What I Always Keep In My Purse When Traveling

  Whether I am traveling just for the weekend or any time longer, I always make sure I am prepared no matter the case. I’ve been wanting to do a post on what snacks I usually keep in my purse or backpack because so many people ask me how to travel while on a ‘healthy’…

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Back to School, Back to Snacks

How To: Make School Lunch/Snacks Easy, Fun, AND Healthy August and September inevitably mean it’s ‘back to school’ time again, but does that mean your packed lunches have to be inevitably boring? I think not! Whether you pack a lunch or snacks for your children or yourself, I have a few tricks up my sleeve…

Peach (N)Ice Cream

What exactly is (N)Ice Cream, you may ask? Most of the time, Nice Cream refers to ice cream made without the dairy milk, making it vegan and enjoyable for many people who choose not to consume dairy. In my opinion, Nice Cream is something entirely different. I think of Nice Cream as a simple, easy,…

My Famous Guacamole

  This recipe showcase is long past over due, but leave your doubts at the door because this simple yet simply delicious recipe will knock the icing off your store bought guacamole. There’s nothing much to it- avocado, cilantro, pepper, tomato- the freshest ingredients around to give it a fresh bite. It gives even the pickiest of eaters something to…

10 Snacks Under 100 Calories

10 snacks under 100 calories You hear it, you feel it, your stomach is growling relentlessly. We have all experienced it at some point throughout the day. Whether it’s in the mid-morning, late afternoon, or anytime in between- our minds are conditioned to reach for something to sooth our hunger pains and keep the beast…

“Strawberry Chia Seed Jam”

Summer is coming to a close, but Fall is not quite here yet. It’s the awkward in-between stage of wondering when it’s socially acceptable to bring the fall decor down from the attic. When it’s September and the weather is still in the 90’s, we Texans should not be baking pumpkin spice recipes just yet…..

Benefits of Chia Seeds

Ch.. Ch..Ch..Chia.. Seeds?  These black seeds may have more nutrition benefits than just growing fake hair out of terra cotta clay heads and animal figurines. Five years ago, when I first heard about chia seeds, that is exactly what first popped into my mind, the popular chia pets dating back into the 1990’s and early…

Benefits Of Eating More Berries

Ravenous Raspberries Banging Blueberries Sweet Strawberries Bold Blackberries As the summer season comes to a close and the seasonal fruits are shoved off the shelves in the grocery store, I can’t help but shed a small tear when I think about all the summer berries that I might miss out on. I know what you’re…

Scratch Made “Zucchini Banana Bread”

When you get home from the grocery store with a basket full of zucchini, what do you make?  If you are like me, it’s only a matter of time before baked zucchini gets a little old. I can bake it, I can grill it, I can even sauté it; However, when the summer lingers on and continuously…

Let’s Get “Figgy” With It

Figs at the Farmers Market This past Saturday, I decided to attend our local farmers market that occurs every weekend here in Downtown Bryan, TX. Why is it that I’ve been living in this city for over three years and I am just now venturing out to these local events? Or rather, why I am…