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And The Winner Is…

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Our first ever 30 Day Fast Food Free Challenge has ended and we’re giving away a custom car picnic basket to one happy winner!

And the winner is Dee (radeeolover)!!! 

Congratulations Dee, you’ve won a car picnic basket that we will customize to fit your family.  We’ll be contacting you via email to coordinate everything! Read More

FFF Challenge

Our first ever 30 Day Fast Food Free Challenge has ended and we’re giving away a custom car picnic basket to one happy winner! And the winner is Dee (radeeolover)!!!  Congratulations Dee, you’ve won a car picnic basket that we will customize to fit your family.  We’ll be contacting you via email to coordinate everything!

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Real Fast Real Food

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We’ve written quite a bit in the last few weeks about fast food.

We took a challenge to see if fast food was really as fast and cheap as we’ve been conditioned to think it is.  Watch the video on YouTube!

We did a side-by-side nutritional comparison between fast food and real food.

We gave you tips to keep you from falling into the fast food trap.

And we showed you how having a small picnic basket in the car can totally save the day!

But STILL there are times when you will be in a huge hurry!  And your stomach will be rumbling.  And you’ll need a quick fix!  Can you get away with fast food once in a while????? Read More

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We’ve written quite a bit in the last few weeks about fast food. We took a challenge to see if fast food was really as fast and cheap as we’ve been conditioned to think it is.  Watch the video on YouTube! We did a side-by-side nutritional comparison between fast food and real food. We gave […]

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Guest Post From Anna (age 11) – What’s Behind The Wrapper?

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How much do you really know about what’s inside when you pick up a box of your favorite cereal? Without looking at the ingredients, how much do you really know about all your favorite little bites? Without reading labels when you pick up that box, bag or can do you really know what hides behind the wrapper? Read More

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How much do you really know about what’s inside when you pick up a box of your favorite cereal? Without looking at the ingredients, how much do you really know about all your favorite little bites? Without reading labels when you pick up that box, bag or can do you really know what hides behind […]

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Surprising Facts About Fast Food

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About a week ago Daja and I decided to run a little “science experiment.”  We wanted to compare the differences between hitting a drive thru for a quick meal versus running into an unfamiliar grocery store for food.  We assumed, honestly, the drive thru would be faster than going into the market, especially when you factor in getting the kids out of the car, into the store and then back into the car.  We also assumed the market would be more expensive. Read More

FFF Challenge

About a week ago Daja and I decided to run a little “science experiment.”  We wanted to compare the differences between hitting a drive thru for a quick meal versus running into an unfamiliar grocery store for food.  We assumed, honestly, the drive thru would be faster than going into the market, especially when you […]

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Real Food vs. Fast Food, a Nutritional Comparison

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Every fast food joint these days has its “healthy options.”  Even the worst offender *cough….McDonalds….cough* has oatmeal on the menu.  (Never mind that their blueberry banana oatmeal has more calories than their hamburger. Source)  Still, because it’s not made at home and it is made to be fast, do you really know–like KNOW–what you’re getting? Read More

FFF Challenge

Every fast food joint these days has its “healthy options.”  Even the worst offender *cough….McDonalds….cough* has oatmeal on the menu.  (Never mind that their blueberry banana oatmeal has more calories than their hamburger. Source)  Still, because it’s not made at home and it is made to be fast, do you really know–like KNOW–what you’re getting?

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Being Prepared – A Car Picnic Basket

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You never know when you are going to be caught out unexpectedly with hungry animals children in the back seat. Read More

Anna's hungry monster unleashed!

You never know when you are going to be caught out unexpectedly with hungry animals children in the back seat.

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Tips For Avoiding The Fast Food Trap!

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You know how it goes, don’t you?  You set off to run a couple errands.  It ends up taking much longer than expected (a pox on that silly DMV!) and your kids start saying, “Mom/Dad, I’m hungry!”  Or perhaps like Winnie the Pooh you get a little rumbly in your tummy.  You look at the clock in the car.  Eek.  It’s an hour past your usual lunch time.  And you still have to hit the post office and the library.  There’s no way everyone will be able to make it without a major melt-down from the low blood sugar at some point.  Not a pleasant prospect.  So, you weigh your options and decide to drive through the closest fast food joint.  Once the kids are happily munching their fries and you have had your sugar and/or caffeine fix, you continue your errands.  Unfortunately, there still comes that melt-down in line at the post office due to a rapid sugar crash once those empty carbs are rapidly burned up.  And truth be told you’re not in the best condition to deal with the tantrum yourself–being that you are also experiencing a sugar crash headache.

What a trap.  Duped again! Read More

FFF Challenge

You know how it goes, don’t you?  You set off to run a couple errands.  It ends up taking much longer than expected (a pox on that silly DMV!) and your kids start saying, “Mom/Dad, I’m hungry!”  Or perhaps like Winnie the Pooh you get a little rumbly in your tummy.  You look at the […]

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We Challenge You

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Are you looking for an exciting and fun-filled plan to encourage and support you on your journey of eating well?  Then we challenge you to live 30 days fast food free!

For some of you this will be easy, for others we’ve just issued a challenge the size of Texas!  Believe me I know all the excuses.  I also know how difficult this will be for some families who have a lot of activities in the evenings and on weekends.  But let me (Kristina) encourage you!  Read More

This is Kristina's Car Picnic Basket...  Your custom basket will be AMAZING but slightly different!

Are you looking for an exciting and fun-filled plan to encourage and support you on your journey of eating well?  Then we challenge you to live 30 days fast food free! For some of you this will be easy, for others we’ve just issued a challenge the size of Texas!  Believe me I know all […]