The Dangers of Sports Drinks {Plus What to Drink Instead}

Photo Credit: michelle.schrank It’s a hot summer day. Your little man just got done with his tee-ball game and what does the mom who brought snacks hand out? A sports drink! Those boys have been playing hard, so of course they need a little pick-me-up. Inwardly, I cringe whenever I see someone, especially a child, guzzle […]

3 Breakfast Foods to Reconsider (And Healthier Options)

  Image by Nana B Agyei Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day? You know that age-old bit of wisdom, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Well, that little one-liner is actually the subject of much debate, research, and conflicting information. According to medical literature, breakfast is touted as […]

Real Food Chronicles: Jeanne @ Omamas

image credit by contributing writer Jeanne from O’Mamas When the ladies behind the genius Modern Alternative Mama posted a notice they wanted to explore a day-in-the-life of some of the contributing writers, I didn’t rush out and volunteer immediately. Not that my life isn’t an open book. I mean, I’m a blogger, for goodness sake. But I thought, maybe I’m not […]

Real Reasons to Remove Sugar from the Pantry

Our bodies need sugar. In fact every cell in the body (including our precious brain cells) require sugar (glucose) for healthy function. Americans, on average, who eat a “typical” American diet consume about three pounds of sugar (and/or artificial sweeteners) each week. So … we should all be geniuses, right? Seriously, though, we have a major “sugar […]