Summer has officially begun!

...and ready or not, so have summer sports!   Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors. Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxation.  When I think of summer, I think of hammocks and beaches.  My first day of having kids home on summer vacation went like this: … [Read more...]

When Temptation Stikes, Hope for a Line!

  Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors.   Temptation is lurking on every corner.  The corner that tempted me the other night, had a DQ on it.  The way my evening transpired was a recipe for  disaster.  I left work and went shopping with two of my kids.  We headed straight for the mall, then finished up with a trip to Target and the grocery store.  The kids grabbed a small snack, but I … [Read more...]

Green “Moothie”

This blog post is from one of my contributors Sara. Yes, that’s how my son says “smoothies.”  He begs for them!  Seriously, both you and your kids can benefit from a daily green smoothie. It's a great way to get veggies into a picky eater (adult or child!)  I got on the smoothie kick as part of a cleanse after attending a detox seminar at Red Mountain Spa (awesome place) and reading the book … [Read more...]

Are you eating this super food?

Post by Katie C., blog contributor A food I’ve come to love over the past year is Greek yogurt.  I had heard about all of its great health benefits (good source of calcium, high in protein, essential bacteria), but I was still eating the sugar-filled American version.  At first I didn’t quite know how to use Greek yogurt, but I soon found it to be extremely versatile.  I now eat it almost every … [Read more...]

A Time for Giving

This post is from Roger, a regular contributor to this blog. Happy Holidays Everyone. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a joyous and safe New Year. Christmas is truly a season for giving. I have found as I've gotten older that it really is so much more meaningful to give than to receive. So, in order to spread joy this season, I'm going to give you that opportunity! So many of you have … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Conondrum

Hi there, this is Katy one of Dustin's blog contributors.  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love all of the family traditions that go along with the holidays, but there is one tradition that I seriously thought about cancelling this year.  It's our annual Christmas cookie baking weekend.  My mom, my sister, and our 5 young children all get together for a full weekend of baking.  … [Read more...]

Going Gluten Free

Hi, this is Liz one of Dustin's contributors. Up until about 2 months ago I have never really worried about food allergies, now I'm obsessed!  About 7 months ago I started having a lot of GI tract issues.  Mostly early in the morning when I was out for a run.  It got so bad that I planned all my runs around local bathrooms.  It eventually got so bad I knew I wasn't going to be able to train for … [Read more...]

Replace 7 Non-Value-Added “Foods” in 7 Days with Healthier Alternatives

       Shelly's Simple Suggestions     Yesterday I went to buy a few groceries and one of the things on my list was REAL maple syrup.  I have been eliminating processed foods from my kitchen as best I can for a while now.  Eating “whole” is pretty standard for me now (with planned cheat times), but the hardest part in the household are things I exposed the kids to in an effort to get the … [Read more...]

Baked Apples Recipe

This post is made by Kim, one of Dustin's contributors: Temptation is lurking EVERYWHERE!  The ends of all the aisles in the grocery stores are full of ingredients for holiday baking.  There is Christmas candies and snack cakes stacked and ready to get thrown in to your cart in the check out lanes.  It's so easy to feel deprived when you are trying to keep on eating clean and there is so many … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

This post is made by Kim, one of Dustin's contributors: In our house, it gets difficult to find a recipe that everyone can eat.  My husband and son can not eat gluten.  I modified a recipe for pumpkin pie, and made it so we all could enjoy it.  This recipe is not only gluten free, it is also dairy free and sugar free.  … [Read more...]