Growing up I was never a fan of tuna salad. My moms version had a lot of mayo in it, so as I looked for healthier options, I came across this version with avocados, and added some of my own ingredients for the perfect tuna avocado salad. Packed with good healthy fats, this salad keeps me full, and works as a great lunch or even snack. Enjoy!
When I'm looking for a guilt-free sweet treat, I'll whip up these oatmeal chocolate chip bars. They take only a few minutes to make, and the family loves them! Enjoy them with a cup of coffee in the morning, or as a dessert after dinner.
We are an on-the-go family. Get out of bed early, shower, get dressed, and my husband and I are out the door, getting the kids to school and heading to work. Sound familiar? It's so easy to miss out on a good breakfast, but you can plan ahead. These breakfast burritos are the perfect solution. I made a batch of these on a Sunday morning, and used the leftover ingredients to bundle up extra burritos, place in the freezer, and voila! Just grab one, defrost and you have breakfast, any day of the wee...
These lightened up blueberry muffins are the perfect start to my day with a cup of coffee (or any time of day)! Blueberries are not only high in antioxidants, but are anti-inflammatory, and can also protect against various forms of cancer. By using gluten-free oats and flour, and sugar substitutes like applesauce and coconut sugar to sweeten, you'll never feel guilty about eating them.
For several months, I was dealing with a lot of skin inflammation, especially in my face, so I was looking for ways beyond what I ate to clean up toxins from my body....enter Betonite Clay!
What I love about it is that this clay has a unique mixture and can absorb “negatively charged” toxins. People have been using calcium bentonite clay for centuries as a way to detoxify the body, improve digestion, improve skin tone, and more.
Everyday we are exposed to environmental toxins such as pestici...
I began leisure reading in my late 20's. Growing up, and having to read in school, it seemed more like a chore. Then when one of my previous jobs had me taking the train to work every day, I saw all these people reading books and thought that might be a good idea to pass the time. I started with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I wanted to see what all the hype was about, and wow, after that book, I never looked back and became an avid reader.
As the temperatures get cold here in Chicago, I start to look for warm comforting foods for dinner. Of course, I want to keep them light, healthy and not too heavy, while satisfying at the same time. This recipe for Chicken Pot Pie is perfect! There's no guilt and will definitely keep you warm inside.
We spend a lot of money buying household cleaning ingredients when we really only need two main items. Vinegar and baking soda. They can be used in a variety of ways
and is an inexpensive way of keeping things clean.
Clean the House
Add vinegar with filtered water to a spray bottle and use this to wipe down kitchen countertops, including granite, as well as sinks and toilets in the bathroom. Option to add a few drops of lemon or tea tree essential oil to add a fresh scent.
It's important to remember that anything we put on our skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream. This includes soaps and hand sanitizers which is what I want to discuss here. Of course, we need to wash and clean our hands regularly to keep the germs away, but do you consider any of the ingredients found in many of the soaps and sanitizers out there? So many of them are filled with chemicals, that we really aren't cleansing ourselves as much as we think.
I love sitting outside on my patio on a perfect summer night. Then, the sun goes down and the mosquitoes come out, thus cutting my night in the outdoors short. No more! This recipe for homemade bug spray has certainly kept the bugs away, and its much better on your skin than toxic chemical based bug sprays on the market today. Bugs repel the scents of lavender and lemongrass, among a few others, so feel free to buy the plants and scatter them around the outside of your home. Otherwise, spritz t...