National Coffee Day 2014 + McDonald’s McCafe Coffee Prize Giveaway

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September 29th 2014 = #NationalCoffeeDay! Many of you know that I really enjoy coffee.  As much as I love to frequent one of the many local and independent coffee shops, with kids in tow and running all over town, convenience sometimes wins.  Say what you will about McDonald’s, but you absolutely can’t beat their price and quality for drive-thru coffee.  I’ve aways been a McDonald’s coffee drinker because for $1, any size, it’s a no-brainer. A little more about the beans… {Read More}

School Lunches Made Easy with Healthy Living Market

School Lunches Made Easy

Quick, easy, and healthy.  Is it possible? Yes, I want it all: quick, easy AND healthy!  I work very hard to ensure my kids eat healthy as much as possible.  To make it easier for myself, I use a combination of prepared foods and ‘cheats’ and homemade items.  I like to send my kids to school each day with something homemade, a pumpkin muffin, zucchini bread, or oatmeal breakfast cookie.  I like homemade snacks because I know exactly what my {Read More}

Easy Summer Dinners

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As we try to soak up the last few weeks of summer, the last thing you want to be worried about is finding something for dinner or what you’re going to serve at your next BBQ. We’ve got you covered with some fun and easy recipes that are sure to be a hit at any family gathering! SaratogaMama’s Easy Summer Dinners Series from Jodie Fitz Grilled Salmon Spinach and Strawberry Salad Summer Pasta Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Grilled Pizza Teriyaki Turkey {Read More}

Food Sensitivities and Children, What are the Signs?

Food Sensitivities and Kids

By Kathryn Kos, NTP – Primal Bliss Nutrition Often times as parents we get that “hunch” that something may be wrong with our child. We can’t pinpoint exactly what may be going on. They may be moody or withdrawn. They may have dark circles under their eyes, or dry itchy skin. Often times the child is reacting to a certain food in their diet. Children can react to a food in so many different ways. This guide is to help {Read More}

Healthy Snacks Made Easier!

Healthy Snacks Made Easier

The other night, after a very long, active day with my children, my son asked me for strawberries. Most moms would have jumped for joy at a child asking for fruit, not me. I was tired, had laundry to fold, dishes to put away and did not feel like taking a few extra moments to wash and cut up strawberries. I want my children to eat healthy but healthy is not always easy. In order to avoid handing over a {Read More}

Clean Eating Recipes for a Healthy Body

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This post is from our friends at GTS Clothing who share our commitment to healthy living.   Since the warm weather has arrived, I’m sure many of you have been thinking about getting ready for the beach or pool. I’m not talking about crash diets and juice cleanses, I’m talking about focusing on fueling your body with whole, nutrient dense foods. Clean eating is a great way to get (and keep) that beach body everyone wants! A common misconception of healthy {Read More}

Healthy Living Market Coupon Matchups for May!

Healthy Living Market Coupon Matchups

You know how much we love Healthy Living Market, but we also love saving money!  Thank goodness for some awesome coupon mama’s like Erin from TheSaratogaSaver.com.  She’s put together a Coupon Matchup post for the sale items at Healthy Living Market!  These great deals end on May 27 2014 so get there soon and SAVE! Grocery Rudi’s Organic Bakery GF Cinnamon Raisin Bread or GF Multigrain Bread 18 oz. – $4.69, use $1/1 = $3.69 Annie Chun’s Noodle Bowls, assorted varieties – $3, {Read More}

Healthy Living Market Coupon Matchups!

Healthy Living Market Coupon Matchups

You know how much we love Healthy Living Market, but we also love saving money!  Thank goodness for some awesome coupon mama’s like Erin from TheSaratogaSaver.com.  She’s put together a Coupon Matchup post for the sale items at Healthy Living Market!  These great deals end on April 29 2014 so get there soon and SAVE!   Grocery Cholula Hot Sauce – $2.50, use $0.75 off 3 Avocados and 1 Cholula Hot Sauce = $1.75 + avocados Happy Baby OG Puffs – $3.29, {Read More}

My Top Ten Must-Have Items at Healthy Living Market!

10 Must Have Items at Healthy Living Market

I’ve adored shopping at Healthy Living Market in Saratoga Springs since the day they opened their doors.  I probably make a weekly trip there, sometimes to pick up a few quick items, and other times to do some major shopping.  I eat a fairly healthy diet; paleo about 80% of the time with a little added grain like quinoa and brown rice and a cheat now and then with some really great cheese (and chocolate!).  The rest of my family…. {Read More}

Gluten Free Mom’s Review of Good Morning Cafe

Review of Good Morning Cafe

Robin Morgan is a great ‘mama’ friend, and my go-to gal for all things food and nutrition.  Robin has been living gluten free for over a decade  and is the co-creator of anewLiving.com.  One of our most favorite breakfast spots locally is the Good Morning Cafe in Ballston Spa.  Here’s why… To me, a good morning is successfully getting myself dressed, my son to school on time and remembering to turn off the stovetop.  However, I consider it a GREAT morning {Read More}