For everyone whose plate is a little too full

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About Laura

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I'm Laura, and I try to do it all. Sometimes I even succeed. Learn more about me here.
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We are what we eat, so find easy and inexpensive ways to eat and live better.
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Learn from my first-hand experience trying to raise a happy and healthy family.
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Staying fit, thin, and strong isn’t a pipe dream, it’s a lifestyle.

A website for everyone trying to do it all. I share my story to let you know you are not alone. Even if your plate is full, together we'll find ways to live our crazy lives, somehow stay sane, and even put together a healthy meal at dinner time (most nights).

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 Starting them young. And don't worry, I washed their hands twice after handling raw meat. The boys said rolling meatballs is just like making balls in play dough. Whatever it takes to get them to eat healthy foods. #paleo #paleofamily #leadbyexample #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Hey @ourfullplate can you guess what's going down here today??? Looking forward to breakfast this week!!! #foodprep #paleo #ourfullplate
 This is the "face" of a 16 month old who loooooves his mama's homemade crock pot chicken tortilla soup (see previous posts for details). I'll post the recipe this week on the blog. #whoneedsspoons #kidtestedmotherapproved #easypeasy #lazycooking #crockpot #slowcooker #paleo #paleobaby #paleofamily #jerf #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 It's not a weekend without some meal prep. I made two different "hashes" this morning: my sweet potato and chorizo hash and my easy broccoli and bacon hash. The 15 minutes of prep is worth it to have breakfast made for the week. Both recipes are on the blog. #planaheadpaleo #mealprep #paleo #morevegetablesthanavegetarian #baconmakeseverythingtastebetter #jerf #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 So the verdict of my homemade crock pot chicken tortilla soup that I made today on a whim was a home run. See previous post for details and ingredients. The only change to the post was I added 2 tablespoons of chicken poultry seasoning or bouillon to the broth for some flavor. After I puréed the vegetables in the @vitamix, I topped the soup with shredded chicken, avocado, and a sprinkle of chili powder. Delish!!! Love the creaminess of this soup and 2 of the 3 boys ate it so I still consider that a victory. #paleo #jerf #soup #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Today I am attempting to make my own homemade chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot. All I did was throw in a small whole chicken (breast-side down) and I added 2 cups of water with lots of fresh vegetables to include carrots, celery, onions, and tomatoes. I am going to cook it on high for five hours. After its done cooking, I will shred the chicken and then set it aside. I will then take the vegetables and broth and blend it in my @vitamix for a creamy soup. Top the soup with the shredded chicken and viola! Stay tuned and stay warm. #crockpot #slowcooker #eattherainbow #morevegetablesthanavegetarian #lazycooking #fitfluential #ourfullplate
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