Carrot Raisin Bran Muffins


 

2017! Bring on the new year with health and happiness. I had a baby last year. So 2017 is is the year for me to get the baby weight off. I want to also get my health in check and that means making a lot better choices when eating and trying to get more veggies and fiber in my diet.


When 4pm hits, my cravings can sing a different tune than the celery sticks and rice cakes I should be reaching for. That is when I hit a slump for the day. I have been up since 6am chasing a little munchkin and working every chance I can squeeze in. A piece of chocolate and a Coca-cola have been my go-to to get me through that slump and they taste so good.

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Watermelon Kiwitini – Girl’s Night In – #Mixedwithtrop

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This post is sponsored by my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana. All opinions expressed are my own. #MixedWithTrop

Cocktails with the girls. These nights are my favorite, and unfortunately, as we get older, they are becoming fewer and farther between. With our families growing, coordinating our schedules and finding time to get away has gotten a lot harder.


But we try. We know how important it is to our friendships and keeping them strong through all of life changes.

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How to Make and Store Homemade Baby Food

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I have started solids for my little one, and have decided to try to make her my own baby food whenever I get a chance. I don’t have time to make it every day, so I make a bunch and freeze it to use throughout the week.


Making baby food is actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. I just put the combination of fruits and veggies that I want and throw it in my blender (add a little water for desired texture,) pour into ice cube trays, freeze. Then store my frozen baby food into my Hefty® freezer bags and label then with the date and which flavor they are and my babe has food for the rest of the week.

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Creamy Skillet Lasagna Pasta

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I love lasagna, but I don’t have a lot of time to make it. I love pasta, and I love lasagna, so I thought, why not try to combine them? I just made this recipe up because I knew that I wanted to use the Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional sauce because it is so hearty, it literally hugs every noodle. I knew I wanted something cheesy, but I also knew that I wanted a pasta that was a little creamy.

I thought, why not use all the ingredients I use in a lasagna and just make a pasta? Easy to eat, easy to make and super quick. I had this recipe made in about 40 min.


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