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Cinnamon Apple Salad Recipe: A Perfect Holiday Side Dishby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer My mom is a great cook. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Ohio with vegetables from the garden, fruit from their fruit trees, fresh milk from their cow with real cream and homemade... Read More

Celebrate Fall with 35 Favorite GF Pumpkin Recipesby  

  By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Pumpkin and I have had a great relationship ever since I first met this handsome "gourd." I remember picking out my first plump round pumpkin as a preschooler and watching my mom turn that hard, rough sphere of... Read More

Breaking Free from Real Food Burnoutby  

Guest post by Trina Holden Have you ever experienced Real Food Burnout? It's an actual condition, typified by an aversion to the kitchen, phobia regarding shopping or menu planning, and surprisingly strong cravings for junk food. Sufferers often experience amnesia in... Read More

15 Strategies for Eating Well & Avoiding Take-Out During Busy Seasonsby  

I think I've finally learned how to keep serving our family real, whole foods, even when life is busy and I don't feel like I have time to cook properly.  Every once in a while, when we have one of those days... Read More

A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)by  

The school year is upon us. And didn't it happen so fast? Where did the summer go?  For our family, this is a novel year. We're trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It's called Innovations, and it... Read More

A Day in the Life: Kelly {Food Blogger & Cookbook Author}by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Five years ago if someone would have told me that I was soon to become a grain-free food blogger and cookbook author, I would have replied, “what in the world?”  That’s because I had no idea that... Read More

11 Fresh and Unique Green Salad Recipesby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  There's just something so right about a fresh, in-season, mouth-watering green salad in the summer, don't you think? I was raised by a mother who believed in eating seasonally, which meant that I never even knew... Read More

Healthy Back-to-School Lunches Made Easy!by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Ready to get your lunchbox groove on? Oh yeah! It’s that time of year again … back-to-school season! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for... Read More

45 Real Food Slow Cooker Meals for the Summerby  

Today Stacy brings you a roundup of 45 excellent slow cooker recipes, categorized by protein type. This is a continuation of Jami's roundup a few weeks back, where she shared 42 recipes, divided by meal type (breakfast, lunch/dinner, sides, dessert/beverages). Now you... Read More

25 Healthy & Delicious Summer Salads {Plus 5 Tips for Creating The Perfect Salad}by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer The warmer weather of summer lends itself to lighter meals like deliciously fresh summer salads. They’re not only a satisfying and refreshing way to beat the heat, they’re also simple to put together, and can... Read More

Why this is a post I never thought I’d writeby  

*It's rather coincidental, yet so perfectly aligned, that I would feel led to write this post the same week that Jessica's thoughtful post on such a similar topic went up. I think the message is coming through loud and clear...... Read More

Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Actually Useby  

Welcome to our newest weekly feature, Real Deals! I know that, like me, you want to buy the best products possible (and support great companies) while still sticking with your budget.  Starting this week, we'll be bringing you a weekly roundup... 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, Nutritious Snack Solutionsby  

By Hilary Kimes Bernstein, Contributing Writer Looking for simple, nutritious snack solutions for your hungry children this summer? Try fresh fruits and vegetables. God has a marvelous way of creating snack food to be easily accessible and nourishing. You can... Read More

Pea Guacamole Dip Recipe: Guacamole That Stays Green!by  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer The first time I made this pea guacamole dip recipe, I served it to my family without telling them what the secret ingredient was. They could taste the avocado. They could taste the tomatoes. They... Read More

Frozen Banana Bites: The Perfect Summertime Treat!by  

Summer will officially arrive soon, and we simply cannot wait! In anticipation of "no more pencils, no more books" ... we've already dusted off the ice cream maker and of course, our ice pop molds. That's because making homemade frozen treats... Read More

Perfect Peanut Butter Granola Barsby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer I absolutely love granola bars. They've been a favorite snack since I was a kid. Whether it's a road trip, camping, hiking, a toddler snack in the diaper bag, or just to have something on... Read More

Strawberry-Peach Salsa Recipeby  

  By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Summer is a wonderful tine to enjoy fresh salsa. It's so flavorful and delicious! Plus, it's easy to make. However, you may want a change from tomato-based salsas. (I'm sure that's mortifying to some die-hard... 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

Why Quinoa Deserves a Permanent Spot in Your Diet (with recipe links!)by  

Image by Jennifer via Flickr CC By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It was the year 2001. I was a high school kid on a short-term missions trip to Bolivia. We were doing a touristy day trip to Lake Titicaca, and... Read More

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