How to Prepare Rice that Nourishes Your Family



Rice is such an easy and wonderful side dish to prepare if you can tolerate grains.  Rice goes with just about everything!   It doesn’t matter if you chose to prepare white rice or brown rice, it is your choice. I believe that both can be suitable for a healthy diet that can tolerate it.  It is super easy to prepare rice in such a way that it will nourish your family.

Here are a few of my favorite options to prepare a nourishing rice dish: [Read more…]

9 Superfoods You Need to Stock Up On

 9superfoodsheaderDo you know that superfoods give you super powers?

They do and that’s what I tell my kids as I am trying to educate them on proper nutrition.

Superfoods are important in the American diet; we miss out so many nutrients because our grocery store bought foods are grown in nutrient depleted soils.

Really, a superfood is a food that is super rich in nutrients.  A real superfood has been proven to deliver the nutrition the body needs to function properly.  Below is a list of superfoods, but it is definitely not a complete list.  These superfoods are some of my favorites. They are foods I keep stocked in my cabinet and hide in my family’s smoothies. [Read more…]

Gluten Free, Sweet Potato Pancakes

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pancakes


Sometimes you just need something speedy and tasty to get dinner on the table.  

These gluten-free, grain free sweet potato pancakes are going to become a new staple in my house when hubby is out-of-town.  They were super fast to make and super yummy.  I can honestly say that I didn’t make enough and the kids just wanted more. [Read more…]

Banana Chia Pudding Recipe


 Sometimes it is nice to have a sweet healthy, easy treat…

I really love it when I’m inspired in my kitchen to try a new recipe.  I had tried a chia pudding a few months back and though it would be fun to make a recipe of my own.  This month has been an interesting one food-wise for our family.

Somehow we ran out of money in our food budget halfway through the month. High winter prices, I guess. I still can’t figure out exactly where all the money went.  And, I’ve been scrapping by ever since.  The month ends in 5 days and I still have $11 left.  I have been pulling out all the stops and using everything that we have in our freezer and pantry.  I needed to find a recipe that was both frugal, easy, tasty and healthy.  [Read more…]

Toasted Coconut Peanut Butter Cups

Toasted Coconut Peanut Butter Cups


I enjoy coming up with some of my own candy recipes, I really do.  Toasted Coconut Peanut Butter Cups?  YUMMO!  They almost taste like the store-bought kind.  I think you will love the recipe below.  They are wonderful for snacks on the go or thoughtful handmade gifts to others in your life.   They are super fun holiday treats.  Maybe since I am posting them after Christmas you can enjoy them for a New Years Eve treat.    [Read more…]

10 Nourishing Foods You Should Eat During Pregnancy {Part 1}

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How to End Your PMS – For Good


Do you severe cramping or get mood swings during your monthly cycle?

I have to be honest, I haven’t had a monthly period in 26 months.  I’ve been either nursing or pregnant for that long.  But, my monthly cycle came along this time and I was C-R-A-B-B-Y.  I was crabby, disgusted, and basically mad at the world.  Since that is not my typical demeanor I had nothing else to relate it to besides “that time” of the month.  [Read more…]

How Eating More Butter Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

There is often a major stigma associated for those who are suffering from mental health issues, especially moms who have youngins. It seems as though this is entirely more common than my heart can take. I find this stigma completely disturbing because it causes many to hold their tongue and not share with others that they indeed struggle with mental health issues too. This is disturbing because for one it is epidemic and there is much we can do about it.

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