Healthy Alternatives for Valentine’s Day Desserts Happy Valentine’s Day, CRUSHers! This upcoming holiday can be so much fun, a chance to celebrate loved ones, and a reminder to practice self-love. It can also rival Halloween for being tough on a healthy lifestyle by surrounding us with sweets and treats. Thankfully, you don’t have to deny Read More!
Vitamin C: Why It’s Important and How You Can Get It Health Benefits: Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a vital nutrient your body needs to function correctly. It’s essential for growth, development, and repair of body tissues. It’s also involved in forming collagen, absorbing iron, and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. This Read More!
Fresh Fruit Salad 🍓🍍🍇 A BIG bowl of fresh fruit for your parties & BBQ’S! 🍋 ALWAYS use freshly-squeezed lime juice from an actual fresh lime. Bottled lime juice from the store will give your salad a strange metallic or overly acidic taste. Want to get the most juice possible from each of your fresh Read More!
Pink Smoothie Bowls Make restaurant-worthy smoothie bowls at home with just a few simple ingredients. The perfect recipe idea to use up all those ripe Summertime fruits! What is a smoothie bowl? Smoothie bowls are great for breakfast during the warmer months, or a hearty snack/treat anytime. A smoothie bowl is a smoothie eaten from Read More!
What are the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15? + Benefits of choosing organic foods and how to save money when doing so. *Please see a Note from Rachel at the bottom of this article regarding the source of the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen lists. There are a lot of options when it comes to Read More!
Fresh Watermelon Smoothie Bowls 🍉🍓 COMPLETELY refreshing homemade FROZEN Summertime treats! My FAVORITE type because…well…I have major control issues 😳…I like to control the quality of ingredients that go into my family’s food! Maybe you too?! Summertime PERFECTION in a sweet, frozen, *healthy* treat. Plus they’re so pretty 😍 Skip the snow cone shacks this Read More!
4th of July Berry Trifle Cake ✨✨✨ If you’re looking for a stunning dessert to bring to the BBQ this weekend – here it is! The finished result is equally impressive and delicious! We’re completely skipping the cane sugar here….but you don’t need to tell anyone, they’re going to LOVE it! This recipe is gluten-free Read More!
Strawberry Mimosas 🍓🍊🥂 You can’t go out to a nice brunch without seeing or ordering a Mimosa these days. This traditional drink is currently gaining in popularity, and likely dates back to the 1920’s. A Mimosa is the refreshingly simple combination of citrus (orange juice) and champagne 🍾 enjoyed by many on a Sunday morning. Read More!
Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal 🌞🍓🍌 Your kitchen will smell heavenly while this oatmeal is baking! The best part is that your actual hands-on prep time is just a few minutes…simply grabbing your ingredients, stirring them together: throw it all into your preheated oven. Done. So mix up a batch early tomorrow morning, then go shower Read More!
Alcohol-Free Strawberry Margaritas 🍹🌴🍓 Anyone who knows me, knows I enjoy a good homemade strawberry margarita out on the patio throughout the summer months – goes especially well with the delightful conversation of a dear friend or two. This summer I have some big personal health and fitness goals that likely won’t happen if there Read More!