Eating processed-free foods has many benefits for our bodies; toxic and denatured ingredients are avoided and eating whole foods means you are getting the complete package. What do we mean by a complete package? Just like with the whole grains vs. refined flours story, nature presents us with a little gift in whole foods. For example, there are over 100 vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals PLUS oils, fibers, and enzymes in a whole wheat kernel that work together to break down and digest wheat, all while delivering the nutrients to our body. ~~The same can be said for sugars~~ It’s … [Read more...] about The Sticky Truth on Refined Sugar
3 cups cooked, shredded turkey (leftovers) 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/2 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup carrot, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups whole milk 3 cups chicken broth 1 cup cooked wild rice 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and carrots and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in garlic clove and cook for … [Read more...] about Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Soup
Little Choices Matter thinks it is important to be informed and educated, which ultimately means being EMPOWERED! When we know the TRUTH about products, it is easier to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families. We just spent a week and a half sharing posts about fats - the good, the bad, and the ugly fats. These posts contain so much good information that we went from 5 posts into 10 just to be sure and cover the basics! We also have a Facebook group called Little Choices Matter where you can personally connect, ask questions, and even win prizes! Also in the group, you will … [Read more...] about The Entire Listing of FATS Posts
The biggest sale of the year! Black Friday through Cyber Monday, November 24th-27th midnight PST. Enjoy discounts on all your favorite items and maybe try a few new ones! UPDATED NEW DESIGN AND NEW SPICES ADDED! The spices have a new updated look and we have added two new spices to our ever growing collection. Golden Spice-offering a yummy Turmeric blend with a hint of curry. It is delicious! Also, added to our collection is Garlic Bliss, this garlic blend adds just the right flavor to all your meals. It is amazing and I hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Click on the images or … [Read more...] about SALE SALE SALE!
After all the intensive posts on fats, it is glaringly apparent that fats are essential to our health. Saturated fats have been touted as dangerous or unhealthy, and nothing can be farther from the truth, when consumed in healthy quantities. Here are some facts about saturated fats for you to consider: Human breast milk contains high levels of saturated fats - and cholesterol! Our cell membranes are comprised of 50% saturated fats - so if we don't consume enough, our cells become stiff and rigid and aren't able to defend themselves against viruses. Calcium requires saturated … [Read more...] about The Healthy Roles of Saturated Fats
If you have been following along on any of the posts about whole grains and fats, you will see that some of our holiday "traditions" may need a little adjusting. This year, when you are making your stuffing or dressing or filling (whatever you call it - depending on your location), consider using sprouted grain bread in place of the traditional white bread. It is a little choice that makes a big difference in your meal! Stuffing/Dressing with Sprouted Grain Bread 5 C. cubed Sprouted Grain bread 1 C. chopped onion 2 Tbsp. Coconut oil 3/4 C. chopped celery 2 1/2 tsp. dried sage 1 1/2 … [Read more...] about Healthy Thanksgiving Day Stuffing