As a Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) Chapter Leader, I am always seeking out recipes, information, and tips about traditional food. Real food, nourishing food, Weston A. Price inspired food – call it what you like, but everyday I am scouring the web for the best information from all the traditional food bloggers out there.
Traditional Food for Kids
Healing with Food (AIP & GAPS)
Section one looks at a variety of traditional, healthy living topics, section two focuses on recipes, and section three features our favorite Real Food Podcasts and Vloggers (video blogger). Enjoy!
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How We Selected the 2017 BITAN Winners
I am a huge fan of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF). Reading the Nourishing Traditions cookbook (in 2008) completely changed my beliefs about healthy eating. Now I feel healthier and more confident that I am providing the best sources of nutrition for my family. Check out my Nourishing Traditions book review.
In 2013 I became co-leader of my local WAPF chapter and Perfect Supplements’ has sponsored three Wise Traditions conferences.
I personally selected each of the bloggers on this list. They are passionate about the healing benefits of traditional foods, such as, healthy fats from pastured animals (butter, egg yolks), fermented foods, and bone broths. These bloggers tell good stories and prepare great recipes. They are dedicated to sharing the benefits of nourishing foods with you. Many have healed themselves and their family members with food. They often pursue advanced training in nutrition.
I checked that every blog is updated regularly, and found the best articles in a wide variety of topics (Google can’t do that!). All of our award winners support local, unprocessed, real food, just like me and you.
Without further ado, here are the 2017 BITAN Award Winners…
I. A variety of traditional, healthy living topics
From the Weston A. Price Foundation
Did you know that the Weston A Price Foundation has a new recipe of the week blog? They cover everything; entrees, desserts, appetizers and side dishes. Find unique recipes such as Cranberry Kombucha Jello, and their Green Goddess Dressing looks divine! With #WAPF inspired recipes every week @WestonAPrice wins best traditional food blogger award… Click To Tweet
Sarah Pope, author and member of the Board of the WAPF, blogs about traditional recipes, helpful shopping lists and How-To videos. Check out this informative article about The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten).With helpful how-to videos, @HealthyHomeEcon wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger… Click To Tweet
Sandrine Perez created this blog as an educational initiative of the Weston A Price Foundation. Here’s an article describing the “surprising” health benefits of eggs, butter, cholesterol, and more.Helping us nourish our children, #NourishingOurChildren wins award for Best… Click To Tweet
Wardee Harmon is “… the lead teacher for Traditional Cooking School, an online cooking school she created to honor her grandmother’s cooking traditions and preserve them for future generations …” This list of 34 Blended Soup Recipes looks very interesting! Preserving Traditional Cooking for Future Generations @TradCookSchool wins BITAN 2017 award via… Click To Tweet
Challenging Politically Correct Nutrition
Kristen Michaelis is an author, nutrition educator, and a rebel. Here’s a How to Make Butter Tutorial and guest post about the dangers of soy formula.Are you a healthy food rebel like @FoodRenegade? She won an award for Best Traditional… Click To Tweet
Kelly is an author, mentor, and WAPF local chapter leader. Here’s a wonderful article all about bone broth and gelatin, and another one about healing teeth naturally.'Busting politically correct nutrition', @KitchenKop wins award for Best Traditional Food… Click To Tweet
Vani Hari, The Food Babe, is on a mission to clean up America’s food supply. Join The Food Babe Army, vote with your dollars, and learn what’s really in America’s processed food. You can start by learning What’s In Your Starbucks Drink. Her mission? - Clean up our food industry @thefoodbabe wins best traditional food blogger 2017… Click To Tweet
Liz Reitzig, is a Farm Food Freedom spokesperson and promoter of “… producing our own food, supporting our farmers, and nourishing our families …” Passionate about Food Freedom, Liz writes beautifully about the empowering act of growing your own food in Mother’s Earth – Reflections. By Supporting #Homesteading and #FoodFreedom @NourishLiberty wins best traditional food blogger… Click To Tweet
Holistic Nutrition Practitioners
