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|Archived Since:||July 27, 2010|
Trust me, making this dish from scratch in order to avoid highly processed additives like partially hydrogenated oils (i.e. trans fat), artificial dyes, and MSG is so worth it. Not only will it taste amazing, but you'll feel good about the dish you're serving your precious family.... ? Read More: Recipe: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
I bet you didn't know you've been making grilled cheese wrong all this time. There are two tricks - First, is a key ingredient that I bet you aren't using nearly enough of and the second is a secret ingredient that takes this classic sandwich from good to amazing!... ? Read More: Video: How to Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese!
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.... Show More Summary
I've been on my soapbox recently about kids and snacks. And before I step off, I need to address one more issue: rewarding kids with junk food. It is our responsibility, as adults and caregivers/parents, to offer kids the right options.... ? Read More: Why Kids Should Not Be Rewarded with Junk Food
Here is the final video in my kitchen tour series! In case you missed it I've already shared a tour of my fridge, pantry and kitchen (drawers, etc.). As you'll see in this video we actually have an extra freezer that we use pretty regularly.... ? Read More: Video: A Tour of My Real Food Freezer
If you (or your kids) are getting tired of the same old snacks I've got the perfect solution to switch things up...A Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie!... ? Read More: Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie!
I'd love to feature some of your new and creative (non-candy) ideas on the Charlotte Today show later this week!... ? Read More: Video: Why I Don’t Hand Out Candy On Halloween
Here is another school lunch roundup post for you so you can get ideas all in one place!... ? Read More: School Lunch Roundup VI
My daughter was recently tasked with keeping a food journal for her science class. She really got into recording all her meals, and it made me realize this could be a good exercise for any elementary aged child—no matter what kind of diet they're eating!... ? Read More: My Daughter’s Food Journal
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... ? Read More: Recipe: Apple Walnut Muffins
Making homemade pasta, such as this sweet potato ravioli, is a really fun kitchen project for me and my daughters, and the outcome TASTES REALLY GOOD. Homemade ravioli is one of my most favorite dishes of all time, and there's just no way to make it if you don't make the dough.... ? Read More: Recipe: Whole-Wheat Sweet Potato Ravioli
Getting my new cookbook off the ground last month meant having to reach out to others and ask for help. As many of you know, that's not always an easy thing to do, but these wonderful bloggers (listed below) accepted my request with open arms.... ? Read More: My Cookbook Ambassadors (Some new sites you might like!)
I'm sad to report that what you've heard is true...the divided Ziploc lunch containers have been discontinued! :( I did some testing this week that felt pretty darn risky. But the results ended up being better than I expected, so let's get down to it!... ? Read More: The Lunch Box Rumors Are True…
Today I'm going to share Part I of a two part series on my go-to Costco shopping list for real food, which will include produce, pantry staples, frozen organic veggies and fruit, organic meat options, and a few other tidbits. But first I am going to give you my short primer on shopping at Costco.... ? Read More: My Go-To Costco Shopping List (Part I)
Every now and then we break the rules with a special homemade treat like this one that I'm sharing today. That's because it's unrealistic to think you'll never indulge in a sweet treat again (oh, the horror!), and I fully recognize that...Show More Summary
The Fresh 20, started by my friend (and fellow mother) Melissa, is a meal planning service that helps take the guesswork out of what to have for dinner.... ? Read More: 48 Hour Deal: The Fresh 20
As part of my pantry and kitchen video tour series, here is what you'll find inside my refrigerator!... ? Read More: Video: A Tour of my Real Food Refrigerator
I don't believe that in recreational sports there needs to be a snack given. But on the occasion that they are, there are so many other great ideas for real food snacks that can feed the teams and classes!... ? Read More: 5 Inexpensive Real Food Snacks for Sports and School
You asked for more surprising products with "More Sugar Than You Think"...so here they are!... ? Read More: 8 Organic Products with More Sugar Than You Think!
Today we are talking about a fabulous (colorful) fruit option that holds up really well in the lunch box, and that's berries!... ? Read More: Recipe: Raspberry Almond Lunch Box Waffles + 5-day School Lunch Meal Plan