Thursday, May 2, 2013

Whatever Happened to Spring Cleaning?

So I had this brilliant idea to do a series on healthy eating in April.  And then, I had this other brilliant idea to join a busy (and fun!) committee at school.  So the healthy eating series took an unplanned break!  And so did the entire blog.

I have more healthy, clean-eating ideas to share!  I just ran out of time.  Again.  I'm hoping to get back on the blogging wagon later this month, and finish up "Spring Clean Your Eating Habits".  But for now, I have way too much on my plate.  Thanks for understanding!

What's on your plate right now?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Recipe Round-up (Meijer Ad 4/28/13 - 5/4/13)

Woo hoo!  Finally doing a Recipe Round-up again!  It's the "cheater" kind with no sale ingredient list...but just trust me, there are enough ingredients on sale to make it worth considering for your meal plan next week :)  Take special note of all the Mexican dishes that you can make with the Cinco de Mayo sale ingredients.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

We've already found a good substitute for the guacamole seasoning packet.  Are you ready to ditch another packet?  Let's replace that packet of dry Ranch dressing!  I even did all the hard work for you and tried lots of different spice mixes.  This one is it.  I promise.  It's the best one I've found.  It tastes very similar to what you get out of a Hidden Valley packet (or a Meijer brand one, for that matter).  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Healthy Fats and Oils, Part Two

The following is the second part of a guest article written by Sarah Kamps.  This article is published in conjunction with April's theme, Spring Clean Your Eating Habits.

We've already pointed out that conventional fats and oils can be harmful to your health, simply by asking some basic questions.  We also listed off some healthier options, such as coconut oil and olive oil.  Let's examine those healthier options more closely by putting them to the same test: