Recipe: Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread from 100 Days of Real Food

  Pumpkins are in season here, but I admit I did not buy a fresh, local one for this recipe. When it comes to convenience it is unfortunately hard to beat a can of organic […]

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Real Food School Lunches


I would be lying if I said coming up with a variety of healthy, real food, peanut-free, tree nut-free, portable lunch options wasn’t a challenge. I understand that the school is trying to protect children […]

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Post Pledge 3: Some Decisions

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Okay, so last week I was struggling with how to move forward after finishing our 100-day pledge. Should I still bring our own food to birthday party and other social outings? Is it okay to […]

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Recipe: Potato Skins

Potato Skins from 100 Days of Real Food

While this dish is technically “real food” the amount of butter used is what keeps it from showing up on our table on a weekly basis. I personally love baked potatoes, and this variation with […]

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Recipe: Pan-Fried Matzo Breakfast

Matzo Breakfast from 100 Days of Real Food

This is a very easy-to-make breakfast recipe that has been passed down from my mom. Preparation hardly takes longer than frying up an egg, and both of my girls absolutely love it! It is definitely […]

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Post Pledge 2: The Struggle

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This post was going to be all about how we’ve barely even broken the rules (other than on 2 or 3 occasions) since ending our pledge….and then today my husband went to Subway for lunch. […]

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A look inside a whole foods fridge

Since the most popular Food Illusion post to date has been “A look inside a whole foods pantry” I thought it would be appropriate to expand things by moving onto our fridge. Before I get […]

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Post Pledge: The First Rule Breakers…


I had this vision that after completing our 100-day pledge it would be difficult for us to indulge in any former rule-breaking foods. As it turns out…we didn’t have any trouble with it at all! […]

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Recipe: Easy Peasy Applesauce

applesauce recipe on 100 Days of #RealFood

It is apple season here in the Carolinas! Making homemade applesauce is somewhat of a special occasion around here since a healthy store-bought alternative (with no sugar added) can easily be found. I am not […]

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Day 100: We Did It!!

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I cannot believe day 100 is here! And at the same time I am so glad it is finally here. It’s not that I plan to do things much differently going forward, but I very […]

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