You can have a crunchy, crispy, salty and tasty addition to your lunch. You just have to think outside the chip box for healthier ideas for lunches.

Ditch the Bag of Chips: 15 Healthier Ideas for Lunches

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I love chips. Crisp and salty, chips just seem to be the perfect side to pack up for lunch. What I don’t love about chips are the levels of acrylamide – a cancer causing chemical found in many brands of pre-packaged chips. The good news is, you can still have a crunchy, crispy, salty and tasty addition to your lunch. You just have to think outside the chip box. 15 Healthier Ideas for Lunches Vegetable chips can be […]

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4 Sure-Fire Tips to Help Picky Eaters Actually Eat That Healthy School Lunch

4 Sure-Fire Tips to Help Picky Eaters Actually Eat That Healthy School Lunch

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer There’s an unspoken stigma amongst moms these days, namely “picky eaters are created by moms who cater to their kid’s every whim.” Or better said, your kid wouldn’t be a picky eater if you didn’t LET him be. And while an element of this certainly may be true, picky eating isn’t quite that simple. Sure, the concept of a “picky eater” is largely a first-world one. But that doesn’t mean it’s not REAL or not worth our attention. Nor does it […]

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This recipe for mango ice cream is cool and creamy just the way ice cream should be. Best of all there is no added sugar!

3-Ingredient Mango Ice Cream

Guest Post by Allison of Kale Cuties I LOVE ice cream! I mean, WHO DOESN’T? Isn’t that why there’s a whole song about it? :) Unfortunately, my carefree enjoyment for ice cream came to a halt around my freshmen year of college when my doctor confirmed a dairy allergy. Going dairy-free was hard and meant usually going without. The few times I did give into my cravings my JOY for this cold creamy treat was short lived as bloating, stomach cramping and even allergy like symptoms would soon […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: On Sale $22.99 ($0.03/count) Seventh Generation Thick & Strong Free and Clear Baby Wipes, 768 Count Just $6.45-$7.21  BetterBody Foods Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil,15.5 Ounce is on sale for $7.59.  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save.  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order. $3 Off Jessica Fisher’s The Print & Go Planner eBook OR A Month of Meals: Make-Ahead Meals   Use Coupon code keeper3. (Discount good until August 15th.) Just $12.92-$15.27.  ($4.31-$5.09/16 oz bottle)  Babyganics Baby Shampoo + Body Wash, Fragrance Free, 16oz Pump […]

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I've put together enough recipes for a two-week Summer Meal Plan to include as many of the flavors of the season as I could.

A Two-Week Summer Meal Plan

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It’s the time of year where the local Farmer’s Markets and our gardens have begun to overflow with the season’s harvest which make it the perfect opportunity to incorporate a wide variety of produce into our meal plans! I want my family to enjoy as many of the different fruits and vegetables that are in season right now as possible. My kids will easily devour an entire carton of raspberries or blueberries almost as soon as I wash them and set […]

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Weekend Links

Got dry skin this summer? I do, too. I’m an avid sandal wearer and in the heat, my feet tend to get drier than usual, even cracked sometimes. If you’re like me, I think you’ll LOVE this extra special freebie that my friend Renee from MadeOn Lotion is offering only for Keeper of the Home readers! Her popular Au Chocolat lotion stick (which is my hands down favorite lotion scent) is creamy and nourishing and oh-so-yummy smelling, and she’ll send you one free for just the […]

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Need to preserve your food? Here are links to 100+ recipes to help get you started (and inspired)!

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 2

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Did you miss Part 1 of How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything? Go right on over HERE to read it. It will give you some fantastic information about: Why we preserve food The 7 types of food preservation A note about safety How to choose which method of preparation to use Tips for getting equipped to start preserving But today, I want to share with you just a few of my favorite preserving websites, recipes, tutorials, resources and inspirations! Handy How-To’s […]

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When it comes to food preservation, there are seven options when you need to preserve your food.

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 1

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer It’s nearly August, that time of year when zucchini show up unannounced on your doorstep, peaches are offered for sale by the bushel, and tomatoes proliferate. Needless to say, it’s a time of bounty, when everything is growing great gonzos, so it’s the time of year when every year I feel underprepared for processing and dealing with all the delicious food that is at the height of flavor and nutrition. Thus, about two years ago, I started compiling all of […]

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