Meet the great group of bloggers, friends, and "Cookbook Ambassadors" that helped me spread the word about my newly released cookbook (#3!)
Browse our recent posts and archives for recipes, tips, and resources to help you cut out processed food! Don’t miss our original 100 Days of Real Food pledge blog series, our 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget pledge series, and our videos.
This easy recipe for Weeknight Pork Milanese is a real crowd-pleaser! The leftovers (if you have any!) are great served over salad for lunch the next day.
Pasta salad is easy to make on Sunday and have ready to go in the fridge all week long. Try this twist with red peppers for a tasty way to change things up!
This recipe for stuffed sweet peppers makes the perfect light snack to munch on with friends on a nice summer evening. A tasty way to eat the rainbow!
Adding Italian sausage & pancetta to your next spaghetti dinner is the BEST! You'll never go back to plain ground beef sauce after trying this easy combo.
Inspired by a recipe my daughters made at cooking camp over the summer, here is a super easy version of pineapple pork tacos you can throw in your slow cooker on a busy weeknight
With both my girls in middle school now there were some strong opinions about what lunch boxes (and bags) they'd be using this year. See what we got!
The plant-powered recipe by Jen Hansard is a delicious and nutritious snack on the go. Healthy choices should be quick, tasty, and a winner for the whole family, right? Well, these granola bars are right there for ya! They are also delicious lightly toasted with some almond butter on top and a drizzle of honey. Bon appetit!
Have you ever had Mexican street corn? Fresh corn has been so good this summer, and this is a super fun way to serve it up!
Erin Chase of MyFreezEasy shares some budget-friendly tips, plus how to turn your favorite recipes into your own real food freezer meals!
Get inspired to pack real food in your child's lunch box with 5 tips and 3 school lunch ideas from my appearance on our local NBC morning show.
Here is some great info about our longtime partner, ButcherBox! It's an excellent source for high-quality meat products. Read on and get a special deal!
Take a look at these healthy school lunch ideas with your kids. Lots of great choices for packed lunch ideas for both school and work!
I shared some recipes from my new "On a Budget" cookbook on Good Morning America on Monday, and I'm excited to post some behind the scenes details today!
If you’re not pleased with the snacks your child gets at preschool, talk to their teacher or preschool director, and find out how you can work together. Here’s a list of 20 healthy preschool snacks to get you started.
These baked sweet potato fries sure do hit the spot, especially with some homemade honey mustard (or BBQ sauce if you'd like) for a dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Ya'll - I love Trader Joe's. People are friendly, prices are good. Here's a list of my 10 favorite gluten-free foods you can find there.
Think rice cakes can be boring? Think again! Here are 6 creative ways to top them, from Workout Warrior to Taco Everday.
It can take some time to develop a "new normal", but those who avoid processed food and eat a real food diet pretty much always follow these 7 habits.
Learn the top 5 summer sickness triggers from guest author Dr. Sheila Kilbane, MD.
It’s no secret that we’ve been longtime fans of Plan to Eat, an online meal planning service + grocery list maker. In fact, they’ve been partners of ours for six years now – clearly they are very well loved! :) We’re so excited to announce in today’s sponsored post that they’ve just released a new app (for …
Real food on a budget can be done! Here are tips to help set up a food budget + info on my new book with 100 "On a Budget" recipes ($15 or less per recipe).
This Sheet Pan Chicken with Summer Veggies is the perfect summer meal. It's easy to put together, it all cooks up at once, and it is fully customizable and scalable. Keep this recipe in your back pocket for those days when you're having last minute guests!
I've gotta new cookbook coming out in less than a month (August 14th - eeek!), and the theme of this cookbook (my third one!) is ON A BUDGET.
Here are some food mistakes parents sometimes make as well as suggestions on what we have found to work for our kids with regard to eating.
Crab cakes are a perfect light summer meal. Try this recipe to treat yourself to an easy (yet upscale) restaurant-quality meal at home!
Although rarely talked about, body image is a major health issue for growing kids. Read on for advice about honest, open conversations to help your child.
We just got back from an amazing family trip to Asia, and I'm excited to share a yummy miso soup recipe we learned while we were there!
Ghee is a great replacement for refined cooking oils, so today we're explaining what ghee is, what its benefits are, and how to find a good-quality source.
Pamela Salzman shares her Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga recipe and discusses some of the pros and cons of the Instant Pot.
In this post, I share which real food snacks I brought in my suitcase on my last vacation. The goal was variety and snacks that are filling space saving. Check out my list!
Some kids with ADHD aren't hungry. Learn which ADHD medication causes a loss of appetite and how you can help your child get optimal nutrition.
I have three yummy marinades to share that are perfect for grilling this summer! It's tastier to make your own marinades, and it's better for you too.
Today we're taking a closer look at hemp seeds which I've been a longtime fan of and use frequently. Plus get a recipe for easy hemp seed energy bites!
You can roast your vegetables once and use for healthy dinners all week. Add to pasta salad, spaghetti squash, omelets, on wraps, mixed with quinoa & more! Read this post for more ideas and for how to roast veggies.
With kids off for the summer, it's a great time to empower them to start cooking for your family. Learn how with 10 easy dinners recipes kids can make.