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How To Give The Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

Perfect Shower Gift Elizabeth Rider

Wedding season brings (bridal) shower season and it’s time to break free from the norm and shower your bride with the best gift at the party. One of my favorite things to shower on a bride-to-be is a fun open basket of goodies that she’ll love to use but probably wouldn’t or couldn’t buy herself….

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Summer Update! (with recipes + new photos)

Elizabeth Rider Montana

I hope you’re enjoying the hot summer months as much as I am up here in Montana. Bozeman summers are filled with stunning landscapes, rodeo nights, farmer’s markets galore, hikes, lakes and as much outside living as humanly possible. Today’s post is a slight departure from my normal blog schedule to let you know that I have…

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This Vanilla Almond Protein Smoothie Tastes Like Cake Batter

Cake Batter Smoothie Elizabeth Rider

Every now and again I make something that’s so darn good I can hardly believe it’s good for me. This is one of those times. Definitely one of those times. This smoothie tastes like vanilla cake batter and is perfect for either breakfast or a post-workout snack. The flavor of course will depend on the brand…

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My Favorite Creamy Pasta Recipe Is Healthy & Dairy-Free!

Creamy Vegan Pasta Sauce Elizabeth Rider

You all know that I’m all about eating healthy, whole foods as often as possible. However, there are times when I just want warm comfort food that’s quick and satisfies my elementary-school-girl-mac-&-cheese-cravings. It’s been a little rainy in Bozeman, and this dish really hits the spot. In my never-ending quest to find satisfying meals that don’t throw…

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My Mango, Avocado & Cucumber Salad Is Summer In Your Mouth

Mango Avocado Cucumber Salad Recipe Elizabeth Rider

I Can’t. Stop. Eating. This. The flavors and textures in this salad are perfectly balanced, which is pretty exciting because it’s as good for you as it is delicious. Serving suggestions: This dish is great by itself for a snack or as a side dish. You can also toss it with your favorite greens for…

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My Basil Berry Smoothie Recipe Will Light Up Your Taste Buds

basil berry smoothie recipe elizabeth rider

One of the keys to sticking to your clean eating habits is finding whole foods and whole food combinations with big flavor that keep you coming back for more. While I try to vary up my smoothie recipe, I invariably end up back to my good ‘ol favorite. It’s always comforting to have your oldie-but-goodie…

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