Emily is an acupuncturist, herbal medicine and nutrition practitioner. She wrote The Eczema Cure, how to heal eczema from the inside with real food. Read one of her eczema healing success stories.Combining holistic healing and motherhood, @holisticsquid wins award for Best Traditional Food… Click To Tweet
Kate is a registered nurse, holistic nutrition counselor, and real food lover. Check out her recipe for homemade onion soup mix (no MSG in this one)!Registered nurse and holistic nutritionist, @RealFoodRN wins award for Best Traditional Food… Click To Tweet
Catherine is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who is passionate about health education. Check out these two informative articles; 10 Things Healthy People Do Differently and Why Cancer Rates are Skyrocketing.With tons of helpful nutrition info, @ButterNutrition wins award for Best Traditional Food… Click To Tweet
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Lydia, is passionate about preparing food traditionally. Check out her Instant Pot Quinoa recipe. Lydia also coaches nutrition with hair tissue mineral analysis. Divine Health from the Inside Out, @divihealth wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger 2017 Click To Tweet
Joy McCarthy, is a best-selling author and Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Her blog is full of gorgeous photography, wonderful real food recipes, and some natural, healthy skin products. Here’s a helpful article about How to Stay Healthy While Traveling.Cert. Holistic Nutritionist & Author @joyoushealth is awarded top traditional food blogger… Click To Tweet
Real Food Mamas
Heather Dessinger improved her health with real food as described in the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook. A real DIY’er, check out her Fire Cider recipe for healing colds.Beloved mommy-blogger + talented story-teller, @mommypotamus wins Best Traditional Food Blogger… Click To Tweet
Katie, the “Wellness Mama”, is #JustAMom on a mission to help other families live more naturally through practical tips like the following, Coconut Oil Pulling Chews and How to Detox Your Armpits.Are you #JustaMom like @WellnessMama? She just won an award for Best Traditional Food Blogger… Click To Tweet
Meagan Visser is a registered nurse turned herbalist, and homeschooling mama of four boys. Her blog is loaded with unique herbal remedies and real food recipes. Find helpful recipes such as DIY Calm Cough Quickly Herbal Remedy and Electrolyte Drinks for Kids. With unique herbal remedies and real food recipes @GrowingUpHerbal wins BITAN2017 award via… Click To Tweet
Stephanie practices and preaches alternative health and wellness, and natural parenting. She appreciates the power of pure supplements and recommends Green Pastures Cod Liver Oil as her #1 Weight Loss Supplement. I just ordered her Freezer to Family Slow Cooker Cook Book.All about healing and motherhood, @MamaAndBabyLove wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger Click To Tweet
With her “hankering for chickens and Mason jar addiction”, Jill Winger shares helpful homestead information such as her popular Lemongrass: How to Grow it & Use It and this helpful article about 39 Ways to Make Money Homesteading.Teaching us how to 'return to our roots', @homesteader wins Best Traditional Food Blogger Award Click To Tweet
With beautiful photography, Shaye Elliot shares unique and practical information about homesteading life on her farm. Popular articles include How to Build a Green House, How to Butcher a Chicken, and How to Make Bacon.Gorgeous photography + farm animals, @theelliotthome wins Best Traditional Food Blogger Award Click To Tweet
DaNelle shares about urban farming, healthy living, and lots of helpful information about goats, including her Simple Guide to Raising Goats, How to Keep Raw Goat Milk Fresh, and goat cheese recipes.Urban farming and healing food, @WeedemandReap wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger 2017 Click To Tweet
Kris Bordessa is serious about homesteading and sustainability, particularly breaking down sustainability into small, attainable steps. You CAN grow your own food! Check out these two posts about easily incorporating growing fruit into your life, Growing Blueberries in Containers and Urban Fruit: Edible Landscaping. Breaking down sustainability into attainable steps @AttainSustain wins BITAN 2017 award… Click To Tweet
Healthy-Fat Fanatics and Coo-Coo for Coconut
Co-hosts, Kelly and Tamara, are passionate about healthy living and real food recipes, such as, spicy fermented pineapple and homemade taco seasoning.Simply real food and healthy living, @OhLardyCom wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger… Click To Tweet
Tiffany is coo-coo for coconut and all traditional, real foods. I will be downloading her free coconut flour recipe e-book; it can be so tricky to cook with coconut flour! Here’s another unique recipe for homemade cough drops.Free coconut flour recipe ebook at thecoconutmama.com, awarded Best Traditional Food Blogger Click To Tweet
