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Last minute gift ideas for the vegan (or anyone!) in your life

Last minute gift ideas for the vegan (or anyone!) in your life

Okay, so yes these gift ideas are great for anyone vegan, vegetarian, plant-based… but they’re great for anyone wellness-minded on your list. This list could have been hundreds of items long, you guys! But this will at least get you started!   Vegan Tees (or […]

Three Super Easy Kid Approved Nut-Free DIY Milks

Three Super Easy Kid Approved Nut-Free DIY Milks

Healthier alternatives to milk are a huge deal right now. You can find several non-dairy alternatives to milk at any given grocery store! It’s a wonderful thing! Why not REAL milk? Cow’s milk is breast milk to grow baby cows into two-ton animals, It was […]

Inspiring Real Wellness

Inspiring Real Wellness

Restoring the day. What does that look like? Real total wellness, what does that look like? It’s a journey, right? An intensely personal one, at that! When I started this blog, I was toying around with making it a food blog for plant-based lifestyles. I […]

Family Friendly Natural Cold & Flu Remedies + DIY pedialyte drink

Family Friendly Natural Cold & Flu Remedies + DIY pedialyte drink

It’s no secret that winter in MN can be a big old germ pot. And to be quite honest, for us moms of young ones, living here from January through March can be downright miserable. I chatter back and forth with family and friends about […]

Too Many Nuts Bothering Your Digestion?

Too Many Nuts Bothering Your Digestion?

Nuts are a great way to pack on extra calories when you’re eating a healthy diet. Paleo plans and plant-based plans encourage nuts as a great source of protein fats and minerals. Nut butters are great for subbing out oil in baked goods, peanut butter […]

A Blog Refocus: It’s A Personal Health Journey

A Blog Refocus: It’s A Personal Health Journey

A snapshot of my health journey: Shortly after my oldest son’s birth, I woke up, looked around, looked at myself, and decided that things were going to change. I wanted to keep him healthy, feel more attractive, have more confidence, figure out my digestive issues […]

Oil Free Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Oil Free Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Rice Crispy treats are delicious if they’re done right. Nobody likes a dry crumbly rice crispy bar. I’ve made my fair share of those… I’m constantly looking for ways to make treats healthier… and sometimes, let’s face it, my attempts fail miserably, as in a […]

Healthy Eating When You’re Just Too Busy {Part III}: A Simple Meal Plan

Healthy Eating When You’re Just Too Busy {Part III}: A Simple Meal Plan

Alright, my busy friends, I thought it would be a fitting way to close out this series on “Healthy Eating When You’re Just Too Busy” by laying out one of our family’s simple meal plans to help give you some inspiring ideas. So the following […]

Healthy Eating When You’re Just Too Busy {Part II}

Healthy Eating When You’re Just Too Busy {Part II}

In part one of this series about beating the stress of healthy living I talked about how I choose to keep things as simple as possible in our home surrounding our meal times, and how I keep new recipes to a minimum, all these things reduce […]

Healthy Eating When You’re Just Too Busy

Healthy Eating When You’re Just Too Busy

How do you create a routine with healthy food when you’re constantly busy and on the go? A question I get very often is “What should I even make? What should I eat? Can you give me some recipes?” And to that I say, of […]