Category: Healthy Eating

Chia Seeds

Ch, Ch, Ch Chia! That’s the first thing that people think of when they hear the word chia. However, chia seeds are good for more than just growing “hair” on a ceramic animals! I found out about chia seeds when I was looking into flax seeds. I didn’t like what I found out about flax seeds and was directed to chia seeds as a better alternative.     What makes chia seeds so great?   One serving of chia seeds (which is 1 Tbs) contains: 5 grams of fiber 3 grams of protein 80mg of Calcium – some say...

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How to Frugally Grocery Shop

I was blessed when it came to growing up apparently. I grew up watching my mother cut coupons and make grocery lists. When I got older I even did some of the shopping. However, apparently not everyone was as privileged as I was. Time after time, I find women who don’t know how to frugally grocery shop, do not meal plan, who don’t make grocery lists, and who spend way too much at the grocery store. I used to spend $300 per month on groceries for a family of 6. I now have a family of 7 and thanks to...

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Egg Substitutes

Looking for a substitute for eggs? Eggs do have their place however vegans, those allergic to eggs, or those just wanting to avoid some calories need eggs substitute. It also means no more last minute trips to the grocery store or neighbor’s house when you are mid-baking and you realize you are short one egg! Egg Substitutes  Vinegar 1 TBS. vinegar = 1 egg. Either white distilled or apple cider vinegar will work. You will also need 1 tsp. baking soda if there is not already a leavening agent in the recipe. It is recommended that you only replace...

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Why Coconut Oil is the Healthiest Oil in the World

I’m finally switching to coconut oil! No more canola oil, no more vegetable oils, just coconut oil! Why? Because coconut oil is said to be the healthiest oil in the world! Sadly it’s rarely used due to a misconception of its saturated fat content. However, it is now known that it’s actually good for you! So read on and then join me in switching to coconut oil!   Composition: Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, which is why it was believed to be unhealthy. However, it is now known that there is a difference in fat molecules. All...

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Organic, Conventional, and GMO – How to Tell The Difference

 We have come a long way from the day when you walked into the produce department and you only had to decide between a red or green apple. Now you step into that section and there are dozens of choices, not only in colors but also in how the produce was grown. We now have the decision of organic, conventional, or GMO produce. What’s the difference? How can you even tell? Isn’t an apple, an apple? Not anymore. In fact, they even make apples that taste like grapes now! So what IS the difference? What is Conventional Food? Conventionally...

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