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What’s In My Hospital Bag, From A Seasoned Mom!

When it comes to getting ready for the birth of your baby there are many things to do and packing a hospital bag is one of them! I remember when our first child was born – it looked like we packed the entire house, so funny! I had so many “just in case” items and things that just took up too much space. One thing is for sure you learn so much as you go and really get a feel and knowledge of what you really need and what can be left behind. Keep in mind I tend to...

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3 Ingredient Fig Chia Cookies

So excited to share a super yummy and healthy snack the whole family will enjoy. If you are like me the only time you heard of figs growing up was probably in the popular {highly} processed snacks Fig Newtons. Raw figs are actually incredibly nutritious and are the perfect healthy snack for kids! Figs are known to be high in magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium and also rich in vitamins A & K. They are sweet like candy and can be eaten by themselves. I decided to put these in cookie form to make them more enticing to my...

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Whole Wheat Pineapple Carrot Muffins

These pineapple carrot muffins are a new house favorite and come together so quickly! They are perfect for little hands or can be made into regular size. These would be a hit to take to any brunch gathering or whenever you feel like taking something homemade to someone! Make them on the weekend to have on hand for the busy week ahead. I hope you love these as much as we do!    Whole Wheat Pineapple Carrot Muffins Ingredients: 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour 1/2 C coconut sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp...

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Our Favorite Sun Protective Swimwear Featuring SwimZip®!

  This post was kindly sponsored by SwimZip®. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  We are so excited to partner with SwimZip for the second year in a row and tell you all about their amazing sun protective swimwear for the whole family! If you have been following along my family’s holistic and natural living lifestyle then you know safe skin is so important to us. Our skin is our largest organ on our body and it deserves to be protected as much as possible. Having a safe sunscreen and swimwear is the perfect combination for summer...

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Simple Superfood Trailmix

If you are looking to add some new and nutritious staples to your pantry I highly recommend some of these listed below! I am going to list some health benefits so we know why we should add them and what exactly we are getting out of them. Goji berries are high in fiber, protein, and contain several vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, and vitamins A & C. Some of the benefits of consuming goji berries include helping prevent cancer growth, anti-aging, improving blood sugar control, boosting energy levels and helping with natural weight loss, and improving...

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Strawberry Chia Crumble Bars

  Strawberry season is right about the corner here in Tennessee and I am so excited! The strawberries at the store have been looking so good and I haven’t been able to resist buying them. I have made many crumble bars in my day and they are actually really simple as far as the base goes just flour, sugar, butter, and oats. I figured it was time to give a stab at creating my own with what combinations I like the most! Having fresh strawberries on hand was the perfect excuse to try them out too. Of course you...

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One Of My New Favorite Healthy Fats – Raw Cacao Butter! + Recipes

  Have you ever heard of raw cacao butter? Not to be confused with cocoa butter, they have similarities but the nutritional value is completely different! Raw cacao butter is the unprocessed fat extracted from cocoa beans and doesn’t go through a high heating process leaving it in complete raw form full of antioxidants and nutrients. Cocoa butter, on the other hand, does go through a high heating process killing off most nutrients and vitamins. A very similar process and philosophy as raw, unpasteurized dairy vs pasteurized store-bought dairy (why we love our raw milk and dairy so much!)....

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Sweet Sesame Noodle Salad

This Sweet Sesame Noodle Salad is the perfect meal to prep on the weekends and enjoy throughout the week! My entire family was able to have it for lunch 3 days in a row and it went perfectly in my husband’s lunchbox. My two toddlers really surprised me with how much they liked this, I think the noodles being sweet really enticed them! This would be a delicious dish to bring to a potluck or any spring/summer gatherings you may have. Hope you guys enjoy!   Ingredients: 1 lb spaghetti noodles 1/2 cup red cabbage, diced 1 red bell...

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Fudgey Avocado Cosmic Brownies + Chocolate Avocado Frosting

You know what they say, pregnancy cravings are the real deal you guys! The other night those Little Debbie cosmic brownies popped into my head and they just weren’t leaving until I satisfied that craving. Of course, I did not eat the packaged and highly processed version but thought it would be the perfect opportunity to create a fun and healthy version here at home! I had several ripe avocados laying around so they made the perfect base for this easy and delicious brownie recipe. These are such a fun treat to whip up and even my husband who...

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5 Minute Sheet Pan Pizzas

  Who else loves pizza night?! Take-out pizza was one of the very first foods we ditched and opted to start making our own, fresh at home. If you have been following me for awhile you probably know how much I love making our own dough from scratch. Sometimes though the day can slip away from you leaving you with no time to make homemade dough, or maybe it’s just not your thing anyways. Either way I have the perfect solution for when you want a healthier, homemade pizza with minimal effort! One of my favorite factors is you...

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About Me


Hey there, I’m Amber, creator of Holistic Happiness Blog! I am deep-rooted in the heart of Middle Tennessee. Along with my husband Matt, and two little girls (Lily-4, London 2) we are a family of four inspiring healthy living. We began our real food journey in 2012 and it has been a blast!

This blog will provide meal planning and meal prepping tips along with healthy family-friendly recipes. All to help you succeed in eliminating processed foods, one meal at a time!

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