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8 Food Prep Hacks That Will Make Cooking So Much Easier

8 Food Prep Hacks That Will Make Cooking So Much Easier

Bring the stress to a simmer with these tips. One of the most exhausting parts of parenthood that parenting guides fail to mention is that children expect us to feed them every day. Yes, that’s right. Every. Single. Day. It doesn’t matter how many hours we’ve worked, or whether we’re battling the flu, or if we’ve already exhausted our limited repertoire of dishes we actually know how to prepare, kids still expect us to ensure

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Nature, the Ultimate Anti-depressant

Nature, the Ultimate Anti-depressant

And 11 ideas to get you outside. One of our family’s favorite spots is the Davis Mountains in West Texas, home to the second darkest night skies in the U.S. We love to go there for the magical starry nights where the Milky Way can easily be seen without a telescope and for the sparsely populated terrain and the vast wilderness. We make this annual digital detox a priority–we completely unplug and just hike, stargaze,

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Your At-Home Workout You Can Do With Your Kids

Your long workday has ended, but your work isn't over. There's homework to do with the kids, dinner to prepare and getting everyone ready for tomorrow. Who has the time to even think about going to the gym every day with that kind of hectic schedule? What if I told you that a 15 to 20 minute family workout each evening, inside the house, could help you burn off that lasagna dinner, wear the kids

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How and Why You Should Stop Sleeping With Your Phone

How and Why You Should Stop Sleeping With Your Phone

Most smartphone users have a dirty little secret that they don’t talk about much. It’s not such a big deal, really. Or is it? Taking a smartphone to bed is pretty common these days. But all the evidence points to the fact that it’s not a healthy idea. First of all the blue light that comes from it can interrupt normal sleep patterns, disrupting the sleep cycle. A Harvard health study shows that the blue

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5 Tips for a Meaningful Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we want to make sure that your day is full of love and celebration! So, what’s the trick? Whether you’re in a relationship or flying solo, Valentine’s Day is a lot more than just bouquets and chocolate boxes. Here are a few tips from us to make sure that you have the most meaningful day yet! #1 Celebrate with Friends, Family and Pets! After all, love does

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Snack Attack: How to Get More From Your Snack with Fiber and Protein

By: Kaylee White, Ghergich & Co. We’re excited to feature this post from our friends at Quill and Ghergich & Co. on the importance of snacking clean and making sure that you get your daily fiber and protein! Read below to get some helpful hints and facts about what to munch on throughout your day! Do you have a distinct time when you eat—and do you eat just three meals a day? Decades ago, the

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with These Yummy Gluten Free Recipes!

The holidays are here, and so are the delicious servings of seasonal foods! But how do you indulge in these holiday treats without ruining your gluten free diet? We’ve got the answer for you! Check out these recipes to keep you on track while also enjoying every gluten free bite!   For breakfast, check out this Cinnabon Copycat Cinnamon Roll recipe from Recreating Happiness! This one is sure to be a hit with everyone who’s

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Adding Healthy Options to Your Thanksgiving Table

I think it’s safe to assume that we all tend to stray from our healthier lifestyles when Thanksgiving rolls around. It’s easy to do when you see a delicious spread on the table full of casseroles, potatoes, and bread – not to mention the dessert table! Indulging during the holidays is never a bad thing as long as it’s done in moderation. We’ve found a few delicious and healthy Thanksgiving recipes to add to your

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Making festive Halloween treats – without the sweets!

Who doesn’t love indulging on Halloween candy this time of year? We certainly do! It’s so easy to eat a handful of fun-sized candy – but what about making some healthy treats to celebrate instead? We’ve found a few fun and creative snacks that you can make to substitute all of the sugary candies that your friends and family will love.   Cheesy Witch Brooms   Simple, quick, and you probably already have everything you

Read More »

The Benefits of Pumpkin

Yes, you read that right! There are actually more benefits to pumpkin other than pretty porch decorations – and what better time of year to start using pumpkins for added health than autumn! (And no, we don’t mean just drinking a pumpkin spiced latte in the morning!) If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve probably noticed that pumpkin flavored things have saturated the aisles and end caps. From pumpkin bagels to pumpkin beer,

