Quinoa Granola Bars & NatureBox Review (Gluten Free, Vegan, Low Sodium Option)

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I was so excited when I had the opportunity to try out NatureBox! If you’ve never heard of them, they deliver carefully sourced nutritionist-approved foods right to your door.  Their snack contain wholesome ingredients – no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.  You actually get to go in and select which snacks you want to receive… 

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Cocoa Banana Quinoa Smoothie

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CocoaVia® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love chocolate. Who doesn’t?   Chocolate is amazing, but it’s the cocoa flavanols that are so good for you! Let’s look at some of the amazing benefits of Cocoa Flavanols. They are heart protective.  Studies… 

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Quinoa Raisin Cookies

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With a busy toddler in the house, I’m finding that this years back to school is requiring a lot more planning and preparation on my part. In addition to the boys school work, I’m really trying to focus on their diets. I was pretty easy on myself this summer, and relied on more packaged goods… 

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Almond Butter Banana Quinoa Smoothie

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I’ve mentioned before that when we take road trips we almost never eat out. Yes, we will have an occasional meal in a carefully scouted out location. But for the most part, road trips just aren’t the time to take the chance of getting glutened. More than once I’ve found myself sick and miserable in… 

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Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa & Rice

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I was talking in this post about how much the boys and I have been enjoying cooking together and about my renewed commitment to cook with them as often as I can. In fact, I’ve decided that this fall cooking is going to be part of our homeschooling curriculum. Did you know that according to… 

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“Meaty” Quinoa Tacos #BeyondMeat

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Although I am not strictly vegetarian or vegan any longer, I still like to eat that way as much as I can.  So when I was given the opportunity to create a recipe with a meat alternative that I’ve been hearing great things about (BeyondMeat), I thought it was a great opportunity.   I also… 

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Broccoli, Spinach, Parmesan Quinoa Skillet (GF, Vegetarian Option)

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I was out running errands yesterday, and everywhere I went was abuzz with “Back to School” specials.  Mom’s were in Target with lists, carefully checking items off. The woman I check out behind had over $325 of school supplies, all from a list given to her by the school….for her KINDERGARTENER AND FIRST GRADER!!! When… 

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Blue Cheese Quinoa Patties & Gluten Free on the Go

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If you’ve been around here long, you know that I went gluten free two years ago as nothing more than an experiment. I certainly never expected that an autoimmune disease would make being gluten free for life a necessity. Since my diagnosis, I’ve had to take things much more seriously. The truth is that I… 

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Fig Coconut Quinoa Granola

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It’s that time of year when many of us hit the open road, and nothing says family fun like being trapped in a car with kids jacked up on doughnuts or an MSG packed fast food meal. If travel plans are in your future, I’ve got a great breakfast solution for you today, brought to… 

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Arugula Quinoa Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing & #DixieQuicktakes

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You know those totally organized women who somehow manage to keep their kitchen spotless and everything in its place? Yeah, that is so not me. Especially now that I’ve got a toddler, chaos is the rule. Some days I would guess that at least half of the time I spend in the kitchen is searching… 

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Cranberry Almond Quinoa Granola Bars

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As much road tripping as our family does, I am always on the look out for healthy on the go snacks. More than once I’ve tried making things with chocolate, reasoning that as cool as we keep it inside the car it would be just fine.  If you are planning a road trip this summer,… 

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Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato Aioli

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ah, Grilling Season…one of my favorite times a year.  Not only do you get to enjoy great weather and amazing fresh food, but let’s face it ladies, it’s the one time… 

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Sunrise Cooler & ALO Summer Giveaway

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALO Drink for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve often said that I’m all about the liquids.  From coffee, to tea to kombucha, I love it all. As part of my effort to heal my gut, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. … 

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If I Could Go Back….& Roasted Broccoli with Quinoa Angel Hair

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With my recent diagnosis of hypothyroidism, I’ve been feeling a bit reflective lately about all things health related. If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I went gluten free in 2012 after reading Wheat Belly. At the time, it was just an experiment to see if it helped any of the symptoms… 

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Quinoa Salad with Spicy Pumpkin Vinaigrette

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LIBBY’S Pumpkin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently, I’ve been teaming up with Libby’s to get the word out that pumpkin isn’t just for fall anymore.  If you’ve tried these quinoa patties and these pumpkin breakfast cookies that you know what I’m… 

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Quinoa Fried Rice

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Hello everyone! I am Sarah, writing to you from waaaaaay up in Canada, where I keep a family food blog (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean. I’m a busy lawyer, wife to an even busier lawyer (aka “Kiwi”) and a mom of two young kiddos (aka “Bean” and “Beansprout”), so the Kiwi & Bean kitchen is… 

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Chipotle Cheddar Quinoa Broiled Avocados

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In my last post I mentioned that I’ve been dealing with some health issues. I’ve been a little slow to talk about it here (though I did share on Mama Balance )that I’ve been diagnosed hypothyroidism.  I haven’t gone back to have the test yet, but most likely I have Hashimoto’s, which basically means that… 

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