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How to Nourish Your Skin in the Winter

By My Well Balanced Life

It might surprise you, but I love winter. After spending the first 40 years of my life in mostly hot and humid weather, I finally moved to a place where I could actually wear all the cute coats I have accumulated over the years. No seriously, I have an absurd amount of coats … I’m…

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Fruit & Feta Kabobs

Fruit & Feta Kabobs with Balsamic Glaze

By My Well Balanced Life
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Making the Switch to Safer Deodorant

By My Well Balanced Life

You know what’s funny? Switching to safer deodorant was the very first safer product swap I ever made. I think I read something about the dangers of antiperspirants and aluminum, so I started using a natural deodorant. Now did it do the job? Not really. But I kinda gave up on finding a natural deodorant…

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Grain Free Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Grain Free Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

By My Well Balanced Life

  I’m not gonna lie, I like all the pretty baked goods in the glass cases at Starbucks. And aside from those little mini vanilla scones (OMG I love those!), the loaf cakes are my favorites. I’ve already created a paleo version of the pumpkin loaf, and this is my take on the Double Chocolate…

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Gluten Free Overnight Oats

Gluten Free Overnight Oats – Fast Heat and Serve Breakfast

By My Well Balanced Life

  I know it’s weird, but I love oatmeal. Not the instant kind in the little brown packets, but the real deal thick stuff with lots of toppings. And I love ordering it at an upscale breakfast place because it comes out with all the little containers of nuts, fruit, brown sugar, maple syrup, and…

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Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

By My Well Balanced Life

  Y’all, it’s chocolate and peanut butter. What else is there to say? One of the awesome things about this recipe is you most likely have all these ingredients in your kitchen right now. Staple ingredients thrown together that result in total yumminess. This is also one of those recipes that people devour and just…

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Grain Free Chocolate Birthday Cupcakes

By My Well Balanced Life

So these don’t have to be birthday cupcakes … but they’re definitely delicious and pretty enough for a celebration! You know, sometimes you just really need a cupcake. And not one of those healthy tasting cupcakes — the REAL DEAL. So that’s what I set out to do … make a cupcake that has the…

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Gluten Free Mini Corndog Muffins

Gluten Free Mini Corndog Muffins

By My Well Balanced Life

  So before you do anything, I want you to head over to Amazon and buy the following cookbook: Fast and Simple Gluten-Free by Gretchen Brown, R.D. Because she’s one of my bestest friends ever (we met in 6th grade), and the basis for this recipe is from her book! Check out the Butter Rolls…

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Why All Bloggers Should Have A Side Gig

By My Well Balanced Life

You guys, this is what I thought blogging would be like. Me with a laptop, looking put together and working from anywhere. Cranking out content, steadily getting lots of subscribers, taking pretty pictures for my social media accounts. In my mind, this gig sounded cool and glamorous and sorta easy. I mean, I love to…

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Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles: So Good You Won’t Believe They’re Gluten Free

By My Well Balanced Life

  I’ve been thinking long and hard about this, because it’s really important. I’m pretty sure snickerdoodles are my most favorite cookie of all time. I’ve always been a sucker for anything with cinnamon sugar. On the rare occasion I find myself in a donut shop, I always go for the cinnamon twist. And I…

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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.