Happy Valentine’s Day…

I love holidays.  All of them.  Every single one.  I don’t care if Hallmark and other companies diabolically collaborate on these days to extract as many dollars out of us as possible.  I love the spirit of the days, how people seem to smile a bit more, meet the eyes of strangers, take a reflective…

The Simple Power of a Clean Pizza

A few weeks back I introduced my friend and favorite running partner (we did ten miles today by the way) Casey to my amazingly simple and clean pizza recipe!  Since that introduction, she has taken it home, served them for friends, family, and for her kids.  Recently, she sent me some pictures of her older…

Clean Kid-Friendly Cooking!

This weekend has been ground zero of clean eating in my house!  With nearly non-stop snow, we’ve had to really have some fun indoors and the kitchen is a great place to do it!  In my house cooking is a family affair  and we had some big things we wanted to make!  My kiddos are…

Party Pleaser

I am a HUGE Green Bay Packers fan and this weekend they are playing for the NFC Championship.  I am going to a friend’s house and want to bring something clean but classic football Sunday!  I have a new take on an old classic that will delight even the biggest guys in the group!  Mexican…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Time! The Clean Version!

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches are a favorite in my house…when you are eating on the run and need protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates this is the PERFECT and DELICIOUS way to do it for you and your hungry kiddos!  This is the version I serve up to my girls.  Sometimes, I’ll add a little…

Kick you in the Face Pancakes! Kid (and adult) tested!

In my house you can count on a few things, the door is always open for friends and family, the oven or stove is usually on, music is usually blaring from somewhere, and at least once a week I am making clean pancakes for my kiddos and whoever else wants them.  Pancakes are so much…

The Gift of Friendships and Food!

“Three things are needed for a good life, good friends, good food, and good song.” -Jason Zebehazy quotes Two out of three for this post isn’t half bad!  I am blessed to have so many amazing friendships!  A lot of my friends also share my passion for healthy living and they push me as training…

Keeping it Clean and Budget Friendly!

I am asked all the time how to eat clean on a budget.  It is commonly assumed that eating clean is more expensive and it can be, but with a few tips, it can be easier to manage even if you’re budget has very little wiggle room! Eating clean, as I have mentioned before, is…

Sweet Potato Oat Bars!

Cut bars I was in the mood for a sweet filling treat on this cold afternoon! I’ve been on a major sweet potato kick so I decided to make one of my favorite Tosca Reno recipes from her Eat Clean Recharged book.  My girls love the chewy, delicous, and sweet flavors and I love the nutritional value,…