Category: Healthy Eating

5 Easy Changes to Help You Live Naturally

 Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is a natural lifestyle. Perhaps, you’ve been slowing getting into natural living for the past few months or years. Perhaps, you’ve only just realized that you want a natural lifestyle. In either case, there are changes you can make to live more naturally or crunchy is the term I often use Nobody is 100% natural but that doesn’t mean we should not strive to make changes! The great thing about natural living is that the changes are often very easy to make. It doesn’t have to be a struggle! 5 Easy...

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How to Soak, Cook, and Freeze Beans

 Before I get into the actual method of soaking beans, let me give you a few reasons as to why you would want to soak beans in the first place. One reason that you’d want to soak beans is because buying dried beans and cooking them yourself (as opposed to buying canned beans) is the frugal way to go. You can save a lot of money buying dried beans. Of course, cooking dried beans takes a bit of your time but I think that’s worth the money you save. Soaking beans prior to cooking them will reduce the cooking...

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What Meals Can You Keep in the Freezer

Whether it’s because I want to stock up on meals before a baby arrives or because I just do not want to cook as much, I like to have meals in the freezer. There are a few ways to preserve meals so that they last longer than they would in the fridge (canning, dehydrating, freezing) but freezing food is one of my favorites because it requires no equipment and anyone can do it! What type of meals can you keep in the freezer? From chicken to bananas, there are a lot of foods that you can freeze. In fact,...

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12 Healthy Smoothie Add-Ins

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that we love smoothies in our family. We all have one a day and smoothies are the sole reason why I buy 20 bunches of bananas every month! Now a standard smoothie is pretty healthy on its own; usually that’s diary and fruit. Still perfectly healthy and good for you. Why stop there? Why not make it extra healthy? Smoothies are a great way of adding in things that you wouldn’t normally consume on a daily basis or need to eat more of. From adding healthy fats, to sneaking in veggies, to adding spices...

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How to Freeze Bananas

I don’t know about you but we go through a lot of bananas. We use them in our smoothies and currently there are four of us who have a smoothie each day. There’s a fine line between pride and shame when I say that we buy 15-20 BUNCHES of bananas each month! Now I like to go grocery shopping as little as possible. In fact, we go grocery shopping only once a month with a few small trips to pick up more milk and such. Since I like to go to the grocery store so rarely, we buy all...

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Switching to Natural Pantry Staples

When you first start to get into the real food world, it can be intimidating. All those products that you’ve grown up on and currently have in your pantry are suddenly no longer what you should have. Switching to real food products can be confusing. What type of oil should you buy? What are the real food alternatives to snack foods? Can’t there just be a simple list of what foods you need to replace? Let me help you out! Now please note, as I always say, do not feel like you must do absolutely everything right away. Getting...

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How to Cook and Bake with Coconut Oil

I think it’s safe to say that I’m addicted to coconut oil. We use coconut oil in everything and have the gallon container to prove it! There are many ways to use coconut oil,  we use it for personal items like deodorant, toothpaste, and diaper cream but we also use it in the kitchen. Perhaps you are new to coconut oil and are confused on just how to use it. It definitely is a unique oil with its ability to be either a solid or a liquid depending on how warm it is. However, because of this characteristic you...

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