Well I have to admit that we did give up our beloved french fries for a while when we first went Paleo. Then, I started reading article after article that potatoes were okay to consume if you did it right and didn’t consume them every day. So, homemade french fries made their way back into our rotation as a treat! We also alternate the white potatoes with sweet potatoes, although those do not have the same crunch. I made them healthier by frying them in coconut oil and using real sea salt for added minerals. The kids love them and I almost always make them on nights when my husband is out of town for work as a the-kids-will-always-eat-these meal. Mom approved! [Read more...]
I am a HUGE fan of using my slow cooker (crockpot)! What’s better than putting a meal into one pot, turning it on, and letting it cook itself? I also enjoy the smell of something simmering away for hours! Let me tell you, this recipe smells GOOD! We are fortunate enough to get grass-fed beef from my in-laws who have a cattle farm and our freezer just happens to be filled with roasts right now. So, this means that I make at least one per week. This method of easy slow cooker roast beef is the most common method that I use because its seriously so so easy! You can even make it with a still-frozen roast straight from the freezer! [Read more...]
I just HAVE TO get the word out about this amazing online event! I see so much symptomatic management where I work, not as much getting to the root problem. This series dives much much deeper into everything that surrounds digestive disorders and offers solutions, real solutions! Here is just a sneak peek of what you will learn from the Digestion Sessions. Life changing information to say the least! [Read more...]
Everything but the kitchen sink. That’s what I bring with me everywhere! My Grandma always said “you never know when you might get stuck somewhere without clean underpants”. Very true Grannie. So, when it comes to packing the bag to bring with me to the hospital to have a baby, you better believe that I am prepared! [Read more...]
Another great guest post from my health-minded friend Bridget….
It’s Halloween Time! If you are like me, you have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I love seeing all the kids on my street dressed up in their costumes, running up to my door, and yelling “TRICK OR TREAT!” It is so much fun seeing happy kids!
The one thing I HATE is handing out candy! For the last few years I have struggled with the idea of handing out candy and I have tried a ton of different ideas (play dough, fruit snacks, pretzels, and CANDY). I have even kept my light off so that kids don’t come to my house! Yes, I understand how bad that sounds! [Read more...]
I actually created this recipe because I thought Dutch Baby pancakes looked like something that would really impress my kids. Oh and it did, we all watched it puff up in the oven and it made the kiddos super excited to eat it! Mama will try anything to get them to eat! We don’t eat wheat so I made my version gluten free too. Nothing says “Hello Sunday morning” quite like a gluten free dutch baby pancake topped with strawberries and whipped cream! [Read more...]
Breakfast is the meal I care about the most. Why? Because my kids almost always eat a good breakfast…lunch is iffy….and dinner is a challenge. So, I am always trying to come up with new and creative ways to make breakfast fun, delicious, and most of all healthy! I’ve seen a million recipes out there for “mug cakes” and finally decided that I would give them a go as a healthy paleo breakfast cake. Took some experimentation (and I still haven’t mastered them without the use of a microwave!), but this recipe was a big hit! It seriously could not be any easier either. [Read more...]
Well I never liked Bloody Mary’s, there was something about drinking alcohol and tomato juice that seemed so contradictory to me. Then, one weekend we were at a pubcrawl in Pacific Beach, California and I had it: THE BLOODY MARY! It was served with a shrimp, olives, salami, and cheese. I thought I was in heaven. A drink and a snack. For a foodie, that’s just fantastic. It tasted amazing! Fast forward 10 years (waaaaaay beyond my pubcrawling days) and I still like them. Who knew! So, in the spirit of using up all of the tomatoes from my garden I decided to try making my own homemade Bloody Mary mix. Oh yeah, its really good! Plus, you’re getting a serving or two of vegetables….bottoms up! [Read more...]
Every since I joined Young Living Essential Oils, I have been obsessed with trying oils in every area of my life! From personal care, to recipes, to keeping my children healthy! I’m personally loving them so much that I wanted to do something special for all of my wonderful fellow lovers of everything essential oils! I want to give you a free Welcome Kit with some great tools to help get you started incorporating essential oils into your daily routine. What better to help you use your new oils than a diffuser necklace and a hot water bottle. These are some of my most used EO “tools”! [Read more...]
This recipe was created by a friend of mine who also happens to be one of my best friend’s sisters. So I can personally vouch for how awesome she is and how great all of her creations are! She is a woman of many, many talents and I begged her to write this one up for me because I thought the idea was brilliant! I hope you enjoy it too… [Read more...]