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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 […]

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 […]

Guest Post: Eating Local: How to Become a Locavore?

Many currently contend that eating local, or becoming a “locavore,” is “the new organic.”  As organic food firms have started to use industrial, long-distance and environmentally unfriendly shipping methods, foodies have begun to look a little closer to home for their grub. Eating locally supports local business, minimizes air pollution, and brings fresher food to […]

A Trip to the Farm & the Market

I am really excited that the farmers markets are back in full swing now!  I don’t have one that is just down the road … but I have several that I am willing to drive to!  My family loves to go on the weekend all together to enjoy the sites, smells, and local flavors and […]

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 […]

Local or Organic?

There is a lot of talk about buying organic and buying local produce.  So which is better?  Which one should you be looking for/buying?  The short answer: both.  Read on for the longer answer, and to find out how to make it work in your household and in your area. :: Why buy local? What […]

My Whole Food Journey 6.21.10

Since my family has been making some new food choices in hopes of living a longer/healthier life we have adopted a few “food rules.” Make no mistake, we ENJOY eating, we eat meat, AND we live on a budget – but we are not deprived. This may or may not be similar to your life […]

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