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5 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

Low Carb, Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Comfort food is called “comfort food” because of the feelings it envokes; food can calm nerves, relieve stress and brighten moods. Food can warm up our bodies when it is brutally cold and bitter outside. Food is also a great way to bring people together for fellowship and community. Most people tend to reach for food that is higher in carbohydrates during times like these, but when you are following a low carb or keto diet, you still can crave…

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7 In Food

Simple and Healthy On the Go Summer Snacks

Summer is officially here in New England and we couldn’t be happier! Although we technically are year round homeschoolers, we do take a longer stretch off in the summer, and really look forward to it. We enjoy spending most of our days outside during the summer months and beyond. Because we live on the East Coast, there are so many things do do during the summer months that we otherwise can’t. We can visit our local splash pads and Dinosaur Place,…

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8 In Ketogenic Lifestyle/ Natural Mom

Natural Keto Friendly Coffee | Focus, Energy, Weight Loss

Coffee…how I love thee. Seriously, I am a bit obsessed with coffee. And not even because I have seven children and need the caffeine – I could drink decaf all day as long as it is strong and delicious. Waking up early in the morning is so much easier when I know I have a strong cup of coffee waiting for me! Since implementing a keto lifestyle, I have gone back and forth with my choice of creamers. I obviously…

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9 In Family

Save on Prescription Medicine For Your Family

If your family takes any prescription medicine at all, then you know prescriptions can get expensive. If you have a large family, like I do, and everyone gets sick at the same time – you may need an oxygen mask when you go to pick up all your prescriptions! Granted, we do our best to stay healthy and boost our immune systems, so we rarely need prescription medicine, but there are times when it is the best choice for what…

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11 In Food/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

A Simple Way to Feed Your Family Healthy Food

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? If you have been around here for any amount of time, you likely know how passionate I am about healthy living. I am a busy homeschooling mom of seven, with an online business…but I still make my health and the health of my family a top priority. I have always had a passion for health and nutrition, as far as I can remember. I even went to college with a premed…

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9 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

5 High Fat Foods To Help You Lose Weight

We have heard it before: Gram for gram, fat has more than twice the calories of protein or carbohydrates, and eating too many calories leads to weight gain; therefore, people should eat less fat. Right? Not so fast. While reducing calories does work for short-term weight loss, sustainable, long-term weight loss is a bit more complicated. According to the The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, long-term weight loss depends on how the body processes and interacts with food and all its nutrients, not just its calories. How else could…

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11 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

New Year Health and Fitness Challenge

It is hard to believe that the New Year is already here! This past year flew by in some aspects and slowly crept along in others. Right? My family experienced so many changes this year – some unexpected and other planned out and executed. At this time last year, I had a brand new baby and now she is already a year old! It’s been interesting juggling seven kids with all we have had going on over the year. But,…

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14 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

Instant Pot Low Carb Beef Stew

Thank goodness for this Instant Pot beef stew recipe! After starting a Keto diet, I was missing my favorite comfort foods. Typically, beef stew consists of lots of carbs, which isn’t something you want to indulge in when trying to maintain ketosis. Thankfully, this beef stew allows me to indulge without feeling any guilt! A traditional beef stew, with fall-apart tender beef, vegetables, and rich broth, is almost impossible to pull off on a weeknight. It can take two to three…

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7 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle/ Natural Mom

Free Ditch The Sugar Challenge

SUGAR… I have a love-hate relationship with sugar. I mean, I love chocolate…really love it. Cookies, and brownies, and cakes are my weakness. But I also hate sugar for the way it makes me feel. It’s so addictive! And I can’t stand the sugar crashes after the spikes. It’s always been a crazy cycle for me: cutting back on sugar so I can feel better and then giving in to temptation and going overboard. After starting a Keto diet, I…

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0 In Healthy Living/ Natural Mom

5 Simple Changes For A More Natural Lifestyle

I’ve always been pretty health conscious, even as a teenager. I grew up playing on sports team and being heavily invested in health and science. I had every intention of being a doctor for many, many years. Then, I started having children and put my dream of being a doctor on a permanent hold. However, that didn’t stop me from continuing my journey of health and wellness.   When I became a mom, it started to become even more important…

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