Healthy and Quick for the New Year

As the new year rolls around and healthy eating becomes a priority for many, I thought I’d post some quick and easy ideas, starting today.  I am all about short cuts to make eating healthy easier!  I am a busy mom of two kids and just don’t have time to spend hours on meal prep, […]

Gluten-Free Restaurant, Grand Lake, CO – Stillwater Grill

My family and I were lucky enough this summer to spend time in one of Colorado’s hidden gems, Grand Lake.  Grand Lake is located on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park and is a laid back tourist town that comes alive in the summer.  For gluten-free diners, one of the downsides of Grand […]

Jacob’s Blueberry Peach Smoothie Recipe

This morning Jacob wanted a snack, and decided on a smoothie.  He ran the show with this smoothie, stood up on a step stool, and told me what to get out of the refrigerator.  He poured, and measured, and came up with a delicious recipe.  I have to say, this is one of the tastiest […]


Lindsay has apparently been dreading this post, and I should have realized it since she doesn’t like fish…  Luckily there are other ways to get omega-3s.  They are most easily absorbed and used in the body in the form they are found in fish, but our bodies can convert omega-3s in flax seeds, chia seeds, […]

Regulating Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes in your family, or just feel like you have swings in your blood sugar, it is a good idea to try to moderate it.  In fact, everyone would do well to eat a diet that moderates blood sugar.  When we don’t feel hungry between meals, we are less likely to overeat. […]

Foods to Help You Sleep

Did you know that what you eat can effect the quality of sleep you get?  Most people know drinking coffee past noon can cause you to not be able to sleep at night, but did you also  know that being low on calcium, magnesium, and tryptophan can cause sleep problems?  Today, Lindsay has create some […]

Gluten-Free Meal Plan 5/19/2013

I’ve finally gotten around to posting another weekly meal plan.  This week, Jeremy is out of town Monday-Wednesday, so I tried to plan some easier meals for these days, since I will have my hands full.  We also haven’t been eating much meat left, but have some grass-fed beef in the freezer so I planned […]

Health Benefits of Dietary Fiber

Lindsay and I are talking about fiber today.  Fiber may not sound very exciting, but it’s helpful in losing weight, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease and diabetes, and more.  It’s not too hard to get more fiber in your diet, just eat more fruits and vegetables, but if you want to know more specifics read […]

Sodium and Processed Foods

Today’s post is a continuation of last week discussion of sodium, potassium, and blood pressure.  So think of this as Part 2 in this series.  If you missed last weeks discussion, you can go read it here.   Sodium in Processed Foods According to the CDC, 75% of our sodium intake comes from processed foods.  Sodium […]

Potassium and Blood Pressure

Potassium is one of the major electrolytes in the body, allowing nerve cells to transmit messages, allowing muscles to contract, and helping maintain proper fluid amounts in different parts of the body.  Potassium deficiency is rare because it is available in so many foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, dairy, and meat.  Here in […]