Easy Summer Time Meal Ideas That Don’t Involve Cooking

easy summer time meal, fruit and crackers

Do you love to cook? Do you despise it? Are you like many of us who are somewhere in between? Perhaps you don’t mind it and maybe even love it on occasion. Other times, not so much. Nowadays, many parents are becoming more aware of the need to provide healthy food for their families. The [ keep reading ]

Coffee? Good, Bad or AMAZING?

One day, scientists will come to a consensus, I just know it. The clouds will part, one magical, peer-reviewed study will fall from the sky, and there will be a collective “EUREKA!” What I’m talking about is dietary recommendations. You wake up one morning and the headline is “eggs are TERRIBLE” and a few weeks [ keep reading ]

Go Bananas: Why You Should Eat a Banana Every Day

It goes without saying that including fruit in your diet is always a good idea. These days, we’re always on the go so it can be tough to incorporate fruit in your daily diet. I mean, who has time to sit and peel an orange, cut up a watermelon or wash down a batch of [ keep reading ]

I Started the Whole30 and Quit 10 Days Later

It was not all that long ago that I posted about my 2nd round of the Whole30. I had completed the food elimination diet two years ago with great success. On my first round of Whole30, I completed more than 30 days of the food elimination diet. On completion, I had lost approximately 10 pounds [ keep reading ]

Foods to Fight Cancer: Top Five Choices

Foods to fight cancer, tomatoes

We’ve all heard the saying that we are what we eat. While it might not be a literal truth, there is definitely merit to the old adage. Current data shows that there are specific foods to fight cancer. Incorporating some of these foods into your daily (or, at least, weekly) diet may help prevent cancer-related [ keep reading ]

How to Garden when You Don’t Know How to Garden

How to garden, zucchini

Growing your own food is definitely one of the best means for combating a contaminated national food supply. If you purchase healthy seeds or plants and put them into the soil, you can provide staple foods for your family. Not knowing how to garden makes some people hesitant to try at all. As in many [ keep reading ]

Energy Drink Dangers: Parents, Be Alerted!

energy drink dangers, pop-top cans

One of my daughters recently suffered an adverse health condition due to dehydration. We’re a big water-drinking family. This particular child, however, never drinks enough water. (She does now, thanks to an app she downloaded to remind herself.) Many parents think that as long as their kids drink something, they’re hydrated. This post will hopefully [ keep reading ]

What I Learned When I Ate Gluten Free for a Year

Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroidits at age 32, I am constantly searching for ways to improve my health. Some of those methods have been helpful and effective, like exercise, finding creative outlets, and changing my outlook on life. Like a majority of women in the western world, I also experimented with several kinds of diets. One [ keep reading ]

Four Reasons to Drink Green Tea

Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Often referred to as a miracle beverage, this drink has been around for centuries and is one of the most healthy things you can consume. Green tea is absolutely loaded with antioxidants and a whole host of other beneficial nutrients. Regularly drinking green [ keep reading ]

Could an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

These days, it seems there are new “superfoods” making headlines every week. With all this hype about superfoods, there is one tried and trusted food that may be getting overlooked. Apples are the original superfood. Nutritional powerhouses, apples are one of the most beneficial foods a person can consume. The health benefits of apples range [ keep reading ]


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