Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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This meal includes all of the flavor of tacos but with lettuce leaves instead of tortillas. This simple meal includes a variety of healthful benefits like vitamins A,C, and fiber from the lettuce. The pico de gallo salsa aids in body detoxification and strengthening the immune system, and the pinto beans contain fiber, protein, and more vitamins. These are just some of the health benefits for this quick and flavorful mean, enjoy!

This recipe includes our taco seasoning and pico de gallo recipes. We suggest making them ahead of time to cut back on prep time.

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Not Born to Quit

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There’s something you learn once your child begins to walk. They get into everything! This is so true with my daughter. We’ve had to move books, movies, and other things higher so she doesn’t get into them. What’s (sometimes) funny to watch is how my daughter still looks for ways to get the things we put out of her reach. She is persistent and resourceful. She really doesn’t know when to quit. If you watch any child, you’ll see a similar persistence. They’ll do what they can to get your food, a toy, attention, and are especially persistent when learning to crawl and walk. As I’ve watched my daughter, though, I realized that she really doesn’t give up. It occurred to me that every single one of us is born with an innate determination not to quit. We are born persistent.

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Taco Seasoning

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Herbs and spices give flavor to every meal, however many pre packaged seasonings have added sugar, maltodextrin, MSG and cellulose, just to name a few. In order to avoid these added ingredients which are not beneficial to health, we recommend making your own spice blends as often as possible. This taco seasoning comes together quickly and makes enough for more than one meal.

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5 Lessons from my One-Year Old

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It’s amazing what you can learn from children. I have a 1 year old (14 months old, to be exact). Being a father has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It isn’t always easy, but I wouldn’t trade the world for my daughter. As I’ve been trying to teach her, though, I can’t help but find myself being taught by her. So, in honor of her, I’d like to share 5 lessons I’ve learned from my 1 year old. Continue reading

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

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Here’s another great smoothie that can also be enjoyed by diabetics and non diabetics alike. It contains a great mix of nutrients from watermelon, cucumber, strawberries and greens.

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Lessons Learned From Motherhood

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I didn’t consider myself to be a selfish person before I became a mother. In fact, I considered myself to be a caring, compassionate, and considerate person. While that may have been true, I have since learned that the person I was before knew little of what it meant to be selfless. From the moment I held that beautiful baby in my arms my thoughts and actions became consumed with what’s best for her. All at once it became less about me and all about this divine gift I was blessed to finally have in my arms. While everything did change the moment my daughter came into my life, that doesn’t mean I suddenly became a completely selfless person in that same instance. I believe that we can have moments that bring about change instantaneously like the birth of a new child, but I also believe that not all change can happen at once because change is a continuous process. I am still learning how to be a mother, as I’m sure I will continue to do so for the rest of my life.   Continue reading

Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

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Nothing tastes better than a bowl of homemade chicken soup and if you haven’t made the attempt yourself, this recipe is definitely the one to try. With the protein you need, the chicken and broth help create a comforting feel and add to the nutritional advantage this recipe contains. As does the included pico de gallo, which is an excellent source of iron and vitamins C and E. All together, this soup produces a powerhouse of health benefits that you just don’t want to miss out on.

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