Fermented foods are all the rage these days. Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir are just a few of the popular ones. But what is kefir (pronounced “keh-FEER”)? Invented as a way to preserve fresh milk, the outcome is sort of a cross between yogurt and milk and, in all honesty, we had not tried it yet ourselves up until now.
Today I want to make sure you know about an awesome program put together by one of our favorite longtime sponsors to help you simply (and affordably) add healthy, reusable products to your home. Obviously, we’re all about eating the right foods around here, but how you store your food and clean your home (and treat the earth) absolutely matters, too! What is The MightyFix? The MightyFix program is a monthly subscription service put together by MightyNest, curators of healthy, toxic-free, earth-friendly products for your home. Once you join, you get a “fix box” each month with something new for your kitchen or home. Not only is it going to be a product you can trust and feel good about using, but it’s also always a good deal and a fun surprise to see what they’ve sent you! And slowly but surely, your home will become as healthy as the food you are preparing. In fact, several months ago I joined the program myself to try it out. Just the other night we happened to be opening our monthly fix package right as we were cleaning up from dinner. Funny enough, we were literally in the process of covering our leftover dinner bowls with plastic wrap, and they had sent us reusable “Bees Wrap” (a sheet of beeswax to be used in place of plastic wrap!) to use instead. I started to wonder if they were mind readers over there at MightyNest because I promise, this was not at all planned and the timing could not have been more perfect, LOL! Today we’re offering you an awesome deal so you can try out the MightyFix yourself, but also be sure to read on below to see what else we’ve received so far! Special Deal The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year!!! So with Earth Day coming up in a couple weeks, […]
There are so many snack bar options these days it can be downright overwhelming. But as we’ve mentioned in the past, many of these bars are simply glorified candy bars with some including almost a full day’s suggested amount of sugar – in just one bar! Also many have unnecessary additives most people would not cook with at home. Deciphering which are actually beneficial and which are simply rectangles full of fake ingredients touched up with sweeteners can be challenging. So today we want to make sure you know a bar that qualifies as “real food” for many different reasons, our lovely sponsor RXBAR! Funny enough I was just at lunch with Shawn on our team (our Facebook and Pinterest moderator, hey Shawn!) and she was telling me how much she loves RXBAR. She wanted to make sure to tell me to give her any extras that I might get in the mail from them, haha! It really is hard to find good options in the bar department so it’s hard to blame her for wanting to stock up! About RXBAR + Flavors RXBAR was started by two guys in Chicago who were seeking a whole food protein bar that they felt good about eating and that made then feel great after eating it. The result? Bars made with a simple blend of dates, nuts, and egg whites in a variety of flavors. So many readers are always asking for “cleaner” bar recommendations, and you’ll be amazed at how short the RXBAR ingredient list is while still providing 12 grams of protein in just one bar (thanks to the unique idea of using egg whites)! In RXBARS you’ll find: No added sugars No Soy No Gluten No Dairy No GMO’s They do contain natural flavors, which only come from essential oils that are extracted directly from the whole food ingredients […]
I have to say, I might be the minority here, but I don’t like the Instant Pot! I honestly went into this with an open mind and have used it several times for all different types of recipes to really get a good feel for what it can do.
Today I want to share with you some cool new products I found at Natural Products Expo West, including real food snacks that I’m personally excited to see in stores soon.
Whether you’re ready to get to the bottom of it or just want to find some natural creams to help, I’m sharing some natural remedies for eczema in today’s post that is brought to you by our new sponsor The Eczema Company!
It’s that time to get gifts for our cherished and loved ones, show them how much they mean to us, and let them know we’re thinking of them. Here’s a list of our 2016 gift ideas from our favorite sponsors with some discounts included! And you may just find something for yourself, too! :)
Do you take your lunch to work? Pack lunches for your kids? We’re going to show you why a waste-free lunch with reusable containers makes sense instead of disposable bags or other single-use lunch items out there.
It’s easy to see why I’m a fan of LÄRABARS. With most of their flavors weighing in with fewer than five ingredients, all of which are natural and things I would cook with at home, it’s a snack I feel good about giving my family.
I am so excited to tell you all about my friends Jadah and Jen’s brand new Simple Green Smoothies book! First of all, my whole family loves smoothies – they are our green drink of choice.
If you’ve never milled your own wheat or even heard of it, I promise it’s not as crazy as it sounds! With a NutriMill it’s actually fairly simple (kind of like grinding your own coffee).