12 Reasons Every Child Should Learn to Cook

May 23rd, 2016

12 Reasons Every Child Should Learn to Cook - some of these might surprise you! | Back To The Book Nutrition

The benefits of cooking with kids go far beyond having fun together and teaching them basic kitchen skills. Here’s my list of 12 reasons every child should learn to cook – some of them might surprise you!   Both of my kids have been in the kitchen with me from the moment they could hold a wooden […]

Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip

May 16th, 2016

Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip is the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party or picnic! | Back To The Book Nutrition

This beats any French Onion Dip I’ve ever tasted, thanks to the caramelized onions, shallots, and garlic. It takes a little time to make, but is very easy and will be a instant hit at your next dinner party or picnic!   We all know homemade chip and vegetable dips taste better than ready made dips or […]

Pea + Pasta Salad with Bacon and Asparagus

May 11th, 2016

Easy pea and pasta salad for summer picnics! | Back To The Book Nutrition

This pea and pasta salad with bacon and asparagus is a frugal and satisfying dish for simple summer dinners or picnics! Make ahead and serve cold or reheat to serve warm.       With the biggest picnic day of the year just a few weeks away, I thought I’d share this easy, make ahead […]

3 Ingredient Tex Mex Chicken Wings with Cilantro, Honey, & Lime

May 3rd, 2016

3 Ingredient Tex Mex Chicken Wings with Cilantro, Honey, and Lime | Back To The Book Nutrition

These 3 Ingredient Tex Mex Chicken Wings are so easy and make an irresistible appetizer or simple dinner!   A few months ago, I made Honey Dijon Glazed Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl and the whole family was hooked! Homemade wings are at least a thousand times better than what we had a wings place […]

25 Free Full Body Workout Videos (15 Min or Less)

April 26th, 2016

25 Free Full Body Workout Videos (15 Min or Less) - efficient, no excuses workouts you can do at home in just a few minutes per day! | Back To The Book Nutrition

25 of the best free, full body workout videos you can do at home in 15 minutes or less. Most are no equipment routines for fast, efficient, no excuses exercise!     I don’t talk about exercise very often here on the blog, but it is essential for our physical and mental/emotional health. Two years ago, I shared […]

Quick, Pan Fried Chickpeas (10 min or less!)

April 18th, 2016

Easy, 10 minute pan fried chickpeas from fresh or canned beans - perfect healthy snack or appetizer! | Back To The Book Nutrition

Quick, pan fried chickpeas cook in just a few minutes, making them a fast and easy appetizer, snack, or salad topper! (Can use fresh or canned chickpeas/garbanzo beans) Recently, some friends went to a local farmer’s market and brought me a sack full of fresh chickpeas (garbanzo beans) which, I’m embarrassed to say, I had never seen […]

One Word Every Cancer Patient Needs to Hear (+ a must-watch video!)

April 12th, 2016

One Word Every Cancer Patient Needs to Hear plus a free must-watch video! | Back To The Book Nutrition

As a former cancer dietitian and the wife of a cancer survivor, I believe there is one word every cancer patient needs to hear.  I don’t talk much about cancer on the blog, but it’s a topic that hits close to home for me.  I began my career as a dietitian at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, counseling thousands […]

4 Things Women Should Stop Saying to Each Other About Their Bodies

April 2nd, 2016

4 Things Women Should Stop Saying to Each Other About Their Bodies...and what to say instead! | Back To The Book Nutrition

Our words are powerful – let’s use them for good! Here are 4 things women should stop saying to each other about their bodies, and what we should be saying instead!   The overwhelming response to the article I wrote for The Humbled Homemaker about the 5 things our daughters need to hear us say about […]

Grain Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies (that taste just like the real thing!)

March 28th, 2016

The BEST grain free chocolate chunk cookies you'll ever have - seriously, you'd never know the difference!

This is, hands down, the BEST gluten free, grain free chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had – perfectly textured and bursting with dark chocolate chunks and pecans, they really do taste just like the real thing! If you’ve been reading the blog for a while now, you know my family is on the GAPS intro […]

Best Healthy Snacks from Costco

March 21st, 2016

15 Best Healthy Snacks from Costco. No sugar added, no artificial flavors, & minimally processed. Perfect for school lunch and kids snacks!

For busy moms everywhere – a list of the 15 Best Healthy Snacks from Costco. All are minimally processed and have no artificial colors or flavors, no natural flavors, no trans fats, and no added sugar! We all know packaged snacks are often heavily processed and laden with sugar, artificial flavors, and food dyes that we work […]

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