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Cilantro-Lime Turkey Burgers from Coconuts & Kettlebells

Cilantro Lime Turkey Burgers from the Coconuts and Kettlebells Cookbook | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

We live a ways off post at our current duty station so my husband has about a 40 minute drive home after work every night. And since he’s not good at being by himself, he feels the need to call me on his way home so he doesn’t get bored. Gosh, I love that man. Continue reading

Green Breakfast Soup from The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

Green Breakfast Soup from The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook | www.VibrantLIfeArmyWife.com

As many of you know if you’ve been hanging around here a while, I have an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. While it’s not immediately life threatening or even that debilitating (for me personally – it can be for some), it still affects me on a daily basis. I often get fatigued in the middle of the day, I lose clumps of hair when I brush my hair sometimes, I have a hard time exercising because my body just can’t rally sometimes, I get frequent headaches, and so on.  Continue reading

19 Health-Promoting Care Package Ideas: Guest Post for In-Dependent

19 Health-Promoting Care Package Ideas | www.VibrantLifeArmyWife.com

One of the first things I do after my husband deploys (besides wallow in self-pity for a little while of course) is start planning out my first care package. Curating all the different things I will send to him helps me feel a little closer to him even when he’s thousands of miles away. And, I like to think that when he opens the package and sees all the things I’ve lovingly compiled for him, he feels a little closer to me as well. Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Pancakes: the perfect deployment comfort food

The perfect gluten free, grain free, nut free, paleo Chocolate Chip Pancakes. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

So I have this thing that I do whenever my husband leaves… Whether it’s a quick trip to NTC, a TDY for some special school, or a full on deployment, when I get home after dropping him off I make a big batch of chocolate chip pancakes. I have no idea what prompted this tradition, but for the last couple of years without fail, I have made chocolate chip pancakes every time he’s gone somewhere. And he’s been gone A LOT. Every time that is, until this last time. Continue reading