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2018 Rockford Real Food Revolution Week 11 -- Real Food Spring Cleaning

The first rule of every plan to eat healthier is this:  set yourself up for success.

What exactly do I mean by this?  All of the kitchen adjustments listed below are for creating the "ideal" environment for eating real, unprocessed food.  It helps to surround yourself with the ingredients you need to cook healthy meals.  But often, the downfall of well intentioned changes is that people try to make HUGE changes to EVERYTHING and find themselves overwhelmed.  

Read through the ideas, choose 1 or 2 that seem like simple, sustainable changes.  Keep it simple!

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Rebecca's Real Food Peanut Butter Cups

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Rebecca's Real Food Peanut Butter Cups

The thing I missed most while trying to eat real food was peanut butter cups...I started playing with the recipe, and now I think I've perfected it. The finished product is a peanut butter cup with a dense, comforting filling in a low-glycemic chocolate. It's a fast and easy thing to make, and I can grab one any time I need a quick snack.

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Whole Grains Boring? Never!

Whole Grain doesn't have to mean crunchy rice and stale, chewy bread. I mean, whole grain bread can be delicious, as I'm sure you've discovered by now, but it's not all there is. Here are some grains and grain-like seeds that could make eating whole foods a lot more interesting:

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Rockford Real Food Revolution Week 3:  Switch to whole grains!

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Rockford Real Food Revolution Week 3: Switch to whole grains!

According to the Whole Grain Council, there are many benefits to including whole grains in your diet.  

“Eating the whole grain gives your body extra antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, all of which are essential to good health. Adding whole grains to your diet can significantly lower your risk of chronic diseases..."

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