Amish Country

  We love farmer’s markets and this one was especially inspiring.  We were told this area is an agricultural paradise because of the rain, long growing season and incredibly rich soil.  The Brussels sprouts were massive. The gorgeous red tomatoes next to them do not provide adequate size comparison, as they were also extra large!… Read More Amish Country


The Best Thing on Sliced Bread Since Sliced Bread

  This is SOOOO delicious!! There’s a place called Finn’s on the beach that makes their own kombucha, almond butter toast, Acai bowls and this AMAZING avocado toast with chipotle flakes, bee pollen and gray or pink Himalayan salt.  I tried to make it at home with chipotle flakes I bought from Publix but, the… Read More The Best Thing on Sliced Bread Since Sliced Bread

National Milk Chocolate Day!

  In celebration of national milk chocolate day all the kiddos had three squares of Hershey’s, the great American chocolate bar! We saved three squares for Daddy. Now on to water balloon fighting! Summer fun!!! If you feel overwhelmed by all the nutrition advice, calorie recommendations and diet trends, read these: Fact. Not Fad., Let’s Crunch Numbers!, Help… Read More National Milk Chocolate Day!

What’s for Dinner

Pasta carbonara with salad and maybe some diced beets and organic grape tomatoes for the little one since he isn’t a big fan of raw lettuces….yet.  Pasta carbonara isn’t the healthiest of dishes, however my family has Italian roots and my husband would be delighted if I served pasta seven days a week. Plus, it’s… Read More What’s for Dinner

What’s for Dinner

My friends often ask me what I cook to get ideas for home cooked meals or need ideas for including more vegetables. I’m going to try to post my dinner meals daily so, here’s what’s cooking tonight: Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken (I’m using boneless thighs but, chicken breasts are a lighter option and will be… Read More What’s for Dinner

Summer Treats

Keeping four kiddos healthy and happy certainly has its challenges. Catering to four different menu desires at breakfast time is not my cup of tea. Smoothies are a great go-to meal that provides healthy calories, protein, calcium for strong teeth and bones, carbohydrates for energy and with all the fruit combination possibilities, loads of cancer-fighting… Read More Summer Treats

So, Here’s What I’ve Been Up To…

My two step daughters are turning 7 and 9 on Wednesday.  Believe it or not, their birthdays are on the exact same day. We decided to have a birthday party for them a week early since they are scheduled to be at their Mom’s on Wednesday. I was hoping for something simple but, as any… Read More So, Here’s What I’ve Been Up To…

Isn’t It Really All About Protein and Carbs?

// // NO WAY! One way to begin taking a step in the right direction is to eat more vegetables! I have had so many friends tell me that if there’s one thing I do well in the kitchen, it’s cooking vegetables. I can even get my kids to eat them! Let’s face it; vegetables… Read More Isn’t It Really All About Protein and Carbs?

Fact or Fad? Always Buy Hormone Free Chicken.

// (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I must apologize to my avid followers for my hiatus.  I was busy having a baby.  Beautiful, wonderful, baby boy.  If you don’t hold your breath awaiting a new post or bite your nails as you read my blog, anticipating a revolution of nutrition knowledge, what is WRONG WITH… Read More Fact or Fad? Always Buy Hormone Free Chicken.

Fact or Fad? Artificial Sweeteners Are BAD!

Since artificial sweeteners hit the market, we’ve all been able to satisfy our sweet tooth without all the calories! But, are these sweeteners really safe? Unlike many supplements you can buy on the internet or in general nutrition stores, all food additives are regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). After extensive research studies, some… Read More Fact or Fad? Artificial Sweeteners Are BAD!

The Gluten Epidemic

What is gluten anyway? Gluten is a mixture of two proteins, glutelin and gliadin found in wheat, oat, rye and barley.  Gluten is what makes pizza and bread dough stretchy.  Gluten has really gotten a bad rep over the past few years, frequently labeled as a “bad” food.  An estimated 1.6 million Americans eliminate gluten… Read More The Gluten Epidemic

“According to a recent study”

Many popular magazines and websites frequently reference new studies and recent test results, but how do you know if this information is accurate?  Sometimes these references come from scientific research articles, however they could be taken out of context or they may not be from reputable resources at all.  Its important to keep up with… Read More “According to a recent study”