If You Love Me, Please Don’t Bring Fat Food to My House for Christmas

By | December 9th, 2017|Holiday|

One of my sisters posted on her Facebook page, “If you love me, please don’t bring fat food to my house for Christmas.”  Pretty forward, but good for her! I am one of those people that bake like crazy starting on December 1st.  Our family has a Belgian cookie recipe that not only tastes amazing, [...]

Pumpkin Makes my Favorite Holiday Protein Smoothie Perfect

By | November 28th, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|

Like many of you, I enjoy a green protein drink every morning.  I reserve the right to be picky about my protein powder (click here to read about that) and I like to add as much spinach as I can fit in the blender because it's such an easy way to get extra greens.  I [...]

How to Eat Some Treats This Holiday Season and Not Feel Guilty

By | November 21st, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|

I know there are certain things you’re going to eat this year between now and New Year’s Day.  Everybody has their favorite holiday foods and treats, and no amount of willpower or dedication is going to keep you from them.  It’s not weird or wrong that you look forward to it, and it’s part of [...]

Slow-Roasted, Clean and Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey

By | November 13th, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, or you just want to take advantage of low prices on turkeys right now - it's a good idea to know how to make the perfect roasted bird - my favorite way is to SLOW ROAST it! It's so pretty, but we STILL DO want to eat [...]

Are You Still Haunted by Halloween?

By | November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Halloween was over a week ago, and I've heard so many people say "I'm still eating sugar!" They don't want to, but once that sugar demon has it's claws into you, you crave it and it's hard to escape from it's clutches.  So HOW do you free yourself from the slavery of the Halloween Sugar [...]

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies For You, OR Mail The Ingredients to Someone You Love

By | October 12th, 2017|Recipes|

A friend brought some pumpkin cookies over and told us they were healthy.  We are fully aware that “healthy” has many different levels, and our definition isn’t necessarily the same as how other people look at their food.  Did we eat them?  Absolutely!  I wasn’t going to insult my friend, and there were only six [...]

Your Kids Have Started School – Have you Covered These Three Things?

By | September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  The first couple of weeks of school are down, and you've settled into a routine.  That's good!  Now that they're starting to settle in - be sure you've got some important things covered This is the FIRST year in a long time I haven’t had one of my babies starting school.  Our oldest turned [...]

Fresh, Homemade Pesto Grown in Pots

By | August 10th, 2017|Recipes|

This is the first summer in more than 12 years that I haven't had a garden.  We sold the big house where we finished raising our hoodlums, and downsized our living space, AND our outdoor space.  So far, we absolutely love the freedom that gives us - but that doesn't mean I can't still grow [...]

Homemade, Healthy Jam Without Sugar or Pectin

By | July 10th, 2017|Recipes|

I love to make healthy and delicious freezer jam (without sugar or pectin!) this time of year when the berries, cherries, peaches and nectarines are plentiful and inexpensive.  This jam is easier than any other version I've ever done, AND is actually good for you.  It's really not jam at all - because it doesn't contain any [...]

Clean “Cheesecake” in a Jar for Independence Day

By | July 1st, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|

I love block parties on the Fourth of July.  What better way to celebrate our freedoms than to visit and play with friends and neighbors, children and grandchildren.  That day is also (usually) a “cheat” day because somehow holidays have become synonymous with junk food.  It doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a completely [...]