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What’s in That “Healthy” Convenience Food?by  

By Michele of Frugal Granola, Contributing Writer Whether you're traveling, eating out with a friend, or picking up some convenience food for lunch boxes, do you know if you've made a healthy choice? At first glance, many meal options appear... Read More

How Does Coffee Affect Your Health? {plus 6 Coffee Alternatives!}by  

Guest Post by Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional By Grace I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother... Read More

The Soy Decoy: Why Soy is Not a Health Foodby  

This post was originally published in June of 2010, but the topic is still pertinent today! Soy is one of the most commonly mistaken modern "health foods", and unfortunately, can be found in just about everything in the form of... Read More

Simple and Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes the Whole Family Will Loveby  

Guest Post by Tiffany Sometimes we real foodies make healthy eating way more complicated than it needs to be. Butter:  Is grass-fed really better than organic? Milk:  Which is better, organic or raw? Grains:  Is whole wheat really better than... Read More

What’s Wrong with Hydrogenated Oil (and How to Avoid It)by  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer While many oils are healthy and nourishing to the body and brain, hydrogenated oil is not one of them. You've probably heard that hydrogenated oil isn't good for you, but perhaps you are not sure why.... Read More

Is the Pomegranate Worth the Price? {5 Reasons + 3 Recipes to prove that it is!}by  

Guest Post by Dena Norton Pomegranates are everywhere lately – food blogs, Pinterest boards, clothing lines and magazine covers. Pomegranates have been on the scene for a while now (some say since the Garden of Eden), and it doesn’t look... Read More

5 Real Foods to Help You Prevent a Cold or Flu and My Puchero Andaluz Recipeby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer One of the most important things I've learned over the years, especially since having children, is that optimal nutrition and care for our body's well being is the key to staying healthy during the cold and flu... Read More

What To Feed Kids With Asthma: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan for Kidsby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Looking for an anti-inflammatory meal plan? Today, Jessica has you covered! A few times a year, my husband and I go to bed with a lump in our throats. We listen over the monitor for... Read More

A Day in the Life: Kelly, Meal Planner and Mom of Two (13 and 11)by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer I have to be honest, there really isn’t a typical day at our house, other than one of my favorite days of the week – Meal Planning Prep Day! That’s the day I spend some time... Read More

Conversation: Balancing Healthy Food and Real Lifeby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When I first started eating real food, I was pretty strict. I would not buy any white sugar or white flour.  I would not use wheat (spelt, then grain-free).  I was convinced all that stuff was... Read More

25 Oatmeal Recipes Perfect for Back-to-School Breakfastsby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer In the next few weeks, the kiddos will be heading back to school and it will be important to give them a healthy breakfast so they can focus on learning. Oatmeal is an inexpensive breakfast staple.... Read More

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

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,... Read More

Unhealthy Pantry Staples Remadeby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer Back in the days before most of us were even born, when our mothers or grandmothers were girls growing up, pantries were stocked very differently than in today's world. Here's a picture of a pantry from... Read More

How to Cook Perfect, Fluffy Quinoaby  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer I posted a recipe for quinoa pancakes last month here at Keeper of the Home that called for three cups of cooked quinoa as one of the ingredients. Some readers asked how to cook quinoa, so... Read More

How to Make Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treatsby  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Growing up, there were few things more exciting during summer than hearing that little ditty playing that meant only one thing … the Ice Cream Man is coming! Soon he’d be rounding the corner of our... Read More

Homemade Freezer Smoothiesby  

By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer In this house, smoothies are a regular thing. I make them almost daily as either a snack or a supplement to a meal. I can’t just eat a smoothie and call it done – or... Read More

Homemade “Jiffy” Corn Muffin Mix: Simple, Healthier Cornbread, with Three Variationsby  

Guest Post by Jessica Smartt After I moved to "the South," I realized a few things about Southerners: They say "y'all," and you will, too, if you live there long enough. They don't know a stranger. They love their cornbread.... Read More

Easy Quinoa Pancakes (Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free)by  

By Mindy, contributing writer Fluffy, easy, nutritious, delicious, and low-glycemic pancakes...what more could anyone ask for?! These simple pancakes make a great breakfast when you have leftover quinoa from supper the night before. Quinoa is more gentle on your blood... Read More

Homemade Condiments for Fantastic Summer Barbecues (with 4 Recipes!)by  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer The summer holidays are just about to be upon us in North America and with them come summer barbecues. Oh, goodness, I love summer.... ::sigh:: With Memorial Day in the U.S. and Victoria Day in Canada... Read More

How to Make Mayonnaiseby  

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... Read More

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