Like most women, I assumed that I would use birth control pills until we were “ready” to have kids, then immediately become pregnant when I went off the pill. Like many women, I discovered it is seldom that easy. (Read about my journey through infertility over at Modern Alternative Pregnancy!)
This recipe comes from the Real Foods, Real Easy ebook I contributed to awhile back. That ebook, along with 96 others, is part of the Ultimate Homemaking Ebook Bundle which is $29.97 (*this sale is over!*). Those 97 ebooks also come with over $140 in bonuses, so this is really an amazing sale! Now, I’d like to give you a taste of what kinds of things you will find in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.
I was introduced to European drinking chocolates while living in England. They are thicker, richer, and usually less sweet than American hot chocolates. My husband created this recipe, which is very much like the drinking chocolate we had on a date at Harrods in London.
Ingredients per person:
¼ cup cocoa powder (or cacao) ¼ cup rapadura/sucanat 1/3 teaspoon Celtic sea salt 1 to 1 1/3 cups milk 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
Along with several other tips and tricks, there are two vitally important ingredients when it comes to teaching your kiddos to love fruits and veggies. Today we’ll talk about the first one.
*Only Offer Food That Tastes GOOD!*
Far too often I see parents who buy the exact same produce year round and then complain that their kids don’t love it. Of course they don’t! Apples and oranges just don’t taste good all year long. There are very few fruits and veggies that taste good all year, because they simply aren’t “in season” 100% of the time. Travel, storage time and harvesting before proper ripeness can also take their toll on the flavor and texture of produce. Bananas, cooking onions, dried garlic and potatoes are a pretty good bet all year, but most other fruits and veggies should only be eaten for a season.
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I often post about what to do when you’re already feeling badly, such as natural remedies for ear infections or ways to ease morning sickness, but today I’d like to talk about a yummy way to boost health to help prevent problems before they start!
We all know that antioxidants are a good thing, right? They neutralize those pesky free radicals that wreak havoc on our cells. Getting plenty of antioxidants is one of the beautiful benefits about a real foods diet. What are good sources of antioxidants? I’m so glad you asked!….
Read the rest of my post over at Modern Alternative Mama!
Warm milk has long been used for soothing and relaxing, but what about making it a gourmet nutrition-booster, too? That’s what we did!
Here’s what you’ll need to make a nutrient-packed cup of warm milk.
Whole Raw Milk: Low-fat is not healthy. We need all of that wonderful fat for energy, brain function and fat-soluble vitamins. Milk was designed by God to be consumed raw or cultured, not pasteurized and homogenized. Our bodies can’t properly digest it that way, as evidenced by the huge numbers of people with “lactose intolerance”. If you’d like to find raw milk in your area, look here! Gelatin: This isn’t the cheapo gelatin that can be found in most stores. Look for this brand of gelatin, which comes from grass-fed cows. Why gelatin? It is fantastic for the digestive tract and it’s full of amino acids. It’s also good for the skin [...]
An important part of eating a healthier diet is making sure to get whole grains instead of refined processed white wheat. But real whole wheat can go bad so quickly and the store bought variety is not always the freshest or healthiest. The best thing to do is grind your own wheat and we are excited to bring you this giveaway!
Positively Real Media Network (for like-minded “natural” Christian bloggers) is giving away a Wondermill Grain Mill to one lucky reader!
We are excited to offer this chance to win the world’s #1 rated electric grain mill! Watch this video to learn more about the grain mill and why it’s the perfect accessory for every kitchen!
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Since we’ll be doing the Raising Healthy Families series on Fridays for awhile, I decided to switch our “Fun Things Friday” to a “Fun Things Thursday”, for now.
This is my new favorite tea to make when we’re feeling under the weather, so consider it my latest addition to my list of herbal teas for colds! It’s sweet and tart and, best of all, anti-viral. It is perfect for a sore throat or a phlegmy cough.
What You’ll Need Lemon Balm: This is a gentle and delicious herb that has the added benefit of being anti-viral. (Learn more about lemon balm in this post.) Lemons: Not only do they give a little vitamin C boost, they are also good for thinning down excess mucus. Raw Honey: Anti-viral, antibacterial and just plain yummy! What To Do Bring water to a boil and pour it over the lemon balm. If [...]
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Welcome to Raising Healthy Families – a fun and informative series designed to help you and your family thrive!
Each Friday, beginning February 22, we’ll be addressing some of the most common questions and challenges families face while trying to live healthy in a not-so-healthy world. Posts will cover topics such as: • Natural methods for improving your family’s health • Strategies for combating allergies and environmental toxins • Wholesome family-friendly recipes that even picky eaters enjoy • Natural, holistic approaches to health and healing • Helping children to embrace nourishing whole foods This helpful series is the result of 16 natural living bloggers from the Positively Real Media Network (PRM) coming together to share a variety of helpful and inspiring ways to raise healthy families. So be sure to subscribe to one, two, or all of these blogs, so you don’t miss a single post! And to wrap up the [...]
Like all of you have most likely been doing – Debra, Justyn, Danielle and I have been busy cooking babies, taking care of sick kids, working and feeding our families – so on behalf of all of us I apologize for this not going out on Tuesday . . .
Announcing our Big Winner! Here are all the great resources she has won! BUT before we get to that I wanted to give you all a rundown of the series.
Why we choose Real Food
Our Journey From Processed to Real Food Why We Started Eating Real Food, and Why We Continue Why I’m Striving for Real Food
5 Easy Real Food Transitions Foods (you probably have this stuff in your pantry and didn’t realize it was real food!) Real Food in Your Kitchen Where We Should Have Started 5 More Easy Real Foods Afraid of Real Food?
If you were raised in a house where veggies were cooked until they were nothing but mush, don’t give up on me, yet! This simple recipe is buttery, al dente and delicious. The best part is that it is amazingly quick and easy! No need for a steaming basket or any other special equipment.
What You’ll Need medium saucepan with a lid fresh or frozen broccoli butter (preferably from grass-fed cows) Celtic sea salt (read about why salt is healthy!!) What To Do If using fresh broccoli, cut it into bite-sized pieces. Put about 2 tablespoons of butter in the saucepan and add 2 heaping cups of broccoli (increase the butter if using more broccoli). Put on the lid and heat on medium heat until butter is melted, then stir and put the lid back on. After a couple of minutes, stir again and use a fork to check the [...]