How to make green superfood powder for smoothies - perfect for making healthy green smoothies with kale, spinach, and other greens without taking up your entire fridge or letting your greens get slimy and rotted.

Do you want to get healthier? I know you’ve heard green smoothies are the way to go for getting nutrition-packed veggies into your daily diet. I’ll share my favorite shortcut with you – making homemade green superfood powder for your green smoothies!


How to teach kids to help cook in the kitchen. Have special one-on-one time with each kid to do a special cooking project! Great idea for how to teach kids to cook.

Kids can cook real food – but we need to teach them how. Here’s how I’m teaching my kids to cook and giving my kids an arsenal of kitchen skills that will serve them for a lifetime.


Feb 25 2016
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Want to eat more veggies but get stuck or bored with them? Here are 5 ways to eat more vegetables, so naturally that you won’t even notice.


Snack ideas for a healthy kids snack station at home - make one of these and never worry about your kids saying "I'm hungry!" again - there's always a good choice to eat.

Snacks are gonna happen. Even if they eat well at mealtimes, they’re going to get hungry in between. It’s just an inevitable part of this whole kid growth-spurt phase thing.

I make it easy on myself by planning ahead for easy-to-grab snacks.


homemade starbucks bistro boxes

Love the convenience of Starbucks Bistro Boxes, but not the price or the exact foods? Make your own ahead of time. Examples, nutrition facts, and resources.


Springtime is for Popsicles - Delicious healthy popsicle recipe & Tips!

Want to know how I know it’s officially springtime in my house?  My freezer is full of POPSICLES!  Every year, when the weather warms up, I start making popsicles. The kids love to play outside while enjoying their (very messy) popsicles, and I love that I get to really easily get them lots of great


5 reasons I'm in love with our deep freezer

This post brought to you by The Frozen Food Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Joyful Abode. I love my deep freezer. For so many reasons. We bought it when we arrived in California, because I knew I wanted to find some local grass-fed beef and buying in bulk was the


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When I opened another paper shipping envelope and this fell out, I might have gasped a little. How scandalous! With so many paleo books focusing on ultimate health and fitness, to see an entire book devoted to chocolate seemed almost sinful. Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut has created a masterpiece here, with The Paleo


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I was absolutely psyched to open my mailbox and find Tammy Credicott’s latest book, Make Ahead Paleo. I love preparing healthy and delicious food for my family, but meals I can freeze or even just toss in the fridge knowing they reheat well? They have a special place in my heart.


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A lot of times, I read School Lunch Tips type posts and am a little horrified… I have a much simpler way of thinking about my kids’ lunches, to make sure they get the healthy balance they need.


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I made these slightly-chewy rainbowy snack “drops” for my kiddos using nothing but fruits, veggies, coconut butter, my trusty vitamix 750 (have I mentioned it yet? No? I LOVE it.), and my fantabulous Excalibur dehydrator. Got veggies? Got a blender? Got a dehydrator (or possibly an oven on low temp, but I haven’t tried that)?


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This week’s cookbook review had me walking out of the grocery store with bags full of artichokes, tomatoes, cured meat, and mushrooms. I could tell it was going to be a delicious week.



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