11 Life Changing Articles that will Enhance Dinner and Shrink Your Waistline!

Okay, okay, no need to reinvent the wheel rewrite everything other people have already said. So I want to share some of the articles that have helped me change my views on my food journey (remember how I was kind of vegan for a while?) If you want to know why I've started doing crazy things like:

  • buying eggs at the farmers market (okay we have a local organic market that actually sells pastured eggs, so I don't have to always go to the farmers market)
  • purchasing 15 whole chickens at once straight from the farmer (because I know how this farmer raised them)
  • buying my beef in the spring in the size and shape of about half a cow (ditto about the farmer)
  • proudly eating bacon (from pigs that forage)
  • baking with butter and lard
  • choosing full-fat dairy products

then read some of these articles that changed the way I choose my foods. Oh and did I mention I never count calories but ALWAYS read an ingredient list on packaged food? (Okay, I almost never counted calories to begin with, but if you do, you should stop! Read some of these articles and read your labels. Life changing, seriously life changing, because, yep, that means forgo the junk and bring on the butter and bacon and deliciousness!)

Did I say eleven articles. It's more like eleven-ish.

The Top 3 reasons you should be Eating Lard (and I might add, AVOIDING CRISCO!)

100 Days of Real Food: Rules (although I'd go for sprouted grains in addition to "whole-grain.")

So what do you think? Can you can get over counting calories or points or whatever fandangled system you're using? Do you wanna start reading food labels and avoiding fake/processed foods? Will you start using full-fat items and eat meats and eggs from good sources? 

I love that nourishing ourselves can taste so good! Mmmm, grass-fed beef and . . . bacon. :-) 

And I know a lot of these people are just bloggers. And, no, I didn't fact-check every one of their sources, but they are bloggers who feel healthier, have healthier weights when they eat this way, and they are eating real healthy foods. Who can argue with that? So like I said before the proof is in the pudding


  1. Oooh! I've got another one for you (in case you haven't read it). I see that you mentioned sprouted grains, which I would guess means that you've gotten wind of the possibility that our bodies don't necessarily digest whole wheat that well. http://thebreadgeek.blogspot.com/2013/03/gmo-wheat-getting-geeky.html Check it out! I've started making bread with natural yeast, and it's just as good (if not better) than the whole wheat bread I was making before. Win!

    1. I'll have to check that out! I had a goal to start doing bread that way this year ....then my crazy elimination diet started (allergy baby) and bread making went by the wayside.

  2. I think I've seen you mention this before, but does J have allergies? What is he allergic to, and how do you accommodate for that in your cooking. A is allergic to milk, peanut, and egg and I feel like it really limits me. (Her very conservative allergist said to avaid goat's products too.)

    1. Yep, he's got allergies. We're getting blood work back, hopefully this week, with more clear answers! Eggs and dairy for sure and possibly others. I've been meaning to type up his story for a while, it just seems like such a long one! It can hard to figure out new recipes but I feel like I've been able to find substitutes for a lot of things. Thanks heaven for google and "mom-blogs!"

  3. Interesting articles. Have you read the book Intuitive Eating. I read it after I had Violet and loved it. It is a lot like the don't count calories article you have up in your list.

    1. I haven't read that. I'll have to add it to my reading list.