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3 Easy Ways To Enter 2024 Healthier

Going into the new year can sometimes give us the notion that we have to come up with a long list of unrealistic resolutions. One of the most common is getting healthier…fast! Folks will come up with a number for the scale as a goal or dive into some extreme weight loss program and diet. For me, it’s about making lasting changes. Realistic changes. So here are 3 easy ways to enter 2024 healthier and maintain it!

3 Easy Ways To Enter 2024 Healthier

Scratch Cooking

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Eating real food is one of the best ways to make sure that you are feeding your body appropriately. A lot of the fad diets out there consist of bad habits and goals that are not healthy long term. You need to fuel your body with real nutrients. 

Through scratch cooking you can feed your body and provide it a solid structure for the rest of your health. Ditching fake and processed ingredients will allow your body to detox any of the unnecessary intake. Going forward do as much scratch cooking as possible using real and raw ingredients. 

Here are some wonderful starter recipes to get you going and to grow your confidence in homemade cooking…

Make Your Own Breadcrumbs at Home

The Best Basic Italian Bread Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Homemade Pancake Recipe & Other Fluffy Flapjacks

Beef Bone Broth, Tomato Soup, Maple Baked Beans Recipes and More!

Homemade Vanilla Yogurt

Hearty Homemade Corn Chowder

Cheesy BBQ Meatloaf Bowls: Ready in Less Than 1 Hour!

The Best Bread Machine Pizza Dough Recipe

Make sure to browse around. Our recipes section is packed tight with hearty and homemade recipes that were meant for a scratch cooking kitchen.

Cooking from scratch does not have to be intimidating. In a lot of cases scratch cooking is actually so easy it might surprise you! Nothing tastes like it and you can preserve your food by freezing or canning it! 

Reducing Toxins

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This past year I went on a deep dive to educate myself in all of the toxins I was exposing myself and my family to in our home through our average daily use products. I then took it into my own hands to start reducing the toxins in our home! These toxins are directly linked to so many of the chronic issues the average household has these days. 

Here in the USA we have stores packing their shelves with products that contain ingredients that are harmful to the most important systems in our bodies. 

Through my research I was able to find what to avoid, what to focus more on and what to bring in as a replacement. 

A wonderful place to start is by ditching synthetic fragrances, which unfortunately is in SO much. Look for items that are essential oil based. Which in turn might also give you other benefits! 

Some others to look out for are parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde. 

Here is a list of some of your daily use products you could start making cleaner swaps for….

  • Household cleaners
  • Laundry room products
  • Hand soaps
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Makeup
  • Dishwashing detergents

Aside from the daily use products you can also make less toxic swaps to your appliances, cookware, food storage, drinkware and more!

Remember to make it realistic. Start slow. Every step counts! Here are some lovely homemade household swap recipes…

DIY All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

4 Ingredient DIY Floor Cleaner

DIY All Natural Dry Shampoo

Homemade Beard Oil

Self Care With Homemade Body Scrubs and Face Masks

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tablets

Homemade Laundry Detergent

20 Apple Cider Vinegar Uses for Home, Beauty and Health

Holistic Approaches & Natural Remedies

Citrus-y Fire Cider Recipe | Food Life Design

Fire Cider

 

Coming back to the roots of the land and natural remedies has provided a level of healing in our home I did not think possible! You could also see these affects through a holistic approach. 

The earth and our gardens provide us with some of the absolute best means of healing there is. Learning how to utilize it is like earning a prestigious degree! It is incredibly useful and life changing!

We have so many tricks and guides to use in your home to start your more natural based journey…

 

Homemade Healing Soup for Colds and Flu

Fighting Children’s Winter Woes Naturally

Vibrant and Delicious Immune Boosting Smoothie

How to Make a Ginger Tincture

Citrus-y Fire Cider Recipe for Cold & Flu

Homemade Mint & Honey Cough Syrup

How to Make Lilac Infused Oil and Ways to Use It

7 Best Medicinal Herbs to Grow in Your Garden

 

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year on your homestead. 

 

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Love, light and a little grace…

-Olivia