Real Food

Real food is natural. It nourishes. It heals. It doesn’t come with man-made chemicals. Fight for real food with me, and see just how tasty it can be.

  • 5 Easy to Grow Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors

5 Easy to Grow Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors

Growing up I always would watch my mom go outside and do her gardening. As a child I didn’t understand her fascination with gardening. Since my only real job outside was to weed, I didn’t have the same love affair as my mom. But as I got older, the image of her being outside became [...]

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  • 14 Simple Ways to Boost Your Health in 5 Minutes

14 Simple Ways To Boost Your Health In 5 Minutes

Ready to boost your health? New Year's means many Americans are thinking about their health. Whether you want to eat better, get more sleep, lose weight, or reduce stress - you're not alone in making a health-related New Year's Resolution. Boost Your Health in 5 Minutes But here's some really good news: You don't have [...]

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  • The Health Benefits of "Cheating"

The Health Benefits of “Cheating” – Eat that cake!

So, you've decided to eat a certain way. Whether that's to just eat real food or master a specific diet that fits your needs - good for you. It takes patience. It takes work and commitment. And a lot of recipe searching. You feel good. You know you are doing something good for your body. But then it happens. [...]

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  • Some awesome healthier, natural Halloween candy options with lots of allergy-friendly options!

11 Natural Halloween Candy Options (+ Allergy Friendly)

Looking for healthier, more natural Halloween candy options. Um, yeah. Me, too. Here's the thing - I am a crazy planner. I am always weeks, months, even years ahead of myself. I love to be organized, on top of things, timely, and prepared. But for some reason, I always seem to fail at holidays. FAIL. [...]

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  • The importance of self-love is an important tactic for healthy living. Being kind to your body may do more for your health than anything else. Here's why.

The Importance of Self-Love: Be Kind to Your Body

The importance of self-love. It's talked about a lot online, but not as an actual tactic for healthy living. Self-love is more than just accepting your body and feeling beautiful. The importance of self-love goes way beyond body image discusses. Self-love is vital to being healthy. While I do believe that how we eat, move, [...]

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  • Want to get your family on board with healthy eating? This simple nutrition fact labels game is sure to win them over.

Nutrition Fact Labels: Why you need to read them.

Who really enjoys reading nutrition fact labels? I mean, really? But here's why I think those nutrition fact labels are a huge part of any real food journey. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's back up a bit. I often get asked, "how to get my family/spouse/friend/etc. on board with real food?" And it [...]

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  • My health journey was a major shift in perspective. What is real food? What kind of exercise is good? I hope my health journey will help inspire yours.

My Health Journey – A Shift in Perspective

It's been a while since I've shared my health journey. For a long time I felt like some sort of “in the closet” crunchy-granola, green-livin’, real-food-believin’ hippie. Sure, the people who really know me know that I believe in health. And if someone asked I’d be more than happy to share a DIY cleaning product [...]

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  • The adaptogenic properties of Holy Basil and energizing Chia Seeds are perfect to replenish your body. Try this homemade sports drink recipe today.

Tulsi and Chia Seed Homemade Sports Drink

Your homemade sports drink just got a lot better with two words: Chia Seeds. If you look in the dictionary, the definition of chia seeds is as follows: CHIA: n /'tji-a/ the actual, indisputable, perfect supplement to anything ever. Also see: Heaven, Gift to Earth, Ambrosia, etc. Yup. That's it. Assuming, of course, that your dictionary's up [...]

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  • Is butter healthy? You may be surprised to learn the butter truth.

Is Butter Healthy? The butter truth.

Is butter healthy? If you would have asked me that while growing up I would have said, “Duh. No.” But I have a confession: I love butter. Real butter. You know, that yellowy goodness that comes from cream. I love it. I’ve even made my own butter. A number of times. For a long time [...]

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  • This natural, flu fighting tea soothes your cough and sore throat with honey, lemon, ginger and other immune-boosting herbs. Effective, and tastes great!

Flu Fighting Tea Recipe: All Natural & Effective

Flu Fighting Tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. Sounds like the flu to me! It's never fun to feel under the weather, but so many of the cold and flu remedies available are full of chemicals that you wouldn't otherwise put in your body. One of my [...]

