Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

Herbal tea is a nutritious drink with many health benefits. It’s also available in different flavor combinations that suit your taste and the benefits that you are after. But did you know that commercially prepared herbal tea blends also produce a lot of plastic waste? If you want to enjoy a plastic-free cup of tea, learn how … Continue reading Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

Homesteading hacks: 8 Non-toxic cleaners made with natural ingredients

Potentially dangerous chemicals can be found in virtually every home in the form of household cleaners. These products contain chemicals, such as ammonia and sulfuric acid, that have been linked to a wide range of serious health problems, from brain damage to cancer. Although commercial household cleaners are effective, they simply pose too huge a risk … Continue reading Homesteading hacks: 8 Non-toxic cleaners made with natural ingredients

Prepper recipes: How to make survival energy bars

Before SHTF, preppers know that they need to stock up on survival rations so they can keep their energy up when disaster strikes. But not all energy bars are good for you, especially if they’re full of added sugar and harmful chemicals like high-fructose corn syrup. Below are recipes you can try if you want … Continue reading Prepper recipes: How to make survival energy bars

Forager favorites: How to make dandelion tea, salad and jelly

To a non-prepper, dandelions are weeds that should be destroyed. However, preppers know that dandelions can be used to make tasty and nutritious beverages and dishes. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com) The entire dandelion plant is edible, from its bright flowers to its roots. You can harvest dandelions in early spring or late fall. Only harvest dandelions from areas that … Continue reading Forager favorites: How to make dandelion tea, salad and jelly

Not just a weed: 5 Ways to use dandelions in your kitchen

Dandelions will pop up just about anywhere, from the side of the road to the middle of your lawn. But don’t get rid of this flowering plant, even though it’s usually considered a pesky weed. Learn how to make soothing dandelion tea or salad using dandelion flowers and leaves. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) Health benefits of dandelions … Continue reading Not just a weed: 5 Ways to use dandelions in your kitchen

Prepper food supply: How to make Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs)

The military gives service members portable meals called “Meals, Ready-to-Eat” (MREs), which are self-contained field rations in lightweight packaging. But MREs are sometimes hard to come by, and it can be expensive to purchase them if you have a large survival group. To save some money, you can prep DIY MREs using ingredients you already … Continue reading Prepper food supply: How to make Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs)

Food supply 101: How to make healthy dried banana chips

Banana chips are a sweet and tasty snack, but store-bought variants may contain too much sugar or other ingredients and harmful preservatives. To ensure that your banana chips are tasty and good for you, try making dried banana chips at home using the simple recipe detailed below. You can also try making savory or spicy banana chips … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to make healthy dried banana chips

Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

Sugary drinks have become a standard part of the diet of many Americans. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2011 and 2014, six in 10 American youth and five in 10 American adults drank a sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day. Unfortunately, studies have linked the frequent consumption of sweetened beverages to serious conditions like … Continue reading Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

5 Pioneer recipes that will keep your belly full when SHTF

Pioneers were terrific survival role-models. Faced with an unfamiliar land, they were able to make do with their limited supplies and learn the basics of survival cooking on their own. So when it comes to filling foods that last, who better to turn to than pioneers? Check out the following pioneer recipes that are perfect for SHTF: (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Native American fry bread This … Continue reading 5 Pioneer recipes that will keep your belly full when SHTF

Shirataki noodles, a low-carb and low-GI superfood perfect for vegans

Noodles and pasta are filling, but eating them too frequently may be bad for your health, especially if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. If you love regular noodles but want to use a healthier ingredient, try cooking with shirataki noodles, a low-carb superfood. Shirataki noodles, a low-carb superfood Shirataki noodles are becoming more popular both … Continue reading Shirataki noodles, a low-carb and low-GI superfood perfect for vegans