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5 Day Low Carb Family Friendly Meal Plan

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I am so very excited to start sharing weekly meal plans for all of you busy mamas! One thing I know that I struggle with as a mom is coming up with meals that meet some very specific criteria.One: The meals must be quick and easy. As a mom I am usually making dinner while tending to my two young children. Anything that requires a lot of time or thought is a no go.Two: Healthy. I strive to feed my family healthy meals that meet their nutritional needs. I find it hard to find healthy meals that my kids will actually enjoy.Three: Kids will at least attempt to eat it. I usually know what my kids will attempt to eat and what they won’t be touching. However, I want to be sure to introduce them to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. So, I usually have to get creative!Four: Variety. I often find myself making the same meals over and over again out of convenience. Sometimes, while making my grocery list, I honestly just cannot think of new meals to cook.Five: Frugal. It is easy to spend a fortune on groceries each week. As…

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Fall is just around the corner and I have to admit, I am a sucker for everything pumpkin spice. I think my brain has been re-wired to associate fall with pumpkin spice.The problem is, I am really trying to reduce the amount of sugar in my diet. So, that doesn’t really leave room for drinking 50g of sugar in one cup. (Well, maybe every once in a while…)Anyhow, I came up with this recipe that I don’t have to feel as guilty about drinking, but really do enjoy!I use my beloved Nespresso Machine to make my espresso. It comes with a handy milk frother, so I like to froth my pumpkin milk once I have mixed it all together. It is my absolute favorite! However, you can also make this recipe with regular coffee as well.  Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte 1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk (You can use whatever type of milk you want)1/4 cup Espresso or Coffee3 tbsp Pumpkin Puree1 tbsp Vanilla Extract1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice1 tsp Stevia in the Raw ((Sweetner)) Warm the almond milk on the stove top on medium.Add the pumpkin puree…