Five A Day The Make-Ahead Way

I am excited to announce our guest post today is from Devon, the founder of Eastside Make-Ahead Mamas. Devon is a mom who works full-time and needed a way to prepare healthy meals for

her family even on those busy weeknights. She started Eastside Make-Ahead Mamas, a group of moms who get together once [...]

Cookbook Giveaway!

Contest time! Who wants to win the amazing cookbook, Fruit, by Kathryn Hawkins ($15.95 on Amazon)? This cookbook is filled with fresh, delicious recipes featuring summer’s bountiful produce.

How can you win?

It’s super easy! I’m offering seven ways to enter your name into the drawing for the cookbook and YES, you can receive one [...]

Healthy Lunch Series: Tip #1: Everything tastes better on a stick

As I mentioned last week in my post about the Lunchables, my kids are in summer camp which means that I have to pack a healthy lunch every day that is:

Nutritious Peanut-free Affordable Quick Something my kids will actually eat and enjoy


Provides my kids with the energy they need for an action-packed [...]

Why should you pick-your-own?

This weekend I took my kids to Springs Farm to pick our own strawberries. This has been our tradition each spring since we’ve lived in Fort Mill. Why would we go out into the hot sun, spend hours plucking strawberries off of the vine, getting dirty in the process when we can go to [...]

Black is the new brown

Black is the new brown. That is what I hear from all of the latest health research that shows that foods that are naturally black, dark blue and purple are full of antioxidants and are linked to a host of health benefits, from lowering cancer and heart disease risk to reducing inflammation.

Black rice, blackberries [...]

Healthy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

This weekend my home town, Fort Mill, celebrated with their 2nd annual strawberry festival. My son sang with the school choir at the festival (well, actually he lip synched because he felt embarrassed) and my daughter had her picture in The Herald while petting a sheep at the petting zoo.

Between the strawberry recipe contest [...]

Make your own Mango BBQ Sauce

Last week I blogged about the top sneaky sugar foods. Topping that list was my favorite barbecue sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s. I was quite shocked to learn that it not only has 15 grams of sugar per serving, but also has five different types of sugar, including high fructose corn syrup (which is the first [...]

Save time and calories – Healthy Slow Cooker Carrot Cake

I know, I know, slow cooker carrot cake doesn’t exactly sound mouth-watering, but trust me, this cake is one of the most delicious, moist, decadent cakes I’ve had in a long time. The best part – it’s healthy, low in calories & take mere minutes to make.

This clean eating approved carrot cake is [...]

Birthday Cake Smack down

Yesterday was my birthday and I wanted to make my favorite cake: Coconut Cake. I’ve been dying to try out Tosca Reno’s Clean Eating “healthy” birthday cake recipe, but I also wanted to try out this great recipe I saw in Southern Living magazine for a Sour Cream cake with coconut frosting. What’s a girl [...]

Did you know that vegetables are the most popular food on SuperBowl Sunday?

Check out my latest blog post for Working Mother magazine to find out more!