Cauliflower Rice Recipe, Delicious!!

A friend of mine told me that you could replace rice with cauliflower and I thought to myself “that’s impossible” but sure enough he was right. It amazes me how creative we get when we are determined to living a healthy lifestyle. 

Last night’s dinner had lots of vegetables because I decided to make a healthy taco without the rice, flour tortilla or meat. 

Instead of meat I used beans. I also replaced rice with my new vegetable cauliflower recipe that is delicious. I used romaine lettuce instead of flour tortillas. And bam, this beauty came out. Yummy!
Check out my cauliflower recipe below:

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower 
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Olive oil
  • Carrots 
  • Onions
  • Cilantro 
  • Scallions

1) First grate the cauliflower either on a box grater or in the food processor until it takes the rice form. 

2) Put olive oil in the pan (enough to coat the bottom of the pan). When the oil is hot, add the cauliflower and add 1/3 cup of water to soften it. Add a little salt and pepper.  Let it sit until the rice is soft. 

3) Now add 2 cloves of garlic, 3 carrots shredded with box grater, 1/2 of a full onion, 1 bundle of scallion and a handful of cilantro. Sautéed everything on the pan with the cauliflower. 

4) When your rice and vegetables are soft, add a little soy sauce until it turns the cauliflower brown. I use a soy sauce from trader joes called Islands. Let it sit for a few minutes and you’re all done. 

5) Now you can eat this delicious meal with lettuce or romaine as a wrap or you can mix it with with a vegetable salad as a side dish. 

Total prep time was approximately 25 minutes. This recipe is for a 3 plate serving.

Try this delicious recipe with your family tonight. You won’t regret it.

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ARK Mommy


Vegetable & Fruit Juice Recipes for Kids


Hi Moms,

I’ve been receiving messages recently with questions on the all natural juices I make for my son. I want to share with you a few juice recipes that I made for my boy when we dived into our juicing journey back in January 2016. Try these juice recipes with your little ones and NEVER buy another store brand juice again!

If you missed my blog post on how to transition your child to a juicing lifestyle, go here:

Before you jump into making these delicious juices for your kids, keep this in mind:

  • Decide TODAY that you will start juicing, write it down, and TAKE ACTION!
  • Make one small change at a time
  • Food shop at the beginning of the week for all the vegetables and fruits you need

  • Be patient, follow your plan, and let your kids fall in love with the homemade juices
  • Consistency is key

Recipes for Kid Juicers- BEGINNERS

What do you need? Any type of juicer. I use a Breville juicer but there’s plenty of options out there. Just pick one that has good reviews and it’s within your budget.

Stage #1: For the first two weeks I recommend you start with FRUIT JUICES ONLY in the morning. Use organic fruits from a local supermarket or buy directly from the Farmers Market which has better prices. You can start replacing store brand juices with all natural homemade fruits juices using:

  • Apples
  • Oranges (peel)
  • Lemon (I use coconut sugar to make a lemonade- peel lemons)
  • Pineapple (cut the skin)
  • Grapefruits (peel)
  • Pears

You can make their juice using one fruit at a time or combine them. My son loves apples with oranges and pineapple with lemon.

This picture was taken on the first day we started juicing as a family. As you see, we used only oranges. I couldn’t believe how fresh and delicious the juice was. When was the last time you saw orange juice look that bright, NEVER!


Stage # 2: After two weeks, start adding some vegetables to the juices but not all at once. At this stage, I used vegetables that were either sweet, salty or had no flavor. Your kids won’t event know what is in the juice because the fruits take over when mixed with these vegetables.

  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Zucchini

RecipeMy recipe is based on a 3 cup serving.

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 grapefruit (peel)
  • 3 apples
  • 3 oranges (peel)
  • 6 sticks of celery


Stage # 3: At this point your child should be adjusting to juicing daily and should be enjoying all or most of the juices that you’re making. This is the right time to add leafy greens and other types of vegetables. Just don’t tell them yet 🙂

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Beets
  • Ginger
  • Wheat Grass
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Broccoli trunk
  • Squash

RecipeMy recipe is based on a 3 cup serving

  • 1/4 of a full beet (do not put more than that or the beet taste will take over)
  • 2 lemons (peel)
  • 4 oranges (peel)
  • 6 stems of celery
  • 2 apples


Tip: Sometimes kids run away at the thought of eating vegetables. When my son would ask me what was in his drink, I would say “lots of vitamins”. If he really wanted to know what was in his juice, I would only tell him the fruits that were in it until he drank it. It wasn’t until he tried that drink once and liked it that I would reveal the vegetables in the juice. It took a while before I told my son exactly what was in his drink. In the beginning, if he was oblivious to the juice recipe he would drink it without a problem. So technically I never lied, I just didn’t reveal all of the information LOL. This is why is even better to start your kids early!

