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!
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 my hope is to provide some direction for those confused about what processed food is along with some resources to help reduce it.
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.
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.
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!
When it comes to cutting out processed food, one of the toughest areas to navigate is bread. Today I want to discuss another option that is "sprouting" up in many stores these days (pun intended, haha): sprouted grains.
I hope you'll find the following real food budget meals helpful and easy on the wallet. Each can feed a family of four, and each is $15 or under (with two notes, since we use some of the food twice during the week).
I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't when it comes to making changes on kids' sports teams. Here's my best advice so you can do the same.
I’m still posting lunches pretty regularly on my Facebook page, but here is part 8 of my School Lunch Roundup Series. Also be sure to check out our School Lunch Photo Gallery. It allows you to search by dietary need and types of food. Lots of readers tell me they sit down with their kids to look at these …
I get why the word "superfood" was coined for advertising....And this is yet another food trend you won't see me touting.
Finding "real food" boxed cereal is not the easiest thing to do! I'm going to give you the low down on some of the bad, better and best options that are out there.
Sunday is my food prep day for the week. And the benefits are huge, I tell you. There's no turning back once you try it.
One of the latest food trends - Gluten Free - which is not just a trend but a serious health issue for many, is often being viewed as "healthy for everyone." And that couldn't be further from the truth!
Since not everyone sees the lunches I post almost daily on Facebook, below is a little summary for inspiration. Also be sure to check out our School Lunch Photo Gallery.
It's time to think about packing school lunches, and we've done the research for you! Here are five of our favorite lunchboxes that should make your lunch packing a breeze.
Walk through any grocery store and you'll notice the increasingly larger shelf space committed to snack bars. We took a closer look at six of them.