Simple Changes, Make Simple Habits

Looking to build healthier habits? Remember, you don’t have to change everything all at once. Start with small steps that you can feel good about. #onesimplechange 

Add nutrient-rich foods. Instead of thinking about what not to eat, think about the things you can add to your diet. Strive to incorporate more greens and colorful veggies into your meals.

Eat closer to nature. Concentrate on whole foods in their natural forms, such as fruits and vegetables. If it looks like it did when it grew from the earth, that’s your cue that it’s a healthier choice.
Go for whole grains. Instead of reaching for regular pasta or white bread, look for varieties made with 100% whole grain flour. Better yet, fill your belly with whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa or barley.
Find alternatives to oil. Believe it or not, you don’t need added oils to make the foods you love. You can steam fry those onions and replace the oil in those muffins with applesauce.
Reorganize your plate. Think of lean meat and fish as flavor boosters instead of the main event. Put beans, whole grains and veggies in the spotlight, and keep servings of meat and fish at 3 ounces or less (that’s about the size of a deck of playing cards).

Make whole foods your NEW Normal!

Another Recall, Really?????

RAW, unfiltered, unprocessed, pure-dee almond butter right from the source itself.
RAW, unfiltered, unprocessed, pure-dee almond butter right from the source itself.

Due to the alarming amount of recalls on our food/food like products, I am (and have been for a while but sometimes get convenience lazy) making a lot of our own food items. Such as this delicious almond butter above ↑, as well as almond mylk, juice pulp crust pizzas, RAW granola and quite a few others.  

Follow along, I’ll show you how to make some of these delectables

It is unbelievably important to be aware of what we are putting into our bodies and with this information below, ↓ it’s just becoming more apparent we need to educate and arm ourselves with as much information as possible to make good sound food decisions. Take a gander below and consider yourself…..educated, for now. Of course this list will grow in recalls, as our year is yet to be over.

Much concern for your well being, Jackie

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Preparing for a Juice Feast

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One of the most important parts of a juice feast is the preparation beforehand, both physical and spiritual (plus there’s the shopping involved). You don’t need a super long period of preparation — about a week should do it. For those of you who are planning to begin with the new year, the time to begin is now. Here are some things I do when preparing for a juice feast.

Spiritual Preparation  hands_sky       
Whether or not you are fasting for spiritual reasons, there is a spiritual component to feasting. There will be some difficult days. There will be days when you want to give up. Prayer and time in His Word will give you strength and focus during your feast.

Begin praying daily for God to use this time of feasting to draw you closer to him. Use this time of feasting to allow God to penetrate your heart — memorize Scripture, listen more closely to the Holy Spirit, pray without ceasing. Feasting can be such a time of spiritual renewal; don’t waste this opportunity to fall in love with Jesus all over again.

I have compiled a list of some Scripture verses that I keep handy at all times — both for strength and inspiration. I pray you will find them helpful as well.

  • So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
  • Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I
  • have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. (Philippians 3:8)
  • He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
  • Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:1-4)
  • Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. (Psalm 118:1-5)
  • Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
  • Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4: 11-13)
  • Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God,which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:4-8)

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Make Health your Hobby

Health need not be hard to do, nor does it need to be confusing, watch this video and see for yourself. Feel free to watch steps 1 – 9. It just starts to make sense.