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We parents are blessed with a special superpower; our Mom and Dad “guts”. It sounds like an old wive’s tale and probably some who aren’t yet parents will think it is just that, but us mamas and papas know that the parent intuition is a real and powerful thing. That unexplainable gut feeling that bubbles and nags and leads you strongly in a certain direction when it comes to making a choice that is in the best interest of your child.
And the Mom Gut should never be ignored.
April 27, 2017
This amazing Slow Cooker Beef Stew made with oodles of veggies and almond butter. Hearty, rich in flavor and perfect to curl up with at the end of the day. Whole30, Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free
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April 24, 2017
Anything pink dazzles the socks off my little one and this Pink Power-Up Smoothie is no different! Made that stunning shade of pink by antioxidant rich red fruits and veggies, it’s easy on the eyes and super nourishing for the body.
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April 20, 2017
This fun, simple and engaging lesson plan is not only a wonderful way to get your kids into the kitchen…but might also be the nudge they need to embrace new foods.
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April 17, 2017
These Egg-Free Carrot Apple Muffins are everything. Super soft, super wonderful and they pretty much melt in your mouth. Full of flavor and yum….but also nutrient dense goodness. Oats, apples, carrots flax and all the good stuff you probably already have kicking around in your kitchen. So you can totally go make these right now….and every day…for the rest of your life.
Tags: carrot muffins, clean eating, egg free carrot muffins, egg free muffins, gluten free, gluten free carrot muffins, gluten free muffins, healthy breakfast, healthy muffins, hidden veggie for toddlers, hidden veggies, muffins, plant based muffins, real food, real food carrot muffins, real food muffins, vegan muffins, vegetable breakfast recipe, vegetables at breakfast ideas, whole food, whole food muffins
April 15, 2017
Super simple to make, these Healthy Veggie-Loaded Meatballs are easy, tasty and packed with veggie-goodness. Made without eggs, gluten, or dairy…these meatballs are the perfect way to get a little extra veggie into your family’s bellies
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April 13, 2017
Out with the pre-packaged, over processed fruit cups filled with sugary syrup. Packing fruit in lunch boxes can be convenient AND healthy with these Make Ahead Lunch Box Berry Cups
Tags: easy lunch box, fruit cups, healthy easy lunch box, healthy fruit cups, healthy kids, healthy lunch box, lunch box, make ahead lunch box, Make Ahead Lunch Box Berry Cups, paleo, paleo lunch box, real food, real food lunch box, whole food, whole food lunch box, whole30, whole30 lunch box
April 10, 2017
We are a family who eats veggies and cooks at home, but we are also a family that occasionally goes out for ice cream sundaes. We are a family who fills our lives with movement and nature, but we also deeply value cuddling up together in front of a favorite movie. We are a kombucha-brewing and water-drinking family, but my husband and I will occasionally enjoy beer or a glass of wine when the mood strikes. We are a family of balance, rather than extremes. We don’t believe in “all or nothing” because we are in this lifestyle for a lifetime. We want our daughter learn balance instead of depravation. And we want to be able to live a life we can sustain, instead of trying to be perfect each and every day.
Tags: balanced living, Finding A Healthy Balance in Healthy Living, finding healthy balance, health, health in real life, healthy, healthy balance, healthy family, healthy living, how to live a healthy life, how to live healthfully, mom blogger, mom life, real food, real food in real life
April 6, 2017
These Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins are so easy to make and so delicious! Perfectly sweet, soft and packed with healthy greens! They are naturally gluten free, dairy free, naturally sweetened, and loved by all…especially kids!
Tags: gluten free, gluten free muffins, green smoothie, healthy, healthy breakfast, healthy hidden veggie recipe, healthy kid friendly breakfast, healthy kids, hidden vegetables, hidden veggie recipes for kids, hidden veggies, hidden veggies for kids, muffins, muffins with hidden veggies, muffins with vegetables, naturally green muffin, real food muffin, spinach recipes, spinach recipes for kids, vegetable breakfast recipe, veggies at breakfast, whole food, whole food muffin
April 3, 2017
This fluffy, delicious chocolate waffle recipe looks and tastes like dessert, but is the perfect healthy breakfast that is veggie-loaded. #glutenfreewaffles #flourlesswaffles #healthywaffles #healthybreakfastrecipes
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March 27, 2017
What exactly does play teach our children? Why is play more valuable to a child’s development than flash cards and worksheets? Why is play so dang important? Here are 4 things that play does for you child each and every day:
Tags: balanced childhood, childhood, children, happy childhood, happy children, healthy kids, learning, mom life, motherhood, parenthood, play, play based learning, play is important, Why Play Is Important, Why Play Is Important For Children
March 24, 2017
I don’t have a big house. Or a big yard. Or a big bank account. But I have the people I love most by my side, joy in my soul, and the memories I choose to fill my moments with. I have everything I need and probably more. Our family’s journey towards simple living forced us to reevaluate what truly brought us happiness….and what simply gave us fleeting sparks of joy. Our home and the objects inside of it do not dictate how successful, happy or rich we are. We do….and the smiles and friends we leave in our wake.
