#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 [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

2019-01-01T21:55:49-07:00August 18th, 2018|

  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 Chocolate Milkshake

2018-09-20T21:20:20-06:00January 19th, 2017|

[recipe] 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 [...]

7 Healthy Swaps for Unhealthy Food

2019-03-06T15:50:53-07:00January 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 [...]

5 Tips to Help You Shop for the Healthy Stuff

2019-03-06T15:59:55-07:00November 1st, 2016|

I'm a healthy food shopper. It is fun to me to find new awesome products that don't have food colorings, a million additives, processed ingredients, etc. But, it's not always easy to know what is healthy. Adapt these tips when you grocery shop, and you'll find healthy grocery shopping to be not as much a mystery! 5 [...]

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

2018-09-20T22:05:08-06:00October 21st, 2016|

[recipe] 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

2019-05-04T15:11:02-06:00October 21st, 2016|

[recipe] 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 what makes 5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites so awesome. You don't have to like cashews to enjoy this recipe. But, you do have to love cookie [...]

Healthy Apple Cranberry Salad

2019-04-29T17:10:07-06:00September 29th, 2016|

[recipe] Ready to eat more salads? If you are like me, I used to eat salads because I knew I should. But, I wasn't excited about eating them and looked forward to the next part of the meal. I soon found out what it took to make a super simple, yet delicious salad, without all the [...]

Vegetable Lasagna

2018-09-20T22:15:41-06:00September 21st, 2016|

[recipe] 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 [...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins

2018-09-20T22:21:16-06:00September 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 [...]

5 Favorite Vegetables to Add to Smoothies

2019-03-06T15:57:09-07:00August 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 [...]