Food for Thriving


Dinner Changes Everything {with a Giveaway!} 10

There’s this magical time that we all get every day : it’s called dinner. The great thing is, it doesn’t have to be a fancy meal around a fancy table to have the magic. It could be pizza at the white picnic tables at Costco, or a quick meal standing […]


Low Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Oh cauliflower, we’re seeing it pop up ALL over as a healthier alternative, aren’t we? Cauliflower mashed potatoes, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower alfredo sauce and cauliflower breadsticks—-just a few of the ways cauliflower is used in place of heavier foods. But is it really all that healthy?! Today I thought we’d […]


New Seasons Market, Seattle’s Newest Treasure 4

Recently this Mama of 3 little ones took her first solo rode-trip (ever!) to visit New Seasons Market in Portland. After featuring so many local farmers here on NW Healthy Mama, it was a dream come true to be in a store where the local grower/creator/small business owner is celebrated. […]


Nutrition is the Hardest Part

Throughout my years of coaching, I have worked with such a wide variety of women, backgrounds, fitness histories and different stages in life. It’s simply beautiful. Yet one thing appears to be consistent across the board: nutrition is the hardest part. It seems unanimous that knowing what foods to choose […]


Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Cranberries

Over the weekend, we did a huge family grocery shopping trip and of course, I couldn’t help but pick up my first Butternut Squash of the season. Ideally we would’ve grown it ourselves, but since we’re still waiting for a building permit (I need to write a post about building […]


5 Things That Help Our Kids Stay Fueled For A Life Full Of Play

Walking along a trail with a good friend this weekend, during one of our ladies hikes, we started talking about our kids nutrition.  Stepping carefully over wet rocks and hoisting ourselves over down trees, we agreed how important it is for our kids to have great nutrition, but be able […]


Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies 4

Breakfast cookies are the number one thing we bake together around here. They’re usually a one bowl recipe, they’re inexpensive to make, usually fairly healthy and super versatile, which makes them great for those times when I don’t want to grocery shop. If you can keep some old fashioned oats, coconut […]