Healthy Eating & Healthy Recipes
One of my passions is healthy eating.
This has become my passion for a few reasons:
1) I feel energetic and more “in control”
of my emotions when I eat better. When I feel better,
I function better as a mother, wife and a human being. And
I want to be a blessing to my family, friends and loved
ones. While we cannot run our life based on feelings, it
is undeniable that feelings play an essential part in everything
we do. There is nothing wrong in wanting to “feel
good” if the end is not self-centered or self-serving.
Given the choice, why choose to feel bad when you can feel
2) My body is God's temple and I don't want to
abuse it. It is His gift to me and while I cannot
help genetic weaknesses, I am in control of what goes into
my mouth and how I treat my body. There is no one ideal
shape or size and we cannot change that. We shouldn't even
try as when we do, we're telling our Creator that He made
a mistake. We can make the best of the gift He has lovingly
given us though.
3) The length of my days is in the Lord's hand,
and I trust in His Providence. But He has given
me freedom to choose the quality of my days. You reap what
4) When I first met my husband, and when we were
discussing marriage and children (ha, within a
month of our meeting – but that's another story!),
he said that while we were not “over the hill”,
we were not “spring chickens” any more. He didn't
mean it in a bad way, and I took that at face value. After
all, we were already in our mid-30s (some of you reading
this aren't even there yet!) when we met. We are now blessed
with two delightful children who could be our grandchildren
had we gotten married in our teens (and they got married
in their teens)! Actually, some of our contemporaries are
already grandparents. So with young children in tow, we
want to be around, Lord willing, for a long time. Oh, I
love my children so much. I want to be there for my daughter's
wedding. I want to help her when she goes into labor. I
want to hold my son's children. I desire to be the best
mother-in-law ever. This alone is one great motivation to
eat well and stay healthy.
5) I want to be a good example to my children and
help my children make good food choices. Many of
my friends who are struggling to eat right now ate badly
when they were young. I'm thankful my parents were interested
in nutrition, and that my mom loves vegetables and she has
passed that love to me. While I did have a season of eating
disorder (which had more to do with other issues), I never
stopped loving my vegetables even then. Being the chief
cook, I am in charge of the kitchen and what goes into my
So I've decided to start a series of articles to help home
school moms eat better. I'm not a medically trained person
but believe me when I say I've done a lot of reading, research
and experimentation. Having had an eating disorder in my
late teens and early twenties has also helped me to understand
the challenges women face when it comes to food. I hope
the articles and ideas presented here will be a blessing
Here is my homemade Ranch Dressing recipe. It is yummy and so much
better for you than the store-bought ones. Enjoy!
Here is one simple way of eating young organic greens every day of the
year inexpensively. You don't even need a yard to do this! Read the article here.
Here is a simple way of quenching your thirst on hot humid days. This "Sparkling Green Soda" also has health benefits.
Healthy for Christmas
Not sure how to eat your collards, kale and turnip greens?
Read Eating Greens for
5 simple ideas to include greens in your family meals.
Feeling adventurous? What about raw sweet potatoes? Here is a refreshing salad using just that!