A Grace Filled Approach to Healthy Living | myhumblekitchen.com

Hey friends! Well, today is the last and final day that you can purchase the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle. I know the times goes by fast, doesn’t it?

As a reminder, for the ridiculously low price of just $29.97 (for the PDF version) or $39.97 (for the eReader version), you can get access to a carefully curated collection of eBooks and eCourses with a total combined value of $1,030.

This bundle contains a wealth of information from the very finest healthy living writers out there and also included in this bundle are FREE products from healthy living companies with a value of over $200! Also, as an EXCLUSIVE bonus from My Humble Kitchen, if you purchase the ultimate healthy living bundle today, through my website, I’m going to throw in a free 3 month subscription to my menu plan valued at $24.99! Since this is an EXCLUSIVE bonus for the My Humble Kitchen community, you must email me your receipt after you make a purchase through one of my links to diana@myhumblekitchen.com.

Click here for more info or to buy now.

A Grace Filled Approach to Healthy Living

A Grace Filled Approach to Healthy Living | myhumblekitchen.com

Last evening I was able to host an amazing facebook party on the 25 Day Grace Filled Journey to Real Food facebook group. It was a BLAST! There were a lot of items being given away and fun being had by all; however, one of the things I found out about the bundle is that many of you were feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the content.

Today, I wanted to share with you a grace filled approach to healthy living! A step-by-step approach to doing what’s best for your family.

First of all, I really think it’s neat what Ultimate Bundles team has put together for all of you that do end up purchasing a bundle. Check out the image above. That’s the getting started section of your download portal on the ultimate bundles website. It contains a video and various pdf’s to cater to where you are at on your healthy living journey. The guide is fantastic and does a wonderful job of making sure you do not get overwhelmed with all of the content available.

Second, I want to encourage you to not look and think about reading all of the eBooks right away. Instead, look at all of the topics included in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundles and decide which 2-3 areas you would like to focus on. Then, find one book in each of those topics, and read them, digest them, work from them. For me, this wouldn’t happen in a week but would probably take me a month or two to really work from. Take the time to truly grasp the information before moving onto more books and more topics. I feel that if you work in this way, you won’t be overwhelmed and in just a couple months you’ll have furthered your own healthy living journey in a positive way.

Here’s my plan of attack. I personally want to increase my knowledge in…

That’s it. That’s all I’m going to focus on. If I can come out of this winter knowing much more about herbal remedies, essential oils, and how to build my soil for next spring…I’ll be one happy mama. The rest of the eBooks and eCourses, I’ll download and set aside for when I have time. Usually in the depth of winter, I find more reading time ;)

That’s my grace filled approach to healthy living. One step at a time!

So, don’t look at the bundle and get overwhelmed but know that you’ll find such a wealth of information that you’ll be able to use for many years to come!

Remember, today is your final day to order this amazing healthy living library at such an amazing price!!

Click here for more info or to buy now.

Remember, this bundle only available until  11:59 p.m. (EST) tonight, September 15th!!

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

Drink This To Calm Your Anxiety Quickly and Naturally | myhumblekitchen.com

Late last evening, after having spent a long day with the children, I could start to sense that my chest was starting to feel heavy. I wanted to start reaching for deep breaths, but reminded myself that I am okay, that I need not fear, and that after just a couple more songs and prayers I would have my own time of rest.

This is my daily battle. I’ve finally come to acknowledge that I have an anxiety disorder.

It’s hard to write that. It’s hard to admit that. I honestly don’t know how it started and at the same time I do. I wrote about my first anxiety attack here, over a year ago. Since that day, the anxiety within me has been like a rolling wave, making its way over an endless ocean.

Sometimes I feel like I’ve swam through the current making my way to the top of it… and feel, at peace. Then, somehow the rain pounds on me, from above, and I come crashing down, drowning, left without breath.

This cycle has ensued for the better part of a year. Up and down, up and down, up and down. I’ve visited the emergency room 2 times over the past year, thinking that there had to be something physically wrong with me. I’ve had physical symptoms from breathlessness, sharp pains in my back, chest, arms, jaw, and dizziness. I’ve had tingling sensations in my head, hands and fingers. You name it, I’ve had it.

