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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

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

How to Make Colorful Homemade Sprinkles (plus DIY yellow cake mix!)by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer While I was writing my book, The DIY Pantry, it was essential to me that the book include the staples that people actually USE regularly in their kitchens. A few things were obvious, like taco seasoning... Read More

65 Fabulous Gluten-Free Strawberry Recipes for Springby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Strawberry season has arrived! And even though these bright red beauties are calling to us everywhere we turn – from roadside stands to farmers markets to local grocery stores – my family's favorite way to get our hands... Read More

Allergy-Friendly Menu for Spring and Summer Entertainingby  

  By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer We are eagerly, painfully, awaiting the coming of warm weather here in the southeast United States. It has been COLD! We love to have friends over during the warm-weather months and I'm always looking for easy,... Read More

Build Your Own Healthy Saladby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Salad season is here again! If you're excited to get back to the healthy crunch of fresh foods at mealtime or you're simply trying to add more vegetables to your daily diet, use this guide to pair... Read More

Simple Homemade Ranch Dressingby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Whether a topping for salad, a dip for crudités, or a way to get your kids to eat something they might not otherwise eat, ranch dressing is a staple for many families. But as those... Read More

The Benefits of Cooking and Baking with Stonewareby  

This post was originally published in 2010, but with more and more people looking for safer alternatives to their non-stick cookware, this is a great topic to revisit! With all that I've been learning over the past few years about... Read More

How to Make Greek-Style Yogurt in 5 Easy Steps! {No Straining Required}by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Thick.creamy.delicious! Three words that definitely describe Greek Yogurt, which is why so many of us are huge fans of this custard-like probiotic treat. Yet, each time I attempted to make it, I found myself frustrated by the... Read More

Are These Hidden Toxins Lurking in YOUR Chocolate?by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Chocolate has served as a sacred elixir, an aphrodisiac, and a comfort food for multiple civilizations since the time of the Aztecs. With a scientific name like theobroma, which literally means "food of the gods," there's... Read More

Cauliflower Pickles: Refrigerator Pickles Recipeby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Will you be planting cauliflower in your garden this year? One of our family's favorite way to eat cauliflower is pickled. Pickling is such a great way to preserve your garden's bounty. Cauliflower pickles taste great alongside... Read More

40+ Freezer Meal Recipesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The afternoon and early evening can be a stressful time in many homes. Keeping kids happy and getting dinner on that tables, all while being fatigued from the day, can be difficult. To tell you... Read More

Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauceby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer The days are getting longer and my desire to spend a lot of time in the kitchen is beginning to dwindle. Wait, my desire to spend a lot of time in the kitchen always dwindles.... Read More

50 Fabulous Grain-Free Slow Cooker Mealsby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When life gets busy, turn on your slow cooker! At least that’s my motto. And right now, things couldn’t be busier. With baseball season in full swing, I’m playing chauffeur to two active boys four days a... Read More

The Importance of Trace Minerals {and How to Increase Your Intake!}by  

This post was originally published in November of 2008, but is a great reminder that your body needs these minerals just as much as the other elements of good nutrition that we discuss on a regular basis! Sure, we all... Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Quick, Healthy Meals for Your Familyby  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It's five o'clock. What's for dinner? For many years, if I didn't have a menu plan with printed off recipes, when five o'clock rolled around we'd resort to going out to eat or grab... Read More

Take Charge of Your Health with The Whole30 Challengeby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Did you resolve to eat healthier in the New Year, only to find yourself falling back into the same old eating patterns after trying to make healthy changes? I’ll be honest, for years I struggled to eat... Read More

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