REAL Food Recipe: Hidden Valley Ranch Copy Cat

Hidden Valley Ranch Copycat from

Ranch dressing is one of the most requested recipes.  Everyone, it seems, wants to know how to make it from scratch – without all the added icky ingredients in commercial brands. The problem is, everyone LOVES the flavor of the commercial brands.  AND, the authorities on Ranch – aka children who dround everything in it [...]

A Healthy Valentine Treat You’re whole family will Love…Apple Beet Sauce and A Give Away!

Apple Beet Sauce for Little Green Pouch from

Do you have a new little eater in your home? Have you ventured into making your own baby food?  Do you have some toddlers or little kids that LOVE that squeezable apple sauce pouches that come in various flavors and brands these days?  If so this post is for you. Those pouches can be pretty [...]

Easy REAL food snacks for kids: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Are your kids constantly hungry? I know, what is up with that? They want to eat all. day. long. If you are looking for REAL food snacks that you can make with a few simple ingredients in just a few minutes, these little chocolate peanut butter oat bites {or protein power bites, or bubble bites [...]

REAL Food Redo – Chocolate Graham Crackers

Chocolate Graham Crackers for kids rom

Kids like snacks. Kids like chocolate. So making these chocolate graham crackers are a no brainer. I realize you could totally buy graham crackers at the store…but I dare you to compare the ingredient list here to the ingredient list on the boxed version.  And besides that, these chocolate crackers taste more…chocolatey, like a brownie [...]

REAL Food Redo – Homemade Cheese Crackers

Real Food Redo - Cheese Crackers for

Do your kids love cheese crackers?  You know the ones, they come in many shapes, sizes, and forms: goldfish, little squares, etc. You can eat them by the handfuls or box-fulls?  Have you read the ingredients?  Yeah. Me too. {Or maybe you’ve been avoiding it!}.  Besides the yucky ingredients label there is also the cost [...]

Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip – A Holiday REAL Food Recipe

Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip from

The holidays are upon us, that means time off from work, and more time to squeeze in office parties, family get-togethers, dinner parties, and any other excuse to eat a good meal, some decadent desserts, and other foods we don’t usually eat year round! If you’ve been dubbed to bring the dessert, an appetizer, or [...]

REAL Frugal Food: Microwave Popcorn without the Chemicals

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REAL food need not cost an arm and a leg. While some foods DO cost more, there are other foods that are actually CHEAPER. You just need to learn which foods are worth the extra money and which ones to skip. Popcorn is one of those foods that can actually be CHEAPER. While 90% of [...]

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cereal Granola Bars

These chewy chocolate chip granola bars were a hit with my kiddos and my hubby! These granola bars are chewy, sticky, and crispy. They are VERY similar to the ones marketed to kids in the breakfast aisle – only without all the icky ingredients you can’t read! Whip these together in just a few minutes [...]

Fun {REAL} Food for Kids: Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Swirls + a Give Away

Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Swirls for kids

I found something that kids LOVE for a snack that I LOVE to give them – Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Swirls.  I found the recipe in  a cookbook I’m reviewing, “Weelicious Lunches:  Think Outside the Lunch Box with More than 160 Happier meals,” by author, and fellow blogger, Catherine McCord of Weelicious.  It is [...]

Pineapple Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Coconut and Almond Granola

Pineapple Parfaits with coconut almond granola

This tropical real food treat is a fantastic way to start your morning or a sweet {but healthy} pick me up in the afternoon {when it is easy to go straight for the chocolate!}.  While pineapple and coconut scream of summer, this is actually a great little winter breakfast or snack. Why? Fresh fruits and [...]

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