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

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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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16 Things We Love from This Year

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I can't believe it's almost December! Thanksgiving was a great break from the hustle and bustle of the world, and now that we're gearing up for school and work tomorrow, it's time to get serious about holiday shopping. There are at least 72 holiday gift guides telling you all about the fantastic gifts you should buy. My favorites include the ones t...
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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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