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  • Are you drinking too much water? Learn why it is possible to over do the H20. www.thankyourbody.com

Drinking too much water? Is it possible?

Are you drinking too much water? Wait... don't you mean "are you getting enough water?" Nope. I really mean: Are you drinking too much water? Didn't think drinking too much water was even possible, did you? That's not surprising in a world that tells us water is king. But did you know that the whole [...]

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  • Chewing gum is bad? Well actually, yes. Learn seven reasons why you might want to consider giving up your gum habit.

Chewing Gum is Bad: 7 Reasons to Quit

Hello. My name is Robin and I'm a recovered gum addict. I was the girl that had at least two packages of different flavors of gum in her purse at all times. I was the girl that popped a piece in anytime I was going to meet anyone new, go out with friends, after finishing [...]

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  • Eat liver? Does that sound gross to you? But liver is the most nutrient dense foods? Here are some simple tips to getting over the "ick" factor.

Why you should eat liver. (And how you can get over the “ick” factor).

Eat liver!? Are you crazy!? If you had asked me five years ago if I would ever eat liver I'm pretty sure I would have said "no." Emphatically. In fact, in my head, eating liver was a bad idea. I mean, I took anatomy. I knew what the liver's job was. Who would want to [...]

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  • These gluten free brownies are made with banana flour and super delicious!

Gluten Free Brownies Made with Banana Flour

Gluten free brownies made with banana flour. Yes, banana flour. That's right--today I'm introducing you to one of my favorite new foods: Banana flour. I actually stumbled upon banana flour several months ago. I was intrigued, so I bought a container for me and one for my amazing recipe contributor, Erica. After all, Erica is [...]

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  • Ever feel like the "health" world is kind of... toxic? Read about the unhealthy business of 'being healthy and share it with those who need it.

The unhealthy business of “being healthy”

I feel like this post has been a long time coming. In fact, I've sat down several times to write it, but I always got stuck as I tried to get coherent thoughts to hit the screen. Hopefully today will be different. My birthday is on Sunday. I'll be 34 years old. Thinking about a [...]

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  • This real food blueberry jello recipe is awesome and so good for you. Ditch the box crap and try this healthy treat now.

Real Food Blueberry Jello Recipe

Today's post comes from my friend, Sylvie of The Hollywood Homestead. I'm so excited to share a little bit about her story, her yummy recipe, and her amazing ebook, The Gelatin Secret. Seriously, if glowing skin, beautiful hair, and a healthy body is something you crave, be sure to check the book out! Take it away, [...]

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  • Think gelatin as that secret ingredient that give jello it's wiggle? Think again. Learn about the benefits of gelatin and how to get it into your diet.

Benefits of Gelatin (And how to get it in your diet)

Benefits of gelatin... you've got to be kidding, right? I remember the first time someone told me the “secret” ingredient in Jell-O. I was pretty young. My older brother, in an attempt to gross me out, informed me that the jiggly green stuff on my plate was made from ground up bones and horse hooves. [...]

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  • The low-fat mentality isn't serving anyone! Learn why fat is healthy, and what fats to eat.

A big fat lie: Why the low-fat dogma needs to disappear

Fat is healthy? Don't believe me? I wouldn't have believed you either when I was younger. During my college days I felt like I was always trying to get control of my weight. I danced 8+ hours a day. I avoided junk food. And I did what the world told me to do: Eat a [...]

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  • Struggling with metabolism issues? Can't lose weight? Can't find the energy to do what you want? Learn what to do when your metabolism is in the toilet.

8 Signs Your Metabolism Might be in the Toilet

Metabolism issues. Lots of people have them. Most people still think metabolism is some sort of lottery body function. The lucky people have 'fast' metabolism. You know the kind: Your high school best friend who could eat anything she wanted and not gain an ounce. The not-so-lucky have 'slow' metabolism. These are the people who [...]

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  • Sugar is bad, right? Maybe we're wrong .

Is sugar bad? Why I say NO!

Is sugar bad? Oh boy. Here we go again. I'm about to go against mainstream (and alternative) diet dogma and tell you why I think sugar is essential to good health. You heard me right, essential. Now before you going throwing darts at me... or worse yet, linking every sort of "study" and post on [...]

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