When the kids were little, we made butter by shaking the cream in a jar for forever. It was hard work, but so much fun at the same time. And we used to make our own bread. Now, I make my own yogurt. And I started to make cheese. And vanilla. And we hardly ever buy spaghetti sauce; it tastes so much better homemade. Actually, we buy very few products that aren’t just the thing itself. Mixes don’t really have a place in my house. I even started to make my own laundry soap and shampoo. And I love it!
All of that to say that there is a lot to be said about homemade. It’s empowering somehow. Feels like I am taking my life into my own hands, away from the manufacturers that seek to fill me with inexpensive, fattening, bad-for-you junk. Makes me feel more in control. Capable. Productive. Self-sufficient. Even creative.
And it makes me feel like I am participating in the world in a positive way. And alive. And that is healthy all the way.
So, I’d love to hear from you. Are you taking small or giant steps towards more control in what you eat and your home environment Do you have wonderful homemade recipes to share with us from cleaning products to food items? Barb’s Fit U Community could become a cool source of information for all of us if we let it!