It’s 4:30 a.m. right now and I’m lying here awake. We’ve all been fighting off a rather nasty cold in this house since Christmas and being pregnant, it’s taking me longer than usual to fight it off. Our son has been waking up in the night since he’s not feeling well, which makes the sleep … More A new year, a new start
What is protein fundamentally, why it is important, and how it works in our bodies. … More All about protein, part 1
It’s very exciting–but also a little scary– when your baby is ready to start eating his first real foods! The good news is you can start your little one on table foods right out of the gate and skip the processed grain cereals and pureed foods. Here are my tips on how to start your … More Baby’s first foods: Consider skipping the cereal and purees
I penned a two-part guest post for Tyner Pond Farm on how to de-clutter your pantry and shop smarter. Check out part 1 here on organizing your panty. Below is the summary from part 2, Shop like a European. It’s the full version of the bullet points listed below, you’ll definitely want to check it out! 🙂 Simplify your … More Optimize your food dollar: My top tips for shopping smarter
I penned a two-part guest post for Tyner Pond Farm on how to de-clutter your pantry and shop smarter. Check out part 1 here. Below is the simple checklist from the article you’ll need to get organized in no time. Organize that pantry! Step 1: Remove all items from pantry. Wipe down those shelves! Step 2: Check expiration … More De-clutter your pantry: a quick guide
I talk a lot about balanced eating, so it’s time to go a bit more in depth as to what that means so when I refer to balanced eating, you’ll know! Here’s how to put together a balanced meal and snack. The idea behind eating in balance is to keep your blood sugar steady. Keeping … More Balanced eating 101
Cow’s milk has been considered to be a healthy part of our diets for some time now. It’s recommended by many in the health industry to incorporate daily (3 servings/day) into our diets. We’re told that “Winners Drink Milk”. I couldn’t disagree more. How did humans get started drinking cow’s milk? Why are we told it’s good … More Cow’s milk: It doesn’t do a body good
Now that it’s officially Christmas season, let’s chat for a bit about all the products that have emerged and now cover the shelves and big displays at grocery stores. Yes, they look pretty and colorful, and yes, they are festive, but what is hiding behind the snowflakes, Santas, and red & green packaging? Here is one … More What’s hiding behind the red & green?
Despite the feedback from millions of consumers and over 40 members of Congress saying no to genetically-modified salmon, the FDA has approved it for sale. This salmon is called AquAdvantage salmon and was created by a company called AquaBounty Technologies. It is the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. As if that isn’t bad … More Swimming to a store near you: GMO salmon approved
A slimcado. I happened across these last night in my local grocery store and my initial thought was, “you have gotta be kidding me.” Yep, it’s true, there is a new type of avocado out there and it’s called the slimcado. Now, while they are new to us in stores in Indiana, they’ve been around … More Slimcado?… No.