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Quick and Healthy Picnic Lunch Recipes for Kids

July 21, 2017

A summery afternoon picnic where the kiddos can run around in the park or at the beach is an afternoon well spent. Better yet, the kitchen stays clean! We understand trying to find on-the-go lunch options that are satisfying for your littles’ tummies can be tricky so we thought we’d provide a few ideas! Below […]

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Glamping on a Budget: What to Bring & How to Set the Scene

July 5, 2017

Glamping on a Budget If you’re someone who hears “camping” and thinks “I love nature! I love roughing it! There’s nothing like the feeling of living off the land!” then this article is not for you. Go read our hiking snack ideas, because we’re here today to talk about glamping on a budget – glamorous […]

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Healthier S’mores: What Your Bonfire Dreams Are Made Of

July 5, 2017

Healthier S’mores Whether or not you’re a fan of actually eating s’mores, there’s nothing more festive than¬†sitting around the bonfire toasting marshmallows, chatting, laughing at that one guy who likes to set his marshmallow on fire and the other who spends 35 minutes perfectly toasting it to golden brown perfection, seeing kids’ big chocolately smiles […]

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5 Healthy Dishes to Bring to the 4th of July Barbecue

June 29, 2017

Barbecue season is upon us. Warm weather, friends and family, and copious amounts of traditionally unhealthy dishes… Not on our watch! We’ve curated 5 healthy dishes to bring to your 4th of July barbecue. They’re all takes on “normal” barbecue dishes, but way healthier! Your loved ones will thank you for a tasty, healthy break […]

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Healthy Popsicle Recipes

June 12, 2017

Popsicles aren’t just for kids (though these recipes are kid friendly). However, many store-bought popsicles are loaded with added sugars and artificial colors. These recipes are full of healthy fruits, contain no refined sugars, and are so tasty! Who says you can’t have your popsicle and eat it too? ūüėČ ¬†Enjoy! Simple Strawberry Popsicles These […]

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Natural Remedies for Sunburn & Bug Bites

June 12, 2017

With summer fun comes the¬†painful sunburn and bug bites. While these are annoying and inconvenient, there are easy, natural solutions with items likely already in your home! We’ve curated a list of natural remedies for sunburn and bug bites to ease your pain. Sunburn Apple Cider Vinegar There are a couple ways to use apple […]

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Summer Road Trip Snacks & Playlist

June 5, 2017

Summer Road Trip Snacks & Playlist There’s nothing quite like a quintessential summer road trip – windows down,¬†friends or family by your side, ¬†discovering the beauty of the scenery whizzing by. But ya know what pairs *perfectly* with obscure monuments and sketchy rest stop bathrooms? ROAD TRIP SNACKS AND A BANGIN’ PLAYLIST, THAT’S WHAT! Now […]

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3 Raw Food Recipes for Kids (That They’ll Actually Like)

June 4, 2017

3 Raw Food Recipes for Kids Whether or not your family eats a fully raw diet, incorporating more raw foods can be a great way to ensure your children are getting essential nutrients from whole, unprocessed food sources.¬†And while there are many recipes for sneaking more veggies into your kids’ diets, it can be much […]

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Spring Farmer’s Market Recipes

May 15, 2017

Spring Farmer’s Market Recipes If you live in a cooler climate, chances are you’ve seen one of the first signs of spring – your farmer’s market reopening for the summer season! And if¬†you live in a warmer climate and have had a farmer’s market all year ’round, please know we live in envy of your […]

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Hiking Snacks as Tasty as They Are Backpack-Friendly

May 8, 2017

Hiking snacks are like the rugged, bearded fraternal twin of the airplane snack. They both need to be compact and lightweight, but hiking snacks also need to be calorie-dense, nutrient-dense, and a little more, well, on-the-go-y. Whether you’re taking a¬†rigorous day-long hike on a¬†local trail or planning a full on thru-hike, the key snacking consideration […]

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5 Healthy(ish) Cocktail Recipes

