Category: Real Food Recipes

Berry Chia Jam

I’m quite a fan of chia seeds. With all their fiber, iron, omega-3’s, and antioxidants, who wouldn’t love chia seeds? We use chia seeds in smoothies all the time and I tend to throw them in pretty much anything that I am cooking. Then one day, I stumbled upon chia seed jam. It’s supposed to be jam but chia seeds just don’t do quite the job that pectin can do. Therefore it’s more of a spread but I see that as no problem. I mean jam, preserves, or spread it can all be put on a piece of toast...

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Kale Chips

I’ve avoided the kale chip wagon for awhile now. I’ve seen the recipe passed around all my crunchy circles and yet I still didn’t bother to give it a try. I finally caved in and tried it out today! For such a green veggie kale chips are surprisingly good. Now I’m not going to lie, I will definitely choose potato chips over kale chips any day. However, if you are wanting a very healthy chip alternative or just a way to get your kids to eat their veggies, this is it! When you bite into a kale chip, you...

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Carrot Fries

Everyone loves fries. They are that great side that goes with so many dishes. The downside to fries being that they are usually fried and thus high in fats (and usually not the good kind) and potatoes just don’t have a ton going on for them. That’s not to say that potatoes are something to be avoided but why make fries out of potatoes when there are carrots fries to be had? That’s right! Fries made out of carrots!!! One day, my children were getting a bit tired of carrots but unfortunately for them, we bought a huge bag...

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Savory Chicken and Apples

Chicken and rice is one of those meals that everyone makes. It’s easy and usually pretty cheap. Savory Chicken and Apples is one of my favorite ways to make our staple chicken and rice meal. It can be made with or without the apples. I definitely prefer it with the apples but when I don’t have any on hand, I just skip the apples and the meal still tastes great. There are a few components to this dish that make it so amazing. The apples definitely are a favorite but I think it all really comes down to the...

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Sunshine Carrots

This recipe was one that my mother-in-law makes on occasion and although I’ve tweaked the original recipe a bit to make it a bit healthier it’s still the same great side dish that our family loves. Most people love the tartness of orange juice with the hint of sweetness that covers these carrots and kids are no exception! My kids are finally getting back to the point where they like eating veggies. One of their favorite ways to eat carrots is Sunshine Carrots. It’s a really simple recipe but an easy way to get your kids to eat their...

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Making Yogurt in a Crock Pot

I have been feeding my boys yogurt for their breakfast lately. I have decided that they need some probiotics in their system to keep them healthy or should I say get them healthy; they have been sick for too long in my opinion. I set out to buy organic yogurt that contained all the good probiotics. However, organic yogurt is expensive! Even in bulk it is pricey. Naturally, I started thinking about the idea of making yogurt has always been very intimidating to me. There is a lot involved when it comes to making yogurt on the stove and oven. After...

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