7 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

grocery shopping

People often talk about how much it costs to eat healthy. But the truth is, making healthy meals at home can actually save you a lot of money compared to dining out or buying convenience foods. All you need are some grocery shopping and meal planning strategies. Below are my tips for getting the most bang for your buck […]


3 Hot Dog Brands You Can Trust

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I love hot dogs to an embarrassing extent. I blame it on a long-standing family hot dog obsession In the past, this love conflicted with my values of supporting sustainable, pasture-based farms and choosing whole foods over heavily processed ones, since this is what conventional hot dogs contain: But not anymore! Thanks to a few stellar […]


12 Healthy Packaged Snacks for Traveling

road trip snacks

School is out, the weather is warm, and it’s time for a vacation! Whether you’re traveling this summer by plane, train or automobile, you’ll need some healthy packaged snacks to fuel you on the trip. Below are some of my favorite healthy snacks for traveling, all of which will please kids and adults alike. Happy trails! Late […]


The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling a Picky Eater

picky eater

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could cook something for dinner, put it on the table, and watch all your family members happily eat it? Yeah, right! Though Lucy is only three years old, she rarely comes to the table without an opinion about the foods I’ve prepared. Getting her to try new foods can be challenging, as […]


Why Organic and Conventional Milk Are Completely Different

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Organic and conventional milk may look the same when poured into a glass. But they are hardly the same product. Here’s why. Conventional milk in the U.S. usually comes from cows raised on huge factory farms, often called “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations” or CAFO’s. Conventional cows: Have zero access to pasture Are fed a diet of GMO soy […]


Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

rice kris pie treats

Rice Krispie Treats are the only food I can’t keep in my house. Every time I make these sweet & chewy little squares, I swear that I’ll just have a couple then share the rest with friends. But inevitably, I end up eating the whole batch myself in just a day or two This exact […]


3 Egg Brands You Can Trust

pastured eggs

Eggs are one of the trickiest foods at the grocery store. Labels like “cage-free” (which means nothing), “free-range,” “pasture-raised,” etc. make it difficult to know exactly what you’re buying and which brands of eggs are best. I’ve posted egg buying guides before, but I thought it might be helpful to share a few of my favorite brands and why […]

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