May 7, 2017

Alcohol isn’t necessarily¬†a healthy choice, but we can lessen the damage by making our cocktails with other healthy ingredients. That way¬†you can get your probiotics in while simultaneously shutting down your metabolism… life’s all about balance, right? ūüėČ ¬† In all seriousness, we’ve curated a list of healthy(ish) cocktails to enjoy without the questionable ingredients […]

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Nutrition: Why It’s An Individualized Thing

April 28, 2017

One size fits all when it comes to scarves and those plastic ponchos from amusement parks, but not when it comes to nutrition. Translating your body‚Äôs subtle (or not-so-subtle) responses to what you eat into an optimized master-plan for wellness is a skill that takes cultivating. But when you listen to your body, you can […]

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Stress: The World’s Most Dangerous Swolmate

April 28, 2017

Not to rip on society or anything, but we are encouraged to prioritize outward appearance (and Instagram it) over holistic health. However, this ‚Äúbe hot or else‚ÄĚ approach can be counterproductive to reaching our fitness goals. Sometimes we need to opt for the restorative route and restore our energy, rather than exert it. Luckily, holistic […]

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10 (Mostly) Free Ways To Welcome Spring

April 18, 2017

Welcome Spring By Sprucing Up Your Physical Space 1. Make room for your spring wardrobe Declutter your space by donating or reselling the clothes you no longer enjoy wearing. Or, just pack up the heavy sweaters and make space for your spring clothes. If you do this and feel a supreme sense of pleasure, may […]

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5 Inspiring Pieces of Earth Day Wisdom from Environmental OG Gaylord Nelson

April 17, 2017

What do Yumbutter and Earth Day have in common, you ask? Well, beyond our focus on our responsibility to the environment, we both happen to hail from the great state of Wisconsin! If there’s one thing you should know about Wisconsinites, it’s that we are very proud of our roots. And in this case, we […]

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Which Nut Is Your Body Craving and Why?

April 17, 2017

Which nuts¬†is your body craving and why?¬† To answer that question, we first need to know who you are because nutrition (and nuts) shouldn‚Äôt be a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. So, step into our office of nut cases and get your personalized advice on this ever important question. Disclaimer: We don‚Äôt discriminate against any kind […]

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7 Plants to Buy if You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

April 10, 2017

We’re not all born to garden, but darn can we try! We’ve curated¬†a list of easy plants to grow if you weren’t #blessed with a green thumb. Green your home with an easy-to-maintain plant or two. 1. Spider Plant The name suggests otherwise, but this is a cute lil’ houseplant! It’s also one of the […]

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Eat it Sweet, Eat it Savory

April 10, 2017

Eat it Sweet, Eat it Savory Nobody likes to be put into a box, and that includes these ingredients. Who says that a young cauliflower can’t dream of being in a dessert one day? Why should a sweet potato be limited to a marshmallow-topped Thanksgiving casserole? ISN’T THIS THE LAND OF THE FREE? That’s why […]

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4 Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies

March 31, 2017

Spring allergies can be¬†so bittersweet. It’s a mix of “Yay this means we’re finally emerging from the frozen tundra!” (if you live in the Midwest, that is – hi, us) and “I just sneezed 30 times in a row and my eyes won’t stop watering”. We totally get it. So, we’ve found natural remedies to […]

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Learn To Up Your Gut Health With Frances Largeman-Roth

March 29, 2017

Photo taken by Lauren Volo The gripping probiotic trend in Americans is a giant nutritional leap in the right direction, for reasons beyond the health benefits. A thriving gut may actually increase one‚Äôs happiness (Wallace, Caroline J. K. and Milev, Roumen). So, filling your stomach with microbiome-supporting bacteria can lead to heightened immunity, thyroid support, […]

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What is a Superfood? What Makes a Superfood Super?

March 23, 2017

“Superfood” has become quite the buzz word in the past several years. But what does it actually mean? Well, like many things, it depends on who you ask. For instance, ‚Äúa nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being‚ÄĚ is the straight-up dictionary definition. And ultimately, that’s exactly what a superfood is! […]

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