kids, lunch, pasta, recipes, under 30 minutes

Smokey Vegan Ranch (Lunch Box) Pasta Salad

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6+ weeks into the school year usually means it’s time to gather more lunch box inspiration! Today I’m sharing a protein-packed, fiber-filled, flavorful cold pasta dish that’s sure to break up the sandwich doldrums. Continue reading “Smokey Vegan Ranch (Lunch Box) Pasta Salad”

information, kids, lunch, plant-based eating, recipes, tips

Make Packing Healthy School Lunches EASY!

IMG_5194.JPGThe school year is upon us once again and with that comes a return to carpool, homework, and lunch packing. The average number of school days in the United States is 180 per year. Multiply that by my 3 children, and that’s 540 lunches I pack to keep my kids fed while at school this year alone! Continue reading “Make Packing Healthy School Lunches EASY!”

breakfasts, dinner, lunch, plant-based eating, tips

What I Eat in a Day 4

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During the summer, my workload gets pretty hefty. Long hours on the computer and many, many phone calls occur during the 8 weeks that I work on a seasonal job for our family businesses. In order to keep my stress levels manageable, I take our meals back to basics. Anything that can be prepped ahead in batches on my meal prep day will go a long way in cutting down my time in the kitchen during the rest of the week. I also go back to packing lunches for my kids several days a week. Continue reading “What I Eat in a Day 4”

health, information, tips

Houseplants 101

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Houseplants are currently having a moment on Instagram. Just check out hashtags like #urbanjungle, #plantshelfie, or #houseplantclub and you’ll see hundreds of thousands of beautiful, lush plants. While no one can deny the beauty and serenity that plants add to a space, it’s their many health benefits that make them worth the time investment. Continue reading “Houseplants 101”

health, information, natural remedies, recipes

Natural Cleaning 101

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There are thousands of cleaning products on the market that promise to kill 99.9% of germs, do the scrubbing for you, leave a streak-free shine, and make your clothes softer and brighter—all with a lemony-fresh scent. Every year, Americans spend an upwards of $60 billion on commercially manufactured cleaning products from laundry detergent to limescale remover. The average family spends over $600 a year on cleaning products and has over a dozen different products in their home. We know to keep these products out of the reach of our children, but are they even safe for us to use at all? Continue reading “Natural Cleaning 101”