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Archives for 2016
Before you give up process food, here are five things you should know. Some of these are myths that I’m busting and others are just the facts to help you get over that initial hump of change.
For a few weeks only, we are once again offering our Real Food Mini-Pledge program to help you cut out processed food in the new year step by step!
We sure do love cinnamon rolls (who doesn’t?). But the way they’re typically made (i.e. FULL of sugar!) they resemble dessert much more than breakfast…
There’s nothing better than reinventing old favorites and that’s exactly what my 9-year-old and I did recently with our waffle maker! A waffle maker is a great first appliance for big kids to use, so this is a good way to get them excited about being creative in the kitchen.
We have another Indian-themed recipe for you to try. Similar to falafel, these split pea fritters are a plant-based protein source, bite-sized, and also fairly inexpensive (and easy!) to make.
Every December I get together with my closest group of mom-friends (which originally started as a playgroup over a decade ago!) for a holiday cookie exchange party. This year I took these Whole-Wheat Ginger Snaps.
We had our annual Holiday Dinner over the weekend with our lovely team, and it was a fun time as always. I provided the main dish – Asian Glazed Fish – and here is the recipe along with some other cooking inspiration.
This Southern roadside treasure is super easy to make at home in your slow cooker and would be a fun one to introduce to family and friends.
It’s that time to get gifts for our cherished and loved ones, show them how much they mean to us, and let them know we’re thinking of them. Here’s a list of our 2016 gift ideas from our favorite sponsors with some discounts included! And you may just find something for yourself, too! :)
I would like to take a moment to thank my lovely Cookbook Ambassadors who helped me spread the word about my new Fast & Fabulous book when it came out!
Our real food wakeup call story is no secret, and now I’d love to hear yours! My favorites will be posted on the blog starting in January.
With appetizers, sides, desserts and a salad, I’m here to share ten ideas of what you can bring to all your holiday pot luck gatherings in the coming weeks.
These cookies would be great as an after-school snack, a throw-in for the lunchbox, or even doubled up for a different on-the-go breakfast. And by doubling up, I mean that you may want two. Why not?!
I’ve got a yummy little snack to have on hand while you’ve got guests in town (or will be traveling) this week … Maple Pecan Bars! These won’t last long.
We all have go-to recipes we turn to on busy nights when we don’t have time to cook. Or nights when we just don’t feel like cooking. This Easy Mexican Chicken is one of ours.
This recipe for Wild Mushroom and Brussels Sprouts Quesadillas is such a perfect one-dish healthy meal for fall! And if you’re feeling up to it, double the recipe because the leftovers make a pretty awesome lunch.
I’ve got a super easy new recipe to share with you today … Vegetarian Slow Cooker Black Bean Tacos! This simple and tasty dish is from my friend Gina’s new Skinnytaste Fast and Slow cookbook.
If you’d like to gift adorable little Homemade Vanilla Extract bottles this holiday season, now is the time to start so it will be ready by December.
Now that I have three kids, I have less time to cook than ever before. That’s why this Slow Cooker Mexican Lasagna was born! Clean up is a snap, too.
When it comes to figuring out how to cut processed food, the most important piece of advice I can give you is this: don’t overthink, just start. So today I’m sharing some quick and easy ways to do just that.
Thankfully there is a “real” alternative to dryer sheets with artificial fragrances, and in this month’s sponsored post I’m excited to share this laundry trick with you – wool dryer balls!
When I first set this Roasted Veggie and Ricotta Pizza down for dinner, my 9-year-old was not so sure, but she was hungry and even surprised herself with how much she liked it served this way!
There are several lifestyle changes you can make that will go a long way towards avoiding processed food, so lets kick those bad food habits to the curb!
Today I want to answer questions I’ve been getting, show you several of the pages from inside the new cookbook, and share some pics from the launch party!
After a couple attempts, my husband – and the kids too – have given this Creamy Lentil Lasagna two thumbs up, and I’m excited to share it with you today. My 4th grader even ate the leftovers for breakfast if that tells you anything.
I’ve got three quick and simple breakfast ideas for those busy weekday mornings when you’re flying out the door so you can start the day off right!
I’m excited to share a yummy new recipe with you today – Japanese Meatball & Ramen Bowls! It’s a dish that I first had thanks to one of my Blue Apron boxes a few months ago, and it was a BIG hit with my whole family.
If you’re a fan of fall flavors, then you’ll love these Whole-Grain Pumpkin-Spiced Waffles! And if you have a electric donut maker, this same batter works in there, too.
It’s been a while since I’ve added to my NUT-FREE School Lunch Roundup series, so here you go! Whether your child has an allergy or goes to an allergy-friendly school, there are still lots of real food options to pack.
Today I want to share one way to deal with all the candy you end up with this time of year as well as some real food for Halloween or fall-themed parties (new recipe included!).
Chocolate pudding used to be a regular thing for me as a kid and also for my kids before we cut out all highly processed food. This recipe for Homemade Chocolate Pudding only takes 5 minutes to make, and it’s a treat that’s definitely worth it!
My grandmother is known for both her Crepes and her “Apple Slices.” And I don’t just mean apples cut into slices. It is what she calls her version of apple pie, and maybe it’s because she has such a big family (soon to be 28 of us!).
Today my hope is to provide some direction for those confused about what processed food is along with some resources to help reduce it.
Cereal bars sure are convenient, but the packaged ones leave a lot to be desired. Today’s recipe for homemade Whole Wheat Cereal Bars includes black walnuts – something I honestly had never heard of before working with Hammons.
One of the things I love about eating spaghetti squash is that my mental veggie consumption checklist for my family goes … check, check, and check! Plus it tastes great too – especially in this Spaghetti Squash Carbonara recipe.