Health

Healthy Red Velvet Beet Muffins

With all the red velvet goodness going on around the internet lately, I was feeling a little sad. My kids don’t do red food coloring OR refined sugar very well. Like, it makes them INSANE in the membrane! So, I came up with my own healthy version of red velvet muffins. These are dairy free […]

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Antioxidant Rich Green Smoothie

Not all of us are in sunny Hawaii, and where I live it seems to be the time of year when the flu and cold bugs are out to get us! Running noses are no fun, and sick kids are even worse. But if mom gets sick…well the whole house shuts down. Am I right? […]

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Skinny Jam-Filled Blueberry Mini Muffins from Guest Poster Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Today we have a very special guest post for you. A friend recently started an amazing cooking blog, and wow, her photos and food are AMAZING. I will let her tell you more about herself… Hey everyone! My name is Chelsea and I blog over at Chelsea’s Messy Apron. I focus on healthier recipes at my […]

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A Busy Mom’s Realistic Guide to Couponing

When I first moved to Hawaii, I remember going into slight shock every time I went to the grocery store. Food is more expensive here, along with gas, housing, activities and everything else! It’s a tourist destination so more often than not we are paying tourist prices. The majority of the food here has to […]

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The 5 MOST Important Things When Starting Your Fitness and Health Journey

Hi guys!I don’t know about you guys, but after the holidays, I could use a reboot in the health and fitness area. Today’s “5 Things” post is about health and fitness. I think we all could use a little help in this area from time to time. That is why I am so excited to […]

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Happy Herbivore, Living a Plant Based Lifestyle, a Recipe and a GIVEAWAY!

Our family recently adopted a “plant-based” diet. This means we TRY to eat no animal products and get most of our food from plants: vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains. I would not say we are 100% yet, but we are trying. The health benefits have really been amazing. I could write a whole post on […]

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11 Tips for a Thinner Holiday

The holidays are my favorite time of year. They are a most wonderful time of year, as well as the most delicious. But that makes the holidays a minefield for dieters. It is easy to watch your diet go out the window when you walk in the door to a holiday party, or open the […]

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Natural Homemade Baby Wipes

Welcome to the second in the natural cleaning series! We’re glad you came back! Making your own natural homemade baby wipes is one of the easiest ways to implement natural products into your home. Here are 4 reasons to make your own baby wipes: 1. Safer for you and your baby Baby wipes are one […]

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Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent

Welcome to the first post in our “Natural Cleaning Series.” Our first post is all about laundry detergent! Ok, I don’t know about you but, laundry detergent is one of those things I dread buying. Even the cheapest laundry detergent at Costco is $15. And I usually go through 1-2 big bottles of it per […]

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Kid Friendly Kale Recipes

Let’s talk about kale and all its awesomeness! Kale is the new spinach right? All the rage! And there’s good reason for that too. Here are some facts about the wonderful, magical, veritable vegetable…KALE! Here are seven reasons to eat more kale: 1. Immunity: Kale is rich in immune-boosting  antioxidants including vitamins A, C and […]

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