Our Story of How We Overcame Depression and Anxiety

2019-05-04T15:57:35-07:00January 21st, 2019|

Want to watch my story? You can watch the video of My Story HERE. I hope by sharing our family's story, I'm able to help others who have struggled like us. Our family has struggled for over 12 years with mental illness (severe depression, anxiety, brain fog, moodiness, chronic fatigue, headaches). Not everyone in our [...]

Chocolate Almond Brownie Bites

2019-05-05T22:43:52-07:00January 10th, 2019|

[recipe] These are not a new dessert for our family. In fact, they've been a family favorite for a few years now and all 4 kids squeal when they find out I'm making them. Love that! So, I'd like the share this delicious recipe with you, as long as you agree to over-indulge because they [...]

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo

2019-04-22T16:01:01-07:00January 8th, 2019|

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo - - garlic, minced, butter, or coconut oil if dairy-free, garlic powder, cauliflower florets, cut into 5 or 6 large chunks, carton chicken broth, salt, black pepper, milk of choice (we use almond), shredded parmesan cheese (optional), package of 100% whole wheat linguine pasta, large bunch of broccoli (cut into florets), , [...]

My Personal Goals for 2019

2019-01-05T01:13:43-07:00January 1st, 2019|

I love having a new year at hand. It's like waking up to a new day with a clean slate, but on a much grander scale. It feels fresh, exciting, and invigorating. What amazing things can you make happen? What will bring more joy and happiness to you or to your family? How can you [...]

How to Create Positive Feelings in Any Circumstance

2019-05-04T16:00:01-07:00December 17th, 2018|

Over the last 10 years, I've come to recognize that many people struggle with their mental health. I want to be very sensitive to the subject of mental health because everyone's situations are unique. And so, I never want to claim to know even a spec of what you or your friend may be experiencing. [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate

2018-12-19T23:00:40-07:00December 14th, 2018|

[recipe] Everyone needs a homemade hot chocolate recipe because the store-bought powder and syrup is super processed, full of additives and unnecessary ingredients. 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 [...]

How to Boost Your Mood With Food

2019-05-04T16:01:36-07:00December 7th, 2018|

Can we really boost our mood with food? Well, there is growing research that is showing us how the quality of our food is just as important to our mental health, as it is with our physical health. It's so cool to think that we can improve our mood, our anxieties, brain fog, etc. by [...]

Spinach Berry Salad with Maple Pecans

2018-12-13T17:05:47-07:00December 1st, 2018|

This Spinach Berry Salad is one of my favorites, especially for big crowds. I've made it a few times for 60+ people and I always get way too many compliments. <3  Spinach Berry Salad with Maple Pecans - - Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing: honey, red wine vinegar, spicy brown mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, large strawberries, stems [...]

Roasted Chickpea Gyros with Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

2018-11-28T17:02:31-07:00November 20th, 2018|

[recipe] We've been enjoying the delicious flavor of these Gyros! <3Roasted Chickpea Gyros with Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce - - chickpeas, rinsed and drained, olive oil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper (more if you like spicy!), salt, whole grain pita bread, Tzatziki Sauce: Greek Yogurt, cucumber, finely chopped, fresh lemon juice, garlic clove, minced, salt and [...]

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

2018-12-10T18:35:27-07:00November 19th, 2018|

[recipe]   When it comes to making fun, delicious food during the holiday season, you will always find these Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins on our counter! My kids gobble them up and I find myself creeping back for another as well!  Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - - coconut sugar, coconut oil, melted*, eggs, [...]

10 Tips for Making Quick, Healthy Meals

2019-03-06T09:45:30-07:00November 15th, 2018|

Our family has entered a different stage of life as our kids begin to enter teenage years. We seem to be busy with the needs of our two older kids, while trying to meet the demands of a baby and toddler. Stretched thin and short on time is an understatement most of the time. But, [...]

Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

2019-05-07T16:26:25-07:00October 20th, 2018|

[recipe]   Tacos are delicious just about any way! We love these meatless black bean sweet potato tacos for a change!Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos - - medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks, extra-virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, salt, ground cumin, chili powder, can black beans, rinsed and drained, cumin, water, salt [...]

#1 Way to Recognize Processed Foods

2019-03-06T09:54:03-07:00September 1st, 2018|

I want to tell you my best tip for identifying highly processed food so you can recognize 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. Without me bringing up my blog, the foods my kids [...]