Saturday, June 25, 2011

Homemade White Cake

Homemade White Cake
I won't lie to you, this is not necessarily a "crunchy" cake. There is still a ton of sugar and it's made with white flour. However, it is still a million times better then store bought box mixes. Have you read the ingredients in those box mixes? You can't even pronounce most of the ingredients! I have depended upon those boxes for far too long. Today, I decided I was going to go one step healthier and make a "real" cake.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

If You Like Forums/Message Boards....

If You Like Forums/Message Boards....
I don't know how many people are into the whole forum/message board world but I've definitely gotten sucked into it. I find it really helpful to find people who are like me and when you become crunchy it suddenly seems like nobody else is like you.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kale Chips

Kale Chips






















I've avoided the kale chip wagon for awhile now. I've seen the recipe passed around all my crunchy circles and yet I still didn't bother to give it a try. I finally caved in and tried it out today!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen for 2011

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen for 2011
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just put out their updated list for the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen. For those of you who are not familiar with those terms; they refer to produce and pesticides. The Dirty Dozen being the 12 types of produce with the most pesticides and the Clean Fifteen being the 15 types of produce that have the least amount of pesticides.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Safer Sunscreens for 2011

Safer Sunscreens for 2011
It's only just now getting warm enough where I live that I am beginning to think about sunscreen. Generally we never use sunscreen. However, when my kids are outside all day in the hot sun we do put some on. There is no way they would not get burnt otherwise.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Using Tea Leaves as a Fertilizer

Using Tea Leaves as a Fertilizer
I drink a lot of tea. 6 cups a day! Since I drink so much tea, I have a lot of leftover tealeaves. I always felt bad when I just dumped the tealeaves down the sink. What a waste. There had to be something I could do with them!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ditching the Food Pyramid





I’ve never been a fan of the Food Pyramid or the newer MyPyramid. It was way too much food in some areas and way too little in others.



Ditching the Food Pyramid
The Food Pyramid was too much food especially since they only recommended ranges (6-11 servings of grain for example) so people just assumed more was better.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Carrot Fries

Carrot Fries
That's right! Fries made out of carrots!!! My boys are getting a bit tired of carrots lately but unfortunately for them, we bought a huge bag of carrots. While searching for new ways to make carrots, I can across carrot fries. They are a huge hit with my boys. My oldest even rated them better then restaurant potato fries!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Natural Remedy for UTI

Natural Remedy for UTI
About a week ago, I realized I had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). As it was late at night because it always is when you get a UTI. I mean seriously, do you ever get a UTI at a normal hour of the day when the doctor is actually in? No, you always get them late at night, kids are already in bed, doctor's office is closed and there's nothing but a big co-pay and hours at the ER waiting for you!
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