Kielbasa and Pepper Hash

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Who doesn’t love a one pan meal? Right? Well, technically this is a two pan meal, but it is so super simple and really fast to put together! And completely delicious!

One of the hardest things about eating a whole-foods diet is the amount of time it takes to cook and prep everything. I love to cook, so I like doing it-most of the time. But whether or not I have the time is another story. Planning ahead is key for me, so I always have a few super fast, super healthy meals up my sleeve for crazy days. Read More

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Hamburger Salad

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Having a busy schedule, there are many times I don’t have the time to cook the way I want to. Or, I just don’t feel like it. That is never more true than in the summer when we are hot and tired from a day outside or at the pool, or we have just come home from a day of running around. I also try very hard not to turn the oven on in the summer if I don’t absolutely have to. However, I still want to get something nutrient dense in my kids that I know they will eat and do it FAST. This simple salad is perfect for busy evenings, especially during the summer. It isn’t even a recipe as much as an idea! Read More


Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallot

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I love Brussels sprouts. There. I admitted it. It’s not a popular opinion, I know, but I’ve come to think of myself kind of like the character of Camilla in David Shannon’s book  A Bad Case of Stripes. I read this book to my 5th graders when I taught, because it’s about being yourself and liking what you like, no matter what anyone else thinks about it, even if that thing is Lima beans. So, I have enjoyed my fair share of turned up noses when I declare my love of Brussels sprouts to friends and family. But here’s the thing. I love most Brussels sprouts, if they are prepared correctly. Read More



You’ve Completed A Whole 30. Now What?

The Whole 30 is just one version of an elimination diet. The reason for doing any elimination diet is to figure out how food affects you, maybe in ways you hadn’t even thought of, and I think that is just really super cool! (Yes, I’m a nutrition geek!) You remove all possibly irritating foods (dairy, all grains, legumes, added sugar, alcohol, additives and processed oils) and eat only super nutrient dense and Read More




Flo’s Potato Salad

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One of the people most responsible for guiding me down the path of becoming so interested in nutrition is my dad. Although, it wasn’t really my dad himself, but losing my dad that led me here. You see, two years ago today, Dad passed away 24 days after being diagnosed with cancer. Read More



Oven Chicken Fajitas

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We LOVE Mexican food around here. But when most people think of Mexican food, they usually think enchiladas, nachos, burritos, tortilla chips, tortillas, cheese…none of which are Paleo or Whole 30 approved. So what’s a Mexican food loving Paleo girl to do? Read More