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In my humble opinion, a good lunch salad needs a few key components: hearty greens that’ll stay fresh through the week, crisp veggies for plenty of texture, grains to give it some stick-with-you fullness, and a tasty dressing.

This combo of kale, barley, and veggies meets the mark perfectly! It even had a creamy chipotle dressing to give it some zing. And the best part is, it’s easy to make — whether you’re great at buying socks or not.

What's it like to lose 200 pounds at home and completely change your life? This most recent post features a Q&A with Shandon Smith. It explores Shandon’s decision to have surgery, her experience, the ways she’s made sustainable changes, and the surprising non-scale-victories she’s experienced.

I'm incredibly humbled to have been included in this series on Honest Chatter.

I'd been following Melody on Instagram for some time before we finally met at an event. She's as beautiful on the inside as she is in her photos.

To be surrounded by people like this fills my heart with such joy.

I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing tribe!

This list is comprised of gifts other new moms and I received that made those first few months so much better. Some gifts are more expensive than others. Others require nothing more than time. And, there are those gifts which new moms have given themselves.

But, each one means the world.

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