Homemade Coconut Cream Popsicles {SF, GF, DF option}

August 29th, 2014

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In Texas where I live, summer starts in May and usually lasts through the end of October.  All six of those months are hot, but in July, August, and September, the heat and humidity are at their worst. As in, race-to-the-car-before-your-makeup-melts hot. (Yes, we really do that) I sometimes have two or three different types […]

5 “Healthy” Back To School Lunch Foods NOT to Pack

August 21st, 2014

5 Healthy Back To School Lunch Foods NOT to Pack

I confessed in my Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie post earlier this week that, despite this being my first year to pack and send lunches to school, I’ve not actually read much of the Back To School lunch buzz that’s filling our feeds lately. The few posts I have read have been chock-full of great tips and […]

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies {GF, DF, No refined sugar}

August 18th, 2014

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies, GF, DF

  It’s that time of year again. Back to School Lunch posts, pins and shares are bombarding us. I’ve been clicking past most of them, probably in denial that I really will be sending my daughter off to school for the first time in a couple of weeks (though I did gain some really great […]

5 Reasons Everyone Should Visit a Farm

August 15th, 2014

Yonderway Farm Sunset 2

  Been to the farm recently?  We have. After three years of buying meat, poultry and eggs from Yonderway Farm, we finally  made the 90 minute drive west of town to see for ourselves where our food comes from.  We loved it. We shouldn’t have waited so long to do it, and neither should you! […]

Why I’m Giving In To My Picky Eater (& maybe you should too)

August 12th, 2014

Why I'm Giving In To My Picky Eater

  For 48 months, my daughter ate just about anything I made for her – Broccoli, asparagus, salmon, spinach, cabbage…anything. As a baby, the ladies in the church nursery even made a game of trying to guess what was in the lunch I sent with her each Sunday. She disliked so few things that there […]

Creamy Feta Cheese Dressing

August 8th, 2014

Creamy Feta Cheese Dressing

  Feta cheese is one of my very favorite foods. I add it to omelets, pizza, fish and pasta, and have even been known to eat it all by it’s wonderful, salty self. So obviously, it’s also my go-to cheese for salads.  And what’s the best part of any good salad? The dressing, of course! […]

All Natural Flavored Water

August 4th, 2014

All Natural Flavored Water 2

  I don’t know about where you live, but August in south Texas is killer. Triple digit heat and suffocating humidity forces everyone either to the pool or into the a/c. By late summer, parks are all but abandoned and only the craziest most devoted exercisers are brave enough to  endure the grueling heat later than […]

Zucchini Muffins with Maple Walnut Streusel

July 29th, 2014

Zucchini Muffins with Maple Walnut Streusel

  STREUSEL TOPPING. Really, those two words are reason enough for me to want to eat any muffin, no matter what’s on the inside. But these zucchini muffins are so much more.   Healthy Zucchini Muffins   Breakfast breads and muffins with fruits or vegetables in them are usually pitched as healthier, when they are […]

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

July 24th, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

  Earlier this week, I shared a beautiful Tomato, Bacon, and Corn Salad recipe with a perfect combination of summer’s best produce, topped with crispy bacon and homemade raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette. Getting back on the healthy train after vacation couldn’t taste much better than that! Today, I’m sharing another vacation-inspired recipe – Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries! […]

Tomato, Bacon, and Corn Salad

July 22nd, 2014

Tomato, Bacon and Corn Salad

Last week, we joined some dear friends for a week-long waterpark vacation. I’m not sure who had more fun – the kids riding tube shoots for the first time, or their parents reliving childhood memories and relishing the sight of their own children soaking up the fun! In addition to loads of water, extra rest, […]