Jessica shares her love of coconut oil with dozens of coconut articles about coconut health benefits, DIY coconut skin care, and nutritious coconut recipes. Coo-Coo for coconut like @DeliciousObsess? She just won a Best Traditional Food Blogger Award Click To Tweet
Real Food on a Budget
Stephanie shares healthy recipes and lots of Do-It-Yourself-Cheaper tips and natural cleaning suggestions. Check out her popular How to Preserve Anything and 70 Fast and Healthy Breakfast Ideas.Do-It-Yourself Diva, @KeeperHome wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger 2017 Click To Tweet
Katie focuses on real food recipes and natural, frugal living. Here are two of her popular real food posts, Why Buy a Whole Chicken and Real Food Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe.'Real Food Foodie', @kitchenstew wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger 2017 Click To Tweet
The subtitle says it all, “A real food journey … on a real budget.” Tiffany is serious about saving money. She feeds her family of four, real food, with a grocery budget of only $330 per month. She does this with meal plans and tons of DIY. Check out her popular homemade earthpaste toothpaste.'Real food on a real budget', @dontwastecrumbs wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger 2017 Click To Tweet
Lover of traditional food, due to sensitivities, Kimi Harris challenged herself to create gluten, dairy, and sometimes egg-free recipes … with the added challenge of creating those recipes inexpensively! Check out these money-saving recipes 50+ Ways to Save on a Healthy Diet and this helpful Tasty Vegetable Cooking Guide. 'Beautiful food made simple', @KimiHarris wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger 2017 Click To Tweet
II. Real Food Recipes
Naturally, you will see from a quick scan of the blogs listed above that ALL Weston A. Price (WAP) bloggers share great, real food recipes, because, WAP peeps understand “it’s all about the food!”
The blogs listed in this section are true foodie blogs, with 90% food-related posts, and some beautiful food photography. Enjoy!
Jenny is the author of the Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle. Popular recipes on this beautiful, traditional recipe blog include Peach Butter and Homemade Boullion: Portable Soup.Beautiful photography + traditional food, @JennyMcGruther wins Best Traditional Food Blogger… Click To Tweet
Kim shares her experience of “cooking all 773 of the recipes from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions cookbook”. Have you ever wondered why your Ferments are Too Salty? Love beets and want to try preparing Fermented Beet Kvass?Cooking Nourishing Traditions' recipes, @NourishingCook wins Best Traditional Food Blogger Award Click To Tweet
Craig Fear is a Nutritional Therapist who believes in, and teaches about, the healing properties of traditional foods, particularly bone broth! Check out his huge assortment of soups and broths, including his new Thai soup cookbook, and learn why you can’t get real broths and soups in supermarkets.Bone Broth and Soup Extraordinaire, @PVNutritherapy wins Best Traditional Food Blogger Award Click To Tweet
Elizabeth Walling shares practical advice on how to eat traditional food in a modern world. I love this post about Traditional Diets in Perspective –“Do what you can … And if someone tells you that you’re not doing enough, then ignore them.”This 100 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes is also intriguing! How to eat traditional food in a modern world Living The Nourished Life wins BITAN2017 award… Click To Tweet
Lindsey Dietz is an expert in low glycemic, natural, alternative sweeteners. You should check out all her low glycemic dessert recipes, including her DIY Low Glycemic, 1-1 Replacement for Sugar, her Real Food, Low Carb, Starbucks Unicorn Drink, and her Low Glycemic, No Sugar or Grains, Mocha Brownies!An expert in low glycemic recipes Lindsey from Today in Dietzville wins BITAN 2017 award via… Click To Tweet
Traditional Food for Kids
Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri is incredibly talented at creating real food recipes for the whole family. Her food photography is A-MAZ-ING. Vegetarian turned omnivore (like me); her introduction to the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook changed everything (me to)! Check out some of her recent recipes such as Real Food (Paleo) Pineapple Whip and 15 Minute Broccoli Cashew Chicken (it’ s quicker and tastier than take-out)! With beautiful real food recipes for the whole family @Recipes2Nourish wins BITAN 2017 award… Click To Tweet
