When I was a kid, my mom would make brownie pudding cake on cold, wet days. It was so comforting topped with a big scoop of whipped cream that melted into the gooey chocolate. When it snowed a few weeks ago, I needed some warm, gooey comfort. But I didn’t want the next day sugar/gluten […]
About a year ago I decided I wanted to switch to an all-natural deodorant. I’d been reading a lot about the toxins contained in heavy metals and how they can affect our health and it kind of freaked me out. Since then, I’ve gone through 7 different natural deodorants. Lucky for all of you, I’ve […]
I’ve always bought “cage-free” eggs. I was so proud picturing my eggs being laid by chickens roaming around a field of grass and flowers listening to Simon and Garfunkel. Then I learned that “cage-free” may not mean what I thought it meant. What about Organic? Free Range? Pasture Raised? What does it all mean?!
A few weeks ago she and I were watching The Pioneer Woman (one of our favorite bonding activities) and drooling over her chicken Parmesan. My daughter asked, “Can we please make that?!” I couldn’t let her down so we gave it a try. I wanted to make a grain-free but delicious version of this classic […]
Eating healthy is actually really easy if you figure out how to add flavor to food. Sometimes we feel like eating healthy has to be miserable. Good news. It doesn’t!! These meatballs are proof. They are so yummy! My husband and kids loved them and these are people who order things like chili cheese fries […]
We’re a family of nerds. So it didn’t surprise me when my 6-year-old daughter came to me and told me she wanted a book about the human body. I told her we could go to the library and get a book that weekend. That wasn’t good enough. She wanted a book she could own, carry […]
Last year I was asked to bring in a fun Valentine’s Day snack to my kids’ school Valentines’ Day parties. I wanted to do something fun but actually provide the kids what I’d consider a nutritious snack. Here’s what we came up with.
Last Valentine’s Day we made “love hearts” together as a family. Before you quite reading due to the sappy title of this project, hear me out. Each of us got a chipboard heart and painted it with things we love. Since we use Valentine’s Day to celebrate different forms of love, this included people, toys, […]
Today I was randomly craving that beef and broccoli. Sadly, getting beef and broccoli from your typical Chinese restaurant isn’t the healthiest choice. The point is, I wanted to eat beef and broccoli and not feel horrible after. So I decided to come up with my own recipe. Here’s how it went down.
Sugar comes by so many different names. But which ones are healthy and which should you avoid?