Cutting Out Refined Sugars: My Journey

I love sweets. Cookies, baked goods, candy, sweet drinks, and just about anything with sugar (or really any sweetener) in it. Growing up we didn’t have a lot of sweets in the house and it was mostly as an adult that I began to indulge in treats. It started innocently enough. I would have a […]

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Fruit Juice: What To Look For And What to Avoid

As the days of Spring lead into the warm days of Summer, many people begin to look for beverages to cool the whole family off. One of the most common drinks is juice, which has long been thought of a healthy option for toddlers and children. With recent studies linking the over consumption of juice […]

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4 Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt – No Added Sugar!

I am always on the lookout for healthy and yummy treats; especially ones that are quick and that the whole family will love. When I came across this recipe on the Running to Kitchen Blog I knew I had share it with my own special twist. I used strawberries as that is what I had on […]

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Urban Gardening Simplified: Let’s Start Planting!

Welcome back, fellow Gardeners! Last month, I began my reoccurring blog on Urban Gardening and specifically How to Begin. Now that you have gathered your supplies, we can discuss the planting. Gardening is a great activity for the whole family, even your littlest ones will enjoy it. Depending on your toddler, they may be able […]

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5 Tips for Selecting a Healthy Yogurt

For as long I can remember there has been a container of yogurt in my fridge. As a kid, we regularly bought an Oregon brand called Nancy’s Yogurt and ate it often. Currently, plain Greek yogurt makes a daily appearance in my families’ morning breakfast as well as other meals. Yogurt can be a quick […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Apples!

A popular proverb is, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but is it true? There are many theories about this and many people, including myself, enjoy apples. Until recently I did not appreciate the apple for all its history, vast varieties, and nutritional benefits. Where Do the Apple Come From? Apples are thought […]

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Mystery of the Egg Aisle Solved! How to Pick the Perfect Egg!

Easter means hard boiled eggs for me. I know I am not the only person to go to grocery store to pick up eggs and stand in front of the case of eggs and wonder,“What’s the difference?” Below, is a rundown of how to select highest quality eggs, what’s the difference, and the nutritional highlights […]

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5 Tips to Begin Urban Gardening

When you think of nutrition, you may not think of gardening. The two seem somewhat far apart. However, growing your own fruits and vegetables gives you knowledge of where they were grown. Also, it can save you money, in the long run, depending on what you decide to grow. Something most people would not think […]

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Quick and Healthy Smoothie! No Added Sugar!

I love smoothies because they are quick, easy, and if prepared with the right ingredients can be nutritious.  The great thing about them is that they can be consumed at any time of the day, for any meal or even a snack. Also, smoothies can be enjoyed by the whole family.     Fun Facts […]

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