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Real Food Diets' Produce Buying Guide

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Real Food Diets' Produce Buying Guide

My family's health is one of my most important priorities. And if I’m being honest, the most direct way to positively impact my family’s health is through food.

If I continually allow my children to eat processed foods with harmful ingredients such as artificial flavorings, food dyes, and high fructose corn syrup, they will experience trouble with their health. On the other hand, if I intentionally provide my family with real food, that’s going to make their bodies happy, and I’ll know that I’ve done my best to take care of them.

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Blender Beet Juice

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Blender Beet Juice

My favorite drink at the local juice bar is called Roots Remedy. It’s a lovely juice made of beets, apple, lemon, and ginger. I enjoy the way that it’s both refreshing and warming at the same time. The bright pink color the juice takes on from the beets is sensationally satisfying. If I close my eyes now, I can just see myself: the sun shining, a nice walk along the river, with a beet juice in hand.

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Chocolate Banana Nice Cream

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Chocolate Banana Nice Cream

Plan to beat the heat this summer with chocolate banana nice cream. (It's “nice” because it's free from animal products.) This creamy vegan ice cream will keep you cool and satisfied. It's free from added and refined sugars, dairy, eggs, and preservatives. With three basic ingredients this chocolate banana delight is pure and simple.

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Healthy Tangerine Orange Muffins

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Healthy Tangerine Orange Muffins

Muffins are one of those recipes that many people think is a healthy option, but more often than not, they are actually packed with empty calories. Most bakeries, cafes, and grocery stores use low quality all-purpose flour, unhealthy fats, and a day's worth of sugar. In today’s recipe, we are going to use only high quality ingredients to create a super moist muffin full of fiber and delicious citrus flavor perfect for the warm weather months ahead.

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Chocolate Protein Energy Bites

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Chocolate Protein Energy Bites

When you're on the go, it makes a huge difference to have healthy snacks with you. Keeping fresh fruits, veggies, and homemade snacks will keep you from diving into the snack machine or greasy fast food. Making your own real food snacks can help you stay away from hidden preservatives and chemicals and lots of times it will save you money too!

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The Best Pecan Tart for Your Holiday Gathering

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The Best Pecan Tart for Your Holiday Gathering

I just know you’re going to love it and it’s kind of keeping in line with the whole holiday season, but best of all, it’s a perfect example of two things: one, you don’t have to give up all the treats we love to consume around the holidays simply because we’re adhering to a real food lifestyle and two, because this little tart wins everyone over.

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Lemon Vegetable Orzo Soup (Vegan)

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Lemon Vegetable Orzo Soup (Vegan)

Think of this as the vegan answer to chicken noodle soup. For anyone looking to add more vegetables to their diet, this soup is terrific to have in your arsenal.  This recipe would make a delicious starter to your Thanksgiving dinner or a great meatless Monday option.

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Kale Chips: The Most Irresistible Real Food Snack

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Kale Chips: The Most Irresistible Real Food Snack

I am a snacker. I LOVE to snack, and chips used to be a go-to for me when I was in the snacking mood. Now that I have transitioned to a lifestyle involving more whole, nourishing foods and less processed and prepackaged foods, I find that having easy ways to make a whole foods a little more fun and snack-worthy is very helpful!

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