10 Salads That Have More Fat and Calories Than a Big Mac!

Going to a restaurant can be a daunting task when you take a look at the myriad of choices on the menu. You start by glancing at the appetizers, which on average can contain more calories and fat then the entrée itself.  Not to mention trying to avoid all the succulent smells permeating the restaurant persuading you to […]

8 of the Best Weight Loss Foods

  Everyone knows by now that ‘You Are What You Eat’, right? We all know this.  We’ve heard it a hundred times before. One of the biggest components to losing weight (or even just maintaining a healthy lifestyle) really does start with WHICH foods you choose to eat. Did you know that certain foods actually HELP […]

4 Avocado Hacks You Need to Know

For a fruit that’s so fabulous and delicious, finding one that’s perfectly ripe—and keeping it that way—can be almost impossible to do. Here are 4 easy hacks that make shopping, storing, and using avocados crazy easy, along with using those over ripe ones! Pull Don’t Squeeze We’ve all given an avocado a squeeze to tell whether it’s […]

5 Baby Steps to Eating Clean in 2016

If you ask almost anyone on the street if they’d like to eat a little cleaner, I think the overwhelming response would be a resounding yes.  I think one of the main reasons people give up or feel a sense of failure is the ‘all or nothing’ approach, which I am completely guilty of or they just […]

5 of The Most Anti-Oxidant Rich Foods and Why They Should Be in Your Diet

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!  I hope you all had a great holiday season and didn’t go TOO overboard with Grandma’s banana cream pie. Boy the holidays can be a tough time to get through with all the sweets and foods and drinks we don’t normally consume, can’t they? Well the good news with the New […]

Homemade Peppermint Body Scrub (with free printable)

If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to spread holiday cheer this year, try making this homemade Peppermint Body Scrub.   The best part about this scrub (for me anyway) is that I’m using sugar in a GOOD way!  🙂 I started making my own body scrubs when I bought some essential oils last year.  I love […]

6 of The Best Foods for Glowing Healthy Skin

We all know that the skin cream market is a billion dollar industry.   But have you ever considered a more holistic approach to protect your skin from premature aging with the foods you eat? Fruits, like watermelon and cantaloupe, are some of the most hydrating foods we can eat because they contain mostly water which in turn rehydrates […]

Why You Should Start Dry Brushing Today

Have you ever heard of dry brushing before? This is a simple, daily practice that I started just over a year ago.  It’s inexpensive, it doesn’t take much time and the effects are noticeable right away. Dry brushing stimulates the body’s circulation and lymphatic system.  The most immediate and visual effect is smoother skin, but […]

8 Causes of Cravings (and what to do about them)

Have you ever wondered what causes food cravings?  That 3pm call to the candy machine at work?  The 9pm ice cream calling to you from the freezer?  Do you tend to crave foods on the salty side or sugary side?  Or perhaps both. A lot of people view cravings (and the giving in to them) as […]

Is eating organic imporant during pregancy?

Why Eat Organic? While eating healthy organic foods is important for all of us, it is especially true for expectant mothers. Did you know that over a billion pounds of pesticides are used each year on crops?  These residues also end up in the ground affecting our water supply as well.  If you are pregnant and […]

What 80% Healthy and 20% Not so Healthy looks like

Photo Credit:  freedigitalphotos.net I have a secret! I am in LOVE with Salt and Vinegar potato chips!  I know!!  I know!!!  I am the ‘health’ guru who is constantly talking about how bad processed foods are for you.  It’s my sister’s fault. No, really …. it is! How can I eat these horribly processed chips? […]

The Difference between Omega 3 and 6

One thing I’ve been learning a lot about while researching for this blog is the importance of Omega oils.  I kept coming across more and more articles about how out of balance our society has become in regards to these two cruicial fatty acids.  The word on the street is we are getting too many […]

Kids Chore Chart System

Although this blog is mainly about avoiding fake, processed foods my life doesn’t stop there. I am still a Mom with a house to keep (somewhat) clean and kids to raise.  Our goal is for them to make healthy choices while eating but to grow up to be responsible adults as well.  That starts with… THE […]