Thanksgiving Roundup 2015!

In case you need some last minute inspiration, we got you covered! Below you will find some new and old Thanksgiving favorites of ours. Enjoy!  Tips and Tricks: Thanksgiving Prep and Meal Planner Recipes: Grain-Free Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Paleo Thanksgiving Sausage & “Cornbread” Stuffing Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix Thanksgiving Breakfast: Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal […]

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Grain-Free, Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish!

Well, here we are again. Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving is a few weeks away. I am gearing up to make my first Thanksgiving dinner, as I have somehow eluded this act all of my adult life. I have done side dishes and assisted, but not the whole dinner. Thus, as I found […]

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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing By Marie Kondo From Goodreads: Non-fiction, Self-help, How to, Psychology Theme: All about Organizing and Getting your stuff together Why I Read it: I have a secret. I really, really, really like to organize and I have since I was […]

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Getting Back on Track

  It is hard to believe that 2015 is half over already. I mean, where does the time go? A few weeks ago Crystal wrote a touching blog about what her life has been all about for the last several months, which got me thinking about my own life. What have I been up to? […]

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Thanksgiving Roundup!

  As we close in on the last few days before Thanksgiving, many people are finalizing their recipes, activities, and guest lists for Turkey Day. Take a moment to check out some of our blogs for inspiration, ideas, and so much more! Recipes: Paleo Thanksgiving Sausage & “Cornbread” Stuffing Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix Thanksgiving Breakfast: […]

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Skip the Halloween Candy? Tips and Tricks to Minimize the Candy Crazies!

I have fond memories of trick n’ treating on Halloween. Walking door-to-door, in costume, and gathering candy. I also enjoyed checking out my candy stash at the end of the night and then the inevitable candy binge that my parents didn’t always realize was happening… I was a sneaky kid 😉 As a nutritionist, this […]

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One-Pan Herbal Chicken Skillet. Fast, Easy, and Family Friendly!

I know that October has been a month full of busy days for me. I am sure I am not alone. Sometimes making dinner is a last minute event and even with planning, having a dinner that can be made quickly is essential. I found Herbal Chicken Skillet recipe from Good Housekeeping which was easy and […]

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Review of Meal Planning Apps

Recently, the Beanster’s Bytes crew got a request for meal planning applications that we love, use, or tried out. Until I started researching and trying out meal planning apps I didn’t realize my current process was a bit spread out. I write out the meals for the week in my productivity app, then make a […]

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Food of the Month: Butternut Squash

It is hard to believe fall is upon us with changing leaves and pumpkin everything! While I am going to save pumpkin for another food of the month blog, I am going to talk about it’s cousin the butternut squash! Both squashes are in the gourd family, which also includes cucumbers and melons. Butternut originated […]

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Organizing Tips for Moving! Great for Fall Cleaning too!

Recently, my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to Northern California. Aside form the actual move there is often lots of sorting, decision making, and questions about your family’s stuff. Why do I have this? Where did this come from? Will I need this? It can be downright overwhelming and maddening, especially if you […]

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