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 […]

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 […]

2 minute tuna avocado salad

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As a mom of two littles, I can definitely say that lunch time is the most challenging meal to get on the table.  Usually we’ve spent the morning away at activities and will arrive back home when everyone is hungry and getting tired for naps.  I rely heavily on leftovers because they are quick to […]

cream cheese cucumber bites

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Healthy eating can take a little prep work to make it feel simpler sometimes, but thankfully it doesn’t take hours to do.  These little cream cheese cucumber bites are prepped and ready in 5 minutes and can wait in the fridge until you are ready to devour them.  Perfect little bites when you’re a bit […]

huevos rancheros

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Breakfast for dinner is always in our meal plan rotation.  Thursdays roll around and it just sounds so comforting and hits the spot every time.  Normally I lean more towards pancakes or omelets, but for this BFD (that we ate on a Saturday – double BFD dose that week!) we mixed it up with huevos […]