Eat More Plants! {Bonus Crock-Pot Vegetable Soup Recipe}

Plant-Based Eating
Hi, I'm Cassie from Plant-Based Adventure ! I'm so honored to be doing a guest post for Rebecca this month as she focuses on health and wellness. Let's dive in with how I got started plant-based eating, how I got my family on board, and what I learned in the first year.  How I got started with plant-based eating My plant-based adventure starte...
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Cooking with Essentials Oils: Are you for real?

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Using essential oils for aromatherapy is something even the most skeptical person can usually get behind. Applying them topically to your body is a stretch for some people. And when I start talking about ingesting Young Living Essential Oils is when I usually lose people entirely. So, let's start out at the beginning, what are essential oils?  ...
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4 Ways to Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast

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About this time last year  I went on a cereal strike. I was so tired of my children eating multiple bowls of cereal for breakfast and then coming back for a snack an hour later. I was also equally tired of buying enough cereal for them to do so! So I made a simple decision. No cereal for breakfast.   It took some adjusting, on both our pa...
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7 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

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As a mother it is very hard to shop smart and be frugal. I don't know about you, but I have always hated grocery shopping. Why? Because the cost of  groceries is crazy expensive. I can't imagine how families with more than three people can afford it. And the prices just keep going up. I hate how much money we spend on groceries. There are seve...
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Yes, It Fits My Macros

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I'm starting week 7 of my macro journey with Stay Fit Mom and I'm loving it. I've been attempting to eat macro-friendly meals for almost 5 months and wasn't seeing enough results. I got frustrated and stopped, just like I have with almost every other eating program I've tried. But then I decided to get serious, and get a coach. Tracy is amazing. Sh...
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3 School Lunches You Can Find in My Freezer

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​You all know I'm a fan of freezer meals, right? I rarely cook dinner at dinner time, I love my Instant Pot, and I love having meals available at all times.  While cooking dinner with crazy kids and a toddler in the witching hour is one my least favorite things to do, making school lunches absolutely tops the list of things I dislike. I mean, ...
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What’s for Dinner this Week: My Instant Pot Menu

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​While I don't technically shop, chop, and prepare meals each week, I do make a meal plan. I stick to it 95% of the time, often swapping Tuesday's meal for Thursday's meal when I decide to be picky. But I make a plan.  This week everyone is home on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. The afternoon and evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday are a little m...
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Rebecca's Guide to Freezer Cooking

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I'm certainly not a professional, but I've been doing this for a while and I wanted to take some time to share my top tips for cooking in advance and storing food in your freezer. Recently, I was asked to share my favorite Instant Pot freezer meals with Once a Month Meals, and a bit of my story. Here's what I shared: "I was adamantly opposed to the...
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