5 Favorite Things – Kitchen Toys for Healthy & Easy

The most common complaint I hear when it comes to preparing healthy meals for a family is the time it takes to accomplish it.  I get it.  Convenience is easier and unfortunately, we live in a culture that doesn’t often put the terms “healthy” and “convenient” together in the same sentence.  As a busy mother […]

Lemon & Pepper Tuna Melt

 I really really like tuna melts.  The hubs and I used to make them on whole wheat bread, with mayo, a splash of vinegar, salt and pepper, broiled to perfection with gooey cheddar cheese.   And then… we got all healthy and stuff. Gooey cheddar, I seriously heart you, but alas you are (mostly) a […]

What Farmers Eat (and bonus Pepperplate review)

Pay attention, y’all… Eating healthy is 80% of a healthy lifestyle…fitness aside.   Eating healthy while managing a life, family, ministry, job seems, at times, to be almost as hard as me getting through a post without being slightly weird and snarky – which is, basically, impossible. If good, nutrient-dense, whole, lower-in-calorie foods are not […]

The Quest to Quest: A Protein Bar Review

Here it is.  Yet another exciting review.  Or as I like to call it “Things-I-Am-Willing-To-Throw-My-Money-At-Or-Subject-Myself-To-So-You-Don’t-Have-To.”   Food = Fuel.  And if you want to battle the bulge, stay energized for workouts, have any sort of brain function or energy, then food is a necessary tool for all the aforementioned.  And the right foods at that… […]

Slow Cooker Turkey & Summer Squash Marinara aka Attack of the Summer Squash

I grew a garden this year.   Yeah, I’ve done this thing “gardening” before.  I’ve always fancied myself a budding gardener (pun intended and sans overalls) but didn’t really apply myself until 2 summers ago, when we lived in Wyoming.   Yes. To answer the not-hip-to-the-awesomeness-of-Wyoming question, stuff grows there. But not for very long. […]