The Vibrant Health Podcast: Episode #34 - Mold Illness 102 //

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Today, Jessica and I are joined by our good friend Lori Roop. Lori actually joined us back on episode #30 and spoke about Mold Illness and CIRS, which is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. If you haven’t listened to that […]


25 Gluten-Free Recipes for Cinco De Mayo //

  Any excuse to party is good enough for me! Besides, my kids love Mexican food and even though we likely are missing the entire point of Cinco De Mayo, we will make it a day to enjoy some good food. Each week we enjoy Taco Tuesday and never grow tired of it. My boys […]


Mouth-Watering Decadent Chocolates For Mother's Day //

I just watched the movie Chocolat‘ this weekend with my sweetie. It’s a sweet story of a woman who relocates with her young daughter to a stifled town and brings it to life with her amazing chocolatiere. Why the chocolaterie has not remained a staple shop in every town across America, I’ll never know. Thankfully, […]

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Taco Tuesday: A Family Tradition

by lydia on April 30, 2016

Taco Tuesday: A Family Tradition //

Taco Tuesday has become a family tradition in my home. My boys look forward to it every single week. Somehow, it never gets old either. There is just something about ritual and tradition that can be so comforting, and so fun. Sneaky Nutrition One of my favorite things about Taco Tuesday (besides how easy and […]


Healthy Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

by lydia on April 25, 2016

Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipes //

Did you know it was National Zucchini Bread Day? I honestly have absolutely no idea why, but it sure is a good excuse to enjoy one of my favorite sweet baked breads. I grew up with homemade zucchini bread – my mom was an avid baker and this one was one of my faves. I’ve […]


The Vibrant Health Podcast: Episode #33 - Safe Feminine Hygiene //

Today we’re talking about an intimate topic for women (but we’ll have lots of humor too), but for the men out there, you’ll want to read this too and pass it on to the women in your life – your wife, your partner, your daughter, your sister, your mother, or your aunt. Most women probably […]


How To Feel & Look Amazing [ My 3rd & 4th Stitch Fix ] //

I had so much fun sharing my last Health & Fashion post with you and got a lot of great feedback. Clearly, this a topic that we ladies can resonate with and make the connection to our overall well-being is pretty amazing, wouldn’t you say? My good friend Julie-Anne summed it up nicely in a […]


How To Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

by lydia on April 12, 2016

How To Make Homemade Taco Seasoning //

I don’t know about your family, but my family has Taco Tuesday every single week. In light of this, I chose to come up with my own homemade taco seasoning blend. Both to save some money, time and avoid unwanted ingredients often found in most store-bought spice blends. Why You Should Make Your Own Taco […]


The Vibrant Health Podcast: Episode #32 - Sugar Cravings //

Ahhh, sugar cravings. This is something that almost every person alive today has experienced at some point in their life. While some people may be able to ignore their sugar cravings, other people may find themselves continually caving to their body’s demands for sugar. In today’s episode, Jessica and I talk about sugar cravings and […]

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5 All-Inclusive Steps to Ditching Processed Foods //

One of the best steps you can take towards better health is to simply ditch processed foods and transition to real whole foods. To some, that could mean entirely gutting your pantry leaving nothing left to utilize in your kitchen and needing to make a clean start. In an effort to help those who want […]