Donate to Charity Water this Holiday Season!

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Food News1 Comment

Our household uses water every day!  While I try not to take my water supply for granted, I know my kids have no idea how much water they use, and possibly waste, every day.  I can’t imagine how my life would be if I didn’t have easy access to clean and safe water.  Sadly, that is the case for many … Read More

I drink RAW milk.

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Food News, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food7 Comments

Yep.  You read that right.  I drink raw milk.  My milk comes straight from the cow to me.  No middle man really.  The only way my real milk could be fresher is if I were to milk the cow myself.  But, let’s be real here, I don’t have the time for that.

5 Reasons to Ditch Low-Fat Dairy

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Food News, Real Food63 Comments

5 reaons to Ditch Low Fat Dairy

I grew up drinking 2% milk.  As a child I did not like skim milk because it didn’t TASTE like anything (I was on to something).  Once I was in college, and in charge of buying my own food, I only bought skim milk because I WOULD GET FAT IF I DRINK ANYTHING ELSE.  Seriously, everything I bought was fat … Read More

My Experience at a Food Swap

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Food News5 Comments

**This is a ‘repost’ of a previous article I wrote.  We had some technical problems and lost a few posts.  I tried to recreate what I wrote before!!! Have you ever been to a food swap?  Ever heard of a food swap? I hadn’t either. Until my friend, Kristyn, called me up to see if I wanted to participate in … Read More

Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Fast Food?

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Food News, Healthy Lifestyle10 Comments

Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Fast Food -

There are many, many fast food restaurants out there these days.  Obviously, if you are following a Real Food lifestyle, fast food is usually off limits!  But, there are many fast food type restaurants that are marketed as being ‘healthy fast food’…or at least ‘healthier’.  Is this true? Do you follow The Food Babe?  She is an awesome blogger and … Read More

Guess what? You’re Buying Fake Maple Syrup!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Food News166 Comments

Guess What? Your Maple Syrup is Fake! -

This post has been rattling around in my head for almost a year! Last summer, my husband, daughter and I were staying at a mountain cabin we share with other family members.  We took some time to clean out the refrigerator and pantry….Nothing was rotten, just tossing things that had expired, dressings that were mostly empty, etc.  You know those … Read More

What is a CSA and Why Should You Join One?

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Food News, Real Food3 Comments

What is a CSA and Why Should You Join One? -

In Real Food circles, you may hear the term ‘CSA’ thrown around a lot. “Oh, I just got the most beautiful chard from my CSA.” “My CSA gives such a beautiful variety of vegetables.” “I can’t wait for my CSA to start back up.” In Chicago, it is getting to (finally) be the time when our CSA will start back … Read More

Stop Feeding Your Baby Cereal!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Food News, Healthy Lifestyle, Product Reviews104 Comments

Just Say No to Baby Cereal -

BABY CEREAL IS A COMMON FIRST FOOD TODAY Your baby is getting older, starting to develop an interest in solid foods.  How exciting!   While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a variety of foods for baby’s first foods, what is one of the first traditional solid food recommended??  Rice, oat or wheat cereal or other pre-packaged baby cereal.   … Read More

Is it Really ‘Just’ a Popsicle? Or is it Just Junk Food?

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Food News, Real Food15 Comments

Is it Really 'Just' a Popsicle? -

A couple years back, someone on Facebook asked for ideas for healthy alternatives to an annual ‘popsicle’ party at her child’s school. The comment storm that ensued was quite crazy.  People getting upset that ‘it’s just a popsicle…back off’.  Readers suggesting that bloggers like us who are advocates for real food and healthy eating are infringing on the rights of … Read More