the latest

read post

The holidays are upon us, and that means being invited to parties and potlucks… and as busy moms, it can often feel like one more thing on our plate in an already full season. Which is why this year, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite easy holiday appetizers that come together […]

5 Easy Holiday Appetizers

The holidays are upon us, and that means being invited to parties and potlucks… and as busy moms, it can often feel like one more thing on our plate in an already full season. Which is why this year, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite easy holiday appetizers that come together […]

5 Easy Holiday Appetizers

Recipes

The holidays are almost here– and you know what that means… new recipes! I am so excited to kick off the 2022 Holiday Series (we’re calling it that because these recipes are not at all limited to Thanksgiving!) with five new slightly non-traditional but totally delicious recipes for your holiday table. Follow along as the […]

The Healthy Mama 2022 Holiday Series is here!

Recipes

One of the easiest budget swaps I’ve ever made is making my own salad dressing at home. From honey mustard to an Italian vinaigrettes to this family-favorite blender ranch, homemade dressing is easy to make- and easy on the wallet when compared to most high-quality store-bought dressings. Plus- the flavor of homemade is SO much […]

Homemade Herb Ranch Dressing

Recipes

It’s Part 2 of the Cooking In Season series: Winter Edition! In this season, I take you through what’s in season and help you incorporate these flavors into your everyday meals! So grab your notebook, and let’s dive in. LISTEN: Listen on Apple | Listen on Spotify | Listen on Google Play | Listen on […]

Ep. 312: Cooking in Season: Winter

Podcast

Food costs have and continue to rise- and I’m over here talking about how you can SAVE on food… so you might be wondering, eating healthy on a budget sounds Kris, but how does this spending less on groceries (while still eating really well) work in real life?? Here is exactly what we do (and eat!) […]

10 things we do to spend $600 a month to feed our family of four (with LOTS of real, whole foods!)

Budgeting

If you are looking for the coziest winter soup to warm you up on a cool day- I’ve got you! This beef and farro soup is reminiscent of classic beef and barley soup- with farro as a delightful alternative. The simple ingredients make it budget-friendly, as well- this is a recipe you’re going to make […]

Cozy Beef and Farro Soup

Recipes

There are lots of finance experts out there that will tell you exactly how much you should spend on groceries. These numbers might line up with your family’s needs- but they might not. So how do we create a grocery budget that works for your unique family’s needs? In today’s episode, I’m sharing how to […]

Ep. 311: How to create a realistic grocery budget

Podcast

You asked for more easy and budget-friendly breakfasts, and I am so happy to deliver! These Apple Spice steel cut oats cost pennies to make, they’re filling, packed with fiber, warming for winter and even perfect to meal prep for the week ahead (I reheat them in a pan or the microwave with a little […]

Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats (Instant Pot/Slow Cooker)

Recipes

Once upon a time (you know, back in in 2011), I was working at a holistic cooking school, and I brought a version of these cookies in for the rest of the team to try. They became an immediate favorite, so much so that I featured them in my first ever self-published cookbook, Crash Course […]

Cranberry Orange Walnut Breakfast Cookies

Recipes

Many of us are stressed by rising grocery prices– but I promise, you don’t have to be! To kick off the new year, I’m sharing 10 tips to save on groceries (without sacrificing flavor or nutrition)– no coupon cutting necessary! LISTEN: Listen on Apple | Listen on Spotify | Listen on Google Play | Listen […]

Ep. 309: 10 ways to save on groceries this new year

Podcast

What. a. year. This year was full of a LOT of change, travel and shifts in business and in life– and in this episode, I’m sharing a recap of my 2022, along with the top Healthy Mama Kitchen episodes from each month, my favorite things I read, podcasts I listened to and the things that […]

In the Healthy Mama Kitchen this year: 2022 Recap & Best Episodes of the Year

Podcast

It’s the end of the year… it’s about the time we all start thinking of what we want things to look like in the new year, whether it’s new years goals/resolutions or just making some gentle shifts for a healthier, happier life– I want to share the three routines I think you need to put […]

Ep. 308: 3 Routines You Need to Make Meals Easier this New Year

Podcast

The time has come! I’m sharing this year’s TOP LOVED recipes of 2022- the top shared on Pinterest, Instagram and more! Starting with my new favorite cookie recipe… all the way to this year’s TOP recipe (I’m not surprised!). Which one was your favorite?? Share with me over on Instagram! I’ll be taking the week […]

The Most-Loved Recipes of 2022

Recipes

Meet your new Christmas morning breakfast! I know that’s a bold statement, but this coffee cake is SO darn good (and just a little healthier than your traiditional- which is a bonus, right?!). It’s moist and fluffy, with a hint of orange and a signature crunchy, cinnamon sugar crumble topping laced with pecans. It’s easy […]

Orange Pecan Coffee Cake with orange eggnog glaze

Recipes