I just couldn’t believe that these symptoms could have been caused by my anxiety. I wouldn’t accept that. To me, in my mind, it had to be something else. A heart attack…cancer. After about the first 8 months of having my first anxiety attack, I started slipping into a depression and didn’t realize it.

I woke up looking forward to go back to bed. For me, it was the only time of day that I could rest. In my sleep, I didn’t feel any symptoms and I could breathe normally, without thinking about it. I wasn’t having anxiety attacks every day, it was just the dreaded symptoms of my anxiety that kept my mind thinking all day long what could possibly be wrong with me.

I know this sounds completely crazy for those of you that have never suffered from something like this, but for me, it was very real.

Praise God, I have two amazing sisters in my life. They are both social workers, and one of my sisters was working towards a masters in therapy. They have dealt with a lot of mental disorders. Yeah, crazy I’m even writing that. One day my sister was facetiming me from California. She could see my eyes glassed over, that my thoughts weren’t on our conversation but on me. I think it was at this time, she went into therapy mode. I didn’t realize what she was doing but in our talk, I finally broke down and told her that I could not deal with this on my own anymore. With tears streaming down my face, I felt the tension just release from my soul.

For the first time in a long time, I felt better in finally acknowledging that I needed help.

It has since been 7 months since that talk with my sister and I’m by no means, “cured.” I am getting through my days though, joyfully. I can honestly say that it’s only been since the last couple of months that I’ve felt the best that I have in a long time.

This anxiety thing is so complicated. There’s so much to it and it effects people in so many different ways. For me, I’ve finally had to get it through my head that I suffer anxiety and had to realize that when I start feeling certain symptoms, that that’s all that it is. My bodies nervous system is off and I’m very sensitive to any slight sensation that runs through my body.

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Good Morning, Friends!

Today is the day! The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is live and I couldn’t be more proud to be an author in this years sale! As usual, the ultimate bundles team outdid themselves once again. Seriously, if you’ve ever needed help to jumpstart your life to healthy living, this is the bundle to own!

After today’s introductory post, I’m going to highlight a few of my favorite resources included; however, before I get to that later this week, I do want you to notice the eBooks and eCourse included on essential oils. I know with the outbreak of the enterovirus e68, many people are trying to be proactive by adhering to a strict diet of real food including probiotics, cod liver oil, and then by using essential oils to ward off this nasty virus. But where do you start with essential oils, right?

Take heed, this sale includes…

  1. Essentials of Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils for Beginners by Rachel Ramey
  2. An Essential Oils and Natural Health eCourse by Vintage Remedies

These two resources will help you on your way to using essential oils for health. I can’t wait to dig into both of them myself.

As usual, if you purchase a bundle through my link I will also offer you an exclusive deal of my own!!

EXCLUSIVE 3 Month Menu Plan Subscription… FREE!

Special to the My Humble Kitchen community, if you purchase the ultimate homemaking bundle this week, through my website, I’m going to throw in a free 3 month subscription to my menu plan valued at $24.99!  Since this is an EXCLUSIVE bonus for the My Humble Kitchen community, you must email me your receipt after you make a purchase through one of my links to diana@myhumblekitchen.com.

Now, let’s learn a bit about the bundle, shall we?!

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3 Ways to Make Extra Virgin Olive Oil Affordable | myhumblekitchen.com

I’m very happy to let you all know that Jovial Foods has once again partnered with My Humble Kitchen! Check out their new website and don’t forget to checkout their online store while you’re there! They’re once again offering My Humble Kitchen readers a coupon code for 10% off PLUS FREE shipping! Use the coupon code HumbleK today!

In My Humble Kitchen, I use a lot of olive oil. I know there’s a lot of misinformation regarding the use of olive oil. Some believe its smoke point is much too low to cook with. The smoke point is the temperature at which the oil begins to release gaseous vapor that is visible to the eye. When this occurs, the decomposition of the oil begins to take place, turning rancid. It effects the flavor, nutrition, and even generates harmful cancer causing compounds that are harmful to your health.

