Mini-Pledge Week 12: No Sweeteners

Caprese Salad

Knowing our society’s obsession with all things sweet I have a feeling this could be the most difficult “real food” mini-pledge yet. But don’t feel discouraged because even if you only join us for a da [...] Keep Reading

Mini-Pledge Week 11: Eat Local Foods

Matthews Farmers Market

After “taking something away” during the last two weeks of real food mini-pledges who’s up for another challenge where we instead add something to our diets? I'm actually rather excited about this next [...] Keep Reading

Real Food School Lunches III

banana bread

With less than a month left of school I am trying hard not to give in to the simplicity and ease of having my daughter buy her lunch. While slacking off at the bitter end is tempting, these thoughts [...] Keep Reading

Another FREE “Real Food” Meal Plan!

Meal Plan 3

I am thrilled with how popular the first two “real food” meal plans have been! The obvious next step was to of course create another one. And going forward my hope is to create these meal plans sea [...] Keep Reading

Mini-Pledge Week 10: No Refined Oils

Deliciously Organic

The other day I saw a “real food” blogger giving away a tub of “organic ghee” to one lucky reader. I said to my husband, “What in the heck is ghee and why would anyone want it?” I thought that blogger [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies

breakfast cookies

Since these cookies aren't really "treats" I told my daughters (a.k.a. my taste testers) they could have as many as they wanted. As soon as they heard me say that they seriously went to town. I was [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Berry Sauce

Berry Sauce swirled into plain yogurt

You might be thinking...what in the world is berry sauce? Well, it is a simple invention that makes homemade flavored yogurt, strawberry milk, and berry ice cream a piece of cake! All you have to do [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

banana bread

I think it's a little crazy when I see banana bread recipes that call for an entire cup of sugar. Ripe bananas are so naturally sweet I actually use them as the sweetener in some recipes like [...] Keep Reading