Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family

Kids Avocado Super Soy Pudding

Here is my CharLee son making the Avocado pudding with Grandma Essa:)

Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen

So here is a list of the produce you want to try to keep Organic and the produce it might not matter as you can keep the extra in your pocket:)Just wash them well:)

The fruits and vegetables on “The Dirty Dozen” list, when conventionally grown, tested positive for at least 47 different chemicals, with some testing positive for as many as 67. For produce on the “dirty” list, you should definitely go organic — unless you relish the idea of consuming a chemical cocktail. “The Dirty Dozen” list includes:

domestic blueberries
sweet bell peppers
spinach, kale and collard greens
imported grapes
All the produce on “The Clean 15” bore little to no traces of pesticides, and is safe to consume in non-organic form. This list includes:

sweet corn
sweet peas
kiwi fruit
sweet potatoes
sweet onions

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Have a Happy Healthy Christmas,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Beans and Greens

This recipe comes from way back when I worked at Fresh Food Junkies at the Orem Good Earth

Beans and Greens

-2 C of Wild rice cooked (I like to do 1/2 brown 1/2 purple)cook 2C water/1 C rice
-1 C favorite beans (garbanzo, white, navy, black eyed,edemamas)
-oils, lime and real salt
-bunch Org Cilantro

*Mix beans with rice mixture, drizzle good oils(olive,avocado,omegas,grape seed, you choose), real salt and fresh lime juice to taste. With kitchen shears cut up 1 bunch of cilantro into rice bean mixture.

Top rice bean mixture with the following:

-Sliced red onion
-Diced Org bell peppers all colors
-Diced Org celery
-Org fresh peas
-Org Spinach
-Org diced sweet small tomatoes
-Sliced Almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds,hemp seeds, (opt) fruit juice cranberries(Good Earth bulk)
-Organic Salsa
-Top with coconut creme dollop and Spice Hunter Zip to taste

Basically just mix all together and Enjoy! I serve it as a buffet style meal.

Whats for Dinner?

Shopping it is...


-1 pkg Avocados
-small oranges
-Org Spinach tub
-Org Mixed Greens tub
-bag of brussels
-bag of broccoli (not organic but it is on the clean 15 list so we do it to cut cost occasionally:)
-bag 3 english cucumbers and bag of small cucumbers for kids snacks

-Bag of mixed frozen berries (for kids snacks,shakes,cereal etc...)
-Squaw bread for hubby:)good simple ingredients
-Ancient Grains Org cereal
-Bag of pistachios (half for us and half to make neighbor gifts:)
-butternut squash pastas my 10 year pleaded for (ok love you CharLee)
-Toilet Paper


Goal is to stay around $200 for a family of 5...we can do it:)

Good Earth (I am actually going to see how much of these items I can buy at Harmons this week)

-2 Org pears
-1 red onion
-org cilantro
-org basil
-2 bags of org sunflower sprouts (for snacks,sandwiches and salads)
-2 small org zucchini
-1 Org Celery
-1 Org cauliflower

-3 boxes coconut/almond milk Pacific brand unsweetened
-1/2 gallon Org whole milk for the hubby(or I get raw milk from Real Foods in Orem)
-1 tub unsweetn Goat yogurt for Andi
-pkg almond mozzarella cheese

-10 pkg seas gift seaweed snacks
-1 can org white beans(better to not get canned if you are commited:)
-1 pkg Quinoa Pasta
-1.5 lbs.Raspberry Granola (from the bins)
-1 box nut thins sea salt
-6 bars Raw Revolution flax bars (for snacks)good balance of protein and completely raw.
-Spelt tortillas or bread
-Just peas and Just Raspberries snacks
-1 big bottle of Grapeseed oil(good for salad all cooking

Other Other:)
-pkg AA bateries
-english muffins for my Luv...You never want to stomp out all joy in life if you are well:)

Total:Was around $90 Our grand total was under$200, yeah!

-I need to pick up 1 bottle of Original Medicine green probiotic for me and Andi since we need a little extra immune boost to our GI tract:)MD/ND Dr. Diana Farley Jones

Weekly Menu:

-Monday: leftover ginger leek veggie soup with sprouted Quinoa
-Tuesday: butternut squash pasta, org green beans,cucumber and oranges
-Wed: Cafe Rio Rice, beans and greens
-Thurs: Happy Anniversary Luv...eating out/kids gluten free make it yourself veggie pizzas
-Fri:Raw green blender soup with grain or bread
-Tuscan White beans,butternut squash brussels with hemp seed
-Sunday: Wild Salmon with Salad,Green beans and grain

* I will try to post the recipes and the ones that are from my parents book will give the be continued:)

Its Christmas Time!

Each year we make a little Gingerbread house with the kids. And no I don't go all out and make my own healthy gingerbread because one, I don't have the time and two, they never eat the house itself. So we buy an all ready $9 set gingerbread house from Walmart and then we use most of our own healthy decor since the kids love to pick and eat as they create. Here are some of the healthy decor items they used this year:

Roof: Healthy cereal (most years we do a puffed Kamut)
Snow: Organic unsweetened coconut flakes
Fence: Yogurt pretzels or other healthy cracker
Windows: sesame crackers with fruit sweetened cranberries and slivered almonds
Other things: Pumpkin seeds,sunflower, sesame seeds and also some dark chocolate sun drops. All items came from Good Earth and we had on hand.

We did use the cute colorful jaw breakers that were in the kit for lights but I noticed the kids didn't eat them, maybe they didn't know they were eatible:)

So this way your kids can come and pick off the house and you don't have to fret as much:) Happy Christmas!