Mind the (Nutritional) Gap with MegaFood Nutrient Booster + Easiest Organic Smoothie Recipe

Disclosure: I received complimentary MegaFoods product for the purpose of writing this post, but the opinions are, as always, my own.  Smoothies are kinda my thing. I mean, I have an entire category heading on this blog devoted to Healthy Smoothie Recipes. I've made energy smoothies, smoothies for weight loss, breakfast smoothies, smoothies for kids . . . you get the point. The easiest organic smoothie recipe is even at the end of this … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Whole Milk Smoothies: Our new Go-To Snack!

  Stonyfield sent me four 4-packs of their Organic Whole Milk Smoothies on Wednesday. Today is Sunday, and two entire 4-packs are gone. My children CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THEM. Admittedly, I have had two myself, including this one I drank to refuel during a grueling shift at work, but my children have consumed at least a smoothie per day since they arrived.   While I do make my own smoothies a lot, I love the grab and go … [Read more...]

I shopped for Organic Yogurt at Walmart – Yes, Really!

Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Stonyfield and received coupons to purchase these items. All opinions are my own. It's probably not surprising to anyone who has read this blog for more than a minute that I don't do a lot of shopping at Walmart. For one thing, there is not a Walmart location that is "on my way" anywhere, and there are several other grocery stores I pass every day on my way to or home from work. What might … [Read more...]

Made in Nature: My Two Favorite New Snacks (and One I Couldn’t Stand)

Disclosure: I received product from Mambo Sprouts and Made in Nature to facilitate this review. All opinions are always my own. One of the fun parts of blogging is getting to try new products before or as soon as they hit the market. Made in Nature, a company that specializes in healthy dried fruit snacks, is expanding to all sorts of organic, superfood, whole food snacks, and I got to try out their new line! For one thing, Made in … [Read more...]

The BEST Quick Breakfast for Crazy Mornings

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Orgain. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I honestly loved trying this protein powder and it has become a staple in my pantry!  Protein. We all know we need it. We know that it's especially important to have a protein-rich breakfast. I mean, let's face it. I eat a bowl of cereal and I'm hungry again by the time … [Read more...]

Why Organic Milk Costs More than Conventional – and Why it’s Absolutely Worth It

This is my second post about the Stonyfield Farm Tour I recently had the honor of attending. You can read Part One of My Stonyfield Trip post here. When I tell people that I write a blog focused on how to have a healthy lifestyle AND save money doing it, the question that I am most frequently asked is: Why is organic milk SO expensive? Do you really buy all organic food? The answer to the second question is easier than the first. No, I do … [Read more...]

Ready Pack Bistro Bowl Salads only $2.00 at Wegmans!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BistroBowls4Me #CollectiveBias Ready Pack Bistro Bowl Salads give you the freedom to eat healthier. Whether you are at home, at work, or on-the-go, these convenient salads are great for any occasion. With 15 authentic bistro varieties, like Turkey Bacon Cobb and Spinach Dijon, it's the perfect meal solution for your busy day. Now, you can … [Read more...]

Using Sweet Almond Oil to Enhance Your Natural Beauty Routine | #NowWellness

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Now Foods and Mamavation. All opinions are my own. So, we all know how easy it is to make DIY household cleaners. But DIY your beauty routine?  That is a whole different ballgame! I might be just a little bit vain, but I wouldn't use natural body care if it didn't make me look and feel great.  Since I've been using natural skin care, like the Oil Cleansing Method, my skin has never looked better!  I was … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Greek Yogurt

10 years ago no one had even heard of Greek yogurt, but in 2015 it's as ubiquitous and trendy as kale and chia seeds. While Greek yogurt is touted as a protein-rich and lower-fat alternative to traditional yogurt, not all Greek yogurt is created equal in terms of nutrition. Different brands, and even different varieties within a brand, vary widely in terms of sugar content, artificial ingredients, and production processes. First of all, until … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Safe Sunscreen + Goddess Garden Organics Review & Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Green Sisterhood but the opinions are my own.  What is in your sunscreen? Do you know? Until I had kids, I didn't think about it too much. But when I realized I was using a product that could be absorbed into my small children's systems, I became concerned.  When my son was born 7 years ago, I made the switch to organic or "natural" sunscreens, but still didn't look into it much further. I've now learned that ANY … [Read more...]

Why PB&J Chia Seed Pudding will Change Your Life | Chia Seed Recipes

I've been reading about how FABULOUS Chia Seed Pudding is for months now, but, to be honest, I've been extremely suspect.  I felt like Chia pudding was one of those things healthy bloggers said was delicious, but really tasted like sludge. I'm looking at you, Wheatgrass. So I've been really reluctant to waste perfectly good Chia seeds (they ain't cheap!) and almond milk on this experiment. Finally, after eating one too many bags (yes, I … [Read more...]

Homemade Face Moisturizer – Only 3 Ingredients!

You're probably sick by now of me going on and on and on about how much I LURVE using the Oil Cleansing Method to wash my face. In a nutshell, it's easy to make, it's super cheap (about $15 per YEAR), and I have gotten tons of compliments on my clear skin since I started using it. The truth is, because the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) is SO effective, I rarely need to use moisturizer. However, in the cold winter months when my skin tends to get … [Read more...]

Happy Family Organic Baby & Toddler Snacks Giveaway! | #Giveaway #Organic

I've been partnering with Happy Family for over a year now, and I really admire their commitment to creating organic snacks for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!  Just for fun, I'm giving away a Happy Family Baby & Toddler Snacks Prize Package! This Happy Family Organic Prize Package Includes: Happy Family Insulated Lunch Tote Happy Baby Book  Super Baby Food Book Rice Baby Cereal Oatmeal Baby Cereal Green Puffs Apple … [Read more...]

4 Things That Won’t Happen at ShiftCon Social Media Conference |#shiftcon

Last week I attended the Shiftcon Social Media Eco Wellness Conference. To say that it was life-changing does not overstate the impact of this first-time conference. Here are the things that WON'T happen at ShiftCon: 1. You won't worry about GMOs in your food. Well, you will, but not the food served at ShiftCon. Founders Leah and Mark Segedie meticulously trained every member of the hotel staff in how to serve the carefully sourced organic, … [Read more...]