Video: Is Vitamix Really The Best Blender?

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This video was fun to shoot because I honestly had no idea what the outcome would be. This is not anything we practiced beforehand! And 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. This video is a MUST watch if you’ve ever considered upgrading your blender!

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My Favorite (Natural) Personal Care Products

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Once I started feeling comfortable with the “real food” changes I was making 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.

Natural Bar Soap

Recommended by my friend Carrie Vitt, we have switched to Dr. Bronner’s Magic Bar Soap. I am by no means claiming it’s truly “magical,” but it’s pretty darn pure and totally does the trick. Plus it comes in a lot of fun natural scents so there are plenty of options to choose from. I’ve found it for sale at both Target and our health food store (Earth Fare), and surprisingly the price is almost the same. It’s also available in bulk on Amazon.

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My Favorite Kitchen Tools for Stockings!

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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, even though that one is expensive it would still totally fit in a stocking.) :)

  1. “Roux” Cooking Spoon: $10
    This spoon with a flat tip is just plain awesome. It was first introduced to me by my mother-in-law who lives 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 of the pan or break up ground meat while cooking? No problem.
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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 and mom of four…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 foods to buy, while sometimes it’s due to 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 could actually be even more important. Keeping in mind the idea of little organs growing and maturing, it’s a wonder that the idea of helping children maintain a “real food” diet isn’t always one of the most important things to parents.

To help mothers and fathers (whether you are expecting or you have a 2 year-old, 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 with tips, that can make it that much easier to make real food a part of your child’s diet.

Squooshi

Over the past few years, food pouches have taken the baby and child market by storm. Pouches packed with with fruits, vegetables and grains? Yes, please! How about organic? Pretty please with sugar – or make that honey – on top.  Sure, the ready-made pouches are ideal for those on the go or those in a pinch. But with prices that range from $1.40 – $2.00 a pop, almost double that of baby food in jars, they pack a pricey punch. And so entered an even greater product: reusable pouches that you can fill yourself.

Squooshi_productSquooshi was inspired by a mom herself whose son favored the pre-made pouches. “I loved the playfulness and on-the-go convenience, but I felt awful giving him packaged food when I was preparing fresh nutrient-dense, homemade food at home daily.” The cost didn’t help, either. And so, the designer and longtime foodie teamed up with her father who had a manufacturing background. And after two and a half years of R&D, Squooshi was launched. Continue Reading »

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Three “Get Real” Deals for 2013

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This is a guest post by Kiran, our Sales Manager…to learn more about Kiran check out our team page!
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Cliche as it may be, for many New Year’s Day is the time to reflect on the passing year and to make resolutions for the upcoming year. The majority of the holidays have past, and you’re likely ready to make some changes for the better. Good for you! Making the commitment is the first step, and today we’ve got three great deals to help you “Get Real” in 2013. Take a peek:

Momables

You know how it goes: It’s 8 o’clock at night and your child’s lunchbox is staring at you from across the room … yes, you should pack it. But with what? And there’s still the laundry to tend to and dishes to clean. It’d be much easier to just throw some random things in or just have her buy lunch tomorrow instead.

Whether you’re busy, fresh out of ideas or just looking for some guidance, resorting to buying the daily school lunch (or packing non-nutritious foods) is not something you need to resort to. MOMables was created by a mother of three children who was in a similar situation. And so she cooked up a business that solved the dilemma for herself (and many others in the process). The concept is getting eaten up by moms and their kids everywhere.

Sign up for this service to receive a weekly menu plan and shopping list each Friday. Log in, print it, shop and prepare. Get all of the good stuff without the guesswork. Think Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich, Happy Green Pig Salad (pasta with ham and spinach), and some of the tried and trues (PB&J) with a twist. The meals are not fancy but are nutritious. They can all be made in approximately 10 minutes. And the best news? With the sale price that they are offering to our readers, the meal plans cost only 11 cents a day for the first 3 months.

Click here to check out these school lunch plans (they even have a Gluten- and Nut-free option!) and save 30% – get 3 months of meal plans for lunch at just $12 (normal price $18.)

**Offer good through Jan. 9.

Take the guesswork out of what to pack for lunch.

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Cookbook Review: 8 of Our Favorites!

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This cookbook review is a guest post by Kiran with input from Lisa. To learn more about Kiran check out our team page!
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I’ve always been fond of cookbooks and recipes. Though time rarely permits, my idea of a lazy Sunday morning would, without a doubt, include leafing through cookbooks or magazines and dog-earing recipes that pique my interest.

While I’ve been a “conscious” eater (and cook) for about 20 years, lately my desires in recipes have gotten more focused. I should share that I’ve been frustrated in the past with cookbooks that had these fantastic-looking recipes that ended up flopping in my kitchen. While I admit that the faults may have absolutely been my own, these days I am looking for meals that won’t take hours to prepare and that are made with real and, when realistic, organic ingredients. I want successes and smart uses of food, and – with Lisa’s help – together we’ve found 8 cookbooks that have pleased our palates. We hope that you’ll find one to please yours, too!

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