Coconut Oil Benefits

Unrefined, virgin, organic coconut oil is an important part of my family’s healthy diet. This amazing super food has so many uses, from cooking and “frying” to making raw foods taste amazing, to skin and hair care. Unfortunately, this near perfect...

Healthy Eating On a Budget

I still remember the first week I came home from the grocery store after deciding to dive head-first into healthy eating. My grocery bill more than doubled! It was a drastic change in our family’s eating habits, going from a diet made up almost completely of processed...

Do Babies Need Milk After 12 Months?

There’s no doubt about it: milk is a major mainstay in the American diet. It’s considered an essential source of protein, iron, calcium and vitamin D. Pediatricians, who unfortunately aren’t taught about nutrition in medical school, recommend 12-20...

Healthy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s COLD in these here parts. (Wait, that phrase sounded just fine in my head, but now that I’ve typed it, I’m psyching myself out… that phrase is referring to a geographical location, right? Not...

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

There’s no hope for me: I will always love Mexican food… but this healthy taco salad recipe makes me feel better about my obsession. It’s not that Mexican food is bad, per se. It’s just that whenever I have a Mexican dish, I feel this...

Is Agave Good or Bad?

The subject of sweeteners is something I’m rather passionate about, as I’m sure it is with most of the health-seekers who read this website. There is so much misinformation about artificial sweeteners and even natural sweeteners. One that is causing a...

The Truth About Dairy and Calcium

Ask just about anyone where is the best (or only) source for calcium, and the answer will almost always be, “Dairy, of course!” That’s because the Dairy Council’s $50 million marketing budget has done such a great job of marketing dairy’s...

Healthy Kids Lunches for School

My oldest boy just started school this year, and we’ve been having fun coming up with quick, portable meals for his lunchbox. I know this is one of those things us healthy moms worry about the most. It’s such a challenge to find meals that will fuel and...

What ARE Processed Foods, Anyway?

How many times have you heard the phrase lately (whether condescendingly or not), “We don’t eat processed foods.” It’s become a popular thing to say, but I’m often surprised, once the conversation continues, that many don’t know the...