Recipe of the week: Delicious Baked Banana Berry Oatmeal

Banana Berry Baked Oatmeal Ingredients 2 1/2 cups oatmeal, quick cooking (certified gluten-free if necessary) 1/2 cup ground oat flour (certified gluten-free if necessary) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (or oil of choice) 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 large bananas, sliced 1/2 cup raspberries, ...

5 Easy Tips to Cooking Safely

Preventative measures that go beyond just eating a healthy diet. Food is safely cooked when it reaches a high enough internal temperature to kill the harmful bacteria that causes food poisoning. While many think they can tell when food is “done” simply by checking its color and texture, there’s no way to be sure it’s safe ...

Does it Pay to Buy Organic?

Many people have concerns about the quality of the food they are eating, and have turned to buying local and organic produce in an attempt to get healthier, chemical-free foods. But the concern is often that buying organic really doesn’t make a difference. So let’s take a look… The primary concern is that organic food isn't ...

11 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

When you've got a tight budget, meal planning and grocery shopping has its challenges. And, when you have a tight budget and you're dedicated to eating healthy, it's even trickier. Eating healthy can feel expensive to some people, but there are ways to eat better while still sticking to your budget.     Here are 11 of my ...

Are You An Emotional Eater?

Food is a wonderful thing! There are so many tastes, so many varieties, and quite frankly, we can’t live without it. We typically eat to satisfy hunger, to provide the proper nutrition and sustenance needed to get through our day. However, we sometimes eat to relieve stress or reward ourselves. While this behavior is not necessarily problematic ...

How healthy is that PB&J?

Does your child beg for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches like mine does? He insists that is a substantial meal. So as a healthy mom I had to do my research. I wanted to make sure he was getting vitamins and nutrients even though I felt this was more of a "treat" than a meal. ...