Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

Labor Day Cones

Happy Labor Day weekend!! Today I wanted to share a quick, healthy, organic treat that is so easy to make and would be a perfect addition to this weekend :)...more

Cinnamon Swirl Applesauce Smoothie

A sweet smoothie that can be made in mere minutes and makes a great snack. You’ll be glad you tried this one!It’s been a while since I posted a smoothie that wasn’t green. So here you go. Got to keep you on your toes. I love this smoothie! It reminds me of dessert. And who doesn’t love dessert? Maybe my favorite guy, so he says.I might try freezing it next time for popsicles.  ...more

20 School Lunch Ideas They'll Love

I have a love/hate relationship with school lunches.As in, I love it for the first week, and dread it by the second week.Between making lunches that can withstand the swinging, kicking and sitting on of the lunchbox and making things that are allergy-free, kid-approved and healthy - I'm out of creative ideas before the school year has even begun.Regardless, making healthy lunches is a priority for me....more

Easy Protein Bars

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsRecipe: http://www.fitfoodieruns.com/recipe/easy-protein-bars/I will confess, I didn’t feel bad for serving chocolate to my kids for breakfast.Maybe because it’s so darn yummy or maybe because the chocolate was served with lots of protein. Either way, I was game and so were the kids....more

Rosemary and Lemon Brined Grilled Chicken Breasts

Without a doubt, the most amazingly delicious chicken.  This brine is a variation ofMy “I Challenge ALL Claims to the Ultimate Brine” Turkey Brine, brine.  This dish is very easy but does require planning.  Interestingly, I came across an article discussing brining, the day I made this for dinner.  This article stated although there is a lot of salt in a brine it doesn’t stick ...more

Spaghetti Squash Boats with Bean and Corn Salad

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsFor Recipe: http://www.fitfoodieruns.com/2014/08/19/spaghetti-squash-boats-bean-corn...It’s happening! Fall time has landed!Okay, I may be jumping a head of the game  just a little bit here but Mother Nature spoiled us with a week of pure FALL weather! The leaves even started to turn red and yellow! I can’t help but enjoy every minute of it.In Maryland, we are used to hot, humid temperatures and this was pant-wearing, hot cocoa makin, breezy, beautiful fall weather....more

6 Tips to Detox Your Body, Naturally

Lately, there have been a craze of detoxing your body.  It is true our body builds up toxins but drinking a shake for a week won't solve your problems.  Many of the teas and shakes are filled with laxatives which clean you out but are not a sustainable way to flush the toxins out of your body. Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is a great way to keep your body running at full capacity and they aren't hard changes to make. Here are few changes you can make to support a healthy life:...more

A Rainbow salad with a citrus zingy dressing!

One of the beautiful things about this recipe besides the array of colors that are so tasty and healthy for us, is that most of the ingredients can be purchased  fresh from the local farmers market. We love to support the locals! Doesn’t it seem to be true that locally grown foods just seem to taste better than grocery store shopping? Not that we are knocking organic grocery store items-any way we can add life and vitality to our lives the better. It’s just that whenever possible, recipes including these ultra fresh ingredients seem to make our meals just that much more flavorful....more