Category: Main Dishes

Over 80 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

One of the hardest holidays can be Thanksgiving if you are trying to eat healthy. The classic Thanksgiving dishes that we’ve all grown up with are generally not all that great for you. If you are like me then you likely grew up eating stuffing from boxes, cranberry sauce from cans, and sweet potatoes that looked more like desserts than side dishes. Today, I have over 80 healthy Thanksgiving recipes so that you can celebrate this holiday without compromising your real food, natural living lifestyle. Every one of these recipes has been approved by me. I’ve made sure that they only use...

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Healthy Spaghetti O’s

For many people, their childhood lunches were full of PB&J, Chicken Soup with Stars, and Spaghetti-O’s. I know mine was! As I grew older, I moved on from Spaghetti O’s, I mean they weren’t that exciting right? But then childhood catches up with you…or rather you want your children to experience parts of your childhood that you remember, even if that means the full of not real ingredients in a BPA can because healthy spaghetti o’s those cans are not! Oh yeah… hmmm now what was I to do? I wanted to surprise my kids and let them in on...

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Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

Want to impress all your family and friends? Then you need to start making this pear gorgonzola pizza! This pizza just screams creative deliciousness and yet it’s so easy to make! Everyone will be wowed and more importantly everyone will have full and happy bellies! Even kids love this pizza… well my kids do anyway but they they can be adventures like that. Growing up, a fancy pizza consisted of one that had more than two toppings on it. A “supreme” pizza was probably the fanciest pizza I had ever known… maybe a bbq chicken pizza for years. Until...

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Taco Meatballs – Grain Free

I’ve talked about how meatballs are one of my kids’ favorite protein sources for lunch. It’s so easy to make meatballs in large amounts and then freeze them for later. We try to stay low-grain in our household and most meatballs have grains in one form or another. I created my deliciously simple meatballs that have no grains in them and we make them all the time. And therein lies the problem. We make them so often that the kids got bored of them! However, meatballs are such a versatile food. You can dress them up in a hundred...

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Real Food Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

I’ve always had a soft spot for Saint Patrick’s Day. We never really went crazy with celebrating it outside of one year when my great-grandma went all out and cooked a bunch of Irish food but since I’ve got Irish heritage, I always felt like I was a part of history when Saint Patrick’s Day came around. I want to pass that on to my children a bit. Of course, there’s hundreds of recipes out there that you can make to celebrate March 17th but not all of them are very healthy. Just the amount of green dye that...

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Deliciously Simple Meatballs – Grain Free

I am always on the lookout for ways to increase my kids calories with nutrient dense foods. For awhile their lunches were doing well but kids grow… and they need more. Sigh. It’s never ending. You think you figure it all out and then suddenly they are eating even more! We started adding grains to their lunches to help fill in the calorie gaps but I prefer limiting our grains. I started searching for a easy replacement. I wanted to increase their protein intake anyway so we swapped the nutrient lacking grains for protein packed meatballs. Not just any...

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