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Real Food For Babies From Beech-Nut

Okay, here’s my scoop on baby food: We fed our kids REAL foods from the start. Most of the time we’d feed them something {or many things depending on their stages} from our own meals. BUT, we all know there are times when that just isn’t possible: You eat at a restaurant, you have a […]

REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget: Month 2

Well we’ve officially finished up month one of the “REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget” and the month 2 menu plans have been released and emailed to all you lovely readers.  I hope you enjoy the new REAL food recipes.  This month is chock full of one pot meals, family favorites, and of course […]

Real Food Fast: Bar-B-Que Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

When I asked my readers what recipes they loved to make that they wish they could make healthier, tater tot casserole is one of the most requested recipes.  Mamas love tater tot casserole.  Its simple, quick, and filling. The whole family loves it.  Even the mama who claims she can’t cook can make tater tot […]

REAL Food Recipe: Potato Gatto – A Southern Girl’s Spin on a Classic Neopolitan Dish

Potato Gatto is a Neopolitan dish that is kind of like potato cake! Famous chef, Mario Batali even bakes his in a springform pan!  This southern girl loves her some potatoes and ever since I was a VERY young girl I would claim mashed potatoes as my favorite food. I’ve cooked them in a number […]

Squash Casserole made with Yogurt!

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Eeek!  At our house we have the same dishes every year – it is tradition.  You can be sure to find sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, cranberry sauce from scratch, asparagus casserole, pineapple casserole, potato casserole, homemade rolls, dressing with gravy and of course, the turkey. Everyone in […]

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 […]

6 Tips on How to Save BIG Money on Wholesome REAL Food

1. Practice the Buy in Bulk Principle If it is on sale at an awesome price…buy it.  It it is fresh food, use it, freeze it, can it, dehydrate it.  Especially if it is something you buy all the time, anyway.   One problem with eating REAL Food is that their aren’t a lot of […]

Sunday School: How I Buy Fruits and Veggies Beyond the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

I’ve had a few people ask me about the fruits and veggies that I buy. Which veggies are most important to buy organic? What about the fruits and veggies that aren’t on the clean 15 list? Which is better to buy: organic or local? So, I’m hoping I can answer all these questions and some […]

The New “Dirty Dozen” List is Released!

Have you seen the new “dirty dozen” list for the Environmental Working Group?  They have just released the 7th edition and not a minute too soon since we’re just getting into the months where fresh produce is at an abundance!! The EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” has new information on 53 fruits and vegetables collected from USDA […]

Organic on a Budget: Scoring Cheap Fruits and Veggies

If you’re making the switch to more wholesome foods like my family has been doing, you may have realized a change in your budget. If you were buying tons of processed foods and take out, you might have seen that you’re spending less. But, more than likely, if you’ve been doing “pretty well” before, using […]

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