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you found this information helpful to jump start your juicing journey with your kids. Try these recipes with your child at home and post a picture on Facebook tagging ARK Mommy.

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I’ll leave you with this video of my son loving his beets juice. Show it to your kids to inspire them to start juicing NOW!



How Did My Dino Become KID JUICER & How Yours Can Too?


Let me tell you a story about kid juicer…

Since the day that this dino was born he has loved fruits and vegetables. I have pictures of him eating vegetable puree at 6 months and I have footage of him crying for more avocado puree because he ate it all LOL. Although I was a working mom commuting from NJ to NY everyday with a busy schedule, I made it a priority to feed my son healthy foods as soon as he was able to eat solids. The only mistake I did though was introducing my child to store brand juices and candy. A little sugar shouldn’t do a child any harm, right?! I was wrong…

When my son hit the toddler stage 4 years ago, I started buying the sugar-free kid juices (the ones that say “no sugar added” but always left me questioning how they still tasted good). I also used to buy candy from time to time to store it in our pantry. If we were at a supermarket, a friend’s house, at home or anywhere, my son would ask for candy and I would give it to him. My reasoning behind this was that kids were kids and a little sugar was ok but when you add all the sugar they eat daily it’s actually A LOT.

What I did NOT know at that time was that those “sugar-free drinks” had other ingredients that were not good for my dino but what was even worse was seeing my son getting addicted to sugar because those “occasional sugar days” became more frequent. The more sugar and juices I gave my son the more he would crave it and ask for it. I recall seeing a nutritionist back in 2015 in an attempt to get back on track with our healthy plan. I remember so vividly explaining to her that I loved sugar but that I couldn’t keep it away from the house because I didn’t want to “deprive my son from enjoying some sweets”. Really?! I remember her giving me a blank stare and then went on to tell me that sugar wasn’t good for kids so I wasn’t depriving him from anything  and she was 100% right. I was just too ignorant and stubborn at that time to not see that. Even after seeing the nutritionist, nothing really clicked for me until Jan 2016. I wish I would had known better back then to make wiser food and healthy choices for our family but I learned from my mistakes.

Then one day I was online looking at some healthy food YouTube videos and I stumbled upon the Super Juice Me documentary by Jason Vale (great documentary for people who are new to juicing and want to learn about it). If you want to watch the full documentary, go here:

This documentary put everything in perspective for me. I learned about the benefits of healthy juicing, what it did to your body, and how you can start with a few simple recipes. I was so stunned by everything I learned that I bought the Super Juice Me app right away. My mind was racing…Why was I buying store brand juices with lots of unhealthy ingredients in them? Why not make my own juice, all natural, with actual fruits and vegetables? How did I not discover this sooner? Was juicing expensive? Can I afford it? Was it too much work to juice every day? Would by dino like fruit and vegetable juices? How was I going to introduce him to this? Why was no one talking about the importance of juicing in kids? This video really interrupted any belief I had about a healthy diet. I wasn’t sure where to start but all I knew was that I was going to start juicing RIGHT AWAY, not in a week or a month; I was going to start right now! The rest is history.

I purchased a Fusion Juicer initially to get me started but it broke so my husband bought me the Breville Juicer a few weeks later and I started making recipes using the Jason Vale app I purchased. I was so excited! I was doing something completely different from what I was used to. I remember the first juice I made for my son was pure orange juice. I couldn’t believe the difference in taste and color from a store brand juice to an organic, fresh, all natural homemade juice. I started to introduce my family to healthy juicing one step, one vegetable and one day at a time.

These are the few steps I took to turn my son into kid juicer:

  • I stopped buying bottled juices of any kind. I didn’t care how healthy the ingredients were. I made a promise to myself after watching that documentary that I will not buy any juices unless it was homemade. Since then, I have not spent a dime on bottled juices.

Saving Tip: People think it is more expensive to juice because you have to buy a lot of  fruits and vegetables. You actually save by making homemade juices because the money you were once spending on bottled juices is being put towards more fruits and vegetables.

