Springtime Farmer’s Market Finds

Everyone loves Spring (minus the allergies) even just the colors popping up everywhere and the buzz of people outdoors again makes me smile. One of my favorite things and something I look forward to all winter is the Farmers Market in the Springtime. With the return of color, comes variety and lighter flavors that make mouths (at least mine) happy! …

Mommy snacks to pack in your diaper bag

Mommy Snacks to Pack in your Diaper Bag

I wrote this post for Matriarc Mom. Go check out their website!  Being a healthy, on the go mom can seem like an impossible feat. Trust me, I know. But it doesn’t have to be difficult! On those day when you have too many things to do, and not enough time to eat, it is helpful to have healthy snacks …

Don't eat like a kid because you have kids

Don’t Eat Like a Kid Because You Have Kids!

Let’s talk about kid food. I think of kid food as the food most of us remember eating as kids, or those items we often see on the “kids menu” at restaurants. You know them well too: chicken fingers, grilled cheese, goldfish, mac and cheese, etc. All those yummy items often are filled with added sugar and fats that are …

Hidden sources of sugar in your food

Hidden Sources of Sugar in Your Food

Being healthy today can be difficult. For example, our society loves sugar. And, no, I’m not talking about natural sugars found in fruit and vegetables. The real problem is added sugar. Just a few years ago, studies found that Americans were consuming over 60 pounds of sugar a year. Sixty pounds! That’s around 70 grams per day. We should be …

Top 7 sources of plant based protein

Top 7 Sources of Plant-Based Protein (and 2 New Recipes!)

Top 7 Sources of Plant-Based Protein We all know that meats are a great source of protein, but did you know that you can actually find protein in pretty much any plant-based food? Some plant-based sources even have as much protein as a serving of meat, and often for a fraction of the cost.   Going completely vegan for a …

Spring clean your diet with these 4 easy swaps

Spring Clean Your Diet With These 4 Easy Swaps

As the weather starts to warm up, layers are being shed, closets are being cleaned out, and many people start thinking about how they can clean up their diets too. Over at Real Nutrition we want to help you spring clean your eats so we’ve recommended some healthy swaps you can make that will inspire, focus and lighten you up …

How to satisfy your snack cravings without blowing your diet

How to Satisfy Your Snack Cravings Without Blowing Your Diet

For some of us, putting together a healthy meal at breakfast, lunch, or dinner can be a breeze, but where we all seem to fall short is in the snack department. Let’s face it, we all snack at one point or another, and choosing between a bag of chips or carrot sticks to get through your afternoon slump is often …

Healthy traveling tips

Healthy Traveling Tips

Whether you’re traveling for vacation or business, keeping your diet on point can be extremely difficult. Next time you hit the road, keep these tips in mind and who knows, maybe you’ll even drop a pound or two! Healthy Traveling Tips:   Pack a cooler, or at least a snack pack. – When you’re on the road, packing a cooler …

How much sugar are you really eating

How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

Now that you may be thinking about quitting sugar or already started, I want to help you out by giving you this little guide as to how much sugar may be hiding in our daily diet. Remember, the American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day for women, or 8 teaspoons of added sugar …