June 1, 2015

18 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I’m always trying to go beyond the boxed cereals and find delicious and healthy breakfast ideas to serve my family. I guess I’m not alone because this post still gets a lot of Google traffic, even though I wrote it 5 years ago. I’ve posted quite a few breakfast recipes since I originally wrote this post,...
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August 11, 2014

Desperately Seeking A Healthier Diet . . .

But where to begin?? Real food… paleo… gluten-free… primal… vegetarian… Every time you turn around, a new study comes out debunking the last, and it is all so confusing that it’s tempting to put one’s head in a bag of Doritos and ignore all the advice. My friend Cathy send me this email earlier this week, and...
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March 18, 2014

Milk: What to Buy {Deciphering the Lingo}

Milk is one of those food products that we don’t really need to live on, but it is integral to most of our diets . . . especially those of us who have young kids. As far as how the cows are raised and what they eat, there is nothing new to discuss here as...
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March 13, 2014

Eggs: What to Buy {Deciphering the Lingo}

Continuing with my What To Buy series, we have covered Seafood, Chicken, Beef, as well as a refresher on my basic food philosophy. I don’t mean to suggest that I’m doing it all perfectly, but that’s pretty much where I’m coming from, in case you’re new here. So today, eggs. And actually, much of the...
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February 17, 2014

Seafood: What To Buy

Continuing with my series on Real Food and What To Buy, let’s discuss seafood. Most health-conscious folks agree that fish is good for you, but as with most foods these days, it’s not that simple. Most conventional health and nutrition professionals will tell you to stick with the oily kinds, such as salmon, tuna, sardines,...
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January 27, 2014

Chicken: What to Buy

A few weeks ago, we discussed beef and what our options are. I’m cheating a bit this week because I wrote a post specifically about chicken back in 2009 and this one is going to be very similar with some updating. My philosophy on what is best hasn’t changed in five years (HAS IT REALLY...
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January 16, 2014

Beef: What To Buy

When I first discovered the concept of eating real whole foods and eschewing food products created in factories that come in bags and boxes, it seemed so simple. I thought I’d finally come onto a simple way to tell what you should eat and what you shouldn’t. And it definitely simplifies the issue, but it’s...
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January 9, 2014

Real Food: A Refresher

I’ve been struggling to figure out how to delve into the topic of food and what to eat and what is healthy and what isn’t without being redundant and yet without assuming too much since most of what I wrote on the topic is several years old. I figure it’s worth recapping the basics, or...
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January 4, 2014

My Journey Back to Health & Where I Am Now

I’ve had a lot of requests for more information on food, but I realize a lot of newer readers may not even know my story at all. My Story For a little recap, I used to eat like crap. I’m talking, 3 or 4 Cokes a day, lots of pizza, chips, sweets, and I had...
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June 28, 2012

It’s the Carbs, Stupid!!

Remember back in the 1992 Presidential campaign, one of the popular slogans surrounding Clinton’s campaign was, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Well, I have a variation on the phrase. Every time I get fed up with how I feel and what the scale says, and I look at my diet, I always come back to the...
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April 3, 2012

Real Food for Beginners

Emily writes in: Hi there Jo-Lynne, I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now, and I must say, your passion for whole foods and the information you’ve provided has really been convicting for me. Eating organically has always been a goal of mine, but long put-off mostly because of affordability and being single, so I...
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February 7, 2012

Sick From Raw Milk

This is a post I hoped I’d never have to write. And honestly, I will admit that I considered not writing it. But I know that I have to. I owe it to you, after all I’ve written on this subject, to be completely honest about what has happened, so that you can make an...
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