Perfect Gluten-Free Italian Meatballs

When I ask my daughter what she would like for dinner she always says, “Spaghetti and meatballs, please”. I love spaghetti and meatballs too, who doesn’t? Yet I could never find a great paleo and gluten-free Italian meatball recipe that I loved until now. Traditional meatballs are usually full of gluten and dairy in the form of bread, milk, and cheese. There are many gluten and dairy-free meatball recipes out there, but most are made without a panade (a mixture […]

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Give Me All the Wine..Without the Headaches

Have you ever thought about what is in your wine? I know most of you are thinking…nope I just drink the wine. Well, I didn’t either until I recently found out that I can enjoy wine and not worry about headaches and brain fog the next day. You could say I was pretty thrilled to discover this wine. I didn’t drink wine until my husband and I visited Italy for our honeymoon. While in Italy we tried all of the […]

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Take Control of Your Heart Health with Exercise

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A thumping heart is your body’s way of saying thank you. Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart. That’s why sweat-inducing activities like running are called “cardio”, right? But did you know that exercise can actually help prevent and reverse heart disease? Well, it is possible. In this post, I am going to show you how to take control of your heart health with exercise. I know some people cringe at the word “exercise”, but seriously you won’t […]

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3 Ingredient Healthy Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Hi there! It’s been freezing cold here in Ohio (seriously, like polar vortex cold). So, my five-year-old daughter and I have been spending a lot of time indoors trying to entertain ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I go stir crazy when I’m in the house for too long. After dressing all the dolls, playing with all the horses, and dancing to Tangled music we decided to do some baking. Warm oatmeal cookies sounded amazing to me. I looked […]

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Why Fluoride-Free May Be Best For Your Family

What if I told you that fluoride could be harmful to your health? That would go against what traditional advice tells you, right? Well in this article I am going to share with you what I have learned about fluoride so that you can make an informed decision for you and your family. Why I Questioned the Use of Fluoride About five years ago I met with Allison Dunaway, Registered and Licensed Dietitian, after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. She […]

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How to Choose the Right Goal for YOU

In a previous post, Want to Reach Your Goals? Here’s How, I told you all about self-determination theory and discussed why it’s extremely important to define your goal and to know WHY you are choosing that goal. If you haven’t had a chance to read that post, make sure you do and grab your free Remember Why You Started worksheet to get going! I’ve been thinking about that post and I want to discuss how knowing and growing your WHY […]

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Start Your Day with MCT Oil

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I started using MCT oil in my coffee daily about a year and a half ago when I was following a ketogenic diet. It sounded kind of weird to me at first (oil in my coffee, really?), but is something that I enjoy and have stuck with even when transitioning back to a higher carb diet. MCT Oil can have a massive impact on your energy and cognitive function. I have found that for me it helps with energy pre-workout […]

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Remember Why You Started – Adventures in Decluttering and Organizing

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In my a previous post, Want to Reach Your Goals? Here’s How, I discussed motivation theory and why it is so important to know WHY you want to achieve a goal and how knowing your WHY will help you make intentional choices that will lead to achieving your goal. If you haven’t read that post please click here, read it, then come back to this post. I just think it’s super important to understand motivation. Motives are the ‘whys’ of […]

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Want to Reach Your Goals? Here’s How.

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Think about how many times you have been excited about making a change, accomplishing a goal, or creating a habit. Then a week or two later (or may a couple days later) you have either forgotten all about it. Or maybe even worse, you feel guilty because you remember it, but have done nothing to accomplish it? This post will show you how answering one question will guarantee that you achieve your goals. That question is: Why? The one and […]

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