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5 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Healthy Cooking

For some people, cooking comes naturally to them: they love being in the kitchen, experimenting with ingredients and spending time creating meals from scratch. For others, it’s stressful and overwhelming! I used to be in the latter category – I didn’t know anything about how to cook (surprising right?) But when I first got married, […]

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The Picky Eater Meal Plan (Week 9)

Weekly meal plans are back!! After Ayan was born, I took a little break from meal planning, because things were crazy busy as I’m sure you can imagine! Our dinners ended up being lots of quick meals or stews made with whatever veggies/lean protein we had lying around the house, thanks to my Instant Pot. […]

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The Healthiest Children’s Vitamins: 2018

Note: I update this post monthly to ensure all of the information is accurate! The original post was created in 2017, but the most recent update has been done as of June 2018.   Kids Vitamins can be confusing. There are so many questions: Is there a such thing as an “unhealthy” kids vitamin? Do you […]

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Protein-Packed Lentil Pasta with Superfood Marinara Sauce!

During the week, I’m always looking for meals that I can throw together with almost no effort at all. But most throw-together-meals lack fresh veggies and tons of produce. This week in particular was super hectic because of my book launch (!!!) which is available NOW on Amazon! And so I found myself in the […]

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Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer. I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the […]

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How to Make Healthy Baby Food at Home

Since the launch of my newest cookbook, I’ve gotten so many questions about whether it’s really that easy to make your own baby food at home. And trust me – it is! All you need are the right tools – many of which you probably already have in your kitchen, and knowing the method, which is […]

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Nut Butter and Banana Stackers (An Easy, Healthy Toddler Meal!)

I remember when Layla was about 1 year old, I was trying to find ways to make her lunch more fun and interesting while still keeping it really easy for me to make (and not time intensive). When I first introduced Layla to bread, I immediately gave her Ezekiel Sprouted Flax Bread for a couple […]

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The Top 10 Worst Ingredients in Processed Food (and what you should eat instead!)

I recently got a question from a reader about what not to eat. She said, “Are there any foods that you’d say we should never eat, that are totally off limits?” That got me thinking. In general, I don’t advocate cutting out entire food groups or foods altogether. Instead, I like to promote the 80/20 […]

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Organic Baby Food On The Go! (and a Giveaway from Ella’s Kitchen!)

Hi Everyone! As many of you know, we recently started introducing solids to Ayan a couple weeks ago when he turned 6 months old. I can’t believe how fast these 6 months have gone by – it’s definitely much faster the second time around! Overall Ayan has been a good eater. A little skeptical every […]

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Cocoa Brownie Oatmeal

This is a sponsored post brought to you by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are completely my own. Ok so we’re not actually making brownies today. But we are making something that tastes like brownies but is also nutritious: Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal! Don’t believe me? You will after you make this recipe So […]

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Healthy Oat and Sprouted Wheat Pancakes

The husband and I both LOVE pancakes. But, I never eat pancakes. Why? Because they’re usually packed with refined carbs, sugar, and feel more like a treat than a healthy breakfast. Usually if I’m at a restaurant and I order pancakes for breakfast, I’m hungry just a couple hours after I’ve eaten thanks to that […]

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The Healthiest Children’s Vitamins: 2018

Note: I update this post monthly to ensure all of the information is accurate! The original post was created in 2017, but the most recent update has been done as of May 2018.   Kids Vitamins can be confusing. There are so many questions: Is there a such thing as an “unhealthy” kids vitamin? Do you […]

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3 Tricks to Keep Your Avocado From Browning

While the only way to truly preserve an avocado’s peak ripeness is to eat all of it on the spot, there are a handful of tricks to keep the green fruit relatively fresh. Save the pit You might be familiar with this one: When you halve an avocado, use the side without the pit first. Alternatively, if you’ve made guacamole or diced the avocado, store it in an airtight container along with the pit(s).

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Protein-Packed Lentil Pasta with Superfood Marinara Sauce!

During the week, I’m always looking for meals that I can throw together with almost no effort at all. But most throw-together-meals lack fresh veggies and tons of produce. This week in particular was super hectic because of my book launch (!!!) which is available NOW on Amazon! And so I found myself in the […]

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Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer. I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the […]

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