Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe?

Many people turn to artificial sweeteners as a substitute for sugar. It seems like a no-brainer – sweet taste without the calories and without the harmful effects of glucose or fructose. The problem is that most artificial sweeteners have other downsides. They can only serve to exacerbate sugar cravings, and in the research don’t necessarily…

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Peanut Butter Cookies (sweetened with dates)

I know that cutting your sugar intake isn’t easy, so it helps to have some healthier sweet recipes sweetened with natural sweeteners like dates. I love that these peanut butter cookies are so easy to make and really yummy. These can be a great substitute for regular peanut butter cookies and kids like them too!…

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Sometimes it can seem like eating whole and real food is expensive, and it definitely can be. Luckily, there are ways to provide healthy foods without breaking the bank. Here are some of my favorite money saving tips for buying high quality food and eating healthy: 1. Prioritize organic meat and dairy. Due to the…

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Cashew Cream (recipe)

I remember growing up as a kid and having Cool Whip at a 4th of July event at a friend’s house. I thought it tasted delicious – so sweet and cold. I thought it sort of tasted like ice cream. Little did I know at that point, what was in Cool Whip. Cool Whip is…

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Should Soy Be a Part of Your Fertility Diet?

When it comes to soy, the opinions are all over the map with regards to whether you should eat it liberally or steer clear. Despite the myriad of claims in recent years that soy is some sort of miracle food at least somewhat based on the health and longevity of Asian populations, I consider most…

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