Renee Kohley is passionate about raising the next generation with real, traditional, and nourishing food –woot! Let’s do this! Starting with fermented veggies and beverage recipes the kids will enjoy such as, Fermented Carrots for Kids and Fermented Cranberry Soda.Passionate about the health of our children and our future @reneekohley wins BITAN 2017 award… Click To Tweet
The subtitle says it all, “Allergen Friendly Real Food Kids Love”. Are you struggling with various food allergies in your family? Then this is the blog for you! Mary Voogt, mother of three, shares her experience and recipes, particularly for kids with food allergies and sensitivities. Allergies may be why your child won’t eat anything. Mary can help! Check out these Zucchini Egg Muffins and how about Three Weeks of Real Food Allergen Free School Lunches.With Allergen Friendly Real Food recipes Kids Love Just Take a Bite wins BITAN 2017 Award! via… Click To Tweet
Ursula Herrera is on a mission to make real food recipes that are easy enough for anyone and appealing to all ages –thanks for that! Here’s some helpful information about a Detox Bath to Kick Colds Fast and check out 15 I Didn’t Know I Could Make That with Cauliflower Recipes. With Fun Real Food Recipes and More Ursula Herrera wins best traditional food blogger 2017 via… Click To Tweet
Healing with Food (AIP/GAPS)
Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) are two diets used by people who need more than a traditional, real food diet, they need some deeper healing from their food. You can read more about these protocols at Healing Diets
Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractor, Dr. Jill combines a love of traditional foods with healing diets such as AIP and GAPS. Her health and nutrition blog includes lots of healing recipes such as Grain Free Breakfast Oatmeal and Smashed Parsnips.Foraging for Real Food Resources? Check out @realfoodforager, winner of Best Traditional Food… Click To Tweet
Amanda Torres is a neuroscientist whose health crashed when she was 24. She used Paleo, AIP, and functional medicine to restore herself back to health. She shares her experience, scientific research, and amazing recipes on her blog. Amanda’s current focus is on traditional Latin American Paleo Recipes, with her print cook book coming out August 2017 – I can’t wait! Check out this Paleo AIP Churros Recipe on her blog. Paleo/AIP recipes & holistic healing tips @curious_coconut wins best traditional food… Click To Tweet
Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt share their experience with healing AIP with a variety of resources including authoring multiple books and sharing info and recipes on their blog. This article, 9 AIP Hacks to Save Time, is loaded with tons of helpful information and recipes. And here’s another helpful article, 6 AIP Alternatives to Coffee.Sharing their AIP healing journey @autoimmunepaleo wins best traditional food blogger 2017 via… Click To Tweet
Cara Comini became an expert on the GAPS Diet, using the protocol for three years, when her daughter was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. Her blog includes a wealth of helpful information including this wonderful Overview of the GAPS Diet, Grain-Free Meal Plans and tons of GAPS Recipes!With a wealth of GAPS recipes and diet information @HealthHomeHappy wins BITAN 2017 Award… Click To Tweet
Raia’s blog is fun to read … she has a wonderful sense of humor and lightness. All of her recipes are gluten-free, most of them are also refined-sugar-free, dairy-free and egg-free, due to food-sensitivities that were cured with the GAPS diet. She offers a wealth of information about the GAPS diet. Here are two of her recent unique and very healthy recipes, Easy Coconut Flour Brownies and Kombucha Lemon Gummies.Wonderful Gluten Free and GAPS recipes @RaiasRecipes wins best traditional food blogger 2017… Click To Tweet
Jaclyn uses a combination of Paleo and GAPS Diet to heal herself and her family of various symptoms, including ADHD and migraines. This article includes great resources and Lots of GAPS Recipes. Also check out Easy-Peasy Paleo (Grain-Free) Tortillas.Healing herself and family with food @jaclyn_harwell wins best traditional food blogger 2017… Click To Tweet
Megan Stevens is an expert in food, particularly traditional, healing foods recommended by WAPF and GAPS. However, she doesn’t want you to feel deprived while you heal! You might want to check out her Grain-Free, Sugar Free and Loving It Cookbook. Here is an informative article about Varying Probiotic Strains for Gut Healing. Eat Beautiful wins best traditional food blogger 2017 via @PerfectSpplmnts Click To Tweet
These food bloggers understand the benefits of traditional, whole foods, however, grain sensitivities led them to remove grains from their diet.
