GO VOLS!!! GO VOLS!! It’s Football Time in Tennessee: Go VOLS!! Football time in Tennessee means FOOD!! Tons of food!! Meaty, cheesy, manly foods; chili, sausage, jambalaya, hamburgers, and steaks. Grills and tailgate parties, huge gatherings, indoors and out, rain or shine, IT’S FOOTBALL TIME!! (in TENNESSEE) GO VOLS!!! So …
School is back in session and that means family fun often falls to the wayside. Ballgames, school activities, homework, and shorter days wreak havoc on fun. However, they shouldn’t. Fall is the perfect time to get out in nature with your family. You don’t need to give up all that summer …
Jambalaya Stew Jambalaya Stew: Hidden vitamins in every bite This delicious 16 bean jambalaya stew, is not only delicious but it is full of hidden vitamins. Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste healthy at all. In fact, even your pickiest of unhealthy eaters will think this is nothing but bad. 😉
#SimplyFitChallenge: Simply fit! What is it? The #SimplyFitChallenge is a cooperative effort, hosted by a group of bloggers, known as #SimplyBloggers, who want to get simply fit and urge you to do the same. We are bloggers with families, who have little time for fitness and just like everyone, we need …
This post, along with all pages and posts on this blog, may contain affiliate links. You are not required to click on these links. For more information please visit my “Disclosure Page.” Junior Ranger Camp @ Norris Dam State Park We just finished our 3rd year of Junior Ranger Camp, …
as always, this blog may contain affiliate links to products I use and love. For full disclosure please click my disclosure page tab, found at the top of this page. Vegetarian Lasagna: even the carnivores will love! This is a quick and simple vegetarian lasagna that even carnivores love. …
TASTE OF TUESDAY: CHICKEN EGGPLANT CASSEROLE REAL FOOD #CrunchyTrail #HikeToHealth #Challenge
MY “CRUNCHY VALENTINE” Here it is men: VALENTINE’S DAY!! That dreaded, over commercialized holiday! (Aren’t they all?) You know the one where society tells you to man down and romantic it up? Yeah it’s almost here again. Time to think of a fabulous gift and plan a romantic evening. So, …
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits are a family favorite around here. We LOVE to have them with most any meal. I couldn’t imagine completing the Crunchy Trail: Hike to Health Challenge without at least a few bread options.
A real food recipe that sneaks some veggies in on the kids.
I’ve joined up with The Quinntessential Mommy ‘s “Meet Up Monday”.
I’ve chosen a couple of blogs I thought my “Crunchy Mom” friends might love and posted their links below.
The Frugal Chicken: Great homesteading tips.
- 11 Secrets to Saving Money on the Homestead
The Gluten Free Foodsmith
- The Leftover Manwich!
Alas, I wish I could post more links here, but to keep “Meet up Monday” fair, we only get to link to two links. Therefore you will have to hop on over to The Quinntessential Mommy ‘s page yourself and check out all the other great pages.
Don’t forget to check back daily for new hikes on “The Crunchy Trail”. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this brightens up your Monday.
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As Always: ALL posts on this blog may or may not contain affiliate links or links to my direct sales websites. This is because there is a monthly fee to run this blog and it costs time to keep it going. You are not required to click on any links, but if you do THANK YOU!! You are helping to support my blogging habit. (I would say my family but so far I haven’t even made enough to pay 1 month of blogging fees.) Thanks for stopping by and feel free to use my links or pass them along to friends. All help is greatly appreciated.
many links to articles about the importance of Vitamin D3 in preventing colds and flu. Also I have included how our family uses Vitamin D3 on a daily basis. 🙂
In this part of “The Crunchy Trail” Series, we will look at additives that should be avoided in your food.
Here you will find the ramblings of a Crunchy, Christian, Hippie, Witch-Doctor, Medicine Woman, as I try my best to treat my family and any illness they may encounter, as naturally as possible. Join me as I journey through our wonderful world, seeking out real foods, healthy lifestyles, and God …
Our first mile is going to be the most challenging for many, require the most changes, and take the largest amount of effort and concentration. This is a VERY steep part of the trail so we are going to take small steps and rest often.
This part of the hike cannot be completed quickly, one can’t run on this part of the trail, there is no speed walking; slow and steady is the pace, one step at a time, one foot in front of the other. There will be trip hazards, falls, tumbles, don’t worry, just get up and keep going. Allow yourself rest stops, wandering room, and escape routes. Together we WILL get to the top. 🙂 Grab a bottled water, lace up those shoes and let’s get going.
New to the “Crunchy” life? New to real foods? New to alternative medicine? New to herbal remedies? Don’t know where to begin? I want to help you!
Today I will begin a series, that with much prayer and a few late nights, I might be able to keep up with. Ya’ll pray too if you don’t mind!
This series will be a hike down a long but adventurous trail; “The Crunchy Trail” we will explore what it means to be “Crunchy” and small simple steps you can take to get your family headed down a more natural and healthy path.
Not everyone will hike as far as others. What works for one, will not necessarily work for another. However there is bound to be something that will help you live a more natural, healthy lifestyle.
So even if it is only one short mile you hike with me, I promise, that like any nature hike, you will see beauty and reap the benefits of that mile traveled.
So come hike with me as we explore the easy, flat, wide valleys, the steep, difficult mountainous climbs, and the peaceful breathtaking overlooks of “The Crunchy Trail”.
This post will be one of the longest of the series:
easy to make herbal salve I use to replace antibiotic creams, hydro-cortisone creams, acne treatments, etc