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Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas

January 29, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been trying to flex my creative muscle in the snack department lately. Peanut butter and nuts are my go-to snacks, but my servings of them have gotten way out of hand. I used my challenge to get out of certain food ruts and have enjoyed snacking on different combin …

A Typical Day of My Clean Eats

January 27, 2014 duchessoffork 8

I suppose clean eating means different thing to different people. In my daily diet, I try to avoid processed foods, refined sugars, white flour, and anything with more than 5 ingredients. Lately I’ve been limiting my dairy, also. Limiting. Not avoiding all together. I&# …

Banana Fro Yo {A Healthy Dessert!}

January 22, 2014 duchessoffork 4

I have become obsessed with banana fro yo. OBSESSED I make it multiple times a week and still can’t get enough. Even though I’ve cleaned up my diet, I still crave something sweet after dinner. Banana fro yo is the perfect sweet nightcap and only requires TWO ingre …

24 Day Challenge- Checking In

January 20, 2014 duchessoffork 3

I’m officially two weeks into my 24 Day Challenge and things are going great! I’ve cleaned up my diet big time, been hitting the gym (like usual), and am really feeling good about myself. Since it’s day 15 for me, I’m officially in the Max Phase of the …

Mac is 10 Months!

January 16, 2014 duchessoffork 1

Mac, How are you already in the double digit months? You’ve now been out of my belly longer than you were in! Your first year is passing by in a flash. Before I know it you’ll be diving into your first birthday cake. You are such a joy to us. You are the happiest …

Kid-Approved Strawberry Banana Muffins

January 14, 2014 duchessoffork 4

It’s strawberry season here in Florida! Florida strawberries are the best on earth. If you ever have a chance to try Plant City strawberries, take it. Plant City pumps out the most red, juicy, and sweet berries you’ve ever tasted. Julia and I decided to make good …

Tips for Potty Training a Toddler Girl

January 8, 2014 duchessoffork 2

I was in no rush to potty train Julia. Everything I read about the subject told me to wait until she was really ready or PTing would back fire. I introduced the potty seat around 18 months and just allowed her to study it, try it, and get used to it. Julia has never been &hel …

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

January 6, 2014 duchessoffork 11

I’m excited/nervous/anxious/all other feelings about starting the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge today. Have you ever heard of AdvoCare? I hadn’t until about a year ago. I saw some fellow bloggers and social media friends participating in or selling the AdvoCare produc …

2014: The Year of New Recipes

January 1, 2014 duchessoffork 5

Happy New Year friends! It’s hard to wrap my brain around the fact that it’s 2014. Weren’t we just all a buzz and nervous about the world ending in Y2K? Time sure flies. Do you have a resolution this year? Or a goal? I don’t make resolutions, because I …

Christmas 2013

December 30, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Having Christmas in the middle of the week really threw me for a loop. It feels like it’s been Saturday for about a week now. Aside from me not knowing what day it is, we had an absolutely wonderful Christmas with the family. My parents hosted the four of us and my in-l …