Homemade Almond Butter

I get so many questions about nut butter … what do you use? Is peanut butter good for me? How can I choose a good nut butter for my family? I’m a huge fan of nut butter and it is definitely a staple in our home. We spread it on toast and...

Slow Cooker Black Beans

These slow cooker black beans are so tender and full of flavor, you’ll never resort to canned beans again! Black beans are a nutritional powerhouse. A one-cup serving yields 15 grams of fiber, 15 grams of protein, and a number of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Black beans are a good...

our favorite taco salad

Our Favorite Taco Salad

This is by far our favorite taco salad, and it is a staple in our house. It’s on the menu almost every week, and it’s my most requested recipe. I think the fact that it’s taken me so long to share it with you is because it seems so simple....

homemade larabars

Homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars have become a staple in our diet, and these homemade Snickerdoodle Larabars are one of our favorite varieties. They come together with just a few ingredients and are so quick and easy to make. My boys pack one in their lunch boxes every day, and often grab one for a healthy on...

An Unexpected Gift

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions. Although this is the time of year for them, this is not a post about my resolutions for the coming year. Instead, it is a post about an unexpected gift. About making time for what is important.  And about how important...