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REAL Food, REAL Fast: Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta

More veggies you say? Well I like to bring what you ask for… so this pasta is packed with veggies but even the picky eaters will enjoy this one. If you have kids {or husbands} who turn their noses up at real food just relabel this one as “homemade spaghetti o’s!” Seriously, this pasta has […]

Veggie Packed Refried Rice

This refried rice is keeping a REAL food secret.  Shhh. Don’t tell you’re kids, but this yummy kid friendly dish is PACKED with “nutritiousness.” There are some yummy scrambled eggs involved and LOTS of wholesome veggies.  And, you’ll never guess one veggie I used…RADISHES. Yep. Radishes.  Before this little experiment I had only eaten radishes […]

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 […]

Baked Chicken Spaghetti

Do you love spaghetti? You’re going to love this REAL food recipe for chicken spaghetti bake. I mean come on… cream cheese? Spaghetti? Cheese? Yep. That’s a recipe for success right there. If you’ve got just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes you can make this simple, delicious recipe that is sure to be […]

REAL Food Remake: Buffalo Chicken Calzone

Everybody likes a little “junk” food now and then. But, what I love is when I can turn “junk food” favorites into better for you REAL foods. All the same flavors – with better for you ingredients/no chemicals. While this recipe sounds like pub food it is actually made with healthy whole wheat, antibiotic free/humanely […]

REAL Food Fast: Sausage and Spinach Pasta

Pasta. Almost everyone loves it. It is filling, and, it is cheap. It is one thing my children are guaranteed to eat. This REAL food version is easy on the wallet and customizable so you can make it spicy or not spicy if you have little children with young taste buds. You can add a […]

REAL Easy Recipes: Stuffed Potato Boats

This is a great way to use a bit of this and that. Cooking REAL food often means you have a little of this and a little of that leftover. And, since we are paying a premium for some of those foods, it is important to get a lot of mileage of them and never […]

How To Cook Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot

Here’s an easy way to get a jump start on dinner or a super way to keep from heating the oven on summer day. Bake your potatoes in the crockpot. You’ll get that same slow cooked flavor but without having to tend to it. REAL food easy. My favorite kind of real food! Step 1: […]

REAL Easy Recipes: One Pan Taco Pasta

Looking for a REAL food replacement for your favorite hamburger helper meals? I’ve got a few right here. REAL, clean food can be just as easy as those highly processed meals in a box.  And, I believe you’ll be even happier with the results. This taco pasta meal can be made in one pan in […]

REAL comfort food: Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

Broccoli and Cheese – the perfect combination. Some things just go together. But, if you’re looking to have a real comfort food treat, you MUST try this Broccoli and Cheese Risotto. If you’ve ever tried flavored rice in box {processed food with powdered cheese and LAWD only knows what else} forget all that…this is creamier, […]

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