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! :)
by Andrew Wilder Hello, 100 Days of Real Food readers! Lisa has asked me to share a guest post with you while she’s on vacation, and I’m thrilled to be here. My story is remarkably similar to hers and her family’s: Until a couple of years ago, my diet was filled with processed and fried …
We are all very big milk drinkers in our house (2+ gallons a week)…and to be honest, I don’t think we could live without it! The good news is after switching to a more optimal milk source and type of milk we certainly do not have to give it up. I used to buy the …
Most parents struggle at one point or another with a picky eater, and the most important thing to remember is to never give up! My youngest daughter frustrates me almost daily with her pickiness – luckily my older daughter is quite the opposite- but clearly since we are all doing the 100 Days of Real …
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.
It's officially the biggest shopping day of the year! So we figured why not offer you a few Black Friday "real" deals for the loved ones on your list (or hey, even for yourself—no judging here!)?
Fermented foods are all the rage these days. Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir are just a few of the popular ones. But what is kefir (pronounced "keh-FEER")? Invented as a way to preserve fresh milk, the outcome is sort of a cross between yogurt and milk and, in all honesty, we had not tried it yet ourselves up until now.
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!
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.
When I asked (on social media) which of these breakfast items has the most sugar, I was surprised how many people got it wrong. What's your guess?
I don't know about you, but I've been working hard these past few years to improve the materials I cook with in my kitchen.
Ever since we started our 100 Days of Real Food pledge it seems like we have been getting a lot of questions about sugar and other sweeteners. Can’t we have sugar? Isn’t it natural? Yes, I suppose it is technically “natural” since it is made from the sugar cane plant, but it is also a …
How our annual family cook-off came to be + how you can put together your own, including printable score cards.
Today I want to share with you some cool new products I found at Natural Products Expo West, including real food snacks that I'm personally excited to see in stores soon.
Resolving to be healthier in 2018? Switch to clean, great-tasting Primo® water. It’s filtered to remove pollutants that even the popular-brand filters miss.
The Grove Collaborative subscription service allows me to get all my favorite non-toxic household and personal products shipped to my door!
Don’t waste any more time in the cosmetic isle getting overwhelmed by thousands of choices and being unsure of what is best. This will shed light on what to avoid when it comes to your skin.
A couple of people have asked me “what do you eat exactly?” so I decided to keep a little journal last week. For 3 consecutive days I wrote down everything that both my daughters (ages 2 and 5) and I ate. My husband mostly ate the same thing as I did, but I didn’t include …
How to shop for "real" tea and advice from an herbal expert.
Breakfast bars are the grab-and-go choice for many busy people, but some are loaded with sugar! How does your favorite compare with those on our list?
Dried spices can be somewhat of an investment, but having a decent variety on hand can be your arsenal for some good made-from-scratch real food cooking. So whether you're looking to beef up your collection or just get started all together, I'm sharing the spices I use the most and why.
Despite the fact that we absolutely prefer and always try to buy organic…I really want to get one thing straight here. Just because something is organic does not automatically mean it is healthy and that you should eat it! There are still highly processed foods out there that just happen to be made with organic …
Here are 14 products you can buy on the Thrive Market website for less money than you'd spend in the grocery store. Give it a try!
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.
I tried my bolognese sauce recipe in the new Express Crock Programmable Multi-Cooker to see if I could save time and create fewer dirty dishes.
If you've never milled your own wheat or even heard of it, I promise it's not as crazy as it sounds! With a NutriMill it's actually fairly simple (kind of like grinding your own coffee).
I've got another installment of simple, healthy food swaps to share with you today. I hope these ideas make things a little bit easier for you.
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.
It's easy to see why I'm a fan of LÄRABARS. With most of their flavors weighing in with fewer than five ingredients, all of which are natural and things I would cook with at home, it's a snack I feel good about giving my family.
Since I am guessing you weren’t around prior to the 1900’s, you may not realize that the way most of us Americans eat today is dramatically different from how our ancestors ate for thousands and thousands of years. Our so-called “Western diet” of processed foods only began around the turn of the last century and …
Summer break is halfway over, which means there's still plenty of time for fun outdoors! We've been packing lots of snacks and these are some favorites.
What’s the best material to store food in? Will the storage system leak? Will it help the food stay fresh? How easy is it to use? And at the end of the day (literally), how tough will it be to clean up?
It's no secret that recipe kit delivery services are all the rage right now, but how in the world do they work exactly? To help solve this mystery, I am here today with a video of me and my daughters opening a HelloFresh box that includes a picture of what we ended up making.
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.
If you aren't familiar with the term "greenwashing," it happens when a company uses misleading statements, words, images, or claims regarding a product's sustainability or healthiness to increase the sales of their products.
To make my time in the kitchen as efficient as possible and to also be able to multitask when I'm in there (i.e., throw a batch of breakfast granola in the oven while I'm prepping dinner), I've found having the right kitchen tools - and enough of them - is key.