Blog Profile / 100 Days of Real Food

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Archived Since:July 27, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Too Many Names for Sugar: Which Ones to Avoid!

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 Best Ever Steak Butter!

This Steak Butter recipe is inspired by my first-ever job in the food world. I was 16, full of energy, and soooo excited to be working as a hostess at The Chop House in Knoxville, TN (where I grew up).

A Bonus for Pre-ordering my New Cookbook!

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.

Why the “Grassfed” Label Is Tricking Us

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.

How to Pack a Real Food Picnic

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.

Teaching Your Kids Cooking Skills is SO Important!

Teaching your kids cooking skills is no new topic on this blog… and for good reason! Cooking [from scratch] is “the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and […]

Guest Post: The Best Foods for Kids to Cut with a Sharp Knife

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!

How to Make Sandwich Sushi

Sandwich sushi is the perfect bite-sized finger food that could just do the trick in helping your child eat more of their veggies, because somehow thinly sliced vegetables (yes, even the green ones) look so much more appealing when wrapped up in bread.

What Food to Prep for the Week (+ Food Storage)

If you've just gone to the grocery store and it still looks like there's no food in your house but instead only ingredients, then you're doing something right! If you're avoiding factory-made food, it's up to you to turn those ingredients into something edible, and today I'm sharing an easy way to do just that with food prep suggestions and storage information.

No-Cook Veggie Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

I've got a fun summer kitchen project for you that might just get your kids to try some new veggies! Not only are these Veggie Spring Rolls fun to make, but you'll end up eating the entire rainbow in one meal.

Alaska Salmon Giveaway + Recipe Contest

We are definitely fans of seafood at our house, but we try to be careful about where we get it from. Today I'm excited to share with you a seafood source that has been a long-time sponsor of ours since they follow these ideals and more, Alaska Gold Brand.

Guest Post: Kombucha + Kraut are Real Food!

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.

Our School Lunch Plans Are Back – July Only!

I'm super excited to announce that we're going to once again offer you our Real Lunches, Real Easy School Lunch Meal Plans!

What are Sprouted Grains?

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.

Green Curry Fish Packets

These Green Curry Fish Packets are such an easy, mess-free summer meal! Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this one. They'll never guess how easy it was to make.

Guest Recipe: Loaded Black Bean Burgers

These loaded black bean burgers are packed with veggies, fiber, and southwestern flavor. They're kid-friendly and freezer-friendly too!

My Most Used Dried Spices: Top 12

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.

Guest Post: Strawberries and Coconut Cream Pops

Here is a quick and simple recipe for strawberry and coconut cream pops that take advantage of seasonal fresh berries and help you cool off all in one.

5 Real Food Budget Meals (approximately $15 each)

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).

Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Thyme

I love to grow and eat fresh herbs but never even considered adding them to a green salad for some extra flavor. So (now that I know better!), I added some thyme to this Spinach Salad recipe below, and it was a fabulous addition.

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