Category: Healthy Eating

From Scratch Basics – The Foods That You Should Make Instead of Buy!

When it comes to eating healthy, one of the ways to guarantee what you are eating is healthy is to make it yourself. When you make foods yourself; you know what ingredients are in them! You can adjust to your dietary needs. You can even save money. There are so many reasons to eat healthy! You can make pretty much anything that you could buy but today I want to focus on the basics. The items that you likely have in your kitchen all the time, the foods that you would normally buy all the time. Because I have...

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Tips for Eating Healthy

It can be intimidating when trying to make the switch to healthier eating. When I first started changing out our usual foods for healthy ones, I remember not knowing where to start or what replacements to choose. I just wanted some sort of guide. Today, I want to share some tips on how to begin eating healthier. As I’ve mentioned before, healthy eating is going to look different for each person. The basics are switching to real food; food that was not made in a factory or lab; food whose ingredients you can pronounce and if you were able...

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7 Reasons to Eat Healthy

As I sit down to write this post, I keep feeling like it’s a bit unnecessary. I feel like pretty much everyone knows that they should eat healthy. It seems like it’s just common knowledge. Of course, not everyone does eat healthy… and even those of us who do aim to eat healthy don’t eat perfectly. But deep down, I think we all know it’s a good thing to eat healthy. Nonetheless, today we are going to take a look at some of the benefits of eating healthy. Now eating healthy can mean different things to different people… as...

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Goat’s Milk

Goat’s milk has been a really great dairy alternative to have on hand for our family. Our oldest child had symptoms that pointed to a dairy allergy for his first two years of life. As a baby he was colicky, suffered from eczema rashes, and digestive issues. We found that he is allergic to the casein protein in cow’s milk. Upon research and discussion with our medical practitioner, we learned that goat’s milk is a great dairy alternative for his diet. (We also frequently use almond milk.) Goat’s milk is said to be the closest thing to human breast...

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Benefits of Raw Milk

My family has been drinking raw milk for about 12 years. As with many people, my interest in raw milk began growing after reading Sally Fallon’s book, “Nourishing Traditions”.   However, it wasn’t until after reading Jordan Rubin’s book, “The Makers Diet” that I was convinced I needed to find a source for my family.   We found a local farmer who had goat’s milk and began making our weekly pick up.  Raw milk sales were legal in New Mexico and so finding a source was not too difficult. About a year after starting our weekly milk pick up, the owner of...

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Benefits of Gelatin

Gelatin… the stuff that jello is made of. Of course, jello is hardly natural if you are thinking about that bright red, full of sugar stuff. Don’t let that fool you into thinking gelatin isn’t good for you though! Gelatin without the sugars and dyes is actually quite beneficial. What IS Gelatin If you are a vegetarian or vegan then odds are you will not like gelatin. It is an animal product through and through. Gelatin is a flavorless, colorless product which is made from the collagen of animal; namely their skin, connective tissue, and bones. Not a pretty...

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Best Fats for the Job – Knowing Which Fats to Cook With and Which to Use Cold

Did you know that not all fat is created equal? It’s true. Some fats are better for cooking and others should really only be used cold. Why is there a difference? Why should you care? There are a few reasons. One reason to be selective with your fats is because of Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratios. People of this era consume way too many Omega 6’s and are suffering a lot more inflammatory diseases. Long, long ago people had an Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio of about 1:1… now we are closer to 10:1. Too many Omega...

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