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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.


How to Support Your Child’s Emotional Awareness (& prevent emotional eating later in life)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Parenting | 2 comments

How to Support Your Child’s Emotional Awareness (& prevent emotional eating later in life)

We need to feel our emotions. Reactions are human, natural, and normal. Denying them is to deny ourselves. It leads to emotional eating, among other problems.
This lesson is important not only for us, but for our kids too. How do we teach this lesson to our children?

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Is This You? – “I don’t have a reaction. I have a bag of chips.”

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Parenting | 2 comments

Is This You? – “I don’t have a reaction. I have a bag of chips.”

If you’re labeling thoughts or feelings as wrong, you’re putting yourself in the wrong for having those thoughts or feelings. The natural reaction is to “stuff” the bad thought or feeling. Bury it deep, pretend it doesn’t exist. But this can lead to a lifetime of struggling with emotional eating.

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Veggie Medley Recipe: the perfect dish to make when all you have are odds and ends!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Main Dish, Recipes | 0 comments

Veggie Medley Recipe: the perfect dish to make when all you have are odds and ends!

Some evenings I don’t feel much like cooking or following a recipe, so I end up throwing together a variety of fresh veggies, canned beans, and a few other things to create a masterpiece. And you know what? It always works! I call it my Veggie Medley.

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How to Make Fried Rice that Tastes like Takeout

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Main Dish, Recipes | 2 comments

How to Make Fried Rice that Tastes like Takeout

If you’re in the mood for fried rice but don’t want to leave the house, it’s pretty easy to make yourself. Since shrimp (or “yump,” as he calls it) is one of my son’s favorites, we went with shrimp fried rice. But you could just as easily substitute chicken or another alternative.

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Overnight Banana Oatmeal Recipe

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Recipes, Sides, Snacks & Light Meals | 3 comments

Overnight Banana Oatmeal Recipe

I fell in love when I found this recipe. It’s only a few minutes of prep time, and you end up with 4 servings of oatmeal ready to go in your fridge at a moment’s notice. It tastes amazing, and doesn’t have the added sugar found in the prepackaged stuff I ate all the time as a kid.

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Easy & Delectable Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Main Dish, Recipes | 6 comments

Easy & Delectable Vegetarian Chili Recipe

With temperatures hitting negative numbers overnight, I’m looking for easy dishes to cook that are warming – and this chili is certainly that!

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A New Year’s Pick-Me-Up!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Recipes, Sides, Snacks & Light Meals | 0 comments

A New Year’s Pick-Me-Up!

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, I’ve got just the thing.

I get a LOT of requests to share my smoothie recipes. I don’t usually measure when I make my smoothies – you know, a handful of this, a little of that! – but this time, I made an exception for my favorite green smoothie recipe.

This recipe is one of my all-time best. I recently hosted a small gathering at my home, and the other women LOVED it – and they’re not even Health Junkies!

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Are You on the Fence about the Sugar Detox?

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Secret Weapons | 0 comments

Are You on the Fence about the Sugar Detox?

Let me help you remove the stumbling blocks around sugar addiction so you can finally end the sugar cravings and lose weight in the new year!

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How to End Your Sugar Addiction

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Secret Weapons | 1 comment

How to End Your Sugar Addiction

Join us to BREAK your sugar addiction – even if, right now, you can’t imagine surviving a day without sugar!

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Better than Hot Chocolate: Sipping Chocolate Recipe

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Desserts | 0 comments

Better than Hot Chocolate: Sipping Chocolate Recipe

This recipe is rich, creamy, and amazingly delicious. Much more so than your average hot cocoa! Plus it’s quick & easy: win-win!

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