6 Tips on How to Save BIG Money on Wholesome REAL Food

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1. Practice the Buy in Bulk Principle If it is on sale at an awesome price…buy it.  It it is fresh food, use it, freeze it, can it, dehydrate it.  Especially if it is something you buy all the time, anyway.   One problem with eating REAL Food is that their aren’t a lot of [...]

Ditch the Pancake Syrup and Grab Maple Syrup

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My family has been making different food choices for a few years now, in hopes of living a longer/healthier life.  We’ve adopted a few “real food rules.” We’ve been making  swaps slowly and surely to eat cleaner, healthier, and incorporate more whole foods. “Cause that’s the only way to do it…slowly and surely – because [...]

Eat Real Butter – And – Which Butter is Best

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Since my family has been making some new food choices in hopes of living a longer/healthier life we have adopted a few “food rules.” Make no mistake, we ENJOY eating, we eat meat, AND we live on a budget – but we are not deprived. This may or may not be similar to your life [...]

Watermelon Mint Tea

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  I have already professed {at length} my love for sweet tea. However, my love to tea does not end there. I love flavored iced teas and hot teas as well. I love to buy, savor, and mix my on blends. I’m not alone in my love for all things tea. I have a sister [...]

Lunchbox Inspiration: Watermelon, Strawberry, and Mint Fruit Salsa

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Today is the last post in this series, although it is probably not the last post you’ll see about lunchboxes!  I hope you have enjoyed this series and you’ve gotten a few good ideas and some inspiration for how you can make lunchbox meals simple and/or fun while still being packed with healthy foods. This [...]

Carrot Cake Cream Pies

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Today’s snack is AWESOME! It is a bunch of healthy ingredients that taste like CARROT CAKE.  Mmmm…. So good.  You know those Little Debbie Cakes that everyone has lovely memories of about enjoying them as a kid?  Yeah, me too.  Have you read the ingredients lately?  Yeah…me too. If you loved oatmeal cream pies these [...]

Simple, Healthy, & Wholesome After School Snack Series: Dried Fruits and Nuts

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Welcome to the second post in a series about real food snacks – snacks that are simple, healthy, and wholesome.  I’ll share a new recipe or preparation each day and I’ll share lots more at the end of the week in a big round up!  If your kids have a favorite snack you’d like for [...]

Sunday School: Wheat: A Nutritional Powerhouse?

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There are a lot of different diets out there.  There used to be the low fat diet, the Atkins diet, South Beach diet, and I’m sure a myriad of others.  Now you hear of even more: grain free diet and the Paleo diet are among some of the newer ones.  Of course, then you have [...]

My Whole Food Journey 2.24.13 – My “Sorta” Whole Foods Fridge

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Welcome to my kitchen   I thought it might good to start my whole food journey off again by showing you what is in my fridge today.  Why?  Because I am embarking on the whole food journey once again and this time I am going to get even more serious. I learned a lot about [...]

Milk – Too Many Choices or Not Enough?

When you walk into the grocery store and stare at the dairy case are you confused by all the labels?  Do you buy whole milk, 2%, or skim?  Do you buy organic, rBGH-free, or conventional?  What about local, grass-fed, or raw?  Now milk has additives too – like DHA and Omega 3. :: I Buy [...]

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