5 Low Sugar, Whole Grain Cereal Ideas

June 16th, 2017|

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, because who wouldn't drool over having marshmallows in their cereal or frosted puffs? But, what makes them so delicious? And why could I eat 3-4 [...]

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

April 30th, 2017|

  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 are at least $1/can for 15 oz (roughly under 2 cups)! This adds up quickly. After getting an Instant Pot for Christmas in 2016, I've [...]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Sugar

April 24th, 2017|

  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". Totally perplexed, I responded that it wasn't because it contained maple syrup and I didn't want to lead others into thinking it was sugar-free. Sure [...]

My Favorite Healthier Fast Food Restaurant Items

March 28th, 2017|

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 have been designed to do just that! I used to LOVE Taco Bell and could eat their soft tacos at any time of the day. They [...]

Healthier Chocolate Cake Recipe (Best Ever!!!)

March 8th, 2017|

  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 all look forward to it! I have been so excited to share this healthier recipe with you! EEEK! The struggle I've had with my traditional chocolate [...]

How to Pick Healthy Eggs for Your Family

February 27th, 2017|

  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 between factory-farmed eggs (mass production of eggs within a warehouse) and pasture-raised eggs (birds that spend their days out in fresh pastures). I'm going to [...]

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

February 13th, 2017|

  You may be thinking, "Is this even possible?", and I've had the same question and still do at times. It has been a challenge with each of our kids during different phases of their childhood to get them to eat real food over waiting around for a treat or dessert. Even worse, choosing not [...]

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

February 4th, 2017|

  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 have children who struggle with feeling well. The beginning story of Katie and her health struggles can be found on my ABOUT PAGE. This post [...]

7 Healthy Swaps for Unhealthy Food

January 18th, 2017|

  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 most of the delicious meals and treats we were currently having. I simply needed to swap out ingredients with healthier ones*. Who wants to say goodbye [...]

47 Every Day Uses and Benefits of Coconut Oil

January 10th, 2017|

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. So, if you don't know much about it, that's ok! We all start somewhere and I hope after your read this, you'll be ready to [...]

5 Food Myths That Do More Harm Than Good

January 2nd, 2017|

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 connotation when it comes to people wanting to lose weight and be healthy. The reality is there's not short term fix as the word "diet" [...]

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

December 20th, 2016|

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 these holidays. It is always a busy, yet special time of year. I hope you're not sweating the small stuff and focusing on the stuff [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]