Simple Tips to Create a Great Fruit Smoothie

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and -- yes --  experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first...more

Spinach Quinoa Cakes

I have to admit, I was slightly skeptical about making this recipe because I had never tried Quinoa before and didn't like the taste of it when I boiled some up. That being said...these cakes are delicious and packed in protein at 11 grams! The calorie count is a little high because Quinoa is high in calories, but they are so filling that one cake is enough!...more

How to make home cooking part of your lifestyle

If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking.  Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more

USDA Releases New Resources for Healthy Eating on a Budget

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated ChooseMyPlate.gov to feature more resources for eating well on a budget. For many families, it's a struggle to eat healthy, nutritious food that meets basic dietary guidelines without spending too much money, and this new resource provides lots of tips and tools to help change that for families around the nation....more
We are fortunate enough to have a real old-fashioned butcher very close to our home. We also ...more

Food Revolution Day 2014: Make Rainbow Wraps With Jamie Oliver

May 16 marks the third annual Food Revolution Day, a worldwide celebration organized by the U.K.- and U.S.-based Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, and The Good Foundation of Australia. This year, the event focuses on inspiring kids all over the world to cook fresh and healthy food from scratch....more
@HealthyMamacado @BlogHer Seriously! Come on, Jamie -- help us out! :-)more

The Truth About Fruits

Many people think that fruits are just labeled as “healthy” therefore you could eat as much as you wanted & it wouldn’t affect you at all. Well unfortunately, that is not the case. Don’t get us wrong…fruits are packed with nutrients that our bodies need, but just like anything else, fruits are good to eat in moderation. The best time to incorporate fruits is in the morning, early in the day, and right after a workout.  Your body will quickly burn up & use the natural sugars to recover....more

Will the Holiday Meal Knock You Off-Course?

Heading to an Easter banquet table (or two) this weekend? We’re going to an all-you-can-eat Easter buffet for lunch on Sunday; it will be my first feasting occasion since recently committing to a healthy eating lifestyle (with the ultimate goal of decreasing my cholesterol) and I’m pretty sure that eggs benedict and fried chicken don’t fit in that plan.  I know a lot of people will say that it’s okay to throw goals out the window for one day, but for me, I truly want to eat healthy that day, not out of sacrifice, but simply out of choosing to “eat to live.”...more

Healthy Fats 101

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Cacao Powder Milkshake

Try It Tuesday...fool someone with a cacao milkshake Fool someone with this cacao milkshake. If you love chocolate milkshakes then I have a healthy recipe for you to try....more

The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the grocery store and your kitchen cupboards is going to kill you. ...more
Loved the article. However, Kale does NOT contain oxalic acid, which is why it's preferred over ...more