Cannelini & Kale Soup, Live/Raw Foods and Smartini time!

Smartini Pomegranate

Happy Thursday everyone !!! Just discovered this awesome line of raw, live food.  ”Go Raw”.  If you’re not familiar, raw food contains enzymes which aid in the digestion and absorption of food.  Cooking food over 116 degrees destroys all these enzymes so you’re getting a lot more nutrients by eating live/raw.  Go Raw makes cookies, [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins and exciting things to come!


Good evening healthy readers! First things first…congratulations to Peggy Rivera for winning the Forks Over Knives combo set (DVD and companion book)! And to Kiera Wells for winning the the Forks Over Knives DVD! For everyone else who entered…THANK YOU!!     And, speaking of giveaways…we seem to have gotten a lot of interest in them [...]

Papaya Coconut Muffins…Zucchini Bread Oatmeal…and Organization tips!

Pantry Organization

So my daughter was up much of the night with the dreaded stomach bug so this morning around 4am I decided to start baking   I’ve made these papaya coconut muffins before and the kids love them.  And I’ve been wanting to try Angela Liddon’s (Oh She Glows) Zucchini Bread Oatmeal…they were both delicious !!! [...]

Root Vegetable Stew and a Fun Kid’s Snack-Banana Burritos!

Root Vegetable Stew

Ok I’m sure you’ve heard but Healthy Mammas love red lentils and quinoa ! And I just found this recipe that incorporates both so I had to share.  This is a modified recipe from one I found in the Voluptuous Vegan…if you haven’t read this book you MUST !  The author is so great at [...]

Ladybug Snack Bars


My sweet Mia started first grade this year…with all of the enthusiasm, outward love, and energy that she applies to everything in life! And, my little guy Luke is about to start his first year of preschool this week! I know I can speak for all of us healthy moms and healthy dads when I [...]

“Back to School” Bran Muffins and Veggie Salad!

Veggie Salad

So we’ve been on vacation the last week and a half…and though I’ve eaten fairly healthy the whole time, I haven’t been eating as many veggies as I usually do.  I was craving a big bowl of them yesterday so I made this veggie salad that was so filling and flavorful, yet light at the [...]

Excited about in.gredients and Homemade Granola!


I’m super excited about a new store that’s coming to Austin this fall. My HealthySister-in-law, Stefani told me about this place a few weeks ago. It’s a sustainable micro grocery store called in.gredients. Once it opens, it will be the first package-free and zero waste grocery store in the United States!! This is the way [...]

Birthday Fun and Our Favorite Ice Pops!

6th Birthday Party Fun! :)

I’ve had a crazy busy past few days! I’ve been planning and packing for our trip to Crested Butte, CO and it seems no matter how much I get done, my list just seems to be growing…bake snacks and treats, pack, find a house and dog sitter, plan meals, buy groceries…@#@%! A two week vacation [...]

Kickin’ B12 Chili Cheese Popcorn!


There are two things that I’ve learned as the mother of two young children: 1. A toddler with good table manners is an urban legend 2. Popcorn is an extremely powerful behavior modification tool.  :) My 4 year old daughter absolutely loves popcorn and will do most anything for the delightful treat after a healthy [...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh and Vegan Chick Salad


I mentioned in a previous post that this hot summer weather makes me want to eat a little lighter…heavy meals just don’t sound that appealing to me…especially mid-day at lunchtime. I’m definitely still in that mode…and there is no sign of cooler weather anywhere in my near future…unfortunately. I made two yummy recipes today that [...]