Self-Care + Physical

Shred the Excuses: Why Caregivers Need to Focus on Self-care

Today’s Self-Care Sunday features author and caregiver Karen Sebastian. She tackles the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves physically and shredding the excuses. How then do you gain the essence of wisdom? You cross the threshold of true knowledge when you live in obedient devotion to God. Stubborn know-it-alls will never stop to do this, for they scorn true wisdom and knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 TPT Why Caregivers Don’t Take Care of Themselves You’ve heard the lectures and the logic…

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Celebrate with Whole-Wheat Brownies!

Whole-wheat brownies are the perfect place to hide whole-wheat flour and healthier choices. Whole-Wheat Brownies Ever since Pedro’s cancer recovery, we’ve tried to bake healthier and eat more whole-grain products. Whatever you do, don’t try to quit white flour cold-turkey, trust me, your family won’t appreciate it. Over time, you can add less white flour and more whole-wheat flour. It took us about two years to make the change. The type of whole-wheat flour you use makes a big difference.…

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Looking for a Spicy Vegetarian Burger? Try this Taco Burger!

Craving a spicy taco burger? Be bold and give this vegetarian burger recipe a whirl! Spicy Vegetarian Burger Recipe Saves Money I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the usual burger offerings at restaurants or from the frozen food section. Not to mention that prepared fake meats get pricey. I have nothing to compare it to, I guess, since I don’t buy real meat, but paying $1.25 a burger seems a little steep. For about $4.00 (and…

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pozole or posole

This Vegetarian Pozole Recipe will Serve an Entire Fiesta

You can serve this vegetarian pozole to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free friends, and meatatarians alike. Everyone will love it. The recipe will feed a small crowd, too! Pozole or Posole? First of all, let’s get the spelling correct. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word origin is the Nahuatle word for ‘boil,’ and it’s written ‘pozolli’ with a root word of ‘pozon.’ I’m not an etymologist, but I did major in Spanish in college and I may be able to shed…

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faux meat

Instant Pot Vegan Chili con Carne Recipe Uses Faux Meat

If you’d like to cut down on the amount of red meat in your life, you could consider faux meat. I’ll explain what it is AND give you a tasty vegan chili con carne recipe that looks like the real deal. #recipe #vegan #meatlessmonday

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Don’t Let the Words Healthy Pumpkin Scones Scare You!

Don’t let the words ‘Healthy Pumpkin Scones’ scare you! These scones have all sorts of good things, like maple chips and maple glaze and fewer calories than one you could buy at Starbucks (no disrespect to Starbucks). Nothing’s Better than Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze! I have this habit of going to restaurants or coffee shops, purchasing something, and then thinking, “I bet I could make this healthier!” Even before restaurants started posting the calorie count of their menu items.…

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Make These Unforgettable Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Who knew eating veggies for breakfast could taste so yummy? You’ll know they’re healthy and full of good-for-you things, but you don’t have to tell your family that they’re healthy whole-wheat waffles! Just tell them they’re pumpkin spice waffles. Pumpkin Spice Waffles My husband has acted as breakfast chef around our house for the past twenty years (I act as the supper chef). Occasionally I’ll get the itch to experiment on a Sunday morning, and this pumpkin spice waffle recipe…

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Make the Best Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough Today!

Making healthier pizza starts with a whole grain pizza crust. A little vital wheat gluten makes this the best whole-wheat pizza dough, hands down. The Best Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough “I offered to take another staff member’s cafeteria duty for supper,” I told my house guest. “When the other kids get home, could you tell them about the pizza options?” “Sure,” she answered. I pointed to the first pizza, “That’s a weird Mexican pizza with beans, and cheese, and enchilada sauce…

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This Hearty Vegetarian Tortellini Soup will Please Everyone

Try this simple vegetable soup recipe that’s twice as nice because you can serve it with our without the tortellini! A win-win situation for mixed company (vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, and meatatarians). Vegetarian Tortellini Soup I can’t remember where the idea for this simple vegetable soup came from. Probably from the bulk food aisle at a WinCo store as I tried to think of what to do with tortellini. After all, when a store sells it in bulk, it costs a…

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