Blog 2018-01-17T14:47:03+00:00

5 Low Sugar, Whole Grain Cereal Ideas

June 16th, 2017|2 Comments

I loved cereal as a kid and would've been just fine with eating it for every meal...because after all, "Frosted Lucky Charms, they're magically delicious!". My favorite was Lucky Charms, [...]

How to Cook Beans in the Instant Pot (No Soaking Required!)

April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

  We have been eating more and more beans in our diet over the last few years, and it is taking a toll on our grocery bill buying them canned! They [...]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Sugar

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

  While visiting family, I shared a delicious pancake syrup recipe that contains maple syrup. Upon placing the syrup on the table, it was said that the syrup was "sugar-free". [...]

My Favorite Healthier Fast Food Restaurant Items

March 28th, 2017|2 Comments

Do you have a favorite fast food restaurant that calls your name morning and night?! There is a reason we feel such a strong pull toward them. Their ingredients and food items [...]

Healthier Chocolate Cake Recipe (Best Ever!!!)

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

  Are you as serious about having a delicious chocolate cake recipe as I am? If so, keep reading... Homemade chocolate cake is our family's go-to birthday cake and we [...]

How to Pick Healthy Eggs for Your Family

February 27th, 2017|4 Comments

  Over the last couple of years I've learned that not all eggs are equal. I've done some side by side comparisons and research and there are some striking differences...specifically [...]

How to Get Toddlers to Eat Real Food (5 important ways)

February 13th, 2017|2 Comments

  You may be thinking, "Is this even possible?" I've had the same question and still do at times. It has been a challenge with each of our kids during [...]

My Daughter Katie’s Health Update (Gluten-Free)

February 4th, 2017|4 Comments

  I thought I'd do a quick update on my daughter, Katie's, health in hope to inspire, motivate, and encourage anyone who may be suffering with their health or who [...]

7 Healthy Swaps for Unhealthy Food

January 18th, 2017|12 Comments

  When I began learning about healthy eating so I could help my daughter Katie with her upset stomach, it took me awhile to understand that we could still have [...]

47 Every Day Uses and Benefits of Coconut Oil

January 10th, 2017|4 Comments

I'm so excited to share my love of coconut oil with you! Coconut oil is an item I'd never owned or used prior to making healthy changes in our diet. [...]

5 Food Myths That Do More Harm Than Good

January 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

Every year around the holidays, I hear people say they must "diet" once the parties are over. I cringe at the word "diet" and dislike using it because it has a negative [...]

5 Minute Hot Chocolate-in-a-Jar Gift Idea

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Merry Christmas! I hope you're enjoying the holiday season and the time spent with family and friends! <3 I love the music, smells, lights, trees, snow, and added love during [...]

50 Candy Free Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Your Whole Family

December 13th, 2016|4 Comments

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 [...]

5 “Healthy” Foods that are Loaded with Sugar

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

5 Tips to Help You Shop the Healthy Stuff

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 Kid’s Lunch Box Must-Haves!

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

  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 [...]

#1 Way to Recognize Processed Foods

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

August 18th, 2016|0 Comments

  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 [...]

5 Favorite Vegetables to Add to Smoothies

August 17th, 2016|4 Comments

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 [...]

15 Healthy Foods to Buy From Costco

August 10th, 2016|2 Comments

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. [...]