Whether you’re living a grain-free lifestyle or not, these 50 fabulous gluten-free, grain-free, slow cooker meals truly are family-friendly favorites!

50 Fabulous Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When life gets busy, turn on your slow cooker! At least that’s my motto. And right now, things couldn’t be busier. With baseball season in full swing, I’m playing chauffeur to two active boys four days a week. My guess is … I’m probably not alone. It’s a common challenge of moms everywhere – how to get a healthy dinner on the table when time is short, and often our patience for cooking is too? That’s why I love the slow cooker! […]

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Making the switch from disposable paper products to reusable cloth products can be a long - but worthwhile - process.

How I Overcame My Obsession with Paper Products

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer It’s safe to say that until a couple years ago, I had an obsession with paper products. As I cleaned my home, I HAD to use paper towels. Paper towels for my windows, paper towels for my bathroom (sinks, bathtub and toilet), and paper towels for my kitchen — used to clean countertops and to dry freshly washed produce or hands. I frequently replenished the boxes of paper tissues in my bathroom, and restocked our toilet paper with the cushy, quilted, multi-ply varieties. I […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products (and Buy 2, Get 2 Free on Seventh Generation Diaper packs!)

This week’s top deals:   Buy Two Packs of Seventh Generation Diapers, Get Two Packs Free! From Stephanie: As you all know, one of my favorite brands is Seventh Generation. In January I partnered with ePantry to offer KOTH readers an exclusive deal on natural products, and ePantry is now starting to sell Seventh Generation Diapers! They’re really excited to have a product that so many people love and need. Although we’re definitely cloth diaper users, we also find that there are just times when […]

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How do you make sure that you and your family are getting enough trace minerals in your diet?

The Importance of Trace Minerals {and How to Increase Your Intake!}

This post was originally published in November of 2008, but is a great reminder that your body needs these minerals just as much as the other elements of good nutrition that we discuss on a regular basis! Sure, we all know that it’s important to get the “biggies” (macrominerals) into our diet: calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. Did you know, though, that there are over 30 other minerals which our bodies need in minute, trace amounts, but without them it cannot function at it’s full potential […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: I Have Bad Thoughts About My Husband (and not the dirty kind) @ Sarah Mae You Are Enough @ Shauna Niequist Beef and Butternut Squash Chili @ The Nourishing Gourmet Why it’s okay to believe your way is the best way @ Life Your Way “Strength and Dignity Are Her Clothing”: Making Ethical Fashion Choices (by Leah Wise)  @ Rachel Held Evans Easy Crockpot Italian Beef Recipe — Beef and Potatoes Feel Good Meal @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop Why Winning the […]

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If you're like me, if you hear the words "plan a month of meals," you want to run away screaming. Yet it has definitely saved me money. time and money. AND I don't feel that feeling every week, "Ugh...I have to plan our meals again..."

One Hour + Two Stores = 30 Dinners {Planning a Month of Meals}

  By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer If you’re like me, if you hear the words “plan all your meals for the month,” you want to run away screaming. Recently I started wondering, though…would monthly meal planning save me time from running back and forth every week to five different stores? I have a young baby, so time is definitely limited around here. Could planning all the dinners AT ONE TIME save me some time? [Tweet “Could planning a month’s worth of dinners AT ONE TIME save time? […]

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Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling as it is at home. Our grains are rarely sprouted or sourdough (in fact, we frequently eat regular wheat when we travel, since we can’t find alternatives like spelt or kamut). We usually can’t find raw milk. We eat far less fermented foods, other than […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals:   Regular $38.97 On Sale $31.18  Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Hazelnut Meal Flour 3 Pack 14 oz each. Just click “Stock Up at 20% Off” to find this deal and more. As Low As $9.67-$11.67 ($1.61-$1.86/18-count box)  Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Herbal & Black Tea, 18 Count Tea Bags (Pack of 6) are on sale for $14.88.   Save 20% after your coupon is applied to the first delivery of this subscription.  Save an additional 5-15% with Subscribe & Save. […]

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