Federal Regulation, US Code, and Stacy’s take on the NIH’s “State of the Evidence 2017”

You may not know this, but my day job is leading a compliance-based department of a Government consulting firm; I read, understand, and apply Federal regulation for a living. My mind was blown by this newly published NIH paper, “State of Evidence 2017” because it referenced things I understand – not PubMed articles but the US Code! Further, yesterday the CEO of Beautycounter mentioned companies being allowed to to put Read more

Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs and How To Video

We’re Posting Videos on the Healthy Inside and Out Channel! We’ve got a backlog of videos that we’ve hodge-podged all over the place, and we’re going to focus on getting them all onto our YouTube channel, The Healthy Inside and Out Channel, for easy reference. Also, because my children informed me “blogging is over, YouTube is where it’s at, Mom.” Right, well – when your kinds no longer think Read more

The BEST Paleo Apple Recipes for Fall!

An ode to one of our favorite fruits! In this week’s newsletter we share our favorite ways to use up all those fresh apples. Don’t miss our famous THE BEST APPLE CRISP recipe! Our Real Life I love this time of year- life seems to slow down a little with the boys in school, the days are still warm but the nights are starting to get cooler… which means I get to enjoy ALL THE DRINKS! Green Tea with Boba from Teas’n You is one Read more

Instant Pot Apple Butter BBQ Sauce Recipe (AIP Friendly)

This is my favorite time of year- the sweaters and boots have come out, and it’s APPLE EVERYTHING season!! Hold the pumpkin spice for just a little bit longer… we’re still celebrating apples over here! Last weekend we went on our annual trip to one of our favorite u-pick farms for fresh produce, a family adventure together, and lots and lots of fresh-picked apples. And then we promptly made our absolute favorite The Best Apple Read more

Lashes + 5 Min Face + Jewelry FOR CHARITY! (plus free gifts!)

Welcome to the Lash Launch for Heifer International! I’m SO excited about the product I’ve been waiting for as long as I’ve loved Beautycounter – a VOLUMIZING mascara. I LOVE me some big, thick lashes – and now we can all have them without toxins! I’ve even included my Pro Tips for your BEST lashes ♥ My posts tend to be long and confusing, so let me highlight three things… 1. THREE big launches today Read more

Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies this Summer!

We’re sharing our favorite ways to help you eat more veggies this summer! Plus a glimpse into our real life: date-night, lemonade stands, and missing cats… in this week’s newsletter! Our Real Life Date night! We went to a symphony performance of Harry Potter music… it was gorgeous summer night and JUST what we needed. I almost canceled to stay home and whine about all the unpacking, but instead I took a post-work cat nap Read more

(We Moved!) Healthy Foods that Travel Well!

We’re in the midst of a sea of boxes! But this time we’re unpacking them, which feels so good! In this week’s newsletter you’ll find: lessons learned from living out of boxes… foods that travel well! Our Real Life We did it! The moving saga has come to a happy end. We had great help with the move, which we are infinitely grateful for! These men, who are part of the company Matt’s passed brother helped Read more

The BEST Paleo Drinks to Hyrdrate With Flavor!

First and foremost – a HUGE Happy Father’s Day to those who read this newsletter. We hope you had a fantastic day surrounded by loved ones! Over here the summer is heating up with record-breaking heat waves (especially considering we live in the North and it’s still Spring!), so we’re sharing our favorite refreshing, flavorful drinks in this week’s newsletter… hot, cold, fruity, and even a cocktail recipe! Our Read more

Vital Proteins Discount plus Why We Love Collagen and How We Use It!

We know so many of you have been waiting for the Vital Proteins discount – and we’re happy to tell you that we’ve put together an INCREDIBLE resource for you regarding ALL THINGS COLLAGEN & GELATIN, plus how to get your Vital Proteins fix for a discount again! And we’re introducing you to our brand new curated collagen collections! Yes, we have  curated collagen collections… and it feels oh-so-right! Vital Read more

The Wesley Waffle

Our youngest son Wesley has some exciting news he’d like share with you! The littlest brother of three foodie kids, who hold regular cooking competitions in our kitchen, can’t stop talking about the greatest culinary achievement of his life thus far… and really, we can’t blame him, because it. is. so. awesome. In January we took a trip to California, where one of our must visit places was Mission Heirloom, a cafe in Read more

