Real Food Makeover: The Startup Family, Part 2

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This is Part 2 of the Real Food Makeover for the Startup family, and the very last of all the Real Food Makeovers! Lessening the Grip of Sugary Beverages One of the 3 baby steps that I suggested in Part 1 was to decrease their consumption of sugary snacks and beverages. It’s important to decrease sugar consumption in general for a million different reasons, but in particular processed sugary foods (like snack cakes and donuts, and especially syrupy soda pop) are full of High-Fructose Corn […]

Real Food Makeover: The Startup Family

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This week’s makeover is for the Startup Family. Meet Kim, Jim and sons Matthew (16) and Stephen (14). How They Currently Eat: I am so pleased to introduce you to the Startup family, because I admire what they are doing. Mom is aware of just how much their diet needs to change, and I think it is so courageous and admirable of her to sign up to do this Real Food Makeover. Kim, you’re amazing in my books! Their diet includes a lot of starch […]

Real Food Makeover: The Woody Family, Part 2

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At long last, I’m back to completing this Real Food Makeover series! Thank you for your patience with me as I took a couple of weeks off from doing any heavy writing, while I launched my new book (Real Food on a Real Budget) and my new site design. Phew! Let’s continue… A Sample Weekly Meal Plan Since the Woody family is in a similar season to our family (3 young children and a busy mama who needs meals that are relatively quick and easy) […]

Real Food Makeover: The Woody Family

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This week’s makeover is for the Woody Family. There is mom Stephanie, dad Josh and children Delaney (5), Dawson (3), & Finn (2). How They Currently Eat: This family particularly touched me with the email they sent me to be chosen as one of the makeover families. Here is an excerpt from it: Our journey to being a whole food family is much harder than I anticipated.  My wife and I are great planners and dreamers, but the process of doing and finishing, or sometimes […]

Real Food Makeover- The Anderson Family, Pt 2

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This is a continuation of last week’s makeover for the Anderson family. This week I want to share a sample menu plan. It won’t look quite as specific as the menu plan for the W family, because mom Andi is already a regular menu planner and has certain meals/themes that she uses each week, so instead I’m going to make a lot of overall suggestions. In the first post, I discussed how her biggest priority is to make things that will help her husband with […]

Real Food Makeover: The Anderson Family

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I am just loving these makeovers! They are long and take more work than my usual posts, but to me, there is nothing like really digging in and getting practical for particular families. Are you enjoying these posts, too? I pray that they are a blessing, for both the families involved, and those that read them as well! This week’s family is the Andersons. There is Andi (mom), Jesse (Dad) and two little cutie pies, Corbin (2) and Callan (just turning 1). How they currently […]

Real Food Makeover- The “W” Family, Part 2

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Continuing on from the first installment of this week’s Real Food Makeover… What to Buy, Where to Buy It One fantastic thing that the “W’s” mentioned is that there is a an enthusiastic local foods movement in their area, including a co-op, farmer’s markets and CSAs. I think that the co-op would be an excellent starting place. Last time I talked about creating a kitchen binder, including a grocery checklist. During mom’s times of meal planning, she will be able to check off needed items […]

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 […]