Cook More Real Food: Make a Meal Plan

So far during the Cook More Real Food event we’ve completed inventories of our pantry and of our freezer, and now it’s time to get really practical and a make a plan for what we’ll actually eat with all those foods! Your Tasks This Week Are: 1. To do a quick 5 minute or less inventory of your fridge. Honestly, this should be fast. Just scrawl it on some scrap paper if you like. Don’t write down your fridge staples (soy sauce, lemon juice, etc.) […]

Real Food Makeover: The Startup Family, Part 2

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This is Part 2 of the Real Food Makeover for the Startup family, and the very last of all the Real Food Makeovers! Lessening the Grip of Sugary Beverages One of the 3 baby steps that I suggested in Part 1 was to decrease their consumption of sugary snacks and beverages. It’s important to decrease sugar consumption in general for a million different reasons, but in particular processed sugary foods (like snack cakes and donuts, and especially syrupy soda pop) are full of High-Fructose Corn […]

Want to Buy the Healthy Snacks to Go Ebook? Here’s a Coupon Code!

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**Please note– Although the coupon code was not working yesterday, it is definitely working now!!! Sorry for the inconvenience. Go ahead and grab your books at this great price!** If you’ve been eyeing the Healthy Snacks to Go ebook from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship, here is your chance to grab it for a steal! To get 25% off the book’s regular price ($6.95), making it just over $5, use the coupon code: KEEPHOME You can read my review of Healthy Snacks to Go here. I […]

Cook More Real Food: Take Inventory of Your Freezer

Welcome back for the second part of the Cook More Real Food event! It’s so great to see so many people joining in, through the Facebook event page and also just through the comments. I’ve noticed a number of people blogging about the event and the progress that they are making as well, which is fantastic! Today we’re going to take inventory of what’s in our freezers. Join me as I tackle my own freezers… I realized as I watched the video afterwords that my […]

Giveaway: FuzziBunz Diapers from Just Bumming Around

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This giveaway has now ended! Since this was a wildly popular giveaway last time around, we’ve decided to offer it again! Just Bumming Around is a wonderful mom-owned and run cloth diaper online boutique, serving both Canada and the US. They carry only their very favorite products (which happen to include some of my favorites!) and strive for excellence in providing you with amazing diapers at affordable prices. Not so long ago, I reviewed a number of products from Just Bumming Around, including their FuzziBunz […]

Organic Food on a Budget

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Written by Angela Beery, Contributing Writer Now that the spring season is upon us, it is the perfect time to talk about fresh, local produce! Many exciting opportunities are ahead of us in the coming months. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to taking a stroll down to the farmer’s market, grilling locally grown vegetables and picking my own strawberries at a local farm! During this tough economic time, many families who normally buy solely organic food are finding it more […]

Cook More Real Food: Take Inventory of Your Pantry

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Wondering what Cook More Real Food is all about? Learn more about this event that’s taking place here at Keeper of the Home over the course of the next several weeks! For those on Facebook, join over 185 other women and be a part of the event! Today we are tackling our pantries! I hope you’ll join us! Watch me as I clean out, re-organize and take inventory of all the food that’s in my own pantry! Are you ready to do it yourself? Here’s […]

Real Food Makeover: The Startup Family

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This week’s makeover is for the Startup Family. Meet Kim, Jim and sons Matthew (16) and Stephen (14). How They Currently Eat: I am so pleased to introduce you to the Startup family, because I admire what they are doing. Mom is aware of just how much their diet needs to change, and I think it is so courageous and admirable of her to sign up to do this Real Food Makeover. Kim, you’re amazing in my books! Their diet includes a lot of starch […]