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Clean Version Star Crunch (Only 6 Ingredients)

Oh Little Debbie how I remember you.  It has been sooo long since I unwrapped one of your delicious treats.  I am sorry but you just didn’t fit into my real food lifestyle.  For a long time I have been wanting to recreate some of my favorite treats as a kid but make them cleaner and a little bit […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Green Smoothie (Lower Sugar Option)

Why is everyone so afraid of the sugar content of fruit?  Fruit is healthy for us right?  Fruits is an amazing source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.  Yes this is all very true.  Unfortunately our grocery stores are full of foods with added refined sugars.  Things like barbeque sauce, salad dress, cereal, ketchup, snack bars, yogurt, […]

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Do You Need a Skin Cleanse? with S.W. Basics

Eating as clean as you possibly can is so important to health and wellness.  Food has a much bigger impact on our bodies then many people give it credit for these days.  I am always happy to see more people coming to this realization and taking a stand against processed junk food.  Not only has […]

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Cauliflower “Mock” Risotto with Spring Vegetables

I have never had anything against cauliflower but for some reason (until recently) it was not a vegetable that I bought or cooked with much.  I really have no idea why exactly but I guess that I just didn’t know what to do with it.  Maybe you have the same problem?  Since figuring out how to make […]

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Fueling with Whole Foods: Guest Post Kayli Dice

 Hello there! My name is Kayli and I am a sports dietitian, plant-based chef at True Food Co., and co-author of the recipe blog The Plant Eaters’ Manifesto. Here’s a conundrum you may be acquainted with: you do your best to eat whole, unprocessed foods at most meals, but as soon as you venture into […]

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Orange Matcha Iced Tea

I had some leftover matcha powder from my Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte addiction this winter.  It was just starting to get too hot outside for warm drinks so I knew I had to make something to cool off with on these hot summer days on the way.  Recently on vacation I tried iced matcha tea and […]

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Real Raspberry Applesauce Gelatin

My mom used to make this gelatin recipe all the time.  I don’t think a big family function could happen without this gelatin recipe being part of the menu.  I never really asked why but I think some reasons may have been that gelatin was a cheap way to feed a lot of people, it […]

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Portion Perfect Kits and Healthy Lunches for Kids

Have you seen school lunches lately?  Recently I was working with a local elementary school regarding their school lunch program.  A couple of the parents were really upset with what the options were available for school lunch.  The food was so processed and lacking nutrients that they chose to pack their own students’ lunches everyday. […]

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Healthy Ice Cream Cake: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Oh My

Next week is my birthday!  I was born on April Fools Day of all days.  When people find out when my birthday is they often ask me if I have practical jokes played on me every year.  I guess my family and friends try to be extra nice to me on my special day so, […]

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The Ultimate Fermented Round Up

Fermentation dates back to 5400 BCE so it is not a new concept.  Fermenting foods started out simply as a way to preserve food.  As we became a more processed nation the art of fermentation was put on the back burner.  We became a nation of sterilization and pasteurization because for some reason we were […]

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Spinach Artichoke Hummus

I am always looking for ways to get my family to eat more vegetables.  One of the best ways to get my husband to eat more raw vegetables is with a good hummus.  He will use the sticks of carrots and slices of cucumber as the utensils in which to eat the hummus. But hey whatever […]

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Think Rice: Turmeric Rice Pudding in the Crock Pot

*By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.* Today is part 2 of Think Rice week.  If you missed my 7 vegetable forbidden rice bowl then […]

Forbidden Rice Bowl

Think Rice: 7 Vegetable Forbidden Rice Bowl

*By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.* March is National Nutrition Month so what better time to think about nutrition and highlight an ingredient like […]

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5 Minute Sweet Chili Sauce Made with Clean Ingredients

I wanted to try out a new recipe and needed to find sweet chili sauce.  I searched high and low (even looking at my local Whole Foods) for a bottle that contained only clean ingredients.  I read every single bottle, reading every single ingredient (like I do for everything) and could not find one that I […]

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Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Salad

My garden produced a big beautiful head of cauliflower and what is a girl to do with it to make it tasty?  You may have noticed that many of my recipes lately are based on what is growing in my garden right now (like this one and this one).  There are so many benefits to […]

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