Tag: Grocery Shopping

Real Plans: Real Food Meal Planning

Real Plans: Real Food Meal Planning

For a long time, I never really meal planned in the way that most people think of meal planning. There was no pen and paper or filling out a weekly meal chart. I pretty much did it all in my head. Maybe I have a fantastic memory? All I know is that once I made …

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5 Reasons to Shop at the Farmer's Market

5 Reasons to Shop at the Farmer’s Market

Summer is just around the corner! You know what that means? Well for those in CA, it means freshly picked cherries, strawberries, peaches, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant and so much more! Visiting your local farmer’s market most certainly does not need to be a summer-only habit. Although the summer weather certainly makes it more inviting! …

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Mind & Body Nourishment in Kailua-Kona

(Click each pin for more information)   Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i is easily one of my favorite places on this planet. Why? Because it is so easy to live a slow and nourishing life here! The pace of the island life, the locally-sourced food, and the efforts towards sustainable living make this …

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Eggs are Better when they're Pasture Raised

Eggs are Better when they’re Pasture Raised

Eggs are Better when they’re Pasture Raised Let’s face it, not all eggs are created equal!  Do you ever find yourself dazed and confused standing in front of the dozens of eggs at the grocery store?  Cage-Free, Free-Range, Natural, Omega-3, Farm Fresh, Organic, there are so many!  How is anyone supposed to remember if Cage-Free …

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Nutrition Self-Experiment: Week 2 Recap

Nutrition Self-Experiment: Week 2 Recap

It is hard to believe I’m already halfway thru the Elimination phase of my Nutrition Self-Experiment!  Week 2 had a lot of highlights and a couple of rough patches as my body is adapting.  You can read more about this below in the Elimination Week 2 Recap. After some experience working with my ‘YES’ Foods …

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I'm Going Gluten-Free

I’m Going Gluten-Free

I’m Going Gluten-Free Gluten-free is no longer a fad.  More people are becoming aware of the damage that gluten can cause to the gut and the correlation between physical symptoms and gluten intolerance or celiac disease.  Many people are also finding that they just feel better when they don’t eat gluten.  I’m certainly one of …

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Nutrition Self-Experiment: Week 1 Recap

Nutrition Self-Experiment: Week 1 Recap

The first week of the Elimination Phase of my Nutrition Self-Experiment is done!  Whew!  I had a bit of a rocky start that transitioned into a much more manageable week by Day 7.  You can read more about this below in the Elimination Week 1 Recap.  I’m pleased with the way the experiment is going, …

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Sun Basket Review

Sun Basket Review: Adventurous Real Food Cooking

Not too long ago I had never really imagined myself as being the kind of person who would be into the whole meal delivery service type of thing.  I enjoy grocery shopping and planning out meals and the flexibility that comes with listening to what my body wants.  That was until this past week when …

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Nutrition Self-Experiment_MealPlan

Nutrition Self-Experiment: Meal Plan

Day 1 of my Nutrition Self-Experiment is just around the corner!  Today marks one week until I begin the elimination phase! This past week has consisted of more preparation and planning so that I feel prepared and ready to tackle the challenge of this elimination diet.  Specifically, I’ve been crafting a meal plan for the …

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What is Organic?

What is “Organic”?

What does it mean to be “Organic”? We’ve all see the green label and know that Organic foods are becoming more prevalent in the marketplace.  But what does it really mean to be “Organic”?  What does that little green label ensure about your food?  There are a few key facts about what being certified Organic …

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