The Microwave: Why You Should Avoid It and Other Options

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Back when I was in high school, I remember sitting in French class one day.  I don’t remember what brought it up, but the teacher told us that she didn’t have a microwave.  We were honestly shocked.  Why, we thought (and said).  In this day and age, everyone has a microwave!  It’s so convenient!  How do you cook without a microwave?! Why, indeed. I continued to happily use my oh-so-convenient microwave for several more years. That is, until I began […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win a Large Gift Box from Healthy Surprise ($79)

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I was pleasantly surprised last week as I opened up my review box from Healthy Surprise. The idea behind this novel business? We all know that it’s easy to fall into snacking in unhealthy ways, and sometimes it’s difficult to source out various kinds of truly wholesome snacks. Healthy Surprise does the work for you, seeking out new and unique (but always healthy) snacks that your whole family can enjoy, packs them up and sends them to your door on a subscription basis. Each month’s box […]

A Healthy Real Food Diet for Pregnancy

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Written by Diana, Contributing Writer I remember being pregnant with my first child.  I was more concerned with the colors of his nursery rather than truly understanding the responsibility of growing a human being. I didn’t have anyone to stop and explain to me what my body was about to go through and the importance of a healthy diet to grow a baby and endure childbirth. Needless to say, I stayed within the average weight gain, however, I delivered via cesarean section and spent the […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win One of 10 Copies of Real Food…Real Easy

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Since having my 4th baby four weeks ago, I am just starting to really cook again after enjoying meals from friends and from my freezer. As we adjust to our new “normal”, my main priority is foods that are quick and easy to make, but are still whole, nourishing, and from-scratch. In my quest for a little mealtime inspiration, Real Food…Real Easy has been one of the places that I have been turning. Real Food…Real Easy is an eBook with over 70 recipes, intended to help those […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win One of 8 Copies of Recipe eBook Wholesome Comfort (And Scalloped Potatoes Recipe!)

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A couple of years back, I realized that so many of the more ethnic, unique, vegetarian-influenced dishes that I had been making just didn’t appeal to my husband (lentil casseroles, cold rice and bean salads, various curries, squash soups, that sort of thing). The leftovers would sit around, and only I would eat them. My husband isn’t a particularly picky eater, but I came to the conclusion that it’s comfort food that he loves. I’ve had to strive to learn to make those standard recipes […]

45 Real Food Snacks for Kids

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Earlier this week, Mindy shared some fantastic ideas more specifically for toddlers and for on-the-go eating (no mess!). Now Stacy shares a very wide variety of any age, kid-friendly, whole food snacks for home and for travelling. Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Snacks are an important part of a child’s day. Kids grow fast and need frequent refueling. The type of food they consume greatly affects their development, attitude, and feeling of well-being. The task of feeding them is never ending, isn’t it?. The […]

The Battle for a No-Fail Nourishing Popover

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Guest Post by Jami Delgado Popovers have become a bit of an obsession of mine. Why? Well, because they are quick, fun and everyone seems to be super impressed with your cooking skills when you make them for dinner parties. The problem arises when one wants to make a nourishing popover that is devoid of refined flour. In reality, popovers are not difficult to make at all. Follow a few simple rules and you will have lovely popovers that overtake your tins and do not […]

10 On-the-Go Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlers

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Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I’ve never met a toddler who didn’t like to snack!  Who can blame them?  Snacking is fun! Although I feel like it’s important for children to have three nutritious meals a day, I also feel like there is still a lot of room for them to enjoy healthy snacks as well.  Their little minds and bodies are growing quickly.  It takes a lot of energy for a little child’s body to grow into a healthy, strong, adult body. Snacking throughout […]