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Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip – A Holiday REAL Food Recipe

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

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

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

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 […]

Lunchbox Inspiration: Watermelon, Strawberry, and Mint Fruit Salsa

Today is the last post in this series, although it is probably not the last post you’ll see about lunchboxes!  I hope you have enjoyed this series and you’ve gotten a few good ideas and some inspiration for how you can make lunchbox meals simple and/or fun while still being packed with healthy foods. This […]

Carrot Cake Cream Pies

Today’s snack is AWESOME! It is a bunch of healthy ingredients that taste like CARROT CAKE.  Mmmm…. So good.  You know those Little Debbie Cakes that everyone has lovely memories of about enjoying them as a kid?  Yeah, me too.  Have you read the ingredients lately?  Yeah…me too. If you loved oatmeal cream pies these […]

Simple, Healthy, & Wholesome After School Snack Series: Dried Fruits and Nuts

Welcome to the second post in a series about real food snacks – snacks that are simple, healthy, and wholesome.  I’ll share a new recipe or preparation each day and I’ll share lots more at the end of the week in a big round up!  If your kids have a favorite snack you’d like for […]

Simple, Healthy, & Wholesome After School Snacks Series: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Snacks

This marks the first post in a series THIS WEEK on SIMPLE, HEALTHY, WHOLESOME snacks.  These snacks don’t contain any yucky chemical ingredients {like many packaged options}.  These snacks will be simple to prepare.  And most of all, these snacks are ones your kids will love and beg for! I’ll share a new recipe or […]

Fruit Salad with Homemade Marshmallow Cream and Cream Cheese Dip

It’s time for another lunch inspiration!  Last week I shared a fun one: Teriyaki Chicken and Watermelon Sushi!  Sounds exotic, but its really simple, {utilizes leftovers…WIN!}, and the kids will love the fun presentation. This week I am sharing a sweet but healthy treat.  The inspiration for this dish came from one of my family’s […]

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