I am a huge fan of making things yourself at home when you can. Its not realistic to expect to be able to make everything from scratch…you would never have time to do anything else! Making one or two things at home is a great place to start, and will give you some confidence that you can be a crunchy mama! Some super easy things to start with are granola, popsicles, and salad dressing.
When you make things from scratch, you know exactly what you’re eating. There are no hidden ingredients, preservatives, or toxins. Processed foods are filled with toxins that can are linked to adhd, ulcers, weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and several types of cancer. Those are things I want to avoid for myself and my family, so I make a conscious effort to feed my family healthy, whole, organic foods.
Salad dressings you buy at the store are normally filled with extra sugar, high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, and more unwanted ingredients.
Sodium benzoate is a commonly added to salad dressings and other condiments as a preservative. In several studies, sodium benzoate has been linked to increased rates of ADHD.
Removing all processed foods from your diet is unrealistic, but you can make small, healthy changes every day!
I know that sometimes processed salad dressings may seem convenient, but my honey balsamic dressing takes just minutes to throw together and tastes amaaaaazing.
You can also save money making things at home! For this salad dressing, I always have these ingredients on hand, so I don’t have to spend any extra money.
This is by far my favorite salad dressing. I actually crave salads with this dressing. (Like your mouth watering kind of craving)
This dressing has local raw honey, and raw garlic. Both are AMAZING for your health!
All you do, is add the following ingredients together in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake! This recipe makes about 6 servings.
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons local honey
- 2 teaspoons mustard (dijon or grey pupon)
- 1 clove of garlic- crushed
- Pinch of salt and pepper
Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake until combined, and enjoy!!
Please let me know if you make this dressing and what you think of it!