The Balanced Babe

How to Create the Ideal Work Day - By Erin Bassett

How to Create the Ideal Work Day – By Erin Bassett


Hello Balanced Babe readers! I’m Erin Bassett, the blogger behind Color Me Styled, a Windy City Blogger Collective  co-founder, and a full-time,​ blogging and content marketing consultant with Erin Marie Marketing by Design.   Needless to say I live and breathe and love blogging.

  In the last 6 months my life has done a 180. I went from working 50+ hours a week with a consulting firm and…

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Eat This, Feel Great : The Organic Peach

Eat This, Feel Great : The Organic Peach


At just under 60 calories, the Peach packs a powerful content of vitamins, including six of the B Complex. You also get 2+ grams of Fiber and various minerals, including Potassium. The high amounts of Vitamins A & C will assure you’re getting a good amount of antioxidants for vibrant, glowing skin,  including Lycopene. All of these great vitamins and minerals may be known to contribute to our…

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I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m transforming the fitness industry

I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m transforming the fitness industry

 sarina-jain-interview  Hi All! My name is Sarina Jain, and I am a certified fitness instructor with over 21 years of experience. I was born and raised in the U.S. to two Indian parents who migrated to the United States in the 1970’s.  Both of my parents wanted to make sure that my sister and I would grow up with the best of what the West has to offer without forgetting the East.  My father made sure to send us to…

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Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Eggplant, Cauliflower, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Eggplant, Cauliflower, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pizza


It’s a great feeling when you have mastered an  indulgent meal by making it healthy! There are many nights when I’m working long hours and just want to inhale something full of carbs that will expand in my tummy and keep me feeling full and content. Yes, that is right,  veggie lovers need to eat heavy foods too! Lucky for all of us carb lovers, I have crafted a gluten-free eggplant and…

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Seaweed: Super Sea Vegetables - Super Good For You!

Seaweed: Super Sea Vegetables – Super Good For You!

  seaweed  There is nothing better than a  summer spent out on the water; whether lakeside, lazing down a river, or sailing on the ocean.  I bet you don’t give a thought to the many different types of algae and marine plants that inhabit these waters, namely Seaweed.   Seaweeds provide food for marine life as well as place for them to dwell, but did you know that humans can also benefit from seaweed?…

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Win it Wednesday:

 reiki-healing-techniques   Last week I received an “energy healing blanket”, courtesy of   I must admit I haven’t done much research on energy healing, but I was intrigued to find out what it was all about.   One such common form of energy healing is called “Reiki”.  Its goal is to relax and promote healing by reducing stress.   And by reducing stress, its goal is to help the body stay healthy.This…

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Taking a Peak at Functional Foods

Taking a Peak at Functional Foods

  functional-foods  We all know that foods provide nutrients, some more basic than others. Beyond foods that have basic nutritional value, there are “functional foods”. These foods can be naturally nutritious, or have been fortified with additional vitamins and minerals.   So, if I had to choose between iceberg or romaine lettuce, I’d choose romaine because it has more folate, vitamin K and is darker green.…

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Why Empowering Others is Key, and How to Take Action With Your Goals By: kelly lynn adams

Why Empowering Others is Key, and How to Take Action With Your Goals By: kelly lynn adams


Hi I am Kelly Lynn Adams, founder of,after more than 10 years in corporate finance I was over-worked, stressed-out and had hit multiple auto-immune diseases, anxiety and depression. I decided to turn my life around and take my passion for business, deep love for entrepreneurship and my mission to serve to create my own brand. I am a professional business coach, writer…

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