  • I started my son with fruit juices first and then later on began to add vegetables because I wanted to give my son time to get used to this change.You want your kids to love the homemade juices at the beginning and you want them to get excited about this.
  • DO NOT start introducing healthy juices to your kids with lots of spinach, kale, or any green leafy vegetables if they don’t eat it often because that will make your kids hate juicing at the beginning. That’s going to scare them away and the idea of juicing will make them puke! The juices should be sweet and colorful at the beginning. Use the fruits that your kids like. If your kids don’t eat fruits yet, then this will be a good time to start introducing fruits to your kids (just remember to also allow them to eat whole fruits during the day because it’s important for kids to get the fiber from the actual fruit). The less green the juices are at the beginning the better it would be for your kid. Again, this only while your kid transitions from bottled juices to homemade juices.
  • Once my son started getting used to his homemade fruit juices and was enjoying them, I began to add one vegetable at a time to his juice. I started with cucumber because they could barely taste it, then I moved on to carrots, then kale, then romaine lettuce, and once he was fully comfortable with juicing I started adding ginger, beets, squash, and celery. When you start adding the vegetables you will get a sense of what flavors your kid likes better. This will help you make his juices with the fruits and vegetables he prefers.

Remember, you are doing this for your child so it’s important that you pay close attention to what he/she likes and what he doesn’t like so that you can revolve your juice recipes on what your child prefers to drink. DO NOT force this change on your kids. It’s supposed to be fun, exciting, tasty, and educational. 

  • In the beginning my son was juicing during the day and night but I soon realized that juicing at night gave him lots of energy right before he was going to bed. I then decided to juice in the morning only. He gets his vitamins and fiber in the morning with his fruits and vegetables right before he heads out to school. It feels great knowing that your child is ready to tackle his/her day after drinking their healthy juice.
  • There will be times that your kid doesn’t like the juice you made and that’s fine. Let them try it, then drink it in front of them, make a fun game out of it (I usually play the “who drinks it first” game). My son is very competitive so he likes to drink the juice first just to beat me. Make it fun!
  • Do NOT replace water with homemade juice. Your child should drink these homemade juices once a day and should still drink lots of water because water is good for them.
  • Lead by example. Your kids want to be just like you! If you drink the juice, guess what your child will want to do? Drink it too! Make sure you drink the juice first. Show your kid (s) that if you can drink it, so can they.

And here’s what you need to remember when times get tough…

  • Be patient! Do not try to shorten your transition period because you want your kids to love their healthy juices NOW. That’s not the right approach. You have to be patient and let change come about naturally. Everything has to be done on your kid’s timing. When they are ready they will try the juice you made and decide from there if they want to drink it again or try something else. It may take weeks or months before you finally get down all the recipes your kid loves.
  • Be consistent! When you introduce your kids to homemade juices it is very important that you do it EVERY DAY. Yes, you may have to wake up a little earlier to make your child his juice or you may have to stay up a little later but it is all worth it. Kids need consistency when you are changing anything in their daily routine so it’s a must to juice EVERY SINGLE DAY. My family and I drink our healthy juices 7 days a week.
  • It is not easy! You will have to make some sacrifices in the beginning to get your kid (s) to drink their homemade juices but when you see the results of all your efforts you will get motivated to keep going.

What happens when your child becomes kid juicer?

  1. They become more energetic
  2. Glowing and healthier skin
  3. Less sugar cravings
  4. They will learn about fruits and vegetables and how they make them strong
  5. They pick up good healthy habits
  6. Less likely to get a cold or sick

All this is possible for your kids just by adding juices to their morning routines. I think its worth every min, dollar or work that goes into this.

If you love this post, please share it with your friends. And if you’re looking to turn your child into kid juicer, take a picture of your kid drinking their homemade juice and tag ARK Mommy. I want to see as many kids as I can become Kid Juicers!

Thank you for reading my post! Check out new juice recipes on my blog as well. Hope to see you back on my blog soon.




How Did Yoga Change Our Lives?

4 months ago my son and I discovered Yoga. I knew that the gym was not for me and I hated any form of exercise that caused sore muscles or pain (like that’s even possible lol). But I made a decision to improve my health for my family and I, and that meant starting to move my body at night and getting into some sort of work out routine that would help me lose the weight and stay fit. I initially started doing yoga to lose weight but then it became a form of exercise and meditation to bond with my son. I’m a working mom on a budget so I found that coming home late afternoon and spending 30 minutes doing yoga without spending a dime, needing any equipment or leaving my son, wasn’t so bad after all. I knew that anything that resembled the gym was not for me so I was willing to try yoga in hopes I would like it and stick to it in the long run. It was either go all in or go home! 🙂

We never tried yoga before but after reading the “Happy Vegan” book by Russell Simmons I was very inspired and motivated to try this new form of exercise. I wasn’t sure if my son would join me in my new yoga journey but I thought I’ll give it a try and see what happens.

