Dana’s Mango Smoothie

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It is a chilly 19 degree day here and the whole family is ready for spring! I pulled out my blender to make this tropical mango smoothie to help us beat the winter blues. It may not be a 80 degree day but it helped lift our spirits. Dana's Mango Smoothie Yield - 2 large servings or 4 snack size servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Ingredients 1.5 cups frozen … [Read more...]

Gluten Free, No Bake Energy Bites

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NOTE: This is an older post...I'm not currently on maternity leave ;) So. I'm on maternity leave. But I have a problem. I really can't sit still. We've been so blessed with oodles of help and gobs of food. Which has allowed me extra time to "sit still." But, I just don't sit still well. Despite my best efforts. At least 12 times a day, I have to sit still. I'm nursing … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating on a Busy Mom Schedule


{image credit} Last week, my life became exponentially more busy. The time I have spent recently on resting, reading (and even sleeping) is now filled with spending precious time with my newest little one, my bigger boys and the other demands of keeping up with everyone. Even as I’m finding myself in “survival mode,” it’s still very important to me to continue eating healthy, … [Read more...]

Magda’s Banana Oatmeal Squares

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My son started back to school in August and that meant making these yummy Banana Oatmeal Squares. Luckily, I had a bunch of very overripe bananas on hand so it was a great way to use those (I also freeze overripe bananas to use in recipes). I did hit one snag and here is a general cooking hint (and one I usually follow): check to see if you have all the ingredients you need … [Read more...]