Healthy Steps

Healthy living is smart living! Whether you’re looking for healthy food or development tips for the family, you will find it here.

  • Whole Wheat Carrot Apple Muffins


    I love muffins in a big way. I love even more when I can pretend that a muffin is “healthy”. So enter a muffin WITH VEGETABLES in it, that my kids think is a treat, that is easy, and that also has whole wheat flour, applesauce, and honey in place of refin

  • Burlap Wall Decor


    I wanted to create a holiday craft that could be neutral so I could use it for any holiday I want. I like to make crafts that can be kept up all year round and just change out the sentiment on it.

  • Triple Berry Scones!


    These scones are the perfect way to greet the day!  I love enjoying one with a rich cup of coffee first thing in the morning.  They are easier to pull off than you'd think and everybody will think you are super fancy in that Joy the Baker kinda way.

  • 2 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs


    Ever get invited to a party and or pot luck dinner and don’t know what to bring? I can tell you I have been in that spot way too many times! Now I like to think of myself as the 2 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs kind of girl.

  • Energy Bites in the BLIZZARD ZONE


    I usually make a healthy muffin or a quick bread, but a few weeks ago I tried this recipe I found on Healthy Appetites for Energy Bites that my children absolutely love!

  • Valentines Day Ideas


    The day of hearts and love is coming in just less than three weeks! Do you decorate? Do you need a gift idea? Do you want to make a tasty treat? Well here are loads of cute Valentines day ideas to get you in the mood!

  • How to Declutter a Room Step by Step


    Our kitchen is the hub of our home.  We spend a lot of our time eating there, fixing meals, doing crafts, and homeschooling.  It’s no wonder that it’s a place that collects stuff.  

  • Ice Suncatchers: Winter Crafts


    Such a pretty and special craft that not only reminds us of how beautiful our season can be and how in fact, there are plenty of wonderful things to do in the cold weather!

  • 13 Delicious Salads


    One of my New Years Resolutions this year is to be more creative with serving veggies and side dishes at dinner, so I thought I pull together some delicious looking Salad Recipes.

  • Pasta Fagioli Soup


    It's COLD so why not make as many soups as possible to get us through these bitter days.  It's the perfect way to greet the end of the day - or the middle of the day - or heck, it's freezing, heat some up for breakfast!     

  • Savory Beef Stroganoff Recipe


    Although Christmas may have come and gone, I know that the cold winter is only half way over. During this time of year, I love cooking warm filling meals that make tasty leftovers and can come together easily.

  • A Jingle Bell Painted Art Project for Kids


    A Fun Holiday Art Project for Kids! The holidays are a great time for a creative art project for kids. Use the holiday as an excuse to spend quality time creating art projects together!

  • Raspberry Jam & Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce


    Merry Christmas! I know I’m EXACTLY one week early but its about to get crazy here as we start the Christmas Tour 2014. Learn how to make my homemade jam and hot fudge!

  • Pretend Play Elf Workshop


    Written by This pretend play elf workshop is a part of the Big and Little Pretend Play series. Make sure to check out all of the pretend play ideas (we had some really fun ones!) When the kids were younger I used to spend hours

  • 7 Ways to Decorate Your Porch for the Holidays

    You can make your porch look festive and inviting on a budget, even if you aren’t the most crafty or decorative person. Here is how you can get started!

  • Easy apple cheese danish squares


    Sweetened cream cheese, cinnamon-spiced apples, crispy pastry crust. There is nothing not to like about this recipe for danish squares.

  • DIY - Gift Card Envelope


    Gift giving time! I know a lot of people find giving gift cards not very personable, but have you ever received a gift card and not felt good about it? Not me!

  • 3-D paper snowflakes {101 Days of Christmas}


    I love these 3-D snowflakes, and while they’re a bit labor intensive, this is the perfect craft to keep older kids busy for a few hours.

  • DIY Pinecone Turkey Name Holder


    I’m excited to be here today with this cute little Pinterest inspired Thanksgiving craft! Can you believe Thanksgiving is a little less than 3 weeks away!! I can’t believe this year is almost over!

  • Letter A Activity: Apple Stamping


    Working on letter recognition can be really fun. Today’s letter of the week is A and today’s Letter A activity is apple stamping.

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