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Peanut Butter Swirl Sweet Potato Brownies | Recipe

I am forever on the hunt for new ways to sneak vegetables into anything I can feed my fussy little eater. Obviously a safe bet would be something that resembles cake, right? But even the most delicious sweet treat, made from healthier ingredients, sometimes can’t even pass the “Dylan” test. He is so wise to mommies’ tricks that I have to get up pretty early in the morning to get vegetables into him!

Self – Love | The Real Deal

There are a variety of different reasons we end up in a state of health that is less than optimum.  Low energy, excess weight, unexplained aches and pains, unhealthy habits and a lack of direction are all a result of some form of disconnect between what is going on on the inside and what is going on on the outside. And a lot of the time it can be as a result of us simply not stopping for a moment and reconnecting with ourselves, in a loving way, rather than the reflex reaction of chastising ourselves for why ever it is that we think we are feeling (or looking) poorly.  Self – love is a term that is tossed around a lot these days and while a superficial understanding of what it means to love ourselves would say we need to take more candlelit bubble baths (which I am all for BTW!), a true love is an internal feeling of unconditional kindness, understanding, care and forgiveness. So ask yourself, do you love yourself unconditionally? Do you speak …

Kids Yoga | Valentines Day 💖

Doing Yoga with your little ones is such a fun way to connect and its much easier than you think. Even if you don’t practice yoga yourself there are great resources for free online that you can use or you can buy some kids yoga books or practice cards on Amazon to give you some inspiration. Whenever I teach yoga to kids, the one thing I really notice that gets them engaged more than anything else, is when they have a theme. A holiday theme is one of the best as kids always get excited about holidays! Valentines day and yoga really is a match made in heaven, more so than any of the other holidays because Yoga is essentially about love and kindness. Another really beautiful benefit of planning a little Yoga practice with your kids to celebrate a holiday is that it can be a nice change of pace from the commercial element that really has taken over most of our holidays. Instead of chocolate and teddy bears, maybe just spend a bit …