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Food Reviews, Healthy Tips

20 Healthy & Nut Free Back to School Snack Ideas

This post is sponsored by Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are mine.

It is back-to-school season and with most schools starting in person, here are some healthy and nut-free snack options that you can pack for your kiddos in their lunch box.

HEALTHY NUT FREE SNACKS FOR SCHOOL - It is back-to-school season and with most schools starting in person, here are some healthy and nut-free snack options that you can pack for your kiddos in their lunch box.

Many schools have a nut-free policy and sometimes parents get confused about what to pack in their kids’ lunch bags. And when it comes to snacks, there are so many options out there, that it can often get overwhelming as well – especially if you are looking for healthier options.

Here is a list of 20 healthy & nut-free snack options that you can give your child. Hint: no. 5 is our current favorite!

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Recipes

Chocolate Almond Oat Waffles

This healthy & delicious Chocolate Almond Oat Waffles recipe is the perfect weekend breakfast that you can have with a guilt-free feeling! Enjoy it with your favorite berries or a drizzle of honey and start off your day on a delicious note.

Chocolate Almond Oat Waffles - This healthy & delicious Chocolate Almond Oat Waffles recipe is the perfect weekend breakfast that you can have with a guilt-free feeling! Enjoy it with your favorite berries or a drizzle of honey and start off your day on a delicious note.

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Healthy Tips, Home & Lifestyle Tips

Supporting your Joint Health with Ostinol Insta Joint

This post is sponsored by Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are mine.

If you are someone who leads an active lifestyle you know the importance of keeping your joints healthy.

As a family, we love going walking on trails or hikes. We have a lovely trail near our home and we always try to go there on a walk on weekends whenever the weather permits. Being amidst nature certainly helps us to rejuvenate and refresh.

nature walk

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Food Reviews, Recipes

Honey Roasted Apricots with Greek Yogurt + Facts about Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Thank you Flavor your Life & Moms Meet for sponsoring this post.

This Honey Roasted Apricots served with Greek Yogurt recipe is a light, summery and healthy dessert that is bursting with warm and inviting flavors. And if you are feeling indulgent, you can even serve the apricots with some vanilla ice cream!

Honey Roasted Apricots with Greek Yogurt - This Honey Roasted Apricots served with Greek Yogurt recipe is a light, summery and healthy dessert that is bursting with warm and inviting flavors. And if you are feeling indulgent, you can even serve the apricots with some vanilla icecream!

Summer is the time when we experiment more with fresh fruits and what better way to turn them into a dessert?! This Honey Roasted Apricot with Greek Yogurt is a healthy way to treat yourself this summer.

It has all the goodness of juicy apricots and is warped with lovely flavors of star anise, honey, and extra virgin olive oil. As we all know, using good quality extra virgin oil is key to any form of cooking – be it a savory or even a sweet dish like this one.

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Recipes

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita


This post is sponsored by Torani but the content and opinions expressed are mine. #lowcarbsummer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to bust out your grills and sip on some cool and refreshing drinks. This Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita hits just the right notes and is the perfect combo of sweet and spicy flavors while you soak in some sunshine.

With summer just around the corner, it's time to bust out your grills and sip on some cool and refreshing drinks. This Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita hits just the right notes and is the perfect combo of sweet and spicy flavors while you soak in some sunshine.

The sunny days are here again and I could not be happier. We have already started gardening (although I am just a beginner at it)  and our patio is practically where we are always hanging out every evening.

It has been a while since I posted a drinks recipe but this refreshing warm weather has inspired me to share one of my most favorite drinks with all of you.

This Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita is just what you need on a hot summer day – an easy cocktail that you can make just for yourself or for a group of friends.

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