Real Food Weight Loss – Month 1 Results

Real Food Weight Loss – Month 1 Results

+J.M.J.+ When I posted about needing accountability last month, I meant it. That late night sugary snacking lead me to gain 20 pounds and has affected my health. I'm more tired. I feel sluggish. My knees hurt. I get out of breath way too easily. Despite a good, real food diet all day, those huge [...]

My Favorite Healthy Coffee at Home {Real Food Recipe}

My Favorite Healthy Coffee at Home {Real Food Recipe}

+J.M.J.+ I have a confession to make. I used to have a REALLY bad Dunkin Donuts coffee habit. This was just in the last couple years. Even with a very clean diet overall, those sugary sweet coffees were an indulgence that I knew was terrible for me, but I kept drinking as a treat because [...]

Grocery Haul/Menu + Instant Pot Grits

Grocery Haul/Menu + Instant Pot Grits

+J.M.J.+ Hello friends! I wanted to give you a quick peek at our grocery haul from this week, and a current favorite breakfast recipe. We went to Trader Joes for everything except milk, shrimp, and cheddar bunny crackers, which came from Whole Foods. Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, [...]

{Real Food} 1 Minute Blender Whipped Cream

{Real Food} 1 Minute Blender Whipped Cream

+J.M.J.+ You know those strangely addicting to watch cooking videos all over Facebook? The dessert ones very often call for Kraft Cool Whip. I used to eat it whenever I had pie as a kid, and I always knew I didn't quite like it as much as I remembered when the holidays rolled around and [...]

Sunday Preparations + {Real Food} White Sauce Lasagna

Sunday Preparations + {Real Food} White Sauce Lasagna

+J.M.J.+ Even being married and having our own small family, Sundays have still somehow felt lonesome for Ethan and I. It seems like we should go from Holy Mass to one of our parents' homes to spend the day with them and our siblings, but that just isn't possible considering we live hundreds of miles [...]

Birthday Party + {Real Food} Salisbury Steak Dinner

Birthday Party + {Real Food} Salisbury Steak Dinner

+J.M.J.+ We celebrated my husband's thirty-fifth birthday this past week with a small family party at home. Ethan requested Salisbury steak for dinner, which I have only ever eaten once or twice before, and had never made myself. I searched online for a real-food version and found this great recipe from Nourish Your Life. We [...]

Bulk Cooking + Swedish Meatball Recipe

Bulk Cooking + Swedish Meatball Recipe

+J.M.J.+ Today I am going to share with you some of the reasons I love to bulk cook, tips to make it easier, as well as my Swedish meatball recipe which tastes *amazing,* even after a stay in our deep freezer. We bought said small deep freezer off of Craigslist for less than $100 before [...]