Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy Now that Schools Back!!

kellan healthySchool is finally in full swing and fall is here, which means cooler days, more time spent inside soon, and that means our favorite people will be sharing sneezes, runny noses, coughs, and every other microscopic cootie out there! YUCK!

So how do we keep our little ones as healthy as possible…here are a few ideas!

  1. Skip all the juices and opt for water more. Flushing their systems and keeping them hydrated will keep them bug-free longer. Save the juice boxes as a treat on the weekends. Get a stainless steel refillable water bottle and send them to school with a fresh bottle of filtered water. Kids not big fans of water. Change it up every day with a slice of lemon, raspberries, or cucumbers. Add some flavor, while adding extra antioxidants and nutrients.
  2. Sideline all the sugar. Sugar is hiding everywhere especially in “kid foods.” Peanut butter, jellies or jams, cookies, cakes, candy, fruit snacks, you name it, it’s in there. Sugar depresses the immune system. Try to avoid the processed sugars and opt for more fresh fruits.
  3. Up the probiotics. Gut heath is so important. They healthier your gut the healthier you stay. They don’t call the gut, “your second brain” for no reason. It doesn’t function when it’s filled with processed foods, lots of sugar, and lots of junk. Probiotics help to boost immunity and help fight off germs and bacteria. Make sure to buy probiotics with live cultures. They should be in the refrigerator when you buy them and should be stored in the fridge when you get home.
  4. Make sure they’re getting enough sleep. It’s the key to staying healthy. A full nights rest let’s the body re-cooperate and heal as you sleep. It also helps with boosting the immune system, mood, and helps with focusing.
  5. Wash hands. Kids hate to do it, but make it a necessity. Always wash hands before eating, after bathroom breaks, being outside or playing with other kids. Try to keep kids from putting hands in eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible. Yeah right! That’s a battle in itself! ;) Letting them know that how they get sick sometimes help with them thinking about washing their hands more often.

Hope these ideas keep your little ones feeling great and as healthy as they can be in school and through the upcoming cold and flu season. Here’s to healthy kids and happy parents! :)


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Monday, October 5, 2015

I’m Back…. with Fig Tarts with Cinnamon & Vanilla Creme!!!

fig tartFinally, I am back on track!!! After a whirlwind of a summer with a slammed Pilates and Wellness studio. While throwing in a new pregnancy in between the craziness of 2 other small ones and a resort area business, I’m finally catching my breath and getting back on track! Sadly it’s been 4 months since my last post. I can’t believe I am actually saying that! 4 months is way to long!!!! In the three years of hosting this blog I think the longest I ever went without posting was 2 weeks, but I just couldn’t get to it happen, working 70 hours a week, running two little ones to camp all summer, and now baby number 3 is headed our way in only 7.5 more weeks. Can’t believe time has flown by this fast.

But I wanted to get back into writing and sharing with you the things I’m doing in the studio, in the garden, and of course in the kitchen. So with that being said. Here is my newest guilty pleasure creation.(Fig Tarts with Cinnamon and Vanilla Creme!) Hope you enjoy it and only hope that you guys will be super excited to have me back! And I’ll be doing my best to stay on track at least once or twice a week posting even with the new arrival quickly approaching. Hope everyone is well and look forward to hearing from you all! Feel free to leave a comment!


  • 1 cup almonds (organic preferred) soaked for at least 6 hours to sprout. This is optional.
  • 1 cup Mejool dates-pitted
  • 1 Tbsp water if needed


  • 1 cup cashews (organic preferred) soaked until soft, at least an hour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • fresh figs sliced in quarters
  • sprinkle of cinnamon for the top


  1. Combine cashews, honey/syrup, vanilla and cinnamon in a food processor or Vitamix until smooth. Add water if mixture is too thick
  2. Refrigerate in a separate bowl
  3. Next add almonds and dates in food processor till you get a sticky mixture. Add water again if consistency is too thick.
  4. Using a tablespoon, make ball size tarts, by flattening down the tops on a baking sheet or if you have a tart pan. Chill in refrigerator for 20-30 mins.
  5. Place filling on top of tarts.
  6. Top with figs and dash of cinnamon



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Monday, July 13, 2015

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Up Dog

Get proper alignment for Up Dog! Keep the spine and shoulders healthy!

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Adho Mukha Svanasana Down Dog

Down Dog is a great posture for opening the backs of the legs and chest. It also strengthens the thighs back, hands and wrists. It helps to decompress the spine and calm the mind. This video will help you with alignment of this master posture!

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Navasana and Ardha Navasana Boat

Strengthen the core, legs and back with Upward Facing Boat.

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