Eating Healthy During The Week: Meal Planning

As a busy mom of two, I find meal planning every week an absolutely critical habit to maintain healthy eating.  If you have no plan during the week, and you are busy, something comes up, or you are just tired, what is the first thing you are going to do?  Turn to an unhealthy frozen […]

Clean Out The Pantry and Mindful Shopping

Welcome to the first of my healthy habits resets!  I hope you are as excited about doing this as I am about sharing with you.  🙂  Anytime I feel like my diet has gotten off track, one of my first steps to getting back on track is to clean out my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. […]

My Springtime Health Habit Reset

We’ve had a good winter.  Usually with little kids, I feel like we spend most of our winter just waiting for the spring to arrive, and for the colds to go away.  We fared better this winter, and I don’t know if we just got lucky or what, but I’ll take it.   But, now […]


One of my favorite veggies is one that is hard to find in Colorado, unfortunately.  My grandmother, who lived in southern Oklahoma, used to fry up okra almost every time we came to visit, and okra still reminds me of those trips.  I don’t usually eat it fried anymore, but I still love to eat […]

Six Reasons You Should Eat Eggplant

This is the second in my summer series on the health benefits of local produce you may be eating.  Today, Lindsay is going to help you prep some eggplant recipes, and I’ll tell you about all of the great stuff you probably didn’t know about eggplants.  Eggplants are surprisingly not that high in most vitamins […]

Health Benefits of Yellow Summer Squash

Lindsay and I are both currently getting local food from farms near us as we take part in a CSA or community supported agriculture.  If you aren’t familiar with the concept, a CSA allows you to buy a share of the food a farmer produces during a season and pay up front for it, helping […]

Food Allergies and Intolerances

Lindsay and I talk a lot about food allergies, celiac disease, and intolerances on our sites.  We thought this would be a good time to discuss what exactly these things are, and what they mean.  Sometimes people tend to think of a food allergy as anything that creates an upset stomach, indigestion, or other issue, […]

Cancer Fighting Foods

Many people are not aware just how much our diet can affect our chances of getting cancer someday.  Here, I will go over the basics of what you can do to increase cancer fighting foods in your diet, and Lindsay has prepared some cancer fighting foods in delicious ways.  Phytochemicals You have probably heard of […]

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Jacob is starting Kindergarten this week, and because he has food allergies we have to figure out lunches and also snacks to bring him.  I realized this morning I should probably do some brainstorming on what we can bring him!  We are going to go together this afternoon and make sure he has something he […]

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 […]