Pickle Peas: Chickpea Snacks That’ll Have You Saying, “More, Please!”

Have you noticed?! Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are slowly taking over the health world, and I couldn’t be happier about that! Chickpeas are a wonder bean, packing a very nutritious punch! In just a 1-cup serving, check out some of these impressive numbers (see full facts): 10.5 grams of dietary fiber (42% DV) 11.9 grams of protein (24% DV) 72% DV manganese 57% DV Vitamin … Continue reading Pickle Peas: Chickpea Snacks That’ll Have You Saying, “More, Please!”

A Week in the Life of Healthy Dinner Planning

If you’re not hungry yet, brace yourself, because you’re about to be – this post is 100% dedicated to delicious (and healthy!) meals that you can make in your very own kitchen. One of the most common misconceptions I encounter from people who aren’t used to healthy eating is that it’s boring or restrictive. I’ve actually had someone say to me, “I like food too … Continue reading A Week in the Life of Healthy Dinner Planning

Very Berry Overnight Oats Parfait

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my post last Saturday that marked my entry into the vast, über-customizable world of overnight oats! It took me way longer than it should’ve to jump on this delicious bandwagon, honestly, but I’m now officially a card-carrying member of the club.  Woo hoo! My initial venture required a little help from friends, so I consulted Pinterest to … Continue reading Very Berry Overnight Oats Parfait

Purely Simple Reboot: Making a “Simple” Mix More Fun!

Holy moly! I can barely believe that my product review post about Pillsbury’s Purely Simple line of cake/cookie/brownie mixes and frosting mixes has been so successful! It’s gotten over 1,500 views since it was posted seven months ago – that’s just crazy! Since you readers out there are literally gobbling up my original post, I thought it would be fun to do a little reboot! … Continue reading Purely Simple Reboot: Making a “Simple” Mix More Fun!

Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love pickles? If there were no such thing as sodium, I’d probably eat a jar a day. I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but store-bought dill pickles can have some really unappealing (and dangerous) ingredients hiding in that jar among those innocent little cucumbers! This should be a no-brainer safe product! How do you manage to screw … Continue reading Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles

Healthy Ways to Survive Woeful Winter Weather

“Winter Wonderland” it is not. It’s no secret that freezing temps and wicked winds are unkind to mind, body, and soul. For one thing, it’s ‘that time of year’ when plenty of people walk around sick, so keeping your immune system running top-notch is key! And, even though we typically associate summer as the season to monitor hydration, it’s just as important over the winter too. Blasting … Continue reading Healthy Ways to Survive Woeful Winter Weather

Product Review: Pillsbury Purely Simple Cake and Frosting

Who wants cake?! Mmmmm cake. Okay, I admit it, this one was a total impulse buy. Sheer curiosity got the best of me. Let’s pause for one brief moment. Let’s address the question that may be forming in your mind, something to the tune of, “Wait. She runs a wellness blog. What in the Sam Hill is she doing promoting cake mix?!” I know. I … Continue reading Product Review: Pillsbury Purely Simple Cake and Frosting

Homemade Banana Oat Bars

These little gems are a personal favorite of ours, a little something of my own creation that have been a big hit every time I’ve shared. I’m enjoying one as I type this, so I’d like to share from our kitchen to yours!  I actually came up with this recipe before I was super gung-ho about reading ingredients, so I originally was using Betty Crocker … Continue reading Homemade Banana Oat Bars