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Mediterranean Summer Saladby  

Guest Post by Kristen Smith Though summer is winding down to a close, many of my garden plants are still in high gear. Even if you don't garden, chances are the farmer's markets and gardeners around you also have an... Read More

How to Build the Perfect Pasta Saladby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer Pasta salad has always been my go-to meal for potlucks. They’re easy to make, easy to transport and often don’t require refrigeration (which is great for picnics during the hot summer months). Besides, who doesn’t... 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

Orzo Salad with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoesby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I love this recipe for orzo salad with spinach and sun dried tomatoes for many reasons. First, the dressing is a simple red wine vinaigrette. Because it's not a mayo-based dressing, it's perfect for packing in lunches... 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

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

Best Summer Slaw with Kale, Brussels, Apples & Almondsby  

Guest post by Dena Norton Happy Memorial Day! Guess who's coming to my picnic today? This slaw, that's who. I like traditional cole slaw, but I love this recipe - as in, LOOOVE it. It's perfect alongside a Memorial Day... 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

What Can You Actually DO with all those Fresh Spring Greens?by  

Guest Post by Krissa Jeldy One of the things I love about getting a CSA box is getting introduced to all kinds of vegetables that (if I'm honest with myself) I probably wouldn't pick up on a regular basis at... Read More

Cranberry Apple Kale Salad Recipe with Lemon Vinaigretteby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Does your family enjoy kale salads? Try serving them this family friendly recipe for Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and I bet they will! Kale seems to be the "hot" superfood of the... Read More

101+ Meal Ideas for Late Summerby  

  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... Read More

30 Sensational Summer Salad Recipesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer Summer is officially here!  During this season, my family eats lighter meals which includes an abundance of salads made with the season's freshest fruits and vegetables from the farmers market or my own backyard. Often, we get... Read More

From Soups to Salads: Everything You Ever Wanted to Knowby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Picking a Cookbook for Picky Families I love trying new recipes, but one of the big bones I have to pick with a lot of cookbooks is that they require exotic ingredients, and, frankly, exotic taste... Read More

Chicken Enchiladas and Salad in Thirty Minutes Flatby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I looked at the clock in horror.  How could it be 4:30 already?  My husband would be coming home soon, and I had to feed him and eight kids at 5:00.   What to do?... Read More

10 Foods to Include in Your Summer Meals (And Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe)by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In the summer time, there is an abundance of fresh food available, no matter where you are.  At farmer’s markets and even local grocery stores, you’ll find locally-grown fresh produce in all varieties.  Some... Read More

7 Ways to Add More Veggies to Meals You’re Already Cookingby  

  Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer We all know that vegetables are good for us; they can help protect against many chronic diseases, aid weight loss, and provide vitamins and minerals. Yet, even with this knowledge, a good portion... Read More

5 Frugal Real Food Meal Ideasby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Without proper planning, a whole foods diet can be more draining on your wallet than you might expect!  However, by menu planning and incorporating meals with lower cost ingredients into my meal plans, I actually... Read More

Resources and Recipes to Make Your Meal Planning Successfulby  

With the Plan It- Don't Panic meal planning challenge beginning this Monday morning, now seemed like the perfect time to share some really helpful resources to help you succeed with your menus. Learn more about how to make meal planning... Read More

Real Food Holiday Recipe Roundup: 398 Wholesome Recipesby  

[caption id="attachment_8422" align="alignnone" width="520"] Quinoa Stuffing at The Nourishing Gourmet[/caption] I thought of this recipe roundup again as I was pondering all of the amazingly delicious and nourishing recipes that are available throughout the blogosphere for the holidays this year.... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Dandelionsby  

**Have you been following A Year of Herbs? Learn more about common herbs and ways that you can use them as simple remedies in your own home.** I joked last year about how my husband was trying to convince me... Read More

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