Black Friday “Real” Deals!

Black Friday Deals on 100 Days of #RealFood

It’s officially the biggest shopping day of the year! So we figured why not offer you a few Black Friday “real” deals for the loved ones on your list (or hey, even for yourself—no judging here!)?

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The Lunch Box Rumors Are True…

How To Make EasyLunchboxes Leakproof on 100 Days of #RealFood

I’m sad to report that what you’ve heard is true …the divided Ziploc lunch containers have been discontinued! :( I did some testing this week that felt pretty darn risky. But the results ended up being better than I expected, so let’s get down to it!

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Video: Is Vitamix Really The Best Blender?

High Powered Blender Comparison on 100 Days of #RealFood

I don’t come right out and say it – but I think it’s obvious which blender I like the best out of the Blendtec, Vitamix, Ninja line-up. Get ready to be surprised because I’m pretty sure it’s not the one you’d think would be the winner here.

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My Favorite (Natural) Personal Care Products

Natural Makeup on 100 Days of #RealFood

Once I started feeling comfortable with the “real food” changes in our kitchen, it took me no time at all to realize I needed to move on to other areas of my house! I most certainly don’t have it all figured out, but since this question is asked so often I thought I’d share some of what you’ll find in my bathroom cabinets these days.

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My Favorite Kitchen Tools for Stockings!

Eco Bagging System on 100 Days of #RealFood

It’s officially time to start making your list and checking it twice! So I’ve got some fabulous little gift ideas for you – some of my favorite items that I love and use in my kitchen regularly. In my mind, when it comes to gift giving there’s just nothing better than something that’s actually practical and useful. So here are six super affordable kitchen tools that fit the bill, plus one splurge bonus recommendation that will make the cook (or aspiring cook) in your life feel extra special! Hey, it would totally fit in a stocking. :)

“Roux” Cooking Spoon: $10
This spoon is just plain awesome. It was first introduced to me by my mother-in-law who lived in New Orleans. Forget that they tell you it’s just for making roux. I use it all the time when cooking on the stove, and it has quickly become my favorite. Need to scrape the brown bits off the bottom (or sides) of the pan? No problem.

Hand Immersion Blender: $35
This is by far the most ridiculously smart and handy small appliance I own. I love to make homemade soups, and before I had one of these (also given to me by my in-laws!), I was wasting time and also creating a huge mess when pureeing soups.You see, I was transferring my soups (in batches, no less) to the counter top blender, and when your pot is still holding the chunky soup and the blender is filled to the max with pureed soup, where-oh-where do you put it so you can continue pureeing the remaining soup?? Once again, HUGE mess. Not to mention a friend once told me the heat of the soup she was pureeing forced the lid to fly off her counter top blender, and it almost burned her. So please do yourself a huge favor and invest in one of these bad boys, and while you are at it, get one for every cook (or aspiring cook) you know!

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3 Products to Help Introduce Your Baby and Toddler to Real Food

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This is a guest post by Kiran, our Sales Manager…to learn more about Kiran check out our team page!

It’s no secret that good nutrition starts from the very beginning. Many moms take a good look at their own health habits upon learning about their pregnancy and even take steps to improve their well being for the health of their baby. But often times after baby is born, moms go back to their pre-pregnancy habits for themselves and for baby. It’s often unintentional but more due to lack of time or lack of understanding what to feed, and sometimes dealing with “picky” eaters.

Understanding how to rid your child’s life of processed food is just as important as ridding your life from processed food. And it actually could be more important. Keeping in mind the idea of little organs growing and maturing, and it’s a wonder that the idea of helping your child maintain a “real food” diet isn’t one of the most important things to parents.

To help mothers and fathers (whether you are expecting or you have a 2 year-old and whether your child might be labeled a “great” eater or even a “picky” eater), I’m excited to introduce three products/resources from our sponsors, including a great video, that can make it that much easier to rid the processed foods from your child’s diet.

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