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Pink Dip (a.k.a. Beet Dip)

I was just telling a group of parents about this pretty pink dip recipe (a.k.a. beet dip - shhhh, don't tell)... It was at a local private school here in Austin where I was invited to speak about child nutrition and the million dollar question... how to get kids to eat healthy food without making… Continue reading Pink Dip (a.k.a. Beet Dip)

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healthy living, kids

The Game That Gets Everyone Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Want to play a fun little game with me this week? This is something I've been wanting to try for awhile now and I finally got around to it last night at dinner. I call it "Eat the Rainbow" and the object of the game is to eat as many colors as you can in… Continue reading The Game That Gets Everyone Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

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The Most Underrated Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Health

How much chewing are you doing? You know, it's funny, sometimes it's the simplest thing that can make the biggest difference, especially when it comes to our health. Things like drinking more water, moving your body, getting more sleep... They almost sound too easy. They're obvious, like a no-brainer. Yet they can still be hard… Continue reading The Most Underrated Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Health

mothers day gift guide
healthy living

The Ultimate “Super Mom” Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Usually I'm not that great at thinking of things I want for holidays. Any other time of the year away from Christmas, my birthday and Mother's Day I can find plenty of wants. But ask me right before one of these dates when someone might actually buy me a present and my mind is blank.… Continue reading The Ultimate “Super Mom” Mother’s Day Gift Guide

recipes, salads

The Most Delicious Detox Salad

https://vimeo.com/327864156 Note: for this detox salad, you don't have to use a food processor. You can chop the broccoli and cauliflower florets by hand into small pieces. Use pre-cut shredded carrots as a short cut (like I did) and this salad can be quite quick to make. This recipe is out the the 30+ page… Continue reading The Most Delicious Detox Salad

dairy-free butternut squash soup
recipes, soups

Dairy-Free Butternut Squash Soup

https://vimeo.com/321575210 Originally I planned to make this dairy-free butternut squash soup part of The 7-Day RESET meal plan but if you've ever tried to cut up a butternut squash, you know it can be a pain in the you know what. I didn't want to do that to you. So for the RESET I went… Continue reading Dairy-Free Butternut Squash Soup

grocery shopping
healthy living

5 Ways To Save Big Bucks The Next Time You Go Grocery Shopping

I used to hate grocery shopping. When I think back to those early days when I first started venturing into this world of kale-eating... I remember the whole experience feeling so intimidating and overwhelming. I'd wander around aimlessly, no clue what the heck I was doing. Then, an hour + later I'd end up back home… Continue reading 5 Ways To Save Big Bucks The Next Time You Go Grocery Shopping

classic chicken soup
recipes, soups

Classic Chicken Soup in a Slow Cooker

Is there anything better than classic chicken soup on a cold day... or really any day? Every year I get really into soups when the weather turns cold. I have my regular go-to's like this and this. But what I enjoy just as much as my old favorites is trying new things and experimenting with… Continue reading Classic Chicken Soup in a Slow Cooker

kick a cold fast
health

Here’s Exactly What I Did to Kick a Cold Fast (in 24-36 hours)

I wasn't feeling so hot last week. A little cold had me all scratchy throat, sexy voice, not so sexy phlegmy. Timing could not have been worse either - it was the night before Valentine's Day and just a couple of days before a holiday weekend and trip away with dear friends. What did I do?… Continue reading Here’s Exactly What I Did to Kick a Cold Fast (in 24-36 hours)

chocolate brownie cake
desserts, recipes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cake

This peanut butter chocolate brownie cake I made last week was just way too good not to share. I found the recipe, thanks to my aunt, who recently introduced me to Sweet Laurel, a whole-foods bakery near where she lives in Los Angeles. If you haven't heard of them yet, you gotta check em out… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cake