Years ago I read an article about how the average American family eats the same 9 meals for dinner on rotation. This fact has stuck with me for years and led me on a quest to expose my family to as many new dishes as I can (without driving myself crazy, of course). However, in the years since, I have spoken to and even worked with many families who don’t love experimenting in the kitchen as much as I do. Continue reading “The 3+3+3 Plan for Healthier Eating”
Sometime ago I had an encounter with two people at a grocery store that has stayed with me ever since. The date, time, and exact location are irrelevant, as this conversation could have taken place anywhere in the world. Continue reading “To the Woman at the Cash Register”
I’ve been a part of the blogging community for almost one year now and feel like there is still so much that I have to learn. Part of the learning process is seeing what other bloggers are doing in creating enjoyable content for their readers. So today, dear readers, I have something a little different to share with you. Continue reading “The Liebster Award”
We are only a few days into the new year. This is the time that everyone makes a vow to change habits, become healthier, stronger, and improve their lives. “New Year-New You” ads are blasted at every gym, diet center, medi-spa, and salad bar. However, by the second week of February (according to recent polls) around 80% of people have abandoned their New Year’s Resolutions. Why? Continue reading “3 Simple Steps to a Healthier 2017”
No one really ever taught you to chew, it’s a pretty natural instinct. However, it’s a very important step in the digestive process and most of us are doing it all wrong. Continue reading “Let’s Chat about CHEWING.”
I often get asked what I buy on a weekly basis at the grocery store for my family of 5. While some of the items may change with the seasons, I do have a set list of produce and staples that I buy weekly. As the school year ramps up (and let’s face it, when I get my garage organized), I plan on hitting Costco to stock up on pantry items to help streamline the weekly grocery shopping list. Continue reading “Plant-Based Eating: Grocery Haul”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, silly, not Christmas. It’s time to send those munchkins back to school and get everyone on a consistent routine again! This means busy mornings and even busier evenings balancing homework, after school activities, and sports. Oh yeah, and dinner at some point. This year I am sending two of my kiddos off to school which means twice the lunch packing, twice the homework, and twice the amount of paperwork coming in and out of the house 5 days a week. I find that the best defense is a good offense. Uh, I mean… careful planning and organization will help your family transition back to the school schedule smoothly. Continue reading “Back to School Tips for Busy Mornings”
Whether you have a growing family to feed or you’re living on your own, a good chunk of your income tends to go toward food. I mean, we all gotta eat! With the rising costs of housing, gas prices all over the map, and kids needing an endless list of school supplies (and clothes, and sports gear, and entertainment…), we could all be more mindful of where our hard-earned dollars go. Continue reading “Money Saving Grocery Tips, No Coupon Clipping Required!”
Much to the chagrin of my dentist, I have always loved caramel. It’s sugary sweetness and soft sticky texture makes everything seem right with the world. Until it pulls out a filling (or causes you to need one).
We’ve all been there. A well deserved vacation full of decadent meals. A weekend with extended family. Moving house. An endless string of holiday parties. An extra busy week where you’re only home for a few hours to sleep. Whatever the reason, we’ve all had those times where our healthy habits get derailed. While you may have enjoyed some tasty treats (or let’s face it, ALL THE TREATS), when the dust settles you’re left with a bloated belly, sluggish digestion, an extra pound or 5, and no clue how to get back on track.