Category Archives: Recipes

A list of recipes found on HFFG

So What DO You Eat? A look into my family’s menu

So What DO You Eat? A Look Into HFFG's Personal Food Log!

Part of my job is going over food logs from clients, but many people ask what the HFFG family eats! So here’s a candid look at a week of meals looks like for our family.  Before you proceed, keep in mind a few things We don’t eat perfect. We are on a budget. A tight one, in fact. But we do make a lot of sacrifices and have a lot of resources to get our groceries for MUCH less than [...]

Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp–Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar

They say creativity is the mother of invention. In my case, an almost-empty pantry and fridge is the mother of invention. I love the things I create with the “what we have” ingredients. To save money on groceries and to avoid wasting food, I try to go as long as possible without grocery shopping. And particularly once a month, I make it a point to spend at least 3 days using what’s left in the freezers, pantry, and fridges. (Yes, [...]

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Who doesn’t love broccoli?! Okay, a lot of people don’t, including many kids. That’s unfortunate, because broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables available! Among other benefits, broccoli contains compounds that are great at helping support the liver in the body’s detoxification process.   Like most other vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, are good sources of a variety of nutrients and phytochemicals that may work synergistically to help prevent cancer. From the Linus Pauling Institute:   [...]

Delicious & Nourishing Homemade Chocolates! (Without refined sugar!)

Okay, so here’s the deal. I’m not a food blogger. For two reasons. #1: I don’t even own a decent camera. Heck–I don’t even have a smartphone. And a good camera is just not in the budget. And #2: I don’t measure. I cook very inventively and measure by guestimates. And with 6 kids, I can’t really take the time to measure anyway! Nonetheless, I come up with some recipes that I really know some of you would enjoy, like [...]

Easy Deliciously Healthy Homemade Eggnog

Before we used to eat healthy, my hubby had a tradition of buying a quart of eggnog from the grocery store at least once a week in the month of December.  When we started eating “healthier,” he would buy the organic eggnog. But as we progressed towards fresh, whole foods, we needed to switch from store-bought eggnog to something that was actually healthy and nourishing. What’s wrong with organic eggnog, you ask?! Well for one thing, it’s pasteurized milk/cream.  If [...]

How To Have Yourself A Healthy Holiday Season

Thanksgiving and Christmas is a wonderful time of year for fellowship, family, and of course food. Unfortunately, it can be extremely detrimental to our health. For instance, one study found that holiday food can have a year-round detrimental effect on the health of diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals. “The present study demonstrates an influence of winter holidays on the glycemic control of patients who have type 2 diabetes, and this poor glycemic control might not be reversed during the summer and [...]

LaZuli Organics Body Care Products Review and Giveaway!!

I cannot tell you all how excited I am about this post! A few years ago, I discovered why the things we put on our skin are just as important as what we put into our guts, and nothing’s been the same since. I learned the problems with deodorant, conventional makeup, and especially those conventional lotions filled with carcinogenic chemicals. But finding safe and effective alternatives is not an easy task! I’ve found a few here and there over the [...]

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Essential Books & Movies for Pregnancy and Childbirth

If you’re like me, sometimes you’d rather curl up with a book (or movie) and a blanket during pregnancy than sit on the computer to gain some knowledge! Fortunately, this is probably a much better way to gain knowledge and empower ourselves with information. So I’d like to share some of my favorite resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and afterwards. There are many out there, of course, so this can just be a starting point. Whatever you start with, I encourage [...]

PPD, PTSD and Antenatal Depression: Nutrition and Research…What Helps?

Postpartum depression, antenatal depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder related to birth are multi-faceted, complicated illnesses that can be caused by a number of different things. While some experts propose that these things have physical causes, others report psychological factors as the main cause. And others, like myself (although I would not consider myself an expert), believe it could be a little of each. Either way, all of us agree that the effects of these conditions are detrimental and should be [...]

Collection of whole foods recipe links

Even though I LOVE cooking and creating my own whole foods recipes, some of you may have noticed I unfortunately do not post many recipes on my website. Fortunately, there is no shortage for other websites that do! So I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites for you to scroll through when you want to look for some great recipes! Use them to do some menu planning or just to search for some good last-minute recipes! (Before I [...]

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