Friday, February 22, 2013

10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Hello friends! This is Jeannine. I know you don't see much of me over here, but I'm still here, hanging out in the background. I want to share with you all something that I've been working on for a while, and has seen some significant growth recently. After my daughter was born eight years ago, I started a personal blog for the purpose of sharing pictures and stories with my family and friends (including Fawnda, of course!) who live in different parts of the country than I do. Recently a local magazine here in Northern Indiana has been following and picking up some of my parenting stories and recipes. As a result, the blog is beginning to morph into something a little more specific: Natural Health and Food, as it relates to being a Mama in a large family (I have 5 kids). I post a lot of recipes (and try to keep them as healthy as possible), some DIY health and beauty products, as well as some writing on the struggles and triumphs of parenting. I want to invite all of our F&J followers to come over and check it out. I would love it if you would "like" my  Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, and/or subscribe to email updates directly from the blog. As an introduction, I am going to share with you one of my most popular posts to date, and one that is very near and dear to my heart:

10 Tips to Get You Started Eating Real Food on a Budget


Do you wish you could eat healthier, but feel you can’t afford it? Canned and frozen produce is so much cheaper than fresh; white bread is cheaper than wheat, and organic foods are crazy expensive, right? I used to think I couldn’t afford it either, until I started doing it. When the doctor wanted me to take prescription SSRI’s (anti-depressants) for my anxiety, I went on a search for a more natural route. I have a friend from high school who is now a certified naturopath and knows a lot about the connection between clean eating and overall health. She pointed me in the right direction, and it has been a journey I never anticipated, but I absolutely love. Now, I’m going to give you some tips to get you started on a Real Food lifestyle without breaking the bank... (read more here).

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