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Natural Immune Boosters for Kids

Every once and awhile I find myself talking to a friend about the fact that her child is coming down with a virus. I usually say something like—“just give her lots of immune boosters, she’ll be better in no time!”  Then my friend usually gives me a quizzical look and...

Superwoman Detox June GIVEAWAY!

June must be my lucky month.  A few days ago I shared a very personal story about how I transformed my body eating real food and shared my tip for a 2x yearly detox.   Well, yesterday Kristen from MIX | wellness solutions for a balanced life read my post and offered...

How I Transformed my Body Eating REAL FOOD (and how you can too)

I don't usually write about weight loss because I truly believe: Size does not matter. Every body shape is beautiful. Diets don't work. Health can be achieved at any size. That about sums up my beliefs on the matter.  However, it took me a decade to really believe...

Apple Water Kefir

I know I sound like a broken record when I write about how important healthy gut flora is to a thriving immune system. But the truth is, if our digestive tract isn't happy, then nobody's happy!  With over 80% of the immune system in the gut, probiotics are literally...

Easy Homemade Chocolate Gummies

I am constantly trying to find ways to sneak in more protein and grass-fed gelatin into my kids meals.  The other day we made "chocolate flowers" as my children are calling them and even my son (who usually won't touch things made with gelatin) kept asking for more,...

Easy and Healthy Recipes for Picky Eaters

So…..my 2.5 year old recently decided she has some opinions about what she eats.   I blame her older brother.  She was into eating ANYTHING until she got old enough to notice her big brother making some pretty big demands at mealtime. “I’m not eating that.” “BLEND...

Toasted Sunflower Honey Crackers (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Lately, I've been pretty obsessed with making a homemade cracker my kids will eat. You see, we moved to Argentina awhile back and all things changed for us food-wise. I had no idea I was moving to the country of crackers, cookies and coca-cola, but that's where I...

10 No-Fail Breakfast Ideas for KIDS!

Breakfast, breakfast---what are my kids going to eat for BREAKFAST? Do you know that we eat in the morning, sets our "blood sugar clock" for the rest of the day?  Grandma was right when she said "breakfast is the most important meal." When we eat a high-carb breakfast...

4 Healthy Tips for Traveling with Kids

My family has spent the last year traveling around South America with our two children (5 and 2).  We are living in Argentina for a year and a half while my husband works and because our time here is finite; we travel whenever we can.  At first the idea of traveling...

3 Reasons Why Gluten-Free Living Isn’t Enough

With food allergies and sensitivities on the rise, there are many families out there today living gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, nightshade-free…I could go on for days, but you get the point.  Unfortunately many families find that gluten-free...

Homemade Travel Snacks Made EASY!

In February of 2013 our family decided to take a BIG adventure...we moved to Argentina. This was no small feat. At the time my kids were 4 and 1. We had a house full of furniture to pack, cars to sell, and our home to rent out. Sounds like a lot, but for some reason...

3 Things to Consider When Raising a Paleo Kid!

There is no diet today more popular than the Paleo diet.  Walk down any bookstore aisle and you will see countless cookbook covers enticing you with roasted meats and non-starchy vegetables.  The Paleo diet is defined as the diet of our ancestors.  It encourages the...

5 Reasons to Ditch Sugar for Happier and Healthier Kids

The sweetness that is sugar, also known as dextrose, maltose, corn syrup, glucose, or fructose is loved by the masses. Go to any celebratory occasion and you will likely see cake and soda as a focal point. My kids love sweet things, they always have. I try to stay...

15 Healthy Morning Drink Recipes to SUPER Charge Your Day!

I start thinking about my healthy cup of coffee about 10 seconds after I wake up.  Coffee addiction, anyone?  Maybe.  I love the ritual of a warm cup of Joe first thing in the morning.  My tummy likes something warm, and slowing down to enjoy my coffee helps me center...

10 NO Fail, Kid-Friendly Dinner Ideas

Last year my son went through a very picky eating phase. This started about the time he turned 4. Suddenly instead of being open to trying the food I served for dinner, he wasn’t interested in trying anything. He wanted a hamburger instead.  Or worse...a hot dog. We’d...

4 Nutrient Dense Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

The responsibilities that come with having children begin almost before a baby is conceived. From birth plans to personal care products, new parents soon realize every choice is now made with the health of their new baby in mind. For a pregnant woman in particular,...

How to Make a Healthy Cup of Coffee

Many readers might be surprised to hear that I drink coffee every morning.  It’s true.  I love everything about coffee…from the aroma of the brewing pot to the ritual of taking my first sip….I LOVE COFFEE.  However, what I don’t always love is the blood sugar spike...

How to Make a Ginger Bug

Adding fermented foods to your child’s diet is a wonderful way to get healthy, gut-balancing flora into the digestive tract.  Fermented food and drink is cheaper than a probiotic supplement and is also more readily absorbed by the body.  The earlier kids are exposed...

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