Healthy In a Jar for 4th of July

healthy in a jar

4th of July is not only a day of independence, it's an excuse to cook-out.  We just grilled ribs and chicken in celebration of the holiday!  There's also lots of soda intake on this occasion and because I have been trying so hard to keep Truett away from soda and encourage water, I knew I needed a creative way for him to stay hydrated during 4th of … [Read more...]

Cuties Juice for Cowpoke Cutie

truett drinking cuties

We LOVE cuties because Truett can peel them by himself.  They are sweetly delicious and have no seeds.  We are big fans around here so when I heard there was a Cuties juice, I was thrilled!  I just knew my little cowpoke was gonna flip! Cuties juice has no sugar added and no fake sweeteners.  It's natural with very minimal processing.  It's … [Read more...]

GaGa Over GoGosqueeZ Applesauce on the Go

GoGo squeeZ is a fruit serving in a pouch.  It's a fun way for kids to eat a healthy snack and we are now part of the GoGo Gang.  Healthy, convenient snacks are hard to come by so I was thrilled to learn about this product. Some immediate things for you to know about GoGo squeeZ are: No refined sugar No artificial anything No gluten, dairy, or … [Read more...]

A Smoothie Morning


I can remember everyone talking about Jamba Juice. I had no clue what they were talking about because when you live out the middle of nowhere Texas, you don't exactly have the food wonders that are available to the rest of the world. "Oh my gosh, it's the best ever, it's sooooo good"....those were words I heard often when Jamba Juice fell into the … [Read more...]

Handmade Kitchen Accessories – Aprons

Handmade, to me, means that someone poured their heart and soul into a project to give someone else pleasure in using it.  I have an appreciate for handmade anythings.  With all the fancy, hi-tech kitchen equipment that's out there, it's nice to seek out smaller and perhaps more meaningful treasures for your kitchen. I got an email from Teri the … [Read more...]

Small Changes Make Big Differences


Changing what I put into my mouth in order to lose weight has been a constant struggle for me.  Going from drinking soda 24/7 to stopping cold turkey was a challenge to say the least.  Once you make the commitment though, it's worth everything.  I'm helping my body, my skin and even my teeth.  Teeth??  Yes, the soda has done nothing but rot my … [Read more...]

Crystal Light with a Fruity Twist

Crystal Light drink

As I’ve mentioned before, I must have my water flavored. One of my absolute favorites is Crystal Light. A gal named Crystal (ooohh, she’s make a great spokesperson!) actually introduced me to it a few years ago. She was trying to cut down on soda and started using Crystal Light as an alternative. She had several flavors, and all were good, but … [Read more...]

Gerber Educates to Start Healthy, Stay Healthy


Did you know that French fries are the most commonly consumed vegetable by toddlers age 15-24 months? (Not surprising to me at all actually.) Or that soda is being served to infants as young as 8 months? These are the  findings from Gerber’s Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS), a groundbreaking study of the dietary patterns and nutrient … [Read more...]

A Fruity Family Tradition with Health Benefits

Fruit Basket

Along with the holidays comes an abundance of sugary sweets and I don't know about you but I've had enough.  I'm sure I gained a whopping 10lbs at the least after this Holiday's feast and will be glad to get back to normal food. One foodie family tradition I do welcome is the basket full of fruit courtesy of my parents.  They do this every year … [Read more...]

Red Pears


Read the Pear Facts. … [Read more...]