Back to School {Simplified} **Giveaway and $45 in Clothing Credits**

Back to School: Simplified

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond My oldest son is going to be a high school senior this year. A freaking senior.  I literally can’t even. Where does the time go?  That means I’ve been doing “Back to School” for twelve years of my life now. Plus three years […]

My Top Ten Tips for Packing a Real-Food Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch One of the questions I’m asked most often, is how to pack a healthy lunch. Most people who know me, either from this blog or from Mommy and Me, know that I try to feed my family a nourishing Weston A. Price type diet, also known as a Traditional Food diet. […]

Mood-Boosting Trail Mix

Mood Boosting Trail Mix

This is a guest post from Kristi Arnold who blogs at Veggie Converter. Kristi Arnold is a former newspaper reporter and editor who is now a gluten-free vegetarian mom married to Mr. Meaty, a “normal” omnivore. The culinary odd couple is parenting two kids, a pescatarian with a hot dog exception and a lactose-intolerant nightshade-sensitive […]

My Kitchen Essentials

These silicon molds are perfect for making your own frozen yogurt tubes.

These items are my personal kitchen essentials. You definitely don’t need every single thing here, but if you cook three meals a day, having a few good tools is very helpful! School Lunch Essentials My Favorite Kitchen Tools and Gadgets My Favorite Appliances Everything Else  

20 Gluten Free School Lunch Box Ideas

20-Gluten-Free-Lunches

  A month’s worth of gluten free lunches! Here are 20 Gluten Free school lunch box ideas. That’s a whole month of school lunches. My family isn’t gluten or grain free, but I know many of you are, and I do try to limit the amount of wheat my kiddos eat. I made it easy […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 1-8-14

Lunch 1-8-14

  Today Darling Baby is having some of his favorites: Cucumbers Dates A chicken and grass-fed cheese quesadilla fried in pastured lard (organic corn tortilla) Nothing fancy, but he loves it! I used this container.   

Darling Baby’s Lunch 1-7-14

Lunch 1-7-14

Today’s lunch has: Grass-fed, nitrate free all-beef hot dogs (always cut up hot dogs for small children or they are a choking hazard) Fermented cranberry sauce (recipe here) Grass-fed cheese Mustard for dipping Clementines Cucumbers

Make-Ahead Smoothies

smoothies

One way to make weekday mornings less chaotic is to plan ahead. For years, I’ve used smoothies as a quick, healthy breakfast, but it wasn’t until I saw this commercial smoothie lunch that I realized I could freeze them just like I froze purees for my baby! Whenever I make a morning smoothie, there’s always […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 12-16-13

Lunch 12-16-13

 . This lunch contains: Hummus with bell peppers for dipping Lacto-fermented carrots and green beans A hard boiled egg Half an avocado My attempt at Pinterest-y Santa strawberries with cream cheese

Darling Baby’s Lunch 11-21-13

Lunch 11-21-13

If you packed this lunch with conventional ingredients from a standard grocery store, there could be A LOT of sugar and carbs in it, as well as rancid, hydrogenated vegetable oils and artificial colors. Some of the most common kid’s lunch items are the worst offenders. Conventional peanut butter is full of sugar and hydrogenated oil, […]

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