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50 Candy Free Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Your Whole Family

December 13th, 2016|

If you're like me, stocking stuffers are one of the last things I think about when it comes to preparing for Christmas. There are a million other things we "should" be doing and this one just seems to get left behind until the very end. I know for us, we've had so many Christmas [...]

5 “Healthy” Foods that are Loaded with Sugar

December 5th, 2016|

I never want to call people out on what they're eating. I purely love to share what I've learned because it's been so eye opening to me and how food effects the way you feel. I feel confident it will be for you too (if not already) as you learn more about highly processed foods [...]

5 Tips to Help You Shop the Healthy Stuff

November 1st, 2016|

Shop only at Health-Food Grocery Stores. Just kidding...I am not that girl. While I really like health-food stores, it's not always budget friendly or convenient. I spend most of my shopping at mainstream grocery stores and have picked up a few great tips along the way to make shopping for the healthy stuff easier. It's [...]

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

October 21st, 2016|

  If you're ever struggling to get your kids to eat real food desserts that aren't highly processed, popsicles are a great place to start! All you have to say is, "Do you want to make popsicles?" and you can see the wheels turning in their head. As if, you'd just read their mind because they've [...]

5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites

October 21st, 2016|

  In a previous life of mine, I would eat loads of raw cookie dough. Definitely, not something to be proud of. I am a recovered cookie dough addict and would much rather have something made with real food ingredients because of the way it makes me feel. And that's when we discovered 5 Minute [...]

Healthy Apple Cranberry Salad

September 29th, 2016|

  Want to get your kids eating more salads? Or heck. Do you?... Include ingredients they LOVE and you'll watch them devour a salad no problem! It took me awhile to figure this out, as I would continue fixing salads and combinations that just all-out didn't work! We would eat it, but only so we [...]

Vegetable Lasagna

September 21st, 2016|

  Here is our family's version of lasagna that dares to compete with traditional recipes. Traditional recipes are basically a meat, cheese, and noodles meal, while this one includes subtle-flavored vegetables that my kids will devour, even when they are very used to the "traditional" recipes (grandma makes killer lasagna). This is also a meatless [...]

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

September 21st, 2016|

Lately, it has felt like we have overdone the same old smoothies. While they taste great, our taste buds are ready for a change! This delightful Peaches 'N Cream Smoothie hit the spot for us this morning. I will share the ones we love as we discover new great flavors! Let's discuss smoothies for a [...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins

September 2nd, 2016|

  These Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins are moist, delicious, and made with real food ingredients. And let me tell you...I think my kids have had them every day after school this week. :O Three tips for this recipe: 1.) Shred up the zucchini in a food processor so the kids won't be weirded out by having a [...]

7 Kid’s Lunch Box Must-Haves!

September 2nd, 2016|

  One of the best ways to get kids eating more real food is to make it colorful, creative, and fun. This draws their attention to want to eat their lunch and causes a similar affect on the brain to how they respond to the fun packaging of highly processed foods. It just looks fun! However, I don't have time to cut out cute shapes [...]

#1 Way to Recognize Processed Foods

September 1st, 2016|

There are a lot of characteristics to look for when recognizing highly processed food items. So, I want to tell you my best tip on how to do it quickly without being a nutritionist or researching food for hours. But first, I can’t tell you how often I am told the foods people feed their kids. [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

August 18th, 2016|

  Need a real-food dessert to bring to a party? These are ALWAYS a hit at parties because because they are just THAT GOOD! They're a staple dessert in our home and both of my older kids can make them all by themselves because it's a no-bake, no fuss (I didn't say no mess ;) ) recipe. [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

August 18th, 2016|

Need a real-food dessert to bring to a party? These are ALWAYS a hit at parties because because they are just THAT GOOD! They're a staple dessert in our home and both of my older kids can make them all by themselves because it's a no-bake, no fuss (I didn't say no mess ;) ) recipe. This [...]

5 Favorite Vegetables to Add to Smoothies

August 17th, 2016|

If you ever feel like you or your kids aren’t eating enough vegetables in a day, let me tell you my secret weapon for super-fast nutrient-boosting foods...                                      Fruit and veggie smoothies Some days, it feels like we are in and out of the car going from one activity to another and there isn't even [...]

15 Healthy Foods to Buy From Costco

August 10th, 2016|

Looking for a place to add more variety to your healthy food options without breaking the bank? Over the last 2 years, I have fallen head over heels with Costco. Not only because I can buy in bulk for our big-ish family, but also because of its great prices, healthy food items, and variety. I’ve done some [...]