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Healthy Living

Taking care of our bodies and our health (and those of our family members) is extremely important for leading a life that has enough energy to care for our families and serve the Lord! Head below to find healthy recipes, how to ideas for using essential oils, how to stock a natural medicine cabinet and more.

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Feeding My Family Grass Fed & Free Range Meats

One of my first commitments this year is to feed my family a healthy real/whole foods diet without killing our budget! So this month I am going on a journey to discover what real healthy eating means and how to do this while on a budget. You can read more in my healthy eating series here. Photo by Beckwith-Zink… Read More

So What’s the Deal with Locally Grown?

This post is part of my Feed Your Family ~ Eating Healthy on a Budget series. Last week I covered what the deal with organic food is. We took a look at what organic means, how to identify it, and some tips on buying organic produce. But a look at organic food doesn’t get far… Read More

So What’s the Deal with Organic?

When “organic” started becoming popular a few years ago, I did not jump on the bandwagon. I thought that the only reason people bought organic was to “help” the environment and that  it was a gimmicky fad. Let’s just say I wasn’t {and am still not} an Al Gore fan. I’ll leave it at that. But as I… Read More

Feed Your Family ~ Eating Healthy on a Budget {New Series}

When I got married at 19 I knew very little about being a homemaker. I didn’t spend my teenage years learning how to cook and run my future household from my mother the way I should have. My mother is a great cook and yet I didn’t take the time to learn from her the way… Read More

10 Steps Towards a Natural Pregnancy & Birth

Natural Pregnancy – What is it?? I have been on a journey the past few years of discovering what it means to be healthy and make healthy choices for my family. So when I got pregnant for the first time {we thought it was only 1 baby at that time}, I knew I had a lot… Read More

Young Wife’s Guide to Natural Pregnancy & Beyond Series

If you are new around here, my husband and I are expecting twin boys in December. These are our first babies, we are new parents, and so excited! Pregnancy has been a fun journey so far. God’s timing was so perfect when we found out that we were pregnant with our first baby! 3 months… Read More

The Truth About Fat: Is Eating “Low Fat” Healthy?

Welcome back to another edition of Real Foods Explained series.  Catch up on the rest of the series. For a while the latest diet craze was “low fat”. Skim dairy, low fat foods, margarine, ect. This seemed the “key” to losing weight and staying healthy. I grew up eating margarine and don’t even remember having real fatty butter in… Read More

The Truth About Sugar: Artificial Sweeteners

Eating a whole/real foods diet can seem challenging. When I first began discovering whole foods, I was really confused and overwhelmed. There is so much conflicting information out there on what is healthy and what isn’t. One area I was very confused about was sugar and artificial sweeteners. One of the things that led me to… Read More

The Truth About Sugar: Why We Need to Cut Back

A discussion of whole foods doesn’t get very far without first addressing grains, and then sugar. Yes, sugar is a “natural” food but our white sugar we eat is highly processed and refined just like white flour. Just like the refining process for wheat, when sugar is refined from sugar cane and sugar beet, 99.9% of it’s… Read More

The Truth About Grains: White vs. Whole Wheat

During my Real foods Explained series, I have shared my journey to whole foods, what a whole/real foods diet is, and 4 benefits to eating whole foods. Now I would like to transition into some more practical topics of what it means to be a whole foods diet. Before starting on my whole foods journey… Read More