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Healthy Snack Recipe: Cinnamon Pecan Energy Balls

Our family makes energy balls as a healthy snack on a regular basis. I usually whip up a basic recipe and even if its a double batch, it doesn’t last long because these little things are like tiny morsels of snack heaven. Since variety is the spice of life I mix it up sometimes with a new combo. My husband loves pecans and because I generally cater to our children when it comes to snack making, I decided to make up a batch that was especially for him. Unfortunately for daddy, all of our kids like his cinnamon pecan energy balls 😉 Mom tried. See how fast yours disappear and make some of your own with our recipe below.

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Healthy Snack: Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls
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Healthy Snack Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls

Pretty much all I had to say to get your attention was “healthy chocolate”, right? I thought so. Energy balls are a go-to snack in in our household. My kids love them and whenever I make a batch it doesn’t last long. We throw together a basic recipe and every once in a while I dress it up a little. That’s what these Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls are, not your casual energy ball, more like your formal energy ball. But with only 6 ingredients, its the easiest way to make healthy snack time fancy.

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Turmeric Tea
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Healthy Pumpkin Turmeric Tea: Get the Recipe

Hi, My name is….well….I can’t tell you my name or I’ll blow my detective cover, but I am a tea and coffee addict. Yep, I don’t go a day with out it and don’t even want to imagine what it would be like if I had to. First world problems. However, I do like to keep things on the healthy side, so, no, I am not a regular at Starbucks and only allow myself one barista visit per week, which happens to be at our church’s coffee shop. So at home I like to play around occasionally to mix things up, and that is how my recipe for healthy pumpkin turmeric tea came about. Keep scrolling to find out how to whip up your own mug.

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Chorizo and Jalapeno Pizza Recipe

Pizza has got to be one of the most popular foods on the planet. I mean, does anyone actually get tired of eating pizza? Pepperoni, sausage, deep dish, thin crust, its all good. But I like to crank up the heat a little with this recipe for Chorizo and Jalapeno Pizza. It’s spicy, it’s cheesy, and the homemade crust is not just delicious, but simple. Get ready to fire up your oven, and your taste buds, with this flamin’ good pizza.

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Monster Cinnamon Rolls

Monster Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are so good it’s scary. With Halloween approaching I thought I would whip up a sweet treat to get in the spirit. Everyone loves a good cinnamon roll, but monster cinnamon rolls are even better! This recipe is also a hit for themed birthday parties, sleepovers, or anytime you want to give your own little monsters the sweetest of treats.

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The Perfect Healthy Diet Day for Busy Moms (or Anyone)

Sometimes all it takes to stick to a healthy diet is a plan and preparation. Moms are busier than ever these days. Heck, people are busier than ever, but moms especially. It seems that the demand to keep up with homework, school events, sports, activities, and your kids’ social lives requires more energy as they get older. On top of that there is housework, volunteering, budgeting, groceries, endless cooking, squeezing time in with your spouse, and if you work outside the home, your job. The idea of eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise and sleep for yourself is exhausting. However, as challenging as it can be, it should be your number one priority to take care of yourself. Luckily, I’m making the healthy diet part simple for you with a ready made plan for the perfect healthy diet day, along with alternate choices to cover your whole week.

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Essential Kitchen Tools Gift Guide for the Healthy Eater

We all know someone who is health conscious, a whiz in the kitchen with nutritious meals, or maybe in the beginning stages of turning over a new leaf with their eating habits. So what do you buy them for a gift? Don’t worry, we’ve got you with our epic list of all of the best kitchen tools for the healthy eater. Check them all out in our gift guide below and buy them something they will not only love, but will use over and over again.

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Easiest Frozen Treat Ever

If you want to serve up an easy to make frozen treat that kids love, as well as one that will keep them cool then you’ve come to right place. We like to keep things as simple as we can here at DIY Detectives , which is why we wanted to share this sweet recipe that only requires two ingredients.

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The Best Coffee that will Improve Your Skin, Hair, & Nails

Healthy coffee for better skin, hair, and nails.

I love my morning cup of coffee. Like, LOVE it. It’s the first thing I crave as soon as I wake up and I can’t seem to start my day without it. Addicted? Yes, but hey, we all have our vices. I also love finding easy health and beauty hacks that I can work into my routines at home. I’m all about getting the most benefit from the lowest amount of time and effort. As a mom of five, taking care of myself can be challenging so any helpful tips that come my way are tricks I want to share with other busy ladies. So when I discovered that I could get healthy skin, hair, and nails by adding just one thing to my coffee in the morning, I was all over it. Trust me, this is the best coffee that every woman should be drinking in the morning.

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Quick & Easy Meal Ideas for Busy Families

We all have busy schedules to keep up with, but eating regular, healthy meals should still be a priority. After all, keeping your body fueled the right way gives you the energy you need as you care for your family, work hard, and chase goals. We know heading through the drive-thru to pick up dinner is a tempting solution, but you are not doing your loved ones or yourself any favors by eating unhealthy fast food on the regular. Instead, you might try some quick and easy meal ideas for busy people. These are meals that you can make in no time flat; some can even be prepped ahead of time to help your evenings run smooth (or, let’s be real, more smoothly, because anything that involves kids is never totally stress-free). With recipes like these, you can eat good meals at home and keep up with your jammed packed schedule.

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