Why Is It So Hard to Have Self Control With Food?

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I probably shouldn’t write this post. Beside me sits a small bowl of homemade treats from the freezer, which I certainly don’t need but definitely want. I fully intend to eat them. If you could taste what I’m tasting (creamy, chocolate-peanut buttery goodness), I bet you’d eat them, too. Two weeks ago, our family completed the whirlwind 9-week Europe portion of our one-year journey around the world (this seems unrelated, but stick with me). From Paris we worked our way through Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and […]

Spring Giveaway Week: 2 Year-Long Subscriptions to Plan to Eat!

How Plan to Eat Works and a giveaway

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer In this digital age it is easy to find a lot of great recipes online. Perhaps you pin recipes to Pinterest, bookmark them, or save them to your computer. Whatever you do, there are still the extra steps of menu planning and grocery list making to deal with. Plan to Eat makes all of this so easy, you won’t believe it. Here’s a basic rundown of how Plan to Eat works: Virtual Recipe Book Plan to Eat allows you to […]

How to Make Mayonnaise

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Today I’m going to share my favorite mayonnaise recipe and give you the details on how I make it. It’s not complicated, but it does take a little patience. The first time I made mayonnaise it was a complete flop. I rushed it, and well, I never actually got mayonnaise. Since then I’ve tried a few different methods and have settled on the one that works best for me. If you’ve attempted to make mayonnaise before and it didn’t […]

Making Mealtimes FUN! {5 Super Fun Family Dinner Ideas}

5 super fun family dinner ideas

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Sometimes we get so busy with the demands of daily life that we can easily forget to have some good ole-fashioned family FUN, especially when it comes to sharing meals together. The remedy? Well, besides the obvious rule of not overbooking our calendars … some purposeful planning may also be in order. Thinking ahead and scheduling a little family fun at mealtimes can reduce the urge to eat-n-run, and instead help to ensure more quality time together! Here are some fun […]

Food Allergies & Healthy Eating

Food Allergies and Healthy Eating

Guest Post by Jessica Smartt My son Sam has food allergies. Every so often, I meet another mom who manages food allergies. It’s like I’ve found a soul mate. We lock eyes and share a sympathetic smile: “You, too? Wow!” And we sort of fight the urge to hug each other. We know what it’s like. We know how overwhelming it is at first, when you wonder, what in the world will he/she eat? We know the fear and stress that follow you to restaurants, […]

Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situations Part 2 (With a 4-day Meal Plan)

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Did you miss the first part of this post? You can read it here. Now that you know what we’ve been buying are you curious what I’ve made with those foods, in sub-par kitchens at that? I tracked our actual meals and snacks for four days, to give you a genuine example of how we’re eating as we travel. A real look at what we ate for 4 days Monday Breakfast- Eggs, baguette, fruit (apples, pears, plums), and whole milk Small lunch- Fresh fruit and […]

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas {and a Mini Quiche Tutorial}

5 East Breakfast Ideas

  By Rachel, Contributing Writer If you are like me, weekday mornings are very busy. You’re getting the backpacks packed, the curriculum prepared on homeschooling days, the water bottles filled and lunch boxes ready to go… and the very thought of breakfast puts me even more behind. So I love the thought of easy breakfasts. Who doesn’t?? Here is a rundown of some of our favorite fast and easy breakfast ideas: 1. Smoothies These are our number one favorite! Smoothies are fast and easy and not messy […]

Winter Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 2 Annual Memberships to “No More To Go” Menu Plans ($64 Value Each)

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This seems to be the week for giveaways geared to meal planning and cooking from scratch! Today’s giveaway is a little bit different, though. Typically I share a lot about doing your own meal planning, but I know that for many people, that’s still a daunting thought. Particularly for those still making the transition to real foods and looking for ways to cut down on the planning time that goes along with eating better, No More To Go just might be the perfect solution. Instead […]