Sunday, June 5, 2011

Digest for Week-endng 4 June 2011

This week’s posts were all about the benefits of doing it yourself. This theme follows the idea of eating less processed foods and thus allows us to eat a cleaner, simpler, healthier diet.

Let me say here that doing it yourself is a lifestyle. I will not tell you that taking this path is always easier. In fact, there is almost always work involved. But it is a choice–a choice between healthy and not-so-healthy. However, the more you become accustomed to it, the easier it gets, and the more it becomes engrained into your way of life.

When you begin to see and feel the benefits of eating a cleaner diet, you will understand that the time spent is not time wasted–that there are real dividends to taking the time to do it yourself. Here are a few foods to start with on this path.

Thank you so much for your support and have a wonderful week ahead!


One way to cut back on hidden sugars is to mix your own yogurt combinations for meals or a snack.


Avoid the toxic chemicals of microwave popcorn bags by making your own on the stove. It’s fast and fun!

Pancake Mix

You can remove some of the bad fats from your family’s diet by making your own pancake mix in bulk.

Salad Dressings

Reduce the number of “ingredients” you feed your body by making your own simple salad dressings.


With a little planning, cooking your own beans, chickpeas, and lentils can save money and the chemicals and preservatives found in canned foods.

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Using fresh tomatoes for making a quick roasted tomato sauce helps to avoid the BPA that can leach into cans of tomatoes and sauces.

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