Archive | May 2013

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I love granola bars.  They are just so convenient, portable, and healthy.  Right?  Um, no, not necessarily!  Just look at the label for these 100% natural granola bars: Since when is high fructose corn syrup all natural?!?  You just don’t need to have all these ingredients to make delicious granola bar! These granola bars are […]

Salsa Verde

Mr. Real Food loves salsa….the spicier, the better.  He can eat the stuff like you would not believe!  So this recipe was for him and was a huge hit!  He said it was even better the next day and is definitely a keeper recipe. Salsa Verde Ingredients: 1/2 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and quartered 1 […]

Spicy Baked Egg with Spinach

I usually have something very quick and easy for breakfast, like this smoothie.  On the weekends, I like to have something a little different that usually involves eggs and veggies.  So today I decided to try baking eggs.  This was a simple dish, loaded with veggies, and didn’t require much effort.  And it’s perfect for […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

I came across several recipes for healthier versions of ice cream but I’ll admit I was a little skeptical about them.  Ice cream is one of my favorite things in the entire world but now keep it as a very, very, very rare treat.  Nothing about regular ice cream fits in with a real food […]

Throwback Thursday – Protein Energy Bites

I picked these energy bites for Throwback Thursday because they are one of my favorite snacks.  They are so easy to make and are the perfect healthy snack!  I tried using them as fuel on my long runs but they are really too good for that….I wanted to stop and enjoy them and keep eating….not […]

Creole Red Bean Soup

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that my family loves red beans and rice.  We have it at least 3 times a month.  It’s really about the perfect meal – just throw it in the crock pot in the morning and it’s ready when we get home.  Add a little rice and you’ve got […]