Food

2019 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

When trying to buy healthy foods for your family, you may be constantly battling with the organic vs non-organic choice. You want to do what’s best, but you also can’t afford to pay top dollar for every item. This struggle is real for me and the dirty dozen list is such a huge help! The […] Read more…

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Ideas That Won’t Leave You Feeling Green

St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday and it’s a big deal at our house. It is my husband’s self-declared favorite holiday of the year. While our methods of celebrating have changed over the last decade (less green beer…more cabbage), we still try to do something fun to acknowledge the day. When we first met, Tim […] Read more…

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Tips for a Microwave(less) Kitchen

My favorite famous reference to a microwave (don’t you know random quotes about small appliances??) is from the movie American Hustle. Jennifer Lawrence’s character learns the hard way to not put metal in their newly acquired “science oven”. I love the term and think that’s exactly what this magic cooking box should have been called […] Read more…

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My Go-To Healthy Crock Pot Meals

If I could only have one small appliance in my kitchen it would be……my coffee maker obviously…..but after that it would be my slow cooker, hands down. When I meal plan each week, I always include at least one crock pot dinner and it usually ends up being my favorite day of the week. There […] Read more…

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Me versus my sweet tooth: How I get myself back in check after the holidays.

I am a huge believer of moderation when it comes to healthy eating. You won’t find me on a diet that forbids certain foods forever and ever until the end of time. It just wouldn’t work for me. I’d eventually be found huddled on the bathroom floor happily hugging a whole container of ice cream […] Read more…

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How to Reduce Calories this Thanksgiving

For some the horror of Black Friday stems not from the crowds but from the fear of stepping onto the scale the morning after Thanksgiving Day. This dreaded step is warranted considering that the average American consumes 4,500 calories during their feast. Luckily, you can counteract the aftermath of this bloating holiday with just a […] Read more…

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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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