10 Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches

I have several friends who have kids going into kindergarten. Many of them have asked me for ideas about how to pack healthy lunches for their kiddos without going insane from the time and effort it takes to make lunches every school day. ...more
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Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South Carolina. And you can bet I’ve had some of the best peaches this summer!...more
SoulBeet - I would only suggest adding the rum if you were eating for dessert... Lol ;)more

Seasonal Eating: 6 Ideas for Summer Tomatoes

Have you grown tomatoes this year? I have never had such an abundant season of these luscious ruby and sunshine hued fruits. I always plant a variety of large, medium and cherry tomatoes, but this year some tomato seeds survived the winter in my soil and those grew, too. I am flush with tomatoes right now, and needed some ideas for using them up. ...more
So many reasons to love summer, but Gazpacho is one of my favorites. ...more

Healthy chocolate cake

We appear to have earned ourselves a bit of a reputation as the go-to hangout for young birds. Word of mouth, or tweet of beak as the case may be, i...more

Maria & Alyssa's Clean Eating Grocery List!

We understand transitioning to a “clean diet” may seem like way too much work. When I first looked up clean recipes, I would pass over anything that included ingredients I wasn’t familiar with. Almond flour? Never heard of it. Coconut Palm Sugar? Where do I even buy that. Buckwheat groats? Absolutely not....more

Almond Butter & Banana Rice Cakes

We aren’t going to make this fancier than it is. It’s almond butter and banana on a rice cake… Before you think we just totally ran out of ideas, hear us out for a second :)  Clean eating does not have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to include all these crazy ingredients like spirulina, coconut palm sugar, and garbanzo bean flour that you might not have in your cabinets (although they are awesome). Clean eating should actually be quite simple. ...more

Pesto Zucchini Pasta

This Veggetti thing is freaking genious.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxvEwsELkiA If you haven't been on Pinterest or in Bed Bath and Beyond recently, the Veggetti (the name needs work…) is a little gadget used to make zucchini pasta in about 30 seconds. Zucchini is rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients, antioxidants and magnesium. Oh and one raw zucchini only has around 35 calories! ...more

Carrot & Mango Sunrise Juice

Good Morning Sunshine! The other weekend Alyssa and my mom threw me the most amazing bridal shower on a NYC rooftop. My only guidelines were no bridal games and I’m not opening gifts. I sound really fun huh? :) The truth is, I had friends and family traveling from all over and I wanted to make sure I had time to spend with everyone!...more

Garlic Shrimp Recipe: Low Carb, High Fat and Fabulous

Dr. David Perlmutter is the author of "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers" (click for details).  You can read my complete interview with him by clicking here....more

The Top 10 Cancer Fighting Foods You Should Be Eating

Here are the Top 10 Cancer-Fighting Foods... how many of them are in your daily diet? 1. Garlic – Hard to say how much of this pungent herb you need to eat each day to prevent cancer......more

Coconut Whipped Cream Parfait

It is so EASY to make your own homemade, super healthy, Coconut Whipped Cream.  ...more

Portobello Caprese

I love finding practical ways to get real food on the table for my family. This is one of my family's favorite recipes to make. It's quick and easy, so it's perfect for those nights when you don't have a ton of time for prep. Besides that it's just plain Delicious!! Portobello mushrooms, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, & basil... this recipe is sure to be a hit! ...more

Kid-friendly, Hiddne Veggie Pizza

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsFor more kid-friendly dishes visit: http://www.fitfoodieruns.com(Recipe on site)Good Morning!Yesterday was a pretty awesome day, I have a lot of first time things that I want to share with you....more