What do you always eat at your traditional 4th of July BBQ? I always think of burgers with the classic white bread bun covered in sesame seeds, the rest of the plate covered in chips and goopy “salads” that don’t actually include any greens but do include Jello. So how do you make clean eating and your 4th of July celebration be besties?
(This is a sponsored post by Balance the Superfood Shot and Life Equals. All opinions expressed are my own, and my opinion is that Balance the Superfood Shot is wonderful! Love this stuff.) Dinnertime can feel like a battlefield. In my house, everyone has a different opinion on what we should eat, and they definitely… Continue reading How to get your kids to love dinnertime (even when it’s healthy)
I figured it out. I had tried for over 10 years to diet and exercise to lose weight. I had been miserable in my body and to my body; punishing myself at the gym, counting calories and points, but nothing ever helped. And then one day I somehow made the switch and the weight practically fell right off.… Continue reading The big secret for lasting weight loss and long-term health
Are you a fan of Korean food? Just over a year or so ago my husband mentioned a Korean restaurant that he had heard was pretty good and suggested we try it. I had never had Korean food, but figured, why not? I like other Asian food, so this would probably be pretty good too.… Continue reading Bulgogi Beef and a Cookbook Review
I used to hate beets. I didn’t understand how anyone could eat those slimy, weird things, they were NOT good. And then, as a young bride, my mother-in-law fed them to me. You have to make a good impression on your mother-in-law, especially at first, right? You have to eat what she serves when… Continue reading Just when you thought you didn’t like beets…
You guys, I made my first video! I’ve been wanting to do videos for a long time, and I finally bit the bullet and just did it! There are a few lessons learned, like I should choose a different spot to stand where the light isn’t so weird, and have the daughter in the other… Continue reading A Thanksgiving Feast, the Real Food Way
You’ve heard it for years from your mother, “Eat all your veggies! They are good for you! They help you build strong bodies! Blah, blah, blah!” I hate to tell you, but your mom was right! One of the biggest things I did to lose 70 pounds and keep it off for good was to… Continue reading Are you getting enough?
Today is an exciting day, I’m announcing a new cookbook that you need to have in your life! I have been a huge fan of Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food for many years now. Her website and recipes played a huge part in my own weight loss transformation and my own story.… Continue reading Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites – 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget
Taco soup is a staple in our house. It is one of the rare meals that gets a thumbs up from every member of the family. In fact, even the cute little neighbor girl who is friends with my daughters usually shows up and requests to be invited to dinner. This soup is super fast… Continue reading Taco Soup
Blueberry Spinach Oatmeal Bars Yep, I said spinach. In dessert. I love making these to hand out when I’m teaching a class, especially to kids/teenagers. I have them grab one to munch on before I get started. Then halfway through my presentation when they are grabbing seconds, I get to the part where I’m telling… Continue reading Blueberry Spinach Oatmeal Bars