Real Food Scout, Jenny Blakeney

Keeping it Real with Jenny Blakeney’s Blogger Must Haves

We love Jenny’s candid spirit, simple recipes and unique approach to food.  Jenny was inspired to clean up her carbohydrate, caffeine and sugar loaded diet a few years ago, after learning she was pregnant.  The cliche holds true and a baby changed everything for her.  She is on a mission to seek out more real food and less processed junk, and help others on their journey to rediscover real food.

“If I can do it (and love it), you can do it (and love it.)”

The Los Angeles based culinary storytellers of Life & Thyme recently profiled Jenny in “Becoming a Real Food Scout.”  There you’ll read about how she went from a good-intentioned, but processed food lifestyle growing up in Texas, to fueling her workdays and Hollywood nights with latte’s, and croissants, until she decided to make some changes.

After devouring all she could about our broken food system, Jenny’s passion was realized.  She made it her mission to participate in the movement to bring better food to everyone, one kitchen at a time, by helping families just like her’s improve their health and simplify their lives.

Jenny’s sense of humor will keep you reading, and her genuine, useful tips come with a humble and realistic perspective of a busy mom of two.

Go to Jenny’s Blog, Real Food Scout to get inspired by her pictures (yeah, she’s an accomplished photographer too) and tips that will make eating real food easier, while making your life much more satisfying.  She says, “eating and preparing real food is much easier than buying and preparing the processed stuff.”


Here are a few of Jenny’s Favorite Things.


S’well Stainless Water Bottle – Jenny claims she is not the best water drinker, but she knows being fully hydrated is so important to our health. By keeping this water bottle by her side (with a few slices of oranges and mint), the water goes down a little bit easier and tastes great!
50mm Lens – These days we’re all shooting photos with our iphones, and Jenny does her fair share of that for her Instagram account, but to get the “beauty shots”, she says she can’t live without her Cannon 50mm lens.
Moleskine Classic Notebook – While living in a very digital world, Jenny is still a purest when it comes her “To Do” list and likes to keep her notes, ideas, recipes, etc., in a clean, classic notebook she can fit into her bag.