White Bean and Bacon Chili – Real and Nourishing

White Bean and Bacon Chili - Real, Nourishing and Grain Free!

This delicious bowl of chili is perfect for those chilly fall and winter months, with a game of football or a bonfire with friends! It’s made with all real ingredients and is grain and dairy free! Who doesn’t love a bowl of hearty chili on a cold afternoon? It always makes me think of when […]

Kielbasa Fried Rice – Real & Gluten Free

Kielbasa Fried Rice - Gluten Free, Real, Healthy, Easy and Delicious

Looking for a Asian food dinner that’s real, healthy and delicious? I’ve got just the thing for you – kielbasa fried rice! Of course, it could be cooked with shrimp, beef, chicken or pork, but the kielbasa adds an amazing amount of flavor and body. Plus, it’s 100% real, no chemicals or artificial anything. Pure, delicious […]

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers – A Real Food, Grain-Free and GAPS Recipe

Stuffed Bell Peppers - A Delicious, Real Food Recipe that's GAPS Friendly

A delicious, real food recipe that even my children will eat, that’s also GAPS diet friendly! It’s very nutritious and not a single preservative, canned food or chemical in sight. DINNER’S READY! I’ve shouted that to playing children more than once, okay maybe more like 700 times, but who’s counting? When I cook this meal, […]

Mexican Huevos Rancheros – Grain-Free Recipe

Recipe for Huevos Rancheros by My Merry Messy Life - REAL, Nutritious and Delicious!

This hearty delight is perfect for a gourmet weekend breakfast or to spice up dinnertime and it’s full of vegetables and loaded with protein from eggs. It is also all real food, nutritious, grain-free and GAPS or Paleo diet approved! When you’re on a grain and sugar free diet like I am, it can be […]

How to Save Money On Organic Meat by Buying a Side of Cow

How to Save Money on Organic Meat by Buying a Side of Cow

Buying organic meat can seem impossible to squeeze into the family budget, but the benefits for your health far outweigh the cost. And there is a way to do it economically – buy a side of beef or pork from a local farmer like my family does! When we moved back to my home state in […]

Chicken à la King – Real, Grain, Gluten and Dairy-Free!

Chicken a la King Recipe - Real Food, GAPS and Paleo approved, and Delicious!

A delicious, French-style meal loaded with nutrition from organic veggies and chicken. It can be dairy and grain free if you so choose, or add those back in if you like! It’s loaded with nutrition from superfoods like coconut milk and oil, with a touch of turmeric, which has been shown to reduce inflammation in […]

Diary of a Mama on the GAPS Intro Diet – Week 1

Diary of a Mama Toughin It Out on the GAPS Intro Diet - Week 1

After one week on the GAPS intro diet, based on the book

Diary of a Mama on the GAPS Intro Diet – A Protocol to Heal the Digestive System

Diary of a Mama Toughin It Out on the GAPS Intro Diet to Heal Auto Immune Disease

Ever heard of the GAPS diet? Well, neither had I up until six months ago. Then my life took a HUGE turn and many steps in the right direction. It’s an amazing temporary diet that works to heal the digestive system to cure you of all manners of autoimmune disease. It’s very similar to the […]

Real Food Snacks for Kids (that even adults will love!)

Real Food Snack Ideas for Kids - Kid Tested and Approved!

We all want to raise our children with good healthy food, but it can be very hard in a processed, convenient world. Welcome to my series on how to eat real, healthy food with kids. If you missed my first post, you might be interested to read, “How To Get Your Kids to Eat Real […]

How To Get Kids to Eat Real Food Without the Battles

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Real and Healthy Food Without the Battles

I think we can all agree that we want our children eating the healthiest food possible, but unfortunately, information on how to practically do it, day-to-day, meal-to-meal is not widespread. Here are my tips and tricks that have worked for my family. My kids eat about 98% real food, and you and your family can, […]