BALANCING a Healthy Family, REAL Food & Fun


Hi, we’re Pam and Kalie, a mother/daughter duo here to help you and your busy family EAT REAL FOOD in a highly processed food world!

We're passionate about eating REAL food, meal prepping, simple recipes, fun ways to re-use leftovers and lifestyle tips! We believe the key to life is BALANCE… carbs, chocolate and “cheat meals” included!! 


Cauli-“risotto” with Charred Sweet Corn

Thanks to the amazing chef Randy B., we’ve got one of the BEST risotto recipes for you today! If your family is anything like ours, you’ll be HOOKED. Not only is it hearty, it’s low-carb and doesn’t have all the calories found in most risotto recipes. Since we’ve officially been converted, we’re excited to share the recipe details with you… including one “sweet” ingredient! 

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Starbucks "Healthy Food"

I was waiting in line at Starbucks this morning and thought I would take a gander at their seemingly “healthy” food options… When I flipped over their Chicken Wrap and a box of Cheese and Fruit, the ingredients ranged from words I can’t pronounce to food coloring… sounds healthy, right? Since the struggle is real when it comes to healthy, whole foods, I wanted to share these 9 tips with you. They have really helped me distinguish the good from the bad with just a quick glance at the ingredients on a label!

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Our Favorite Super Bowl Spread!

This weekend, Erich and I will be packing for our big move to Pensacola! ❤️ Even though we aren’t heading to a Super Bowl party, we’re still going to celebrate in the midst of boxes with this delicious duo! If you’re looking for a fun Super Bowl Sunday meal to share with your family, these are two of our favorites! They’re easy to throw together and can be prepped the night before.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Ham and Swiss Sliders

How to Rethink the Way You Look at Recipes (+ our favorite quiche)

When I come across a recipe that looks absolutely delicious but is time consuming and has ingredients listed that my family doesn't particularly care for, I switch things up and create a version that shortens prep time and satisfies our family's flavor preferences! To help give you some thoughts of how you can put your own twist on recipes, I want to share some of my ideas with you!  ... PLUS a new quiche recipe that has quickly become my FAVORITE.

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A few minutes of fitness... in case you have a busy week ahead!!

This past week was an extremely busy one for our family and I didn't have time to hit the gym. Rather than pushing my health to the wayside, I used the exercise library we have on the website to choose 3 exercises. Every day, I did each exercise for a minute. By the end of the week, I got in quite the sweat sesh without batting an eyelash! Just wanted to share if you have a busy week ahead!

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Re-Create Your Leftovers By Doing This!

As soon as it gets chilly outside, the crockpot has a permanent place on our countertop. Last night, I made Chili and had enough left over to feed an army. 

So we don’t get sick of it, I do two things...

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My GO-TO grab-and-go breakfast!

Every Thursday morning, I rush out the door at 5:30 a.m. to catch spin class before my 8:00 a.m. PT appointment… Then, I scoot off to a local coffee shop so I can focus on work without the countless tasks around the house calling my name. Since I often end up eating in my car, THIS breakfast has become my Thursday morning staple. It’s prepped the night before, easy to transport and absolutely delicious!

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The Perfect Way to Use Up Your Leftovers This Week!

As you know, it's difficult enough to come up with meals, let alone create new ways to use your leftovers. That’s where this amazing recipe comes in... Every time we have leftover meat, whether it’s steak, chicken or pork, we throw together this tasty salad! 

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70+ Simple Snack Ideas for Kids and Adults!

We're super excited to share our latest list of over 70 simple snack ideas for kids and adults!! Using this list means you no longer have to think about what to pack every day!

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We're so glad you're checking out our website because it means you have a genuine interest in making healthy choices and cutting out highly processed foods.

Whether you're brand new to the real food world or you're a healthy lifestyle veteran, we hope you'll find value in the quick and delicious recipes and resources that are here to you.


We help you along the way

Haven't dabbled in the real food world and don’t know where to start? No problem! We'll help you cut out highly processed foods and fill your kitchen with the foods you and your family will not only LOVE but THRIVE from!


Resources at your fingertips

Everyone deserves to eat simple, delicious meals so we provide you with the tools and strategies to supplement your journey.


Small, sustainable changes

No complex recipes or crazy diets here! We created the FfL website because we believe the key to living a healthy AND happy life is to take it back to the basics and keep it simple.