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Learning To Eat Real Food


Learning to eat real food is something that can feel overwhelming to say the least. When my husband and I started this journey on January 1st, 2014 we figured we would take it day by day or moment by moment.

{Be sure to read the “Trev says” & “Jody says” updates at the bottom of this post.}

I began sharing my daily food choices on Instagram. I started searching for other people who were sharing their #realfood journey. I soon realized that I had no idea what territory I was entering – I came across #paleo and #primal hashtags as well as many others. Here is the thing – this is new territory for me, all I know is that I am doing my best to eat real food even if I have no idea what method or plan it might fall under. I am sure as I continue on this journey I will learn more from people who are living a similar lifestyle, but for now I will just continue to share my journey even if I’m just in the infant stage of understanding.

Here are some of my instagram photos from the week:

These green beans and almonds were delicious!

Smoothies are a fantastic snack for the whole family.

Homemade “trail mix” is great to take along so we are always prepared.

Quinoa & mushroom stuffed peppers have become a new family favorite.

I love making healthy food look pretty for my little girls, and myself!

Since it is National Sweet potato month I made sure to try a few new recipes. This was incredibly good – and the sweet potato soup sure hit the spot this week too.


Jody Says: I attended the NMMblog conference this weekend – I was happy that they had fruit and vegetables available and with the nuts/seeds I brought along I managed to get through the weekend without any problems.

I do want to increase my water intake to at least 8 cups a day – I have no trouble having 5 cups a day, but if I get busy I find that I forget – I guess I will go back to setting a timer if I need too.

Trev Says: Happy update to you all. Here is what I have to say about this week. Once again my urges and cravings have changed. For example I had a real craving for banana bread (no, I did not have any). Now for me that is huge…because I was never a fan of banana bread. Normally it would be a Tim Hortons Boston Cream or a Maple Dip. I am getting to the point where that type of “food” is not appealing any longer. Instead I would like a wholesome snack food that is homemade and full of flavor.

As the primary chef in our home I came upon a new challenge this week where I had to make a healthy bbq sauce. Thanks to some flavored cider vinegar (thanks Prairie Oils and Vinegars), honey and a jar of tomatoes from this year, I made a great healthy sauce – once I make it a few more times I will be sure to share the recipe here with you.

One of the challenges I am starting to face is coming up with new recipes. Pinterest is helping to give me some inspiration.


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  1. Elva Roberts says:

    Thank you for this Post on Real Food. I, too, am trying to make sure my husband and I are eating healthier. We need all the healthy suggestions and recipes we c an get.

  2. Nena Sinclair says:

    Everything looks so fresh, colorful and delicious!

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