30 Easy Organic Snack Ideas (For Busy Families)

  Here are 30 simple ideas for delicious, nutritious snacks that will keep you and your family full between meals, and that make great additions to school lunches too. Many of these snacks (like the muffins, cookies, and nuts for example) can be made in bulk, and even frozen to save you time.  Snacks such as organic raw cheese sticks or cubes are very filling and can almost be a meal in themselves (a lovely large slice of organic raw cheese will keep you surprisingly full!) No matter your family’s preference, I’m sure you’ll get at least a few new…

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How To Understanding Organic vs. Conventional vs. GMO Gobbledygook At The Grocery Store

It can be so confusing trying to make sense of what means what when it comes to PLU stickers at the grocery store. And what does it mean if an item is labeled “non GMO” vs. “organic”? I’ll be answering these questions in detail in an upcoming online course we’ll be releasing on Black Friday (woot woot!) but for now thought I’d share this easy to reference guide for making a little bit more sense of the organic vs conventional vs. GMO free etc etc etc confusion! Here’s some helpful points to follow! If the sticker only has four digits…

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My Kids Don’t Eat Candy on Halloween….

They don’t. They’ve never been allowed to, and that’s ok. We went to a Harvest Festival at our church tonight, and they gave all the candy they were given to friends. And no, they’re not deprived. Deprived of sickness, maybe. But not deprived in any way. I ate all the candy I wanted growing up, and got nothing but a health crisis at the age of 19 to show for all my “non deprivation” 🙂 I teach my kids about why they don’t eat conventional candy, and we always do HEALTHY SUBSTITUTIONS. So it’s not just “no” for the sake…

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The Case For Organic Coconut Oil: Why You Should Eat It (Daily!)

Over the years, coconut oil has gotten a pretty bad reputation. However, this reputation may have more to do with a mass smearing campaign by the manufacturers of processed vegetable oils than true reality. In fact, some of the world’s healthiest populations subsist on large amounts of coconut and coconut based products on a daily basis! And their levels of heart disease and many other degenerative diseases are extremely low! Coconut oil is amazing for your heart, for your skin, and for your metabolism. Read on to find out why you should be incorporating this superfood into your diet too!…

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Recipe for Cold & Flu Season Apple Cider (Made With Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar)

  This drink is perfect for the cold weather months. It’s very simple to make, and very economical as well!  You can have it every day, even if you’re not sick. It combines the alkalizing benefits of apple cider vinegar, (when you are sick your body is searching to regain its PH balance) the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of raw honey, and the immune system boosting power of cinnamon. It is also highly effective at draining out mucus from your sinuses, so if you have sinus issues or a sinus infection, it’s really good for that!  For the same reason it is very…

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Easy Organic Sprouted Flour Pancakes (For the Oven)

Our family loves eating pancakes, but I (don’t really enjoy) standing over the stove flipping pancakes in the morning. So I love making these pancakes that you pop right in the oven! They’re so easy to make and my kids call them “brownie pancakes” even though they’re the same as pancakes you would make on the stovetop. I often make a double batch and the kids eat them for snacks later in the day, or I just mix together the dry ingredients and store in a freezer bag to use for another time. I got this recipe here, but adapted…

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