Have You Nominated Your School?

This is a sponsored conversation brought to you by Tyson®. All opinions are my own. Last week I was sharing with you one of my favorite programs that helps support schools. Through the Tyson Project A+™ program you can head to Walmart and shop for participating Tyson® products. (The Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast… 

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Supporting Our Schools with Box Tops

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. My mom was a teacher, so supporting schools has always been a big deal to our family. Years ago, before I had school-aged children of my own, I can remember my mom diligently collecting Box… 

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Chicken & Feta Wraps & Project A+™

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson. All opinions are my own. Today I had an amazing day with my Skye and my Mom. It is rare to get some “girl time” and with the craziness of school starting back for the boys, I was so grateful to get the… 

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Bacon Fried Quinoa

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. These days finding time to have meals as a family seems more difficult than ever. We are all so busy! Most kids I know are so loaded with extracurricular activities that eating in shifts has… 

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Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

When it comes to food, I would have to say that this is one of my favorite times of year. There is so much fresh produce…zucchini, tomatoes, basil…. It makes this gluten free foodie happy. Today I’ve got a great recipe for you that I’m kind of surprised I haven’t done before – Quinoa Stuffed… 

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Cheesy Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

Who doesn’t love a warm cheesy appetizer or snack? I know that I do! Through in something that won’t leave me feeling sluggish and I’m in heaven. Today’s Cheesy Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Avocados only feel indulgent.  Packed with nutrients they fuel you up without weighting you down. And of course, they are gluten… 

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Our American Kitchen

Close your eyes and think about home. If you are like me, the first thought that pops into your mind is the kitchen filled with family.  That isn’t really surprising – for most of us, the kitchen is the center of the home. As I type I can hear the boys banging away as they… 

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King Ranch Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Do you ever have those periods in your life where it feels like no matter how hard you work you can never get caught up? That is how I’m feeling these days. I have a ton of recipes setting in my WordPress dashboard to share, and yet I never seem to get around to posting…. 

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Healthy Snacking: #FoolYourselfFull

Am I the only one who eats great and then blows it all with bad snacking habits? I feel so good with my veggie and egg breakfast followed by my veggie packed salad for lunch. And then we hit mid-afternoon. And I NEED to eat. If not because I’m hungry, then because I’ve been up… 

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This Wednesday…Walk Out with Me!

As a busy mom, I know I’m not alone in finding the time to work out. Intellectually, I know I SHOULD do it.  It’s good for me, makes me feel less stressed and more patient. Emotionally, I always feel guilty for taking the time for myself.  I have a bad habit of rushing myself through… 

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Grilled Veggie & Quinoa Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

I don’t know about you, but I always start to feel motivated around this time of year. The weather is near perfect, produce is starting to come in and the garden is getting green. For me, it renews all of the motivation from January that I’ve lost. I am really excited that next Monday, on… 

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Get Your Green On!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tropicana Farmstand for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love a good green drink, and I especially love how great I feel when I drink them. Even so, I’ve have talked before about how I struggle to make them with any consistency. I… 

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Strawberry Quinoa Crisps (& A Big Thank You)

I know I don’t post desserts often, but in honor of Spring, I just had to. Don’t you just love it when the berries start coming in? Being in Florida it is already happening. It’s still early and they are a little expensive, but organic and locally grown strawberries have started to make an appearance… 

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This Wednesday….I’m Walking Out!

Today, I’m really excited to share one with your that can work wonders at helping you get fit: The Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker (HJ-327T) .  This petite but powerful tracker brought to you my Omron Healthcare, Inc.  allows you to transfer data wirelessly to your smart phone with the free Omron Fitness App.  The… 

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Overnight Hot Cinnamon Quinoa

I know I’m not the only mom out there who stressed what her kids eat. Truthfully, because we didn’t get off to a good start when the boys were little, it is still a daily struggle. They do ok on fruit, but aren’t crazy about veggies. Truthfully, they would be happy shopping the (organic) frozen… 

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Italian Baked Quinoa with Fresh Tomato Topping

Have you ever done something that left you feeling in SO FAR over your head? With a lot of encouragement from my husband, I signed up Marie Forleo’s B-School. It’s an 8-week totally intense online business training course, designed to help you create a business that you love.  (And one that actually contributes to the… 

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March Specials

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Tomato Quinoa Penne

This is the third recipe in the quinoa cream series and I know what some of you are going to say about it. Wait!  A recipe that I have to make TWO other recipes first???!! On the surface, I agree.  But what I’m really trying to show you is that you can make one big… 

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Creamy Garlic Tomato Quinoa Soup

In my last post, I shared my latest quinoa creation:  Quinoa Cream.  Today, I’m sharing with you one of the things I’ve done with it. It is hard to believe that this thick and creamy Garlic Tomato Quinoa Soup doesn’t have cream or any kind of flour in it!  Easily made vegan by using unsweetened… 

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Quinoa “Cream”

A few weeks ago, Skye was in a Miss-Independent mood and I found myself in a rare moment of catching up on magazines. I was flipping through Cooking Light (one of my favorites) and I saw an article on using rice in place of heavy cream in recipes. It got me thinking – could quinoa… 

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Tex-Mex Quinoa Lasagna

Lately, I’ve been really trying to get focused on what is important with my work, so that I can spend more time with the kids.  When you work at home, it is easy to feel like you are at work 24/7 and that you should always be doing something. Like Brian Tracy says “Quality of… 

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Quinoa with Sausage, Pears and Candied Walnuts

It has been so cold this week, that I can’t help but be obsessed with the fact that it is almost March. March = Warmer Weather = Happy Wendy! I know it isn’t officially Spring until late in the month.  But the time changes soon (YAY, longer days), things will start to bloom and these… 

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