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Over 80 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

One of the hardest holidays can be Thanksgiving if you are trying to eat healthy. The classic Thanksgiving dishes that we’ve all grown up with are generally not all that great for you. If you are like me then you likely grew up eating stuffing from boxes, cranberry sauce from cans, and sweet potatoes that looked more like desserts than side dishes. Today, I have over 80 healthy Thanksgiving recipes so that you can celebrate this holiday without compromising your real food, natural living lifestyle. Every one of these recipes has been approved by me. I’ve made sure that they only use...

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage Brown Butter

Over the last few years, our family has added in a few new holiday favorite dishes. We’ve started including sugar free cranberry sauce and homemade stove top stuffing. However, when Thanksgiving comes around, the one dish my kids start requesting that I make is my mashed sweet potatoes with sage brown butter. I’ll be honest, I’ve never enjoyed mashed potatoes. I’ve got issues with textures apparently and thus mashed potatoes were something I completely ignored. One year, I was making most of the Thanksgiving side dishes and so I had to make mashed potatoes. I decided we needed to...

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How to Survive the Cold and Flu Season

  I imagine, if you are anything like me you try to avoid getting sick as much as possible. If you have kids then that goal is all the more desired because if one kid goes down then odds are good that the others will follow. Through the years, I’ve found a few ways to help stay healthy during the sick season. I’ve also found some great remedies for if we do catch something. The best part about having these resources is knowing that they are all natural and therefore do not have any weird and potentially harmful ingredients. Just...

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Turning Down the Thermostat and How to Keep Warm Without Spending a Bundle

How’s the weather where you live? Getting chilly? Have you touched that thermostat yet? I think it’s safe to say that we have officially moved into our fall temperatures and I know people are turning on the heater around where we live. We however are holding out. Why are we turning down the thermostat? How are we going to keep warm without spending a bundle? Well there’s the cost. Ok it’s mostly the cost! Turning the heater on is one thing that is sure to raise our bill through the roof. I am dreading those cold months and I’ll do...

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Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Everyone has that one dish that they are in charge of making for holiday get-togethers. On Thanksgiving, I am in charge of the cranberry sauce. The last time I made it, I made it the usual way: in other words, with a ton of sugar. This year, as we have gotten healthier I decided to make cranberry sauce a bit healthier. I did a bit of researching on different cranberry sauce recipes and came up with my own sugar free cranberry sauce. That’s right completely sugar free! This recipe turned out great, which is pretty amazing as my husband...

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Homemade Cough Drops and Cough Drop Lollipops

Fall is officially here and with it came the beginning of my family’s cold season. Sigh. I was hoping we wouldn’t get sick quite so soon. However, with kids and multiple kid-filled events per week it was bound to happen. There is one advantage to getting sick so early in the game; I now have an excuse to start making all kinds of home remedies. Some home remedies make the cut and some don’t but the ones that do I am going to share with you! Cough drops can be a wonderful thing. Anyone with a sore throat or...

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