Healthy Fats + Light and Bright Recipes for Spring

So much good stuff packed into this week’s newsletter! Our Real Life The boys made Legit Bread Company Paleo Bread this weekend for french toast sticks. This bread is sooo incredibly good, it’s easy to make, and we love that it is now available on Amazon Prime (so free shipping!!). We also had company this weekend- Stacy’s best friend from college came to visit, so we headed off to Union Market in DC for seafood and cocktails. Read more

Post-Game Day Recovery Comfort Food Ideas

I know everyone is focused on big game day recipes (which we have a huge roundup of here!) but here are some HEALTHY “recovery” comfort food ideas for that painful Monday that seems to come too early! Plus, our 15 year anniversary, and safer skincare swaps! Our Real Life We’re still getting back into the swing of things at home, and after a long week of traveling we’ve been craving homemade comfort food big time! Matt has Read more

5 Years Ago

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been a couple now for fifteen whole years! The two of us have been inseparable all that time. When I met Stacy, I was a 20 year old kid with no idea what I wanted out of life while Stacy was a person who had no idea how talented, beautiful, and destined for greatness she actually was. Meeting each other, falling in love with each other and spending our lives together was absolutely the best thing for us Read more

Our Weekly Meal Plan: Easy + Comfort Food Before Vacation

This week was all about three things: comfort food, keeping it simple, and eating up everything in the fridge before we headed off for a trip to the west coast (and our first plane ride with the boys, eek!).  For even more meal planning inspiration, check out our meal plan archives —> HERE! ♥♥♥ Here’s what we ate for dinner this week: Thursday: Meatballs with Fauxmato Sauce and a Side Salad —> Meatballs recipe (three of them!) on our blog Read more

Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot Cookbook + Recipe: Hard-Boiled Eggs

We’ve been making Jennifer of Predominately Paleo’s recipes for years now, in fact we love her and her recipes so much we even wrote the foreword for her first book! We’re AMAZED she’s done so much in just a couple years – now launching her FOURTH and BESTSELLING book yet, Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot – GENIUS, right?! We’re so excited to share our love of this book & our IP that we did this Read more

Nut-Free Snacks and Lunch Box Foods

So much good food this week and in this week’s newsletter! Our Real Life We’ve been keeping meals simple the last couple weeks- like this baked chicken and roasted brussels. No need for a splattered stovetop to get crispy chicken: just roast bone-in, skin on thighs at high heat on a baking rack (like this one) and you’ll have crispy, bubbly skin without effort! I am REALLY into dips right now. And also Peanut Butter. And Read more

Drink THIS to avoid the ICK! Our favorite broth, stock, and soup recipes!

Avoid the SICKNESS going around with lots of homemade broth-based eats! Our favorite products for making the most NUTRIENT-DENSE BROTH, plus our favorite SOUP RECIPES- this and more in this week’s newsletter! Our Real Life Thanksgiving leftovers are the best leftovers! We paired our Perfect Pork Chops with the mashed taters & gravy, roasted root veggies, and homemade applesauce leftovers! Then Matt just steamed some green beans – Read more

Healthy Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes!

Happy Thanksgiving week! Everything you need for a successful holiday dinner in our recipe-packed newsletter: Our Real Life I spent last weekend visiting my good friend from college in (and around) Seattle, WA. We ate incredible seafood and I took in as much of a food & culture tour as I could over the weekend! I had an ah-mazing time and will be sharing all the details of my favorite finds soon, so look for that in the coming weeks! I Read more

Cinderella Butter Broth Latte & our Healthy Inside & Out Mug!

Listen, we know the blog goes dark sometimes. We’re a real family with real lives. But then, all the sudden a 1,000+ word post hits and you’re like, dude… why don’t these people space this ish out? That’s a good question! And until we figure out how to do that, make sure you don’t miss everything packed into this post: The launch of our Healthy Inside & Out mugs for anyone who wants to join Read more

Make Your Own Coconut Cream Concentrate Recipe (Coconut Butter)

We have a special place in our hearts for Coconut Cream Concentrate – the creamy, coconutty product you get when you take dried coconut and puree it until smooth. Think of it as peanut butter or almond butter, but made from coconut. You may also know similar products as: Coconut Manna and Coconut Butter. We find the difference that sets apart Coconut Cream Concentrate from Coconut Butter is simply the looseness that is obtained by how Read more