Build Up Your Health

  Did you know there is a flame retardant compound in many citrus flavored sodas and sports drinks that can cause reproductive, behavioral, and central nervous system problems? Food dyes in your beloved Mac and Cheese and Fruit Loops that Continue reading

Clean Chicken Nuggets

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Here’s the trick to a tastier chicken nugget: use ground chicken. I know, simple right? But there’s something about using ground chicken (as opposed to a hunk of chicken breast) that gives the nugget that fast food taste and texture Continue reading

Spinach Brownies/Cupcakes (grain-gluten-dairy free)


This brilliant recipe by thepaleomom hides spinach in brownies. Can’t taste it. Promise. It’s delicious and can be used to make cupcakes as well. In fact, this is what I served at my 4 year old’s birthday party. Seriously! The Continue reading

Sneaky Chocolate Smoothie


I shouldn’t really call this smoothie “sneaky,” because my kids know exactly what’s in it. Heck, they love to help make it! But if your kid runs at the sight of anything green, then this smoothie is a good way Continue reading

Plantain Pancakes (nut-free/grain-free)

I love this pancake recipe from It contains no processed flour or icky ingredients. The pancakes are made from plantains (find them near the bananas at the grocery store). I had never cooked with plantains until trying this recipe. Continue reading