Wholesome Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Whole30 Compliant)

The goal in real food eating is to find recipes that use clean ingredients.  My daughter, who is my partner in kitchen creations, and I blended this scrumptious wholesome chocolate banana smoothie (Whole30 compliant/vegan/GF) that is packed with ingredients plucked from nature.  The typical smoothie offered at a restaurant can be a bit deceiving.  Most…

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Equipping Daughters For a Dark, Grey World

  The blockbuster sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, which the marketing masterminds in the film industry release on pre-Valentines weekend, will once again deliver a colossal contradiction to our culture with such sublime subtlety that, if we are not vigilant, it will slither its way into our households, schools, churches, and places of employment, regardless of whether…

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Whole30 Meal Plan for One Week

The former editor of America’s Test Kitchen (ATK), Christopher Kimball declares, “I hate the idea that cooking should be a celebration or a party. Cooking is about putting food on the table night after night, and there isn’t anything glamorous about it.”  Kimball may not have designed a Whole30 meal plan, but after decades of…

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How to Get Started With the Whole30 Challenge 2017

The Whole30 program is just the beginning of your journey into healthful living. Everyone who embarks on a new journey experiences a level of apprehension.  Intentional planning will eliminate some of the distress.  If you were to climb Mount Everest, there would be specific steps you would take to ensure a safe, well-planned adventure.  Although…

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Why You Need to Do the 2017 Whole30 Challenge

In life, there isn’t much we can completely control.  On any given day, that unforeseen bill shows up from the insurance company in the mail. (out of your control)  You can check the weather on your phone when you wake up, and by the time you leave the house, the weather has completely changed (out…

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11 Homeschool Field-trips (without breaking the bank)

Exploration and discovery can be the motivation and encouragement children need to try and experience new things, which is why field trips are useful portals to broaden our children’s education and thinking. If you’re a homeschool parent looking for homeschool field-trips or a school teacher looking for field trip ideas But do all field trips…

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