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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.
Both of my daughters typically request yellow birthday cake over chocolate, which consistently leaves me wondering if there was a mix up at birth.
As I mentioned, both my older daughter and I were inspired by our recent 30-day Green Smoothie Challenge to try some new combinations and more importantly some new-to-us (in smoothies) ingredients. So today, I'm excited to introduce a Tropical Green Smoothie recipe made with some of our new favorites, including coconut water, peaches, and pineapple. Yum!
I'm excited to share a little more about the Green Smoothie Challenge we've been trying out for the past few weeks. This is a free challenge put together by my friends Jadah and Jen.
I've got the perfect cold treat for you that's super easy to make on a hot summer day (no oven required!). I saw a similar recipe in a magazine and loved how easy it looked, thinking about when we occasionally break our rules and enjoy a sugary homemade treat.
If your salads are getting a little predictable and boring I have the perfect Green Goddess dressing recipe for you to jazz things up! Plus since it's summertime you can get half the ingredients right out of your herb garden (or from your local farmers' market).
I've got a new really simple dinner recipe for you, but first let me share what sparked this idea. I was recently at an agricultural event where the farmers were talking about how everyone always goes for the pork chops, and they hoped people would branch out.
I personally started adopting the real food initiative a few years ago but recently, thanks to bugs in my organic food, I became aware of a shortfall on my part.
I have a super fun summer party idea for you...Backyard Movie Night with a DIY S'mores Bar!
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!
This is a super easy one-dish meal that gets gobbled up quickly at my house. My younger daughter is rather picky about what veggies she'll eat, but she loves Brussels sprouts - go figure. So this is a go-to weeknight meal for us, and I love to sometimes pair it with wild rice on the side.
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.
I'm so excited to share my new favorite salad with you! This is one of those meals that you keep thinking about for days.
It's time to have fun with real food for the upcoming holiday weekend! This cute little idea would be great for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, or just any old time you're feeling patriotic. :)
Essential oils seem to be all the rage these days. If you're wondering what they do and how to use them, this is for you! Today we're partnering with our sponsor Plant Therapy to give away some free essential oil sets and share their top 5 oils and kid safe synergies for summer.
This past weekend we went on our second-ever family backpacking trip (our first time without a guide)! When we first did this last summer the guide handled all of the food, which definitely appeared to be a big undertaking.
I'm doing something a little different today and posting one of our favorite recipes from my cookbook! It's perfect for the warmer weather we're having.
So, since label reading (unfortunately) isn't always as straight forward as it should be, today I'm sharing a little cheat sheet that tells you what some of the more commonly found ingredients really are.
I recently put together a list of what I buy at Whole Foods Market, but the list was so long that I had to split it into two parts. Below I'm covering the areas of the store that I didn't include last time.
It's no secret that (with our pledge officially over) we do indulge in some special treats on occasion. So, just in time for Cinco de Mayo, here is my husband's recipe for Homemade Honeydew Melon Margaritas!