Gluten Elimination – The Yays and the Boos

  We have passed the halfway point in The Little Helping’s gluten elimination diet. Can I just say, kiddo aside, this is a monumental achievement for me, the mom, who hasn’t been sleeping well for months and who’s brain is pretty much a cloudy, foggy, Swiss cheesed, mess. So yay! He has taken it all in stride because when he…

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Going with the Grain: Millet

  It’s time for the next installment of this year’s Going with the Grain series. Today we’re talking about millet. Even though millet is not a grain but a grass seed it is completely appropriate to include in this grain centric series. You may be familiar with the variety commonly used in commercial bird seed blends but millet is absolutely suitable…

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MyPlate on My Budget: We Ate $1300 in March

Throughout the month of March Jenny Bardsley of Teaching My Baby to Read took on the challenge of limiting her family’s food budget to only the USDA’s Thrifty Food Budget, about $560 for her family of four. That would have been challenge enough but she simultaneously attempted to feed them according to the USDA’s MyPlate daily nutritional guidelines. At the…

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MyPlate on My Budget: Save Money on Groceries

Feeding a family can be expensive. Choosing to make healthy food a priority can increase that expense to a level that feels out of reach for many families. In our budget food is the second greatest expense after our mortgage. I enjoy cooking from scratch but we rely on many packaged foods to get us through the week with a…

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MyPlate on My Budget: Spend Less $$ on Fruits & Vegetables

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that fresh produce is one part of the grocery bill that can add up very quickly. Jenny shared her frustration with the cost of produce on week one of the MyPlate on My Budget project. She went to the store and carefully selected fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors and textures….

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