All About Sugar {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

All About Sugar

photo credit: D Shannon Pruitt By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer According to the USDA, the average American consumes over 90 pounds of sugar a year. 90 pounds a year! The recommendation from the World Health Organization is to eat just 6 teaspoons of sugar a day. This includes the natural sugar that occurs in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. When you consider that the average soda has 10 teaspoons of sugar, it’s easy to see how we are averaging those 90 pounds of sugar a year. Sugar In Our […]

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How I Feed My Family Real Food for $350 a Month

Guest post by Tiffany Crumbs Every year, people across the world are making New Year’s resolutions. The goals are big and wide, ranging from eating healthier to saving up for a down payment on a house. When we first got married, my husband and I simply wanted to get out of debt. We worked really, really hard for a long time, but we didn’t truly see the fruits of our efforts until we hit year two and finally created a grocery budget. Despite everything else, creating […]

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Deep down, we know it’s bunk, but these messages and buzzwords are created with psychology in mind. They’re made to trick us, even when we know better, even when we’re becoming more informed about our food supply and what we put into our bodies. Today I’m going to pull the curtain back on some of these terms of trickery, these clever ways they’re attempting to deceive us. Perhaps you’ve fallen for some of them. I know I have. They’re good, these marketing departments. They know their stuff.

12 Deceptive Words Food Manufacturers Are Using to Trick You

When you start digging into what it means to eat healthy, wholesome, “real” foods, you’ll hear person after person tell you that these foods can really only be found around the perimeter of the supermarket, not in the inner aisles. Yet if you were to actually walk those aisles and read the claims on the packages, you’d hear a vastly different story. Told by the manufacturers. And clever marketers. Who want you to think this fake, processed, chemical-laden, harmful, nothing-real-about-it food is actually life-giving and […]

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101 Simple Healthy Changes to Make in 2015 {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

101 Simple, Healthy Changes to Make in 2015

Are you eager to make changes that will help you and your family to get healthier this New Year? I am, too! One of the most exciting things about celebrating the arrival of a new year is the thought of a fresh start and reaching for new goals. There’s something so hopeful and even a little intoxicating about it. But here’s my problem… I tend to make my goals too big. Too lofty. Too all-at-once, change-everything-in-my-life-in-one-fell-swoop. Know what I mean? When it comes to healthy living, […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: 3 simple lessons on bravery that I learned from Mary @ The Art of Simple Frothy Peppermint Mocha {Nutrient-Dense} @ GNOWFGLINS Instead of Cursing the Darkness, Let’s Be the Light @ Money Saving Mom Zimtsterne: A Traditional German Holiday Cookie (Gluten-Free, Paleo) @ Mommypotamus The Manger of My Heart @ (in)courage What are some of your favorite family traditions for celebrating Christmas and the New Year?

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Detoxifying Chicken and Vegetable Soup

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The indulgences of the holiday season are coming to a close and many of us are looking for simple ways to nourish ourselves and feel better. A simple soup is the perfect solution to days (or weeks) of overindulgence. Click To Tweet Even if you played it safe and didn’t wander far into sugar land, you’ll still benefit from this nutritious mix of chicken, vegetables and broth. Turmeric and ginger star in this healthy soup, providing immune boosting, detoxifying, and cleansing […]

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Green Kid Crafts Giveaway: Win a 6-Month Subscription to an Awesome, Non-Toy Gift Your Kids Will Love!

If you’re in need of a last-minute, creative, fun and educational gift (that won’t fill your house with more stuff your kids don’t need), we’ve got a great opportunity for you! Today, we’re giving away a 6-month Green Kid Crafts subscription! Green Kid Crafts is a green company that provides creative and educational activities to do with kids through their eco-friendly Subscription Service, Craft Boxes, Birthday Activities, STEM Science Kits, and Creativity Kits. With Green Kid Crafts, both parents and kids can enjoy sustainable arts, crafts, […]

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10 DIY Gifts to Make for Kids {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

10 DIY Gifts to Make for Kids

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Looking to avoid the commercialism of the holidays? Want to give a gift that is fun yet meaningful? Feeling crafty? I’ve rounded up 10 DIY gifts to make for kids. Some of these will require some basic sewing skills, but all of these are easy to whip up with inexpensive supplies. Games and Activities Handmade Memory Game  This handmade memory game has so many possibilities for personalization! Not to mention, this classic game provides plenty of entertainment for kiddos of all […]

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