Friday, January 15, 2010


I am very excited about my achievements in the kitchen these past two weeks!

*Drum Roll*

We are eating a diet that is at least 80% whole grains, traditional, no refined sugars and flours!!!

Those of you who used to follow me on Grace in Bloom know that this traditional/whole foods diet is nothing new to our family. BUT, we have been off of it for at least 6 months. I was too tired with pregnancy to cook healthy foods. I am still tired now! BUT I know that without proper nutrition I will never get any stronger!

I have been trying out a lot of new recipes, and making over some old ones... it is not an easy task. BUT, it sure is rewarding! I LOVE the feeling of instant gratification and satisfaction from making a meal from scratch - no boxed foods, no cans!

We want this blog to be practical and helpful to our readers. And, I feel that healthy recipes make for a healthy family! So, over time, I will try to put on links to the internet recipes I use. I will also try to mention some nutrition books that have influenced me. Lastly, I will try to post about converting recipes to whole foods... but this is a learning process (mostly through trial and error!)

OH - and I am completely off of caffeine (for some time now)! AND, I have not been drinking soda! Yippie!


Anonymous said...

Yay for you! Soda has been SO HARD for me to give up. I really look forward to hearing how you've accomplished this. I have really let my guard down with our diet over the last couple of months, and it has really been impressed upon me lately that I need to get it in gear. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bethany said...


The only reason that I finally gave up all soda was that I cannot afford it. Our food budget is too small for soda! Otherwise, my sugar addiction would have me drinking it forever! I drink decaf coffee in the morning, it is much cheaper. And, I drink REALLY watered down juice throughout the day.


Steve and Paula said...

Getting off sugar is such a huge deal.
Many just cannot do it, due to candida overgrowth, that is demanding sugar.

I am finally going to do a new project, and that is start a blog devoted to traditional foods, with an Alaskan bent to it.
I will also be posting about emergency preparedness, food storage and how to make it work on a tight budget.
Plus, I will have lots of good recipes.

Bethany said...

I meant to reply to this comment sooner, but forgot. I think your new blog idea sounds neat... I will be sure to stop by. However, here in MO we run short on some Alaskan foods (like moose, bear, elk, and salmon).