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Feelin’ so much better today.  No delayed reaction to that pesky avocado.  Thank goodness for modern medicine!  I even woke up before Henry – at 5:00 AM – and thought for a few glorious hours that he had truly slept through the night (11 PM to 5:30 AM). Turns out that Kristien slept upstairs and handled the 1:30 AM wake-up so I could get some serious shut-eye.  What a winner.


I made him breakfast as a thank you.  A BIG breakfast.  I was huunnnngry.


Egg scramble with mushrooms and kale



Toast with Italian herb spread (it’s sold in the produce section)



So, when I went on that Whole Foods tour a few weeks back, I received a free sample of Real Salt.  At the same, I kind of rolled my eyes, thinking, “Yo, salt is salt.  Don’t try to make me pay more for fancy salt.”


But you know what?  Salt is NOT always salt.  This Real Salt is SO much tastier and more flavorful that the regular boxed salt that I’ve been slowly working my way through for – ohhhh – three years.  From the website:


Real Salt means – well, real, authentic salt. A quick glance at the ingredients label on most salts might surprise you! Many salts contain anti-caking agents and even dextrose (sugar). Others have been heat processed and stripped of their natural trace minerals. Real Salt brand, on the other hand, is unrefined and full of natural minerals and flavor – the way salt was meant to be savored.

Real Salt’s unique coloring comes from more than 60 trace minerals, which also lend an amazing flavor that has helped Real Salt become the best-selling brand of sea salt in health food stores. Real Salt is best tasting, healthiest sea salt you can find.


Once I make my way through this bottle, I promise you that I’ll be scouring the grocery store aisle to find more Real Salt.  It’s that good.  And I never thought I’d say that!



  • Sunny November 2, 2012, 11:08 am

    We use salt and pepper mills and we love them.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 2, 2012, 11:27 am

    Yea, I definitely prefer real salt (or sea salt) compared to the salt that we grew up with, in the box or cylindrical box. Big difference!

  • Sara November 2, 2012, 11:36 am

    I’m so glad that you are feeling better and you have an awesome husband!

  • Amanda K. November 2, 2012, 11:37 am

    is real salt iodized?
    i feel like that can be pretty important (and something we take for granted now that salt is iodized!)

  • SkinnyRunner November 2, 2012, 11:47 am

    glad to hear you’re feeling better.

    my dad has always thought sea salt is better for you than regular table salt, im not sure why exactly.

    • Faith November 2, 2012, 9:41 pm

      Probably because authentic sea salt contains trace minerals and table salt is more processed, hence most of the trace minerals are removed. It may be negligible nutritionally because we don’t consume crazy amounts of salt but I do think higher quality salt tastes better.

  • Cori November 2, 2012, 11:52 am

    I love real salt too – my only pet peeve about it is that it does really cake. I usually need to whack the shaker on my palm a couple of times to break it up again. And we live in a really dry climate. Worth it for the flavour, though. We buy it in a big refill bag so it’s always on hand.

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action November 2, 2012, 11:57 am

    That’s crazy about the salt- I wonder what makes it different?

    Now I want to buy some of this delicious salt and try it out!

  • Tara November 2, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I agree on real salt! I haven’t tried that brand yet, but did just buy a bag of Celtic Sea Salt. The taste is amazing! It’s pretty coarse, so I need to find a good grinder, but it will be worth it. I’m hooked!

  • ADR November 2, 2012, 1:10 pm

    fantastic post – I m going to make this tomorrow!

  • Katie November 2, 2012, 1:13 pm
  • Ashley November 2, 2012, 1:14 pm

    I’ve never put Kale in my egg scrambles. That sounds so good!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks November 2, 2012, 1:48 pm

    I have that salt! ANd it is SO good.

  • Ellie@Fit for the Soul November 2, 2012, 2:14 pm

    Yes, I think I’d have to agree with the salt thing! For example, most sea salts tend to make food more flavorful and bold–as opposed to having to put like, TBSPs of the regular stuff. I thought it was just me! 😛

  • Ashlee November 2, 2012, 2:28 pm

    Interesting! I’ll have to track down some Real Salt! I prefer my grinder, but it’s a pain for recipes!

  • Christy November 2, 2012, 2:40 pm

    That is the best salt hands down! I used to be so thirsty, drinking water all the time, and peeing all the time! Not to mention I hardly put salt on anything ever. But when my chiropractor told me I was dehydrated and I NEED salt in my diet, I was overjoyed! I missed salt and being able to use it has really helped to balance me out.

    • rach November 2, 2012, 3:27 pm

      This sounds like me. I’m not active though (I don’t see chiropractors or anyone). But I am always thirsty and peeing all the time and a walk-in doc suggested I actually add much much more salt to my meals. So I am.
      I do use products with hummus and mustard (LOTS of mustard) and that has sodium/salt…will it help the same way?

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 2, 2012, 3:09 pm

    I’m glad you are feeling better and got a little extra shut eye!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut November 2, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Yay for the hubs helping out! That breakfast looks yum-my! I love a salty + sweet (fruit) combo and sneaking veggies in first thing in the am!

  • DadHTP November 2, 2012, 7:43 pm

    How many years have I been telling you your salt and pepper were lame?

  • Dion Lim November 2, 2012, 10:29 pm

    Whole Foods was giving Real Salt away for their grand opening in CLT, and my husband and I got 2 bottles. We almost gave it away because it looked so hoity-toity, but it’s surprisingly delicate and delicious!

  • Rebecca Van Drunen November 3, 2012, 2:21 pm

    I definitely prefer to use sea salt. Tastes more….salty? I wonder though, table salt has iodine added to it, do we need iodine? Are we getting it somewhere else? hmmm, I must look this up.

  • Lauren November 5, 2012, 9:47 pm

    Good to hear you’re feeling better, that looks like the breakfast of champions.

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