Category: Food

On a journey to healthful eating? Read articles about real foods, whole foods, and nutrition, plus recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks.

Boxed - Bulk Shopping to Your Doorstep

Skip the crowds at Costco and Sam's Club! You can now get bulk products delivered to your doorstep at competitive prices - with free samples, to boot! Founded in 2013, Boxed was created to allow you to "shop your favorite groceries and household essentials in bulk sizes and wholesale prices with free, fast delivery, no membership fees, […]

Meal Kits by Revolution Foods

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Revolution Foods. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. This past year, our family officially entered into "the school years." We homeschooled our oldest for Kindergarten, but decided to send her to a university […]

Best Grocery Stores in the United States

Finding the best grocery stores in the USA took a bit of travel. In 2011, we traveled 20,000 miles across the USA, spanning 30 states and 9 months. We toured businesses, volunteered at non-profits, went on roller coasters and ferris wheels, visited more children's museums and science centers than the average person will see in […]

Dear People Who Don't Like Vegetables

Have you ever tasted: roasted carrots, glazed with brown sugar and tossed feta cheese? fresh summertime broccoli with creamy homemade ranch dressing? sweet white corn, slathered with real butter and sea salt? golden yellow peppers right at the height of their seasonal goodness? spaghetti squash, cooked to perfection, topped with bubbly marinara sauce and mozzarella […]

How to Make Homemade Carrot Juice

Have you tried Carrot Juice? If not, don't be frightened by the bold tangerine color. It's really quite delicious and full of antioxidants. Drink a glass and you'll be protecting your heart, strengthening your eyes, and reducing your risk of cancer. No need to hold your nose! This juice tastes good too. There are many […]

9 Favorite Kitchen Products

Our family eats in on seven nights of the week. Mostly, we eat simple meals: cheese quesadillas and fruit, cinnamon peach pancakes, grilled tilapia, roasted red potatoes and onions, and big salads.  Tim and I share the cooking duties. Often, we cut, grate, peel, and prep side-by-side. Either that, or I read the ingredients out […]

Metropolitan Mama's "BEST SNACKS"

Over the past five months, our editorial team (which included a very eager 3-year-old and 5-year-old) has been sampling snacks. We've tasted over 50 brands of chocolates, chips, popsicles, peanut butters, pretzels, and more. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it! Before accepting samples from companies, we ensured that they were made withOUT […]

This is the way we make Tropicana popsicles

"I still think Tucson is one of my favorite places," I tell Tim as we sit in the garage on camping chairs. "Even in the summer," I add for good measure. It's true that I don't like the 100-degree days when the sun scorches on bare shoulders. There's no way that kind of temp can […]

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