I’m going on The Real Food Journey!


Trina Holden runs one of my new favorite blogs. This amazing woman is a writer, fitness enthusiast, homeschool teacher, and real foodie. It’s this last hat that has me captivated today as I browse her site.

I’ve written a tiny bit on how eating well doesn’t have to break the bank or crush the schedule, but Trina has taken this topic and expanded it to an inspiring level. She took a full month to blog about how to eat well, what you need (and don’t need) to maintain a healthy diet, and answers to some common questions about real food.

If you’ve followed me for any time at all, you know I’mĀ  a huge fan of education. Just reading through Trina’s site, I’ve learned a lot about food, and I can’t wait to get started on this process. Even if I don’t end up making any dramatic changes to my “diet” (we need a better word for that), I’m sure this will be an eye-opening experience for me! You can find the Real Food Journey here.


Recipe: Tuna Stew

Guys. I made a thing.

tuna stew

Okay, this is my new favorite recipe ever. It took me five minutes to make, and this version makes four servings at a time.

16 oz (low sodium) V8*

1 cup cut okra**

16 oz black beans*

8 oz shredded tuna*

16 oz bean sprouts*

1 tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp yellow mustard

(full disclosure: (*) are canned, and (**) is frozen in the version I made tonight.)

Throw it all in a pot, bring to a boil, enjoy. Ta-da!