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Kale Crunch Salad {Sugar-Free}

Kale Crunch Salad {Sugar-Free}

Kale crunch salad is a refreshing low carb side perfect for a keto diet. Sweet yet sugar-free, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries make it a popular holiday addition to any table. Let's be honest. Are you a gung-ho kale lover or more in the I suppose I really should...

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Keto Salad Dressing – Lemon Poppy Seed

Keto Salad Dressing – Lemon Poppy Seed

Tart and tangy with a hint of sweet, sugar-free lemon poppy seed is the perfect keto salad dressing for a holiday salad or an everyday low carb meal. One of my favorite salad dressings has always been a sweet poppyseed dressing I used to put on all sorts of greens and...

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Best Ever Keto Spice Cake {Sugar Free}

Best Ever Keto Spice Cake {Sugar Free}

This is the best ever keto spice cake, full of fall spices while super-moist and delicious! Topped with a dreamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting. Spice cake. What comes to mind when you hear it? So many tastes and food experiences are associated with a memory. The...

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Hi, I’m Lauren from ExplorerMomma.com!

I’m Mom to a fun-loving 10-year-old girl and a dinosaur and squid obsessed 6-year-old boy. As a former French teacher and Peace Corps volunteer, I love to read, cook, and learn about other cultures – foods, languages, history, people. I get so excited to share the traditions of different places with my kids and travel whenever possible. I’m also a bit obsessed with real foods, cutting out sugar, and low carb eating.

What will you find here?

You’ll see resources for low carb and keto recipes perfect for families, mom and family travel, books, learning, and fun! 

Come explore with us and plan your next adventure!

Recent Recipes:

Kale Crunch Salad {Sugar-Free}

Kale Crunch Salad {Sugar-Free}

Kale crunch salad is a refreshing low carb side perfect for a keto diet. Sweet yet sugar-free, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries make it a popular holiday addition to any table. Let's be honest. Are you a gung-ho kale lover or more in the I suppose I really should...

read more
Keto Salad Dressing – Lemon Poppy Seed

Keto Salad Dressing – Lemon Poppy Seed

Tart and tangy with a hint of sweet, sugar-free lemon poppy seed is the perfect keto salad dressing for a holiday salad or an everyday low carb meal. One of my favorite salad dressings has always been a sweet poppyseed dressing I used to put on all sorts of greens and...

read more
Best Ever Keto Spice Cake {Sugar Free}

Best Ever Keto Spice Cake {Sugar Free}

This is the best ever keto spice cake, full of fall spices while super-moist and delicious! Topped with a dreamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting. Spice cake. What comes to mind when you hear it? So many tastes and food experiences are associated with a memory. The...

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Recent Travel:

The Best Restaurants in Grand Lake CO

The Best Restaurants in Grand Lake CO

These are our family favorite restaurants in Grand Lake CO. Stop in and enjoy! Are you planning a vacation to Grand Lake, Colorado? Click here for some awesome things to do in Grand Lake. Also if so, well then you need to eat well! Grand Lake is a gem of a mountain...

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The Complete Kids’ Carry-On Packing List

The Complete Kids’ Carry-On Packing List

Do you struggle at the last minute before a vacation and long for a quick and easy kids' carry-on packing list? What you have with you on the airplane can be a lifesaver, just as a possible missing item can unleash a frustrated ear-splitting series of wails from a...

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Best Middle Grade Books to Inspire Wanderlust

Best Middle Grade Books to Inspire Wanderlust

Stories inspire travel like nothing else! Middle grade books and YA books to inspire wanderlust in kids and us all! A chapter book list for kids who travel. My entire life, I've been proud to be a book nerd. I was the kid who read a book on the bus, was intent on...

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All Things Books:

Best Middle Grade Books to Inspire Wanderlust

Best Middle Grade Books to Inspire Wanderlust

Stories inspire travel like nothing else! Middle grade books and YA books to inspire wanderlust in kids and us all! A chapter book list for kids who travel. My entire life, I've been proud to be a book nerd. I was the kid who read a book on the bus, was intent on...

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What books to read next? 40 Books Challenge

What books to read next? 40 Books Challenge

Wondering what books to read next? Join me in my New Year 40 next books reading challenge! Today I'm sharing about categories 6-10 in the booklist and the book (or books!) I've selected for each. Welcome to the 40 next books reading challenge!! We've had a good start...

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Kids Travel Journal

Kids Travel Journal

A kids travel journal is the ultimate fun and memorable activity on a family vacation! You know all that time in the car or on the airplane? Use it wisely and have your kids reflect on what they've seen, eaten, and experienced! Do your kids love to look back at old...

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Operation U.S. Parks:

1 Day Mesa Verde Map Itinerary

1 Day Mesa Verde Map Itinerary

Are you planning to visit Mesa Verde National Park or short on time and considering it? Don't miss this national wonder and immaculate preservation of American history! Follow this family-friendly 1 day Mesa Verde Map Itinerary and love every minute of your...

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State and National Parks Family Bucket List

State and National Parks Family Bucket List

Preview: A State and National Parks Family Bucket List. Join guest writers as we travel around the southern and eastern areas of the United States to national and state parks! Are you ready to add to your family bucket list? There are so many amazing natural wonders...

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Northern States National Parks Bucket List

Northern States National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A Northern States National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around the states of Alaska, Michigan, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming to national and state parks! I am so excited about this group of national and state parks to...

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