To help you plan your own real food picnic for your family, here are some do’s and don’ts Lisa and I both learned from our experience.
Sandwich sushi is the perfect bite-sized finger food that could just do the trick in helping your child eat more of their veggies, because somehow thinly sliced vegetables (yes, even the green ones) look so much more appealing when wrapped up in bread.
I hope you’ll find the following real food budget meals helpful and easy on the wallet. Each can feed a family of four, and each is $15 or under (with two notes, since we use some of the food twice during the week).
While we all know there are many snacks that contain processed ingredients and don’t provide any real value, there are plenty of decent options out there. Here’s a list of some of our favorite real food snacks:
I created a downloadable, printable 5-day Whole Foods meal plan utilizing recipes that are doable for busy families + 6 ways to save at WFM.
Do you take your lunch to work? Pack lunches for your kids? We’re going to show you why a waste-free lunch with reusable containers makes sense instead of disposable bags or other single-use lunch items out there.
I recently attended a huge food trade show in L.A. called Natural Products Expo West. And today I want to share with you some cool new products, including real food snacks, that will be coming to a store near you soon.
I very strongly value the notion of feeding my kids well and not resorting to fast food places simply because I “have to.” I’ve found the following ideas help me feed my busy family real food without having to compromise.
How to shop for “real” tea and advice from an herbal expert.
The UN has declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses. We are proud to be an ambassador of this issue, so you can look forward to a series of recipes. First up is Spinach Chana Dal, otherwise known as yellow lentils with spinach.
While we can argue that it’s less expensive to cook a meal at home, the reality is that sometimes you just can’t (or don’t want to!), and fast food feels like the only option. Here’s a list of decent meals you can find at four popular fast food chains.
Sunday is my food prep day for the week. And the benefits are huge, I tell you. There’s no turning back once you try it.
While we’re normally all about food on this blog, we also touch on the idea that what you put on your body is just as important. Primal Pit Paste is a natural and safe deodorant that actually works without potentially harmful ingredients.
I started making these Sweet Potato Biscuits over a year ago. I didn’t initially make them for Thanksgiving. I made them because I thought they were a good way to get some more vegetables into my kids’ diets.
I’m happy today to share a couple of germ fighter recipes from our friend and sponsor, Plant Therapy. Think of them as home remedies for staying sick-free (or trying to!) this season.
Fruit flies can lay about 500 eggs, and the entire lifecycle from egg to adult can be completed in a week. EEEEK! Here are 3 ways to get rid of fruit flies.
I am really glad that I tried cooking a pumpkin! I tested out two different ways to make pumpkin puree, and I have results to share.
I know I don’t have to give you another reason to head to Target. But since I know you’ll already be heading there anyway, I want to give you some good news (and it’s not that there’s a fantastic sale.)
Packing kids’ lunches is a hot topic this time of year, and the reality is, it must be done! Today’s post will give you the tools you need to make packing school lunches easier.
It’s time to think about packing school lunches, and we’ve done the research for you! Here are five of our favorite lunchboxes that should make your lunch packing a breeze.
Walk through any grocery store and you’ll notice the increasingly larger shelf space committed to snack bars. We took a closer look at six of them.
I recently started a weekly ritual that I know a lot of you would also love: Kids Cook Night. I’ll share a little about how the process works for us as well as the intangible benefits that are a part of this activity. It’s a win-win all around.
I personally started adopting the real food initiative a few years ago but recently, thanks to bugs in my organic food, I became aware of a shortfall on my part.
I recently put together a list of what I buy at Whole Foods Market, but the list was so long that I had to split it into two parts. Below I’m covering the areas of the store that I didn’t include last time.
Mark Bittman said he researched it and found that it is actually cheaper for families to cook at home than it is for them to buy dinner at McDonald’s. I decided to put his theory to the test, and I have findings below to support his theory.
Heard of this fantastic newish way for foodies (and those just looking to get together with the gals – or guys!) to connect? It’s called a Soup Swap.
Last year I wrote about my family’s quest to cut out processed foods. And though I feared daggers would be sent through my computer, the exact opposite happened.
I don’t want you to give away your whole paycheck, as the saying goes, so I created a list of some do’s and don’ts and some of my personal faves in this Whole Foods shopping list.
I grew up drinking tea from a very young age. My father is Indian, and it’s custom to drink “Indian tea,” as we called it, or chai to others, a few times a day.
Whether you’re already a spaghetti squash lover or you’re feeling fearful, I’ve got a great recipe for you to try.
I’ve been on my soapbox recently about kids and snacks. And before I step off, I need to address one more issue: rewarding kids with junk food. It is our responsibility, as adults and caregivers/parents, to offer kids the right options.
I don’t believe that in recreational sports there needs to be a snack given. But on the occasion that they are, there are so many other great ideas for real food snacks that can feed the teams and classes!
I’m often asked how in the world one can shop at Whole Foods Market without paying an arm and a leg (have you heard the term “whole paycheck?”). So I’m happy to share some of my tips for saving money while shopping the store.
I love buying products in bulk. In fact, I will purposely head to our local Earth Fare or Whole Foods so that I can stock up on certain items. If you aren’t shopping from bulk bins or don’t frequent them, I encourage you to do so. And below I’ve shared my reasons why.
Getting kids to eat their vegetables is a quest that many parents find themselves facing. For whatever reason, kids often turn their noses up to vegetables – though there are certainly exceptions.
After getting better acclimated to Lisa’s real food rules, I did decide to start making some changes. This didn’t happen overnight, however. Now, jump back to today, two years after not only being a solid follower but a member of the team.