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High Fat and Super Healthy The idea that eating fat makes us unhealthy or causes weight gain has been mostly debunked; culprits of poor health are refined foods, processed foods, packaged foods and foods eaten out of the home, not fat alone. What is more important than the amount of fat is the type of [...]

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Kitchen Goals I often hear about how disorganized refrigerators and pantries can become.  I can empathize. One of the major factors that led me to start The Fresh 20 was feeling like my kitchen was chaos. Too many gadgets. Too many random items in the fridge. I knew I needed to edit my pantry, countertops [...]

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STRESS FREE GROCERY SHOPPING Grocery shopping is a necessity but, with so many other obligations, it can often feel like a burden. Supermarkets can also feel overwhelming, like a maze of products. Do you ever feel like you don’t know what to think about first? Will my family eat what I cook? Is it organic? [...]

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2 kids eating Italian cacio e pepe pasta from 2 bowls with chili flakes & lemon water on a white marble surface

35-Minute, Three-Course Dinner For Your Valentine Valentine’s Day falls on Friday this week, which means I’m likely going to be ready to relax after a full week of work instead of spending 2 hours in the kitchen cooking a romantic dinner. I doubt my husband wants to either. The other option is an overpriced pre-fixe [...]

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Dessert Alert: Heart Healthy Chocolate Love In our house, we do our best to celebrate love every day. Every morning, my husband hops out of bed, then brews and serves me morning coffee before my feet even hit the floor. After almost 2 decades of marriage, this simple gesture makes me swoon with adoration and [...]

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Smooth, Creamy Carrot Cake in a Glass Packed with a few servings of fruit, a serving of fiber-full vegetables, delicious oat milk carbohydrates, as well as protein and healthy fat from cashews and pecans, this thick creamy carrot cake smoothie a delicious, well rounded meal in a glass. The Blender Girl whipped up this sweet [...]

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2 boys making 2 fresh fruit summer mocktails with mint leaves & pineapple garnish in a white marble kitchen

Dry January Beverages for Health It’s been a few years since I started seeing the concept of “dry January” pop up, and I’m here for it. Listen, The Fresh 20 is a no judgement zone and and if you’re having a glass of wine with dinner this January, cheers! Everyone knows I enjoy a nice [...]

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No bake breakfast energy bars stacked on a ceramic plate in front of a woman with a cup of tea in a beautiful white marble kitchen

Start 2020 With Veganuary Veganuary is UK nonprofit that encourages people to try a plant-based diet for the month of January and continue it throughout the year. With a supportive community, a few delicious vegan breakfast recipes and a vegan meal plan that takes the guesswork out of dinner, Veganuary can be a fun adventure. [...]

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Meal Prep 101 Looking to get fit and level-up your wellness? Food is the number one factor to looking and feeling better, and planning ahead is the key. Being ready for the week and knowing you’ve got your eating plan covered is an AMAZING feeling. When I have a week of food chaos I’m left [...]

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Chai Spice Superfood Smoothie After a week of heavy holiday dinners, the hustle and bustle that leads to poor food choices, and lets face it — the stress of the holidays, I’m feeling sluggish, bogged down and highly in need of my daily green smoothie. Smoothies aren’t just for warm weather months. Adding seasonal spices [...]

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