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Healthy Kids & pH Levels

What is pH? Every solution is either acidic or alkaline, including our body fluids. The body is designed to maintain a constant pH 7.4 in the blood. It does this by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from the bones, soft tissues, body fluids (blood, saliva, and urine). Your pH levels are usually more acidic in […]

Go Organic Without Breaking the Bank

What does organic mean? To earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic certification, the land must be free from prohibited substances such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxins for at least three years. For most, organic means less processed or unprocessed foods. The top reasons for organic usage are the absence of pesticides and […]

What’s a Natural Flavor, Anyway?

What is this? Amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone (10 percent […]

Wholesome Treats…Isn’t an Oxymoron

Let’s admit it…we LOVE our snacks. That’s what makes eating healthy such a chore. We’re addicted to chips and cookies and ice cream. Snacking on junk food is the number one reason people won’t give whole foods a chance. What would you say if I told you, “You can eat healthy and still have your […]

Processed Foods = Sugar

How much sugar is there in processed foods? Turns out a lot! We tend to overlook added sugars in processed foods. But, sugar is a primary ingredient in most of our processed foods and breakfast foods are the worst. Sugar is an early riser, who loves to ambush your child first thing in the morning. […]

Kitchen Time-Savers

Get Organized Let’s face it, cooking meals can be time-consuming. Even if you love to cook like me, it takes planning and time to prepare wholesome meals. You will be more efficient in the kitchen, when your kitchen is well organized. Make sure every item in your kitchen has earned its right to take up […]

Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

It’s a good idea to up the nutritional value of the foods a picky eater will eagerly eat, and Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins is a favorite! My Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins melt in your mouth. I love this muffin recipe because they are a snap to make and they’re sweetened with applesauce and a little […]

Super Bowl Guilt-Free Snacking

  Hosting a Super Bowl Party? What will you serve? According to a recent SUPERVALU® Snack Down Survey, the list of popular Super Bowl snacks include dips and spreads, chicken wings and pizza. Chips and salty snacks such as peanuts, popcorn or pretzels are present at most gatherings. Of course there’s the ever-popular burgers, hot […]

When Life Gives You Lemons

…Make Lemonade Besides being summer’s most refreshing drink, lemons have an interesting history. Sailors on long sea journeys often developed scurvy, which results from a vitamin C deficiency. When the sailors consumed lemons and limes they’d stay healthy. English sailors earned the nickname “limey” from eating citrus on the high sea. Not only are lemons high in C, but potassium and […]

Wishing I Was Wonder Woman

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to run “Wishing I Was Wonder Woman” again. I wrote this piece on the Proverbs 31 woman in May, 1990. I first posted it on this site in 2009. Happy Mother’s Day! Wishing I Was Wonder Woman It’s Mother’s Day again. I’m dreading the annual sermon on “A […]