It's a Journey

About four years ago, I started looking more critically at our diet and what we consume on a daily basis.  Although little changes were made at the time, the seed was planted and I began to make minor tweeks in the grocery list and my daily food choices.  As the years have gone by, I have gotten more and more conscious about food....it can be pretty overwhelming, though!!

A few nights ago, I went to a breadmaking class.  Sounds easy enough, right?  No!  Instead, we learned about flour (the things that happen to manufacture it), salt and sugar (what the real stuff should look like), grains, etc. This class was VERY informative.  Not only do I need my own grain mill for making fresh whole grain flour, I also need a new mixer for kneeding my dough! (These items are very pricey so I will just have to deal for now.)

Along the lines of healthy living, I thought I would share some items that we have grown to love.  Of course, these things are all in addition to fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, smaller meat servings, no soft drinks, lots of water, etc...
****Barley Life Xtra:  The girls and I have a couple of tablespoons a day in our water or juice.  Although I'm not a huge fan of the taste, it does give me so much energy and the girls love their "green juice" concoction.
****Agave Nectar:  Great sweetener for cooking and enjoying. I like it in my coffee!
****Teeccino:  Tastes just like coffee without the caffeine or the acidity. I love it!!!!
****I think I see a juicer in my near future.  The girls drink a cup of Odwalla Superfood everyday for more fruits and vegetables mixed with the Barley Life and water.  We all love it!

Anywho...these are just a few of the many things we have changed in our diet.  I'm certainly not where I would like to be, but we try to get our foods as close to the whole food as possible.  I try not to get too wigged out about it just yet...that's the goal, though.  

Also, we try to stay active.  In my opinion, there is nothing like a good run.  I hope I can always run, it's my "me" time about four times a week and I am just a better person after a few miles....in more ways than one!


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I am particularly interested in the teeccino. Do you buy it in stores or have to order it online?

  2. I buy mine at a whole foods store nearby, but you can buy it online. I still drink a cup of coffee a day, but this is good to have later in the day. Kids can drink it too!

  3. Oh I think you just made my day. I cut caffiene out of my world in April (I think). I was a Mt. Dew addict (mostly) and I love my coffee and hot tea. Well I switched to Herbal Tea so there is no caffiene but you listed the Teeccino and that made me glad. I will have to try it. Thank you.


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