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Ditch the Bag of Chips: 15 Healthier Ideas for Lunchesby  

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

3-Ingredient Mango Ice Creamby  

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... Read More

A Two-Week Summer Meal Planby  

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... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 2by  

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... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 1by  

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... Read More

Hidden Veggie Popsiclesby  

Guest Post by Whitney Cornelison of Beauty in the Mess Veggies in a popsicle?! Really?! I promise they aren't as bad as they sound. While I am sure you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you that my... Read More

DIY Peaches and Cream Gummiesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Do you like fruit snacks or gummy candy, but don’t want the yucky food dyes or preservatives that go with them? If so, you need to try these homemade gummies! Not only do homemade gummies... Read More

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cake Barsby  

Stephanie's note: In a week, our family will be embarking on yet another "free" diet. You know the kind - free from gluten and grain, free from dairy, free from sugar, free from our usual favorites and convenience and ease.... Read More

How to Make Honey Sweetened Summer Berry Preservesby  

  By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Summertime is filled with a bounty of the most amazing fresh produce. But by far, one of our favorites is berry season! First to appear are red and delicious strawberries, followed by sweet-n-tangy raspberries, plump blueberries... Read More

A Two-Week Real Food Dairy-Free Meal Planby  

I have now nursed three babies. (By the grace of God, by the way ... it never came easily to me!) And do you know that for EACH baby, I had to take dairy out of my diet for one reason... Read More

Cool Down with 10 Iced Tea Recipesby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer By this time every summer, I’m searching for easy ways to cool down. I love iced drinks – but after drinking a lot of iced lemon water, I need a little change. Iced teas are a... Read More

Benefits and Uses of Chia Seeds (Plus 50 Chia Recipes)by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chia seeds have been lauded as a super food for a few years now, and for good reason. Of all of the benefits of chia seeds, some of the most notable are their ability to... Read More

9 Healthy, Portable Snacks for Family Road Tripsby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer  What's a road trip without snacks? For me, food is an essential part of any journey. Having something to snack on helps to pass the time in the car--and saves you from pulling into McDonald's when... Read More

Why My Kids Don’t Drink Juice Everyday {& What They Drink Instead}by  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It's everywhere. The idea that children should drink fruit juice regularly. On a hot summer day at the beach, we're surrounded by children consuming fruit juice from boxes. At a family picnic, the squirt juices... Read More

Easy 7-Day Summer Grilling Meal Planby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Summer is here ... my family's favorite time of year, because not only do we love having fun in the sun, but we're also seriously into grilling out as often as possible! In fact, I'm such a... Read More

My 10 Favorite Real-Food Recipe Sitesby  

Looking for some new real-food recipe sites? Check out my favorites! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I have recently started meal-planning for the month. It is just amazing to look at the month of meals, PLANNED, in my calendar! While it is a bit of... Read More

4 Tips for Eating Real Food While Traveling Abroadby  

By Tiffany Crumbs, Contributing Writer For six years, my husband and I scrimped, saved and pinched every penny we could for one big purpose: a family trip to Costa Rica. We worked hard for YEARS to get out of debt, so... Read More

50 Scrumptious Salad Recipesby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer  From fresh-from-the-veggie-garden salads to fruit salads to pasta and potato to meat to salads with an international flair, check out these 50 scrumptious salad recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings all year long!... Read More

Homemade Canned Soup Replacementby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer When I think back to my newlywed days, and all the canned soup we consumed, I cringe a little. As a newlywed, I learned to prepare all manner of meals while clutching my Betty Crocker... Read More

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