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Is Your Tea “Real?”

I grew up drinking tea from a very young age. My father is Indian, and it’s custom to drink “Indian tea,” as we called it, or chai to others, a few times a day.

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Real Food Tips: 10 Unique Hostess Gifts

Hostess Gifts on 100 Days of #RealFood

As you hop from party to party this month I do think it's nice to bring along a little something extra for the party host - entertaining is a lot of work after all!

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Whole-Wheat Snickerdoodles (and How I Handle Holiday Parties)

Whole-Wheat Snickerdoodle Cookies on 100 Days of #Real Food

The cookies I took to my neighbor's cookie exchange were one of my all-time favorites - Snickerdoodles! I even used half whole-wheat flour to make them a little better, and I honestly don't even think you could tell, because the outcome was deeelicious.

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Cookbook Recipe Chart by Dietary Need

Recipe Chart by Dietary Need on 100 Days of #RealFood

I have a little gift for you today. It’s all the recipes in my cookbook organized by dietary need in chart form. Most of this info is already listed in the back of the book, but it’s not in a chart, which I think makes things a little easier when it comes to families with more than one dietary need. PLUS I added a Peanut/Tree Nut Free column to this list, which is not already in the book. So all you have to do is click here (or on the chart below), select print, and voila – you now have a free tool to make navigating my book even easier. Oh and a bonus – for those who haven’t already purchased my book you can now see every single recipe that’s included! Enjoy :) Click image for free download:

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Giveaway: Gift Cards to Wild Mint for a Toxin Free Kitchen!

Before you head out with your shopping list, we'd love to touch on what can be lurking in some of today's kitchen and toy products. Hannah Helsabeck of Wild Mint has partnered up with us to share some of her knowledge on toxins and what to avoid. (And a special hint—read on down below for a great giveaway!)

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Pesto Cream Cheese Turnovers (an Appetizer!)

Pesto Cream Cheese Turnovers on 100 Days of #RealFood

If you've got lots of potluck events coming up this month, then I've got the perfect solution for you. Make a big batch of these super yummy (and also impressive) savory Pesto Cream Cheese Turnovers, throw them in your freezer, and then pull out (and defrost) however many you need to take to each event!

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Misleading Product Roundup III: Don’t Be Fooled

Misleading Products on 100 Days of #RealFood

It's that time again for a misleading product roundup to recap misleading food items I've been sharing on Facebook. I know we're all currently caught up with the holiday craziness, but please don't let the busyness cause you to be fooled by some of these highly processed products!

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Black Friday “Real” Deals!

Black Friday Deals on 100 Days of #RealFood

It's officially the biggest shopping day of the year! So we figured why not offer you a few Black Friday "real" deals for the loved ones on your list (or hey, even for yourself—no judging here!)?

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My Go-To Costco Shopping List (Part II)

Costco Real Food Shopping List on 100 Days of #RealFood

Well, here it is as promised—Part II of my Costco real food love fest. This time I am going to be dishing on my favorite items from Costco's freezers, along with meat, dairy, seafood, and poultry, as well a few real food rule benders.

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Giveaway: $690 Value Including Little Green Pouches!

Just in time for the holidays we've got an awesome giveaway for you that includes three great brands you'll love for your kitchen! As you may already know, we're fans of our giveaway sponsor, Little Green Pouch, which offers reusable food pouches for kids of all ages (and adults - why not?).

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My Favorite Stocking Stuffers for Real Food Cooks!

Stocking Stuffers on 100 Days of #RealFood

Welcome to the 2014 version of My Favorite Kitchen Tools for Stockings (slightly renamed for this year)! I've thought long and hard about what to put on this stocking stuffer list so, with a practical theme in mind, here we go...

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Pumpkin Cheesecake (+ Other Holiday Recipes)

Pumpkin Cheesecake on 100 Days of #RealFood

I don't know about you, but I've personally never been a fan of pumpkin pie (is anyone really?), but I do LOVE some pumpkin cheesecake. I think this is such a great update to the traditional dessert we've all seen year after year, and with the pecan crust you can easily accommodate any gluten-free guests you might be entertaining.

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole on 100 Days of #RealFood

Are you ready to kick up your classic mashed potato dish a few notches? If so, you are going to love this cheesy mashed potato casserole which has a layer of warm toasted cheese on top—so yum! Plus, I've added a make ahead note below so this recipe can easily make an appearance on your holiday table this year.

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5 Home Cooked Meals Cheaper than McDonald’s

McDonald's Vs. Home Cooked Meal on 100 Days of #RealFood

Mark Bittman said he researched it and found that it is actually cheaper for families to cook at home than it is for them to buy dinner at McDonald's. I decided to put his theory to the test, and I have findings below to support his theory.

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The Truth About Nitrites and Nitrates

The Truth About Nitrates and Nitrites on 100 Days of #RealFood

Long before I'd even given processed food or real food a thought, I'd heard about the supposed dangers of nitrites and nitrates. But really, how many of us actually know what a nitrate or nitrite is and exactly why it's something we should avoid in the first place?

