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Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

Today I’d like to take you on a trip down memory lane… When life was just a little simpler. A time when our biggest concerns were having the same teacher as our best friend, and what our parents packed in our lunch. More specifically, what treat they packed in our lunch. Gushers, fruit snacks, or better yet – fruit roll-ups! Please tell me you guys grew up eating fruit roll-ups… I sure did. And boy did I love them. But man have times changes. Because nowadays I don’t even walk down the grocery store aisle that sells that kind of snack! I’m not entirely sure if my taste buds have since matured, or if it’s mental, but the thought... read more
Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Guess what? Eating healthy doesn’t have to suck… It’s true! That’s what we’re all about! Making healthier version of your favorite foods. Like smoothies! I. Love. Smoothies. I mean really, is there any better way to start a summer day!? (I love when I accidentally rhyme)  The bummer is, most store bought smoothies are RIDICULOUSLY high in sugar, and aren’t balanced out with any protein or fat. Even healthy forms of added sugar such as fruit, fruit juice, honey or maple syrup can spike your blood sugar. This could be remedied by simply adding protein and/or fat. Adding these calories will help to balance out the nutrients and stabilize your blood sugar –but again, most store bought brands don’t do this.... read more
Homemade Toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste

For years I was reluctant to use homemade toothpaste. Oral hygiene is something I don’t mess around with. I’ve always had great luck in the cavity department and didn’t want any of my actions to negatively effect that. Plus, let’s get real, dental work is expensive! However, the desire to use store bought toothpaste came to a screeching halt when I was living in Alaska. The town I lived in was the most AMAZING place, and was conveniently located in the middle of nowhere. As you can imagine the prices of everyday items were exorbitant. I decided to save a few bucks on toothpaste (because the cheapest one I could find was $9.00) and forgo my favored brand (which... read more
3 Ingredient Nice Cream

3 Ingredient Nice Cream

Brace yourselves. I’m about to share a recipe that’s absolutely ingenious (if I do say so myself). You may never want to eat anything else. Ever. Again. It’s called Nice Cream. Yes, just like ice cream but guess what?? You only need 3 ingredients to make it, and all 3 ingredients happen to be healthy. It’s creamy, perfectly sweet and satiating. It’s vegan, dairy-free, paleo, no refined-sugar-added ice cream. That being said, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this treat, even if you don’t have any dietary restrictions! Ice cream is just too dal’gone delicious to stop eating. Ever. There’s seriously nothing better on a hot summer day. I know I know, I’m a little late in getting this post up.... read more
Homemade Body Butter Recipe

Homemade Body Butter Recipe

You need this body butter. Right now. I mean seriously… my skin is ridiculously soft. Like baby bum soft. I’ve caught myself on more than one occasion rubbing my face with the back of my hand. Yikes. Don’t judge… you’ll be doing it too. Not to mention, this butter smells like chocolaty-goodness. I know it may seem intimidating to make your own beauty products, but let me tell you something… Making your own body butter is easier than baking a cake. I’m serious! It’s literally as simple as putting the ingredients in a double boiler, melting, cooling, then whipping! The good news doesn’t stop there… The number one reason I think you’ll be glad you tried this body butter... read more
Fully-Loaded Peach & Quinoa Salad

Fully-Loaded Peach & Quinoa Salad

Summer is in the air and all up in my kitchen! And let me tell you! I have been taking full advantage of all the colorful produce this season has to offer! Herbs, peaches, avocados, etc… oooh my! I’ve been loving the creativity that the colors and flavors this season’s crops provide for us – It’s the best time of year to get inventive with some serious salad making. Filling a bowl to the brim with nutritious greens, topping it with an assortment of rainbow-colored fruit and sprinkling some freshly minced herbs on top. A fresh, natural, healthy seasonal bounty of clean eating goodness, YUM!! And the ingredients are readily available! Which is exactly how this salad came into existence… On... read more
Plant Based Protein Sources

Plant Based Protein Sources

We have big news. Brace yourselves, this is going to rock your world… …you don’t have to eat animal products to get protein in your diet. It’s true! There are plants, legumes, seeds and grains that supply your body with protein. According to Dr. Weil, “You’ll do well if you eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and soy foods.” (source) In today’s world, we have an interesting relationship with meat. Most meals are centered around it, and everything from the sauce to the wine depends on what meat is served. So we’ve put together this infographic to clear up the common misconception. You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to... read more
Grilled Peach and Mint Pistachio Pesto Summer Salad

Grilled Peach and Mint Pistachio Pesto Summer Salad

I wanted to share with you a post we did on our dear friend Kathleen’s Blog, Gonna Want Seconds. We just had to share this because it’s so delicious… and it’s peach season! Perfect timing to squeeze in a few more peach recipes 🙂 Peaches are one of my favorite fruits to grill and/or top on a salad. Check out the post and let us know what you think! Also, check out Kathleen’s blog for delicious, mouth watering recipes! She’s a pro!     Some people love summer for the long days, pool parties or neighborhood BBQs… I love summer because it’s peach season! Peaches have always been one of my favorite foods! They’re the item I rush to farmers... read more
Tabouleh

Tabouleh

I’m all about tabouleh. This specific tabouleh recipe that is. It’s my grandma’s recipe, who passed it down to my Mom, who gave it to me, and now I’m sharing it with you 🙂 Growing up it was one of my favorite things to eat. Which is odd, I know, seeing as most kids prefer candy and cookies… …Don’t get me wrong, I had some serious cookie game back in the day. But I really had big love for Grandma’s tabouleh. Again, weird I know. But if you’re a regular on my blog, you know I’m a bit different. Ok, so first things first… Is it tabbouleh? Or tabouleh? Or tabouli? Yikes! To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure myself –... read more
The Best Essential Oil Diffuser Review

The Best Essential Oil Diffuser Review

Purchasing your first essential oil diffuser is a BIG decision. There are a lot of diffusers to choose from. They each have their own unique features, making them all sound amazing in different ways. Some of these add ons are great! While others sound cool and end up being a headache. Making it hard to know which diffuser to buy and why! Don’t worry. We’ve got your back. After some unfortunate purchases, and a few awesome ones (that are still around), we feel we know what’s up in the diffuser world. Which is why we put together the best essential oil diffuser review to help you find the right diffuser based on your needs! We’ll give you the skinny on… What to look for when purchasing a diffuser Different types of diffusers Which... read more

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