Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies.  Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas are a perfect trio of flavors!  It’s super easy to make and we all usually have these simple ingredients on hand. If you’ve searched up any of our other smoothie recipes like The Healthy Blueberry Blast one, you’ll know that we are BIG on […]

10 Real Food Snacks For On-The-Go Moms

Ok moms, it’s almost the end of February and lacrosse season is starting.  If your kids are in sports like mine are you can (and will) find yourself on the road a lot and having easy to pack on-the-go snacks can be critical. When my kids were younger (elem school age) the parents were asked […]

How We Stay Organized Throughout the School Year

Today I am excited to share with you one of the ways we stay organized in our house once the school year begins. It begins with getting our kids into a routine that is predictable, expected and consistent. And that requires a chart! I’ve always been a list maker and a chore chart maker, even when […]

Homemade Organic Strawberry & Banana Sorbet

What do you do when life gives you too much fruit?  Make sorbet of course! While everyone has lightened up their summer menu by substituting the heavy whole wheat pastas and cream sauces with grilled chicken and salads of all sorts, healthy and low calorie desserts are harder to come by.   So I thought I’d […]

50 Healthy Snack Ideas

Whenever I tell people we eat a whole foods diet, the first question I get is, “What is that?  What do you eat?” So I try to explain that we’ve cut out all processed junk foods, chips, packaged snacks, cookies etc.  And we eat whole foods, as close to their original raw state as possible. […]

Maple Peanut Butter Banana Bites

I feel kind of silly even posting this, because it isn’t really even a recipe.  It’s just something I make for my kids for a snack after school and my daughter felt it was important I share it with you all. So here it is …. All I did was slice a banana into 2″ […]

Healthy Blueberry Blast Yogurt Smoothie

I can’t express strongly enough how beneficial smoothies can be in your diet! Especially green smoothies. This Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie has the word BLAST in it for a reason.  Paired with the spinach, kale and flax seed this blueberry smoothie blasts away the pounds, low immunity, low energy and puts some pep in your […]

Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes

Yum Guess what time it is?? It’s FALL Y’ALL  !! Georgia over at The Comfort of Cooking made these delicious looking Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes and one look and I just HAD to make them! The recipe originally calls for all-purpose flour but I used almost half whole wheat and they came out great!!   I also […]

Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups

When I tell you how easy it is to make your own fruit roll ups you are going to be so mad you haven’t done this sooner.  I can’t tell you the amount of money I have spent on boxed fruit roll ups, not to mention all the garbage that’s in them! __________________________________________ Have you […]

Fruit Roll Ups

When I made Strawberry Fruit Roll ups last night (and they were gone before I could get the camera) I knew I was on to something!  Granted, both my kids had friends over but I didn’t even get a chance to roll them….they ate them straight off the pan!! This is the only picture I […]

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 […]

The Top 5 Best and Worst Cereals

Did you know that cereal is the top breakfast food in our country?  And it’s no wonder.  It’s easy, it’s convenient, it can be eaten in a bowl with milk, put in a little travel cup for kids, heck it can even be eaten for dinner. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the […]