We started doing the 21 day yoga extreme work out at least once every other day. When I started 4 months ago, I weighed 202 pounds. That’s pretty heavy for a 28 year old that is only 5ft tall. I remember going on instagram one day to check out what other yogis were doing and how they started but all I kept seeing was these skinny women doing yoga. That wasn’t stopping me from trying though. If anything it motivated me to push myself and move my body in ways I thought I never would. I was not going to let my weight be an obstacle.

The first few weeks were pretty rough. I couldn’t do any of the yoga poses, my breathing was off, I was getting tired half way through the video, some days I couldn’t even finish the video, and I wasn’t able to keep my balance. I was having a hard time processing this new work out routine. I wasn’t even sure if yoga was really helping me with agility or muscle strength but I kept doing it every other day. One positive thing that I did notice right away was my 4 year old showing a lot of interest in yoga. Although I struggled, he was very good at it. He would practice with me at night and at times he would even encourage me to keep going. When I couldn’t do the yoga pose, my son would show me the pose and say “Mommy, you can do it…like this”. That was my motivation. I kept pushing myself every time I did yoga. Practicing with my son really bonded us in a way that I never thought possible. That’s when we decided to try doing some yoga poses together.

In a few weeks I started seeing a lot of progress. I was more flexible, I was finishing the entire video without so much struggle, I would even do most of the yoga poses in the video. Recently my son and I started practicing doing more of the advanced poses together. We fall, laugh, get up again and try each pose one more time to perfect it, although it is never perfect. We actually enjoy our yoga routine and we look forward to trying something new every night.

Now I weigh 184 lbs and my son and I have developed a new love for yoga. Who would think this 28 year old mommy who is “overweight” (but super healthy) and hated working out would learn yoga?! This experience has taught me:

  • Expose your kids to as many sports and physical activities as you can. You don’t know what may catch their interest and may develop into something that they grow to love and be very passionate about when they get older.
  • Never limit yourself regardless of your upbringing, weight or even gender type. We should always go with our intuition and do what feels right. Who cares what anyone thinks? 
  • Everything takes time but while you’re struggling DO NOT give up! I’m still not even close to being a yoga expert but that’s ok. I’m learning new yoga poses daily. I still struggle to do the more advanced ones but I practice everyday to get better at it. What matter is that you’re still trying and that you’re progressing.

I highly recommend that any mom out there that has a busy schedule and kids to raise takes 30 minutes of their time to try this new work out. Don’t wait for a perfect set up or a perfect time to get started. You should try yoga at home with your kids to get them involved and to give you the opportunity to bond with them after a long day of work. Not only would you feel great after working out but you would also show your kids how important it is to persevere in every situation, and to always take care of their bodies because that’s the fuel to life.

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Mom Brings Child to Work? Why?

This year “bring your kid to work day” took place on April 28, 2016. I decided to take my son to work this year because he’s now 4 and he has become very curious about what mommy does when she’s away from home. I thought this would be a good opportunity for my son to learn about the field I’m in (construction) and see how I handle business away from home. You may be thinking that 4 years old is too early to expose your kids to this kind of environment but this is probably one of the best things you could do for your kids.

I’ve been working from home since my son was born and occasionally I still work at home when something comes up. My son has witnessed mommy working long days at home, doing business on the phone, bringing work home to finish it, delegating assignments to my staff, and doing everything else that a VP mom needs to do to a get a job done whether at home or in the office. Since my son has been exposed to my work life at an early age, this world is not new to him. Even with my busy schedule, I made time for my son, our family and myself. Little did I know that this work-life would educate my son on WORK ETHICS and work/life balance, something that the workforce is lacking today.

Bring your kids to work day was going to put this to the test. What was my son going to think when he saw mommy at work? Would he learn anything from this? Would he be interested in learning about my field? I wasn’t sure what the turnout was going to be but I decided to challenge my boy and take him for a ride. I must admit I was a little nervous because I wasn’t sure if he was going to behave or if he would even enjoy working with me for 8 hours but none of this was stopping me from taking him to work.

