As this year comes to an end many of us will begin to look forward and think about improvements we’d like to make in our lives. Many start by looking at their diet and think about how they can stick to a healthier eating plan. I know it’s always my goal to strive to eat a bit healthier. So, I’d like to share with you some healthy recipes, articles and generally interesting tid-bits from some of my favorite bloggers that may help you along in your path of self-improvement in the new year.
A great place to start is this article How to Turn Any Recipe into a Real Food Recipe from Homemade Mommy. It’s a great resource if you’re new to real food cooking or if you want to get some new ideas for healthy alternatives.
One of my goals for the new year is to make more fermented foods. Real Food Suomi‘s article Get inspired to make fermented foods has some great info for any beginners to fermentation. This fermented cranberry sauce from Oh Lardy and this Fermented Purple Cabbage and Orange Sauerkraut from A Harmony Healing both look like delicious recipes!
How to make caramel with just one ingredient from Green Thickies shows how to make sugarless caramel with just apple juice!
These Grain-Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Real Food Forager look delightfully crisp and would be a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without any processed sugar or grains!
When one mentions “processed food” people generally think of packaged foods, but regular milk also goes through a number of processes before it gets to the shelf. This article Is low fat dairy making you fat? from Weed ’em and Reap reveals all the different kinds of milk and what the healthiest option is.
Did you know that beeswax is not only used for candles? I always associated it with that, but you can also use it as furniture polish, soap and more! Check out 10 Great uses for Beeswax from Learning and Yearning.
I love this article from Real Food Suomi: Traditional foods in Europe are disappearing. She talks about her experience moving to Finland and having romantic expectations of plentiful European traditional food and being let down by the reality of the far reaches of the big food industry. I have to say I had a similar experience in Spain. I lived in Spain for about 2 years to teach English and thought before moving there that they would be exempt from the propaganda from the big food industry. I was shocked to see what was being marketed there as “health food” and appalled to see all the packaged, sugar-laden and processed foods kids eat at schools.
Hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite things! Feel free to share any tips or articles you think might help people with their New Years resolutions.
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