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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!
Guest post by Jadah Sellner and Jen Hansard, founders of Simple Green Smoothies
We have a super simple and healthy recipe we’ve been itchin’ to share with you!!! As two crazy-busy passionate moms, we’ve been known to fuel our bodies with processed junk. Like those days when we found ourselves at Starbucks twice in one day…or driving through Taco Bell for dinner...again.
We were starved for time, low on energy and just….overwhelmed.
Can you relate?
Well, we discovered something that quickly changed our lives— green smoothies. This blended drink of fresh fruits and dark leafy greens gave us energy, a fast healthy meal and transformed our bodies from the inside out. No joke. And our free 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge is how we made this healthy habit really stick for the past 2 1/2 years... and going strong. Now we have over 500,000 people from all around the world hooked on the green smoothie lifestyle too. We hope you’ll join us!
Trust me, making this dish from scratch in order to avoid highly processed additives like partially hydrogenated oils (i.e. trans fat), artificial dyes, and MSG is so worth it. Not only will it taste amazing, but you'll feel good about the dish you're serving your precious family.
By blog team member, Kiran. To learn more about Kiran check out our team page!
Eating real food is important to me and just as important for my family. I know firsthand that this is not always easy, and it doesn't happen overnight. But as parents, I feel that it's our job to give our kids the knowledge of what healthy actually means—both in and outside the house.
Our First Soccer Experience
Last fall, my 7 year old joined the local soccer league—a very organized one at that. We're still in the stage of figuring out where our kids' talents lie, and for this season, it was soccer. One practice a week and one game on weekends...that I could handle. But the snack situation I could not.
The first game rolled around, and each girl was instructed to bring a water bottle. Super, I thought. They absolutely need hydration. The coach had brought a big bag of oranges, cut and ready to be consumed, which the kids ate during the 45 minute game. Awesome! I loved that they had a sweet, nourishing whole food snack and water to nosh on while taking a breather.
But then when they finished the game and were given a bag of Cheez-It's and a Capri Sun, I was baffled. Um, really? But what was I going to do, be the mean mom who wouldn't let my daughter take the snack? (I was not the mean mom this time.)
When making a new recipe I like to see how many steps I can skip without negatively impacting the end result. This pie is a perfect example of not only skipping a few steps, which I’ve deemed as unnecessary :), but also substituting (most of) the refined ingredients for whole ones. I replaced the
This is Part II of my interview with Robyn O'Brien - in Part I we discussed food allergies, diet and our food supply. And we are actually giving away 10 copies of Robyn's book The Unhealthy Truth, which shares the story of "One Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply - and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself." It's straight up non-fiction, but as Robyn reveals what she learns through her research it begins reading like a thriller (at least for someone like me who's interested in food and my family's health!). At the end of the interview you'll see instructions for how to enter to win.
This is a guest post by one of my closest friends (for almost two decades now!), Erin, who recently started her very own food blog - The Open Road Kitchen. Be sure to check it out and also follow her on Facebook and/or Instagram for updates!
I consider myself an open-minded friend. But
This is a guest post by Jenny Rosenstrach with Dinner: A Love Story. I recently met Jenny in person at an event and thought you guys would enjoy learning about her blog and her mission behind the family dinner!