Most store-bought salad dressings have things like high fructose corn syrup (or even just sugar), thickeners, gums, preservatives, highly refined vegetable oils, and all kinds of other yucky, inflammatory ingredients. Luckily, there are options for making your own, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.
John and I love Epic bars, but at anywhere from $2-3 a pop―not to mention the plastic packaging that comes with each individually wrapped bar―I wanted a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative.
If you’re not familiar with Epic bars, they taste like jerky. They’re basically a bar made of ground meat mixed with spices and fruit, and they’re a super convenient protein-and-fat snack when you’re on the go.
In the spirit of creating my own convenience, I decided to create these homemade low sugar protein bars that taste (in my humble opinion) even better than Epic bars. These are made with beef, but you could also probably do venison or bison. They are both keto and paleo friendly, and they’re excellent for anyone who eats low carb.
My boyfriend and fellow NTP, John Fotheringham, is a whiz at website design. He designed this very blog for me, our website for our practice together, Flourish Fundamentals, his own language-learning website, Language Mastery, and a ton others. If you’re a new NTP and you want to know some of the basic information you need to get a website started, here are the providers that he recommends.
Doing a sugar detox can sound like it will be hard, and scary, and you feel like you don’t really know what to expect. In the past, I’ve had varied successes with quitting sugar through doing a three-week sugar detox process. Some have been wildly successful, with great weight loss and better skin and mood, and others, well… I fell off the wagon a few days in. The ones that have been more successful are the ones that incorporated the following tips! Learn from my failures, and know that these are the things that will make quitting sugar easier for you!
If you are in Eastern Washington State, here is a list of places where you can source some good quality real food! Locally sourced food is better because it’s going to be fresher and more nutrient-dense, but in a pinch, some of the local supermarkets also have good options!
Ounce for ounce, liver is the most nutrient dense food in the world. It’s the ultimate preconception/prenatal food to help build up those nutrient stores and it’s an amazing fatigue fighter! It’s been considered a sacred food in many traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years. But, it can seem a little scary, especially if you don’t know what it’s going to taste like and you don’t know how to prepare it. Here’s a roundup of recipes for the liver beginner, plus methods for adding a little extra liver to food! It’s recommended to get one full serving a week.