Eating real food has helped me break free from dieting. I’ve learned to tune into my body and eat foods that work for me and tune out the latest diet fads. I don’t have to memorize a new set of diet rules every couple of months.
Archives for January 2017
The job of figuring out what to make, writing out the shopping list, and suiting everyone in your family’s dietary preferences can be a dreaded task. So we’re excited to share with you a new (to us) meal planning service that provides it all, specifically tailored to what you are looking for: PlateJoy!
After some experimenting, I’m excited to share my own super easy version of this Asian-inspired dish made in one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances, my slow cooker!
Today’s inspiring reader story is by Adrianne, a stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband and three sons in Wasilla, Alaska. She recently started a blog where she shares recipes and stories about the joy of ordinary days after a battle with childhood cancer. If you’d like to submit your own real food story, you can do so here. When I first began cooking and preparing real food from scratch for my three little boys and husband, I had no idea how handy that new skill would eventually become. We made the switch in 2011 after watching Food Inc., like many other individuals. I’m a stay-at-home mom who already enjoyed cooking, so switching from cans of soup casseroles to fresh, real ingredients was a fun challenge. My twins were 4-years old and my littlest was 2, and it was the perfect time to swap processed crackers and snacks for fruit, homemade ice cream, and yogurts. Not only did we all feel better – my blood sugar stopped plummeting daily, regularity felt like a gift from Heaven, and I lost a few pounds – but my boys were learning to be adventurous eaters. Feeding My Sick Son Well Then in February 2013, we got the devastating news that one of the twins, then 5, had leukemia. With three and a half years of chemo in front of us, I knew the only thing I could “do” was to feed my son well. When he craved comfort food, I had childhood favorites “real-foodified” at the ready and in our freezer. When he had no appetite, I had nutrient-dense soups and smoothies for him to sip all day long. Even PB&J was beneficial with peanut-only peanut butter, homemade jam, and fresh whole wheat bread. Every evening I would take an hour and make overnight slow-cooker broth, muffins and […]
If you’re new to tea herbs, or wanting to know some of the basics, today I’m sharing info from the “herb nerds” with Traditional Medicinals.
This is great list of real food recipes to start cooking through if you are new to cutting out processed food.
I never thought I would be a label reader. But here I am 3 years after I started changing my habits, and I now read every single ingredient label.
Making all your food from scratch is no joke, so I’ve complied some real food tips for working parents (or anyone who’s just super busy!) to help.
This is the first in a series of reader stories that I’ll be sharing this month … and maybe even beyond depending on how much you guys like them! Today’s story of weight loss is by Emily Allen with That’s What I Eat.
There are so many mixed messages coming at us from food manufacturers these days, it’s no wonder things can be confusing at the grocery store. Here are some common ingredients and terms found on food labels that we are led to believe are healthy (by the people who stand to make a profit, mind you) and the reasons why that’s not always the case!
These were the top recipes and blog favorites from 2016! Many of these were on this list last year (and even the year before!). So if you haven’t made all these recipes yet, now is your chance.