MamaKate

Raw Food

Posted by in Nutrition

This one should be good. Super good. CHOICES of Lafayette is GOING RAW! Ready for the growing season? Well, we are! We are happy to be hosting a raw foods presentation and demonstration on Monday, April 18th at 5:30pm at the Tippecanoe Public Library in downtown Lafayette to show our enthusiasm for fresh foods! With the Farmer’s Markets, your own gardens, and CSA’s on their way in, NOW is the time to start thinking about how best to use all that wonderful food. Many people are curious about raw foods…read more

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Raw Foods

Posted by in Nutrition

So, we’ve been doing a raw foods diet. Well, John has. I’m 100% on some days and more like 50% on others. The whole thing started with the weight loss challenge going on where John works. If he loses the most by April he has free health care coverage next year. That might be the best prize you could ever possibly win! I’ve always wanted to try the raw foods diet because I know how amazingly good it is for you. It just makes sense to me. You lose so…read more

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Kefir & Painting

Posted by in Art, Nutrition

I finally made it over to my Mom’s house and EVEN remembered to get the Kefir my Aunt left for me.  My Aunt visited from Louisiana over the 4th of July holiday and was nice enough to bring me a start of Kefir.  I had no idea what it was, but was interested because it’s healthy.  Simple enough, right?  She made a few different “smoothies” with various fruit combinations, and it was glorious.  I really enjoyed them!  After she left, I was to take some home for my own Kefir…read more

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More About Food

Posted by in Activism, Documentary, Family, Nutrition

As Spring has sprung, food has been on my mind quite often.  With gardens popping up everywhere–including our yard–and with the Farmers Market opening day fast approaching, I can’t help but let food consume my thoughts.  In our garden we have all the early spring stuff already planted–broccoli, carrots, spinach, arugula, kale, cauliflower, beans, peas, onions, and lettuce–and tonight we will add in some tomato and red pepper starts around the border.  I. can’t. wait. for. tomatoes. seriously.  Last night my lovely grandmother, who gardened most of her life, gave…read more

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Eat Local

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I know you may have already seen this post here, but I need to get anyone and everyone in the area excited about this meeting so they will come! It’s truly going to be a great meeting with tons of information and resources for eating nutritious locally grown food. So, I’ll give you the details one more time … And remember to invite friends and family! CHOICES Natural Parenting Network is happy to be hosting a presentation about the many benefits of eating a whole, naturally grown and local diet….read more

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Better In The Landfill Than In My Kid’s Stomach

Posted by in Jackson, Nutrition

Candy.  The amount of candy that has entered our household since Jackson came around is amazing.  I don’t remember having this problem before having babies, so I guess that having kids means candy suddenly becomes abundant.  There is candy at every holiday, every birthday party, every get-together, and it all ends up at our house!  And once it gets to our house, it just sits there.  Occasionally, one of us will grab something out of the mound-o-candy, but mostly, it’s left untouched.  Then, after looking at it and cursing the…read more

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Herbs

Posted by in nature, Nutrition

I finally finished my Introduction to Herbology course!! I started it at the beginning of the summer, took a long break to focus on working at the farmer’s market, and just now sent in my final exam and project. Yay! I am studying Natural Health at Clayton College of Natural Health. I started 2 years ago, and I have been moving pretty slowly through each class. With the new change in my life from full-time employee to stay at home mom, I plan to give more focus to my studies…read more

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triple cheese burger

Posted by in Nutrition, Pregnancy

I am ridiculous. I know that fast food is horrible for me and the baby, but this pregnancy is forcing me to eat it! I’ve been craving the most unhealthy food ever known to man. It’s a huge struggle to ignore these awful cravings. My last pregnancy was not like this. I ate healthy the whole way through, never had any bad cravings … except for the week straight of only wanting hot dogs. That passed quickly, though. I wasn’t really moody, and I wasn’t always asking my husband to…read more

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