Cashew Queso Sauce

May 18, 2016

I never realized how creamy and delicious sauces made from cashews can be, but just wait till you taste this Cashew Queso Sauce! Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews 3 cups water, divided use 2 Tbsp. tomato paste, no sugar-added 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. smoked paprika ⅓ cup nutritional yeast ¾ tsp. sea salt (or […]

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Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

May 15, 2016

Time to change up breakfast with this Spinach, Tomato, and Quinoa Breakfast Casserole!  Loaded with veggies, protein-packed, and delicious, it’s a perfect make-ahead meal for busy mornings. Total Time: 40 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 25 min. Yield: 5 servings Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 2½ cups cooked quinoa 8 large eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) […]

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What Effect Does Diet Have on Kids with ADHD and Autism?

June 18, 2015

What effect DOES diet have on kids with ADHD and Autism? It’s a question being asked more and more frequently by parents, health professionals, and educators. Does what our children eat have any effect on their behavior? As a parent of a child with ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome, I’ve asked this question myself. Can my son’s behavior […]

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Overtraining

June 11, 2015

I am pushing away at Week 3 of P90X.  So far so good, but this week I have felt a little more tired than the last two weeks.  It could be a result of the cold I had over the weekend or maybe I’m pushing just a little too hard.  I was sent this article […]

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The Lowly Cucumber

June 9, 2015

Where we live in the South Pacific, it’s difficult to get the fresh produce available in the average supermarket in the States. Twice a month a ship comes delivering supplies to the stores and we all rush to the markets to purchase our wilted and nearly dead lettuce, broccoli, and whatever other wonders the ship […]

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No More Excuses!

January 19, 2015

Does this sound familiar? You head to bed, maybe on a Sunday night, and you’re thinking, “Tomorrow’s the day! Tomorrow I WILL be 100% committed to my goals! I’m going to get up, workout, and eat right!“ Morning comes…”Wow, I’m tired; maybe I’ll just sleep in a little more.” Breakfast…”Hubby picked up donuts?! Yay! I’ll […]

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Finding the Balance

November 9, 2014

Balance! It’s a quest many of us crazy busy moms are on for what seems like eternity.  We’ve got our kids’ school projects, carpool schedule, sports practices, meal planning, grocery shopping, endless laundry, and more while trying to keep up with all our other responsibilities as well.  What’s a mom to do!? I don’t know […]

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What’s In Your Fridge? Kitchen Essentials Part 2

October 16, 2014

Awhile back I shared some tips on stocking a pantry for clean eating and promised to cover the fridge next.  So here we go!  (If you missed the first article, check it out here!) What should you have in your refrigerator if you’ve committed to clean eating?  First off, I want to repeat my primary […]

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Summer Recap and Thoughts on Commitment

August 21, 2014

What a summer!  So, I haven’t blogged in quite a few weeks; I’ve taken this time to try to recoup from the crazy months we’ve had and reflect on not only where I’ve been, but where I’m heading.  I’ve mentioned on my Facebook page that I would be recapping the summer a bit (including the […]

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What’s In Your Pantry? Kitchen Essentials Part 1

July 14, 2014

So many times, new members of our monthly Challenge groups ask as soon as they join, “What IS clean eating? Where do I even start?”.  It can be confusing at the beginning when making a major lifestyle change, but by making small changes little by little, converting to a clean eating lifestyle doesn’t have to […]

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