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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is NOW LIVE!!!

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases.

But it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the masses of healthy living advice out there – to the point where we’re frozen into complete inaction instead!

That’s where The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes in. For the ridiculously low price of just $29.97 (for the PDF version) or $39.97 (for the eReader version), you can get access to a carefully curated collection of eBooks and eCourses with a total combined value of $1,030.

The bundle contains a wealth of information from the very finest healthy living writers out there – but there’s no risk of getting overwhelmed! A useful Getting Started Guide is included with your purchase, which will help you identify the most valuable resources for your specific health priorities.
The Ultimate Bundles team has done all the hard work for you – finding the top experts across a number of healthy living fields and combining their products into one essential collection. If you want to take control of your health, there’s no better way to start!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 15.

But don’t wait until the last moment – there are only 30,000 bundles available and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
You can buy with confidence because your purchase is covered by the Ultimate Bundles one-year guarantee: you have a full year to enjoy all the books and courses in the bundle, and if you don’t feel like it’s made a huge difference to your family’s health, you’ll get your money back in full!
Click here for more info or to buy now.

As if this great collection of eBooks and eCourses wasn’t enough, the Ultimate Bundles team has also partnered with 10 fantastic companies who’ve each agreed to give a special bonus to every buyer. The bonuses have a total value of over $200 – more than 5 times the price of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle itself!

The bonuses include free goodies aplenty: a bottle of Healthy Mouth Blend from OraWellness, a baltic amber bracelet from Sweetbottoms Boutique, and a starter culture from Cultures For Health. You’ll also get gift sets from Made On Skin Care Products and Homegrown Collective.

There are virtual goodies, too – a 4-month membership to StayAtHomeYoga.com and a 3-month premium membership to meal planning service Tradishen. And as if all that weren’t enough, there are also $15 gift certificates for TheJoyfulGiraffe.com, Strawesome.com and Trilight Health. There is a nominal shipping charge for many of the bonuses, based on each company’s standard shipping rates, and is usually $3-5.
Here’s what you need to know about the sale:
When? 7 a.m. EST Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, September 15
What? 73 eBooks and 7 audio & eCourses, PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use!
Where? Purchase the bundle HERE.
How much? Well now, that’s the best part. The entire package is worth $1030, and it’s selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?
We think there’s something here for everyone, and don’t forget… our Getting Started Guide will show you exactly which resources cover the topics and health concerns that matter most to you!
We know you’re eager to see exactly what’s included in this bundle, so head on over to the website, where you can see the full list of eBooks, eCourses, and bonus offers.
When you’re ready, you can either buy here directly, or right through the website. It’s fast and easy, and you’ll have your bundle sent to you via email within minutes.
Click here for more info or to buy now.

Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 7 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 10th to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 15th.

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Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Eating Closer to Nature

In moving back to Belgium, I was quite anxious about our food. In Liberia, food isn't abundant as it is in Europe, but we did eat mostly wild, local, grass fed etc. Things that aren't even concepts in Belgium. Yes, Organic is gaining terrain in the supermarket, but even just the concept supermarket is something we dislike.

Now, I have adopted a strategy of saying yes to whatever comes along my path (I will talk about this in a future post), so I have in the past week, received a part of my mom's apple harvest, as it was too much for her to use.
Aside from apple sauce, we've made juice (with the raisins my dad brought in).




We ended up juicing for the whole family.

We also got really lucky and found out about a CSA farm nearby. Which we joined instantly. We already took the family to harvest.


Pulling those lovely carrots out of the ground made my daughter crave some apple-carrot juice.


And here's another creation with our harvest:

As I'm writing this, I've got some herbal vegetable broth on the stove and will be starting cabbage mash with salmon and sour cream for dinner. Guess it's no surprise we'll be going back tomorrow.

We still need to go to the store for a couple of things, but we're slowly finding our way to healthy, nutritious, sustainable food.

