Cereal Breakfast Bars Recipe (Gluten Free!)

Cereal Breakfast Bars

These little cereal breakfast bars are my new go-to on busy mornings. With a few tweaks from the traditional cereal bars you’ve probably seen before, they pack more protein and fiber but still taste great.

Furthermore, these can easily accommodate gluten and/or nut allergies. Simply ensure that you use a gluten-free cereal (Cheerios are now gluten-free) and an alternative nut butter, like almond butter or sun butter.

In addition, these little bars are fun to make with your kids because they are so super easy and don’t even need to be baked. {read more}

6 “Diet” Foods You’ll Want to Eat

six diet foods you'll want to eat

I hate the word diet and just don’t believe in dieting. Could be why I have a few extra lbs to lose, but I believe we’ve gotten a little too obsessed about what we should or shouldn’t eat, and that we spend too much time thinking about it. You know, the gluten-free, dairy free, sugar is like cocaine, that’s a wheat belly you’ve got there…message we hear everywhere. It gets confusing to know what to eat anymore.

So, I have been working on eating better, eating mostly whole foods and not overdoing it. You know, the moderation thing. {read more}

How to Make “Golden Milk” with Turmeric

Why Turmeric?

Have you heard the rage about turmeric? You are going to love this “Golden Milk” recipe as an easy way to get this superfood into your diet.

Turmeric is a root, in the ginger family, that has a bright orange/yellow color. The dried, powdered version is commonly used as a spice in cooking, often in Asian and Indian dishes. What I didn’t know, is just how good turmeric is for you.

turmeric tea, turmeric, golden milk

Turmeric is best known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and very strong antioxidant. Studies have found it be particularly helpful with chronic pain, digestive issues, and improving brain function. Turmeric has also been found effective in fighting depression and anxiety, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and even in preventing cancer. Turmeric has proven to be effective medically for its healing properties, as well as preventative capabilities, while being gentle on the body. The list of benefits and long! {read more}

How to Trick Yourself into Eating Less

eating less, portion control

Trick Yourself into Eating Less, Without Feeling Deprived

My sister Morgan said something recently that stuck with me. She said,”It’s not so much what you eat, it’s really how much you eat.” Boom. Portion control. Waaaahhhhhhhh.

But seriously, it had me thinking about how to incorporate some little tricks into my daily meals and snacks to be eating less. It’s amazing how a little planning, a little visual trickery and being more aware helps keep your eating under control. I’m not into any diets that cut out major food groups (btw, dessert is a major food group), so this works for me. I have found I’m being more intentional about meals and I feel better for doing it. But not deprived. {read more}

How to Freeze a PB&J Sandwich


You guys. How did I not know this???

This very shortcut is right after my freezer meal loving heart. Did you know you can make ahead PB&J sandwiches and freeze them? Meaning, you could make up a bunch and each day pull one out and put it in a lunch box? I know.

freezer sandwich

My son wants the exact same thing for lunch everyday, it’s how he’s wired. I have tried turkey and cheese, ham and cheese and even tuna (never send that again mom, it stinks!) for his lunches but he likes the old standby, a good ‘ole PB&J. {read more}