Carrie is passionate about real food because of its healing properties. Read about how she cured her debilitating diseases with food. Here is another very interesting article about the connection between Food Dyes and Mental Health, particularly in children.Healing foods + beautiful photography, @CarrieVitt wins Best Traditional Food Blogger Award Click To Tweet
Lauren’s blog features delicious recipes with gorgeous food photography, and she is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She understands the healing power of food because she cured her own acute colitis with real food and the removal of grains. Check out Why I’ll Never Be Vegan and 10 Ways to Make a Hamburger without Bread.'Real food saved her life', @EmpoweredFood wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger Click To Tweet
Kelly also cured her own chronic inflammatory disease (cystitis) with the healing power of real food! (Are you starting to see a trend here?) Have you tried Dairy-Free Coconut Whipped Cream?Delicious Grain-Free recipes, @NourishingHome wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger Click To Tweet
WAPF Meets Paleo
These bloggers appreciate the wisdom of traditional food combined with the Paleo lifestyle.
Sebastien and his team are on a mission to help people improve their health with simple diet and lifestyle changes. This interesting article compares traditional diet recommendations with Paleo. Here’s a sample from their great recipes, Cauliflower Chowder.Curing modern health problems with real food, @PaleoLeap wins award for Best Traditional Food… Click To Tweet
Nutrition Consultant and Personal Trainer, Caitlin focuses on healthy living with Paleo recipes, such as, Chicken & Broccoli Casserole, and Easy Paleo Meatball Minestrone Soup.Personal Trainer + Nutrition Consultant, @grassfedgirlnc wins award for Best Traditional Food… Click To Tweet
Holistic Health Coach, Dani is on a mission to help people transform their lives with step-by-step programs and personal consultations. Check out The Healthiest Shot and Got Anxiety? Mineral Deficiency?
Get off the diet rollercoaster with @AncestralNut, winner of Traditional Food Blogger Award Click To Tweet
Marjorie Saveski healed adrenal fatigue with the principles outlined in Nourishing Traditions and The Primal Blueprint. Her blog is loaded with real food, gluten-free recipes such as Gingerbread Cupcakes and Paleo Graham Crackers – You’re welcome 😉 Living a Happy, Healthful, Whole Food Life Marjorie Saveski wins best traditional food blogger… Click To Tweet
III. Real Food Podcasts and Video Blogger
Do you appreciate learning new things while driving, exercising, or doing chores around the house? I do! I subscribe to several health-related podcasts; here are two that focus on real food.
Liz has a wonderful blog, not one but, two podcasts, and her blog includes several video posts as well (truly multi-media). She appreciates the benefits of combining Paleo and Weston A. Price principles, particularly for fertility and child development. This article serves as a directory of her WAPF posts and resources.'Natural fertility + happy skin', @RealFoodLiz wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger 2017 Click To Tweet
Last (but certainly not least!) I am happy to share Genevieve (aka Mama Natural) as our favorite real food vlogger (video blogger). Funny and informative, you will want to check out her Sh*t Crunchy Mamas Say videos, and this one she created during her visit to an International Wise Traditions Conference. Conscious parenting + funny videos, @MamaNatural wins award for Best Traditional Food Blogger… Click To Tweet