Healthy Lunchbox 2016: Week 3: Hot Meals To Go!

🙂 When I created the Healthy Lunchbox Series many, many years ago, my original intent and purpose was to help myself and others discover new and exciting ways to feed our children (and ourselves) that are not only healthy, but also delicious. Over the years, one of the key principles I have kept is to plan […]

Homemade Sauerkraut

  About a week ago, I shared a very, very simple recipe on Facebook with the promise of getting it up quickly!   Thank you so very much to the many positive responses I got on there, and please forgive me for the delay! I don’t know about you, but summertime days just fly by […]

Homemade Yerba Mate Kombucha

There are many claims about the benefits of drinking kombucha tea.  From supporting liver detoxification to pancreas function, improved energy, digestive support, improved mood, supporting positive gut balance, aiding in nutrient assimilation and even metabolic support;  kombucha is touted as the ‘miracle drink’ in many corners of the world.  So as someone who has spent […]

Elimination Diets…What Are They, and Why Should You Care?

As a full-time wellness advocate who is certified in personal and children’s nutrition, works regularly with essential oils and various holistic means to wellness, I am often asked all kinds of questions about every health goal you could imagine.     I love this because it helps me stay on top of vital information and […]

What We Eat: Teriyaki Beef Kabobs (Paleo, Whole30)

Last week I shared how I managed to stretch a meal originally planned for 4 to be enough for 8 people…this week, the concept is similar. Fruits and vegetables can make a meal stretch. Use these instead of grains and you’ve got a paleo plan you can afford to stick with. Because we purchase our […]

What We Eat: Roasted Kielbasa and Roasted Vegetable Packet Dinner

Sometimes I get in a blogging rut. I mean, I love sharing with you and I love getting to know all of you…but sometimes I find myself without any recipes because, well, what we eat doesn’t always need a recipe! I guess that happens when you move over to clean eating. Really, once you get […]

Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa over Roasted Acorn Squash

Two weeks ago I shared a simple recipe for 3-ingredient crockpot pulled pork. Today, I wanted to share with you one of our favorite ways to enjoy this! This Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa over Roasted Acorn Squash goes together quickly enough (once the pork has been cooked) that it makes for a great work/school […]

3-ingredient Crockpot Pulled Pork

One of the most difficult things to do when feeding a large family a nutrient-dense diet is to maintain and keep a tight budget. There are many tricks that I use to do this; we source from local farms as often as possible; often through local Farmer’s Markets but also by going to their farms, […]

Salted Chili Lime Watermelon Popsicles

Having spent a vast majority of my life split between Southern California and Texas, there is no doubt that my food is heavily influenced by the Mexican culture. When I was pregnant with my oldest biological son, I craved Mexican candy and chili spiced fruits most. These popsicles are a healthy throw back to those […]

Cilantro and Lime Ranch Vegetable Dip (Dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan alternatives noted)

This dip is a twist on my Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing. A little less coconut cream and a few drops of essential oil make a world of difference in flavor and texture. This mix goes together quickly and has fast become our favorite dipping sauce for veggies, topping for taco salads and more. To keep […]