QUINOA-do you eat it? Do you like it? Can you pronounce it? Hubby and I just started to pronounce it correctly last year (pronunciation is on the box-go figure.) Quinoa is a super healthy grain and option over pasta, rice, and other grains. Quinoa contains anti-inflammatory phytonutrients that help decrease risk for anti-inflammatory diseases which are now rampant in our world. It is by itself gluten free (although often produced in a facility with wheat) and 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 8g of protein. It is low calorie, low glycemic index, and full of iron, folate, and magnesium. Serve it alongside some steamed kale and black beans and you have a plant strong powerhouse meal! http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=142

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.