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How to Select Natural Foods

How to Select Natural Foods

My weight management philosophy is to enjoy natural, wholesome foods in moderation. Selecting these foods means avoiding added hormones in animalproducts, fake fillers in meats, chemicals that preserve flavors, and extremely high levels of sodium. Avoiding foods like this does more for you than just assist in weight loss. By eliminating unnatural foods from your […]

Dreaming of Summertime

Dreaming of Summertime

For some reason I have been dreaming of the lazy days of summer vacation, the smell of sunscreen on little boys, the sunshine–long days and the sticky treats that take me back to childhood.  {In reality, I dream of summer, so I can boot my boys outside, and not have to hear them screaming Star […]

Incredibly Easy Cake Mix Cookies…With Endless Possibilities

Incredibly Easy Cake Mix Cookies…With Endless Possibilities

I love to cook, but I *can not* bake.  I’m more of a “pinch of this…pinch of that” cook which usually doesn’t work well with cookies, cakes and such. That’s why I was thrilled when I found a recipe for cake mix cookies.  If you don’t like to bake (but enjoy a great cookie…or 12) […]

Chocolate Caramel S’mores ….

Chocolate Caramel S’mores ….

I love to bake, and I love to eat.  My boys (and I) have an insatiable  sweet-tooth….Not to mention that we have a Saudi Arabian college student living with us, who survived on dorm food for his first semester in Billings. .For the first few days that he lived with us, he would leave to […]

Lemon Chicken Spaghetti & Vegetable Toss

Lemon Chicken Spaghetti & Vegetable Toss

Here’s a great recipe  shared by our friend and blogger TJ!  It takes less than 30 minutes and you can use any vegetable(s) that you have on hand (perfect for those of you with leftovers from your Bountiful Baskets!) Lemon Chicken Veggie Spaghetti Toss TJ Wierenga 4-5 green onions (scallions), chopped 2 tbs butter 2 […]

Fitting the “Self” into a Busy Lifestyle

Fitting the “Self” into a Busy Lifestyle

Everything we enjoy is a way to care for ourselves and lower our stress. You know what to buy when shopping for clothes, a certain type of music exists on your iPod, and a night out with the guys or girls is a way to unwind from stress. The behavior patterns we engage in to […]

Healthy-ish Apple Brownies

Healthy-ish Apple Brownies

These apple brownies have been re-worked to take out fat and add more of the “Eat 5 to Stay Alive” fruits/veggies we all need… but your family will never know! Super easy and very delicious! :) 2 tbs butter, softened ½ cup applesauce ¾ cup brown sugar ¾ cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp […]

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