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The Healthy Way Series: Healthy Eating & Whole 30

Kara Hicks is passionate about feeding her family well. And she’s just as passionate about helping you do the same. Known on Instagram by the handle @kara_thewholemomma, she offers other moms tips on making meals and snacks approachable and healthy through a whole food diet.

If Whole 30 sounds intimidating to you, don’t worry Kara talks through doable steps and how it can be modified with families in mind. She’s realistic about the challenges of a full Whole 30 diet, but offers ways to implement small steps if the idea of eating better sounds appealing. As with all of our guests on The Healthy Way series, Kara gives three easy next steps women can do if they are wanting to have a healthier diet but are overwhelmed at the prospect of changing everything.

From sugar content in yogurt, to a whole foods alternative to flavored coffee creamers, we cover it all. We even talk Diet Coke and deoderant. Whether looking for a food revamp in your new year, or simply wanting some encouragement to make a few small yet significant changes, this episode is perfect. It is a sister-to-sister, we can take this next step together, kind of conversation and we don’t want you to miss it.

To listen to our conversation with Kara head over to iTunes.

You can catch up with Kara and what she’s eating on Instagram.

A few things you heard mentioned on the show:

Whole 30

Avocado Oil

Erytheritol sweetener



Soda stream

Grocery Outlet

Thrive Market

Zaycon Fresh

Rachel Ray

Food Network

The Environmental Working Group

Theo chocolate 

It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig

Meyer’s Cleaning Products

Schmidt’s deodorant

Piper Wai deodorant

Today’s episode is sponsored by Whole Body Fitness: A Self-Guided Fitness planner for women created by Meghan Meredith of HomeBodySoul. Do you have a desire to feel better, stronger, and healthier but aren’t sure where to begin or which workout is best for you? Maybe the idea of weight lifting or taking classes is intimidating for you? Or perhaps, you’d love to work with a personal trainer but it’s not in the budget. Well, Whole Body Fitness is a personal tool to help you move more and strengthen your body in a fun and affordable way. Whole Body Fitness is a comprehensive fitness and wellness planner for women who desire to live a life with wholeness, beauty, and simplicity. Whole Body Fitness offers daily, guided workout routines that give you the flexibility to choose exercises that you enjoy and are suitable for your fitness level. You simply review the type of workout for that day, then select appropriate exercises from the options in the appendix. Whole Body Fitness is filled with images that provide proper form and with the purchase of the book, you have access to videos on the website that demonstrate proper form and technique. There are also goal checkpoints to assist you in tracking and measuring your progress. Whole Body Fitness is designed for the professional woman on-the-go, the young stay at home mom, the modern mom, and the empty nesters. And it’s more than just getting into shape- it’s about cultivating healthy habits and stewarding your body well through movement. It’s about developing not only physical strength but also mental strength to give you the tools to be your best self and journey through this life with grit and grace.

Visit Meghan’s Kickstarter page to support her project at for early bird rewards and to pledge your support to this campaign to bring this planner to life. Visit for more information.

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