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How to cut a watermelon with no mess!

Watermelon is a fun and healthy summer food that both kids and parents can enjoy together. Cut into small cubes it becomes a simple refreshing snack or dessert. But – Cutting watermelon is a hassle! Cutting a whole melon takes time, sticky juice puddles on the counter and the floor, and you need to have a place to pile the empty…

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Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

Bacon-Pea Gnocchi Skillet

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself. Brains love repetition. This is why it is easy to fall into a rut but takes a purposeful effort to get back out. Intentional or not, you probably have a regular rotation of meals. The exact…

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Faith is an essential part of making a fundamental life change, such as losing weight and keeping it off but you must back it up with specific action.

The necessity of faith in personal transformation

Lasting personal transformation requires changing your actions. However, if you do not believe change is possible or that you deserve more than the status quo, you will find yourself standing at square one again and again until you do. A foundation of faith Faith is an essential part of making a fundamental life change. Better understanding the role of faith…

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Berry-lime pavlova, a light dessert that features fresh fruit and takes very little time to prepare. You'll love this fast, easy & healthy dessert

Berry-Lime Pavlova

Berry-lime pavlova, a light dessert that puts fresh fruit in the spot light and takes very little time in the kitchen. Most years we choose to stay home for the 4th of July. We have a little BBQ and a front row seat to watch fireworks. Fireworks are still legal in our neighborhood so we enjoy a 360 degree display…

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Quinoa Salad with kale, a super-food salad dressed for a party. Topped with crunchy pecans and tangy blueberry dressing. You'll love this make-ahead lunch.

Make-Ahead Super Food Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Kale is a super-food salad dressed for a party. Topped with crunchy pecans and tangy blueberry dressing, you’ll love this simple make-ahead lunch. Stop eating food that makes you sad. Or bored. This is a rule I developed for myself early in my weight loss journey. The phrase has served as a reminder to find ways to make…

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