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Does Eating Real Food Make Us Healthier?by  

Does eating real food make us healthier? Can eating well cure everything that’s wrong? Here are some considerations that may make you change your eating…

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8 Ways to Supercharge Your Smoothiesby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer It's the New Year. Are you ready to supercharge your smoothie? Smoothies, or smoothie bowls, are a convenient way to pack in nutrition, especially when loaded with raw fruits and vegetables. We love to include lots... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D in 600 Wordsby  

  By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but I've been hearing a lot about Vitamin D lately. But because I'm busy being a homemaker, working, and taking care of a 9-month-old who's doing his best to... Read More

5 Foods That Slash Stressby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Stress can be detrimental to our bodies. Stress leads to anxiety, grumpiness, sleep problems, and lack of concentration. All of these then contribute to heart disease, digestive upset, high blood pressure, and even thyroid problems.... 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

15 Tips for a More Enjoyable Pregnancy (from a soon-to-be mom of 5)by  

In many ways, pregnancy gets easier the more you've done it. You learn what works for you, you learn to relax, and perhaps most of all, you learn that it's just a season and a relatively short one at that.... 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

Frugal Real Food Thanksgiving Menu + Stress-free Cooking Timelineby  

Guest post by Tiffany Terczak I'll be the first to admit --- this is the time of year when we typically throw caution out the window. We toss aside "healthy" recipes and reach for the shortening and corn syrup and... Read More

25 Pantry Staples for Last Minute Mealsby  

Image by Larry Hoffman Guest Post by Kate Tietje There’s nothing worse than looking at the clock and realizing you need to have dinner on the table, soon. Only you have no idea what to make.  (Hmm...pantry staples to the... Read More

Simple Summer Salad Recipes {& Vinaigrette Dressings}by  

Guest Post by Marci Ferrell I do enjoy summertime with the abundance of fresh produce whether through a home garden,  CSA, farmer's markets or your local grocery store.  I didn't used to be a salad lover but it could be... Read More

Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars (nut-free!)by  

Looking for a yummy, real-food homemade granola bar recipe? This is a great one! It's nourishing and also allergy-friendly ... no gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts or peanuts! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but it feels... Read More

Supercharge Your Nutrition with Swiss Chardby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Like most families, we have our share of picky eaters. I’m sure you know what I mean, and if you don’t, count yourself blessed. Despite my best efforts, somewhere around the age of 8 or... Read More

A 2-Week Aldi Meal Planby  

I don't keep it a secret: I love Aldi. My love affair with the discount grocery chain began during my newlywed days. My husband and I were struggling to figure out how to make our budget work, and a friend... Read More

How to Deal with Sugar Cravingsby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It's 4 p.m. and you find yourself in the kitchen pantry, rummaging through the baking supplies, trying to find that half used bag of chocolate chips. You know they must be somewhere. And you must... 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

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 1)by  

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer Good morning! Have you eaten your wood pulp today? Now, I know I'm kind of weird in that I do make sure my kids eat dirt (as does Stephanie) and I try to fill them... 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

3 Reasons You Might Need a Breakfast Revolution (And How to Get it Started)by  

By Beth, Contributing Writer I grew up in the Christian church youth group subculture of the nineties. I came by my revolutionary mindset honestly, as we questioned if we were 'radical enough for Jesus', week after week. Even now, more than... 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

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