Simplifying Meal Planning For the New School Year {and a Giveaway!}

Written by Kim, Contributing Writer If we’re honest with ourselves, SAD eating (eating the Standard American Diet of refined, processed, convenience foods) can be pretty easy and comfortable. Healthy eating, in contrast, can seem pretty overwhelming. Planning for three meals a day, from scratch, plus snacks, everyday! How’s a mom to manage it?! I encourage people to break it down. First of all, most families (healthy eaters or not) tend to stick to a limited number of recipes that they use … [Read more...]

Healthy & Delicious 4th of July Recipes

Written by Jenn, Contributing Writer I LOVE summer food! Anything tastes better on the grill and our family can't get enough of the in-season fruits and fresh veggies! If you're planning a 4th of July get together and want something other than hotdogs and chips, here are some great ideas for Independence Day recipes that are both delicious and healthy! And really, you could make them anytime during the summer! Just click on each link to find the full … [Read more...]

The Best Meatballs Ever {Make Ahead Freezer Cooking}

If there is one food I miss the convenience of it's meatballs. A couple times a month, several years ago, I could wip open a frozen bag of meatballs, dump into the slow cooker, add some spaghetti sauce and by dinner time all I'd have to do is make some noodles. Has anyone else done this? Well, if you are on a natural whole foods journey like me, those frozen meatballs aren't going to cut it anymore. Here is a list of ingredients from a typical bag of italian meatballs: Pork, … [Read more...]

The Only Meal I Will Make Again and Again

  Written by Jenna, Contributing Writer There is a strange attribute about myself. I cannot explain it. I don't know how or why it has happened to me. Some might say it's odd or weird. Some may become quite annoyed with it. What is it? I cannot make the same meal twice. Yes, you read that right. This woman does not have it within her to create the same meal twice. It is a curse, I think, well, at least my husband thinks so. If anyone has an explanation behind this, I would gladly hear … [Read more...]

Monthly Dinner Meal Plan {July}

The quote "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" really sticks out to me and with us being very busy with our vision, we haven't been (or I haven't been) planning, preparing and making wholesome good dinners in quite some time. My husband & I, along with several of our patients from the office are participating in a weight loss challege to lose 10% of our weight, so I thought it is very necessary to start meal planning again.  We are using the advanced and core plan guidelines from the … [Read more...]

2 Quick & Easy Dinners

In this world of processed food, frozen meals and a drive thru's, I am always looking for a quick homemade meal.  It can get so tempting to "give in" to those kinds of meals I don't want my family to eat. So what are we to do? Use Pinterest as a research tool to find some healthy meals! The information is so readily available at your finger tips.  Go to the library to check out some cookbooks Take your favorites and transform them into a healthier … [Read more...]