We arrived to the office at 10 AM that day ready to work. From the minute I walked in, there were issues that had to be dealt with, orders that had to be placed, documents that had to be signed, clients to attend to, and a lot of important decisions to make. My son spent a few hours in my office observing me on the phone, writing emails to clients, and dealing with my employees. At first he only wanted his iPad and nothing else but I gave him his space while I worked. Then all of sudden, my son asks me for a laptop, paper and pencil. He wanted to “do business just like mommy” and he event asked to email one of my customers because he wanted to help LOL. Was I shocked? Not really. I was impressed with how interested he was in learning what I did. What 4 year old wants to email and do sales calls? Not many. But here was my 4 year old mimicking what mommy was doing. This put everything in perspective for me.

For about 5 years now I have struggled to keep up with the work-life balance but especially with the guilty emotions we experience as working moms. Many times I wanted to quit my job to stay home full time because I thought that was the best thing for me. What I did not know was that being a stay at home mom and wife was NOT what I wanted to be and that was ok.

YES, my son became my world the minute he was born. YES, I wanted to spend all the time with him to mold him into a beautiful human being. YES, I was in love with him and wanted to give him all the love I can give him. YES, I want my son to know he’s my PRIORITY!

But I also knew…

I didn’t want to give up on my dreams. I didn’t want to settle because that’s what society thinks is best for me. I did not want to be the unhappy resentful mom 10 years later that hates life and lives in regret. I didn’t want to use my son as an excuse to give up.

Thankfully, I listened to that little voice in my head that kept telling me to do what made me happy but what was also best for my family and I.

This is why “Bring your Kid to Work Day” was important and meaningful to me. This day meant that I finally came to terms with my working mom life. What did my 4 year old learn on this day??

Always follow your heart but also follow your passions

Do whatever makes you happy because that’s all that matters at the end of the day

Work hard and never give up

Mom works but she still loves you dearly

We make a sacrifice to leave home because we want to follow our goals and dreams too

Business lesson 101- Good customer service goes a long way 

Treat other people like you want to be treated

Don’t be lazy- work hard and smart and you will get what you want

Be friendly, socialize and always make new friends

Money matters but it doesn’t matter more than family 

Although mom is busy, you are still my number 1 

These are lessons that will stay with him forever!

The joy I felt hearing my son talk about his experience at work with me was so touching and rewarding at the same time. He couldn’t stop talking about what he did, the people he met and how he wanted to return to work :-). This experience was definitely one of the best experiences I’ve had with my son. I would recommend it for all the amazing moms out there that want to teach their little ones a thing or two about work, life and balance.

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ARK Mommy





Toxic Lifestyle to Green Lifestyle

If the skin is the most important organ on our body, shouldn’t we do a better job protecting it from harmful and toxic products? Yes we should!

In 4 months I eliminated all toxic skin and cleaning products from our home. I learned that all the products I was using had parabens, alcohol, coloring, and even meat derived chemicals. I did some research on this because I thought one day, “If I’m watching what food goes into my body, shouldn’t I watch the products I use on my skin and what I inhale everyday into my body?” Of course! It made a lot sense to learn what products were chemical free so I can start replacing harmful products with green products.

How did I transform my toxic lifestyle to a green lifestyle?  I took drastic measures. This transformation took a lot of research, time, and commitment. I knew I wanted my family and I to be heathy but I really didn’t know where to start or how to do it on a budget.

Before my family and I started our green journey, we were very oblivious to what ingredients were in our hair, skin and cleaning products. I never questioned it because I really wasn’t health conscience and I used to buy whatever smelled and felt good on my skin. I’ve always suffered from skin rashes because my skin is extra sensitive so I resorted to “hypo-allergenic” products. Even If I looked at the ingredients, I wouldn’t even know what half of the chemicals were. I didn’t think to question the big companies that were distributing these products and labeling them as “safe”. Why would I?

That naive mentality had my family and I using harmful products with ingredients that could cause cancer, diseases and all sorts of sickness down the road. I shouldn’t have assumed and should have done my research a long time ago. It’s never too late though to educate yourself and start taking action.

So one day after reading an article on parabens and carcinogenic compounds in hair and skin products, I decided to go into my bathroom and kitchen closet to evaluate every single product that I had. Sadly, EVERY product I used up to that point had some sort of chemical in them so I threw all of them in the garbage. That was the day I made a promise to myself to NEVER allow those products back in my home. I was very angry with myself for not knowing better and doing better sooner. This is where my journey began. What I did for the next 90 days was:

  • Research all organic skin, cosmetic and cleaning products
  • Spend countless amount of hours watching informative videos on toxic products
  • Replaced all toxic products  with organic, chemical free products

What products did I start buying?


