Whole Grain Banana Muffins

Healthy Food Storage, Recipes
So I got an email from my good friend the other night with a recipe for a muffin recipe she had made that day. She's a friend who I like to discuss food and food storage with often, so I trust her on food stuff. I had 2 bananas that were on their way to "I WONT EAT THAT, THOSE ARE YUCKY" status so I decided I would make these. I WAS THRILLED with the results. These yummy things don't have any oil, or white sugar, or white flour in them. She said she got the recipe from Whole Food Mommies. I'm gonna have to dive into that site a little more. The recipe called for brown rice flour, but I decided to try the Wonder Flour Jodi used in…
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Cream Cheese and Jam Cookies made with HEALTHY White Flour

Healthy Food Storage, Recipes
Over the last few years we have become very comfortable using our food storage wheat. In fact we "rotate" through it in our everyday cooking so much that we are constantly having to replenish our storage to keep our "year supply" full. The only problem we've had is that wheat flour is just not that awesome in certain treats. It's easy to substitute it for all-purpose flour in breads, pancakes, pizza dough, etc., or even in cookies and cakes that have strong flavors like chocolate or pumpkin in them ... But make a sugar cookie with wheat flour and you might just cry a little. Even all the butter and sugar can't "save" it ;) Well we recently stumbled across a recipe for a HEALTHY "white flour substitute" developed by…
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY)

7 Day Challenge, Emergency Preparedness, Healthy Food Storage, Long Term Food Storage
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. You just discovered that you have some kind of allergy to an unknown preservative. Since you aren’t able to isolate what it is exactly, you now need to avoid ALL preservatives and start cooking all of your food from scratch. This includes making a loaf of bread. Remember, no going to the store. **A little rule…
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The "Food Storage" Diet

Grains, Healthy Food Storage, Jodi's Progress, Recipes, Recommended Products
My baby will be 7 weeks old tomorrow. Wow does time fly. As any mom knows, losing the baby weight can be quite a torturous process. I knew I didn't want to go on some sort of crazy fad diet to lose the weight, so I decided to go with just eating healthy and exercising. That means lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meat (i.e. chicken). Basically no processed foods, very little fat, and no refined sugar ... if you know my love of treats this basically equals NO FUN! ;) But he was worth it! And the best part is I am using TONS of food storage while I'm at it. While this "diet" is very healthy, it can also be a bit of a pain…
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Waffles, Wondermills, Webs

Barley Recipes, Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Grains, Healthy Food Storage, Long Term Food Storage, Recipes, Rice Recipes, Wheat Recipes
This week, we're extending the Extreme Food Storage Makeover to Grandma Lori's daughter Jasmine! She is Jodi's little sister, and Julie's sister-in-law. Jasmine has always been into cooking. She has made her own little recipe book and everything. When she kept hearing her big sisters talk about how whole grains are healthier, she wanted to learn about it... Since the Wondermills are on sale for the summer, Grandma Lori took advantage and bought one so now we get to share some fun recipes with the family. If you're new to this project, visit our Grandma Lori Makeover Page for the full scoop, and see the journey as it has progressed so far. Watch the video as Julie shows Jasmine how to grind wheat, and other grains to make Jasmines regular…
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Grains, Facebook, and a Guessing GAME!

Healthy Food Storage, Julie's Progress, Just For Fun, Long Term Food Storage
As I've been learning more about healthy food storage I've ventured into learning more about different types of grains. I can't help but laugh at myself sometimes because only 2 years ago I didn't even know what wheat looked like. A few weeks ago, I tried Quinoa for the first time, it's a grain that is high in protein and super yummy! I ate it plain and decided to ask on our Facebook page, how you guys, our readers ate it. The response was awesome... We got 29 responses with ideas, links to recipes, tips on places to buy it cheaper and more. Here is just a little screen shot of some of the responses: Seriously - if you're not on our facebook page you should be. We have great…
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Healthy Food Storage Workshop

Events, General, Healthy Food Storage
So here's the report of the Healthy Food Storage Class I went to that I told you about a couple weeks ago in this post. I learned so much! It brought back memories of when I first started food storage. I was a little overwhelmed, but this time I know through BabySteps I can slowly implement the things that I choose. So here's a little disclaimer, this is not necessarily for everyone right now! I'm on a personal journey of trying to change some of the foods I eat. By doing this- I have to think about food storage a little differently. Since some of you asked to hear about what I learned I'm sharing this... The speaker was Yvonne Salcido, who was from the School of Natural Healing. When…
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Blasts from the Past: The Healthy Food Storage Discovery

Events, Grains, Healthy Food Storage, Julie's Progress, Legumes
As we have been discussing some of the things Jodi and I have learned over the last 2 years of blogging about food storage, my favorite thing has been somewhat of an unexpected thing. I know I've been harping on this a lot lately, but it really excites me that food storage can be healthy. I really had no idea how many hidden treasures of knowledge I would gain on this journey. When we first started, I told Jodi there was no way I would even store beans because they were to hard to soak, cook, and use. I said I would stick to tuna for protein and call it good. Who knew I would be the biggest fan of all things beans just 2 years later. I love using…
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Healthy Food Storage, Book Review, Conference Discount

Book Reviews, food storage books, Healthy Food Storage, Julie's Progress
Julie doesn't normally ramble... but when "Healthy Food Storage" is the topic- she does. Keep reading, the end is the best! Remember our "Why Food Storage?" series we did awhile back. Lately I have been learning a LOT about two of the reasons for Food Storage that would surprise you. It's not the natural disasters, economic, or even every day reasons. What I'm learning about more lately is the health benefits and religious reasons but it's shocking to me how intertwined they actually are! In our series we mentioned that the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints counsels it's members to build a food storage. On our facebook discussion page, we were thrilled to hear from readers who are not members of the LDS church who likewise have…
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Introducing Food Storage Into Your Diet

General, Grains, Healthy Food Storage, Wheat
One of the main reasons we kept procrastinating on starting our food storage was because we had no idea how we would actually use it once we had it. Both of us had watched several family members build large collections of food that were never touched. Some people think that it is ok to just learn some recipes to make with your food storage so you can cook in a crisis, but we have been learning some interesting facts about how that is not a great approach. If you are not used to eating "survival foods", they can be a real shock to your system if you rapidly switch to a diet that consists of only food storage items. Times of emergency are challenging enough, it's not good to add…
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