Learn to Bake Healthier with Everyday Grain-Free Baking

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer The start of a new year often rekindles our desire to eat healthier! And for many of us that means saying goodbye to all of those empty-calorie carbs and refined sugars that always seem to creep in during the holidays. But rather than take drastic measures and completely nix baked goods altogether, what if I told you there’s a way to enjoy traditional baked good favorites without all of the unwanted carbs, refined sugars and gluten? It’s true! Grain-free baking isn’t just for those who are living a […]

Detoxifying Chicken and Vegetable Soup

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The indulgences of the holiday season are coming to a close and many of us are looking for simple ways to nourish ourselves and feel better. A simple soup is the perfect solution to days (or weeks) of overindulgence. Click To Tweet Even if you played it safe and didn’t wander far into sugar land, you’ll still benefit from this nutritious mix of chicken, vegetables and broth. Turmeric and ginger star in this healthy soup, providing immune boosting, detoxifying, and cleansing […]

Broccoli and Potato Frittata Recipe

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Breakfast is an important part of our family’s day. I have two little boys who can eat as much as grown adults. Often on play dates, I pray that no eating will be involved. It’s silly, but the amount of food my little munchkins can put down always blows our new friends’ minds. Family members sit and watch our children eat in utter amazement and wonder aloud where the food goes! Keeping my boys fed is a challenge for me. […]

Best Classic Eggnog – Easy, no-cook, refined sugar free

  Guest post by Dena Norton Eggnog seems to be a love-hate thing. Well, starting now, it’s a love-LOVE thing. This easy, classic eggnog recipe is thick and rich, with the perfect amount of natural sweetness and warm holiday spice — eggnog fans and skeptics alike will find it irresistible! Real Eggnog The raw cream and pastured egg yolks give it a beautiful color and creamy texture; the honey and maple syrup add it a light, natural sweetness; and the nutmeg and cloves bring in just enough […]

“Seasons Greetings” Homemade Gift in a Jar

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When it comes to holiday gift-giving, there are few things as special as receiving a gift handmade with love. It’s a simple, thoughtful way to show you care, and really expresses the true spirit of the holidays – giving from the heart! Of course, there are all kinds of gifts you can make from scratch – from crafts to candles to body care – but my family’s favorite Christmas tradition is to select a few of our favorite recipes and turn them […]

6 Cleansing Foods You Should Be Eating This Winter

Guest post by Lisa Grace Byrne, MPH Oh, winter! If you are living in the Northern hemisphere (particularly the areas where winter means cold), easing into the winter season with warmth and grace can feel a little challenging. Songs fill the airways touting that this is “the most wonderful time of the year!” and … while there is a lot of wonderful in winter, this is also a season that brings busier-than-usual schedules, excess sugar, heavier foods, and an increase in colds/flus. Of all the […]

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Mmm, pumpkin donuts! The aroma of sweet pumpkin pie spices filling the air with subtle maple syrup undertones is enough to wake even the sleepiest sleepy heads in our home. Combine these irresistible fall treats with a side of crispy bacon sizzling in a pan and I can guarantee you there will be a stampede making its way to the breakfast table! While it’s not everyday that we enjoy donuts for breakfast, there’s no reason to feel guilty about enjoying these treats on occasion […]

Cinnamon Apple Salad Recipe: A Perfect Holiday Side Dish

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer My mom is a great cook. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Ohio with vegetables from the garden, fruit from their fruit trees, fresh milk from their cow with real cream and homemade butter, eggs and meat from the neighbors’ chickens, and fresh beef from their cattle. She learned how to cook from her mom, my grandma, who was also an amazing cook, and then she passed her love of fresh, local, and homemade food on to my […]