31 Days of Real Food

31 Days of Real Food Series

On August 26th, I made a big decision. I decided that I’m done with wishing I could go back and change things that I can’t go back and change. Instead, I’m going to change it now, so that I won’t still be wishing a year from now.

I decided to start with something that would have a big impact for my health and that of my family–our eating habits. I’ve shared a bit about this before, but I have struggled with my weight for years. In addition to that, I struggle with chronic fatigue, migraines, joint pain, back pain, vertigo, and many other health problems. Many of these problems have been shown to be improved with a better diet. My family also has some things going on that could potentially be improved with diet.

My plan was simple: eat real food. 

The implementation, however, was a bit more complicated. 

Making the switch to real food was difficult for me (still is some days!), because of food addiction, and the emotional hold food had over me.

However, it was also difficult on a practical level. Logistically, it’s harder to eat real food.  To be honest, it felt a bit overwhelming at times, which is why I wanted to write this series to help inform and encourage anyone else who has a desire to begin your own real food journey, for yourself or your family. 

When I was getting started, I wanted a sort of how-to guide. I found a lot of great info and some great websites and blogs. I spent a lot of time searching, reading, and sifting through information and tips. However, I didn’t really find a resource that answered all my questions in one place.

Because of this, I have designed this series to answer these questions and more:

  • What is “real food” and why does it matter?
  • What should I expect?
  • How can I make the journey easier?
  • What should I do before I get started?
  • What can I eat?
  • What are the worst offenders that I should stay away from?
  • How will this affect my budget?
  • Are there any storebought foods that I can still buy?
  • What staples should I keep on hand?

I hope you’ll follow along over the next 31 days for these topics and more. Along the way, I will also be sharing tips, giveaways, resources, recipes, meal plans, and more!

In full disclosure, I’m still at the beginning of the journey myself. I’d love for you to join me. It is my prayer and hope that this will be a permanent lifestyle change.

All the posts in this series

I will try and add the posts to this list as they are completed. There probably won’t be quite 31 because I’m not blogging on the weekends.

31 Days of Real Food. If you want to eat a healthy, real food diet for your real family--this is the place to start! Get tips, tricks, ideas, and recipes. Great for beginners or anyone else who needs some real food encouragement.


  1. says

    I’ve had some of the same questions which is why I still haven’t attempted to make the leap. I also have a 3 yr old that I’m sure will balk at the change. Look forward to following along and hopefully making the same change along with you or at least very soon after.

  2. says

    Hello there! I’m also doing a Real Food series for 31 days! Looking forward to seeing what you cover–as there is SO much to talk about! Glad to see you are finding similar relief on your journey and I hope it continues! Best of luck with your series.

  3. says

    i am always making changes in our families diets. always trying to improve us. My husband thinks i am crazy, and sometimes is on board, but has a hard time sticking to the plan. I recently went gluten free?? not sure that is the answear either. so I am going to follow along and see where this leads.

  4. says

    PERFECT TIMING!!!!! I just started looking at our diet and decided that due to weight and other health issues, we need to overhaul it. I want my girls growing up eating better than I did ( and do). I am really enjoying the series What a huge help!!!!!!!!!

  5. says

    So happy I saw this email! Food is a huge issue in our house lately. I have a picky 11 yo with a dairy intolerance and as of 2 weeks ago Type 1 diabetes. I need help and lots of it. I am looking forward to this series. Hoping I can help him not to be so afraid of trying new foods. Thanks so much.

  6. says

    Stoping by from Totally Terrific blog hop. I saw your post and had to check it out. I'm definitely going to follow along for the next 31 days because I'm all about feeding my family not only good food but healthy food.

  7. says

    Wow, love these! I have been struggling with much the same, only it is mostly for me…only my daughter will eat the healthier things that I prepare. My hubby and son are very meat and taters…and very difficult to sway, but I do the little things that I can. Stopping by from Small Victories Sunday. Hope you have a great week!

  8. says

    This will be such a good series because it is challenging with so much processed foods out there. I look forward to learning more. I’m a Young Living member and have tried doing the same things as well. It’s not easy. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Christine @ Must Love Home says

    Love it! This is perfect!!! We started eating “real food” at our house a few months back…trying to solve some health issues and be more budget conscious. I look forward to seeing your next post on this! I pinned and tweeted your post out too! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Friday Favorites! I would love for you to join me at mustlovehome.com for the Wonderful Wednesday Link Party…and enter our $40 PayPal Cash Giveaway for May!! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home

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