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Holiday Gift Guide 2017 for a Healthy and Happy Season is here. We are now in the thick of the holiday season. 

If you're like me, you haven't gotten all your gifts yet. Fortunately, we live in an age of extra-fast shipping, so there's still time (but not much). šŸ˜³

To save you from coming up with ideas, I've compiled my top 15 gift recommendations for this year. All of these ideas are designed to improve the health and happiness of its recipient, and all are an excellent value - well worth their price point. Ranging from $5 to over $1000, there are options for everyone on your list and every budget.

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Emotional Eating: Both Sides of the Coin

Iā€™m going to come right out and say it: Sometimes, emotional eating gets a bad rap.

Emotions are an inherent part of life. Some of us (*ahem* me) are more emotional than the average person, but we all experience emotions...and we all experience all emotions at some point or another. At times, we can feel ruled by our emotions. At others, we can seem like we are void of emotion altogether. Regardless, learning how to read our own emotions, understand what they are trying to tell us, and then choosing our response (versus simply reacting) is a powerful way to both acknowledge and address our emotional lives. Of course, this is far easier said than done.

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Pulling Off an Easy, Delicious, and Healthy (Enough) Thanksgiving Dinner for 6...for only $100!

I love Thanksgiving. Back when I was about 15 years old, I decided to go all out and make a big, gourmet Thanksgiving dinner. At the time, I didn't have any experience cooking. It was a blast and a learning experience at the same time, and afterward cooking became one of my main hobbies for many years to come.

But now I'm a mom and a new business owner, and while I enjoy making delicious, nutritious meals for my family, cooking is no longer a top priority or even the way I prefer to spend my time. Our family arrives on Thanksgiving Day, and I don't want to be stuck in the kitchen upon their arrival; I want to enjoy their company and relax! We also happen to be on a budget at the moment. Going all out just doesn't make sense this year. At the same time, I want to serve an amazing meal to my loved ones. 

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Homemade Protein Bars

Hi y'all! Starting off my blog the best way I know how: FOOD. After all, the way to someone's heart is usually through their stomach, amiright? 

This recipe has been in development for years, and it has evolved as my personal nutritionally strategies have. This version is, without a doubt, my favorite. These protein bars are hearty, nutrient-dense, and are a great cure for a baked-good craving (trust me)

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