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A Siblings Getaway   I recently traveled to South Carolina near Charleston for a getaway with my siblings.  You know… the 4 of us, no kids, no spouses, just the four of us…kind of brought us back to our childhood!  Here we are: Nikki, Jay, Hilary and myself!  We all have 3 kids and to be honest with you we have never done a sibling getaway before. I mean sometimes life just gets in the way, right?  Well let me…

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Picking Strawberries | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Every year since my girls have been born we have made it to a strawberry patch to pick some fresh strawberries. Well it is that time again, and today we made our annual trip to one of our favorite strawberry farms.

I will say, these are some of the tastiest strawberries that I have ever had and the strawberries are huge this year! We are in for quite a treat!

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Washington DC Farmers' Market and A Delicious Salad | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Welcome to Washington, D.C.    The farmers’ markets in D.C. are springing to life.  Come May, there is a farmers’ market on almost everyday of the week, which means fewer visits to the grocery store.  Sometimes, I go to the farmers’ market with a specific idea in mind; other times,  I just go to see what’s there and create meals from what I find.   Why Shop at a Farmers’ Market?   I love going to a farmers’ market and…

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Farners' Expo/WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

  Welcome to The Kansas City Food Circle’s Farmer’s Expo!   Every spring, for the last 15 years, The Kansas City Food Circle has held an “Expo”; an opportune time for the community to get together and see what is available within a 120 mile radius of Kansas City in the way of whole, healthy, local eats.  A little over 3 years ago, when I began my journey to a healthier lifestyle, a friend shared with me, this had to be…

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The day our family arrived in Phoenix it was 121 degrees. Suffice it to say, I was not an immediate fan. Did anything green grow here? Four years later, I’ve grown to love living in the desert. One thing that changed my mind was attending the many farmers markets Phoenix has to offer.   Farmers Markets in Phoenix: A Desert Oasis   If you think nothing could possibly live in this intense climate, think again. Here are just  a few…

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  Finding Real Food   In my real food journey it’s taken me some time to figure out where to by fresh, locally grown and produced food. I have a lot of sympathy for those on the beginning of their efforts to eat a healthier diet.  Most of the real food blogs out there advise eating produce that is local and organic, and animal products that are free-range. But every location is different, and people often receive little advice as…

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Countrywide Farmers Markets ~ A Peak Into Florida {We Have More Than Just Oranges} ~ WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Known as the “Sunshine State”, Florida is full of sun, sand, and palm trees. I live in Northwest Florida, otherwise known as the “Panhandle.” We do not experience the warmth year-round as many seem to believe. In fact, temperatures from time to time reach below freezing. However, this doesn’t stop the farmer’s markets from thriving.   Tallahassee Farmer’s Markets One of the benefits to living in a warmer climate is having several options of farmer’s markets to choose from. Here…

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How About Some Salsa

I’m new here, so let’s get acquainted, shall we?   Hi, I’m Jenna.  A little about me; I love hiking, reading, photography, making healthy snacks and meals for my two kiddos, blog-stalking (yup it’s a problem), eating (mmm…food), exercising (necessary after eating) and playing with my kids and exploring new places with them.  Wow that’s a lot for one sentence but hey, that’s me! I’m lucky enough to call my photography obsession my “job” and I don’t take it for…

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Aprils Mini Series ~ Countrywide Farmers' Markets | WholeLifestyleNutritiion.com

image courtesy of Jenna Reich   April’s Mini Series ~ A Look Into Farmers’ Markets Around The Country   April is finally here!  What does April bring for most of us?  Farmers’ markets!  Yes, after a long winter of store bought fruits and vegetables, the farmers’ markets are very welcomed! Lets face it…I don’t know one person who will say store bought is better then local produce found at farmers’ markets.  There is something to be said about the freshness…

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  Yesterday I shared with you Part 1 of our  jungle and underwater adventure in Belize and today I want to share with you part 2.  After our grueling and amazing hike through the jungle, we thought we would relax a bit and decided to go on our very first dive!  My husband and I had never been scuba diving before so we had to take a course at our resort (Hamanasi) before we could dive.  This course instructed us how…

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