10-Minute Marinara Sauce – no sugar added & low carb

If you love marinara sauce, you will love this easy marinara sauce recipe.  It is guaranteed to make you never again feel the need to purchase store-bought, bottled spaghetti sauce again.This sauce comes together so quickly, it's perfect for any of those "Yikes!  What's for Dinner?!?" days, when it's just about dinner time and you forgot to plan anything.It saved us many a night.We ...Read The Full Post

When You Feel Like Giving Up (on healthy living)

Have you ever been there?  Those times when you feel like giving up?Totally overwhelmed by everything and feeling like you just. can't. go on?Like you are the ONLY one doing this healthy living thing and that you don't have the energy to do it anymore?Just this week, I got a comment on my blog from a reader who summed it all up.She said that she just feels so overwhelmed with all ...Read The Full Post

Crunchy Broccoli Jicama Salad

Are you tired of the same ole' salad?  Today's recipe, a Broccoli Jicama Salad Recipe, is sure to stir things up a bit at your table by adding variety to your meal.Recently we've been adding quite a few vegetables to our diet.I already thought that I was eating a lot of veggies, but when I really sat down and took stock of the servings of vegetables that we were eating every day, I ...Read The Full Post

Zingy Avocado Dressing (or Dip) – dairy-free, low carb and AIP

If you are an avocado lover, you are going to love this recipe today -- a Zingy Avocado Dressing Recipe. My family just LOVES avocados, and I do mean love. To see just how much love, check out the following Instagram posts where I bought and processed loads and loads of avocados. This was our first purchase of a whole bunch of the Green ...Read The Full Post

EpiPen RipOff: Alternatives, Shady Deals & What You Can Do About It

If you're a parent of a child with life-threatening allergies, you know about EpiPens and the recent gigantic price hike.Epinephrine relaxes the muscles in the throat that swell in the case of an anaphylactic reaction, thereby possibly saving the life of someone suffering from a life-threatening reaction to, for example, a bee sting or food allergy.I am very upset about this whole thing, ...Read The Full Post

12 Adaptogens You Should Know and Why You Need Them

What are adaptogens?Most likely you have been using natural healers in your life for awhile now.  Herbs like Green Tea for antioxidants, Ginger for an upset stomach, or Garlic for its immune boosting effects.However, there are some new kids on the block.Rather, they are old kids, but they are getting a lot of attention these days.They are -- Adaptogens.Haven't heard about them ...Read The Full Post

Healthy Popsicles: A Berry Superfood Recipe – low carb with AIP option

Nothing like popsicles on a warm day for a refreshing treat. And this superfood recipe is more than just a refreshing treat — it's good for you too! These low-carb, healthy popsicles are loaded with antioxidants from multiple organic superfoods.When I told my son I was going to make these he said, "Oh yes! Please make popsicles. I LOVE them!"And when he found out that there would be ...Read The Full Post

How to Make Flowers Last Longer (plus the best tip of all)

I've got a slightly "off topic" tip for you all today -- How to Make Flowers Last LongerYes, I know.  This is a health blog, right?Well, it's really more than that.  Typically I think of myself as a healthy-living, budget-friendly blogger, but I do go outside of that realm sometimes.I am very interested in current events and how they intersect our lives and health, and I LOVE ...Read The Full Post