It’s been a while since I’ve shared with you the last edition in the Baby Steps to Healthy Eating Series, so today we’re going to pick up where we left off. The purpose of this series is to encourage you to take the necessary steps, no matter how small, towards living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy. Today, many parents are looking into CBD from Organic CBD Nugs to lead a more natural and stress free life. This means not being afraid to try new things and cutting back on foods that are bad for you. When I started on my real food journey, I felt really overwhelmed because I was trying to take it all on at once. I literally quit shopping at Walmart and only bought my groceries from Whole Foods Market and Earth Fare. It didn’t take long to figure out that the transition was an uncomfortable one.
I had no idea how buying only locally and humanely raised meat would affect how much money we’d have left for the rest of our groceries. Keep in mind that we were still buying berries, yogurt, bread, applesauce, and pasta rather than making them from scratch at home. It was only until I sat down and really thought things out that I realized I needed to take things a little slower and attempt the transition from junk food to real food all over again—but take baby steps.
For baby steps 1-3, click here.
For baby steps 4-6, click here.
Baby Step #7:
Make your own yogurt twice this month. The amount of money you can save is immense, you can control what ingredients go into it, and the quality is 10 times better than the store-bought kind. Did I mention it was really easy?
Baby Step #8:
Farmer’s market’s have loads of fresh produce that local, fresh, and delicious. For this baby step, go to a farmer’s market. You can buy fruits, vegetables, jams, and much more! Plus, you’re supporting your local farming community. This means that if there’s a farmer whose melons are the BEST you’ve ever tasted and you constantly buy from them, they’ll come back next year! It’s a win-win situation.
Baby Step #9:
Buy a jar of pure raw honey this month. Raw honey is an amazing natural sweetener because it is nutritious and heals the body inside and out. My favorite is Tropical Traditions brand, but you can also purchase it at your local health food store.
So that’s it for this installment of the Baby Steps to Healthy Eating Series. Until next time, friends!
I really need to try step 7! We love yogurt and I like the idea of making my own, I just haven’t taken that step yet.
Margaret Anne says
I promise you won’t regret it Samantha! Let me know when you try it and how it went. Thanks for stopping by!
Vicki @ FiveSpotGreenLiving says
Thanks for linking up to the Natural Living Monday and Healthy Meal Planning linkup! Great ideas Margaret Anne! I love that these steps are broken down into groups so they dont seem as overwhelming.
We’ve been making our own yogurt for about a year now. We sweeten it with homemade jams – strawberry, blackberry and peach.
Margaret Anne says
That’s awesome Matt! Way to go! I have actually never tried sweetening yogurt with jam before, but I’ve got a few jars of homemade blackberry jam in the pantry and will try it soon. Thanks for the tip.
GiGi Eats says
Healthy eating to me is second nature, which is wonderful and I am so thankful my taste buds LOVEEEEE healthy foods. Salmon – bring it on! #wowlinkup
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
I get all my veggies at our CSA and the farmer’s market. Not only do I get healthy choices there, it’s a community…you get to know the people at the farmer’s market when you go week after week.
Such great tips, Margaret Anne! My kids love homemade yogurt and are always asking me to make it – if only I could get my husband to stop drinking the milk first… Thanks so much for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays!
I just checked out the rest of this little series, and it’s great! I’m going to feature it tonight at this week’s party.
Margaret Anne says
Aww, thanks Raia! I’ll be stopping by the party!
It is funny I was just thinking about making my own yogurt, and have had the goal of trying farmers markets. Going to try it out. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week