Tag: Food

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I know, I know, not the healthiest of choices for a side dish, but every kid loves mac and cheese! I don’t want to deprive my children of classic childhood treats just because we are a real food family. Over the past year or so, I’ve realized that although it may not always be healthy,


Salt is Not the Enemy?

Did I get your attention? My whole life I’ve known that sodium is bad for you and causes hypertension and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. I never cooked with salt and I never added salt to my vegetables or meats after they were cooked. What I never realized was that it’s not


Red Sunshine Juice

A week or two ago I tried to do a juice detox. It didn’t go very well, but I’ll be trying again soon:) Something about not eating made me a little crazy and by dinner I couldn’t take it any more. What I did find was that I wasn’t exactly hungry, I just felt the


2013- The Food Movement in Review

Overall, I think that 2013 was a good year for those of us in the “food movement”. People are becoming more educated, and are starting to make healthier choices for their families. There have also been some major setbacks, but that is to be expected. Change doesn’t happen overnight, or in a week, a month,


Gluten-Free?

I’ve always been a little skeptical of the gluten-free craze that has taken off over the past several years. It seemed like out of the blue tons of people stopped eating gluten; why? Then I started doing some research, and maybe there is something to it. Obviously, people with Celiac disease cannot have gluten, but


Blackberry Chia Seed Smoothie

The Blueberry Kale Smoothie I posted awhile back is one of my most popular posts and was even featured at Adventures in Mindful Living, so I thought that I would share one of my other favorite smoothies! Blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and vitamin C and have high antioxidant levels. They also have a high


One Step at a Time

Before we started our journey toward a real food lifestyle, we were not healthy eaters. We ate out a lot, I rarely cooked, and most things I did cook came out of a box. The one thing that I did try to avoid was artificial food dyes. Not because I necessarily thought that they were


Why Organic?

Since i started blogging, I have had several people ask me about my changed eating habits. I wasn’t exactly a healthy eater for the majority of my life. I used to eat boxed macaroni and cheese and all sorts of other processed stuff. We ate fruits and vegetables, but most of our side dishes came


Moms Across America March!

Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day celebrating the USA! My oldest son, Luke, and I had the opportunity to be in one of our local parades this morning with a group called Moms Across America March to Label GMOs. It’s something that I have been passionate about for