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The Secret to Healthy Hair

The #1 Secret to Healthy Hair

By My Well Balanced Life

Well, now that I have your attention…. I hate to break it to you, but there’s no secret to having healthy hair. It’s giving your body what it needs and getting rid of what it doesn’t need. And trust me, I get it. I know this is an important topic. Good hair days are literally everything.…

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Bowl of Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal with Coffee

Gluten Free Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

By My Well Balanced Life

  I know what you’re thinking. Oatmeal? Eh. Moving on. Well guess what? I’m here to make you fall in love with oatmeal. Please, y’all. Don’t scroll past this recipe because you’ve been burned by those oatmeal packets from our childhood. You know what I’m talking about — the brown packets that you add hot…

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Paleo Pumpkin Loaf on serving tray

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

By My Well Balanced Life

Updated January 9, 2021 Y’all, let’s talk Pumpkin Bread! Because, if I was a Spice Girl, my name would be Pumpkin Spice. I’ve been living the pumpkin spice life since WAY before it became a thing. When I lived in Nashville in the late 90s, I would stop by Fido Coffee Shop on my way…

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Paleo Pumpkin Soup

Paleo Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Roasted Pepitas

By My Well Balanced Life

  Frost on my windshield in the morning means two things: I need to clean out my heated garage so I can park my car in the warmth AND it’s time to bust out all things pumpkin spice. While pumpkin spice is usually associated with sweet coffee drinks and baked goods, I’m here to tell…

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Steak, Pepper & Potato Hash

Steak, Pepper, & Potato Hash

By My Well Balanced Life

  You know how people complain about how hard it is to eat healthy because the food is so blah? Or how people say they could never do a Whole30 or sugar detox because the food is so boring? Well, find a way to make and serve those people THIS meal. Because I’m telling you…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread and Muffins

Paleo Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

By My Well Balanced Life

  Life has just seemed so heavy lately, you know? So many reminders of how broken our world truly is, and I tend to have a hard time not letting all those emotions weigh me down in my everyday life. And inevitably, I crave comfort food. Eating your feelings is totally a thing. In my…

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Roasted Rosemary Sausage & Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Sausage

By My Well Balanced Life

  So my husband is doing a Whole30, which is awesome. He asked me if I wanted to do it with him, but yeah … I don’t. Because one of my most favorite things in life is my morning coffee with heavy cream and maple syrup. Two strikes before the day has really even started!…

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gluten-free blueberry crumble skillet

Gluten Free Blueberry Crumble Skillet

By My Well Balanced Life

  I don’t know about you guys, but baking in a cast iron skillet makes me feel way legit in the kitchen … and makes me want to wear an apron. Just your everyday reenactment of the Pioneer Woman at work in her amazing kitchen on the ranch. This recipe can’t decide if it wants…

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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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Bowl of Balsamic Vinaigrette

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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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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10 Simple Ways to Reduce Toxic Exposure

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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.

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.