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What’s Up Weekly with Diane | November 16th, 2016

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“Here's what was up last week!

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Liz and I Talk Stress

Check this out! Liz and I were together, in-person on a Facebook LIVE answering your questions! We kept our focus on stress this time.

Check out the video and notes here >

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Book & Recipe Review: Lexi's Clean Kitchen by Alexis Kornblum Davidson

There’s a new cookbook on the shelves, and let me tell you it is darn delicious! Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen blog has just released her first cookbook, fittingly named Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, and it is packed with paleo-friendly recipes (over 150!) that are free of gluten, grains, soy and refined sugars.

Lexi was kind enough to let me share the recipe for her Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry. This is an easy, filling recipe to throw together on a weeknight, and it makes for great leftovers. I like things saucy so I made a double portion of the sauce, and it was perfect!

Read my review & get the recipe >

Book Review: Lexi's Clean Kitchen | Diane Sanfilippo

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Facebook LIVE Tomorrow – Chat with me tomorrow about Holiday Stress! 

Join me for “Office Hours” tomorrow, Thursday, November 20th at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST (note the time change!!), to discuss Holiday Stress and hang out! Make sure you are following me on Facebook: facebook.com/thedianesanfilippo.

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Balanced Bites Podcast Episode #269 – Stress Part 1 – Prepping for Stressful Situations, Stressing vs. Grieving, & Tips to Help Deal with Stress

Stress - Part 1: Prepping for Stressful Situations, Stressing vs. Grieving, & Tips to Help Deal with Stress - Diane Sanfilippo, Liz Wolfe | Balanced BitesTopics:

1. News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:29]
2. Affiliate programs and Beautycounter [10:07]
3. Shout out: Follow up comment on VBAC advice [18:13]
4. Tips for preparing for a stressful situation [21:56]
5. Stressed versus “busy” [29:35]
6. Guilt of stress [35:01]
7. Chronic stress versus chronic grief [42:00]
8. Benefit of short-term stress relief [49:02]

Tune in or read more here >

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New on the 21DSD Blog

21DSD Recipe – Pumpkin & Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding

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I love fall. Golden leaves on the ground, fireplace lit, and trips to the pumpkin patch. It’s the time of year that I usually make pumpkin bars, hearty soups, and spiced cider. This year, we are also enjoying my Pumpkin & Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding. It’s super easy, packed with nutrients, and can be enjoyed as breakfast or dessert!

Get the recipe from a Certified 21DSD Coach >

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Soups & Stews

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When the weather cools down, it’s time to get some soups & stews on the stove!

Get the 8 recipes here >

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Highlights from Instagram

[RECIPE BELOW] Dinner last night: grassfed beef meatballs with roasted Brussels and goat cheese. My how-to for the Brussels is in my IG story for a few more hours, and the meatball recipe, that I think I'll call Savory Goat Cheese Meat balls is this: • 2# grass-fed beef • 2 beaten eggs • 2 tablespoons Everything* or Savory Blend from #PracticalPaleo • 2 ounces goat cheese, broken into small pieces • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (*I used the Everything blend which is confusing bc it sounds like the Everything Bagel blend, but isn't the same. Also, when the spices release for sale shortly, it will be called the Savory blend. I know, even more confusing, sorry.) . Mix all ingredients together well with your hands. Ball into 1 ounce portions and bake at 375F either on a rack over a pan or directly on a pan for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. . This post is not sponsored but the meat was provided by @butcherbox – and it was delish! If and when I ever make a sponsored post, where I am given money in exchange for the post, I will note that it is sponsored and by whom. Please note that if and when I do decide to do that, it'll only be from companies and products I love. Trust me, I'm given the chance often to make sponsored posts, but I mostly turn them down at this stage simply because my energy is focused elsewhere with my business. There is zero shame in making sponsored posts because we all need to make a living and brands should pay for that exposure, IMO. And, there are some amazing brands that you all should know more about and I may be sharing from more of them soon! Okay, enjoy the meatyballs. 😘 D

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