Food

What to Buy at the Farmer’s Market in September

September is a great month. The hot summer days are finally winding down and it starts the countdown to my favorite season. I love seeing the pumpkins pop up in store parking lots and cringe understandably as hopefuls don their boots and sweaters in the 80+ degree temps. Fall is the best time to visit […] Read more…

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Healthy Breakfast Options for Busy Mornings

I have never been a meal skipper. I eat about fourteen times each day. Ok, it’s more like five, but anyone close to me knows that you don’t really want to be close to me in an onset of hanger (hunger + anger). Instead of reaching for a Snickers bar (as the clever commercial suggests), […] Read more…

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What to Buy at the Farmer’s Market in June, July, and August.

I’ve given up on incorporating the farmer’s market into my weekly shopping routine. Maybe I’ll give it another go in the fall when I don’t stick to the inside of my car, my hair, and my shorts even at 7am. Just because my good intentions have been put on hold doesn’t mean I can’t pass […] Read more…

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8 Snacks that Get Me Through Sweet Cravings

My biggest hurdle in eating healthy comes in the form of dessert. I’ve always had a sweet tooth and honestly have no interest in giving sugar up all together. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures plus I enjoy baking on occasion. Instead, I try to limit myself to one dessert item a week. This makes […] Read more…

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2018 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

It may sound like rival gangs from the old west, but the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15 are lists created by the Environmental Working Group each year relating to pesticides and produce. The Dirty Dozen are the crops that have the largest traces of pesticide residue residing on them. On the opposite end of […] Read more…

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What to Buy at the Farmer’s Market in May

I have to admit that my Farmer’s Market goals from April have still gone unfulfilled. What is it about Saturday mornings that just make them seem to fly by? As it turned out, April is still a little early to see lots of seasonal spring produce anyway, so perhaps I didn’t miss out on too […] Read more…

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy can be a challenge on many levels. First, you have to cipher through the endless array of dieting options and determine what your definition of “healthy” is. Next is creating a plan of action, which typically involves a complete purge of the pantry, freezer, and fridge and lots of Pinterest recipe hunting. Finally, […] Read more…

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What to Buy at the Farmer’s Market in April

We are so fortunate to have an awesome weekly farmer’s market right down the road from our home. I have romantic notions of going every Saturday morning with the family, my canvas shopping totes in hand, and greeting my favorite vendors by name. In reality, I go a few times a year and I may […] Read more…

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My Favorite Easter Treat: Homemade Reese’s Bunnies

Embracing a healthy lifestyle for me means moderation. I do have a sweet tooth, so jumping on board the “no refined sugar” train isn’t a very appealing option. Instead, I try to make desserts at home when possible. Are they better for you? I like to think so. I have control over the ingredients and […] Read more…

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Eat This, Not That

I’ve always had what I would consider a healthy relationship with food. As a kid, I wasn’t picky and pretty much ate whatever was given to me. Sweets, sodas, and snacks were moderated and while we had our share of good ol’ Southern fare, fried foods were balanced with healthier options. In high school, I […] Read more…

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