PB&J Smoothie

Happy Back to School week or possibly back to school month if you haven’t started yet. Although my kids aren’t in school yet I know that this time is very busy and hectic for parents! Since being on maternity leave I have realized just how much my son absolutely loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I understand that it’s not the healthiest of choices to feed him so I found an alternative that omits the bread and jelly while adding a natural energy booster, coconut oil!  Ingredients: 16oz fresh raspberries or strawberries 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup almond milk […]

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Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

Everyone has those mornings where you’re so rushed that there is barely any time to make breakfast. Well, I seem to have mornings like this a lot lately, so I’ve been coming up with creative ways to get fuel for my body while on-the-go. I had an addiction to fruit flavored Greek yogurt for the longest time, but the 15-20 grams of sugar in one serving added up pretty quickly. In order to get my serving of healthy fats and protein from the Greek yogurt, I came up with an all-in-one solution – frozen Greek yogurt bites. I’m a little […]

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Microwave Popcorn Warnings

Microwave popcorn that you make yourself is a deliciously healthy snack—low in calories, low in sodium and unhealthy fat and high in fiber. However, the prepackaged stuff you buy in the store often comes with some decidedly unhealthy ingredients, such as artery-clogging trans fats. While most products have reduced the amount of trans fats they contain, some major brands of “regular” popcorn (not “low-fat” or “healthy”) still contain significant amounts of these unhealthy fats. And you may have heard about a weird condition dubbed “popcorn lung,” which occurred in some manufacturing facilities that produced the buttery-tasting chemical, diacetyl, for microwave […]