The Dirt on Potatoes

The Dirt On Potatoes | simplerootswellness.com

I hesitated to write this post for many reasons. Not because potatoes are unhealthy but because we, as Americans, consume them in unhealthy ways and in unhealthy amounts.They are the nation’s most popular vegetable. So what is the real dirt on potatoes? Are potatoes healthy? Let’s answer the questions on whether we should eat them, how much and what kinds. … 

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Raspberry Muffins

Happy Monday! I’m back, just not in full swing. With three kids and a hubby I have to be back in the kitchen, ready or not. I must say, bless everyone who brings a new momma a meal, like seriously. I don’t think my family would have eaten had it not been for the lovely food… 

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New Uses for Kitchen Utensils

Convenience is what we all look for. We strive to find ways to be more efficient – quicker, better, faster. The same goes for cooking. Sometimes it seems as if there isn’t enough time in the day to prep and cook a meal and so we resort to convenience foods, which in the end can… 

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Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies

 Soft, chewy, gooey, blueberry bliss all wrapped up into one petite cookie. Shall I even mention healthy? If you can put dessert and healthy in the same category, but we will leave that debate for another conversation and just roll with it. But seriously, these turned out better than I imagined. Let’s be honest, I’ve… 

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Auden Faith Schirm Has Arrived

“For you are fearfully and wonderfully made.” She’s here! Auden Faith made her grand appearance into the world on Tuesday July 15th at 12:01 pm, weighing in at 6 pounds 1 ounce and 21 inches long she looks just like her daddy and is everything we could have ever dreamed! After two difficult births with our… 

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The Essentials For Replenishing Lost Electrolytes

It’s the heat of the summer, mid July, temperatures are soaring everywhere, sports camps are in full swing, marathons are happening, and sweat is flying. A common pick-me-up during these summer activities are sports drinks. The isles of grocery stores are littered with neon colored, sugar-laden beverages promising to provide all of the nutrients needed to… 

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Buttery Sweet Corn, Tomato and Feta Salad

It’s true, we are officially a redneck family. My husband informed me that we have pumpkins growing in our yard where he threw out the rotting ones from last fall. Here’s the visual on our yard, we seriously have no grass, just sand, weeds and more sand. You wouldn’t guess we live in the heartland,… 

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Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Remix

Have you seen the latest salad hit in the grocery store isles? Chopped salads. It really is quite an amazing thing, especially for someone who doesn’t like to gnaw on huge hunks of dark leafy greens. The concept of simply chopping up those leaves and other veggies into very small pieces is genius in helping… 

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FEEDING

Feeding Our Children’s Minds

I’m running low on steam. This baby has been roasting for 39 weeks and counting which is amazing for me, (more on this to come) and I have hit a wall. Sluggish, tired, waddling, and did I mention tired. Hence why the wellness Wednesday posts may slow down for a few weeks. Hopefully soon you… 

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Shrimp BLT Salad

I hope everyone had a lovely fourth of July weekend! It was the most beautiful weather here, which is pretty incredible this time of the year in the midwest. Usually perspiration starts beading up on your face the instant you walk outside in the humidity but luckily we had a few days off from that…. 

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken

Earlier this week I had mentioned that our local town was holding it’s annual celebration. Now, while nothing spectacular when you live in a town of 5,000, the kids still find enjoyment in riding the decades old faux train cars (pulled by a golf cart) and going to the local parade filled with local businesses,… 

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