Crockpot Baked Apples

Thumbnail image for Crockpot Baked Apples Nothing says fall than the smell of apples and cinnamon. It makes the entire house smell warm and comforting. These ‘baked’ apples are simple, throw it all in the crock pot and have a fresh warm dessert ready at dinnertime. Served with vanilla ice cream, it’s like apple pie with out the crust. This recipe from Jessica at Simply Healthy Home show how just how simple and easy real food can be! Jessica’s family also loves these apples mixed into a bowl of oatmeal for a warm breakfast.…
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Creamy Potato Soup

Thumbnail image for Creamy Potato Soup I loves me some potato soup! This one from Jessica at Simply Healthy Home looks particularly good. Potato soup is always greeted with excitement in our house by one and all. Usually when I make potato soup I use a mix of broth and heavy whipping cream instead of milk, but I buy a ton of cream for cooking. You might not want to do that, or then again maybe you would ;-). Milk is more affordable than cream in general making this recipe more practical for more families.…
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Nourishing Broth: A Review

Thumbnail image for Nourishing Broth: A Review There is a myth of the elixir of life. If you could find it and drink it you’d be granted eternal life and youth. This myth has been handed down since antiquity throughout many different cultures. A magic potion that cures all ills and aging along with eliminating the certainty of eventual death. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Well, real traditional broth isn’t exactly like that ;-). But it comes about as close as food gets! It won’t eliminate aging but it’ll make a substantial contribution to slowing it. It won’t cure all the ills of man but it can produce amazing reversals of illness.…
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Chicken Kale Soup

Thumbnail image for Chicken Kale Soup There is nothing like a good soup to kick off a meal.  I love soup all year round but it is most dear to me heading into the fall season. This soup is particularly easy to make. We’re boiling a chicken basically, then browning some onion and garlic. We add the chicken meat, kale and broth then cook the kale for a bit and Bam, we’re done! I’d recommend cooking the chicken ahead of time. I keep chicken broth and cooked chicken handy in the freezer as a shortcut to dishes like this one. Generally the longer greens cook the more easily they are digested so you could also extend the cooking time for the kale.…
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Why it’s OK to Eat Dessert

Thumbnail image for Why it’s OK to Eat Dessert I don’t know about you but I used to feel HUGELY guilty about having dessert! It wasn’t about calories, back when I was young I didn’t need to lose any weight. It just felt wrong, so wrong! All those empty calories filling me up when I should be eating something healthy like raw carrots or kale maybe. But you know what? Despite feeling really guilty for years I doubt a day passed when I didn’t have a sweet treat at some point in the day. Okay, maybe in my mid-twenties when I was a wanna-be vegetarian, which, by the way, was the point in my life when I was the least healthy.…
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Organics Really Are Cheaper Online

Thumbnail image for Organics Really Are Cheaper Online Buying organics is expensive, right? Everyone knows that. Talk to anybody and they’ll tell you that. It’s one of the big reasons that healthy diets are perceived as way over the top expensive. Well beyond the reach of average work-a-day folks like us. Now, organics are not the be all and end all of healthy eating. Sara over at The Healthy Home Economist has a great post on about how eating organic will never make you healthy and I completely agree. That said, if you want to find food labels with pronouncable ingredients you cannot beat many organic foods. Many are excellent choices that I’d rate pretty high up on the Granny scale of old-fashioned goodness.…
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Which Potato Do You Buy?

Thumbnail image for Which Potato Do You Buy? Let's talk potatoes shall we? The lowly dietary staple that everyone and his brother runs down as the unhealthiest thing ever. So simple, so ordinary we use it to describe lazy people ( couch potatoes ) or plain eaters ( meat and potato kinda-guy ). That potato. Let's just say straight out of the gate that I adore potatoes in just about any form. And I firmly disagree with any notion that they are unhealthy in any way. That isn't what I want to talk about today. Nope, not at all. I want to talk about the processing of good healthy food into stuff that isn't as healthy and costs a mega-truckload more to buy using the lowly potato as an example.
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Lower Your Grocery Bill by Buying Online?

Thumbnail image for Lower Your Grocery Bill by Buying Online? If you are on a budget you have probably noticed that the amount of food you can buy with your budgeted dollars is shrinking. Each month you're getting just slightly less food than you did the prior month. Twelve months of slightly less food adds up to a sizeable reduction in how far your food budget goes each year. This has been going on for many years now and most of us are feeling the pinch most acutely. And by us I don't just mean people trying to get processed food out of their families lives. I mean everyone.
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