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Healthy Lifestyle Posts
I'm excited to share some health and wellness takeaways from the Natural Products Expo East. Be on the lookout for new products including clean sriracha.
If you don't know how to get your kids to eat healthy foods, here are 10 solid tips to help with picky eaters!
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.
I've struggled in the past with ice melting in our cooler and leaking questionable "yuckiness" into our food, so how could I not love the idea of a cooler without ice!
I have an exciting announcement about a little project our family has been working on behind the scenes for the past year. And by "little," what I really mean is "tiny" - we've built a Tiny House on Wheels to use in the mountains!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t actually like to clean that much. On the other hand, I do like to live in a relatively clean house for the benefits it provides. Here’s what I’ve come up with for a simple daily cleaning routine broken down into the two main rooms you’ve got to keep on top of for cleaning.
Though it seems we've all been hearing about essential oils more and more lately, they've actually been around for centuries and have even been said to date back to King Tut's tomb. If you're new to essential oils, you are in luck! Here's the scoop on some of the most popular oils and how to use them.
See what my 12-year-old, the biggest sunscreen hater I know, thinks of the four SAFER non-mineral sunscreens we tried out on a recent trip to Florida.
Do you ever find yourself perusing the wine aisles unsure of what to buy? Have you ever bought a bottle simply because it looked pretty? If you can relate, read on. Because we've got a super FUN giveaway today, brought to us by our newest sponsor, Weekly Tasting!
This post is by blog team member, Kiran. To learn more about Kiran, check out our team page or her blog! So guess what? I’m officially a Certified Holistic Health Coach as of mid-March. Last year I signed up for the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), which has been around since 1992. You may remember us …
The difference between our winter veggie garden today and exactly one year ago is absolutely mind-blowing. So I just had to share how it's gone from sad to spectacular!
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.
We arrived in Scotland with two small children and a dog in tow, and I will never forget the first time I went grocery shopping. I had a sinking realization that all the food I bought on autopilot every week was gone.
Whether you're ready to get to the bottom of it or just want to find some natural creams to help, I'm sharing some natural remedies for eczema in today's post that is brought to you by our new sponsor The Eczema Company!
Founded by Lara Merriken, LÄRABAR was created to make real food more accessible in a convenient, on-the-go package made with only simple ingredients. Be sure to enter the giveaway!
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. :)
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!).
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!
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.
If you’re trying to cut processed food out of your diet, two of the most common challenges are drinks and condiments. Fortunately, people have been using fermentation to make delicious drinks, such as kombucha, and much more since before recorded history.
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.
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.
I am so excited to share a big, fun announcement today. The cover of my next cookbook has just been finalized, and HERE it is! Woohoo
Spending 2 or 3 bucks on a pack of fresh herbs at the grocery store every time you need a sprig of thyme or a few mint leaves can add up fast! Luckily, growing them yourself couldn't be any easier.
Teachers work so hard; it's nice to give them a little something before we part ways for the summer!
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.
If you're not a great sleeper, then the details matter and can make such a difference. These are simple tips for learning how to sleep that have been helping me so much lately.
How to shop for "real" tea and advice from an herbal expert.
This week my girls and I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a LONG time …plant our first vegetable garden at our new home! It has felt like a LONG six months since we last had access to our own homegrown vegetables (in our old backyard), and I was so ready to get back to it. …