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 […]

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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 mini-pledge because […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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