How to get kids to eat healthier – Food Crush Friday

One simple step to get kids to eat healthier

Yes, it’s possible to get kids to eat healthier without a fight!  Here’s how I get my kids to eat their fruits and vegetables in one simple step that can work for everyone. There’s one thing that I think all parents agree on.  We all want our kids to eat healthier so they can be healthier. The biggest concern most parents I work with have

Clean Eating at Panera Bread

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Panera Bread is making it easier to eat all natural food free from artificial ingredients when you’re on the go!  Thank you Panera Bread for sponsoring this post and letting me share the news! Five years ago our family made the decision to cut artificial ingredients from our diet as an experiment.  I hoped it would help improve the behavior issues my daughter was experiencingIt

Five Easy Dinners for Busy Weeknights

5 Easy Dinners

These five easy dinners for busy weeknights are some of our time-tested family favorites. We are in the midst of the back to school frenzy around here.  School registration is done for both kids – a first for us.  This is the year my youngest starts kindergarten, the year I have two children in two different schools, managing two different schedules.  When it comes to

Chicken Bruschetta Bake

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This simple chicken recipe needs only four ingredients and 30 minutes of your time.  Chicken Bruschetta Bake is the perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love.  I started this blog over five years ago because I wanted to help busy families put delicious, healthy food on the table every night of the week.  Chicken Bruschetta Bake was one of the recipes I posted

Food Crush Friday: Malvi Marshmallow Confections

Malvi Marshmallows

Food Crush Friday is a new series where I share some of my favorite all natural food finds.  I’ll be introducing you to some of the amazing products, ingredients, and resources that I’ve found over the years that will make living an all natural lifestyle easy and fun for your whole family. I’m always on the hunt for all natural treats I can feel good

Chocolate Marshmallow Campfire Cookies

Chocolate Marshmallow Campfire Cookies

Quick and easy Chocolate Marshmallow Campfire Cookies that recreate the flavors of your favorite summertime treat.  These cookies are gluten free and dairy free, too!   Wait, let me guess.  I had you at “chocolate and marshmallow”, right? It’s such a classic combination, I venture to guess there aren’t many people who haven’t tried these two flavors together.  Like PB&J, chocolate and marshmallow just go

A New Look – thanks Anchored Design!


  Earlier this year I decided to take back my mojo and dive back into blogging.  After taking some time off I missed the community I found through this blog.  I missed helping people improve their lives by improving their diet.  And the creative outlet I have through blogging was sorely missing from my life. I decided that to get my groove back I needed a

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and Together Counts – Healthy Habits


As a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network I am being compensated by the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and the Together Counts campaign.  All opinions are always my own.   I was a Girl Scout for many years when I was younger.  I have many fond memories of scouting.  A few years ago my daughter was a Daisy Scout and I was the