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Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Time to give your salad a makeover. This roasted sweet potato, wild rice, and arugula salad is bursting with fall flavor and some much-needed nutrition. 

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad | Natural Chow |

I’m a salad lover.

But it hasn’t always been that way. I used to turn my nose up at the word salad and would’ve skipped a meal before eating one. Now I eat salads regularly and look forward to trying new flavor combos. Like sweet potato, wild rice, and arugula (which is extremely delicious).

When we harvested a bunch of sweet potatoes the other day, I’ll be honest—I was super excited. I mean, who doesn’t love sweet potato pie, sweet potato fries, and every other way to prepare sweet potatoes? 


Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

These fluffy whole wheat pumpkin pancakes are light and full of delicious autumn spices. Packed with some seriously healthy ingredients, these pancakes are THE BEST!

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So I have this thing about pancakes.

When I was younger, most Saturdays we would make enough pancakes to feed like 25 people. When in reality, only 6 or 7 people were going to be eating them. Uh-huh.

So we ate, and we ate, (and we ate), until all the pancakes were gone. All 56 of ‘em. So now, eight years later, I cannot stand to eat more than three pancakes. And not just any pancakes. They’ve gotta be light, fluffy, and made with real ingredients. No more of that boxed mix where you only have to add water.

Cause I don’t roll like that.


Natural Living Monday 11/10

Natural Living Monday | Natural Chow

Thank you for joining us on Natural Living Monday. I am excited to see the great things you have been doing to live a more natural, whole, holistic life.

Your Hosts:

Amanda from Natural Living Mamma

Andrea from Homemade for Elle

Margaret from Natural Chow


10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

This 10-Minute Veggie Fried Rice is incredibly easy to make and is bursting with loads of Asian flavors. So delicious, easy, and even gluten-free with a vegan option!

10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice | Natural Chow |

I don’t know about you, but I don’t exactly enjoy spending 2 hours of my day on a meal that will be devoured in less than 5 minutes.

I tend to lean more towards fast meals. Because after a long day (and when I say long, I mean looooong), I just don’t have it in me to make some crazy extravagant fancy meal. This veggie fried rice is like fast food in the world of real food. You know, the world where we don’t eat foods laden with sugar, dyed bright orange, or clog our arteries with shortening.


A Hectic Life

Sometimes, life gets hectic. The day I had yesterday was a perfect example of that.

A Hectic Life | Natural Chow

The first thing I did when I woke up was make coffee and start boiling water for grits. Not a bad start to a day, I said to myself. And after that I was pretty sure that I had jinxed myself.


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