This new year, we are all about bringing you healthy ways of eating.
Making food yourself at home, rather than buying from a grocery store (minus a few exceptions), is the healthiest option for you and your family; you know every ingredient that’s in your creation without raising an eyebrow at a nutrition/ingredient label.
Stocking your pantry with healthy, homemade goods is not only beneficial for your family, but it makes for a great hobby. With each new homemade dish or item, you learn something you didn’t know, and get to experience a more hands-on approach with what you are eating. And what’s more satisfying than creating (and loving) food from your own kitchen?
SHIFT’s Locavore Pantry demonstrated just that, how to stock your pantry with healthy, homemade recipes. Mother Nature Nutrition shared recipes for yogurt, kefir, and paneer.
There are plenty of other homemade goodies to stock your pantry: canning jams and jellies, pickling, making homemade condiments; the options are endless.
Thanks to Mother Nature Nutrition, a local health consultant, I discovered you can also create your own dairy products at home. I never really thought about making dairy products myself; I try to limit dairy, but if and when I do buy it, I always buy the healthiest kind I can find. But, now I am happy to share that homemade yogurt is possible. This dairy product, when purchased at a grocery store, can often be full of sugar and lacking the appropriate bacteria for gut health (it’s common goal); however, when making this yogurt recipeat home, you control the process, therefore controlling just how healthy it is.
Here is how you can make yogurt at home.
*Mother Nature Nutrition specializes in nutritional consulting, group classes, grocery store tours, detox support and cooking demonstrations. Check out her website to learn more.