A Practical Guide to Real Food {a 12 Day Real Food Challenge}

September 17th, 2014

Real Food Planning Challenge

Most of us really want a lead a real food lifestyle: To replace factory-produced, processed “food” with healthier, whole foods like the ones God made in the beginning. To cook wonderful, nourishing meals for our families that will get us rave reviews at the dinner table. To live lives that aren’t plagued by hormone imbalance, […]

Creamy Shrimp, Potatoes, and Kale {30-minute meal}

September 15th, 2014

Creamy Shrimp, Potatoes, and Kale 30 minute meal

So…we’ve started homeschooling.  It’s just pre-K, and it’s only two days a week…but I’ve been really, really surprised by how much time it requires! (How do you full time homeschool moms do it??) Not that I’m not loving it – I am! But let’s just say that quick and easy dinner recipes are becoming an […]

Making Friends with Fat, Part 3 {Printable Kitchen Guide to Fats}

September 11th, 2014

Kitchen Guide to Fats and Oils

We’re wrapping up the Making Friends with Fat series with a practical guide to using healthy fats in the kitchen.   A Kitchen Guide to (Healthy) Fats In part 1 of this series, we got personal. Part 2 was more on the intellectual side. And today’s 3rd and final post is all about the practical. […]

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

September 8th, 2014

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

We’re in the middle of a blog series called Making Friends with Fat and, in Part 2 posted last week, I reviewed why butter, cream, and lard are actually healthy. I’ll wrap up the series soon enough, but today I thought it would be fun to take a little break to share the recipe for these […]

Making Friends with Fat, Part 2 {Why Fat IS Healthy!}

September 5th, 2014

Making Friends with Fat, Part 2 {Why fat IS healthy}

 This post is the second in a series on why fat – even saturated fat – is good for us. I’ve shared my personal experience with low fat dieting, and today we’ll take a look at what the science actually says is true about fats and our health. I hope the Making Friends with Fat […]

Making Friends with Fat, Part 1 {Why Fat IS Healthy!}

September 2nd, 2014

Making Friends with Fat, Part 2 {Why fat IS healthy}

    This post is the first in a series on why fat – even saturated fat – is good for us. I’ll share my personal experience with low fat dieting, review what I learned (and what I taught others) as a dietitian, and then discuss what I now know about the benefits of fat […]

Homemade Coconut Cream Popsicles {SF, GF, DF option}

August 29th, 2014

Coconut Cream Pops Chocolate Dipped smaller2

In Texas where I live, summer starts in May and usually lasts through the end of October.  All six of those months are hot, but in July, August, and September, the heat and humidity are at their worst. As in, race-to-the-car-before-your-makeup-melts hot. (Yes, we really do that) I sometimes have two or three different types […]

5 “Healthy” Back To School Lunch Foods NOT to Pack

August 21st, 2014

5 Healthy Back To School Lunch Foods NOT to Pack

I confessed in my Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie post earlier this week that, despite this being my first year to pack and send lunches to school, I’ve not actually read much of the Back To School lunch buzz that’s filling our feeds lately. The few posts I have read have been chock-full of great tips and […]

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies {GF, DF, No refined sugar}

August 18th, 2014

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies, GF, DF

  It’s that time of year again. Back to School Lunch posts, pins and shares are bombarding us. I’ve been clicking past most of them, probably in denial that I really will be sending my daughter off to school for the first time in a couple of weeks (though I did gain some really great […]

5 Reasons Everyone Should Visit a Farm

August 15th, 2014

Yonderway Farm Sunset 2

  Been to the farm recently?  We have. After three years of buying meat, poultry and eggs from Yonderway Farm, we finally  made the 90 minute drive west of town to see for ourselves where our food comes from.  We loved it. We shouldn’t have waited so long to do it, and neither should you! […]