Wild Orange Essential Oil Snack Idea

OK Moms, it’s snack time and what do you grab? Walk away from the Gold Fish and try this yummy, healthy treat today. My kids LOVE apples with Wild Orange in their lunches or after school. It’s completely refreshing, energizing, and helps shift to a positive mood because of the doTERRA Wild Orange oil in it. Try it and tell me what you think!   🍊 Why I Love Wild Orange 🍊 It’s great for mood (not that we ladies are every moody),

Are Your Tired of Fad Diets?

Recently when I did a Google search for “books on healthy eating,” I was shocked to see that 159 MILLION options were available! With such an overabundance of resources in this area, why in the world am I writing another one to add to someone else’s Google search? Do we really need one more guide for eating healthier?   I have asked myself these questions numerous times. The conclusion I’ve come to is this: I’m frustrated…with the wealth of information and knowledge

One Habit that Will Drastically Improve Your Eating

We have no shortage of information as it relates to healthy nutrition. It’s fairly easy to get lost and overwhelmed in all the content—including the countless recipes and plans that are easily accessible.  To avoid the pitfall of information-overload, keep a clear context in your sight at all times.  Context will guide you…keeping you on track and helping you reach your health and weight-loss goals. Context profoundly simplifies and declutters your life by giving you one main thing to focus

Drink More to Eat Less

Did you know that if you drink more you will actually burn more fat, eat less, and even lose weight?   And I’m not talking about drinking more wine or beer!   I’m talking about water.   Water itself doesn’t have any magical properties that burn fat, but it is definitely connected to your body’s ability to burn fat properly and to maintain a healthy weight.   Your body is made up of 60% water.  Most of us walk around dehydrated because we are either too busy to

When You’re Stuck, #ResetWithMe

Anytime someone chooses honesty and authenticity it’s risky.  Each of us have different “lenses” due to life experiences and/or faith that we evaluate others through.   Although being authentic and real may feel risky, but it’s far more satisfying and freeing to be “you” and let go of what others think you should be or need to be.   Many of us live under layers of fear, shame, and insecurity, exhausted with trying to cover up the ugly, imperfect parts of ourselves – it’s

Busting the Myths on Soy Protein

There are many opinions on soy protein that clutter the internet and those opinions leave us reeling with more questions than answers most of the time.  I don’t wish to clutter it more .  What I do want is to give you facts on what clinical research has shown to be true for years and I want to share with you my own personal experience.  I want to help you on your journey for answer to these deep (and serious

HealthyOates Reese’s Cup Protein Bars

HealthyOates Reese’s Cup Protein Bars   Basic Recipe:    1 cup plain, vanilla, or chocolate doTERRA Trim protein 1 cup oats, + more oats as needed 1/2 cup chopped nuts or cereal 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter 2/3 cup honey or agave ½ cup dark chocolate chips   Optional Mix-Ins to Make it more Hearty:  3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds 3 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds ½ cup unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup dried fruit 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup more almonds, walnuts, or other nut, chopped     Instructions:   1.  Combine all dry ingredients in a

Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles

I LOVE dark chocolate.  And once you go dark, you can’t ever go back.   There are many healthy properties of dark chocolate (I talk about this in my book 5 ALIVE) but this recipes brings so many healthy foods together in one small bite that you can eat these completely guilt-free!   One of my favorite ingredients in this decadent treat is the protein.  This is one of my best health “secrets” – I add protein to everything!   After my first daughter was born

Not Your Momma's Hershey Butter Blossoms

This original recipe  shaped up in my kitchen the other day after playing around with my original HealthyOates Protein Bar recipe.  One of my favorite cookies as a little girl with the Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe.   That recipe is neither healthy nor helping me keep my shape, so I decided to create a tasty version that would offer some healthy benefits!  My “Butter Blossoms” aren’t loaded with butter and bad fat.  Choose

HealthyOates Classic: Spaghetti Quinoa

Tonight was one of those “Uh Oh. What’s for dinner?” nights!!  It’s the end of a busy week, the refrigerator is needing to be restocked, and I didn’t plan ahead!! (I think this has actually been all week, but tonight we just were lower on food so having no plan affected me more!) 🙂   So I thought, Spaghetti!! Perfect!  It’s quick, easy, and takes only 10 minutes! I went to the cabinet to start dinner. Problem!!! No spaghetti noodles, or any