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Ok my friends, I promise ALL my recipes here to be approved by myself and my husband- at least twice– and if I promote it as ‘kid-friendly’ or ‘kid-approved’, both my five year old and one year old devoured it (more than once). THIS recipe– this might just be the best kid recipe of 2019– […]

Kid-friendly Taco Chicken Fingers

Ok my friends, I promise ALL my recipes here to be approved by myself and my husband- at least twice– and if I promote it as ‘kid-friendly’ or ‘kid-approved’, both my five year old and one year old devoured it (more than once). THIS recipe– this might just be the best kid recipe of 2019– […]

Kid-friendly Taco Chicken Fingers

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Life is full, in our house, and time to prep elaborate meals is hard to come by. I’m sure you mamas can relate– which is why I am ALL about prepping ahead as much as possible to make healthy dinners happen. In fact, I just posted a long-overdue meal prep over on Youtube with how I […]

Quinoa Fajita Casserole

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Can you believe 2018 is already coming to a close in just about a week? It has been a delicious year in the healthy mama kitchen! Creating recipes is one of my favorite things about my job-  this year I’ve shared some of my favorite recipes and created a bunch of new recipes, too, so it’s always […]

Healthy Mama Top 10 Recipes of 2018

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  Do you have any secret ‘wow’ recipes? The ones that everyone comments on because they’re SO good but you know how crazy easy they are to make? This is your new secret wow recipe! Beyond simple to make (we’re talking 4 ingredients, mama!) nourishing and absolutely delicious. This is your new dinner party go-to!  […]

Recipe: Maple Pecan Chicken

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There is a huge misconception in the health world that eschewing dieting means eschewing health, and that just because we’re choosing to say no to the restrictive mindset and enjoy all foods, that we only say yes to ‘junk food’ and never eat another stalk of broccoli again. This isn’t it at all; what intuitive eating […]

Habits for Health: A Smoothie a Day

I’ve never been much of a baker. Sure, we learned the basics in culinary school- but chemistry has never been my forte, and baking truly is a science. I’m more of the creative type- a little bit of this, a little bit of that- and as much as I like working with my hands, you […]

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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It’s easy to decide to make the switch to real food. But it can be really, really overwhelming when you get to the store and realize: I’ve never shopped for real food! It’s even easier to just default to the usual packaged items you might typically buy when you’re feeling out of sorts. Surely you’ve […]

Real Food 101: How to Shop for Real Food

Real Food 101

There are a lot of misconceptions about real food eating. I find many well-intentioned women sharing with me their ‘real food’ journey, but still stuck on counting calories, or obsessing over food labels. They’re afraid to let go of the control of turning food into a math equation, sure that if they stop calculating or counting, […]

Real Food 101: Calories, macros and food labels– oh my!

Real Food 101

  Real Food. It’s a term that’s thrown around a lot these days in the healthy living community. If it’s not keto (don’t get me started on where that’s gone) or clean eating (a term I used in the past, and have moved away from), it’s “JERF” (Just Eat Real Food). But what does ‘real […]

Real Food 101: What is Real Food?

Real Food 101

Is there a more all-American food than sloppy joes? You might come back and tell me it’s the hot dog, but even that has it’s roots in German sausages and the like. Sloppy joes- as un-fancy as they are, are an inexpensive dinnertime staple for so many families. Ground beef, mixed condiments, onions and brown […]

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes

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Oh, budgets. Everyone’s favorite topic, right? But despite being one of the least exciting parts about being an adult, budgeting is essential– especially when it comes to food. There aren’t many of us with an unlimited amount of funds to buy whatever food (or anything else for that matter), we would like. Sure, part of it […]

How to Create a Real Food Grocery Budget

Real Food 101

Switching over to real food can be one of the best budget decisions you’ll ever make… or the worst. Buying organic, choosing grass-fed meat, wild fish, pastured eggs, switching to nuts and seeds instead of crackers and cookies for snacks… many of these are not inexpensive decisions. They’re important ones, but they can be costly, especially […]

How to Save Money buying real food

Real Food 101