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nicole-and-lucasIf you love tips, recipes, and ideas for raising healthy kids, and want to connect with your kids instead of yelling, you’ll feel right at home here.

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This is a sisterhood for health-conscious Mamas like you to find healthy recipes for the whole family (picky eaters included), as well as resources on attachment parenting and green living.

Speaking of resources, be sure to grab my 10 Kid-Friendly Healthy Meals (in under 10 Minutes). It’s the perfect resource when you’re in a pinch.

Since becoming a mom, this is my passion.

Before motherhood, I taught women how to lose weight and keep it off, even when nothing else had worked. I still do that on the side. I’ve crafted my own unique approach, and you can read inspiring success stories from other women. But everything else you’ll find here at Revitalize is focused on Mamas.

Grab a smoothie or kombucha, get comfy, and let’s dive in together. Browse your topics of interest here, or read my latest blog posts below. And please don’t hesitate to say hello! I’d love to hear from you.


Homemade Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Truffle Recipe (and 5 Delectable Variations)

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Desserts | 0 comments

Homemade Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Truffle Recipe (and 5 Delectable Variations)

This is one of my all-time favorite healthy dessert recipes (though it sure doesn’t taste healthy!), and the topic of one of my first posts. Over time I’ve toyed with it, developing variations, and I’m excited to share it again with some updates.

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Exfoliating Scrub Recipe

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Skincare Recipes | 0 comments

Exfoliating Scrub Recipe

Why exfoliate? Exfoliating helps shed dead skin cells, clear your pores, fight dry skin, and speeds cell renewal, allowing new healthy cells to grow.

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Skincare Part 4: How to Make Soap (Faster & Easier than You Can Imagine!)

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Green Living, Skincare Recipes | 0 comments

Skincare Part 4: How to Make Soap (Faster & Easier than You Can Imagine!)

Over the last month, we’ve been on quite the journey exploring the skincare industry, lack of regulation, and how many dangerous ingredients enter our bodies. At last, we’ve arrived at the finale: how to make your own soap at home! This process is faster and easier than you ever could have imagined. (And it’s because we’re cheating. But more on that below.) Let’s recap parts 1-3 from the skincare series before we dive in to the new material. But if you’d rather skip the review, jump ahead to make your own...

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Skincare Part 3: How to Find Awesome Alternatives (to the products tearing you apart from the inside out)

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Green Living | 0 comments

Skincare Part 3: How to Find Awesome Alternatives (to the products tearing you apart from the inside out)

How do you find reasonably priced products that don’t contain ingredients suspected of links to cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm, or birth defects? I’m happy to share it’s pretty easy to do!

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Skincare Part 2: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Green Living | 2 comments

Skincare Part 2: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

If ingredients are banned in Canada and Europe because they have links to or are suspected of causing cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm, or birth defects there, chances are they’re doing the same thing right here in the United States – even more so, in fact, since their use is unrestricted.
Here in part 2, we’ll examine how you can protect yourself and your family.

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The Colossal Hoax of Skincare: why your products are tearing you apart from the inside out (and what to do about it) – Part 1

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Green Living | 2 comments

The Colossal Hoax of Skincare: why your products are tearing you apart from the inside out (and what to do about it) – Part 1

Part 1: Why is the U.S. Cosmetic Industry Not up to Snuff? (And why should you care?)
We in the United States have banned a mere 0.8% of the ingredients prohibited in Europe. Maybe you’re trying to rationalize that and wondering: Is it really dangerous to put a product on your skin?
According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, founder of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, “It’s more dangerous to put a product on your skin than to eat it.”
When we put something on our skin, it’s absorbed straight into the bloodstream in under 30 seconds. This includes lotion, soap, bug spray, sunscreen, makeup, and anything else you apply…

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How I Stopped my Toddler’s Tantrum in Its Tracks

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Parenting | 2 comments

How I Stopped my Toddler’s Tantrum in Its Tracks

Lucas looked to me for direction. “Boy sad,” he told me.

“Yes,” I told him. But I wanted to say more than that. I wanted to tell him that it was ok, that the boy wasn’t wrong for feeling sad.

So I pulled my cart to the side of the aisle, and had a gentle heart-to-heart with my son.

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Chocolate Gummies

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Desserts | 0 comments

Chocolate Gummies

I was munching on some strawberry banana gummies (the recipe I shared in last week’s post) the other day, and craving chocolate, when I had a brilliant idea: I should combine the two!

Chocolate gummies? You may ask. Isn’t it a bit… well… odd?

It is, sure. But they’re also wonderfully delicious. I’ll let you whip some up and be the judge.

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How to Make Your Own Healthy Fruity Gummy Critters

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Desserts | 0 comments

How to Make Your Own Healthy Fruity Gummy Critters

When I was young, gummies were one of my all-time favorite sugary treats. Bears, worms, fruit shapes, Swedish Fish, you name it – I loved it. There’s nothing quite like the experience of sliding your teeth into a gummy! Mmm…

These days, knowing more about the sugar content, artificial colors and flavors, I’ve been searching for a healthy alternative to satisfy that gummy craving.

Last week I was playing around with a recipe, and I’m excited to share that it’s absolutely perfect. If you want to make your own healthy gummy critters at home, this is how you do it!

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Insanely Easy & Delicious Chocolate Mousse Recipe (And 5 creative ways to enjoy it!)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Desserts | 0 comments

Insanely Easy & Delicious Chocolate Mousse Recipe (And 5 creative ways to enjoy it!)

I like to put a healthy twist on delicious desserts, like my truffles or chocolate. My latest recipe is chocolate mousse, both kid and Mama-approved. (My son couldn’t get enough!)

Unlike some healthy recipes, these ingredients are all easy to find. In fact, the hardest part is cleaning the food processor when you’re finished!

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