Read More »
8 Food Prep Hacks That Will Make Cooking So Much Easier

8 Food Prep Hacks That Will Make Cooking So Much Easier

Bring the stress to a simmer with these tips. One of the most exhausting parts of parenthood that parenting guides fail to mention is that children expect us to feed them every day. Yes, that’s right. Every. Single. Day. It doesn’t matter how many hours we’ve worked, or whether we’re battling the flu, or if we’ve already exhausted our limited repertoire of dishes we actually know how to prepare, kids still expect us to ensure

Read More »
Nature, the Ultimate Anti-depressant

Nature, the Ultimate Anti-depressant

And 11 ideas to get you outside. One of our family’s favorite spots is the Davis Mountains in West Texas, home to the second darkest night skies in the U.S. We love to go there for the magical starry nights where the Milky Way can easily be seen without a telescope and for the sparsely populated terrain and the vast wilderness. We make this annual digital detox a priority–we completely unplug and just hike, stargaze,

Read More »
caleb-woods-182648

Your At-Home Workout You Can Do With Your Kids

Your long workday has ended, but your work isn't over. There's homework to do with the kids, dinner to prepare and getting everyone ready for tomorrow. Who has the time to even think about going to the gym every day with that kind of hectic schedule? What if I told you that a 15 to 20 minute family workout each evening, inside the house, could help you burn off that lasagna dinner, wear the kids

Read More »
How and Why You Should Stop Sleeping With Your Phone

How and Why You Should Stop Sleeping With Your Phone

Most smartphone users have a dirty little secret that they don’t talk about much. It’s not such a big deal, really. Or is it? Taking a smartphone to bed is pretty common these days. But all the evidence points to the fact that it’s not a healthy idea. First of all the blue light that comes from it can interrupt normal sleep patterns, disrupting the sleep cycle. A Harvard health study shows that the blue

Read More »

5 Tips for a Meaningful Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we want to make sure that your day is full of love and celebration! So, what’s the trick? Whether you’re in a relationship or flying solo, Valentine’s Day is a lot more than just bouquets and chocolate boxes. Here are a few tips from us to make sure that you have the most meaningful day yet! #1 Celebrate with Friends, Family and Pets! After all, love does

Read More »

Snack Attack: How to Get More From Your Snack with Fiber and Protein

By: Kaylee White, Ghergich & Co. We’re excited to feature this post from our friends at Quill and Ghergich & Co. on the importance of snacking clean and making sure that you get your daily fiber and protein! Read below to get some helpful hints and facts about what to munch on throughout your day! Do you have a distinct time when you eat—and do you eat just three meals a day? Decades ago, the

Read More »

Celebrate the Holiday Season with These Yummy Gluten Free Recipes!

The holidays are here, and so are the delicious servings of seasonal foods! But how do you indulge in these holiday treats without ruining your gluten free diet? We’ve got the answer for you! Check out these recipes to keep you on track while also enjoying every gluten free bite!   For breakfast, check out this Cinnabon Copycat Cinnamon Roll recipe from Recreating Happiness! This one is sure to be a hit with everyone who’s

Read More »

Adding Healthy Options to Your Thanksgiving Table

I think it’s safe to assume that we all tend to stray from our healthier lifestyles when Thanksgiving rolls around. It’s easy to do when you see a delicious spread on the table full of casseroles, potatoes, and bread – not to mention the dessert table! Indulging during the holidays is never a bad thing as long as it’s done in moderation. We’ve found a few delicious and healthy Thanksgiving recipes to add to your

Read More »

Making festive Halloween treats – without the sweets!

Who doesn’t love indulging on Halloween candy this time of year? We certainly do! It’s so easy to eat a handful of fun-sized candy – but what about making some healthy treats to celebrate instead? We’ve found a few fun and creative snacks that you can make to substitute all of the sugary candies that your friends and family will love.   Cheesy Witch Brooms   Simple, quick, and you probably already have everything you

Read More »

The Benefits of Pumpkin

Yes, you read that right! There are actually more benefits to pumpkin other than pretty porch decorations – and what better time of year to start using pumpkins for added health than autumn! (And no, we don’t mean just drinking a pumpkin spiced latte in the morning!) If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve probably noticed that pumpkin flavored things have saturated the aisles and end caps. From pumpkin bagels to pumpkin beer,

Read More »
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