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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 sliced on parchment paper

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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tray of grain free chocolate birthday cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles

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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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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Paleo Beef Stew

The Best Paleo Beef Stew

By My Well Balanced Life

  First things first. This is not my recipe … it’s flat out Mel Joulwan’s recipe from her amazing blog known as Well Fed. Head there right now and marvel in all the goodness. I’ve made a lot of beef stews over the years, and this is hands down the best. I switched up the…

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By My Well Balanced Life

  You guys, this is the first time I’ve ever attempted to create a cookie recipe. Don’t get me wrong — I love cookies. I just don’t make them all that much. Because I’m kinda lazy. Cookies take so much more time and precision! I mean, you have to refrigerate the dough, make sure the…

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Gluten Free Berry Tart with Shortbread Crust

Berry Tart with Gluten Free Shortbread Crust

By My Well Balanced Life

Updated: December 3, 2020 Sometimes it takes me 3 or 4 (or 17) times to get a recipe right. And then occasionally, you have those magical moments where you throw some ingredients together and it comes out OHMYGOODNESS SO YUMMY AND PERFECT on the very first try. And you guys, the shortbread crust for this…

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Bowl of Simple Paleo Egg Salad

Sweet and Savory Paleo Egg Salad

By My Well Balanced Life

  Raise your hand if you grew up eating egg salad sandwiches the week after Easter. And not just regular egg salad, the kind with rainbow colors because the dye seeped through the shells and colored up the whites. Back then I thought it was so cool. Pink egg salad?!? Sign me up. But now…

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Basic cauliflower rice

10-Minute Basic Cauliflower Rice

By My Well Balanced Life

  I distinctly remember the first time my husband made cauliflower rice. We were living in Alabama, and he had agreed to do a Whole30 with his sister. Outwardly, I was super supportive! Internally I was rolling my eyes and thinking, “This is going to be totally gross. Gag.” Clearly I still have the mind…

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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!

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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!

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