Omegas are the new Carrots

There’s a good reason for the common belief that carrots are good for your eyes. Carotenoids, the pigments that give carrots their orange hue, accumulate in the eyes, where they protect against UV light. But, there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to supporting healthy vision – omega-3 fatty acids. Just ask…

Road Trip Yahoo!!!

In an ideal world, we would all take plenty of time to plan, purchase, and prepare a cornucopia of healthy snacks any time we took the family on a road trip. But life doesn’t always cooperate with our lofty intentions. And so, unless you are a preternaturally organized person, you will inevitably find yourself mid-road…

July 80/20 Meal Plan

Don’t tackle a healthy diet all at once. Start by replacing empty calories with whole food options. Whole foods include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains – foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. It won’t be long before you realize just how good “good food” feels. Before you know it, your…

Eat Fruits and Vegetables, Be Happy?

New Study Links Fruit and Vegetable Consumption With Happiness There’s a certain jolt of joy I get from biting into a perfectly ripe peach from my local farmers’ market or slicing into a luscious vine-ripened tomato from my garden. I always thought this was a temporary high — one that disappeared as soon as the…

To eat the seed? To not eat the seed? What the heck, just eat it!

  Ever wondered what to do with the seed once the avocado is eaten? There are some amazing, (and surprising) benefits to this (great little ball of slipperiness) I’m telling ya’ll, that sucker is slippery. I remember when I let my now 11 year old cut and pit, at 8, his first avocados and that thing…

Make health your hobby.

My family and I have been eating primarily an 80% raw food lifestyle for 10 years. I have seen and felt some amazing changes in both my body and my 5 children. Irregular behaviors have diminished, eyes are clearer, less brain fog, more mental clarity and focus. As a homeschooling mamma of 4 I have…