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Cheesy, Yet Dairy Free Cauliflower Sprouted Rice Gratin

This post is in partnership with Lundberg Family Farms Comfort food season means cravings of hearty, warm and filling meals. The colder months of the year definitely inspire us to create recipes that make our belly’s feel warm and full – but that doesn’t mean that you have to make unhealthy comfort foods. My favorite …

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Should You Focus On Eating Fat To Lose Fat? The Low-Down On The Ketogenic Diet

What in the world is the Ketogenic diet? Some of you may have heard of this before, but others may still be asking what the name even means. Turns out, this diet has been around for quite some time but has recently been picking up steam as one of the latest fads that many health …

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My Favorite Vegan Cheese Sauce (Only 7 Ingredients)

There once was a time when I could eat an entire package, and I mean entire package, of Kraft Macaroni and cheese. Oh boy did I puff up like the Michelin star boy but it was worth it. I’d make it with butter, milk, the whole nine yards. It was one of my absolutely favorite …

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Plant-Based Proteins: Six Ways To Cook With Lentils

We rounded up six ways to cook with lentils so that they’ll stop collecting dust in your pantry! Six to eight million American adults eat no meat, fish or poultry. About 2 million are vegan and forego all animal products. With the rise of vegetarianism and veganism in the United States, plant-based and protein-rich ingredients like tofu, …

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We Love Da’ Herbs: Benefits of Rhodiola

  I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Mine was spent relaxing with friends and taking many naps next to water listening to waves crash against the shore. Ultimate zen time.  Speaking of zen time, I have a special announcement that I am really excited to share with the Balanced Babe community. I …

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How I Took Action When I Found Out I Had Cancer: Shauna R. Martin

I vividly recall sitting on the floor of my shower with water and tears streaming down my face trying to figure it all out. I could not stop thinking . . . why? Why me? What did I do wrong? On July 28, 2005, my son’s first birthday, I had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the …

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7 Healthy Alternatives to Satisfy Your Pizza Craving

Try these 7 Healthy Alternatives to Satisfy Your Pizza Craving If you were to ask me what my guilty pleasure is, I’d answer “pizza” faster than the speed of light. Pizza is arguably the best food on the planet — for good reason. What’s not to love? The warm cheesy goodness of pizza is hard to beat, …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and…I’m an Entrepreneur and Business Owner of Cupcakes and Cocktails: Brittney McCoy

You guys, I am extra excited to be sharing this Balanced Babe of the week’s advice on entrepreneurship for two reasons, one: she has created her small business under the age of 30, and two: cupcakes and liquor all in one bite sounds like a party STAPLE!  We were able to pick the brain of …

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A Better Night’s Sleep, Pain Relief and Cancer Protection: Benefits of Cherries

You know that moment when you are grocery shopping in the produce section, you see a fruit or veggie that is in season and jump for joy because you haven’t enjoyed its taste for 6 months? That’s how I feel about cherries. Not only do they remind me of my summer family vacations to Door …