Our fifth post of the Reader Diary Success Stories this year. Meet Bailey and read about how eating real food has made a difference for her entire family.
Our fourth post of the Reader Diary Success Stories this year. Meet Jessica and read about how eating real food has made a difference for her entire family.
Our third post of the Reader Diary Success Stories this year. Meet Lindsey and read about how eating real food has made a difference for her entire family.
Our second post of the Reader Diary Success Stories this year. Meet Jill and read about how eating real food has made a difference for her entire family.
Our first post of the Reader Diary Success Stories this year. Meet Jennifer and read about how eating real food has made a difference for her entire family.
Packing your kids a healthy, nonprocessed, delicious school lunch just got easier. Find tons of meal ideas that you and your kids can choose from!
Set yourself up for success with these 5 simple & realistic healthy New Year's Resolutions. Make big changes this year for the health of your entire family.
Learn what these 10 misleading food labels can mean and how to know what's really in your food (and how processed it is)!
Does it really matter where your milk comes from and what the dairy cows eat? Learn how grassmilk is different than other options at the store.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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?
Here are some healthy and easy lunch ideas for your teens to change things up from the typical PB&J. Prepare for empty containers because these are a hit!
There are plenty of reasons to pack your lunch, a few of which being, more control over what you're eating, more time, more money, and more variety.
Once you make roasted bell peppers at home, the sky's the limit for how to use them! It's hard to go wrong with these 5 easy ideas you can try this week.
Naturally occurring sugar - like the sugar in fruit, is a real food we should consume. Current nutrition labels make identifying "added sugars" challenging.
Here are 5 solutions for when you need a quick (yet solid) healthy packed lunch and are out of ideas. You won't find any boring ol' pb&j's here!
I know some readers love to look at these healthy school lunch ideas with their kids so they can point out what they want (and what they’ll actually eat)!
Obviously what you eat matters quite a bit, but so does how much you eat. Today I'm going to share the 6 stages of hunger along with my thoughts about each and what to do as you experience each one.
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.
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.
Packets of fruit snacks seem to be everywhere, from birthday party goody bags to pee-wee soccer sidelines. But here’s the thing: They are neither fruit nor a healthy snack.
Here’s another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these pictures with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they’ll actually eat!).
Some people call it freezer cooking, some call it batch cooking. I call it making your own convenience food! Avoid the junk by making your own.
This is great list of real food recipes to start cooking through if you are new to cutting out processed food.
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!
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.
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.
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!