Some of these I would consider “Healthy” and some I would not. Some are in between, depending on your definition. “Healthy” means lots of things to lots of people. Low fat? Low sodium? Low carbohydrates? Whole grains and whole foods? Minimally/Un Processed ? 100 calories or less per serving? No preservatives? Homemade? Home grown? Balanced? Gluten free? Lactose free? Soy free? Corn free? Organic? Grass Fed/Pasture raised? Free range? Heirloom/Heritage? No refined sugar? No corn syrup? Non-GMO? Better for me than… (a candy bar, a cookie, a TV dinner, a ???)
I think it’s important to make sure your family is willing to work within the definitions of healthy you’re trying.
I’m usually trying to find a balance between home made, more whole foods, cost effective, quick/convenient, and what my family will eat/enjoy.
This may contain: Quick skillet dinners, Make ahead meals, home made mixes and convenience items, treats, and maybe some non-food recipes, too.
Links to my canning/food preservation type posts:
Low Sugar more flavor filled jam with pomona’s pectin (no recipe exactly, but a review and info on using the product)
*If you’re new to canning or just looking for an up-to-date official free canning guide, You can download a PDF of the USDA “Complete Guide to Home Canning” from their website at http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html. It is broken down into 7 guides- principles, fruits, tomatoes, vegetables, meats, pickled and fermented foods, and jams and jellies, as well as an introductory portion. There’s also a lot of useful info, including tested recipes at Pickyourown.org. Check your methods and recipes to make sure you’re canning safely!
Some home butchering/processing recipes:
Some freeze-able dishes:
This page has the following sub pages.
- Homemade popsicles
- Apple Enchiladas
- Calzones/ Stromboli
- No cook noodle lasagna
- Easy Chicken Divine
- Stuffed Shells (for 20 pans)
- Seasoned Rice and grains mix
- Strawberry Jam- beginners guide for making and canning, and recipe
- Honey Chip Granola Bars
- Basic Cheese ball (customize-able)
- Peanut butter fruit dip