Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Gluten-Free Gigi

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Have you met my friend, Gluten-Free Gigi? Gigi is a scientist turned health specialist and I simply adore and always learn so much from her “A Side of Science” series.  Gigi was one of the guest-bloggers for last year’s Healthy Lunchbox series where she shared a delicious chocolate chip mini-muffin recipe.  This year she made me […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Paula from Live Free, Gluten Free

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Today on Healthy Lunchbox 2012, Paula from Live Free, Gluten Free shares her tips for packing delicious lunches for children and spouses.  Paula’s story is very similar to mine in that she spent years being ill and no body, not even her gastroenterologist, could tell her why. It was not until her mother suggested that […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Cooking with Elise

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Today on Healthy Lunchbox 2012, fellow FoodNetwork Summer Fest blogger, Elise Johnson from Cooking with Elise shares her tips for packing healthy and fun lunches for children of all ages. Elise is well-known for her Cooking with Elise television segments, her blog and is also a Chef Spokesperson for BJ’s Wholesale Club. Additionally, Elise’s first […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Dawn Allen from Cuter than Gluten

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Today on Healthy Lunchbox 2012, Dawn Allen from Cuter than Gluten.  Dawn is, what I consider to be, a gluten-free/dairy-free bento box expert.  I knew when she joined this year’s Healthy Lunchbox series that we were in for a treat! I love her cookie-cut fruits and veggies, the recipe below is a great alternative to […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Susan from Real Kids Eat Spinach

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Today on Healthy Lunchbox 2012, Susan from Real Kids Eat Spinach is sharing some of her favorite school lunchbox tips and three, count ‘em, three, delicious recipes! A single mother of two children, Susan spends much of her time preparing healthy meals that her children love.  As a certified holistic health coach, Susan offers insight […]

Roasted Red Pepper Paleo Hummus

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I must admit that, when giving up legumes, hummus was not high on my list of things I would miss. Don’t get me wrong…I love a good hummus. It’s just not one of those things that was on our regular shopping list.  In fact, previously, I might purchase hummus once a year and I might […]

Growing Up Isn’t So Bad, Peter Pan Squash Spiced Oven Fries

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Today on FoodNetwork Summer Fest, food and garden bloggers are joining up to highlight the vibrant staple: Summer Squash. Oddly enough, the title “Summer Squash” has less to do with the time a squash is grown or harvested and more to do with the sustainability of a squash. You see, summer squash like zucchini, yellow […]

Plum Pickin’ Pineapple Jam

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This time of the year our pantry and refrigerator is overloaded with all kinds of delicious produce. Most recently, with the help of Bountiful Baskets we have received an overabundance of fruits like cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and pineapples. So much so that even my large family cannot keep up. What’s a girl to do?  […]

Fermented Spicy Garlic-Dill Cukes and Zukes

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Between the digestive issues my daughter has faced since she was a baby and my own celiac diagnosis, I have been somewhat obsessed with healing our guts for quite some time. For many years, I thought yogurt and liquid acidophilus were our only options.  It has not been until recently that I have learned the […]

Strawberry Coconut Butter

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I first discovered coconut butter at my local health food store.  Purchased more out of curiosity than anything, one little bite and I was positively hooked! This Strawberry Coconut Butter came after experimenting with this brilliant Coconut Butter recipe from Lexi’s Kitchen.  Filled with nutrient dense coconut and coconut oil, coconut butter is one of […]

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