Author Archives: Erika Barnhill

Persimmons

Persimmons!  Many people are unaware of persimmons.  Growing up in the Midwest, it’s been something I have always known.  My grandma always made persimmon pudding for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it was always a wonderful treat.  I would have to say that persimmons are one of those fruits that you either love or hate.  They […]

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REST

Hello again. I have been thinking a lot about REST and how that plays a huge roll in our health journey.  We have believed so many lies about REST.  If we rest, we are lazy.  NOT TRUE.  If we rest, we will not accomplish all that needs to get done.  NOT TRUE.  If we rest, […]

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September News

Hello my health friends. Can you believe September is almost here?  This year has had its ups and downs, and sometimes it has felt as if the year is moving at turtles pace.  However, there have also been times where it has been flying by.  All the buzz for months has been talk of the […]

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Kids Health

Kids health is so important and even moreso today.  Your child/children need help making healthy choices each day.  They start this life depending on us as mothers to supply their every need.  They need us to help them make healthy choices as they grow up. Why is it important to feed our children healthy foods?  […]

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Quinoa

Quinoa, it’s one of my favorite go to grains.  It’s quick and easy to make, it’s very versatile, it’s tasty, and it’s a good source of plant protein.   I keep quinoa on hand as a staple pantry item at my house.  There are different kinds of quinoa as well  There is red, black, and […]

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Fun and Comfort

Everyone needs to do something fun and enjoy comfort food at times. During this time of quarantine we thought it would be fun to do a “make your own pizza station.” This is actually a comical thing in our house, because we have several food sensitivity issues. Some of us can’t eat gluten, some of […]

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Roasted Nuts and Seeds

Looking for some healthy snack options during quarantine. Roasting nuts and seeds is a great way to fuel well and it’s a yummy snack. You can use whatever spices you like and change it up. You can use a variety of nuts as well. I used this recipe as a guideline, but did my own […]

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Juice Plus

Juice Plus, is it for you? Juice Plus is a whole-food based nutrition. I am a person who is very intentional about the food the goes in my mouth and there are days I still don’t get enough fruits and veggies with my food intake. The recommended daily intake of fruits per day is 1.5-2 […]

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Salad Bar

Dinner doesn’t need to be a big elaborate spread of things. We had a salad bar night and it was a hit. I’ve always wished that I could have someone keep a salad bar always prepared and ready to eat. Well that will likely always be a wish. I prepared this one myself with the […]

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Cilantro Lime Chicken

This is a crowd pleaser! You can use this Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe for bowls, main dish with sides, use it on salads, and even in a tortilla soup. Make a large batch and use it multiple ways throughout the week for healthy meals. My family made cilantro lime chicken bowls with quinoa, avocado, onion, […]

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Sloppy Joe Bowl

These are super yummy. I would highly recommend making these for dinner one evening. You can make the Sloppy Joe portion ahead of time and reheat on the stove for later in the week when you’re ready to have this meal. Spaghetti squash is yummy and nutritious. If you have an instant pot, you have […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  As the new year is starting, I know we are all thinking of our resolutions and how we can make changes and help ourselves to be better.  So many people make resolutions to eat better and exercise or exercise more, but end up falling off the wagon a month or so into […]

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Self Care

As we are coming to the end of the year and things are really busy, it’s a good time to think about self-care.  I don’t know if you are like me, I love to help and serve others, but sometimes get exhausted from putting others first.  It’s important that we take care of ourselves in […]

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5G and Health

Health is more than just what we eat.  I have been following information on 5G technology for quite a while now and it is something that really concerns me.  I’m all for progress and new things, but we have gotten a little crazy in our society about needing everything right here, right now.  I appreciate […]

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Winter Cranberyy Apple Salad

Do you ever get bored with the same old standard salad? If you’re looking for a salad that’s not the norm and that’s tasty, this one is sure to please. I found this recipe on sixsisterstuff.com and it’s really tasty. I changed it up just a bit, (that’s what I do with almost all recipes […]

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Carrot Slaw

I found this recipe in a kids cook book and made some changes to it that I liked and fit our family better. I enjoy changing up recipes if they aren’t exactly what I prefer or need changed to meet my families needs. This carrot slaw is really yummy. It can be a simple side […]

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Garlic Butter Cauliflower

Garlic Butter Cauliflower is a favorite side dish in our home.  It’s easy, quick, healthy, and tasty.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.  Cauliflower also has a lot of benefits too.  Here are a few benefits to adding cauliflower to your diet. Cauliflower benefits: It has cancer fighting properties, boosts […]

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Ground Turkey Vegetable Hash

This is a simple meal for the whole family. What you need: 1 pound ground turkey 2-3 small-medium sweet potatoes 3-4 red potatoes 1 bag of frozen green beans 1 medium zucchini (You can really use about any vegetables you like) Salt Pepper Braggs organic sprinkle What to do: Brown the ground turkey and set […]

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Mexican Hash

Hey everyone! This is a yummy dish I just threw together for my family a couple days ago and it was a hit. I’ll be honest, I’m not great at following recipes and I just made this up as I went along so the measurements aren’t exact. So I browned 1 pound of grass fed […]

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Product Awareness

Good morning!  I didn’t plan to blog again so soon, but as I was reading an article this morning about energy drinks and their effects. I felt that people need to be aware of the dangers of them.  I see so many young people drinking these energy drinks and the high caffeine in them is […]

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