Teach Your Child to Love Vegetables: Gardening with Children

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By Diana, Contributing Writer I’m always so excited to share a bit about my passions here at Keeper of the Home.  Recently, I’ve enjoyed sharing a couple of posts on budgeting in real food and cooking with seasonal vegetables that both nourish and taste phenomenal. Many of you have started to follow me on instagram where I frequently post pictures of my ridiculously good lunches for kids. As you can tell, I enjoy loading up my children’s diets on vegetables.  A frequent question that I get is, […]

Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Better

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I love that the term “real food” is becoming more commonplace. It’s clear that a movement has begun, with people increasingly wanting to avoid processed and fake foods, and learn to eat a more nutritious and whole-foods based diet. 10 years ago, I was in the same place as many of you. I recognized that my diet wasn’t ideal and was damaging my body. I sincerely wanted to improve my poor health and change the way that I ate. Much as I wanted to make […]

Picky Eaters: Avoiding the Dinnertime Dilemma By Raising Children With a Heart of Gratitude

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Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Picky eaters, finicky eaters, stubborn, selective. The notion of children being picky about their food is common these days. I’ve noticed that it’s tossed around as “normal” and accepted, even justified by some. Pop psychology and modern day experts in child development cite is as appropriate. But is it? I have to ask if this trend is something new or if young children were always “predisposed” to be picky eaters. One hundred years ago, did children reject the food their […]

Rising Above Food Wars: Eat for God’s Glory

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A question – “How do I keep the issue of personal food choices in godly perspective?” A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman asking me how to avoid alienating people who choose not to eat a diet of whole foods. Here, in part, is her email to me: I wanted to know your thoughts about living a lifestyle of eating optimum whole foods and avoiding processed foods.   I’ve been trying to refrain from telling people what […]

Q&A Video Blog: Eating Healthy During Summer Travels and in Other’s Homes

In today’s video, I’m answering this question from a reader: How do you handle situations where you know you will be eating at someone else’s home… and the home you are eating at does not eat whole foods? I am trying to get my family on a more whole food/healthy food diet but when we are out at friends or relatives we are served “regular” food.  What do you do when in these situations? For those who didn’t watch the video, here is a quick […]

Meal Plans from “100 Days of Real Food”

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Written by Lisa Leake, Guest Writer At the beginning of last year our eating habits were just like those of any other average family. We thought we were making fairly healthy food choices, although we certainly didn’t mind the occasional fast food meal or bag of chips. Then came a series of events, including an Oprah show, a book by Michael Pollan, and the documentary Food Inc., which forever changed the way we looked at food. As it turned out, a lot of what we […]

Raising Healthy Eaters: Helping Our Kids to Make Great Food Choices

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Today I have the privilege of being featured at Hannah Keeley’s site, with my guest post Raising Healthy Eaters: Helping Our Kids to Make Great Food Choices. You can check out my large mugshot (seriously!) and read what I have to say about how we can encourage our children to grow up to be healthy eaters who know which foods to choose to eat and why. “As moms, we all want the best for our kids. We work hard to make sure that they have […]

Real Food Makeover: The “W” Family

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Introducing the first of four families to receive a Real Food Makeover! Each week, I will be highlighting a different family and offering suggestions and resources to help them along the road to eating more real, whole, healthy foods. Meet the W. family: Mom “D” (37), Dad “M” (35), son “I” (3) and twin daughters “G’ and “S” (1). How they currently eat: A mix of both whole, homemade foods as well as plenty of convenience foods and packaged snacks. They eat out or have […]