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Managing Summer Snacking When You Are Out and About

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Summer is a hard time for both managing healthy snacks and not breaking the bank. Whether you're at the pool and the concession stands are calling or you're touring the local zoo where the popcorn and candy cart is situated just…

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More Benefits of Eliminating Refined Sugar {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

Join us for the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge in June! On Monday I shared the benefits that I am -- or am not -- experiencing so far from eliminating all added sugars from my diet. Today I want to share some additional benefits that other people have shared from their own experiences: Benefits of…

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The Benefits of Eliminating Refined Sugar {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

When we set the schedule for the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge, I had hoped that by now -- two weeks into the challenge -- I would have a long list of benefits to share with you from my own experience. I do have a couple, but they're maybe not as clearly defined as I…

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Break the Sugar Habit Challenge {Second Week Check In}

We're two weeks into the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge...how are you doing so far? If I'm being completely honest, I'm a bit worn out this week! I haven't dealt with too many sugar cravings, and (surprisingly!) I'm not actually struggling with the sugar itself, but trying to feed my family while avoiding added sugar…

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More Recipes and Food Ideas {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

Join us for the Break the Sugar Habit Challengein June! Earlier this week I shared my thoughts about food as a moral issue, how food restrictions affect relationships and our on-the-go menu plan for this week. Today, I wanted to share some more recipes and resources with you to encourage you throughout this challenge! Recipes…

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Break the Sugar Habit Challenge {First Week Check In}

The Break the Sugar Habit Challenge launched earlier this week...how's it going so far for you? To be honest, I've been surprised both by how easy it's been (but we've mostly stayed home, where there is no sugar to be found!) and by how many times we've discovered sugar hiding in some seemingly innocuous food.…

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More Strategies for Giving Up Sugar {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

Join us for the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge in June! Earlier this week I shared my strategies for giving up sugar this month. Today, I've got even more resources to help you through this challenge, as well as links to sugar-less recipes! Strategies The Great Sugar Detox: C'mon You Know You Need It |…

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How to Eliminate Sugar from Your Diet {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

{A picture of the sweeteners/sweets I've packed away for after the challenge.} This weekend didn't go quite as I planned. We were out of town Friday through Sunday and while I hoped to have some time to gather my thoughts about meals and strategies for this week, I ended up doing it in bits and…

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Break the Sugar Habit Challenge {Get Ready, Get Set…Go!}

The Break the Sugar Habit Challenge doesn't officially start until Monday, but the hard work begins this weekend! To prepare yourself for success, I recommend taking some time to walk through these steps ahead of time: Decide how your family will participate in the challenge. Will you be eliminating all sweeteners? Just refined sugar? Are…

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