Tag: real 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,


Natural Peanut Butter Tips and Tricks

Have you made the switch to natural peanut butter? We used Jif for years and years, but once we started making the switch to a real food lifestyle I was horrified to see what was in it! I guess I used to believe that the stuff on the shelf  was exactly what it was supposed


Grandma’s Meatloaf

One of my favorite things that my grandmother used to make was her meatloaf. It was leaps and bounds better than any other meatloaf I have ever had, and still is. I’ve made a few adjustments to her original recipe in order to avoid heavily processed things, but it’s still almost the same. I hope


Clean Eating on a Budget

With my Why Organic post, I told you why I choose to eat organic. Today I’ll tell you how I manage to eat mostly organic with very little processed food on a $150 per week budget for a family of five. When I first started on this real food journey, I didn’t think we would


Real Food Recipe 2- Whole Chicken and Homemade Chicken Stock

Until about six months ago, I always bought my chicken stock from the store. I knew it was high in sodium, but making my own seemed like such a daunting task. After learning and researching GMOs, conventionally raised meats, etc. I decided that I needed to start buying organic. Lets face it, it’s expensive. It


Real Food Recipe 1- Kale and Blueberry Smoothie

Sounds gross, right? If you had told me that I would be eating or drinking something with kale a year ago, I would not have believed you. In fact, I didn’t even know what kale was. It’s an intimidating vegetable, and I haven’t quite figured out how to incorporate it into our weekly veggies but


Gardening Fun!

We started on our real food journey about six months ago. I call it a journey because it’s still a work in progress, although we are about 90% processed food free at this point. I figured that there is no better way to be conscious of what you are eating than to grow it yourself!! So this