I think everyone, would like a healthier, simpler and yummier lifestyle. I know I would!
As a wife and mother of two precious but on-the-go toddlers, my life can be quite hectic! I don’t get much sleep, I am constantly on the move, and normally running around from here to there trying to keep everything together. Sometimes, that can be easier said than done.
No matter how busy my life gets, I keep my goal close to heart, and focus on the food that I provide for my family.
My desire to provide healthy, yummy food for my family along with some nagging digestive issues I have personally dealt with for many years has lead me to the rules I live by:
- Cook with fresh, natural whole foods
- Avoid items at the grocery store with ingredient lists over 5 items (give or take), or mystery ingredients (ie. items I have trouble pronouncing). Pretty much just avoid all processed foods which contain all the yuck!
- Avoid low fat or light items and go for the natural full fat version and consume in moderation
- Consume recommended amounts of healthy fat. I don’t believe in dieting as it is not sustainable
- Most, if not all of my meals are dairy, soy, corn and gluten free
- It’s okay to indulge a little. A square of dark chocolate and red wine…yum! and hello antioxidants
Over the past 10 years, I have been collecting and tweaking recipes, creating my own recipes that are fast, simple and delicious as well as learning all that I can on natural, healthy and non allergenic whole foods. I have been working through my digestive issues and healing my body with whole foods and the elimination of allergens.
I believe that a whole diet consisting of fresh ingredients and limiting “allergen” foods in general can greatly help anyone feel and live a happier lifestyle as well as maintain a healthy body weight (never dieting).
I hope through my blog, that I can help people looking for a healthier whole food diet or provide assistance to those who are suffering from digestive issues (as I did for so many years) . I look forward to sharing my posts, advice (what works for me!), recipes, and my love of food and happy life moments.
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HOLLIE I LOVE IT!!! The recipes are amazing and so true to how we eat here in my home. I am looking forward to trying out the recipes on my family.
Thanks Kellie! That means so much to me 💗I look forward to hearing how you like the recipes. Keep me posted!
How do you make your coconut oil?
Hi Chasity! Thanks so much for the question. I use my blender to make coconut oil or buy organic coconut oil from the health store or online stores like Rockwellswholefoods.com. When I make my own, I normally take around 6 cups of shredded, unsweetened coconut and place into my blender. I blend on high (using my Vitamix tamper to push the coconut down while processing). The process is fairly quick. I then pour the coconut oil into a large glass jar with a tight sealing lid. Hope this info helps!
Thanks again, feedback, comments and questions are always appreciated!
Hollie, so nice talking to you today! You are such an inspiration and I look up to you! Your blog is absolutely fabulous too. (:
Thanks so much Jenny. I had an equally great time getting to know you today! You are are a fabulous person and your photography skills are amazing:) Hope to catch up with you again soon!
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Hi Hollie love the recipes , keep up the good work. I have been pretty much doing your diet except I still eat grains but am thinking of stopping them since reading the Grain Brain book. I will be using your recipes more often now as I progress through this change. Thanks for the recipes they are great.
Thanks so much for the great feedback. I love that you are getting some good use out of my recipes!
You should be able to find some recipes on my site to help with the transition off wheat 🙂
Be sure to send me an email if you have any specific questions when you are transitioning off of wheat!
Hello, Thank you for helping me to reach my goal. I can not find the on-the-go yogurt ANYWHERE! I live in Atlanta but I even checked online. It would make my life a little easier due to the packaging and staying true to my meal plan. HELP Muah
Hi, just wondering if you have a book?
Working on one with somebody now 🙂 – more details to come soon
It’s great to see a blog that doesn’t over complicate healthy dishes. It get’s a little intimidating when I see a huge ingredient list haha.
I work for Pitaya Plus which sells 100% RAW organic Pitaya (Dragon Fruit). It’s a very lovely fruit with great nutritional values and I wanted to know if you’d like to try some?
Thanks for Egg Muffins-Egg & Spinach Cups recipe have a great day:)
I couldn’t agree more! Sometimes simple recipes with few ingredients make the tastiest dishes!
The organic Pitaya sounds delicious. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Hope you enjoyed the egg cups!
I wanted to share a nominate for the Liebster Award with your blog. The award spreads awareness of good content and helps others discover new blogs. Here’s some more info (http://theimpossibleeater.com/2015/01/04/the-liebster-award/) and congrats!
Gianna Felice, of the Impossible Eater
I wanted to share a nomination for the Liebster Award for your blog. The award spreads awareness of good content and helps others discover new blogs. Here’s some more info (http://theimpossibleeater.com/2015/01/04/the-liebster-award/) and congrats!
Gianna Felice, of the Impossible Eater
Hollie, thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge and recipes. Your blog is inspiring me to feed my family better. I love the simple relaxed style of your recipes…super easy for a mom on the go.