Slow Cooker Almond Butter Beef Stew

This hearty, flavorful and amazing Slow Cooker Almond Butter Beef Stew is going to become your new go-to slow cooker meal! A true personal favorite of mine, this is a complete meal that can easily be thrown together before the busiest of days and that the whole family is going to fall in love with.

Pink Power-Up Smoothie

Anything pink dazzles the socks off my little one and this Pink Power-Up Smoothie is no different! Made that stunning shade of pink by antioxidant rich red fruits and veggies, it's easy on the eyes and super nourishing for the body. 

Teaching Children to Try New Foods: The Rice Roll Lesson

This fun, simple and engaging lesson plan is not only a wonderful way to get your kids into the kitchen...but might also be the nudge they need to embrace new foods.

Egg-Free Carrot Apple Muffins

These Egg-Free Carrot Apple Muffins are everything. Super soft, super wonderful and they pretty much melt in your mouth. Full of flavor and yum....but also nutrient dense goodness. Oats, apples, carrots flax and all the good stuff you probably already have kicking around in your kitchen. So you can totally go make these right now....and every day...for the rest of your life.

Healthy Veggie-Loaded Meatballs

Super simple to make, these Healthy Veggie-Loaded Meatballs are easy, tasty and packed with veggie-goodness. Made without eggs, gluten, or dairy...these meatballs are the perfect way to get a little extra veggie into your family's bellies. 

Make Ahead Lunch Box Berry Cups

Out with the pre-packaged, over processed fruit cups filled with sugary syrup. Packing fruit in lunch boxes can be convenient AND healthy with these Make Ahead Lunch Box Berry Cups

Finding A Healthy Balance in Healthy Living

We are a family who eats veggies and cooks at home, but we are also a family that occasionally goes out for ice cream sundaes. We are a family who fills our lives with movement and nature, but we also deeply value cuddling up together in front of a favorite movie. We are a kombucha-brewing and water-drinking family, but my husband and I will occasionally enjoy beer or a glass of wine when the mood strikes. We are a family of balance, rather than extremes. We don't believe in "all or nothing" because we are in this lifestyle for a lifetime. We want our daughter learn balance instead of depravation. And we want to be able to live a life we can sustain, instead of trying to be perfect each and every day. 

Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins

Loaded with nutrient-dense greens, naturally sweetened with bananas and a little honey/maple syrup, and packing an extra punch of fiber-rich rolled oats for good measure…a new breakfast favorite was born. Kid tested. Kid approved. Kid loved. 

Flourless Chocolate Protein Waffles (with hidden greens!)

Fluffy, perfectly chocolaty, protein-rich, and mixed entirely in your blender, these Flourless Chocolate Protein Waffles (with hidden greens!) is made with oodles of good for you ingredients and are the perfect way to start any day!

Why Play Is Important For Children

What exactly does play teach our children? Why is play more valuable to a child's development than flash cards and worksheets? Why is play so dang important? Here are 4 things that play does for you child each and every day: