Hello!

My name is Carrie and I’m so glad you found my site!

This blog is my place to share my personal experiences as I try to raise healthy kids in a not-always healthy world, as well as nutrition and wellness information that I have found useful as a mom.

Here, you will find: realistic nutrition advice, recipes, tips for what works and what doesn’t when it comes to raising a healthy family, and much more!


Check out my latest blog posts!


No-Bake Energy Bites

Snacking made easy I love easy snacks.  Who doesn’t, right?  I also love snacks that…

Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas

Chicken Carnitas I am a huge fan of anything that will save me time for…

French Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta

Apples are everywhere right now!  I would say they still take second seat to pumpkin…

overnight oats

Almond Butter & Banana Overnight Protein Oats

Mornings. Ugh. My day usually begins with my five-year old’s SWAT team entrance into my…

collagen muffins

Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Protein Muffins

Collagen peptides save the day again!  I am a huge fan of Vital Proteins collagen…

prosciutto, fig, arugula pizza

Prosciutto, Fig, & Arugula Pizza on Cauliflower Crust

Mmm…pizza!  I love it.  I could eat it every day if my metabolism would let…

pesto zoodles

Creamy Kale Pesto Zoodles with Chicken

Kale and zoodles and chicken, oh my!     This creamy, zesty pasta-like dish is…

fundraising in schools

Fast Food Fundraising…More Damage than Good?

School fundraising…. Ugh.  I get it, our government has poorly managed funding and our schools…

Adventurous to Picky Eater

Adventurous to Picky Eater: Where did I go wrong?

My youngest son, who is now 4 years old, is a top contender among the…

Quinoa salads you will LOVE!

6 Healthy and Delicious Quinoa Salad Recipes

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain that has gained popularity in recent years.  It’s…

Chicken Carnitas Bowls