10 healthy snacks for on the go

10 easy snacks for on the go

Snacking is serious business in our house.  With a 5 year old, 3.5 year old and 1.5 year old, it seems someone is always eating, talking about food, or getting to that point of too hungry.  Hangry kids are no fun!  For those reasons, and because I also don’t want to become a hangry mom […]

30+ starchy vegetable side dish recipes + my whole30 intro

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This week the hubs and I embarked on the Whole30 challenge.  The Whole30 is a 30 day program where you focus on eating real foods, while eliminating potentially problematic foods to see how your body does without them.  You focus on eating meats, vegetables, fruits and fats, while excluding dairy, gluten, all grains, soy, legumes, […]

banana carrot almond flour pancakes

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These banana carrot almond flour pancakes are my new favorite breakfast!  There is so much to love about them – the flavor (sweet from the ripe bananas), the texture (soft but not mushy), and the goodness inside them (eggs! bananas! carrots! almond flour!). They are similar to my banana-egg-oat pancakes but made grain free with […]

how to build a meal worthy salad in 5 simple steps

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You guys, I have been salad obsessed.  O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. I love food, and I love eating, but I’ll admit some foods make me feel better than others.  Salads make me feel especially good, but don’t always leave me feeling full and satisfied.  I need a meal with some oomph to them, and these meal worthy salads […]

easy weeknight lemon pepper salmon

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I don’t know about your house, but dinner time here can sure be hectic.  With three little kids, someone is sure to get hangry (aka hungry and angry) during that hour or so before dinnertime.  And maybe that someone can be me… I am not perfect.  When we need dinner fast, with little prep and […]

the cost of real food + five tips to save more money

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Does eating real food cost more than the typical standard american diet (SAD)?  The short answer: yes it does.  The long answer you’ll get below: it doesn’t have to.  For me, I definitely have some room for improvement. Today I’m going to share what our budget for food looks like, plus my goals for where […]

baby steps to a real food lifestyle: start with a cooked breakfast

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Over the years my way of eating has changed a lot.  My view on what a healthy diet is has changed a lot too.  In the past I thought low-fat or “diet foods” were what was good for me.  The media tells you that, so you know it’s true, right?!  Ummmm no.  At least not […]