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Fun Food For Kids

By Britney Manuel of BtanJerine & A Simply Raw Life If you have an Instagram account no doubt you are often inspired by enticing pictures of food photos on your feed.  Amongst some of my favorite foodies, I am forever inspired by the creative genius of @idafrosk, @pomverte, @redhongyi, and Maroondah Yarra Ranges Kids (on […]

POSTED BY ON July 15, 2013         |           Comments { 4 }

Small steps towards a healthier life

When I was pregnant with Jackson five years ago, I embarked on the healthy eating, natural living journey. The realization that I was bringing a person into the world opened my eyes and made me rethink what I was eating, buying and doing with my time. It wasn’t just about me and my hunky husband […]

POSTED BY ON March 1, 2013         |           Comments { 4 }

Introducing the Green Smoothie Challenge eBook!

  Do you struggle getting your kids to regularly eat green vegetables– especially the leafy kind? Jen and myself (Jadah) just got finished hosting a 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge on our website Simple Green Smoothies. For 30 days of January, we shared inspiring photos and green smoothie recipes on Instagram, Facebook and with those who […]

POSTED BY ON January 31, 2013         |           Comments { 5 }

Fast Food Free Family

Written by Josh Solar from The Happy Family Movement On any given Saturday, you’ll find our family scrambling around to get not 1, not 2, but 3 kids ready for soccer. Finding cleats, unis, shin guards, and making sure they’ve all had breakfast, pack snack packs…not to mention getting ourselves ready. Inevitably, we’re running behind, […]

POSTED BY ON December 20, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }
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How to get enough calcium without milk

Written by contributor Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT Registered Dietitian/Holistic Nutritionist & Owner of Vital Nutrition and Wellness.   Q: My kids aren’t fans of milk and we don’t push it. Are we missing out on calcium or other nutrients to build strong bones and teeth? We do drink some almond milk and occasionally coconut milk, but […]

POSTED BY ON December 10, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }
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Ask the Nutrition Expert: 10 Immune Boosting Foods

Written by contributor Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT Registered Dietitian/Holistic Nutritionist & Owner of Vital Nutrition and Wellness. *image via Q: What foods can I feed my family to ward of colds and flu this season? A: With fall upon us and temperatures dropping, people are catching colds and getting sick. Help protect your family by feeding […]

POSTED BY ON November 12, 2012         |           Comments { 9 }

VEGAN: CRANBERRY ALMOND ENERGY BARS + CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Written by Contributor Britney Manuel of BtanJerine, and A Simply Raw Life.  At about 3 o’clock PM everyday a little man inside of me says, “it’s time for chocolate!”, and when he talks…I listen! And sometimes much to my dismay, this little man has cheap taste. So in an effort to be proactive I knew […]

POSTED BY ON November 5, 2012         |           Comments { 15 }
3 Natural Tips for Healthy Skin this Winter

3 Secret Weapons for Healthy Winter Skin

This post is brought to you by Yes To, an awesome company that makes natural skin and hair care products that actually work. Sign up for their newsletter to receive a special goodie from Yes To. Winter is right around the corner and my skin is already letting me know it needs some extra TLC. As the air gets cooler and the heater kicks on, my skin dries […]

POSTED BY ON October 31, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }

How to Pack a Lunch: Good for the Body and Earth

Written by contributor Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT Registered Dietitian/Holistic Nutritionist & Owner of Vital Nutrition and Wellness. The kids have been back to school now for a few weeks, and already you may be searching for new, healthy ways to pack lunches that are made of whole foods, not processed foods laden with artificial ingredients wrapped in excessive […]

POSTED BY ON October 29, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }

Healthier Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Every Halloween, we carve pumpkins and bake the seeds. And every year we taste a few and throw the rest out. They just never taste that good. Well, not this year! I decided it was time to change up the recipe and see if I could make something that actually tastes good and is a […]

POSTED BY ON September 25, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
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Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil

I have been on a coconut oil kick for awhile now and am constantly trying out new recipes. Recently, I have come across a lot of info about toothpaste ingredients and the issues they can actually cause rather than prevent— and it startled me. Two ingredients that have some pretty bad wrap are: 1. Glycerin: […]

POSTED BY ON September 20, 2012         |           Comments { 193 }
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14 Fruits and veggies you should only buy organic

Organic fruits and vegetables can be pricey compared to their conventionally-grown counterpart. It’s hard for me to pick up a $4 pint of organic strawberries when I see the $.99 sale ones that look even better. Is it really worth spending the extra money on organic? Yes…and no. Dirty Dozen organic produce list The EWG’s 2012 Dirty Dozen organic produce list helps […]

POSTED BY ON September 14, 2012         |           Comments { 10 }
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Homemade deodorant with coconut oil

Ditch the TV. Check. Make my own toothpaste. Check. Go poo-free. Sorta check (I tried it for a month, but went back to Yes to). Next on the list: make my own deodorant…and not be smelly. It’s so not worth it if I stink, right?! Well, the recipe below is a winner. After we have put […]

POSTED BY ON August 28, 2012         |           Comments { 368 }
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Green Smoothie: Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil

I finally decided to add coconut oil to my green smoothies…it’s delicious. Coconut oil is also a healthy fat which is awesome. Some people take a tablespoon a day to help with weight loss. According to Dr. Oz, “Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to […]

POSTED BY ON August 17, 2012         |           Comments { 60 }
Olympics Games for Kids

Olympic Games for Kids

Written by contributor Rachelle Gilmore My 4-year-old daughter Molly, really wanted to throw a party with our summer playdate group. What better excuse then to celebrate the Olympics! And let me tell ya— they turned out to be a nice group of athletes! The kids competed in Water Archery, Balloon Run (proving to be the most […]

POSTED BY ON August 10, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }