Jessica Holoka

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Wife, Fur Mama, Home Chef, Maker
📍 NJ
Lifestyle & Food Blogger
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Are you slaying your healthy eating goals?  So far, so good over here!  Of course, the occasional craving for something chocolaty and sweet has hit.  But there's no need to torture yourself.  If you want chocolate, eat the chocolate! 🍫
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What??? What did she just say?
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Yup!  Just make sure it's dark chocolate and you don't devour an entire chocolate bar!  I'm about to help you knock out those cravings for something sweet today on the blog.
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Follow the #linkinbio for a recipe for No-Bake Dark Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Bars.  They're super easy to make and taste like a better-for-you version of a PB cup!
The only time my husband can wake me up before 7 on a Sunday morning is to tell me that it’s snowing. 😂 So I watched it fall outside the window and was outside in it by 8. ❄️ It was just a dusting, but still enough to enjoy!
I’ll admit that I’m not a big makeup kind of gal. The most I’ll wear is a little lipstick and mascara. 👩🏻💄
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I’m pretty particular about the mascara I use. It needs to go on easily, have a great brush, and lengthen my lashes.
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I recently discovered @lorealmakeup Unlimited Mascara at @walgreens. The wand BENDS for added control and the mascara gives my lashes awesome lift and length!
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Minimal makeup wearers like myself can enjoy killer lashes with #UnlimitedMascara’s two position wand. It’s super unique and makes giving my lashes a boost so much easier! #WalgreensSponsored
Right before Christmas, I treated myself to a @officialcricut Explore Air 2.  I wanted one for a couple years and finally took the plunge while they were on sale.  I'm so glad I finally got one!
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Since my Cricut's been set up, I've found new ways to use it!  I was able to make some last minute homemade gifts and have been using it to label and organize storage around the house.
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There are SO many ways you can use your Cricut machine.  If you're a new Cricut user, like me, I'm sharing some of the best tools and accessories to get you started!  Head to the blog (#linkinbio) today to see what I picked up immediately!
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Even if you're a seasoned #Cricut user, you might want to restock up on some of these items!
Who else has stocked the house with healthy snacks? 🙋‍♀️ That's what I love about the New Year.  All of the heavy holiday foods have been cleaned out of the fridge and you can restock your kitchen with better food options. It's nice to start fresh and reboot our bodies.
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Today on the blog, you're pretty much getting three recipes in one.  I'm showing you how to roast a head of garlic to make this amazing Italian Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Hummus. Since hummus needs a good dipper, I'll also show you how you can make easy pita chips in the air fryer!  So easy!
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This hummus isn't your average hummus.  It's packed with bold Italian flavors to keep your taste buds happy with every bite. Head to the blog (#linkinbio) to grab this recipe and make healthy snacking waaaaaay tastier!
“Don’t call me your old lady. Call me your hot young thaaaang.” 💁🏻‍♀️
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There’s nothing better than spending a quiet afternoon with my guy. The silence is often broken with sounds of laughter and silly conversations.
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This week tested me as I started to feel my anxiety creep up for no apparent reason (or at least one that wasn’t obviously clear). That’s the way it goes sometimes. 😔 But nothing makes that wrong feel right again than a hug and some laughter.
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I’m thankful that this week has had a happy ending and I get to start the week feeling completely refreshed. Sometimes you just need to hush your emotions and get outside!
Just when you think you're safe from the sweets and homemade goodies, you realize that Valentine's Day is just around the corner. 🤦‍♀️ Yup!  Soon, it'll be all about the chocolate and candy! 💘 But if you're like me, nothing says "love" than a warm pan of homemade brownies.
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My husband is the brownie master in our house.  He makes them perfect EVERY SINGLE TIME!  They always have that slightly crispy edge and chewy center.  Mmm!  So good!
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If you're mouth is already watering, you might as well click over to the blog today (#linkinbio). I'm really sorry to have to do this to you when we're in that "New Year, healthier me" mode. But I'm sharing 30 brownie recipes to make when that chocolate craving hits!
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Don't hate me. 😂
Did you see the air fryer pita chips I shared on my story last night? Today, I made a couple healthy dips to eat them with!
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I made a copycat Trader Joe’s spinach and kale dip and then I made this Italian Sun-dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Hummus.
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If you love big Italian flavors, you’re going to LOVE this recipe! It’s made with simple hummus ingredients + sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasonings, and - ready for it - a WHOLE bulb of roasted garlic!
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Getting back into those healthy snacking habits just got tastier! Look for the recipe next week on the blog!
Happy 2019! 🎇 Are you so excited for a brand new year?  Honestly, I love a fresh start.  I'm ready to embrace and move forward with everything the New Year has in store for us!  However, I'm making one big change going into 2019.
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I'm not choosing a word of the year this year.
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I'm not even setting any goals or resolutions.
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I have a few reasons for this and I'm sharing them on the blog today (#linkinbio). I won't knock the idea of resolutions or choosing a word of the year to guide you, but it just hasn't worked for me the past few years.  So instead, I'm going to keep looking forward, keep my head up, and try to knock out negativity.
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Happy New Year! Here's to an amazing 365 days ahead of us! 🥂
Roaring into 2019 like 🦖. Wishing everyone a happy and safe new year! Looking forward to a fresh, new start!
New Year, new you.  Right?  That seems to be the mentality this time of year.  So I'm getting a head start by adding @organicvalley eggs to my breakfast routine!
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I love having eggs for breakfast and #organicvalley eggs are always organic - NO GMOs, NO toxic pesticides or herbicides, NO artificial hormones and NO antibiotics - and always free-range.  Each egg includes 6 grams of organic protein and just 60 calories making them a perfect way to start the day!
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After all of the holiday goodies I've eaten, I'm actually looking forward to giving my body a refresh.  Besides starting my morning with Organic Valley Eggs, I'm using seasonal produce to recreate some of my favorite breakfast dishes.
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I love a good breakfast hash!  I'm swapping out the potatoes for butternut squash and adding in kale, red onion, and some crumbled bacon.  Fry up a couple eggs and pop them on top and wake up your taste buds to a colorful, delicious, and healthy meal!  Grab the recipe for this breakfast hash today on the blog!
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#organicmornings #sponsored
I’ve been doing BIG post-holiday cleanup the past two days. I’m thankful that I had an @americanflatbreadproducts Revolution pizza (made with caramelized onions and mushrooms) in the freezer. It made grabbing a bite between cleaning and organizing so easy! I loved the crispy crust and the flavor of the mushrooms and onions. Thanks @socialnature for the coupon!🍕#upgradepizzanight #trynatural