Healthy Breakfasts: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles

whole wheat waffles

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As we seek to improve our health in different areas this month, we all know an important aspect of that is starting each day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is an important meal, and an opportunity to start off the day right by feeding our families fruits, whole grains, protein, and healthy fats (and even veggies!), and avoiding overly processed and high sugar conventional breakfast foods. Eating a well rounded and healthy breakfast is often easier said than done though, […]

Nourishing Wife-Saver Breakfast Casserole

Casserole is finished and ready for the oven

I grew up eating a “wife-saver” casserole each Christmas morning, with eggs and bacon and Corn Flakes crumbled on top. It was delicious and hearty, and best of all, my mom could make it the the day before and pop it in the oven while we opened gifts as a family. Pancakes and waffles are a more typical “fancy” breakfast around our house, as we all love to smother them with our frozen berries we pick each summer, and a big ol’ dollop of whipped […]

Easy Breakfast Ideas: From Scratch, With Real Food

closeup fruit smoothie

Written by Anne Elliott, Contributing Writer As my family increased in size, I started trying to figure out more inexpensive ideas for breakfast. It had nothing to do with health back then. Later I found out that making breakfast at home was also one of the easiest and most influential things we could do to improve our health. But making breakfast from scratch, from non-processed foods, can be really intimidating at first. If a woman is also battling chronic health problems, she might fear that […]

Real Food Makeover- The Anderson Family, Pt 2

homemade pizza

This is a continuation of last week’s makeover for the Anderson family. This week I want to share a sample menu plan. It won’t look quite as specific as the menu plan for the W family, because mom Andi is already a regular menu planner and has certain meals/themes that she uses each week, so instead I’m going to make a lot of overall suggestions. In the first post, I discussed how her biggest priority is to make things that will help her husband with […]

Recipes and Ideas for What to Eat on the GAPS Introduction Diet

pancakes

Image by carbavor We’ve just begun our 3rd week on the GAPS diet, and all is well. We are beginning to see some very positive results in our family, including less eczema for the baby and toddler, a decrease in heartburn for my husband, and some behavioral improvements with our toddler as well. We’ve all experienced some toxin die-off, and our cravings for sweet and carbs has been lessening. The hardest part of any helpful but restrictive special diet like GAPS is knowing what you […]

Salmon Melts, Broccoli Salad and Cinnamon Scones

I spent most of the day working on my garden (so exciting, I can’t wait to show pictures soon!), so I am exhausted and ready for a relaxing evening, but as requested, here are a few of the recipes I used in my Frugal Cooking Carnival menu (you can see pictures for the salmon melts and broccoli salad in my post yesterday): Salmon Melts Simple as can be. Take one can of salmon (I currently use Wild Pacific, though I wish I could afford Wild […]