The end of December is such a natural time to reflect…
To reflect on the year that’s coming to an end, its ups and downs, goals met and goals still waiting to be met, lessons learned and progress made.
It’s also a time to celebrate! We made it through another year! Yay!
And as I reflect on 2016, I also celebrate YOU and what you mean to me and our team at Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS.
This is the list of our 10 most-visited posts. I love checking our numbers and stats each year at this time to reflect on the progress we’ve made, yet also to celebrate the fact that we were able to provide YOU with information and recipes and research that, we hope, helped you with your health and food goals and education in 2016.
So… thank YOU!
Thank you for reading, for commenting (we love your comments sooooo much!), for pinning, for sharing our recipes on Facebook, for listening to or watching #AskWardee each week, for trying our recipes and DIY projects, and for just being part of Traditional Cooking School!
Did you know that the function of your immune system, the state of your mental health, the pain or lack thereof in your joints, and even whether or not you have seasonal allergies can all be determined by one thing? Do you know what it is? And did you know you can heal it yourself? [by Lindsey Dietz]
It’s a simple mathematical equation… pressure cooker or Instant Pot + a great recipe = easy, fast, fun, healthy, and delicious! Instead of you hunting down recipe candidates, we’ve done all the work for you. Here are some of the most amazing, easy, and healthy pressure cooker (or Instant Pot) recipes ever! [by Wardee Harmon]
What if we give up the fleeting, artificial energy from coffee and energy drinks and choose REAL energy instead? A life without caffeine doesn’t mean a life without energy! How about some naturally energizing, caffeine-free drinks that won’t wreck your health or your sleep? [by Lindsey Dietz]
Got a large family and a small food budget? Yet, due to your high standards for nutrition, you shudder at the thought of filling hungry tummies with cheap, non-nutritious filler foods? Here are 14 ways you can nourish your large family on a small budget. (These tips apply to smaller families, too!) [by Wardee Harmon]
If I were starting Trim Healthy Mama with traditional foods all over again… here is what I would tell myself! Although hindsight is clearer that foresight, and I don’t regret what I learned, these 5 things would have made the journey a little easier (and less painful). [by Wardee Harmon]
Do you want the good flora in your belly to be happy? Yes, probiotics need to eat too! If you feed them, they will grow happier. And your gut ecosystem will be healthier. Prebiotics are food for probiotics! Here are 13 real food prebiotic foods to make your gut (and your entire body) healthier! [by Megan Stevens]
Many of us suffer from slavery to sweets — which sabotages our thoughts, dental health, gut ecosystem, and overall wellness. It took 3 full years for my sugar addiction to go away. I never cheated, but I still craved what I could not have. Now, my sugar addiction is gone, and the cravings have never returned! I hope these insights will make your journey as successful as mine — and much faster. [by Megan Stevens]
Between 2014 and 2015, I lost more than 30 pounds with Trim Healthy Mama, staying true to traditional foods. I’ve received questions nearly every day about how I did it. Today, I’m finally sharing my tips for doing Trim Healthy Mama with only traditional foods. [by Wardee Harmon]
The Instant Pot isn’t for mouth-watering roasts and stews. Oh, no… here are 11 surprising things to make in the Instant Pot. I bet you’re shocked by #2, #4, and #11! [by Wardee Harmon]
Smoothies used to seem so easy! Then the green smoothie was introduced. Then coconut water and collagen. Yet these superfoods may not be all that they’re cracked up to be. So what makes a smoothie a truly healthy snack? Here’s how to make a healthy smoothie — some easy DOs and DON’Ts to make your smoothies nourishing, beyond any doubt. [by Megan Stevens]
What was your favorite post of 2016? Were any of these articles or recipes life-changing for you?
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