My littlest boys have birthdays side by side to each other. One turning one, so he didn't have much say in what his birthday was about, my 4 year old however has been counting down the days till his birthday since Jan. when his older brother had his birthday. So it was kinda a go big or go home kind of an event. William, the birthday boy, requested a chocolate blueberry cake. He LOOOOOVES blueberry and they were totally in season at the time so we were eating loads of them. Naturally, chocolate . . .
Ever since I was a kid I have loved fruit leather, fruit roll ups, fruit by the foot, and fruit snacks. So when I learned I could make my own with 2 or 3 ingredients I was pretty darn excited. Skip all of the added sugars and preservatives and treat your kids to something natural and delicious. Making Homemade Fruit Leather This stuff doesn't last long in our house. My kids eat it up so fast and I don't feel guilty one bit. Fruit leathers are easy to make in the . . .
I love smoothies- for my kids. As for myself and drinking them- I don't love them. I've been following a friend's account for years and she is who really turned me on to juicing. I oooo'ed and awww'ed over her morning juices forever and finally Kadee surprised me and sent me one from Kohls, a Jack Lalanne's Power Juicer Express (but in white). It took me a while to get it out of the box. I was kind of intimidated by it. What to I use, how much do I use? What do I combine, what do I not combine! . . .
Several weeks ago I stumbled upon a picture of strawberry mango pico. I think I drooled. I thought about it for days and days and then finally did something about it. We were spending Easter at home, so I decided to go the non-traditional route and make fish for dinner. It was a light, flavorful change to the usual heavy Easter dinner. I topped my fish with a fresh, bright, and healthy strawberry mango pico. I picked Des's brain for the pico ingredients. Together we decided that . . .
So I'm a total sucker for carbs and sweets. Cake is my weakness. Put a gourmet cupcake in front of me and I'm a puddle. I'm also very aware those cupcakes are doing nothing to help out my post-baby body. While I'll never give up my cake, I'll balance it out with some quinoa. This mango quinoa and blueberry salad is my new craze. It's light and filling and mixed with some fresh mint, because what doesn't go amazing with mint? It's also is making me feel better about eating carbs and keeping my . . .
I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. It is so crazy good. I love seafood and citrus together - so this salad is a match made in heaven. If you don't like seafood - you should! I'm kidding. Kind of. There are so many lovely citrus varieties now-a-days. You can really use whatever citrus you like, but for this salad I used a naval orange, a blood orange, and a red grapefruit. I made a simple baked salmon seasoned only with salt and pepper, and a sweet citrus honey . . .
I have been so excited to share this post with you all! About a year ago I was introduced to the company Chelsea Charles.They create beautiful jewelry and I was instantly drawn to their Count Me Healthy Bracelet. The bracelet it such a unique idea - the beads move, but will stay where you place them - so you can easily keep a health journal right on your wrist. You can count whatever you're working on - calories, carbs, points, pounds lost, fruits and veggies consumed, vitamins, . . .
Click Here to enter our Define Bottle Giveaway Berries! Berries are the best food ever. I LOVE berries, my kids love berries, everyone loves berries. The best part about berries is ok, yeah their taste obviously...but its also their nutrients. Their deep rich color is a tall tell sign that this food is full of antioxidants. In my research I found one study that said just eating 1 cup of berries will provide you with all the disease fighting antioxidants you need for a day. What are . . .
Some of you are born water lovers. Some of you get bored of water. Some of you love water but live in a big city like me and it tastes pretty nasty. Some of you want flavor without sugar or sugar substitutes. Some of you love water, dislike city water but want an alternative to wasteful plastic water bottles..... Do you fit in any of the these categories? Um I fit into most of them. SO, since we spied this beautiful Define Bottle at ExpoWest this spring I have been thinking of it and wanting it. . . .
all photography by Taylor Cole Photography Yesterday we featured some amazing products from JJ Cole to show our readers how great their products are for anyone while out and about. My family went and hiked down Crystal Cove Beach Trail. It was a beautiful warm night. I knew we would be hiking so I really wanted to keep our picnic small, but filling. Compact but enough variety to satisfy our needs. I made one large mason jar meal for my husband and I, one large mason jar meal for my kids to . . .