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How to Avoid Overspending With a Restricted Diet: Where to Save and Splurge

Having a restrictive diet often requires a bit more strategy when it comes to grocery shopping. Eating organic and avoiding common ingredients can make finding a variety of foods within the ‘safe zone’ and also keeping the grocery bill at in check very difficult. Here is the mindset I keep when it comes to food shopping as well as ways I look to save on healthy food.

The Clean Eating Roundup

Whether you’ve found yourself nursing a baby that can’t tolerate dairy, needing a break from the indulgence of quarantine or need to clean up your diet to help with fatigue, mood swings or skin problems-I’ve got your back. Here is a round up of some of my favorite posts for clean eating. 

How to Get Out of the Lunch Rut



Lunch. There was a time in my life where I just ate a bar and called it a day but the more I learn about my health, the more I realize how important it is to have a balanced meal midday. This is, of course, easier said than done seeing as lunch either falls in the middle of my workday where I’m running around and hustling to get it all done before school pickup OR I’m homeschooling and the kids are underfoot asking for their own lunch as well. Here are the tips I’ve implemented over the past years of motherhood to make sure lunch happens and that it’s simple, easy to grab-and-go and delicious every time.

Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was my first time cooking a full on Thanksgiving meal. I usually still have made turkey and ham and alllll the animals for Thanksgiving dinner even though I’ve made vegan dishes for O. Do you want to know one of the first things I thought of when we all gave up meat in August? Thanksgiving. It popped in my head and made a pit in my stomach and I began scheming pretty much right away. Here are the recipes I used this year including some old favorites and some recipes I took a chance on that were a hit! 

Our Weekly Meal Plan

It’s Fall…but it’s hot. Real hot. My mind says chili, my body says ice chips. If tend to ignore my body come late September and just wear, eat and do what my mind says is right. Wear the sweater! Make the beef stew!  Pick the pumpkins! The weather will catch up eventually, right? Fall also means school and activities are in full swing so I make a maximum of four dinners a week. We eat leftovers the other days and O and I usually go out for dinner on Fridays. Here is what our dinners will look like this week as we leave September and head into October.

Healthier Snacking-What I Always Have On The Go

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I’ve been a snacker my entire life. My siblings and I were the kids who ate through the groceries immediately after they were unloaded into the pantry (sorry mom from all of us. sincerely, your 7 children). I truly do not understand people who just “aren’t hungry.”  I had a friend growing up who couldn’t even finish an entire bagel and I almost cried when I slept over her house because I had a bigger appetite than her DAD and had to sneak down in the middle of the night for the other half of her bagel. It scarred me for life but also, I haven’t changed. Mama likes to eat. Let’s talk all things snacks and dive into what I always have on hand for healthy eating on-the-go.