It's that time of year where germs are spreading like wildfire! Think of all the germs we come into contact with on a daily basis, from work, restaurants, the kids at school or public transportation. It starts with a tickle in your throat or the sniffles, next thing you know your whole family is down for the count!
If you have browsed the sad cough drop and throat lozenges section at the drug store, you may be wishing there was one with more natural ingredients. Most of them are made with refined sugar or artificial sweeteners, along with a list of additives which are usually unpronounceable. Maybe you would love to have an alternative options with organic ingredients that are safe for everyone in your family!
This is a tried and true recipe for a Homemade Lozenges made with natural ingredients like raw honey which is known to help suppress coughing and immune boosting coconut oil you can’t go wrong with this natural alternative! Don't be fooled by the 'honey' flavoured cough drops in the store, these are created from real honey, no sweeteners and essential oils for internal use.
As the seasons change we find ourselves in cold and rainy weather. We are in desperate need of some food to warm the soul! Autumn is all about the beautiful warm colours, the aroma of spices and getting cozy by a fire. When you feel chilled to the bone there is nothing better than a thick, hot soup to bring you back to life!
For those of you who have food sensitivities, I thought of you too! This is all organic, gluten free, grain free, nut free, dairy free, FODMAP, keto friendly, paleo, whole 30! Most of the versions in restaurants will contain heavy cream, processed ingredients and some items which don't work well with sensitive stomachs. I've still added in some options like goat cheese, which is more tolerable those who are lactose intolerant. You can also find an alternative with dairy free products.
LET'S TALK ABOUT BEETS!
Beets are jam packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, some of which have medicinal properties. At my dinner table, pickled beets was regular encounter. The only difference is the added sugar and fresh beets have double the phosphorus, potassium and folate
The best part of beets is that they are delicious and easy to add to your meals. They are low calorie, yet high in vitamins and minerals. In fact, they contain a bit of almost all the vitamins and minerals that you need.