5 Ways to Make Kids Eat Healthy

I realized the irony of the shirt and look later. Honestly, he likes green smoothies.:) I have been wanting to write this post forever but honestly was a bit scared my Eastern European practices will be criticized by North American moms. I’m fully aware I’m different to many Canadian moms (“hi”, hockey and school moms) and you have to play by the rules of majority if you want to fit in. The thing is that I stopped caring if I fit in and I kinda feel great about…
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Organic Food Haul $102.05

After a Costco grocery haul last week, yesterday I went to a local health food store to stock up on “rare” items. When I initially looked at this photo and saw $102.05 in the title, I was like “Whoa, health food stores are expensive!”. And they are, and that is why I visit them once in a blue moon to buy specialty items. I would like to clarify, I do not go to health food store to buy teff flour or tapioca starch, but rather too buy non-GMO corn…
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How I Stopped Being Afraid to Eat

I just want to let you know that posting myself in a swimsuit as a main shot of the post is completely outside of my comfort zone. But I need to make a point, so I will do it for you. And who knows, maybe Alex will get a promotion. And I need to buy a new bottom piece before March, that doesn’t look like a Speedo. It took me almost 6 years and many diets to develop a healthy relationship with food. It was not about an eating…
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What Is Clean Eating

Sigh. Getting my shield and armour out and diving into this controversial topic of What Is Clean Eating. But for REALZ because I hate BS. You know that. Running a clean eating food blog for 4 years now, I think I’m a bit overdue with clearly explaining what do I preach in my temple. I explain a bit here but I feel like a bigger statement should take place now and put an end to media’s BS. Clean Eating’s False Bad Rep Clean eating was the fastest growing…
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Wednesday Three

Quote of the Day: If Mr.Trump can be a president, why can’t you be healthy!? No, seriously?! Think about it. Your health is totally up to you. I am starting new series of links I come across on Internet that I think would be useful for your health. I don’t read a ton because I simply don’t have time, so if I read something it means it is really useful. Stuff worth 20 minutes of my time. No, seriously. Think of what Trump has achieved (politics aside) and Trump…
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Reader’s Survey☕

Oh, hey, hey, hey. I need your help. Pretty, pretty, pretty please. Just 10 questions. 5 minutes. And you are done! The reason for this survey is simple – I would love to make iFOODreal better for you and me (like could it get any better?!). Food blogging world is such a dynamic place and I feel like honestly I have fallen a bit behind. Kids, more kids, and more kids. I used to learn so much and I loved it. And now I feel like kids get priority and…
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Why and How I Cut Back on Coffee & Dairy

I have been holding off to write this post for a few reasons. I substantially cut back on coffee and dairy in May and just wanted to make sure my experiment was successful. Secondly, I needed to make sure I could do this. Read on and you will understand why the selfie above. Coffee I have never been a coffee drinker until my 2nd child was born. With an active 4 year old I needed more energy after sleepless nights with the baby. Everyone around was drinking coffee so…
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17 Farmers Market Must Buys in June

To All Farmers Market Newbies May through November you sure will find me at the farmers market every Saturday. Farmers’ market is an affordable way to eat pesticide free and organic (mostly uncertified) produce. Despite growing up in Ukraine on seasonal produce, eating clean since 2011 and blogging about health for almost 4 years, I discovered farmers market (5 minute drive from my house) only last year…Huh?! I guess it was only when we decided to eat organic on a budget (after all research I have done since my mom…
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Slimdown for Summer Honest Fridge

OK, my friends. So, I have been a really good girl these past 3 weeks – I cut out wine, added sugar (including maple syrup and honey) and bready carbs from my diet. You are probably tired of hearing it from me – my jeans suffocate me. So, something has got to give. And it is not my jeans. It has to be the food. Since I can’t duct tape my mouth, I better learn to control my hands that move food into that same mouth. So, I thought…
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Do We Really Need That Much Protein?!

Join iFOODreal Facebook Group – Clean Eating Recipes, Affordable Organic Food Finds, News about GMOs – Anyone is welcome to post! Would you be surprised if I said we eat too much protein?! That is considering TV, magazines and billboards are screaming at us we need more protein. Do we, really?! Any conversation with a mom about nutrition I hear her kids need to eat more protein. I’m not a doctor or nutritionist but here is my point and why I stopped loading up myself and my family on protein. But…
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