Cookbook and Meal Plan Offer from Deliciously Organic

A lot of readers have been asking lately if I can recommend any other “real food” blogs or cookbooks, and I think Deliciously Organic is your answer. It’s both a blog AND a cookbook…and weekly meal plans, too! And for one week Carrie Vitt, the lovely woman behind Deliciously Organic, is extending two very special offers to my readers. Here’s the deal… Continue Reading »

Recipe: Breakfast Casserole Bites

This recipe could go two ways. You could make this dish the next time you have guests over for brunch, especially since the mixture could be made and put into the muffin cups in advance. Breakfast Casserole Bites from 100 Days of Real FoodOr you could bake a big double batch this weekend and freeze them for those busy weekday mornings. If you decide to freeze them with the foil muffin holders still on then you’ll be able to pop them right into the toaster oven. Or if you take the muffin holders off before freezing they’ll be microwave ready. Either way I do recommend taking them out of the freezer the night before so they can thaw out overnight. Whatever you decide to do with this recipe though I don’t think you’ll be disappointed…it’s hard to go wrong with breakfast food! Continue Reading »

Real Food Tips: 10 Common Misconceptions

Don’t be fooled by these misleading food myths:

  1. A healthy diet means eating “low-fat” and “fat-free” food products…wrong!
    Michael Pollan basically abolishes this myth in his book In Defense of Food, and you can check out our mini-pledge post from week 6 for some detail.
  1. Mutli-grain crackers are better than crackers made from white flour…wrong!
    “Mutli-grain” is a misleading buzzword because unless those grains are actually “whole grain” the product is really no better than those made from refined grains (like white flour).
  1. It’s “natural” so it must be a good choice…wrong!
    If a product is natural it simply means it wasn’t made from any artificial ingredients, which is certainly desirable, but don’t forget that white flour, sugar, and even high-fructose corn syrup are all derived from “natural” ingredients and they are also all highly refined.
  1. Organic packaged food is better than conventional…okay, mostly true. Continue Reading »

Most Popular Blog Posts & Recipes of 2011

Thank you for contributing to our more than 4 million pageviews in 2011…it was certainly an exciting year! Below were the most popular blog posts and recipes. Please leave a comment with what you’d like to see in 2012.


Top 10 Blog Posts of 2011

  1. Free “Real Food” Meal Plans
  2. Real Food Tips: 10 Ways to Switch up your Kid’s Lunch
  3. An Elementary School Snack List – Nut Free
  4. Supermarket “Real Food” Cheat Sheet
  5. Real Food Tips: 12 Ways to Keep it Cheap
  6. Real Food Tips: 21 Ways to Plan Ahead for School Lunches
  7. Real Food Tips: 21 Essentials for Pantry, Freezer & Fridge
  8. Sandwich Inspiration (and my view on lunch meat) Continue Reading »