healthy food

Three Foods You Should Stop Eating Immediately

By Guest Post

Trying to eat healthy is THE WORST. You count calories, you meal plan, and you suffer through rice cakes and carrot sticks while dreaming of going all Buddy the Elf on your afternoon snack. To top it all off, it's frustrating when you don't lose weight even though you're on your best behavior... Read More

7 Salad Ingredients to Keep In Your Kitchen At All Times

By Erin Oltmanns

Let’s talk about salad. Not because it’s January or because salad’s are “diet food” but because salads can be a magical trifecta of awesomeness in that they are: A delivery method for a TON of vitamins and valuable nutrients. Crazy tasty. Crazy easy to toss together. Oh. Y... Read More

5 Smoothie Bowls Your Kids Will Love

By Erin Oltmanns

I’m a big fan of smoothies and as such, I’ve raised two smoothie fanatics. Even in the face of a mother that tells them, “Sorry kiddos, we don’t have X-Y-Z ingredient that I need to make a smoothie” they’ll both stand in front of the freezer and try to cobble together random stuff and... Read More

7 of Our Favorite Healthy Food Hacks for Kids Eat Right Month

By Rachael Herrscher

August is Kids Eat Right Month and we're working together with PediaSure Sidekicks to bring you quick and easy ideas to help your kids eat more of the good stuff. Sneak in Some Extras Check out PediaSure Sidekicks Smoothie Mix. You can see the ingredients and nutritional information here. ... Read More

12 Tips for Quitting Sugar

By Rachael Herrscher

12+ Tips For Quitting Sugar Trying to embrace the sugar free lifestyle? It's hard.  "Quit Eating Sugar" has been on my list of "things to do" for years. There was a moment, when I had a squeeze bag of homemade frosting held to my mouth (and I had consumed most of it over the course of the pr... Read More

Road Trip Healthy Fast Food Choices

By Erica Fehrman

The weekend road trip, an upcoming spring break romp, or a lengthy summer adventure -- any and all of these will include a stop at an interstate "easy on, easy off" fast food restaurant. You don't have to succumb to the large fries each time.  Here are the less-famous healthy fast food choices that... Read More

Why Should My Family Eat Seasonally?

By Carina

"Why should my family eat seasonally?" a friend asked me the other day while we were at lunch. I'd just turned down a bite of strawberry, noticing a white cap on the fruit, indicating an under-ripe and out of season berry. I couldn't wait to explain to my friend what a travesty a tomato is in Febru... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom: Working Mom Nutrition

By Erin Oltmanns

Two months ago my husband and I pulled a switcheroo. I started working full-time, outside my home, and he now stays at home with our kiddos. With a mere eight weeks under our belt, we’re still exploring the wonderful opportunities and navigating through the challenges that this new lifestyle br... Read More

Guide to Workout Nutrition

By Erin Oltmanns

Something happened when I started going to the gym and added weight training to my workouts. I got a gnarly case of The Shakes after a workout. I awoke the next morning (I workout at night) feeling weak and lightheaded. Then my husband got a hold of me and scolded me for not following my wo... Read More

Healthy Recipe Substitutions

By Erin Oltmanns

One can only consume so much grilled chicken and steamed vegetables. Same goes for granola and yogurt. I miss muffins. I’ve heard whispers of recipe substitutions. Use applesauce for...something. Eggs? Oil? I can never remember. Lucky for me (and the people subjected to my cooking) the folks... Read More