You want to feed your baby the best. We all do. As they grow older and begin to eat solids, how can we give them the best start possible with whole foods? If we take a look at what babies around the world, in traditional cultures are fed, we find that nutrient density is key. If we take a look at what is for sale on the “baby food” aisle of the grocery store, we see that sugar, white flour, and cheap processed foods abound. This is conventional wisdom, but is this the best start for babies? Read the rest of this entry »
There is great news out there for all of you Gluten-Free folks. Someone has finally created a bread that actually holds up in a sandwich and tastes delicious on toast. Yes, it’s rather high in carbs, but that’s what you get when you decide to eat bread, right? Udi’s not only makes great breads, but they have bagels and muffins as well. I am not getting any compensation from Udi’s for sharing this.
To downoad a $1 off coupon for Udi’s Bread, visit Udi’s Website. Then go buy some bread for your gluten-free Thanksgiving guests. They will humbly weep and thank you profusely. I promise. No pressure, Nanna.
Have you seen the new “eco-cup”? It’s awesome! I was able to bargain for one for free at Office Depot (it’s a long story) not too long ago and I love it! Now that autumn is becoming a reality, it’s time to think back on the hot beverages that sustain us through the winter. Although I know I’m in the minority, it seems like we Americans have got to get a grip on our collective coffee additction. Fortunately the stuff makes me feel awful, so I naturally avoid it, but for so many others (and I know you’re out there) it’s a habit, a fix—an addiction? Read the rest of this entry »
Please forgive the lack of picture here. Our camera has decided to “pursue other opportunities” as a paperweight, so we are in the market for a new one. Luckily Costco is having a good price on a higher-quality camera, so perhaps the next generation of blog photos will look a bit more professional! One can only hope…..but back to the scones. If there ever were a more picture-perfect breakfast, I haven’t seen one in a while. One that was delicious, nourishing, and grain-free at least! Read on…. Read the rest of this entry »
Waffles have got to be the hardest thing to give up when you go off of grains, but no longer! I’ve been experimenting with grain-free waffles for a while, but it’s really hard to find a good texture and taste that works. But I think I’ve landed on a winner! Read the rest of this entry »
There was a time when I thought kale was just a decoration for salad bars. Who knew it was such a nutritious green (is there any other kind?) with so much versatility. The challege, of course, is getting kale to appeal to wee ones, or anyone else with greenophobia. What follows is a delicious, low-carb, nourishing snack reminiscent of potato chips! Read the rest of this entry »
As parents one thing we all face, is keeping our energy levels up, as we keep up with our children. This month Whole Foods Market’s current podcast series suggests tips and action steps to support our energy levels naturally and safely. Read the rest of this entry »
We have come past the middle-mark of Lent, the days are getting longer. Spring is certanly in the air and all around us. The world is renewing; apple blossoms and tulips open forth and the old, dead leaves and branches of winter are suddenly transfigured in green. I love spring. Lent can often be thought of as a time of depravation, especially at this point in the fast…and perhaps, if you’re like me, you’ve slipped up a little bit and had a bite or two of meat (or whatever it was you were fasting from!).
Well, there are a little over 2 weeks left, and if you’re tired of spending gobs of money on shrimp and scallops (oh, the irony!) to try and stay low-carb and nutrient dense, then I have some ideas for keeping the fast in a thrify, ultra-simple way: Read the rest of this entry »
Lent is a beautiful, cleansing time of year, both spirtually and physically. Although I am a strong advocate of red meat and good-quality dairy, I do believe that our bodies can benefit, short term, from a break. During past Lenten periods, I always defaulted to lots of beans,rice, soy, and pasta. Well, I now know that that food doesn’t love me back, so I’ve tried to find nourishing (and thrifty) ways to keep the fast and also eat what my body needs! Read the rest of this entry »