Allergy-friendly Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake (GF, DF, Nut-free, Egg-free)

An easy gluten free slow cooker chocolate cake that's free of most of the common allergens. This gluten-free chocolate cake is also dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free. Set it and forget it; let this Crock Pot recipe do the work and enjoy it a short...

Exotic Fruits & Vegetables for Kids

I am an official ambassador for Dole. Dole provided me with product samples and or prize merchandise for the purpose of this post, as well as compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed are mine. Exotic Fruits & Vegetables for Kids It's no secret...

The 10 Best Paleo Bars (GF, DF)

Here’s how to make sure you’re choosing a smart snack rather than a smartly marketed candy bar: These are the 10 best paleo bars out there. Bars have minimal ingredients, no refined sugars, healthy real foods within and some with a healthy dose of protein. If you're...

Easy Paleo Peach Cobbler (Vegan + Nut Free)

A delicious gluten free dessert that uses fresh peaches topped with a grain-free topping that’s both paleo and vegan. This tasty paleo peach cobbler is simple to make, and full of nutritious foods! It’s the perfect summer dessert that’s healthy, nut-free, dairy-free...

5 Ingredient Protein Bars – Dairy-free, Gluten-free

A simple, no bake homemade 5 ingredient protein bar recipe made with pantry ingredients. Save money by making homemade protein bars with this easy recipe that your kids can make. These protein bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and freezer-friendly....

Baked Vegan Breaded Cauliflower (GF, Egg-free)

A baked vegan breaded cauliflower recipe that's kid-friendly and a tasty appetizer, too. These cauliflower "wings" are dredged in a vegan batter and then coated with crushed crackers for a deliciously tasty vegan recipe that's nut-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan...

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Our Family St. John Vacation

Our Family St. John Vacation

All about our St. John vacation 2020, including where to stay on the island, what to do on St. John USVI and the best hiking trails to consider. Traveling to the US Virgin Islands can be a wonderful vacation; here are tips from a family of six on what to do and see on...

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20 Easy Healthy Costco Lunch Ideas

20 Easy Healthy Costco Lunch Ideas

Check out 20 easy healthy Costco lunch ideas, complete with the Costco shopping list. Looking for lunch ideas for kids? Or lunch ideas for adults from Costco? Then this post is for you! Buy one list of foods, make 20 easy healthy Costco lunches out of it! Visuals help...

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Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Strawberries

Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Strawberries

A delicious seasonal salad that's plant-based, and uses fresh berries, this quinoa salad with blueberries and strawberries is perfect for summertime! An antioxidant-rich recipe, this summer salad has minimal ingredients and a simple homemade dressing that has no...

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Recipes

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

The perfect spring or summer snack, Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is a grain-free loaf bread that's goes well with tea or coffee and is a healthy brunch recipe. Made with almond flour and coconut flour, there are no grains, no gluten and no refined sugars. If you like...

Roasted Beet and Orange Kale Salad (Vegan)

Roasted Beet and Orange Kale Salad (Vegan)

  A delicious seasonal salad that combines minimal ingredients for a plant-based recipe. Roasted baby beets and orange segments sit atop massaged kale providing a nutrient-rich, detox-friendly salad. Top this off with an easy homemade dressing (orange balsamic)...

Fluffy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Fluffy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Need a brunch recipe for a crowd? Or the perfect holiday breakfast? This fluffy gluten free cinnamon roll recipe is just what you need! Don't think just because you are gluten free that you can't enjoy a homemade cinnamon roll. This recipe yields 12 delicious homemade...

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How to Use a Bullet Journal For Weight Loss

How to Use a Bullet Journal For Weight Loss

My eldest daughter turned 16 in February. I took her and four of her friends to the mountains for the weekend to celebrate, and this is where I first learned about a bullet journal. Jaiden, my daughter, had asked for one for her birthday. I had never heard of bullet...

Elimination Diet: Why I Did One & How It Helps

Elimination Diet: Why I Did One & How It Helps

Why I did an elimination diet and how it helped identify my food sensitivities. The four steps to an elimination diet, specific foods to avoid, and tips for having success with this restricted diet. How to do an elimination diet I struggled with food intolerances for...

Easy Healthy Hotel Meals

Easy Healthy Hotel Meals

Let's just start off this post with a true statement: I'm frugal. So yes, this is about making and enjoying easy healthy hotel meals - but the purpose is twofold. One, I don't like to vary up my eating routine too much when I travel, but I also can't stomach paying...

Mom Tips

8 Tahini Benefits (Why You Should Eat Tahini)

8 Tahini Benefits (Why You Should Eat Tahini)

Tahini is a butter or paste made from ground sesame seeds. While it was traditionally used in Middle Eastern, North African, Iranian and Greek cuisines, it's quickly becoming a popular pantry staple that's making its way to the table for many different reasons. I've...

Cake Batter Protein Balls for New Moms

Cake Batter Protein Balls for New Moms

My four babies are getting bigger ... my youngest just turned 8, I can hardly believe it. But I remember oh-so-well the busy days of new motherhood, and also the baby bliss with my second (and third and fourth, for that matter). Birth recovery, postpartum issues and...

10 Kid-friendly Vegetables

10 Kid-friendly Vegetables

As a mom of four, I know firsthand  how us parents strive to find kid friendly raw vegetables and healthy foods for kids lunches. I'm a believer in repeatedly offering foods to kids if they are not enjoyed at a first taste, and I also believe that it's never too late...

Kiran’s Kitchen Favorites

Vitamix High Speed Blender

A must for every kitchen! Make smoothies, soups, muffin and pancake batter, nut butters, oat flour and more. Backed by a 5-year warrantee.

Instant Pot

A 7-in-1 multifunctional cooker that serves as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer and warming pot all in one convenient small electric appliance.

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet


This sheet pan is incredibly durable and won’t rust; it cooks evenly with great heat distribution.

Creo SmartGlass Cookware, 8.5 inch Loaf Pan

A glass and ceramic loaf pan that offers consistent heat distribution and which is microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

8 Cup Measuring Cup Glass Batter Bowl with Spout

The perfect mixing bowl which has measurements on the side; use it for pancake, muffin, cake or bread batter. Dishwasher safe.

Stainless Steel Meatballer/Cookie Scoop

This 1″ scoop is ideal for scooping ice cream, scooping and drop cookie dough, making meatballs and even melon balls. 

Stainless Steel Handheld Electric Milk Frother


Up your coffee game by adding a professional finishing touch for your lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolates or bulletproof coffees – my favorite. Love blending MCT oil into my morning cup.

Immersion Blender

Blend salsa, soups, smoothies and sauces quickly and easily with minimal cleanup.

Yumbox Lunchboxes

Leakproof bento lunchbox containers – easy for kids to open and fun design encourages them to help pack. 

Funkins Reusable Napkins

Save money (and the planet!) with reusable napkins, perfect for sending to school or for using at home. These have been life-changing for my family!

U Konserve Nesting Trio Stainless-Steel Containers with Leak-Resistant Lids


Set of 3 recyclable stainless-steel containers that are leak-proof and perfect for food on-the-go. Easy to open, nesting makes for smart storage and lids have a guarantee and are BPA-free.

Branch Basics - Plant Powered Cleaner

My favorite all-in-one replacement for ALL cleaning products! Everything you need for cleaning your home, doing laundry, and washing your hands and body without any toxic chemicals.

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