Cooking Can Be A Great Family Activity

Cooking Can Be A Great Family Activity

Most parents love to be alone in the kitchen. It’s no surprise as working solo entails preparing the ingredients, cooking the meal quicker, and making the whole process less messy – not knowing that bonding with kids while cooking can actually be a great family activity. All the extra time, effort, and … Read more

You asked- I answered! 19 grab-and-go snacks for kids

You asked- I answered

With so many parents short on time, wouldn’t it be nice if we knew exactly which pre-packaged foods we could turn to in a pinch? Well, today’s your lucky day! I’ve hand-selected 19 pre-packaged food options perfect for school lunches or families on the go. Head over to and see my … Read more

Hearty New Year! Creamy, Dreamy Noodle Soup

Hearty New Year! Creamy, Dreamy Noodle Soup

On cold winter afternoons, I often dream of a big bowl of soup to warm me up from the inside out. Just one problem- most of those cream-based soups tend to be super high in fat and calories (and dreadfully low in nutrients and fiber). Do we really have to forgo stick-to-your-ribs … Read more

The Great Juice Debate…Continued

The Great Juice Debate...Continued

In my last post, I touched on the debate surrounding juicing vs. smoothies (which basically goes something like this- Juice 0, Smoothies 1). And while I had discovered a juice/smoothie product that sort of appeases both camps, I know many of you are still more inclined to head to your local grocery … Read more

The Juicy Secret Hiding in 100% Juice

The Juicy Secret Hiding in 100% Juice

If you are giving 100% juice to your little lovies, you won’t want to miss my post over at North Phoenix Moms Blog. Considering a juice cleanse? This is for you too! On a related note, there are some really wonderful contributors I’m blessed to write alongside over at North Phoenix Moms … Read more

5 Secrets to Feeding a Picky Eater (that you’ll both enjoy)

5 Secrets to Feeding a Picky Eater

I was sure my son was going to starve to death. Just after my youngest turned 18 months old, I made the “radical” decision to ditch our family’s omni eating habits in favor of a mostly plant-based diet. My son’s health was…fine, I guess…but I was motivated to find dietary ways of … Read more

Juicing? Smoothies? And Why Does It Even It Matter?

I’m generally not a fan of fruit juices, especially not for kids (sorry Jack LaLanne fans). While there are some nutritional benefits associated with cold-pressed juicing, fruity beverages in general are one of the easiest ways to take in too many unfulfilling calories, even if they seem to be the healthiest kind. … Read more

The Perfect Pear: Breakfast/dessert/kid-friendly snack all in one!

The Perfect Pear

I adore poached fruits. There’s something so cozy and comforting about warm fruit in the chilly morning hours, whether on it’s own or atop a bowl of oatmeal or granola. But it doesn’t stop there! There’s nothing quite like a delectable, perfectly roasted pear after dinner to sweetly send me off to … Read more