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Set Time Limits on Technology with Screen

If your family is like mine, monitoring your kids’ screen time and media exposure throughout the week is a constant worry. With schools now utilizing technology like iPads more often, our kids are spending multiple hours looking at a screen every day. Learning time aside, they are sitting in front of television and playing video games in […]

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Summer Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad

I love making salads in the summer while the produce is in peak season and the flavors are amazing. The next time you’re at a farmers market, grab some fresh cherry tomatoes, yellow corn, cilantro, jalapenos, and lettuce greens and make up some Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad! For this recipe I borrowed a dressing that I found […]

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fruit pie

A Healthy Twist on Fruit Pie

Summer has arrived, and so has the fruit! For our family, this means making fresh fruit pies. They are so delicious! The only problem is that as much as we love our pie, it seems that we are always trying cut back on the sweets in favor of healthier dessert options. I was convinced there had […]

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Veggie Sloppy Joes for PDX Moms Blog

Veggie Loaded Sloppy Joes {Recipe}

Veggies are this recipe’s best kept secret. Shhh… don’t tell the kids! Trying to get your kids to eat a few servings of vegetables every day can be challenging, especially if you’ve got picky eaters in the house. This healthy take on a childhood classic is a great way to sneak them in without the kids […]

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zucchini noodles

Lemon Zucchini Noodles {Recipe}

The other week I was invited to lunch for a small gathering at a friend’s house. I was pressed for time and needed to bring something healthy to share. I grabbed the zucchini from my fridge, and had this delicious salad of zucchini noodles ready to go in less than 20 minutes. Since then I’ve created […]

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