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Mom Monday {Healthy Sweets Ideas}

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When talking healthy food with other moms, the constant question I get is, “but what about the sweets? I can’t give that up. It’s too difficult and my child just loves sugar.” Well here are some great ideas for sweets for your kid, refined sugar free…I can’t wait to try some of these. Let me know if you try them!!

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Mom Monday {Dipping Sauce Dinner}

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For those of you with picky eaters, this is such a great option for lunch or dinner. The fact that you are giving them options and control over their dinner really seems to resonate with little ones. Plus it’s super easy. Make sure to use a variety of vegetables as your “dippers” in a range of colors, for a rainbow effect. For the bean dip I just mixed beans with plain yogurt and garlic powder and voila! Let me know if you give it a try. It will even work for adults, for nice hors d’ouevres!

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In the kitchen {Roasted Chickpeas}

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So my new favorite snack are these roasted chickpeas. Bonus, they are kid approved, Piper loves them too. They are super easy and so yummy. Great to whip up if you are doing some last minute entertaining, or if you need a snack. The fun thing about these is you can really make any flavor combo you like. This just happens to be our household favorite. Try parmesan and rosemary or  garlic and cayenne for a kick.

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Mom Monday {Pressed Juicery Freeze}

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A few weekends ago I discovered Pressed Juicery Freeze, and I am madly in love. I have always had a love for frozen yogurt, but had an internal battle knowing all the yucky ingredients it contains. Pressed Freeze is the answer to my battle. They literally freeze their cold pressed juices and add nothing!! The toppings do not dissappoint, think chocolate sauce made of raw cacao, coconut oil and honey. Or drizzle almond butter and sprinkle shredded coconut and fresh raspberries on top…I mean come on! It’s such a fun, guiltless treat and the perfect way to share a treat with your little ones. I am seriously hooked!

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***This is not a sponsored post. I am just a huge fan

Mom Monday {Mother, Daily Read}

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There is definitely a lack of great mom content online with a stylish edge. When I stumbled upon Mother over the weekend I couldn’t stop reading. It’s definitely a must read for all you  moms out there. The photos are gorgeous, the content is great, and it’s completely addictive. From great profiles of stylish moms, to neighborhood profiles with family friendly activities, healthy recipe ideas and baby shower ideas. I am telling you go over there now and check it out!!

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Earth Day Festival – The Ecology Center

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We spent our Saturday at The Ecology Center, one of my favorite spots in Orange County. They were having an Earth Day Festival which was so much fun. We fed the chickens, made teepees, block printed, ate acai bowls and free Chipotle, listened to live music, made terrariums, planted squash seeds to take home, among lots of other things. We had a blast. Here are a few photos from the day. If you are local to southern California check out their events page, they have a ton of really cool activities for adults and kids and families. This is not a sponsored post, I am just a huge fan of The Ecology Center and all they do.

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