We are big fans of fermented foods for their beneficial probiotic content and, honestly, for their delicious taste. If you were to come over to our house, you would see a kitchen-full of kombucha, fermented salsa, pickled asparagus, kefir, and a variety of sauerkraut like caraway sauerkraut and fermented beet sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is a delicious […]
Is Olive Oil Healthy?
This morning, I was watching the Food Network, a guilty pleasure of mine while working out at the gym (any other moms out there feel like a half hour alone on a cardio machine with a TV is the equivalent of vacation?), and I noticed that the TV chef was using canola oil as the […]
Is Coffee Healthy?
We often joke in our house that if coffee is wrong, we don’t want to be right 😉 But really, the questions begs to be asked: is coffee healthy? We love coming up with healthier ways to enjoy some classic coffee favorites like our bulletproof coffee and our frozen mocha, and we love finding fun ways […]
Organic Vs. Whole Foods
There are many buzz words in the heath and wellness realms that have leaked into the mainstream, causing some confusion. Words like “gluten free”, “organic”, “paleo”, and “natural” can leave many people scratching their heads, wondering what these words actually refer to. We’ve talked before about the difference between grass fed and organic meats, and […]
Is Sourdough Bread Healthy?
One of the biggest changes for our family during our transition to real food was limiting our number of sandwiches. Sandwiches were very convenient for our lunches and my husband was not the biggest fan of parting from them. While we eventually found fantastic substitutes (and felt much better after riding our guts of processed […]
Why You Don’t Need Grains or Gluten
There’s lots of talk in health circles, and now even in the mainstream media and food circles, about grains. They are highly controversial, as many people claim that eliminating grains and gluten from their diets have helped them overcomes chronic illnesses while the government still insists on grains being a part of every MyPlate. So […]
10 Food Label Facts
Grocery shopping for the real foodie sometimes feels like an intense project. Although it certainly becomes more routine over time, the initial efforts to meal plan, make a budget, and decide which organic foods can fit in that budget can take some time. What takes even more practice is discerning ingredients in foods. With the […]
Is It Safe to Eat Seafood?
In the health, wellness, and nutrition world, there tends to be much debate about the benefits and dangers about incorporating seafood in a regular diet. While the benefits of the oils found in fish are indisputable, there is common concern about levels of mercury and radiation. This post seeks to answer these frequent common questions about […]
10 Things to Know About the Power of Food
We have seen firsthand how what we eat affects the way we feel. We have witnessed our lives change as we transitioned to eating real food. We came off medications. We felt, looked, slept, and moved better. Our skin cleared up. Our waistlines became smaller. We once again felt like we were in our prime. […]
Staying Satisfied While Shedding Pounds
If you’ve been researching and learning about the kind of real food diet that we recommend, then you know that we tend to go in a different direction than the mainstream diet habits. We don’t obsess over calories, and we realize that the kinds of foods we eat is much more important than how much. […]
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