Keep It Real Thursdays – Starting & Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits

We had such a great week of helpful posts I have to say it was very challenging to pick just a few. Every week I struggle with this and as a result I choose some kind of theme (in my head at least) to help me get through the selection process. This week I decided to select a few posts that might help those struggling with maintaining healthy eating habits or even just getting on board.

Modern Alternative Kitchen

If you do nothing else, eating in can make a huge difference in your health (and budget). Here are 6 reasons to start eating in more often.

6 Reasons to Trade Eating Out for Eating In

Cultured Palate

If you’ve been on the fence about giving up your diet drinks, give this a read and stop the madness.

Are Diet Sodas Making You Gain Weight?

Granny’s Vital Vitals

Those of you who are long time readers know I have a love affair with my butcher who provides us with our meat. It’s nice to buy confidently knowing it is free of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and that it’s free run or grass fed. It’s a pretty good feeling. Find out why in this post.

Grass Fed Beef Is Best

My Sister’s Pantry

Anyone who has started on some kind of journey with their health knows that if you want the changes to last, take it slow and steady. Here’s a great post with links on baby steps to healthier eating and healthier living.

Baby Steps: New Habits- New Rewards


Peeling Back the Onion Layers

Whether or not to eat soy can be controversial, especially if you’re vegan or vegetarian, but it comes up a lot. Here’s one persons take on the subject. What do you think?

To Soy or Not To Soy?


Keep It Real Thursday

1. Introduce yourself, your blog, and what you’re about in the comment section and a small blurb about what you’re sharing. This way people can get to know you a little bit right off the hop and hopefully follow you as well.

2. Be sure to add a link in your post back to this post otherwise the linky tool will give you an error message. Though it was suggested you add a back link to THIS post in YOUR post, it will now be required. Copy and paste the link in the address bar above and add it to your site before trying to link it here. Otherwise the linky tool will give you an error message. If you have any questions about how to do that, just send me an email and I can walk you through it. Thanks everyone for the support and your involvement in Keep It Real Thursdays! This allows your readers to find other posts that may help them on their journey.

3. If you’re sharing recipes,the ingredient list must be comprised of real food only, that means non-processed food items. That being said, we are all in different places on our real food journey, some more advanced than others. I invite all of you to share, no matter where you are on your journey, but I ask you to stay mindful when sharing your recipes that this is a whole (real) food blog. This means, no ingredient lists that include edible oil products (velveeta, frozen whip topping), protein powders, ketchup, white flour, margarine or white and brown sugar.

4. Less of a rule but more a suggestion: Retweet,  Stumble, or Pin this post so EVERYONE gets more exposure and traffic. It’s win-win for everyone.

Don’t have a blog? That’s ok, we’d still love to hear from you. Write your recipes or tips in the comment section so we can get to know you too!

Now it’s your turn to share your whole food recipes and ideas!

30 Responses to Keep It Real Thursdays – Starting & Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits

  1. Alex January 17, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    My name is Alex. I am the author of the book, “Real Food Fermentation”. As you might guess, I am into fermenting things! My blog is about fermentation and real food in general. It’s going to start having more recipes on it, too.

    This post talks about how I transform leftover chicken into delicious and nutritious chicken soup.

    I love your blog. And I love the posts you chose to link. I’m happy to find another ally. Keep it real!

    • beyondthepeel January 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      Thanks Alex for introducing yourself to the group. We’re happy to have you as one of our contributors. We look forward to your posts and recipe.

  2. Joanne (eats well with others) January 17, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    If I weren’t already committed to eating healthy, these posts would convince me to do it!

    • beyondthepeel January 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      Absolutely, I love the baby steps post. So many helpful tips.

  3. Lauren @ Oatmeal With A Fork January 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi France! Thanks for hosting. I’m adding my Almond Pulp Granola this week. Have a lovely day!

    • beyondthepeel January 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

      What a great way to incorporate the almond pulp into a nutritious breakfast. Thanks Lauren for sharing.

  4. Dawn Tasher January 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Thanks so much for featuring my article on soy! I hope it helps people to make informed decisions!

  5. Joanna @ Plus Other Good Stuff January 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Thanks for hosting France! Today I’m sharing some tips for how to eat more vegetables when you’re short on time and energy. And who isn’t sometimes!?

    • beyondthepeel January 18, 2013 at 12:53 am #

      Thanks for your sharing Joanna. I think everyone could use a little more veggies in their diet.

  6. Eileen January 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! I just started a blog about healing autoimmune disease through diet. My first post is my own story of healing Rheumatoid Arthritis through Gaps. It feels wonderful to join this community.

    • beyondthepeel January 18, 2013 at 12:52 am #

      Thanks Eileen for introducing yourself. SO wonderful to have you contributing. I get questions about the GAPS diet all the time. I’ll be able to send them to you as a valuable resource.

  7. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat January 18, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Hi France! I’m sharing a super green salad (back to my roots!) of Kiwi Avocado and Kale. Love the posts you chose to highlight this week. I’m off to explore. Have a great weekend!

    • beyondthepeel January 19, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

      What a nice blend of citrus (from the kiwi) flavor and avocado and kale. Thank you Heather. You always have something so healthy to bring to the table.

  8. Jeanette Chen January 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Happy New Year France! I linked up a Burmese Fried Rice recipe that I’ve been eating for breakfast with beans.


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