10 Easy & Nutritious Kid-Friendly Snack Foods

As a busy mom, feeding your children healthy snacks can be a challenge. However, there are a slew of great ways to give your children the nutrients they need that are easy to pack into their lunches or use for on-the-go snacks. The following snack foods are filled with vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants and can be prepared in just a […]

Agave Nectar, Friend Or Foe?

Agave nectar seems to be making a big appearance on the sweetener scene, but is it really good for you? Let’s find out… How It’s Processed And Refined When determining if something is good for you or not, one of the first things you want to do is look at is how it’s processed. While corn has certain healthful properties, […]

Free Hand Blender!

We are running a contest this week to see how our community is using real pumpkin spice. Not that artificial stuff, but the real deal. To encourage your participation we have shamelessly purchased a Cuisinart Hand Blender to gift to the member who gets the most creative with pumpkin spice. What is pumpkin spice? It is a combination of several delicious spices that […]


I love this time of year when the leaves turn color and cover the roads. I love it when I can see the leaves falling mid-air, or being stirred up when a car drives by. It makes me want to curl up inside next to a fire with and create healthy fall recipes using #REALpumpkinspice while sipping on a Hot […]

The Dark Side Of Wheat

Wheat has long been a dietary staple in our culture, but it may not be all it’s cracked up to be (pun intended). Wheat has a dark side, and we’re not talking about the color… we’re talking about it’s impact on your health. For starters, eating wheat bread increases your chance of developing diabetes, thanks to the high starch content. High […]

All You Can Eat #REALpumpkinspice Week!

  Ok, let’s be honest here… autumn is no longer symbolized by crisp breezes and crunchy colored leaves. Fall officially arrives with pumpkin spice. If you recall, the trend started a handful of years ago with an unsuspecting flavored latte and has now exploded into pumpkin EVERYTHING! Literally, everything. Take a walk through your grocery store this week and you’ll see pumpkin […]

Digestive Bitters to Beat the Bloat

Do you feel gassy? Bloated? Do you ever feel like food sits in your gut after you eat a meal and wish you could just put a fire hose down your throat to flush it out? I have. Sluggish digestion is no fun, which is why this recipe for homemade digestive bitters may be one of the most valuable recipes […]

What is Herbal Medicine?

  Have you ever wondered, “What is herbal medicine?” If so you will enjoy my most recent article titled Herbs for Now and After the Zombie Apocalypse. I had so much fun putting together this workshop for a fabulous group of ladies near my hometown that I could not, in all consciousness, consider it work! And the feedback I got […]

Herbs For Now And After The Zombie Apocalypse

Hey, it could totally happen. And when it does you want to be prepared. That means having a first aid kit on hand that you can count on. A first aid kit that will not only support your symptoms and bring you relief, but one that heals wounds, prevents infection, boosts your immune system, relieves pain, and of course relieves […]

How To Make Your Own Salve

Salves are fantastic and so handy to have on hand anytime you get a cut, scrape, bruise, sore muscles, mosquito bite…and more! Salves are semi-solid at room temperature, yet soften when applied to the skin and tend to be less goopy than oils. Salves are created for a variety of external topical uses. Here are just a few of the conditions […]

How To Make Your Own Herbal Infused Oil

Making your own herbal infused oil is a wonderful way to preserve the medicinal properties of herbs. You can choose to use the oil as-is or include it in lotions, scrubs, salves, lip balms and more. The options for home remedies become endless! Plus, with the use of herbal infused oil, you don’t have to invest in expensive essential oils to […]