Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Tag: healthy

Crockpot SW Quinoa Garden Soup

Crockpot SW Quinoa Garden Soup

The other evening I had my family over to do a little food prep. I find that cooking is always more enjoyable if it’s enjoyed with others or by others. During this time in the world, the few small get togethers that we have are […]

Grocery planning tips for a pallet divided household – Save money and have less waste

Grocery planning tips for a pallet divided household – Save money and have less waste

I wanted to start this series of posts because I feel like delicious food, food beliefs, budget, and health are important to all but it seems we have to give up one or more in the name of time or money. I know it has […]

End of Summer Easy Tomato Ricotta Toast

End of Summer Easy Tomato Ricotta Toast

Anyone else running into extra tomatoes from the garden? I love this time of year, although it definitely takes getting creative with ingredients. I recently made pickled jalapeños and just started throwing ingredients from the fridge in with them so they didn’t go bad! Another […]

Fourth of July fun; 4 fruits, 5 ways!

Fourth of July fun; 4 fruits, 5 ways!

There is little more nerve racking to me than waste.  It’s an awful complex to have ha ha I’m sure it sounds cost effective and environmentally sound but if you ask my family about some of the random meals they’ve been forced to endure because […]

Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bites

Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bites

Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bites   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   This easy recipe is great when you have a sweet tooth or need a little extra energy in the morning! Author: Jenny Broden Recipe type: Snack Ingredients ½ Cup […]

Finding Balance with Social Media

Finding Balance with Social Media

I love Instagram! I love following positive accounts about healthy living, being a mom and fitness. I enjoy being able to see what my friends and family are up too. Especially if I don’t get to see them all that often. I enjoy the communities […]

Cucumber Tomato Salad and more…

Cucumber Tomato Salad and more…

Every year I plant a small garden. It feels great to eat from what we’ve grown and it saves some money when the crop finally comes in. However, it always comes in bulk, so I’m left scrambling for ideas to do with it all!! Here […]

Protein Cranberry Orange Scones

Protein Cranberry Orange Scones

I had a bridal consult with a wonderful bride this summer.  At the consult she hosted the most adorable brunch I had ever seen! I know how sweet, right?  Featured at her brunch were these Cranberry Orange Scones from Elana’s Pantry.  From the first bite […]

Collagen Peptides Review

Collagen Peptides Review

This week I shared that I use collagen peptides daily in my coffee. Sounds pretty weird right? My thoughts are if it’s virtually tasteless, easy and gives me benefits to my health, why not? I have been using collagen peptides now for almost four months. […]

Three Alternatives to Coffee Creamer

Three Alternatives to Coffee Creamer

If you’re anything like me it’s the week before Christmas and you’re running out of steam. Between the Christmas shopping, holiday parties, tying up loose ends at work before a long weekend all while maintaining the household. You are TIRED! When I am tired, I […]