Category: Real Food Journey

  • Flexible Menu Planning for the Free-Spirited

    I hate menu planning. But homemade, nutrient-dense meals are not just going to show up on the dinner table all by themselves. Especially during this busy season. Actually, I should say I used to hate menu planning. I was hating it because I was making this detailed plan that, invariably, I’d deviate from, and despite…

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  • Real Food Burnout Is Real

    Have you ever suffered from Real Food Burnout? It’s an actual condition, people! Symptoms include an aversion to the kitchen, phobia regarding shopping or menu planning, and surprisingly strong cravings for junk food. Sufferers often experience amnesia in regards to meal ideas, paralysis when it comes to trying something new, and general depression on the…

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  • Your Real Food Journey: a gentle guide to steady progress

    I was racing around my kitchen the night before a road trip, scrambling to collect and create enough nourishing snacks so we wouldn’t have to rely on road food the whole trip, when I realized I was in “chicken with my head cut off mode”. Knowing that that’s not a healthy state of mind to…

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  • The Art of Compromise {Enjoying the Real Food Journey}

    The other day I made a pound cake. With white flour and sugar. Does this shock you? Have I completely lost my credibility as a real food blogger? I hope not, because I have a really important point to make in this story. We were living in the bus at that month. I was making…

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  • 4 Ways You Can Actually Save Money on Real Food

    As we near the end of our series, I just want to encourage you with a few more tidbits. Perhaps this month of posts on real food has you feeling like you really could make some changes in the way you eat. You’ve seen how it’s possible to fit real food prep into a busy…

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  • Real Food QandA: Your Questions Answered by a Real Mamma

    In this post I’ll attempt to answer some of the common and uncommon questions I get as a real mom trying to feed my family real food on a regular basis. If I don’t cover the burning question in YOUR mind, then jump into the comments–I’ll meet you there! Do your kids eat all this…

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  • 5 Pricey Appliances You DON’T Need to Make Real Food Well

    We’re nearly through with our month long real food journey, and you may be thinking that baby steps we’ve taken so far are fine, but you’re certain that pretty quick here you’re gonna have to shell out some serious cash to get yourself the equipment you need to continue to make progress. I’ve got good…

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  • We’re nearing the end of this month of real food inspiration and encouragement and it occurs to me it’s quite possible you’re getting tired of hearing from me. So, I’m doing ya’ll a favor. I’m sharing my top pics from the 143 series in the Health, Wellness and Food sections of Nester’s 31 Days Series…

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  • 5 Real Food Blogs {That Won’t Stress You Out!}

    Would it surprise you to know I don’t actually subscribe to any real food blogs? Nope, I have found that regular updates from real food blogs tend to stress me out–it’s Too Much Information, and can make me feel like I’m not doing enough, eating enough healthy food, that I’m just plain not good enough.…

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  • 30 Real Food Dinners {Our Family Favorites}

    Looking for real food dinners your family will actually eat? I’m all for nutrition, but I’m not real big on exotic ingredients or having my family refuse what I’ve cooked because it’s too far outside their comfort zone! My list of real food dinners focuses on familiar favorites built with nourishing, real food ingredients. They…

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  • Real Food Lunches: My Top 3 Strategies

    I believe real food lunches should be quick, easy meals that you make, serve, and eat in a matter of minutes so you can get back to whatever your day is about–school, work, or play! My husband comes home for lunch most days so, in our home, lunches are a sit down family meal, much…

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  • Real Food Breakfast Champions

    The real food day begins with a real food breakfast! I wrote my cookbook three years ago based on several conversations I had with friends who expressed a desire to add more nourishing meals into their routine, but hesitated because of the time commitment they thought it would take. Each of these women truly didn’t have any…

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  • Today I have a video for you! I’m so excited to show you how to make mayonnaise because homemade mayo is so easy and good for you! In this video you will find out: How to quickly mix up a batch of mayo in your own kitchen What blend of oils I like to use…

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  • How to Make Kefir {The Simplest Cultured Dairy}

    Kefir really is incredibly simple! It’s so easy that even my kids and my husband know how to start a batch for me! Here’s how to make the simplest cultured dairy: How to Make Kefir 1. Pour milk into a jar containing kefir grains. 2. Screw on lid. 3. Set on counter for 2-3 days till…

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  • Easiest Yogurt Recipe {Ever!}

    Do you wanna make your own rich, creamy yogurt at home? Are you ready for the simplest, easiest yogurt recipe ever? In this post I teach you my system so you can make successful yogurt as soon as today! The Easy Way to Make Yogurt 1. Heating. Pour milk into a large sauce pan. The…

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  • Raw Milk {What To Do If You Can’t Find or Afford It}

    So, ya’ll know I’m a huge raw milk advocate. Our little family goes through 4 gallons a week, I use it to make our own yogurt and kefir, I believe it contributes to healthy gut flora and strong teeth. I’ve even been known to drink nothing but milk for a week to achieve a oh-so-gentle…

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