7 Foods That Naturally Boost Your Energy

7 Foods That Naturally Boost Your Energy

You wake up feeling great. You’re knocking out your to-do list and having a super productive morning. The afternoon rolls around and all of a sudden it hits you like a ton of bricks. The overwhelming urge to take a nap. If you need an afternoon pick-me-up, try any of these foods to naturally boost your energy and get you through the day.  Continue reading

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13 Tips To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

13 Tips To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

For me, the sadness starts in August. As soon as the kids go back to school, I start to feel cold air on my neck. I know winter is just around the corner. Football season starts. The days get shorter. The wind blows colder. I get depressed.  I have the winter blues. Continue reading

9 Things That You Should Not Do in 2014

Happy-New-Year-2014

Happy New Year!  While you are busy making a list of all of the amazing things you plan to accomplish in 2014, here are 9 things that you should definitely NOT do this year. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Pumpkin Spice Applesauce

pumpkin spice applesauce
With so many crisp apples and pumpkins a plenty, I thought I would add a twist to my usual applesauce recipe by adding some pumpkin puree.  My little taste tester gave it a thumbs up and I’m sure your kids will love it too! Continue reading

How To Make The Cutest Jack-O-Lantern Ever

Fruit Jack-O-Lantern

Candy’s not the only fun treat to enjoy on Halloween!  I make these adorable Fruit Jack-O-Lanterns each year and kids love them!  They are always a huge hit at Journey’s parties.  Follow the step-by-step directions below and be the center of attention at your Halloween bash! Continue reading

Ghosts, Goblins & Granola: 5 Alternatives to Candy for Trick-Or-Treaters

You would think that a holiday celebrated by eating candy would be among the least favorite in a household with a kid that doesn’t eat it.  But oddly enough, Journey is actually quite fond of Halloween.  She loves the decorations, the costumes and greeting trick-or-treaters.   But because my kid doesn’t eat candy, in good conscience, I don’t give it out.  Instead, I have come up with a few great alternatives to candy for Halloween trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Continue reading

Great Alternatives to Sugary Snacks for Kids

Snacks don’t have to be super sweet for kids to enjoy them.  Here are some of Journey’s favorite snacks:

GoGo squeeZ Applesauce

Annie’s Homegrown Whole Wheat Bunnies (crackers)

Horizon Organic Cheese Sticks

That’s It Fruit Bar

Gnu Flavor & Fiber Cinnamon Raisin Bar

Popcorn (plain)

Fage 2% Plain Yogurt (tip: Add fresh fruit and a bit of honey or agave nectar to naturally sweeten)

Fresh fruit

Nature’s Path Organic Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastries

Vruit Apple Carrot Blend Juice (tip: Be sure to dilute any natural fruit juice with 50% water to cut the amount of natural sugar)