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.
My girls recently went to a very active, outdoor all-day camp in some crazy southern heat. So I wanted to be sure I kept them fueled with plenty of wholesome food. Here's a little recap of what I packed for them each day
It's hard to believe that Independence Day is almost upon us! And since most big holidays are all about the FOOD, I've got a bunch of real food recipe ideas for you today. The point here is that celebrations can still be fun even with real food as the focus.
This 1-day starter plan for a family of 4 "real food beginners" is a wonderful way to see how easy real food can be. I've included a free printable version as well!
In today's post about ultra-pasteurized milk I cover shelf life, nutrition, good and bad bacteria, types of pasteurization (htst vs uht), and labels.
Mark Bittman said he researched it and found that it is actually cheaper for families to cook at home than it is for them to buy dinner at McDonald's. I decided to put his theory to the test, and I have findings below to support his theory.
Long before I'd even given processed food or real food a thought, I'd heard about the supposed dangers of nitrites and nitrates. But really, how many of us actually know what a nitrate or nitrite is and exactly why it's something we should avoid in the first place?
A new book recently came out called It Was Me All Along. Driven by my curiosity about weight loss struggles, I couldn't wait to hear what Andie had to say about her journey to looking fit and feeling fabulous (and losing 135 pounds along the way).
Paleo is a hot topic these days, but what does it mean exactly, why do people do it, and what does it encompass? We are excited to offer these answers and more in today's sponsored post by our friend Allison Stevens, who is a chef and nutritionist with her company Prep Dish and who also lives the paleo(-ish, as she puts it) life.
To me, eating real food means NOT having to count calories, fat grams, Weight Watchers points or the like. And this doesn't mean giving up a healthy weight.
How about starting fresh in the new year with wholesome packed lunches for your little ones? My #1 trick for packing real food school lunches - even on those nights when I am feeling tired and uninspired - is making lunch items in advance and freezing them.
Today I wanted to share one of Blake’s favorite “Clean Cuisine” recipes and show you how I go about giving a British food favorite, Cottage Pie, an anti-inflammatory real food makeover. The three things I did to my Cottage Pie recipe to boost flavor, improve nutrition, and reduce inflammation were really rather simple.
Here is another school lunch roundup post for you so you can get ideas all in one place!
The other day my 9-year-old was hungry for a snack, and after rummaging through the kitchen she said, “Mom, do we have any muffins anywhere?” That girl loves some muffins, and if she’s really hungry she’ll try to eat two in a row (or even three!) some days. So she was thrilled today when she came …