Pumpkin Pie Casserole: An Autumn Comfort Food

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Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I love everything about autumn.  The cool crisp air, the breathtaking colors of the leaves, the outdoor bonfires, and all the extra snuggling opportunities that ensue are some of my favorite things about the season. However, the thing that I look forward to the most during this time of year is all of the wonderful, seasonal food! I absolutely love the flavors that are associated with autumn.  To me, these flavors speak ultimate comfort food! Two of my favorite autumn […]

Benefits of a Protein-Rich Breakfast (and a Protein Pancake Recipe)

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Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with so many choices (and conflicting information), it can be difficult to know what to serve our family. While cereal or toast may seem easy and convenient, these high-carbohydrate choices lead to elevated blood sugar levels which drop quickly and soon leave us feeling tired and hungry. Research shows that a breakfast high in protein actually stabilizes blood sugar and prevents hunger for a number […]

Green Bean Casserole (The Real Food Way)

Green Bean Casserole

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Green Bean Casserole is a staple side dish for many Hoilday dinners. Tasty green beans, creamy white sauce, and a crunchy topping, make it a well-loved family favorite. Unfortunately, many recipes include canned condensed soup, bacon bits, and French fried onions (also in a can); enough to make a real foodie cringe! Most of these undesirable ingredients can be completely avoided by using homemade alternatives such as made-from scratch sauce and home cooked bacon. Simply replacing these in your […]

Nourishing Wife-Saver Breakfast Casserole

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I grew up eating a “wife-saver” casserole each Christmas morning, with eggs and bacon and Corn Flakes crumbled on top. It was delicious and hearty, and best of all, my mom could make it the the day before and pop it in the oven while we opened gifts as a family. Pancakes and waffles are a more typical “fancy” breakfast around our house, as we all love to smother them with our frozen berries we pick each summer, and a big ol’ dollop of whipped […]

Cabbage Roll Casserole: A Tasty Way to Get Your Family to Eat More Cabbage

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Always trying to find new ways to get more nturient-dense foods into my family, I stumbled upon this idea a while back and it has proven to be a winner! The original recipe came from a fundraiser cookbook put together by my Nana’s Sons of Norway group. I’ve taken that recipe and given it a few “real food” tweaks and we just love it. Cabbage Roll Casserole Serves 4-6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1 lb ground beef (and if you like, a bit of […]