How to avoid the after school slump (and grump) with these fruit and veggie snacks

There is just something about that after school hour that can get dicey. It’s a natural lull in the day, and this low energy often means a mood crash.  And if you have kids in school, the transition home from school just adds to the perfect storm. I’ve come to know the 3 o’clock hour as (read more…)

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6 tricks for making sensational green smoothies

The buzz about green smoothies is everywhere these days.  And it is absolutely true; they are nutritional powerhouses. But if you’re a busy mom, it needs to be quick, easy, and tasty to the whole family to make it really work for you. This video will showcase my six best tips for making green smoothies (read more…)

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Get cultured, invest in stocks & take a long, hot soak: next steps in getting off the food grid

In a recent post at my blog, I detailed the first steps my family took toward de-centralizing our food system, a concept Michael Pollan introduced to me in his groundbreaking book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. If you’re a regular Simple Mom reader, you’ve no doubt read about benefits of buying local and joining a community-supported agriculture (read more…)

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Beyond breadsticks: 15 {simple} gluten-free appetizers

There is always plenty of opportunity for munching over the holidays. Whether it be at parties, open houses or church functions, trays of finger food are constantly inviting us to nibble. It’s easy to fill up fast but not really eat anything substantial. One culprit that is responsible for that bloated, overstuffed feeling at the (read more…)

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Be flexible: you will be blessed!

I’m glad I could be flexible with our dinnertime last Sunday night. We really wanted to see our friends. And their commitments on this particular Sunday were going from one thing to another. They weren’t commitments of wasted time. They were commitments of reaching out. Touching lives. So when we asked our friends to come (read more…)

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