By definition, a double whammy is when two bad situations occur together (hence, resulting in double the trouble). If you or your child is suffering from seasonal allergies, it’s possible that hidden food sensitivities aggravate your symptoms and result in double the misery. You’re probably familiar with the symptoms of seasonal allergies like itchy, water […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
A few months ago, Kraft secured a lot of media coverage around their announcement to remove artificial food dyes from some of it’s products. Many in the food industry accused Kraft of a marketing ploy meant to earn positive sentiment from consumers who care about what’s in their food since they chose the least popular […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kraft Is At It Again: Marketing Meant to Confuse Consumers
Last month I asked Whitney of the fabulous blog for new parents (and even not-so-new parents), Rookie Moms how she defines Real Food. Ironically, she and I met at a cheeseburger party many many years ago (but if I recall, neither of us indulged in the burgers, just fun hats). This is what […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Real Food Comes From Nature
When my kids were around five-ish (and could read), we ended their nightly question of: “mommy, what’s for dinner” in a way that also helped me avoid staring blankly into my pantry or fridge wondering what to make. We bought a small whiteboard with a magnet on the back and a dry erase marker to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Pinterest Answers: What’s For Dinner?
I recently shared my own thoughts and definition of what real food means for our family, along with responses from friends that would easily be referred to as “foodies”. My goal has always been to help other parents realize just how easy it can be to feed their children real food, so I hope that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on More Real Food Definitions by Real Moms
We try to eat fruit and vegetables based on what’s growing in the Northwest during the season, but right now our ground is frozen and we are months (many) away from anything green growing around here. Even the moss dripping from our trees are frozen. But this doesn’t mean we stop eating fruit and vegetables. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on When Frozen Foods Are Best
Flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, cinnamon and…more sugar. That’s about what you need to make cinnamon rolls. And a couple hours if you’re letting the dough rise. Guess what? I don’t really want to get up at 5am on Saturday to make cinnamon rolls. I don’t want to get dressed to run up to the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Real Ingredients
Shaina of Food For My Family and I share similar thoughts on food so I, of course, asked her to share her thoughts on what real food means for her family. If you don’t yet know her, you’ll want to head over to her blog (after reading this!) and invite your kids to join you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Shaina Defines Real Food For Her Family
Last month, something prompted me to think about how I feed my own family. Someone publicly criticized me for using canned beans in chili. While I could absolutely make my own corn tortillas, cook with only dried beans and make all our meals from scratch using ingredients from our organic backyard garden, I live in […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.