It’s a Dandy Smoothie!!!

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Happy 2015 everyone!! After a 3-month maternity leave I am getting back into the swing of all things healthy!!!  As we enter into a new year, I would love to share one of my personal goals in health and wellness  with you. It is always my personal motivation to eat whole and provide my family with whole foods. In today’s culture, however, let’s face it – it is tough to avoid the processed foods that surround us all everyday. Life is busy and convenience is key for many, which is usually the push towards processed foods that offer that convenience. […]

NO KID HUNGRY!!

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Fall has arrived, and the color ORANGE is everywhere. But for the month of September, the color orange signifies far more importance than just the autumn season. The color orange represents the No Kid Hungry campaign to end child hunger in America! It is difficult to swallow that there are children everyday in our own country, the United States of America,  that go hungry on a regular basis. In fact, 1 in 5 children in America go hungry! As a mother, I cannot imagine my child going without food, and it breaks my heart to think that any child would go hungry. […]

The Cantaloupe Boat

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Sail away and calm the day with this yummy and nutritious cantaloupe boat! As Summer ends and Fall begins, I plan to savor every minute of all the fresh summer produce, and cantaloupe is at the top of my list! When teaching my toddler a few years ago that cantaloupe can be so fun to eat, we started calling slices of cantaloupe the “cantaloupe boat” – and of course he thought it was the greatest! Cantaloupe is a staple in our household, and this is the adult version of a delicious cantaloupe boat … perfect to start the day for […]

Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Wrap

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Fresh summer veggies are in their prime – and since fall is just around the corner,  I wanted to share one of our favorite healthy recipes we have enjoyed this summer! The Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Wrap is perfect for a quick dinner or lunch  that includes an abundance of healthy, fresh vegetables! During the summer months I like to frequent the locally grown pop-up stands and farmer markets packed full of fresh picked fruits and vegetables. This Mediterranean wrap is a meatless meal that delivers delicious flavor and is rich in nutrition for the whole family to enjoy!  Here is how […]

BlueNana Pop

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Summer may be coming to an end, but fresh produce is still in full swing. Recently on a special trip to a local blueberry farm along with my 5 year old son, together we picked 5 pounds of fresh blueberries right off the bush!! Right away my recipe wheels started to turn and the first recipe born was the BlueNana Pop!!  It just can’t get any better then fresh picked, sweet blueberries … plus, blueberries are extremely low in calories, high in antioxidant effect, full of phytonutrients, full of fiber, and a great source of manganese. Current research suggests that […]

Oatmeal Bar X2

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I just love this recipe since it delivers 2 fold! The ingredients lend itself to creating a healthy oatmeal bar or buffet for a fun, family-friendly weekend treat – or a true grab-and-go cooked oatmeal bar that is perfect for busy weekday mornings to get the day going. If oatmeal is not a favorite, substituting protein packed quinoa would work great too! The ingredients encompass whole foods that are rich in nutrition and provide great energy that does the body good when starting the day! Here is how to create your next healthy oatmeal bar!   The Oatmeal Buffet Bar 2-3 […]

Soup for Summer!

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Often during the hot and sticky summer months we probably don’t think about making soup for our meals. It’s August and the weather continues to be hot, hot, hot!! The great thing about soup is that it doesn’t have to be served hot and the possibilities are endless! So, why not try COLD soup? Here are 3 good reasons why cold soup can be a very healthy option for a quick, easy, and nutritious summer meal. 1. Soup can be Hydrating! During the summer heat it is always a good idea to stay on top of fluid intake since it […]