What is the difference between Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diet?
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What is the difference between Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diet?

A vegetarian diet consists of not eating meat. They may eat dairy, eggs, and for some, they include fish in their diet. A vegan avoids all animal products, including dairy, eggs, and for some, will avoid honey. Strict vegans will avoid using all animal products such as leather goods, wool, and silk. A person on a plant-based diet…

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Quick Tip: Substitute Apple Sauce for Oil
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Quick Tip: Substitute Apple Sauce for Oil

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One of the easiest substitutions you can make in your kitchen is to substitute applesauce for vegetable oil in baked goods like cake, muffins, brownies and more. By replacing oil with applesauce, you lower the calories and fat in a recipe. How to Substitute Applesauce for Oil Applesauce can be replaced at a 1:1 ratio.…

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How to Pack Healthy and Kid-c School Lunches

Lots of parents hate packing school lunches for their kids, especially if their kids are fussy eaters. It's difficult to get proper nutrition into a tiny human who would rather exist solely on mac ‘n' cheese and chocolate milk. With so much information out there, and so many other parents potentially judging your choices, it’s…

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On completing an almost-Whole30 and creating sustainable habits

One of the goals I set for 2017 was to complete another Whole30, and I decided to jump in with both feet on January 1st (as did, it seems, half of the people I know!). This time, I decided not to make a big deal or talk a lot about it on social media because I…

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The surprisingly easy way to get kids to try new foods

Sean and I both grew up as picky eaters, and this trend continued into the early years of our marriage and parenthood.  The list of foods we enjoyed was limited, not exceptionally healthy, and short on veggies.  Over the past four years, my tastes have expanded considerably, thanks at least in part to a few Whole30s and…

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What a red dye sensitivity means for our family

We’re traveling this week and next, so I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. This one seemed especially timely with Valentine's Day, and all of it's pink and red food, coming up this weekend. It happens every few months. As our oldest daughter rages and screams, one of our other girls will…

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On the Whole 30, falling off the wagon and moderation

I spent most of the fall planning for a January "reset" via a Whole 30, knowing my body needed to get off the sugar-caffeine-carbs cycle I was on but not quite sure how to do that in the busyness that characterized the last five months of 2014. To keep myself accountable, I invited a ton of friends…

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How we’re getting our eating habits back on track

Earlier this year, I shared that I was giving up the idea of "real food and only real food" because it had become an unhealthy stress for our family. For a while, we struck a balance that I was very comfortable with -- eating healthy foods most of the time with an occasional "cheat" product added…

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Simple is Best: The Easiest Side Dishes You Might Be Overlooking

I've never been great at side dishes, and our meals often consist of one-dish wonders -- simple casseroles that cover all the major food groups -- rather than a main dish and sides. And yet, side dishes are the recipes I'm most drawn to on Pinterest. I love  the idea of perfectly managing multiple dishes…

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Three More Things You Do NOT Have to Throw Away!
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Three More Things You Do NOT Have to Throw Away!

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: I'm always very proud of the small amount of trash our family produces in a week and wish we could have even less recycling, but packaging continues to come into our house, grrr... We use reusable snack and sandwich bags, washable hankies and cleaning rags (my…

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