kids lunch

Unjunk Your Kid’s Lunchbox

It’s that time of year again. You’ve likely done all your back to school shopping, bought new school supplies, and maybe even splurged on a new outfit for the first day of school. But what if I told you the most important way to prepare our kids for back to school had to do with…

recipe for basic tomato sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato sauce is one of the delightfully simple basic ingredients that is great to keep in the pantry because of its versatility. By simply tweaking the herbs and spices you combine with the sauce, you’ll be able to make a wide range of culinary delights. It’s also a great way to use the tomatoes you’ve…

Food….I’m not in the mood…but I will be!

Food. It’s a love/hate thing, right? This week, I’ve hated food. I am thankful for the wonderful support Leah, Alysa, Andrea, and my fellow Mamavation Mom gals have given. But I have to say, I have been super frustrated with the whole exchange idea. I dread every. single. bite. that goes into my mouth. It’s…

It’s All About the Food

Wow. Week one has come and gone and week two is almost over. To say that I am learning a lot is a complete understatement!! This week has been a total focus on what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat it (and with what!). I am a little overwhelmed with all…

Fueling the Machine

It’s week 2 of being a Mamavation Mom, and woah do I feel some major differences. First, I feel better all around. I’m still tired (remember, I have a 2 month old), but I have energy. That seems contradictory, but it’s completely true. When I’m climbing the stairs around 2 am, I find that there’s…

Wake Up With Stonyfield Blogger Ambassador Announcement

Disclaimer: Bookieboo LLC is being compensated to host a blogger search for Stonyfield. As a network, we do NOT work with food companies that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the consumable part of the product. So you can rest assured that this client has met our standards. Also please note any time you Tweet,…

5 easy ways to help you understand food labels

How to Read Food Labels

Heading to the grocery store? Don’t forget your glasses. There’s a lot of label reading to be done. From so-called natural pasture-raised chicken to sustainable dolphin-friendly tuna, it’s a jungle out there. Still, decoding food labels doesn’t require a PhD…though sometimes can feel like it should. The only food label logo that is both strictly…

You Are What You Eat!

So upon becoming a Mamavation Mom I knew I would have to make some changes to my diet. In the past I always thought I “ate healthy”, but in retrospect I can see that I made a lot of unhealthy choices that not only added to my weight problems, but also affected my ability to…