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This is not like any other foodie website, diet website or healthy living website.
Here, you are welcome as you are. We are a community trying to live healthy lives by putting great foods into our bodies.
I believe that food is much more than something that gives us fuel. It is more than flavors and aromas. It is more than a celebration.
Food is life.
If we put living, real, whole foods into our bodies we can change our health.
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What are REAL FOODS?
Real foods are easy to find. They are everywhere. Real foods are foods without labels. They are foods without ingredients.
Real Foods at a glance:
- Grains: whole wheat berries, whole grains, whole corn, whole spelt, whole kamut, whole rye, whole oats.
- Dairy: Milk (raw or organic is best), raw cheeses, butter (raw or organic is best), sour cream (homemade is best), yogurt, butter milk, cream, whip-cream (homemade & sweetened with maple syrup), etc.
- Meat & Eggs: any eggs, chicken, duck, rabbit, venison, beef, pork, fish, etc
- All Fruits & Veggies
- All beans, legumes, nuts & seeds
- Sweeteners: Real Maple Syrup, Honey, Molasses, stevia (the plant)
- Beverages: Any natural drinks, includes: kombucha, juice (fresh is best, never with added sugar)), milks, tea, beer, wine and any other natural beverage.
This list is not exhaustive, but you can see, this list covers an incredible variety of whole foods.
You too can decide to live a real food lifestyle. Once you become a real food junkie, you’re going to have to find a way to obtain them.
There are 2 choices when it comes to fetching real foods:
You can shop your local supermarket, visit farm stands, or join a CSA (community shared agriculture). All of these are excellent ways to purchase real foods, but the farmer down the road may be a better option.
Purchasing healthy meat and produce from a local farmer is a wonderful choice. You’ll be eating some of the freshest, best food available and providing an income for a farmer who needs customers.
OR RAISE THEM
After buying fresh, local food for a few years, we decided to raise our own. If you happened to blessed with an acre or two of land you can raise some of your own food too.
Which direction you take is up to you. We decided to raise most of our food and the experience has been remarkable. Not only are we putting some delicious, healthy food on our dinner table, we have found a more satisfying, enriching life in the process.
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Wishing you much health and success on your real food adventure!
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED:
- Can I grow ALL my own food? Read all about my 101 day journey where I ate ONLY foods from my own hands.
- About FarmFreshForLife – What to eat & Why you should eat real foods.
- How to eat Bunches of Food & lose Weight Never diet again. When you eat food without ingredients you don’t have to count calories (or anything else).
- Take Control of Your Food
- Eating Real Food Without a Farm You don’t have to own a farm to eat real food.
- Health Benefits of Grass-fed Meat & Dairy Products Mind blowing.
- Stay Healthy and Strong without Dieting When you eat real, whole foods you don’t have to worry about what to eat or if your jeans will fit. They will.
Home Bakery (Wheat-Grinding, Bread-Making & Healthy Gluten)
- The Home Mill – You should Grind Your Own flour – 4 HUGE Reasons Electric grain mills are on the comeback. This may shock you. The bread at the store is not what it seems.
- Introduction to the Mill Grinding your own flour is as simple as grinding coffee beans.
- How to Start Grinding Your Own Flour – It’s easy, it’s healthy, it’s delicious Brand new to bread making? Here’s where to begin.
- Why we Drink Raw Milk No pasteurization, no homogenization, no funny stuff. Our milk is as raw as it gets – straight from the tap. Here’s why we drink raw milk & we aren’t scared.
- Introduction to Canning & How to Make Blackberry Jelly Canning is easy and fun. Lean how to preserve summers bounty so you can eat fresh, local food all year.
- How to Use a Pressure Canner & How to Can Green Beans Pressure canning made simple.
- How to Harvest, Cure & Store Onions – Introduction to Curing Food
- Freezing Peppers – Introduction to Freezing Foods
In the Garden:
- You Can Grow Your Own Food – Easy Vegetables for the Garden If you want to get started gardening – here’s some proven winners.
- 7 Tips for a Successful Garden This Year Great information to help you grow as much food as possible no matter what the size of your garden or how much experience you have.
- Weed Free Gardening – 3 ways to avoid weeds I hate weeding. Here’s how I avoid it.
- Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening Raised beds are not for everyone – here’s why we have raised beds.
- Build Your Own Chicken Coop
- Composting – How to Turn Manure into Soil
- How to Keep chickens the red-neck way We keep our chickens without fences, runs or cages. See how we train them to stick around and go to bed in the coop at night.
- How to Raise Pigs & Why You Should Pigs may be the most misunderstood animal on the farm. Here’s an introduction to pigs and why they are the perfect animal for a small homestead.
- Chicken Advice No One Tells You If you are strong enough to handle the truth – here’s the real deal about keeping chickens.
- How to Milk a cow once a day I have been milking cows for years. If you use my approach you’ll be able to milk once a day, take weekends off and even go on vacations.
There’s plenty more healthy living and homesteading fun to be had around here. Stick around and enjoy!
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