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7 Amazing Gluten-free Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

By My Well Balanced Life

July 14 is a day for pasta lovers to get excited about. It’s National Macaroni and Cheese Day. And we’ve found 7 of the most amazing gluten-free macaroni and cheese recipes that everyone will enjoy… even those who are gluten intolerant or have to eat dairy-free!         There was a time when…

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12 Mouthwatering Watermelon Recipes

By My Well Balanced Life

July is National Watermelon month! And nothing is better on hot summer days than a big, juicy slice of watermelon. Chilled watermelon slices are always a favorite part of our 4th of July celebrations. And there are many more ways to enjoy watermelon — sliced, diced, juiced, even grilled. It’s such a versatile fruit. It…

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Fruit and Vegetable Recipes for National Fruit and Veggies Month

16 Surprisingly Delicious Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

By My Well Balanced Life

With all the bounty available this time of year, this is an excellent time to try out some new fruit and vegetable recipes. You’ll find time-tested favorites as well as some creative new dishes below.   Easy Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler This dessert is so delicious just reading the ingredients will make your mouth water! Add…

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Banana Bread Recipe - Gluten Free

The Moistest Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

By My Well Balanced Life

Banana bread… Is there anything more comforting and yummy? Not in my house. I always buy too many bananas. I don’t know why, because I know for a fact my kids aren’t going to eat them. They’re those kind of kiddos who have a fit about food texture, especially with fruits. And no matter how…

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Grain Free Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Paleo Double Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

By My Well Balanced Life

 

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Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars

By My Well Balanced Life

Yay or nay on lemon desserts? I absolutely love all things lemon. My grandmother made the most divine lemon pies when I was growing up, so one bite takes me back to those sweet days of my childhood. I remember sitting at her formica counter late at night, eating a piece straight out of the…

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10 Things To Know Before Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant

By My Well Balanced Life

10 things you’ll want to know before becoming a Beautycounter consultant These are just a few things that people always want to know about the Beautycounter opportunity before making the decision to join. Read over them and shoot me a note if you have any questions. I’m happy to chat with you further to determine…

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crispy cast iron chicken thighs with garlic, rosemary, and lemon slices

Crispy Garlic Rosemary Cast Iron Chicken Thighs Made Right

By My Well Balanced Life

Maybe you think like I used to… that you can’t enjoy chicken thighs and maintain a healthy, lean body. Can we just take a minute and mourn all the chicken skin I avoided for at least 15 years of my adult life? Sigh.  All those years of boneless, skinless chicken breasts because heaven forbid I…

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Grain Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Grain Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies

By My Well Balanced Life

Ok, I’m going to be really honest. This sugar cookie recipe is definitely more labor intensive than my usual one bowl, 30-minute, quick kind of thing. Refrigerating dough, rolling out dough, icing cookies… there’s just no getting around it. But they are a fun project for kiddos AND I think they’re pretty tasty, if I…

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Bowl of Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

By My Well Balanced Life

  Who doesn’t dream of a nice, hot cup of creamy, homemade tomato soup on a cold winter day? This creamy tomato basil soup recipe, made from scratch in less than 30 minutes, just hits the spot. I love soup… any time of the year! Especially on cold winter days, but even in hot weather! …

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Hey Girl, Hey!

I’m Amanda! I’m a Pilates & Barre Master Trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Managing Director with Beautycounter, recently retired military wife, and mother of two very energetic boys.

I’ve given up the unrealistic notion of being awesome at everything and embraced the idea of just keeping the important stuff well balanced.

My life is not nearly as cool as my Pinterest boards, you guys. But I do try to live a healthy life and make better choices for my family. If you have any interest in doing the same, please stick around! Read More…

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This FREE guide makes it easy to incorporate small changes into your daily routine that will reduce your exposure to the most common toxins we're exposed to each day!

Grab this guide and you'll also receive weekly tips about how to upgrade your beauty routine, recipes and fitness routine! No spam - just good ole fashioned awesomeness.

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Toxic Exposure

This FREE guide makes it easy to incorporate small changes into your daily routine that will reduce your exposure to the most common toxins we're exposed to each day!

Grab this guide and you’ll also receive weekly tips about how to upgrade your beauty routine, recipes and fitness routine! No spam – just good ole fashioned awesomeness.