Giveaway: Organic Cotton “My Green” Mattress!

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I am excited to announce the second prize in our big giveaway series as we count down to the release of my cookbook on Tuesday! (The first one was on Facebook this morning in case you missed it.)

So this next prize is a big ticket item that I know many of you would love to have – a high-quality organic cotton mattress worth almost $500! Think about how many hours of your life are spent laying smack dab on top of your mattress. So as careful as we are with the food we eat, the house cleaners we use, and the cosmetics we apply – we should also be thinking about the unwanted chemicals that unfortunately come with a conventional mattress.

My husband and I were recently in the market for a new mattress ourselves, and I was taken aback when I was told that it would take at least a few days for it to “off-gas.” Is it just me or does something about that not sound right? So I am really thankful that someone had the bright idea to start manufacturing beds with more responsible materials.

And for anyone who is currently mattress shopping and interested in this type of product …be sure to use the coupon code “100Real” to receive 10% off of any product from our sponsor, My Green Mattress. Continue Reading »

Video: Think Outside the Sandwich!

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School is back in session for many, and I’d love to encourage parents (and kids!) to “Think Outside The Sandwich” when it comes to packing school lunches. I know PB&J or Ham and Cheese is predictable and easy, but eating a variety of real food is important. And there truly are so many more options when you put you mind to it. So today I am sharing 4 ideas that I presented on the Charlotte Today show last week – several of which are recipes that will be in my upcoming cookbook (out a week from today)!

I’d love for you to share your non-sandwich lunch ideas in the comments below.

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The Only Lunch Meat I Give My Kids

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It’s pretty obvious that lunch meat is not a regular occurrence around here, BUT I do like to pack it for my kids on occasion - just to switch things up! And it seems every time I do, readers ask me what kind of lunchmeat I bought. So today’s post has all the details!

School Lunch on 100 Days of #RealFood

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Top 10 Things You’ll Get Out of My Cookbook

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Whether you’ve already placed your preorder (thank you!) and just can’t wait to see what’s in my upcoming book – or are still on the fence about making a purchase – this post is for you! Trust me when I tell you this book is absolutely packed with useful content. I pretty much unloaded my brain into this one to make living a real food lifestyle as easy as possible. :)

100 Days of #RealFood #Cookbook-

Top 10 Things You’ll Get Out of My Cookbook

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Recipe: Spaghetti Casserole! (a makeover for your spaghetti)

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If your family loves spaghetti, then get ready for this one! Spaghetti Casserole is a kicked up version of your old favorite with the addition of some different yummy cheeses and whole-wheat breadcrumbs on top. The other night my 7-year-old tried to help herself to thirds of this dish before I told her “no” because she was going to give herself a tummy ache! Serve this with a big green salad, and you’ll have a healthy weeknight crowd pleaser.

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Video: Is Vitamix Really The Best Blender?

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This video was fun to shoot because I honestly had no idea what the outcome would be. This is not anything we practiced beforehand! And I don’t come right out and say it – but I think it’s obvious which blender I like the best out of the Blendtec, Vitamix, Ninja line-up. Get ready to be surprised because I’m pretty sure it’s not the one you’d think would be the winner here. This video is a MUST watch if you’ve ever considered upgrading your blender!

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