When it comes to school snacks and lunches, we hope for the least amount of processing. Here are some of the best store bought goodies we could find. There is also a Yumbox giveaway!
Obviously what you eat matters quite a bit, but so does how much you eat. Today I'm going to share the 6 stages of hunger along with my thoughts about each and what to do as you experience each one.
Several years ago, a friend of mine kept going on and on and on about ALDI. But frankly, I wasn’t convinced. I liked my regular grocery store and my shopping routine...
Don’t waste any more time in the cosmetic isle getting overwhelmed by thousands of choices and being unsure of what is best. This will shed light on what to avoid when it comes to your skin.
I've got another installment of simple, healthy food swaps to share with you today. I hope these ideas make things a little bit easier for you.
I've struggled in the past with ice melting in our cooler and leaking questionable "yuckiness" into our food, so how could I not love the idea of a cooler without ice!
I have an exciting announcement about a little project our family has been working on behind the scenes for the past year. And by "little," what I really mean is "tiny" - we've built a Tiny House on Wheels to use in the mountains!
If you aren't familiar with the term "greenwashing," it happens when a company uses misleading statements, words, images, or claims regarding a product's sustainability or healthiness to increase the sales of their products.
Blue Apron makes it easy for the whole family to be involved with the cooking and, at the same time, for your kids to learn how to cook.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t actually like to clean that much. On the other hand, I do like to live in a relatively clean house for the benefits it provides. Here’s what I’ve come up with for a simple daily cleaning routine broken down into the two main rooms you’ve got to keep on top of for cleaning.
With summer upon us, I'm guessing you may have a road trip or two in your future. We've got a few travel plans on the agenda ourselves, and there's one thing we often seem to be faced with when out of town - buffets.
Fun announcements from my trip to New York City, where I cooked my recipe for Taco Stuffed Peppers live on the Food Network. Click on a link to see the video!
Fermented foods are all the rage these days. Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir are just a few of the popular ones. But what is kefir (pronounced "keh-FEER")? Invented as a way to preserve fresh milk, the outcome is sort of a cross between yogurt and milk and, in all honesty, we had not tried it yet ourselves up until now.
Do you have a high-speed blender? If not, you're in luck. Because today we are giving one away from our sponsor, Oster!
Though it seems we've all been hearing about essential oils more and more lately, they've actually been around for centuries and have even been said to date back to King Tut's tomb. If you're new to essential oils, you are in luck! Here's the scoop on some of the most popular oils and how to use them.
Packets of fruit snacks seem to be everywhere, from birthday party goody bags to pee-wee soccer sidelines. But here’s the thing: They are neither fruit nor a healthy snack.
See what my 12-year-old, the biggest sunscreen hater I know, thinks of the four SAFER non-mineral sunscreens we tried out on a recent trip to Florida.
Do you ever find yourself perusing the wine aisles unsure of what to buy? Have you ever bought a bottle simply because it looked pretty? If you can relate, read on. Because we've got a super FUN giveaway today, brought to us by our newest sponsor, Weekly Tasting!
Not everyone can - or wants to - buy everything organic. In some cases, you simply can't find organic options, or you may just not want to foot the bill if it costs more. This is not a new topic here, but one that needed a little updating.
This post is by blog team member, Kiran. To learn more about Kiran, check out our team page or her blog! So guess what? I’m officially a Certified Holistic Health Coach as of mid-March. Last year I signed up for the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), which has been around since 1992. You may remember us …
The difference between our winter veggie garden today and exactly one year ago is absolutely mind-blowing. So I just had to share how it's gone from sad to spectacular!
Spring cleaning doesn’t just have to be for your house … it can be for your body, too! This is the perfect time of year to make some clean and simple healthier food swaps because, remember, any small change is better than none. :) – Healthier Food Swaps DITCH INSTEAD GET RECIPE Deep-fried potato chips …
Today I want to make sure you know about an awesome program put together by one of our favorite longtime sponsors to help you simply (and affordably) add healthy, reusable products to your home. Obviously, we’re all about eating the right foods around here, but how you store your food and clean your home (and treat the earth) …
There are so many snack bar options these days it can be downright overwhelming. But as we’ve mentioned in the past, many of these bars are simply glorified candy bars with some including almost a full day’s suggested amount of sugar – in just one bar! Also many have unnecessary additives most people would not …
I’ve been doing some spring cleaning at my house, and my recent BIG pantry makeover inspired us to have a fun contest where you could get in on the action. So today I am picking a winner and also sharing some of the other great before and after pics that were submitted! And the winner doesn’t …
I guess I’m on a roll because first I was inspired to do a big pantry redo, then I decided I could no longer stand our disastrous extra freezer, and next my husband is hinting around that I need to tackle the spice drawer. I think we can officially say spring cleaning is underway over …
Today I want to share with you some cool new products I found at Natural Products Expo West, including real food snacks that I'm personally excited to see in stores soon.
So the other day I was just minding my own business when I saw an amazingly neat pantry picture in my Insta stories...
When our family switched to real food, both my husband and I lost weight. However, our greatest accomplishment was with our kids’ eating habits, especially my picky kid.
We arrived in Scotland with two small children and a dog in tow, and I will never forget the first time I went grocery shopping. I had a sinking realization that all the food I bought on autopilot every week was gone.
Whether you're ready to get to the bottom of it or just want to find some natural creams to help, I'm sharing some natural remedies for eczema in today's post that is brought to you by our new sponsor The Eczema Company!
Studying up on my parents' diseases opened my eyes to the connection between food and health and completely changed my approach to food. I was too late to save them, but not too late to save me!
Here’s another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these pictures with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they’ll actually eat!).
Founded by Lara Merriken, LÄRABAR was created to make real food more accessible in a convenient, on-the-go package made with only simple ingredients. Be sure to enter the giveaway!
Our journey started in 2012 when my oldest son was getting ready to start solid food. The more I read up on our choices, the more it seemed so easy to make baby food and such a waste of money to purchase those tiny jars that often had more additives than actual food.
Some people call it freezer cooking, some call it batch cooking. I call it making your own convenience food! Avoid the junk by making your own.