Today my hope is to provide some direction for those confused about what processed food is along with some resources to help reduce it.Keep Reading
To help you plan your own real food picnic for your family, here are some do’s and don’ts Lisa and I both learned from our experience.Keep Reading
Teachers work so hard; it’s nice to give them a little something before we part ways for the summer!Keep Reading
I very strongly value the notion of feeding my kids well and not resorting to fast food places simply because I “have to.” I’ve found the following ideas help me feed my busy family real food without having to compromise.Keep Reading
I talk to people all the time who are disgusted by the amount of food they throw out each week and feel angst about the money that quickly adds up on each trip to the grocery store. These 5 tricks to reduce food waste will save your family money and help protect the planet.Keep Reading
Packing kids’ lunches is a hot topic this time of year, and the reality is, it must be done! Today’s post will give you the tools you need to make packing school lunches easier.Keep Reading
People are waking up to a collective feeling of responsibility for being good stewards of this beautiful planet on which we live. We are starting to see that our consumption choices matter and that mindless consumption hurts us all.Keep Reading
In today’s post, I’m sharing all the reasons why I love kitchen shears so much (i.e., how they help me make real food)! I seriously don’t know if I could function in the kitchen without them.Keep Reading
If we run out of any of the following ingredients, I basically freak out and wonder how I’ll function. What’s on your list of die hard real food staples that you just can’t imagine living without?Keep Reading
Some of the best advice I can give you is to start with just one meal of the day – like breakfast – and once breakfast is all cleaned up then you can move on to another meal like lunch or snacks.Keep Reading
When I post my daughters’ “real food” school lunch pictures on Facebook it often provokes a lot of questions. So here – all in one place – are some answers for ya! Now let’s just hope we can get all those with the questions to actually read this post :) If I left out any of the more common ones please let me know in the comments below…I know some of you are just as familiar with these daily school lunch questions as I am!
1) Where do you get those snazzy divided lunch containers? And what does the lunch look like after being tossed all around on the way to school? Don’t the yogurt and applesauce leak into the other compartments?
We actually own quite a few different lunch containers, but I do find myself reaching for our BPA-free Ziplock divided containers most often. And there are two main reasons why – First, each compartment is truly leak-proof therefore liquids will stay put no matter how much the box is tossed around on the way to school, and secondly, they are lightweight and easy to wash and open (okay, I guess that is technically 3 more reasons – but we really like these). Plus at the uber reasonable cost of $5+ for 2 containers they are a great deal!
The divided lunch containers can be purchased at…
– Target (stores only)
– Walmart (online and in stores)