RANT: Your Kids Will Eat What You Do

If you’ve ever had a 12 month old, you know they want what you have.  They want your phone, your keys, your coffee.  The same is true at meal time.  If you’re eating chips, they’ll want chips.  If you’re eating salad, they are 100% more likely to explore the texture of your salad, than if they’ve never seen you eating greens. I’m not saying broccoli … Continue reading RANT: Your Kids Will Eat What You Do

RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

Don’t let the greens fool you! This sweet treat has no added sugar or sweeteners, but could be your favorite new dessert! Try this guilt-free, gluten-free, vegan, all natural, sustaining blood sugar smoothie–you will NOT be disappointed.   In a blender combine: 2 handfuls Spinach (or kale) 1 handful (~1 cup) ice 1/3 cup Coconut unsweetened 3 dates 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2-1 cup almond milk Blend and Believe. (how … Continue reading RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

RANT: Big Bags o’ Candy

Remember when ‘needles in candy’ were the big Halloween scare? Now I find it frightening to see the pounds of Halloween candy that line the aisles of our already sugar laden grocery stores. Did you ever have the neighbor gave out apples each year? I hated that. I now want to high-five that neighbor. We also had a dentist in our neighborhood that gave out … Continue reading RANT: Big Bags o’ Candy

RANT: Yankle-Doodle Dandy! Happy 4th of July

We usually celebrate the 4th of July with my fantastically fun family at the beach.  Everyone decorates their bikes or makes golf cart floats and there’s a parade down to an area with jumps, inflatable slides and rides for the kids. (Which in theory is quite fun, but can also be a bit of a crowed, hot sweat-fest).  It is great to see everyone and catch … Continue reading RANT: Yankle-Doodle Dandy! Happy 4th of July

RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash

Brussel Sprouts.  Those notorious green ‘spheres of gross’ that your parents would bribe you to eat… Turns out,  they’re actually pretty tasty when done up right! This is my husband’s easy-peasy, extra-tasty dish and it goes a lil’ sumthin’ like this: 15-20 brussel sprouts, halved 1/2 white onion, chopped 1/2 head of red cabbage, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 Tbsp of olive oil dash … Continue reading RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash

RULE: Sitting is the New Smoking

A recent article in Runner’s World (a world I do not live in BTW) warns “the more you sit, the poorer your health and the earlier you may die…NO MATTER HOW FIT YOU ARE” The latest studies show sitting, for long periods of time, like more than 6 hours a day, can be just as detrimental to your health as smoking.   Prolonged sitting is … Continue reading RULE: Sitting is the New Smoking

RULE: Be a Food Detective

I recently had a mother ask me what she should be looking for on the food label with regards to protein, fats, and carbs, when shopping for her daughter.  I remember when I used to count carbs and fat and calories.  Now I never do. Now I don’t even think about the numbers.  The ONLY thing I think about is what’s IN the food.  Isn’t … Continue reading RULE: Be a Food Detective