The Life Changing Magic of the Veggie Box


A few months ago I discovered the best/simplest/easiest way to incorporate more vegetables in our day and I have to to tell you about it. I feel like I do a pretty good job at feeding my family healthy food while retaining a good balance. My kids are well rounded when it comes to food and I really like that. They love fresh peas and tomatoes from the garden and they love when we make cookies together. Sometimes though I think I’m the only one eating the vegetables that I make for dinner and the rest of the family is filling Continue Reading →

9 Staple Salad Dressings You Should Know How to Make


In my weekly meeting with Cassie from Back to Her Roots we have talked time and time again about what is most important when it comes to all aspects of our online businesses and blogs. Time and time again we have come back to the idea that it’s most important for us to be as useful to you, dear reader, as we can be. Killer recipes, slices of real life, and helpful posts on different things are a great start and I’ve been doing that for years. I think there’s a lot of power in giving you a lot of Continue Reading →

Simple Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables (easy 20 minute sheet pan dinner)


Today I’m sharing the easiest healthy meal around, simple oven roasted tilapia with vegetables. You can make this meal all on one sheet pan too which I love. I’m working with Bumble Bee SuperFresh® today and I’m really really excited about it. I am super picky about who I work with on the blog because I have to love their product, and even more, you have to love them too. I work for you, so I only work with companies that I know you are going to love. I choose to work with Bumble Bee SuperFresh® today for a couple Continue Reading →

30 Way to Create More Joy in Your Day


25 Way to Create More Joy in Your Day 1. Deliver fresh flowers (go out and pick a bouquet of lovely apple blossoms or dandelions) 2. Share a glass of lemonade with the mail carrier 3. Send your grandma a real letter, in the mail, with a stamp 4. Hold someone’s hand 5. Buy a treat/drink for the person behind you in line 6. Call to say I appreciate you 7. Listen with your heart 8. Look into your child’s eyes for an entire conversation 9. Read for the love of reading (I’m in love with this book, this one, Continue Reading →

Stop the Yo-Yo: 4 Steps to create a healthy lifestyle that lasts!

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  Exciting news!! This Thursday I’m hosting a FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP with my friend Tiffany from Feel Great in 8.    If you’ve ever struggled with yo-yo dieting or emotional eating this workshop is for YOU. Tiffany will be sharing so many simple, powerful tips. I can’t wait!  If you’ve ever felt stuck in a cycle of yo-yo dieting, struggled with emotional eating, or felt like you never have the willpower to stick with a healthy lifestyle – I have something super exciting to tell you about!! This Thursday @ 8:00 PM MST I’m hosting a FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP with Continue Reading →

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (whole wheat flour)


Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies made with whole wheat flour are one of our new favorite cookies. These cookies are easy to make, made with great “whole food” ingredients, and taste awesome. These cookies are made with honey, whole wheat flour, and lots of peanut butter. You won’t need any other fat/oil like butter or shortening in this recipe either because the peanut butter has you covered. I like this fact because that means I can still make cookies when I run out of butter over the weekend but we still want to make a treat on Sunday night. This simple Continue Reading →

Currently: It’s SPRING!


Thinking… that getting out of bed at 3:22 am this morning is going to come back and bite me this afternoon. Let me explain. I had a headache yesterday morning and it didn’t go away after lunch and lots of water (I haven’t been getting headaches very often so it not going away was bad news), so I knew I was heading into a migraine (I don’t have them often but I get them a handful of time a year so I know they are bad news). So I took some migraine medicine right away and tried to work on my Continue Reading →

The 4 Best Ways to Cook a Chicken Breast that Everyone Should Know


Chicken breast are one of our country’s most popular meats but so often they are dry, tasteless, hunks of protein that just aren’t worth eating! I’m here to solve the problem of the dry chicken breast forever. Everyone needs to know the best way to cook chicken breast and I’m here to let you in on the secret. This post is going to change the way that you cook chicken breast. There’s one simple method to prepping the chicken and then I’m going to tell you four (yes, four!) different ways to cook that chicken breast. This is going to change Continue Reading →

Make Ahead Omelet in a Jar


You know how some things are just normal to you and you don’t think much about them, but when someone sees you doing them they have questions because it’s new to them? This “omelet” in a jar idea is just that… I have been chopping up vegetables and sticking them in a jar for years. It started with salad in a jar (here’s a full tutorial on how that amazing-ness works!) but I started doing it with other things to. It’s just normal. So when I told my friend about this breakfast trick, she loved it and made my promise Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Curry (meatless)


I have made this amazing Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Curry no less than 6 times in the last month. It takes about 5 minutes to put together, another 30 minutes to cook, I have everything on hand most of the time, and it is DELICIOUS!!! I literally can’t wait for you to make this and tell me how much it has changed your life; you are going to love it. I also love that this is a perfect meatless meal, trust me on this one, you aren’t going to miss the meat! There’s something magical when you mix a little Continue Reading →