As I explained in a post I wrote called, How to Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil the Right Way, my family has cooked with olive oil for generations. In the post I share a video where I test the temperature of olive oil as I lightly fried some french fries and eggs. In it, it shows that using extra virgin olive oil to lightly fry foods and saute is absolutely fine as long as you gently heat up your oil, the traditional way. It received a lot of attention and helped people learn how to safely cook with olive oil without ever reaching its smoke point.

As most of my recipes call for extra virgin olive oil, one of the biggest concerns I’ve received from people is that extra virgin olive oil can be pretty pricey.They’ve asked me how I afford to use it in so much of my cooking. It definitely is more expensive than vegetable oils; however, its nutritional content makes it a far superior choice for one’s health rather than using vegetable oils filled with high amounts of omega 6 fatty acids, chemicals, and additives. (If you’re interested in learning more about healthy cooking oils, please subscribe to my FREE grace filled journey to real food by clicking here.)

Although more expensive, there are a few tricks that I do in my home to keep the price of olive oil more economical.

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Okay friends, I feel bad. I’ve been sitting on this information for a couple weeks now and am just now getting around to sharing it with you.

Well… in case you haven’t heard, The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is going to be released soon. Like, this coming Wednesday! As all ultimate bundle sales go, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase it for one week only!

Here’s the good news! This year, there is a new promotion. It’s called the Refer-A-Friend and you can take part until the sale goes live on Wednesday!

That’s right. Here’s the deal, you, the reader, can refer friends for rewards. Here’s How it Works!



  1. Sign up here with your email, and you’ll get a referral code.
  2. Share the referral code with your friends and family, via email on Facebook and other social media.
  3. 1 sign up = a $5 discount for you (which is great. This bundle is simply amazing!)
    5 sign ups = free access to Coffee Table Conversations (12 healthy living webinars with popular bloggers)
    10 sign ups = your bundle is FREE!

Seriously, it couldn’t be any easier than that! For each friend that signs up, not to purchase the bundle, but just to get a reminder about the bundle, you’ll receive rewards!

All I can say is that Ultimate Bundles did it again! This years Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is simply amazing. You can check out the eBooks, eCourses, and free products that are included by clicking here. All I can say is that I’m humbled to be among some of these authors of some of the best blogs on the internet. When you see the list of eBooks included, your jaw is going to drop! Seriously, the books included are going to be a great addition to your eBook library.

Remember, Get 10 people to sign up via your referral code and you get the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle for FREE!

I’m thrilled to be an author in this years bundle sale. You’ll find my Nourishing Cookies for a Healthy Holiday included.

The sale starts this Wednesday so before then, go ahead and start referring-your-friends! You’re not going to want to miss this bundle!

Eggplant Salad with Meatballs

This post is specifically for my friends at Wellmark. A few years ago, when I was teaching interactive media at a local community college, I was able to teach Wellmark’s graphic designers a bit about the web – how to code, read html, all that fun stuff. Wellmark’s designers were all woman at the time, so it was so much fun being able to teach them code and form friendships as well. I looked forward to my evenings with these ladies. Let me tell ya, after spending all day with toddlers at home, gabbing with these ladies made my nights enjoyable.

Recently, Wellmark contacted me to share a healthy recipe to commemorate their 75th Anniversary. Of course I agreed, especially after seeing the recipe I would be able to share with all of you. 

Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to share a bit about Wellmark’s 75th anniversary campaign. It’s called 75 Days. 75 Ways. Along with the anniversary celebration, Wellmark will be giving away $75,000 in grants to qualifying 501c3 and 501c4 nonprofit organizations who promote health and wellness. I feel this is a great cause, especially that it’s going to be giving 10 local non profit organizations $7,500 each. Locally, we have many great people doing hard work to spread the message of good food and good health. There have already been a great number of organizations that have entered and now I’d like to ask you to help us vote for your favorite!

Click here to check out all of the nominated organizations and vote for the project you deem most worthy and best represents healthy and active behaviors.

Now, let’s get to that recipe.

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