Tags: balanced family, being happy with less, healthy family, living simply, minimal family, minimalism, minimalist family, peaceful living, Simple living, transitioning toward minimalism, transitioning toward simple living, whole life, whole living
March 22, 2017
Turmeric, known for is amazing natural anti-inflammatory proprieties, adds a wonderful punch of flavor and color to your typical egg salad. With a little added veggie and a really good mayo, dinner will never be more satisfying for your body or soul.
Tags: egg salad, healthy dinner, healthy egg salad, healthy family, healthy kids, healthy meals, real food, real food egg salad, simple egg salad, simple turmeric egg salad, turmeric egg salad, whole food, whole food egg salad
March 20, 2017
Gross motor movement songs encourage the stimulation of large motor play in an organized and engaging way! The house stays intact, the kids get that large muscle movement they are dying for and you can even get a fun workout in if you opt to join in the fun (which you totally should).
Tags: best kids songs to dance to, best songs for gross motor play, best songs for movement, dancing, fun with your kids, gross motor, gross motor play, hands on parenting, kid dancing songs, kids, natural parenting, play based learning, rainy day gross motor play, snow day gross motor play
March 17, 2017
My everyday life as a full-time teacher, mom and wife is busy. So busy, in fact, that it’s easy to lose sight of my own needs in the blur of the day. But no matter how busy it gets, there are a few things I make sure I always do for me ….and just me. Because I need to be one of the most important people in my own life.
March 15, 2017
No need for yucky green food dye to turn your food beautiful shades of green for a little St. Patrick’s Day fun…not when you have nature on your side! Here are some amazing real food recipes that are turned their lovely shade of green with only the power of plants!
Tags: clean eating, healthy children, healthy family, healthy kids, healthy st. patrick's day, Naturally Green, naturally green real food, Naturally Green Recipes, Naturally Green Recipes For St. Patrick's Day, no food dye green food, real food st. patrick's day, St. Patrick's Day
March 13, 2017
This 30-minute Sausage & Veggie Soup is a complete one-pot dinner that comes together faster than delivery pizza. Loaded with savory protein, oodles of veggies and yummy rice, it’ll be come one of your favorite go-to meals for those busy nights.
Tags: 30 minute dinner, 30 minute meal, 30 minute soup, 30 minute supper, clean eating, easy dinner, easy gluten free dinner, gluten free dinner, healthy dinner, healthy soup, quick dinner, real food soup, sausage and vegetable soup, sausage soup, soup, whole food
March 8, 2017
This Healthy Chocolate Banana Protein Pudding is not only tasty and kid-friendly as can be, but is also super quick and easy! Whip together in a minute or two during your weekly meal prep and then enjoy having it on hand for quick grab-and-go snacks or a healthy dessert during the week.
Tags: chocolate banana, chocolate banana pudding, chocolate protein pudding, dairy free, dairy free chocolate pudding, dairy free pudding, healthy chocolate pudding, healthy dessert, healthy kid snacks, healthy pudding, healthy snacks, paleo, paleo protein pudding, paleo pudding, protein pudding, real food, real food dessert, real food pudding, real food snacks, rootz protein powder, whole food
March 6, 2017
To the mom who feels like she doesn’t stack up. Who has felt like she didn’t compare to the other moms. Who doesn’t feel she is like “enough”…….you are enough. Because there are no Super Moms.
March 1, 2017
This Healthy Veggie-Loaded Egg Cup recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy families. Whip them up one day, refrigerate or freeze them, and then heat them up and they are good to go!
Tags: clean eating, clean eating egg cups, egg cups, gluten free, gluten free breakfast, grain free, healthy egg cups, make ahead breakfast, paleo, paleo breakfast, paleo egg cups, real food, real food breakfast, real food egg cups, vegetarian, veggie loaded egg cups, whole30, whole30 breakfast, whole30 egg, whole30 egg cups
February 28, 2017
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