3 New Products I’m Loving

We’ve been picnicking up a storm this summer. The kids love eating outside at the park, and I love not having to clean my kitchen every 5 minutes. A win-win! Of course, I don’t always have time to prepare traditional picnic food. So we often end up bringing a variety of fresh fruits & veggies plus some packaged

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55 Easy Lunches for Preschoolers

Once again, the summer has flown and school season is upon us. (How does this happen? I could swear it’s still July!) If you’re a parent, back-to-school means lots of things – including a whole new year of packing lunches. Lunches that need to meet your own standards for health and convenience, and your child’s standards for

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Top 20 Foods to Buy at Costco

Like many of you, I’m a huge Costco fan. But I have a feeling you’ll agree that it’s hard to leave the place without… spending a ton of money buying things you don’t need getting tempted by the latest goodie or packaged food Right?! So I always head to Costco with a list. A list

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3 Cooking Hacks that Have Been Making My Life Easier Lately

Feeding a family is no small task. Sometimes I feel like I spend more time on grocery shopping, preparing food, and cleaning the kitchen than on anything else in my life. I do love to cook, but the whole thing is still exhausting! So like many parents, I’m constantly looking for ways to make the food aspect

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4 Food Additives to Avoid (And What to Choose Instead)

The more I learn about food, the more I realize how many chemicals (over 300) are added to the foods many of us eat everyday. Sure, these chemicals have purpose. They preserve. They bind. They add texture. Some even reduce calories. But many of them are proven to be carcinogenic, to alter behavior, to contribute to conditions Americans are

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Why I Buy Organic Processed Food

I buy Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies and Mac & Cheese. And Plum Organics Puffs. And Chocolate Peanut Butter Love Crunch granola. And Late July tortilla chips. And Alden’s vanilla ice cream. And a handful of other organic processed snacks that aren’t exactly nutritious. Do I think these packaged foods are healthier than fruits, vegetables or whole, unprocessed foods

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The Best Store-Bought Snacks For the Beach

Beach days are the best! Eating at the beach? Not so much. Seems like no matter what I bring or how careful I am, every bite of food includes a few crunches of sand. But on long beach days, like many of us will enjoy this coming weekend, you gotta eat! So I’ve put together a

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