On the days when you just need a cookie…

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  This morning I was driving home from dropping my kids to their preschool and 1st grade classes, and I thought to myself, “I am going to go home and make myself a cookie.” It was only 8:32 a.m. Some days you just need a cookie for breakfast though. Right? I have found a delightful recipe which was created by my friend Donna Schwenk of Cultured Food Life, and I love using organic sprouted spelt flour and organic Rapadura (or organic coconut sugar works well here too) and we alternate between using organic chocolate chips or organic raisins and org….

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Can I ask you a question?

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    Hi friends! How is your weather today? I am SO READY for Spring! Spring is an amazing time to start new workout programs after a dreary winter, plant fresh new home grown foods, and get some sunshine.  With spring on the horizon for us, I want to ask you- What are the biggest health challenges you are facing right now? Leave a comment below and list your top three! Then look for answers on our Facebook feed, Instagram, Twitter, and upcoming blog posts! So go ahead- What are the biggest health challenges you are facing right now? Talk…

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My Favorite Non Toxic Glass Water Bottles

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  When my kids started school this year, I went on a hunt for the best non toxic glass water bottles. While shopping at Whole Foods one day I noticed these delightfully vibrant glass water bottles in their water aisle. I loved the fun colors and I knew my littles would too, so I bought them each a bottle. The brand is Lifefactory and they have proven true winners! I love glass because I don’t have to worry about chemicals like BPA or phthalates, which are dangerous to hormonal systems and developing brains for young children and adults alike.  (For…

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Coconut Chocolate Smoothie For Weight Loss

Chocolate Coconut Smoothie for Weight Loss By Catherine Slezinger Am I the only one, or does a girl just need some chocolate from time to time?  😉 I sure do love my coconut milk smoothie (fruit version) for weight loss, but sometimes you just need chocolate.  And the advantage of this smoothie is that you get all the effect of a rich, creamy chocolate beverage, but you still get all the fat-burning, metabolism increasing properties of coconut, along with some awesome protein. Now, this isn’t a smoothie I’d recommend having EVERY day.  (Even though you’ll want to!) It does have…

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Eating Healthy On A Budget- How To Eat Fabulous Organic Food For Less: Part 1

When my husband and I started the Maker’s Diet seven years ago, we switched our entire diet overnight.  I was so sick, and didn’t have time to make gradual changes.  I just wanted my life and health back- yesterday. I literally started reading the book on a Thursday, finished it on a Friday, went shopping on Saturday, and started Phase 1 on Monday.  With all the sudden overnight changes, that meant something else quickly changed- our grocery budget. The change couldn’t have been more drastic.  We went from grocery shopping once a month at a discount warehouse and spending $200…

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