So why is food sourcing so important?
  1. I think it's really important for the kids to know where their food comes from, plus, as unschoolers, it's all about learning from reality. How better to learn about food than to get your hands dirty in the field?
  2. Our family eats primal, so it's important to know where your food comes from, what the animals you eat have eaten, how the vegetables were grown.
  3. Food is the biggest chunk in a household budget, growing your own, participating in community agriculture are both ways to cut the cost but still get awesome produce!
Do you grow your own? Have a community garden? Support your local farmer? Tell me all about it!






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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

I've got a cleaning lady coming for the first time today and realised that I basically don't have any cleaning products. When I am cleaning, I just throw a couple of things together on the spot, but as
somebody else is coming in, someone who's probably used to cleaning with ready made products, I figured I had to whip up a couple of things, to cover the basics.

So I made:

  • No streak Glass Cleaner using this recipe on Whole New Mom 
  • Bathroom cleaner with this recipe on Crunchy Betty
I tweaked the Glass cleaner by adding a couple drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. My original, store bought (but eco-friendly) glass cleaner had Eucalyptus and I rather liked that. As we use very little scented products in general, some scent now and again is welcome. Given that Eucalyptus is air purifying and we've all got a bit of a cold (seriously, is this summer in Belgium? Missing Africa already), this is a good way of getting rid of bacteria and adding some aromatherapy to our home.

I usually have scented vinegar (like this) on hand for making my on the spot cleaners, so I don't need to add essential oils, but I haven't come around to making any since I moved back to Belgium. Yet writing this post (and receiving some lovely rosemary from a friend) reminded me to do so. 
I do have a bottle of store bought eco-friendly all purpose cleaner on hand for days when I don't feel like mixing anything up or lack the supplies.

Find more homemade cleaners on my Pinterest 'cleaning' board







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Monday, July 28, 2014

Postpartum Paleo Freezer Meals - Recipe Roundup Post

The early days with a new baby can be hectic, tiring, earth-shattering... preparing food may very well
be the last thing on your list. It's better to be prepared, than to rely on stir of the moment eating that may have you rely on fast foods, low in nutrients at a time where you need these nutrients the most.

Freezing foods during your pregnancy will leave you with a nice stock of healthy meals that are ready to be popped in the oven or reheated on the stove. This list will give you the inspiration you need to get started.

Breakfast
Frittata breakfast muffins on Real Food RN
Grain free waffles on Real Food RN
Pineaple banana green smoothie on A Harmony Healing
Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Cups on Fresh Bites Daily

Soups


Creamy Coconut Green Chilli Chicken Soup from Delicious Obsessions
Chunky Chicken and Vegetable Soup on The Organic Kitchen
Thai Chicken Coconut Soup on Delicious Obsessions
Curried Beet Soup on Fresh Bites Daily
Nettle Leaf Soup on Fresh Bites Daily


Greens Soup on Fresh Bites Daily
Chicken and Dumpling Soup from Healing Cuisine by Elise
Smoked Turkey and Pea Soup on Healing Cuisine by Elise



Mains

Bison and sweet potato stew on Delicious Obsessions
Slow cooked pulled porc on Economies of Kale
No bean sweet potato chilli on Happy Healthnut
Grass Fed Beef and Vegetable stew on Delicious Obsessions
Easiest Crock Pot Taco Meat on Delicious Obsessions (or this one from Fresh Bites Daily, which doesn't require a crock pot)


Simple Chicken and Vegetable Curry on Delicious Obsessions
Beef and Parsnip stew with marjoram on Gutsy by Nature
Hidden Liver Meatballs on Real Food RN
Spicy Pork on Fresh Bites Daily
Salmon Casserole from Healing Cuisine by Elise


Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast on Mama and Baby Love
Ginger beef on Divine Health from the Inside Out
Three Freezer Recipes on Divine Health from the Inside Out


Snacks and Sides

Crustless Quiche with beets and Greens on Fresh Bites Daily
Zucchini Casserole from Healing Cuisine by Elise
Zucchini Mushroom Crumble from Healing Cuisine by Elise

Sweets
Lemon Macadamia Coconut Blueberry Muffins on Delicious Obsessions

Sauce

Homemade pizza sauce on Real Food RN

Freezing tips
How to slice and freeze avocados on Real Food RN
How to freeze herbs on Real Food RN


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