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5 ways to SIMPLIFY your meal prep

5 ways to SIMPLIFY your meal prep

One of the biggest frustrations I hear from clients regarding changing their eating habits to a healthier diet rich in real foods is the time and energy spent in the kitchen. I’m not going to lie and tell you that it won’t take more effort […]

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget: 5 simple steps to save

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget: 5 simple steps to save

Eating real whole foods doesn’t have to break the bank. You don’t have to skimp on protein to save money.┬áDespite that fact that my husband was between jobs for a long time and I was only working part-time, our family of 5 (back then) continued […]

Healthy Habits: How to Meal Plan like a Pro…

Healthy Habits: How to Meal Plan like a Pro…

I can’t believe that February is almost over, and the beginning of a new month is a great time to get a new habit started. This week I wanted to share one of the most basic, but essential healthy eating habit– meal planning. You may […]

What about FAT? {part two: how a high fat diet can boost weight loss}

What about FAT? {part two: how a high fat diet can boost weight loss}

Ever wonder why no matter what you do you can’t seem to lose the weight? You ‘burn’ more calories than you take in, choose the low-fat products over the full fat ones, eat lean meats, avoid butter and wear yourself out exercising to burn fat. […]

real food tips for the tired mum…

real food tips for the tired mum…

Keeping your family fed with real food is not an easy task. It is definitely worth the effort, but it can be difficult and feel downright impossible sometimes, especially if you are exhausted constantly. I’m going through one of those moments just now. We’ve just […]

a freezable bolognese sauce to replace your jarred pasta sauces

a freezable bolognese sauce to replace your jarred pasta sauces

I’ve just gotten the little one settled down for his afternoon nap and figure its about time to get some things organized for dinner tonight. I like to get the chopping done before he wakes up because if I don’t its a bit crazy because […]

some tips for a healthier but still tasty holiday…

some tips for a healthier but still tasty holiday…

I know for a lot of people the holidays kills their healthy eating habits, but it doesn’t have to. There are many ways that we can enjoy the holiday foods without risking our health or sabotaging our ‘diets’. I put it in quotes because personally […]

how to create quick nutritious lunches for your little ones…

how to create quick nutritious lunches for your little ones…

Come and take a peek into lunches at our house and hopefully you will come away with a few ideas for your own family. In an ideal world, lunch would be the meal I’d gather my family round the table for a big warm meal. […]

Healthy Habits: how to balance your plate

Healthy Habits: how to balance your plate

Long gone are the days where a healthy balanced meal was based around starchy foods, yet if you check out the UK’s National Health Service’s Eatwell Guide they recommend that we “base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates.” It also recommends that […]

Are you reaping the benefits of bone broth?

Are you reaping the benefits of bone broth?

If you are not already doing it, you should definitely start making your own bone broth. Not only is it super nutrient dense and flavorful, but its a great way to use up poultry, beef, lamb and fish bones and excess vegetables. I’ve been making […]