  • Coconut oil for body and and face lotion
  • Honest organic powder
  • Coconut and oil based deodorant
  • Essential oils for allergies, colds and improve moods
  • All natural lip balm

I now use these products as part of my morning routine.

For cleaning products, I started buying all Honest products since their products are plant based.


Check out this list on chemicals we should look out for in our skin and cosmetic products:


All it takes is making 1 decision and following through. You won’t regret it.

ARK Mommy



Our Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle

It all started one night in January 2016 when my husband showed me an interview of Russell Simmons at the 105.1 radio station. Up to that moment, my husband and I were struggling with real weight issues and I was having a hard time with:

  1. Focusing on what I wanted to do
  2. Skin issues
  3. Lack of energy or motivation to work out or be active in any way
  4. A lazy attitude (watched a lot of TV because it was the only thing that felt good at that time)
  5. Addiction to Sugar
  6. Bad eating habits
  7. Change of moods
  8. Lack of good sleep                                                                                                                                     *If you answered yes to any of the points above, keep reading and take action after!*

For months I had been thinking that something had to change but I had no idea where to start, what to do or how to really make a true commitment to my wellness. So I watched the Russell Simmons interview and I almost felt like he was talking to me. Everything he said resonated with me, from how the food made us feel to how exercise impacted our body and mind. I was intrigued by the interview. Finally something just clicked.

I started reading the “Happy Vegan” book (which is amazing) but I started asking myself many questions about the food I was eating. For the next 2 weeks, I spent countless amount of hours watching documentaries, youtube videos, reading articles on Facebook and reading books on my kindle about a FRUIT & PLANT BASED DIET. I became somewhat obsessed (ask my husband LOL). It felt like I finally solved a puzzle or solved a big mystery.

Now I understood why I was feeling the way I was. You see, I blamed everything and everyone for my unhealthy lifestyle. If I didn’t blame my husband, I would blame my IUD, lack of time, lack of money, or being “TOO BUSY” because I was a mom. I made so many excuses for my poor eating habits but the real answer was that I wasn’t aware what a healthy lifestyle consisted of or what REAL FOOD even was. I finally took the time to really educate myself on health and the results of our eating habits on our body and minds. Folks, ignorance is NOT bliss. When you don’t know better, you don’t do better. For once, I felt like I was on the right path to a healthy lifestyle.

You see, all my life I always thought that I was eating healthy. I followed the food chains that they thought us in school and the ones our parents followed. I never really questioned it because why should we question our schools and parents when they know what’s best for us? I was wrong. They think they know what’s best for us just like I thought I knew what was best for my son when it came to nutrition. We just didn’t know better and we didn’t educate ourselves to do better. Since my son was born, my only mission as a Mom was to feed him healthy foods so he can grow up to be a very active and healthy boy. I did all the right things when he was a baby. I never fed him canned or jar food and he ate lots of fruit and vegetable purees I made myself with the baby bullet. I never really bought any junk (well I thought it wasn’t junk at that time) and I made healthy meals for him that consisted mostly of meat, rice and salad. His snacks were mostly granola bars and fruit cups. Little did I know that the “healthy” food I was giving him was actually sugar addicting foods with very little nutrition for him. And let’s not even get into what I was doing to be “healthy”. I was always following these intense diets to lose weight which resulted in a weight war for years (another post will talk more about my diets in more detail).

What did we do with all this new information on REAL Foods? We took massive action. I took charge of my family’s health from that day on, one day at a time. I removed all the junk from our household (including store bought juices), we stopped eating meat & poultry, we became vegetable and fruit juicers, we removed all processed foods and white breads from our diets, and I began to feed my family LOTS of fruits, vegetables, and grains. Not only that, we started to watch what we put on our bodies and what skin/cleaning products we were using. Turned out everything we used was VERY toxic for us. A green lifestyle was also on the horizon for us.

In a short period of time I saw such a huge difference in my family. We become more active and focused, our moods changed, and we were enjoying the healthy foods we were eating. My husband and I are losing weight and my son is super fit from all the healthy foods and juices we consume daily. My relationship with food is no longer negative. And I look forward to cooking now (I was one of those moms that hated cooking and was too busy to come home early to cook for her family). Life looks so different now.

I AM a committed mommy to her family’s health and wellness. What a great feeling moms! If you’re going through some of these issues in your family, get inspired and motivated to make a change. And when you do decide to make that change, NEVER LOOK BACK. It will be the best decision you have ever made. I promise you!

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