We revamped some of our scheduled posts and as a result we’ve moved our Whole Food Wednesdays to Thursdays. It’s now called Keep It Real Thursday. I hope the change does not put a bump in anyone’s stride.
Welcome to Keep It Real Thursdays! You’re invited to come and share your real food recipes using the Linky below. We’re excited to see what yummy things you’ve been creating and what great informational posts and videos you’ve got for us!
This week, I wanted to do something a little different. Since I have been on holidays for the last 10 days, I’m going to start our first Keep It Real Thursday by highlighting one of my favorite posts from the large number that were shared last week. With so many great bloggers and helpful information coming every week its hard to choose, but this one spoke to me and I wanted to share it with all of you.
For me the information supporting positive choices is one of the key reasons I stay on the Whole Food Band Wagon. I hope it will help you as well.
A few months ago I joined the email list for the website Hungry for Change. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend taking the time to watch this hour long documentary. It will change the way you think about nutrition. Now, every month or so I receive interesting updates and nutritional information that I find helpful to keeping me on track. A recent email I received talked about the top 10 additives to avoid. The information is fascinating and I had hoped to do a post on it soon.
Kim at The Soulicious Life did an excellent job recapping the newsletter and shared it with the community last week for Whole Food Wednesdays. As a mother, wife, friend, sister and a little worker bee, she shares her passion for nourishing her body and her Soul. I hope you’ll give her a visit and check out this super handy dandy list of additives/preservatives you should be on the lookout for next time you go shopping.
I plan to write them down and keep them in my wallet like I do for the Dirty Dozen. I find having the list handy when I have to buy something that has an ingredient list greater than one. I don’t know about you but if it’s not written down there’s no way I’ll remember it all. I used to have a great memory, but after I turned 30, it’s like I turned dumb. Lists aren’t so bad though. At the very least they keep me focused on what I need, making shopping WAY more efficient. That’s not a bad thing at all.
If you’re new to whole foods and the list seems like way to much to tackle at once, don’t be overwhelmed and cut yourself a break. Start with one of the ten additives, committing to no longer eating or buying foods with that additive for the next month, before adding another additive to the list. Before the end of a year you’ll have made a drastic change in the foods you eat and you’ll have done it one baby step at a time.
Keep It Real Thursday
Welcome to 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. Simple linky etiquette. This allows your readers to find other posts that may help them on their journey.
3. If you’re sharing recipes, the only requirement is that the ingredient list 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!
I’m sharing this with Monday Mania, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Fat Tuesday,Whole Foods Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, The Tasty Alternative, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Freaky Friday, Fight Back Friday, and Foodie Friday.