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Sweet Vodka Cream Pasta

Paleo Sweet Vodka Cream Pasta Sauce

By My Well Balanced Life

  So I totally stole this basic recipe from Rachael Ray about 11 years ago when we lived in Ohio. I made my own little tweaks to make it a huge hit in our house, and we ate it ALL THE TIME. John was only 2 years old at the time, and we lived in…

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Plate of Shredded Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo

The Best Shredded Beef That’s Whole 30 Approved

By My Well Balanced Life

  What can I say? It’s shredded beef. Beef is yummy. And did I mention it’s Whole30 approved AND paleo friendly? This shredded beef is delicious and the possibilities are endless. Serve it on top of a big salad, enjoy it with salsa and guacamole in some Taco Tuesday festivities, or add a little BBQ…

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Breakfast Egg Muffins

Easy Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe for Healthy Nutrition On The Go!

By My Well Balanced Life

I think breakfast egg muffins should be a staple item on every busy mom’s menu. Why? Because fixing a healthy breakfast on school mornings is like UGH. Am I right?  I have great intentions when I go to sleep. But by the next morning, all I can think about is coffee! And, on those cold…

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Gluten Free Brownie Skillet

Gluten Free Brownie Skillet (from scratch, under 30 minutes)

By My Well Balanced Life

  I’ve always made my brownies from scratch … I’ve never been a fan of brownie mixes. And I’m super particular about how I like my brownies, which I’m sure is not surprising to anyone. First thing, no nuts. EVER. And I like them super fudgey, so I always stick to the shorter baking times…

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Honey Toasted Pecans – Ready in Just 15 Minutes!

By My Well Balanced Life

  Pecans are a big deal in Texas. Growing up, we used to get at least one giant gift box of pecans from my dad’s accounting clients. I have distinct memories sitting by the fireplace (not with a fire because hello, it was Houston so easily 75 degrees outside) with a legit nutcracker chomping on…

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Paleo Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Paleo Garlic Mashed Potatoes

By My Well Balanced Life

  Is there anyone who doesn’t like mashed potatoes? Hello, comfort food. That being said, I do think people have a lot of opinions when it comes to this dish. Chunky, smooth, skins on, skins off, plain, garlic, etc. And if you do gravy, you’re on your own. I don’t do gravy on anything. I…

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Roasted turkey

Garlic & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

By My Well Balanced Life

  So when I was growing up, we always spent Thanksgiving at my paternal grandmother’s house. She lived on a big piece of property near Hemphill, TX, which in my young kid’s opinion was the middle of nowhere. But I loved it there. She had a catfish pond and a huge garden where she grew…

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Grain Free Thanksgiving Dressing

Grain Free Thanksgiving Dressing

By My Well Balanced Life

  If we’re talking actual Thanksgiving dinner (not the dessert portion because pumpkin pie has my heart), my FAVORITE part is the dressing. I go for the southern kind — cornbread, sage, lots of celery and onion. My Grandma Lupe made the best! Not dry, kinda sticky, tons of sage, lots of cornbread. If it…

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pumpkin bundt cake with maple glaze icing

Paleo Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze Icing

By My Well Balanced Life

  YOU GUYS. This cake tho. I’ve already told you I love pumpkin everything. And this cake makes me oh so happy. But put the maple glaze on top and I’m a complete goner. This is my Paleo Pumpkin Loaf made fancy with a maple glaze. Who knew that cashews and a few other ingredients…

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Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Sweet Potatoes

By My Well Balanced Life

Updated: November 13, 2020 This Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Sweet Potatoes recipe is the easiest thing to make. EVER. We eat a variation of it every week, using whatever vegetables we have on hand… sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, beets, broccoli, whatever! It’s all super easy, delicious, and healthy too! And……

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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.

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