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Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Muffins

By My Well Balanced Life

If you don’t know me well, you’ll soon realize that I believe that “Paleo” and “Gluten-Free” do not equal “deprived.” I’m a big fan of desserts and love muffins because they’re a perfect, healthy, grab-and-go option for those of us who want to eat healthy in spite of our busy lives. AND… I like to…

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5 Ways To Incorporate Collagen Peptides Into Your Diet

By My Well Balanced Life

I don’t know about you guys, but when I read about ANOTHER thing that I should be doing/drinking/eating to improve my health/life/overall wellness … it really stresses me out. It is impossible to do ALL THE THINGS, am I right? If I really did everything I was advised to do, I would spend every minute…

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Easy Gluten Free Peach Cobbler

By My Well Balanced Life

Peach cobbler reminds me of childhood summers and unforgettable visits to The Black Eyed Pea with my mom. Does anyone else remember a restaurant called The Black Eyed Pea? I’m not sure if that was just a Texas thing or not, but I ate there a gazillion times growing up. Fresh yeast rolls on every…

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie Recipe That’s Yummy and Gluten Free

By My Well Balanced Life

If you’re looking for a super simple sugar cookie with amazing flavor, I’ve got you covered. Gluten-free, grain-free, and so tasty that no one will ever guess these aren’t made with traditional ingredients. Y’all, it’s National Sugar Cookie Day! Who am I to neglect a national holiday of this magnitude? I used to avoid making…

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Gluten Free Cookie Skillet

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

By My Well Balanced Life

Brighten up your Fourth of July celebrations with this patriotic gluten free skillet cookie! Pass out the spoons and dig in while you watch the fireworks.

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Gluten Free Chicken Nacho Casserole

Gluten Free Chicken Nacho Casserole

By My Well Balanced Life

Updated: December 10, 2020 Man oh man, this gluten free chicken nacho casserole is Tex-Mex comfort food at its easiest and finest. It’s a cross between nachos and chicken enchiladas. So it’s also known as the Lazy Person’s Enchiladas — because it’s just so simple to make but full of tortilla cheesy goodness!  My mom…

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Quick & Easy Paleo Chicken Soup

Quick & Easy Paleo Chicken Soup

By My Well Balanced Life

A simple paleo chicken soup recipe you can make in a jiffy with add ins to make the whole family happy! It’s kind of silly to write this up as a recipe, but people have requested it so here we go! I will say it’s particularly rich and delicious for such a simple soup. Consider…

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7 Ways To Make Your Coffee Healthier

By My Well Balanced Life

Love your cuppa jo’ but worried about it impacting your health? GOOD NEWS! With smarter choices, you can have your health and your java too! Get my 7 tips for healthier coffee now!

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Gluten Free Iced Lemon Loaf

Gluten Free Iced Lemon Loaf

By My Well Balanced Life

Updated on November 13, 2020 Lemon desserts, like this gluten-free iced lemon loaf, have always held a special place in my heart because my Grandma Wilma made the BEST lemon meringue pies in the whole wide world. That woman could cook and bake like no one else I’ve ever known.  She grew tons of fruits…

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Easy-Breezy Ways to Limit Your Toxic Load

By My Well Balanced Life

Can’t think straight? Exhausted all day long? These are signs you may have too high of a toxic load in your body. I’ll break down the bad and the ugly of toxins in your body—and give you the simple steps to start limiting your toxic load.

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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.