Posts Tagged ‘real food’

Healthy Living Books That Occupy a Time-Honored Space on My Shelf

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{This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.} Several of you asked me to share the non-fiction books on healthy living that occupy a hallowed space on my bookshelves. I recently read a startling statistic that only 30% of those who read a nonfiction book…

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How to Eliminate Dysfunctional Eating and Establish a Lifestyle of Healthy Eating

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Rules Ø relationship = rebellion. I learned this valuable piece of parenting advice ages ago. But, the theory applies to all aspects of life—even food. A lifetime of rigorous food rules eventually evokes an inner revolt.  Without establishing a healthy relationship with food, the struggle will always be your shoulder devil. Transformative eating can eliminate…

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ButcherBox From a Farmer’s Perspective

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{This post contains affiliate links} A few years ago I wrote a post about how to navigate the potentially muddled grass-fed beef market. All of the misleading information out there about grass-fed meat propelled me to try and inform my readers about how deceptive the grass-fed label can be. As I researched the grass-fed topic,…

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Essential Kitchen Tools For No-Fuss Healthy Living

{This post contains affiliate links} If you were marooned on that proverbial desert island with just a few choices of kitchen tools which would you choose?  Before you respond with the supply list to this impending Castaway scenario, you need to consider the indispensable skill of multitasking in the kitchen. Choose essential kitchen tools that…

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The Secrets to Making Better Food Choices

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{This post contains affiliate links} Think about the last time you perused the buffet table. Were you like a crouching tiger ready to pounce the salad made with marshmallows, whipped cream, and jello the color of pink taffy? Did you wrestle with knowing that you should fill your plate with the mixed green salad with…

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Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: How to Avoid An Olive Oil Impostor

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Now and then when a suspicious food topic arises, I have to break out my culinary sleuth kit and do a bit of whole-food detective work in an attempt to unveil food fraud — or the act of deceiving consumers about a food or ingredient for the sake of profit or convenience.  Last year I…

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5 Healthy Eating Obstacles and How to Conquer Them

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The town where I am from hails the existence of sailing vessels that reach as far back as Captain John Smith who explored the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in search of profit from its shores. To this day, generations of families carve out a living from the bounty of the bay with the help of…

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