Don't forget to eat your Healthy Fat's!

Be sure you are eating FAT everyday! You read that right—really! Just like protein and fiber, our bodies need FAT everyday to perform efficiently and stay healthy. I was reminded of this fact yesterday by my friend Steph at Red Blossom Wellness (who kicked my butt in a boot camp class that morning). I was slumping over her kitchen table telling her all the things I had eaten that day, and how I still felt shaky and a little sick. I had eaten plenty of protein, fruits, veggies—all fresh whole food, but ZERO fat. Healthy fats are a major source of our energy, provide essential fatty acids, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are needed for our growth and development. Some Healthy Fats include nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, and tofu. Learn more at: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/choosing-healthy-fats.htm, http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/family-nutrition/facts-about-fats/why-you-need-fats, http://www.webmd.com/diet/skinny-fat-good-fats-bad-fats?page=1.

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.