Taco Night Just Got Healthier and Easier!

My husband is probably sick of how often I make tacos. Mexican food in general is so amazing. You take the same few ingredients and mix them up in different ways, and it’s a whole new meal! I won’t pretend that the way I make tacos is authentic – I just don’t have that kind [ keep reading ]

Egg Recipes: My Favorites for Lunch and Snacks

Several years ago I had several tests run and completed and a 21-day food elimination diet to determine any food allergens. One of my biggest fears was that they would tell me that I was allergic to eggs. I love eggs. Although the tests did not reveal that I had any food sensitivities to eggs, [ keep reading ]

Breakfast Egg Recipes: My Favorites

As stated in a previous post, I love eggs. Eggs are inexpensive and a good source of healthy protein. I especially love eggs for breakfast and here are some of my favorite easy breakfast egg recipes. Omelets Once upon a time, I thought to make an omelet was a long task and not doable for [ keep reading ]

3 Ways to Keep Produce Fresh

I know spring is coming the moment that nectarines start showing up in the grocery store produce section. From a wider selection at the grocery store to farmers markets I stay stocked up on berries and seasonal produce and everything else I can get my hands on. The only problem with produce? It tends to [ keep reading ]

Move Over Potato Chips! Make Way for Chickpeas!

Confession: I love to snack. I wish I could eat chips, crackers, and other crunchy delights all the time! As I have aged, however, my body has become less forgiving of junk food. I’m always looking for things I can nosh on that won’t add inches to my waistline. It’s not always easy, though. Fresh [ keep reading ]

Iced Coffee and Cold Brew: What’s the Difference?

I wasn’t always the coffee-consuming maniac that I am today. In fact, I worked at Starbucks when I was 19 and didn’t even like coffee when I first started. While the job only lasted a couple years, I did get both a deep love of coffee and a husband out of it, so we’ll call [ keep reading ]

Are You Hosting Friends and Family for the Holidays? Read This First.

Hosting friends and family for a holiday meal can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. I grew up attending family holiday functions that would have as many as 40 adults and children attending. We have learned some tricks over the years to make it an enjoyable time for the host [ keep reading ]

Super Easy Way to Get a Probiotic Boost

Introducing microorganisms into your body for beneficial properties is the definition of probiotics. Probiotics, more specifically, are bacteria and yeasts that are healthy for you. When I first started making water kefir (a wonderful probiotic option) I taught my kids the basic science of the process and was met with numerous exclamations of how they [ keep reading ]

How to Eat a Healthy Homemade Meal Despite Afterschool Activities

School is back in session and so are the after school activities. We now have two kids old enough to participate in after school sports and clubs which makes for a hectic weekday afternoon and evening. We do not go crazy with the afterschool activities, but three nights a week, the activities encroach on dinner [ keep reading ]

The Best Dill Pickle Recipe-No Canning Required!

We love pickles at our house, and we especially love dill pickles.  After many years of little success growing cucumbers, I have finally been able to grow an abundance and we have been trying different recipes. Last year was my first successful year and I tried two different recipes. One recipe generated the most sour [ keep reading ]

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