Eat Real


Learn how to eat real food without going crazy.

The food you eat matters.

Thankfully, food doesn’t have to be complicated. We simply need to adopt a ‘back to basics’ approach to our food. We need to step away from factories and come back to nature. No diets, no fads, no crazy rules. Just simple, nourishing food. The kind of food that’s been around… well, forever.

Need a little help discovering what a ‘real food’ approach is?

If you haven’t signed up for my free 21-day Simply Healthy eCourse, I’d start there. I’ll walk you through the most doable plan for healthy eating. I promise to keep the information practical while giving you resources to tailor the plan to your needs. And like I said, it’s totally free. It’s my way of giving back and helping build a better future for everyone. Click here to sign up now or click here to learn more about the eCourse.


Recipe Index

Need a little inspiration for your next meal or snack? I’ve got you covered. Click here to check out Thank Your Body’s recipe index.


My Favorite Real Food Articles


Real Food Basics

Just getting started with real food? Check out these posts:

Real food in an overly processed world
Real Food Basics – Stocking Your Pantry
Which diet is best?
Why I don’t count calories (hint: food is more than calories!)
Real food simplified for the stressed, busy, or overwhelmed
Five common mistakes people make when switching to real food
How To Menu Plan
Why I choose organic
Real food for busy people

Still believe fat is bad? Read these posts to learn why your body needs fat along with what kind of fats are best:

Why your body needs fat (part 1)
Why your body needs fat
 (part 2)
What’s everyone’s problem with butter?
The battle between butter and margarine
Is meat healthy?
The ugly truth about vegetable oils

Check out some of my favorite super foods and nutrients:

Why you should eat liver (and how to get over the “ick” factor)
Benefits of Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Benefits of Gelatin
Coconut Oil 101
The Benefits of Vitamin K2 and How To Get It
5 Reasons to Start Loving Lard
5 Nutritious and Sustainable Alternatives to Your Favorite Seafood
Vitamin D 101: Why You Need This Nutrient In Your Life


You may be surprised to learn that not all “health” food really is healthy:

3 “health” foods to avoid
Healthy or not? Pinterest lies and other foolish things
Reconsider Folic Acid for Pregnancy
Are you drinking too much water?
Is skim milk healthy?

Other things to avoid:

Artificial Food Dyes
Genetically Modified Foods
Why You Should Ditch Microwave Popcorn and What To Eat Instead

Useful Kitchen Resources:

FREE cooking conversion charts
How to cut an onion picture tutorial
Cast Iron 101

Still here? Check out these little gems:

My Journey to Real Food
Why you struggle with your weight
Getting your teen to eat real food
How real food can heal eczema from the inside out
How real food can prepare you for pregnancy, birth, and give your children the best chance of health.
Is salt bad for you?
Why you might want to consider a grain free diet.
What’s really in a McDonald’s hamburger
How to Maintain Motivation to Eat Healthy
5 Reasons Healthy Eating Doesn’t Stick

You can also view all the posts in this category here.



last updated 03/01/15