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Real Food Tips: 8 Staples I Can’t Live Without

8 Real Food Staples I Cant Live Without on 100 Days of #RealFood

If we run out of any of the following ingredients, I basically freak out and wonder how I'll function. What's on your list of die hard real food staples that you just can't imagine living without?

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How to Make Bright Colors with Natural Easter Egg Dye

How to dye eggs naturally on 100 Days of #RealFood

A few years ago we published a guest post that explained the process for dyeing Easter eggs naturally. The outcome in that post was a pretty rainbow of pastel colors, and today I wanted to set out to see exactly what it took to result in bright, vibrant colors.

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Chicken Curry Casserole

Chicken Curry Casserole on 100 Days of #RealFood

This flavor-forward dish is a makeover of one of my husband’s childhood favorites. I replaced the can of cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise with a creamy homemade sauce instead, and - my whole family agrees - the outcome does not disappoint!

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Fun Easter Food For Kids (+ more ideas!)

Heathy Ideas for Easter on 100 Days of #RealFood

My whole point with today's post is to share with you that Easter can still be fun without a complete sugar overload. My kids love the ideas in today's post, and I know yours will too. So go have fun together - and feel good about it! :)

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Why You Should Make Your Own Wholesome Freezer Meals

How to make your own freezer meals on 100 Days of #RealFood

I'm excited to share some up-to-date tips and advantages of homemade freezer cooking in today's sponsored post, inspired by our longtime partner (and friend!) Once A Month Meals. They've got great advice on how to pull together a variety of wholesome freezer meals that will be ready in a jiffy on those busy week nights or when you just don't feel like cooking (it happens to the best of us!).

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Super Easy Shrimp Bisque

Super Easy Shrimp Bisque on 100 Days of #RealFood

I think you'll love how this Shrimp Bisque recipe incorporates making a super quick stock with your shrimp shells (and supplementing it with a little beef stock) so you can get that delicious, bold flavor without having to work too hard.

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Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie on 100 Days of #RealFood

I'm excited to share a truly Irish recipe with you today! This Shepherd's Pie was a HUGE hit with my kids (and my husband, too). Enjoy!

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Potato and Cauliflower Chowder

Potato and Cauliflower Chowder on 100 Days of #RealFood

I've got a yummy and hearty new soup recipe for you that's SO easy to make! And the best part is that this Potato and Cauliflower Chowder recipe makes enough for leftovers (unless you're cooking for an extra big family, of course).

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Easy Kale, Sausage and White Bean Soup

Easy Kale Sausage and White Bean Soup on 100 Days of #RealFood

I've got a "one dish" meal for you today that can be ready in no time at all! So warm up with this flavorful kale, sausage and white bean soup before the spring weather is here to stay.

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The idea behind the diet is to replace two daily meals with jars of homemade pureed baby food or store bought jars. The third meal of the day is to remain low calorie and small. The daily calorie restrictions are said to be 600 calories or less. The diet is not meant to be on for months at a time, rather 7 days maximum. The purpose is to rid your body of toxins and cravings of unhealthy foods.

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  • Banana Smoothie Pancakes Recipe

    Smoothie pancakes are a fun and easy breakfast that kids love! Turn your banana smoothie base into fluffy, naturally sweet pancakes with a just a few extra ingredients.  The natural sweetness of a banana smoothie – turned pancakes. And not just any pancakes – fluffy and moist and filling pancakes. They don’t even need syrup. If... Read more »

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  • Green Julius Recipe

    A healthy Orange Julius – plus some extra greens! This frothy “Green Julius” is sweet, citrus-y, and creamy – packing in Greek yogurt and spinach for a healthful boost. You’ll never need a sugary, processed Orange Julius again. The Green Julius is sure to be a family favorite. I remember always being tempted by Orange Julius while I... Read more »

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  • How to Make Meal Prep Really Work

    Learn concrete meal prep strategies that make healthy family meals practical and possible! You’ve heard of meal planning, and how much it can transform your family’s eating habits. Just knowing what you’re making before 4:30 pm can save you from many a cereal night. That’s huge! Meal PREP is a little different, but it goes... Read more »

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  • Roasted Chickpeas for Kids, 4 Ways

    Kids love these crispy, crunchy, oven-roasted chickpeas coated in familiar seasonings. Try them instead of chips or crackers for a snack or side. Have you heard of Dan Buettner and his book, The Blue Zones? Buettner traveled the world in search of places where people tended to live long lives. Really long lives. Then he... Read more »

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  • Crockpot Apricot Chicken Recipe

    Crockpot apricot chicken is a sweet and savory main dish that’s easy and delicious! Just three hours in the slow cooker to make a delicious chicken even picky eaters will love. Apricot chicken is a new family favorite around here!  If you love sweet and savory combinations, you’re going to love this chicken. Apricots and... Read more »

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