Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Finding a refreshing and healthy snack for my family is something that I’m always on the hunt for. I’m over buying store-bought items that are packed full of fillers and other ingredients that I can’t even pronounce. One of my favorite recipes that my kids have gone crazy over as of late is this Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl. The flavor is simply out of this world!   And while the flavor is enough to keep this recipe as a favorite in our household, I absolutely love the fact that it takes only 4 ingredients to make it. No added sugars…nothing. Continue Reading...

17 Delicious and Fresh Lemonade Recipes

AHHHH….summer. The days are long, the heat is hot and the need for a cool, refreshing drink is high. When I think of a summer drink, I automatically think of lemonade. It’s light, sweet and hits the taste buds perfectly each and every time. As a kid, you may have ventured out and had your own lemonade stand once or twice. More than likely, you probably sold several cups as well. That’s because EVERYONE loves lemonade. It’s no surprise, really. Lemonade is delicious and can be so versatile! You can have good ol’ regular lemonade, or branch out a bit Continue Reading...

Tomato and Feta Pasta Salad

If you love the tastes of summer, this is the recipe for you. This Tomato and Feta Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing is perfect as a side dish option or as a light summer meal. The combination of tomato and feta is paired together amazingly to take this dish from good to great. If you have a garden, you can really make this dish “pop”. Adding fresh, homegrown garden tomatoes to this recipe truly take it over the top. There is something delicious about garden tomatoes that make summer recipes incredible. The more tomatoes, the better! How awesome of Continue Reading...

24 Fresh and Flavorful Fruit Salads

The time is now for the majority of fruits to be in season and prime for the picking. One of the best dishes to eat during the summer? Chilled fruit salad, truly delicious each and every time. The great part about fruit salad is that everyone makes it a little bit different. Some have giant chunks of random fruit while others prefer a more precise and uniform cutting method. There are even fruit salads out there that can add cheese or yogurts as well. My thought? The more fruit that my family can consume rather than sweets or other desserts Continue Reading...

Grilled Veggie Lasagna

Let me just start by saying that I love the flavor of food cooked on the grill. There is just something about the grill marks and the smokey taste that drive my taste buds crazy! I recently found that I have a new passion for grilled food thanks to this amazing Grilled Veggie Lasagna recipe. It’s got delicious ingredients, intense flavor and is full of veggies for the health factor as well. And when I say full of veggies…it’s jam-packed. Kale, eggplant, squash, and peppers to name a few! The great part about this recipe? If you have a vegetable Continue Reading...

23 Tasty Watermelon Recipe Ideas

There is no denying the amazing flavors of fresh and ripe watermelon. The summer months are the perfect time to try to find a watermelon that is juicy and full of flavor. It seems as though everywhere you look, everyone has watermelons for sale! It can be hard to narrow it down on which is the best place to get the most flavorful watermelon but it is possible! Once you find a location that consistently has amazing watermelons packed full of juicy goodness, it’s time to start thinking of all the exciting and fun ways that you can start to Continue Reading...

Fun Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat More Natural Foods

Let’s face it…we live in a world full of highly-processed, chemical laden food. The next time you are at the store, really take the time and read what’s printed on those food labels. Truth be told, there are probably words on each and every food item that you can’t even pronounce. Our kids, and even us are eating those foods multiple times each and every day. In our house, we strive to eat a better balance of healthy and natural foods. Fewer chemicals, fewer dyes, more organic products and more overall health is our goal each and every day. If Continue Reading...

How To Frugally Fill Your Freezer

Owning a freezer is one of those investments that truly pays for itself. I can’t tell you how many times I look at our freezer and thank my lucky stars that we have it. Well, I’m actually thankful that we have 4 freezers, no that isn’t a typo… In fact, because of our freezer, I’m able to prepare freezer meals and make delicious and healthy meals for my family for weeks and weeks in advance. While there seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding when it comes to freezer meals, I can assure you that filling your freezer doesn’t Continue Reading...

20 Farm To Table Summer Salads

Summertime is prime time for fresh produce from your local farmers’ market, where you’ll find tomatoes, corn, summertime squash, asparagus, radishes, fruits, berries and so much more. With such fresh, local ingredients, easy summer salad recipes are practically begging to be made. An abundance of lettuce varieties and green leafy vegetables can serve as a salad base while you get creative with vibrant vegetables, juicy fruits, farm raised meats, farm fresh eggs, and hand-crafted cheeses. It is my absolute favorite time of the year to try new farmers market recipes. There just isn’t anything quite like farm to table produce! Continue Reading...

30+ Quick Meal Ideas For Families

If there is anything I know I am regularly looking for as a mom of many, it is not only healthy but also quick meal ideas. Between having 6 kids of my own and then adding some days 8 daycare kids in the mix some nights I can plan to have a monthly freezer meal to make, but some nights for one reason or another, it just doesn’t happen. So having some great ideas to quickly whip up are always such a blessing for us. Well they are also a money saver as well, since the alternative is going out Continue Reading...

100 Absolutely Awesome Crockpot Meals That Kids will LOVE

One of our favorite appliances in our big family is our crockpot!! Hands down our favorite, our dishwasher comes in a case second though. I love that I can just dump food into the crockpot in the morning and finally have a delicious and healthy meal ready to go at dinnertime. It seems like it couldn’t get much easier then that! Another great things about crockpot meals is that there are so many different types of recipes that you can make in them. You can make breakfast foods, soups, casseroles, breads, side dishes, the possibilities are really endless. Head over Continue Reading...

How To Purchase Organic Food That Is Affordable

We have been on a journey the last 6 years to eat organic food. It hasn’t been a process that happened overnight. It has taken us quite a few years to switch our eating habits from what we grew up eating. We never knew that there was anything that was really different about purchasing organic food, versus regular food. Well other than the price. Since we started on this journey here is what we have managed to switch over: Our milk. We own part of a herd and drink raw milk. We have for the last 5 years and NEVER Continue Reading...