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!
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.
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.
Here's a recipe for a delicious honey-sweetened strawberry jam that's set with Pomona's Pectin. Love that it doesn't rely on sugar content to create a set!
My husband's smoked ribs recipe and details about the used "egg" ceramic grill we bought off Craigslist for my birthday, plus must-have grill accessories.
This super easy lasagna recipe is a crowd-pleaser! If your schedule this time of year is hectic, this will make things a little easier. Enjoy!
Here are 10 packaged products and snacks I am buying these days. These are great for on the go, and if you already make plenty of foods from scratch like me, then the extra help when there is a decent packaged version available is greatly appreciated.
Updated for 2018, here's what produce to buy organic! It's not always feasible to buy everything organic, but this list will help you prioritize.
One of the biggest challenges of cutting out highly processed food is figuring out substitutes for all those refined oils. In this post, I share all the "better for you" options you can use instead and also some specifics on one of the lesser known/used oils...avocado oil!
Tomato season is here, and the homegrown variety is the best! Click here to try an easy one-dish meal of Tomato Basil Weeknight Pasta.
These copycat Nutty Buddy Bars are free of processed ingredients and pretty reminiscent of what used to be my favorite packaged dessert. Hope you enjoy!
This citrus salad is my new go-to side item that perfectly complements the flavors of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or whatever your heart desires. Enjoy!
For a new spin on "milk and cereal" try this Strawberry and Kale Smoothie Bowl. It's the perfect way to start the day now that strawberries are in season!
These homemade Nilla Wafers come really close to the original in both taste and texture, without all the bad ingredients. Get the recipe and give them a try!