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Berry Patch Farm, Take II

It has been said that the average piece of produce travels roughly 1,500 miles before it hits your plate. Over time and miles, that amounts to a significant amount of nutrient loss. In just the past two years or so I’ve tried extra hard to locally source my food. If I’m really watching food miles, …

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Crostini Night

A few weeks ago I had my friends, Kate and Emily over for dinner. It’s always great to catch up with friends over good food and conversation, so I try to do these types of gatherings rather often. These two gals worked for me when they were students at Drake so it’s been really fun …

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Take Seven!

Today is Wednesday which means it’s time for the Wednesday Workout Challenge! Today’s challenge is a trio of my exercise videos. All are short and sweet but you will get your heart rate up and work the core, two very important components of any workout! Each video is short and altogether you’ll spend just over …

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I Love the Nightlife

If you know me well you might be confused as to the title of this post. Friends of mine know me as someone who likes to have fun but also someone who gets to bed at a reasonable time. I admit I never pulled an all-nighter in college nor am I one to close a …

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Let’s Talk About Success

My friend Leisha’s story was very popular with you, my readers! I think everyone was really excited to see her make changes and hopefully her story inspired a few of you to get started on the path to healthy living in the near future. The educator in me can’t help to point out why Leisha …

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The Breakfast Club

According to random sources, September is designated as “Better Breakfast Month.” I’m not sure who decided this or if it’s even legit but I thought I’d use it as a way to share some of my top breakfast ideas. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Growing up my before-school breakfasts consisted of orange …

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Can’t Beet This Pasta Sauce!

If you think there’s a typo in my headline think again! I love beets and wanted to do something different with the beets I purchased from the market so I made up a beet sauce for pasta. I rarely have pasta during the summer but was craving it lately. Because I’m eating a lot of …

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Success Story: Mom on the Run!

There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a friend make a lifestyle change. My friend since elementary school, Leisha, has made some awesome transformations in the last two years and I’m very proud of her. I also think her story can provide motivation for individuals thinking about taking that next step towards a healthier lifestyle. All …

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Windshield Wiper Crunches

My latest workout post is a favorite go-to crunch series I do at the end of my fitness classes when I find that I have a minute or two left before I need to cool my participants down. I don’t remember where I got this idea, it was probably a magazine, but I remember it …

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Millions of Peaches (Peaches for Me)

Any millennials get sentimental when you hear the song Peaches by the Presidents of the United States of America? That song brings me back to junior high in a flash and of course inspired the title for this peach-cobbler post! I’ve been getting peaches almost every weekend at the local farmers’ markets and while my …