Read about Larah's journey back to health thanks to a Low FODMAP Diet, created to help improve symptoms caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
It's time for some Super Bowl Food! Here's a variety of made-from-scratch dishes that would be perfect for your party this weekend. Enjoy. :)
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.
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!
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 …
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.
Start 2017 off right with a meal planning routine you can actually keep by joining our friends and longtime sponsor, Plan to Eat, for their new Make Ahead Meal Plan Challenge!
Before you give up process food, here are five things you should know. Some of these are myths that I'm busting and others are just the facts to help you get over that initial hump of change.
It's that time to get gifts for our cherished and loved ones, show them how much they mean to us, and let them know we're thinking of them. Here's a list of our 2016 gift ideas from our favorite sponsors with some discounts included! And you may just find something for yourself, too! :)
I would like to take a moment to thank my lovely Cookbook Ambassadors who helped me spread the word about my new Fast & Fabulous book when it came out!
Our real food wakeup call story is no secret, and now I'd love to hear yours! My favorites will be posted on the blog starting in January.
When it comes to figuring out how to cut processed food, the most important piece of advice I can give you is this: don’t overthink, just start. So today I'm sharing some quick and easy ways to do just that.
Thankfully there is a "real" alternative to dryer sheets with artificial fragrances, and in this month's sponsored post I'm excited to share this laundry trick with you - wool dryer balls!
There are several lifestyle changes you can make that will go a long way towards avoiding processed food, so lets kick those bad food habits to the curb!
Today I want to answer questions I've been getting, show you several of the pages from inside the new cookbook, and share some pics from the launch party!
It's been a while since I've added to my NUT-FREE School Lunch Roundup series, so here you go! Whether your child has an allergy or goes to an allergy-friendly school, there are still lots of real food options to pack.
Today I want to share one way to deal with all the candy you end up with this time of year as well as some real food for Halloween or fall-themed parties (new recipe included!).
Today my hope is to provide some direction for those confused about what processed food is along with some resources to help reduce it.
I'm so excited to share some more details with you about my new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous - due out next month!
Here's another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these pics with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they'll actually eat!).
Food marketers spend billions of dollars per year (yes, billions!) trying to convince us to buy their products. Do you fall for these buzz words?
I’m guessing that I got your attention with the title of this post for one of two reasons. 1) You’ve asked yourself, "What is the best diet?" at some point in your life, or 2) you want to know the answer.
As I've mentioned before, added sugar is considered the most dangerous part of the Standard American Diet. These are all the names we found for added, refined sugar that you should look out for when checking ingredient labels.
I'm so excited to share something I've been working on just for you - a free recipe eBook! Pre-orders have been rolling in for my newest cookbook (100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous due out October 25th), so I really wanted to offer something special as a thank you.
The general term "grassfed" is not currently regulated so while some products may claim to be from grassfed animals, that doesn't necessarily mean they ate grass 100% of the time.
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.
Teaching your kids cooking skills is no new topic on this blog… and for good reason! Cooking [from scratch] is “the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well-being” according to Michael Pollan. Learning how to cook takes time and practice and, since most schools don’t teach this important …
This is a guest post by Katie at Kitchen Stewardship. She has courses to teach kids basic knife skills and is sharing the best foods to help with that!
If you've just gone to the grocery store and it still looks like there's no food in your house but instead only ingredients, then you're doing something right! If you're avoiding factory-made food, it's up to you to turn those ingredients into something edible, and today I'm sharing an easy way to do just that with food prep suggestions and storage information.
We are definitely fans of seafood at our house, but we try to be careful about where we get it from. Today I'm excited to share with you a seafood source that has been a long-time sponsor of ours since they follow these ideals and more, Alaska Gold Brand.