Cranberry Clementine Sauce

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: My Thanksgiving menu wouldn’t be complete without Cranberry Clementine Sauce. If you think you don’t like cranberry sauce, read on. I have childhood memories of a can-shaped cranberry sauce. Of course I didn’t like it. Heck, I didn’t even want to taste it. If […]

3 Popular (Biological) Reasons to Crave Sugar

The following is an edited excerpt from Lisa Grace Byrne’s newly released book, Replenish: Experience Radiant Calm and True Vitality in Your Everyday Life: So here’s the thing—we all know that sugar isn’t good for our bodies. We know sugar makes us feel stressed, anxious, spacey and gain weight.  We can have all the willpower […]

Break the Sugar Habit Challenge {Final Check In}

Today’s the last day of the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge…are you excited? To be honest…I haven’t been 100% sugar free this week. I was telling a friend last night — during my first restaurant meal in a month! — that I’ve never been very good at following the rules just because they’re there, and […]

Evaluating Natural Sweeteners {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

We’re wrapping up the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge this week, and today I want to share some more research about sugar alternatives and natural sweeteners. To be clear, I strongly believe that the risks of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin and Splenda outweigh any possible benefit. Because these are chemically processed and about […]

Real Life & Long-Term Changes {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

We’re down to the last week of the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge, and I’m starting to think about what life will look like moving forward: Was this challenge just a “fun” distraction for a month that seemed like a cool and trendy thing to do, or will it have a lasting impact on our […]

Break the Sugar Habit Challenge {Third Week Check In}

Just one more week to go for the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge…is it getting easier or harder for you to avoid sugar? We were home for most of this week and that definitely reduced the pressure and stress I was feeling last week about trying to maintain the challenge while out and about. However, […]

More Benefits of Eliminating Refined Sugar {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

Join us for the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge in June! On Monday I shared the benefits that I am — or am not — experiencing so far from eliminating all added sugars from my diet. Today I want to share some additional benefits that other people have shared from their own experiences: Benefits of […]

The Benefits of Eliminating Refined Sugar {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

When we set the schedule for the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge, I had hoped that by now — two weeks into the challenge — I would have a long list of benefits to share with you from my own experience. I do have a couple, but they’re maybe not as clearly defined as I […]

Break the Sugar Habit Challenge {Second Week Check In}

We’re two weeks into the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge…how are you doing so far? If I’m being completely honest, I’m a bit worn out this week! I haven’t dealt with too many sugar cravings, and (surprisingly!) I’m not actually struggling with the sugar itself, but trying to feed my family while avoiding added sugar […]

More Recipes and Food Ideas {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

Join us for the Break the Sugar Habit Challengein June! Earlier this week I shared my thoughts about food as a moral issue, how food restrictions affect relationships and our on-the-go menu plan for this week. Today, I wanted to share some more recipes and resources with you to encourage you throughout this challenge! Recipes […]