101+ Meal Ideas for Late Summer

101 meal ideas for late summer

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again. Yup, the time of year when there’s still a month of summer left and yet we’ve already made all our favorite recipes to beat the heat. Yes, there is still nearly a month left of picnics, barbecues, road trips, trips to the swimming pool, and just plain it’s-too-hot-to-cook-tonight meals. (There are also all those afternoon tea parties and other summertime hospitality opportunities, too.) So, if you’re like me and looking for healthy summer meal […]

Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situations Part 2 (With a 4-day Meal Plan)

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Did you miss the first part of this post? You can read it here. Now that you know what we’ve been buying are you curious what I’ve made with those foods, in sub-par kitchens at that? I tracked our actual meals and snacks for four days, to give you a genuine example of how we’re eating as we travel. A real look at what we ate for 4 days Monday Breakfast- Eggs, baguette, fruit (apples, pears, plums), and whole milk Small lunch- Fresh fruit and […]

28 Delicious and Healthy Grain-Free Snack Ideas

Delicious Grain-Free Snack Ideas

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Grain-Free, paleo, primal and gluten-free diets seem to be everywhere these days. All you have to do is scroll through Pinterest for a while and many of the recipes you’re likely to see will boast one of those descriptions. There are many different reasons your family may be reducing or eliminating grains from your diet, or maybe you’re considering going grain-free, but you’re not quite sure how to make it work for your family.  Over the past few months, my […]

101 Snacks For Your Husband On The Go

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By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer I get questions a lot from women who want to know how to get their husband on board with their new healthy diet. I’ve been very blessed to be married to a man who pretty much goes with the flow of my kitchen journeys – and I’ve taken him on a CRAZY ride in the course of three years. Barry Myers is a saint, y’all. But really, you say “Stacy! Ack! He doesn’t embrace my lemongrass spinach smoothies! When I offer […]

Real Food Substitutions and No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls {a perfect holiday treat}

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Written by Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer I’m always on the look out for natural alternatives and healthy recipes, and I’m sure you are, too–especially if you read Keeper of the Home frequently. With all the gluten intolerances, food allergies and reduced sugar guidelines so many readers face today, I’m glad to be able to make quick substitutions like these: You can also substitute 1 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon of pure powdered stevia. (Not truvia or another similar brand; those are equal substitutions and often have fillers in […]

Fast and Frugal Snacks Straight From Your Garden

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer During the month-long Eat From Your Pantry & Freezer Challenge, some of us have an added advantage–our summer gardens. If you live in a warmer region like I do, you may already have some yummy produce ready to harvest. So if your pantry or freezer starts to look bare, why not just walk outside and grab a fast and frugal snack straight from your garden?! From the super easy veggies that require nothing more than picking, washing and (sometimes) cutting […]

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 […]