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healthy snacking
  • Recipes

    My top five store bought snacks that are healthy

    We are a family of snackers. At the same time, we are also super ingredient conscious and have looked high and low for snacks that are actually healthy and pass the test. I try to go with as few ingredients as possible in our foods – especially snacks. Unfortunately the snack world is full of deceptive marketing and we can all fall victim to brands claiming to be better for us than they actually are. A lot of ingredient reading, researching and trying first hand is how I vetted the snacks that are allowed in our household. Here is a great article on how deceptive marketing in the snack world…

  • Recipes

    Avocado Cookies FTW

      Ya’ll, we’ve got a little obsession… okay, okay… a BIG obsession and it’s these amazing cookies. I swear I can’t make them fast enough before they all disappear. The kids ask me every day if we can make cookies and at this point in my pregnancy, I happily oblige. Not only are they flipping delicious but super easy to make. You just throw everything in the blender and press a button. BOOM! #momwin I also celebrate the small victories and these babies are definitely on that list. Let me just take a moment to explain another #momwin… they are HEALTHY! Say what? Yeah, ya’ll… they are made with avocados…

  • Kids,  Recipes

    Organic Strawberry Lemonade Shortcake Treats Thanks to Foodstirs

    I was given these items in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please check out my disclaimer page for more information. Life with kids is always interesting and I have found that filling our time with fun experiences cuts down on the fighting and frustration between the older two. This summer, we have had many play dates, trips, pool days, movie nights, beach vacations and many days baking sweets for a special treat. I have never been a big baker. Having to measure all the ingredients perfectly and really follow directions isn’t my thing and has resulted in numerous botched attempts at baking. Enter Foodstirs to…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Recipes

    Crunchy Snacking – the quest for a healthy diet

      Alright, lets talk about snacking. As stated on my previous health post, when transitioning your lifestyle, it’s important to pick a starting point. If not, it’s quite possible, you will get overwhelmed with trying to change everything at once and quit. If you’re wanting to start with changing up the way you eat, this post is especially for you. I’ll link a few other posts within this one that not only gives you snacking tips but ideas for healthy meals as well. Healthy Breakfast Ideas and Healthy Lunch Ideas Snacking is my favoritteeeeee meal of the day! Seriously, a little treat here and there never hurt anyone, especially when…

  • Recipes

    Collagen Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

    I received these products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Read my disclaimer page for more information. After becoming a Mom, I’ve been on a constant quest for ENERGY! I don’t know of a mom that is 100% fulfilled in that department. Between children waking up at night, running around after them all day and trying to accomplish housework, cooking meals and working, I am flat out exhausted at the end of the day. I am also realizing that I’m not a high school senior anymore and taking care of my body is my top priority. I cannot take care of my families needs unless mine are met.…