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Berry salad with feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette

Berry Salad With Feta Cheese And Balsamic Vinaigrette

By My Well Balanced Life

  Is there anything prettier than fresh fruit for a summer gathering? It’s just gorgeous! It makes me really happy. I love fruit. I could eat fruit all day, every day. But that’s not particularly great for my blood sugar, so I try to find ways to add in some protein and healthy fats to…

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Your Core Is More Than Your Abs

By My Well Balanced Life

Do you remember how Jay Leno used to walk up to people on the streets of NYC and ask random questions? And then the answers would be SO ridiculous and incorrect they made you cringe? Yay for showing the stupidity and ignorance of American people for entertainment. But just for fun, let’s play. “What parts…

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7 Common Ingredients To Avoid In Personal Care Products

By My Well Balanced Life

[Updated: September 23, 2020] Reading labels on food items is nothing new, but are you reading the labels on your personal care products as well? Because you should definitely be paying attention to the ingredients in your beauty, skincare, and hair care products.   What You May Not Know About The Personal Care Products You…

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Honey Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

By My Well Balanced Life

Updated on November 12, 2020 Well, apparently I’ve been making Paleo stuff before I even knew Paleo was a thing. And if you’re looking for a tasty, Paleo, gluten-free salad dressing, you’re gonna love this Honey Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe! I think this started out as a marinade recipe I stumbled upon in my first…

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Finding Beauty in Miscarriage – Colorful Eats Podcast

By My Well Balanced Life

Life is funny and kinda perfect sometimes, you know? I met Caroline Potter over Black Friday weekend when I finally got over myself and joined the Beautycounter mission after putting it off for months. Little did I know that my decision would lead to the sweetest of friendships! Caroline is a fellow military spouse, nutritional therapist,…

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Safer Beauty on Mother's Day

Celebrate Mom With Safer Beauty!

By My Well Balanced Life

HEY. Do you realize Mother’s Day is next Sunday??? Have you bought anything? Do you need some help? Lucky for you, I’m here. I have ideas. And by ideas, I mean I know what I want my family to buy for me. So someone please show them this blogpost… You know what I want for…

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Chicken Marsala

Paleo Chicken Marsala – An Easy Crowd-Pleasing Meal

By My Well Balanced Life

  We eat Chicken Marsala on Christmas day. EVERY YEAR. My Mexican mother serves this Italian recipe that we got from our German neighbors every year without fail. And then we eat it over white rice. So. Random. But it’s DELICIOUS. It only happens on Christmas because it’s time consuming and messy … lots of…

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Healthy Meals

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Meals More Nutrient Dense

By My Well Balanced Life

After six weeks of traveling, nursing a shoulder injury, and the recent chocolate fest known as Easter, all I want to do is eat cake. To be specific, I want to eat the chocolate cake from Zoe’s Kitchen. Sorry, guys. It’s true. Even nutritional therapists want to eat a bunch of crap when they’re stressed,…

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Gluten Free Migas – Super Fast!

By My Well Balanced Life

  So don’t throw away that bag of tortilla chips because there are just crumbles at the bottom — save it for this quick meal! This is a dish which is synonymous with my childhood. Surprising fact about me…my sweet mama is of Mexican heritage. I inherited her dark hair, dark eyes, and lack of…

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Detox Your Purse

6 Ways to Detox Your Purse and Improve Your Health

By My Well Balanced Life

Long gone are the days of carrying a cute little clutch or one of those wallet purses on a long strap that rests on your hip like a fashion accessory.  Oh no, my purse is BIG and it’s a cross between a junk drawer and a CVS pharmacy. Things I can always find in my purse?…

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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.