so nourishing, especially this time of year when food tends to be heavier comfort food.
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Thereโ€™s something about enjoying the fall flavors in a healthy way, thatโ€™s super comforting to me.


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Parker and I are leaving on a jet plane โœˆ๏ธto see family in South Carolina this weekend, and you better believe I packed these ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸชCarrot Cake Breakfast Cookies for the trip! Airport food can be the worst, so Iโ€™m planning ahead by packing some cookies for the plane.
Preparedness, ya'll.
Thanks what we're calling my baking habit these days ๐Ÿ˜‰


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It's pretty dreary here today but I'll take it because it makes the high only 84 degrees! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ™Œ And with the breeze makes fall weather feel like it's closer. We're spending extra time outside in the afternoons soaking up the Florida fall weather โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‚and sipping on this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie on repeat. ๐ŸŽƒ#pumpkinspice #allthingsfall #smoothiesfordays #pumpkin #snickerdoodle


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This pregnancy I'm all about Autumn Squash Soup. ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽƒI can literally eat it every single day. And I do now that it's back at @panerabread. I

BUT I so need to go grocery shopping to make a batch of my Autumn Glow Soup that's even more nutritious and because it's homemade, vegan, and made with cauliflower. It's so good friends. ๐Ÿ‚


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You guys. These savory (ad) tomato ๐Ÿ…toast combos are bomb. If you're looking for ways to add more veggies to your breakfast, head on over to the blog today for some yummy ideas! @village_farms #avocadotoast #toasttuesday #tomatoesfordays #eatyourveggies


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You guys fall is almost here!! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸAnd even though it's still 90+ degrees outside ๐ŸŒžI'm getting ready by decorating my house with mums, burning pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒspice candles and making my all time fav Autumn Glow Soup!! It combines my favorite flavors of the season, so easy to make and crazy healthy!! You've gotta go make a batch. #veganfood #veganrecipes #autumn #squashsoup #firstdayoffall

Winter Park, Florida
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Who's ready for dessert... or breakfast!? These PBJ Crumble Bars are more wholesome with (ad) watermelon chia jam, peanut butter and whole grain oats.
Jam made at home is the BEST. You control how much sugar and no crazy ingredients. This recipe is made from watermelon rind (yep-- it's edible and tasty), 2 tablespoons maple syrup and lots of chia seeds to keep the jam together. So simple and nutritious. @watermelonboard


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First soccer practice is in the books. โšฝ๏ธIt was all fun and games until the little guy got hangry ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ


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Who needs a tasty snack right now! Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter.... that's actually good for you and made with no added sugar. If you've ever wondered if you can make peanut butter at home, get excited because the answer is YES!! And chocolate is involved. #recipe #healthy #food #loveandzest #buzzfeedfood #fitfood #bhgfood #yum #vegan


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Soooo now we have to come up with a boy name. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธWe're having another baby BOY and I'm officially outnumbered! Super excited for Parker to have a little brother arriving in February! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ#partyoffour ๐Ÿ“ธ@fostersphotography1001


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(ad) @_easyhomemeals Anyone up for a slice of comfort food? Well, comfort food you can feel TOTALLY good about eating because I've reinvented my mama's Potato Chip Chicken Casserole using better-for-you wholesome ingredients that fit our healthier lifestyle! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปWho doesn't like a cheesy potato chip crust on their chicken and broccoli!? Yummmmmm! #healthyrecipes #winnerwinnerchickendinner #broccoliandcheese #fitfood #dinnertime


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My new refreshing pick me up thanks to @lifeofbrightframefilms. Iced green tea, one pump sugar, one scoop matcha, and a coconut milk floater ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ™Œ #greentealatte #coconutmilk #starbucks #hydration #coconutmilklatte


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