Author Archives: Mel Mealey

Meal Plan Like A Boss

When you read the words “meal planning,” how does that make you feel? Do your palms get sweaty and your insides clench? Does the overwhelm descend before you’ve even started? For many people, that is exactly their reaction. We have … Continue reading

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Real Food Peanut Butter Cups This time of year, I can’t seem to get enough chocolate. Let’s face it, I can’t get enough chocolate any time of year! And when you pair chocolate with peanut butter, I’m pretty much … Continue reading

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1. Eat Breakfast This topic has been a hot debate as of lately. Personally, I am a fan of eating breakfast. I always work out fasting early in the a.m., but I try to get a protein rich breakfast within … Continue reading

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How to Create a New Year’s Mantra

Now that the Christmas rush is behind us, have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? For most people, that includes a new resolve to be better to their bodies. But how? A few years back, instead of setting … Continue reading

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11 Simple Healthy Habits For the Holidays                                                    

  What is the best bit of the holiday season for parents? Seeing your kids have an amazing time is pretty high on the list isn’t it. What about for your kids? I suspect if you asked my kids, their … Continue reading

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The sugar rush of Halloween is finally over and now we have our sights set on that big beautiful bird coming in a few weeks. And after that, all the Christmas goodies brought into our homes. I know this time … Continue reading

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Kicked Up Cranberry Sauce

What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Everyone has their thing. Some people can’t get enough of the mashed potatoes with gravy, others need that green bean casserole or it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie is pretty high … Continue reading

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Crockpot Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Curry

You know those nights where you literally cannot think of one thing to make for dinner (besides cold cereal)…. If you’re like me, this happens just about every other night! Between kids, carpools, grocery shopping and checking emails I only … Continue reading

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Perfectly Satisfying Homemade Chili

As the weather turns cold, I find myself with new cravings. My desire for salad and the fresh fruit of summer changes to needing everything pumpkin flavored with hints of cinnamon. But one craving comes stronger than all the rest. … Continue reading

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