June 21, 2016

I love to try new recipes and surf through the many drool-worthy recipes on my Pinterest board but I find myself making the same favorite snacks over and over each week. 

Grain free Apple Cinnamon muffins from Wellness Mama

Gluten Free Granola Bars

And these delicious ene...

July 22, 2015

Sometimes you have to do the real deal and enjoy every creamy, delicious bite.


But if your family is like mine, the request for ice cream in the summer is almost daily and I have to find alternate cool treats.


Here are three alternatives to traditional dairy (sugar and...

April 29, 2015

In the first post in this series, we talked about why it is important to avoid microwave popcorn and some easy alternatives for doing it yourself.


Another common confusing "health" food is granola or granola bars. 




As the natural health movement gained momentum a few...

March 12, 2015

Growing up, I remember eating whipped cream by the spoonful after plopping it on my strawberry pie or apple crisp.  Technically, it wasn't cream at all- our favorite was the mock stuff, "whipped topping" (or Cool Whip.)


Have you stopped to read the ingredient label on...

March 7, 2015

When my 5 year old began transitioning to real food, I was intent on starting her with the best possible nutrition.


But as she turned 2 and 3 and 4, it became so much more difficult.  She had a say over what she wanted (carbs and nothing green, please!) We continued to...

February 20, 2015

Over the past week, we made kale chips three times!



Kale is an incredible superfood, packed with vitamins K, A, and C, copper, calcium, iron, fiber potassium, B vitamins plus 45 different flavanoids to reduce inflammation in the body.


Ideally, you want to consume kale...

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