This was a week of adventure: healthy menu-planning, fooling my husband with Butternut Squash, and expanding my palette with wheat germ.

That’s right — wheat germ.

In this week’s Mamavation Vlog, you get to see the results of these foodie adventures . . . the good, the bad, and the ugly.

First up is my take on @notdiyheather’s “Healthified Macaroni and Cheese.”  I tweaked her recipe just a bit, omitting the butter and using 2 cups of butternut squash puree (some of the ginormous batch I made for my baby . . . right before he decided he would NEVER eat purees).  By the way, this was a HUGE hit with my kiddos — the squash melded perfectly with the cheese and didn’t overpower the traditional flavor of the dish.

Then, you get to see me make (and eat) one of @drmary14’s breakfast recipes: low-fat yogurt, berries, and WHEAT GERM!  It was my first time to try the wheat germ . . . wow.  That’s all I can say.

Here goes . . .

Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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