Surviving a Cold: Supplements and Products

As a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelors degree in nutrtion and a background teaching culinary classes, I whole heartedly believe we need to focus on the foods we eat year round to help prevent illness. (Read more about cold and flu prevention here) However, no matter how well we eat, at some pointContinue reading “Surviving a Cold: Supplements and Products”

Building on Broken Ground: Phase 1

This past year has hands down absolutely been the hardest I have ever lived through..but at the end I am still alive and there is something to be said for that. 2019 broke me down to my lowest points. A place of brokenness and loneliness I didn’t even know was ever going to be possible.Continue reading “Building on Broken Ground: Phase 1”

Raspberry, Orange, and Yogurt Popsicle

This frozen treat is best known around our home as the “Sickie Pop” because it is perfect for sore throats! Any parent who has ever had a sick little one knows how hard it is to watch them feel bad and wanting them to get better is our top priority. So how to we goContinue reading “Raspberry, Orange, and Yogurt Popsicle”

Lemon, Blueberry, and Zucchini Muffins

This post contains affiliate links. Full disclaimer here. This recipe yeilds 12 muffins. Ingredients: 1 cup finely shredded zucchini, (about one small zucchini) 1/4 cup  grass fed butter OR coconut oil , melted 2 eggs 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons honey (see note below) 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1  1/2 cup all-purpose flourContinue reading “Lemon, Blueberry, and Zucchini Muffins”

Mini Pancake Muffins

These easy homemade Mini Pancake Muffins are the perfect recipe for a quick and delicious breakfast! They have a basic pancake base, and can be filled with blueberries, chocolate chips, strawberries, and left as is to please everyone in your family- even the pickiest of eaters! How to Make Pancake Mini Muffins: Yields: 24 miniContinue reading “Mini Pancake Muffins”

Recommended Books

Ever since I was a child I have absolutely loved to read. But over the years my book choices have shifted from “mystery and adventures” novels to more “research and evidence based” texts- and I am totally okay with that! (I will continually update this list as I read more books that I deem worthContinue reading “Recommended Books”

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

At Thanksgiving dinners growing up, you could always count on the cranberry sauce being straight out of the can. Which is absolutely okay! But now that I do all of the holiday cooking for my family, I wanted to try my own cranberry sauce! Let me tell you these two things. It is RIDICULOUSLY easyContinue reading “Homemade Cranberry Sauce”

Starting Solids- The Essentials

Starting Solids with your little one is such an exciting time! One of the most asked questions when preparing for solids is: WHAT DO I NEED?! To be honest, you really don’t need much! A few simple products for food prep, cleaning, and feeding and you are good to go – as long as yourContinue reading “Starting Solids- The Essentials”

Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato

When thinking of “first foods“, especially for BLW, sweet potato is often on the top of the list. In fact, it was one of the first things I made for Jax when he started self feeding. Check out how happy he was munching on sweet potato for the first time (at 6.5 months old). SweetContinue reading “Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato”

Strawberry Chia Jam

Growing up peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a staple food in our home. Now, as an adult, I want to share that meal time nostalgia with my own child! However, if you have ever flipped over those store bought jellies and read the ingredients and nutrtion information it can make you a little hesitant.Continue reading “Strawberry Chia Jam”