Cajun Chicken Quinoa

February 6th, 2017|

This recipe was the first time I'd ever used creole seasoning and I fell in love with it. The beans are a perfect compliment to the quinoa and are very filling! Let me know how you like it in the comments below! <3 -Laura     Recipe inspired by Trim Healthy MamaCajun Chicken Quinoa - [...]

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 [...]

Traditional Bean Chili

February 3rd, 2017|

Everyone needs a good chili recipe, and we must be nothing short of original because we like our chili simple and traditional. And, this recipe comes from a lot of cans which is great for making quick dinner prep or taking to a Super Bowl party. A couple of things I'd like to share about the [...]

No Bake Cookies (with honey)

February 2nd, 2017|

I grew up in a home that had no bake cookies a couple of times a month! So, as you can imagine, I crave that flavor periodically and it totally brings me back. This is quite a sweet dessert and isn't for everyone, but was something I didn't want to give up. Because you know [...]

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

January 19th, 2017|

Back in the day, when I first started learning about eating healthy for the sake of my daughter Katie's health, I had omitted milkshakes. For years! Gahhh! Then, one day it dawned on me how my kids were growing up not knowing what a milkshake was. What kind of mother was I?! :) Milkshakes were a [...]

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 [...]

Homemade Creamy Ranch Dressing and Dip

January 5th, 2017|

  If wanting to eat real food as the majority or all of your diet, ditching processed salad dressings and dips can be hard! They are full of ingredients that make us want more and more....ingeniously designed, right!? But, the problem is that they quickly turn something healthy into junk food with all their artificial ingredients, [...]

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" [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 14th, 2016|

Everyone needs a homemade hot chocolate recipe because the store-bought powder and syrup is all-out junk. For the longest time we just didn't make hot chocolate or chocolate milk because I really didn't like the store-bought stuff. Maybe you've felt the same...Now you can make your own and stop buying the processed food items for this. Yay! [...]

Black Bean Lentil Soup

December 5th, 2016|

  The recipe-credit goes to the kind man who brought this soup for a pot luck at my husband's work. Mr. Clark said this soup was too de-lish to not snatch the recipe and he was totally right! :P So, here are my two cents on this soup... It's super filling. Guys, beans/lentils are so [...]

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 [...]

Real Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

October 21st, 2016|

  Nothing feels like Fall more than eating apples, pumpkin, and cinnamon. One of our favorite ways to make ice cream is by blending up frozen bananas with mix-ins and added toppings. The first time I ever made this was in my Yonana's Ice Cream Maker. It did an outstanding job, but other appliances will [...]

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. [...]