Lunchtime for kids: Pack in the nutrients

A while back, I wrote the post, EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies where I discussed my view of feeding children. I look at everything I give them as an opportunity to build their bodies. The first three years of a child's life are critical as … Continue reading Lunchtime for kids: Pack in the nutrients

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Prenatal Gut Health–Part Two

In Part One of this series, we learned about how making simple diet and lifestyle changes can positively affect moms health and the health of her baby. In part two of this series, I would like to offer some recipes and strategies specific to incorporating nourishing foods. If you are new to this approach to … Continue reading Prenatal Gut Health–Part Two

Prenatal Gut Health–Part One

This week I have been reflecting back on my pregnancy journey with the girls. I reread my post, Week 31: Premature labor scare! and all of the old feelings of fear and uncertainty came back to me again. My biggest goal during my pregnancy was taking great care of my gut. I started writing these posts when … Continue reading Prenatal Gut Health–Part One

Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Pumpkin is a great low cost veggie that, thanks to canning, does not have to be a seasonal treat. Pumpkin is a low in carbs, high in fiber, vitamin A and C. It helps make this chili thick and hearty without making it heavy. Usually, I puree the veggies down in my sauces to ensure … Continue reading Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Annabelle and Maddy’s trip to the ER!

A couple posts back I mentioned that I though I was really getting the hang of parenting? Yes, I believe it was in this post, Thankful! Well....I believe I jinxed myself. This week, I thought I lost Annabelle and I spent a couple of hours in the ER with Madelyn. I found myself talking to myself, … Continue reading Annabelle and Maddy’s trip to the ER!

Pecan Date Pie with an Oat Flour Crust

I created this little masterpiece this year because I have never made a pecan pie and I wanted to give it a try. I also know how much my father-in-law likes pecan pie, so I wanted to make a healthier version for him. I already had most of the ingredients on hand for this pie, … Continue reading Pecan Date Pie with an Oat Flour Crust

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)

We typically decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. The last couple years it has been a race to get it all done while the girls are asleep. Kevin is usually hunting with one of the boys, so I knock everything out solo. The coolest thing is they come home to a fully decorated house! … Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)

Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)

I absolutely love winter squash. There is something especially fabulous about winter squash. There is so much depth of flavor from the squash alone. It is also packed full of nutrition! Here are some interesting facts about acorn squash: It is rich in dietary fiber, with 9 grams per 1/2 cup serving which helps to … Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)

Blueberry Seed and Oatmeal Granola Bars (gluten, nut and sweetener free)

These amazing little bars are virtually fool proof! They freeze well and hold together great! Best of all, you control the ingredients that you are putting into your kids. That is a good feeling, knowing that your kids' are not having to filter through a bunch of ingredients that may not be adding to their … Continue reading Blueberry Seed and Oatmeal Granola Bars (gluten, nut and sweetener free)