Category: Nutrition

Pretty Party Food Makes My Girl Happy


  This was the centerpiece at my 4 year old daughter’s birthday party recently.   It was a total hit!  Every single piece of fruit was gobbled up by 9 little girls in princess dresses and tiaras.   In addition, the girls ate little heart and flower shaped PB and J sandwiches, flower shaped cheese, […]



Pitfalls.  We all run into them at some time or another.   When it come to healthy living, pitfalls are unfortunately way too common.  How often have you heard of one study showing that eating “X” food is good for you, and then not too long after another study shows up in the media showing […]

Unpleasant Reminders


It’s funny how God works.  I’ve been feeling super run down lately, almost fatigued, despite continuing on the anti-inflammation diet that I’ve been on for the past 15 months.  I have added dairy in a little bit here and there –I just can’t seem to stay away from BUTTER sometimes– but it’s been only occasionally […]

One Simple Step Toward Health: Eliminate Chemical Additives


Are you intimidated by the monumental task of overhauling a lifetime of eating habits? Even though you know you truly want to eat better and feel better, does it seem an impossible task right now because you don’t know where to start and think you can’t afford to eat healthier?  If this is you, you […]

What is Real Food?


Have you ever wondered what people mean when they talk about Real Food?  If you read my blog you will hear me talk about it quite a lot.  If you know me you know I’m all about simplifying, and to me Real Food is just another extension of simplification.   “Food” is complicated. You want […]

Find Real Food Near You


One of the biggest obstacles to eating Real Food, that I hear of frequently in speaking to people, is simply finding where to buy it.  It is difficult to find high quality, unprocessed, natural and organic foods in the local big chain grocery store.  Most of what is found there is processed, denatured, chemical laden […]

Well-fed and Malnourished….Oxymoron?

Real Food-Pyramid

We can’t be malnourished if we’re well-fed, can we?  That doesn’t make sense.  If we’re getting enough food to meet our caloric needs, we certainly are getting enough nutrients, right?  Well, as long as we’re not eating oreo cookies and chips for breakfast, lunch and dinner….right? Many parents might be surprised to learn that, even […]