How Many Veggies Should You Eat a Day? {Vegetable Eating Challenge}

Veggie challenge

In all my years of researching and experimenting with various diets for optimal health, the common theme I’ve found among them all is the inclusion of lots of vegetables. Vegetables are foundational for good health and many of us don’t get enough of them. Eating more vegetables is a great way to fill up on […]

How to REALLY Get Healthy

how to get healthy - for real.

Note: The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 2 days only – from 12am EST on Monday, December 29 until 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, December 30. Details here.  How do we really get healthy? Over the past year I have examined this question closely. There was a time when I would have said getting […]

Health Benefits of Strawberries & 45 Strawberry Recipes


Strawberries are the favorite fruit of many. This delightfully sweet berry is not only delicious, it contains a number of health benefits. According to the Encylopedia of Healing Foods, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, dietary fiber, and also a good source of manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, and iodine. Strawberries […]

Food Allergy Testing

If you have a food allergy, life can be miserable. Especially if you don’t know what you are allergic to. That was me. I grew up eating gluten upon gluten, not knowing I had an intolerance to it. My health suffered because of it. There are numerous ways to get tested for food allergies, but today […]

Baked Avocado-Eggs Recipe {Plus, 9 Ways to Eat Avocados}


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board. My husband jokes that if there is a gap in any food, I fill it with avocado! He’s right. I do. And why not? Avocados are not only tasty, but seriously good for you. I love that avocados are nutrient […]

25 Gluten-free & Dairy-free Pumpkin Recipes

25 gluten free and diary free pumpkin recipes

If you are avoiding dairy or gluten (or both), this time of year can be a little sad. Well, that is until you learn to make delicious fall recipes without dairy and gluten! I’m avoiding gluten and dairy for health reasons right now, and am currently re-inventing my collection of recipes. The following is a […]

10 Benefits (and uses) of Apple Cider Vinegar

benefits and uses of apple cider vinegar

I drink a splash of apple cider vinegar in water most days of the week. It seems to refresh me and provides a tasty option to unhealthy beverages that might tempt me in the afternoon hours. My daily apple cider vinegar elixir 1 – 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (with the mother) 8 ounces […]

7 Day Spring Real Food Challenge


I’m excited to share about the 7 day real food challenge! It’s a great way to work on your eating habits and get some awesome support while doing it. There’s a long list on bloggers who will be with you every step of the way. I’m one of them! I’d love to cheer you on! […]

How to Identify and Use Winter Squash


If you have ever wondered how to use the different varieties of winter squash, you may want to rad my post over at Keeper of the Home. It’s full of ideas for using different varieties such as: acorn squash, butternut squash and Hubbard squash. Yum! Read the post here. Share this post: Recommend on Facebook […]

Going Grain Free?

Grain free meal plans

Are you thinking about going grain free? Or just wanting to reduce grains? I have been working toward removing most grains from my diet and have never felt better. The book pictured above is just one of the grain-free cookbooks in the Healthy Living bundle. Having books like this on hand has made all the […]