Hi there! Welcome to the corner of the Internet where I babble on about whole/real/delicious food!

My name is Sara and I am the face behind Real Balanced. I love everything about food, nutrition, eating, cooking, etc., and enjoy spending a majority of my time doing something related to food. I hope my blog can serve as a tool on your journey to optimal health by providing you with some recipes to add to your repertoire and maybe even causing a laugh or two!

Some Facts About Me

  • I am a 25-year-old lifelong Wisconsinite and a very proud resident of Milwaukee. (Planning a visit to MKE? Find my recommendations for favorite restaurants, gyms, etc. here!).
  • I am engaged and will be getting married in the fall of 2018. (!!!)
  • I have an intense obsession with my Boston terrier, Rowsdower.
  • The Green Bay Packers are the greatest sports team to ever exist.
  • I have a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice.
  • I like to try my hand at fitness things. I've spent a considerable amount of time circuit training and attending spin classes. Currently, I attend a CrossFit box and almost, just barely make it through the WODs.
  • I am mildly addicted to podcasts. I listen to several hours of episodes a day.
  • I do not eat nor do I develop recipes with any ingredients that contain gluten or refined sugar. I don't like the stuff and the stuff doesn't like me.

How To Navigate The Blog

However works best for you, works best for me! I have included an index of all recipes, which you can find by clicking the three horizontal lines and clicking "All Recipes," or you can be more specific and choose a category (e.g., "Paleo" or "Low-FODMAP"). You can also click the magnifying glass and do a keyword search to find what you're looking for.

How To Get In Touch

Have a question? Just wanna say hey? I love to hear from you! Reach out to me on social media or send me a note at sara[at]realbalanced[dot]com.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Talk soon.

In balanced health,



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