Monday, September 30, 2013

Romaine smoothie:

This green smoothie was a hit!
So this cutie will not eat bananas, but freeze them, add some romaine lettuce, oranges, and a splash of rice milk and he gobbled it down! Thank you Lord for smoothies! Here is the recipe
One head of romaine lettuce (cut end off)
1 oranges
1-2 frozen bananas
splash of rice milk
top with hemp seeds
Put it all in the blender and mix until desired consistency.
Enjoy! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

California Buckeyes

My creative hubby gave me the name for these....
CALIFORNIA BUCKEYES:
It's a little bit of me(cali) and him (ohio) together ;) 
This makes for a great snack or lunch. 
Cut avocado in half and remove the seed
In a bowl crumble bread crumbs
Add a table spoon or two of salsa until bread is covered, but not soggy
Spoon in salsa/bread mix to each side of the avocado top with salt or lime or both
Place in oven for 5 mins on 350 or enjoy it raw
It's delicious and healthy!
Enjoy!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mix up the Pretzels

Simple trick:
Mix up plain, unsalted whole wheat pretzels with a few salted to keep healthy and still feel satisfied. Pretty soon you may grow to like the unsalted even more!


What is your healthy snack choice today? 

Mix up the Pretzels

Simple trick:
Mix up plain, unsalted whole wheat pretzels with a few salted to keep healthy and still feel satisfied. Pretty soon you may grow to like the unsalted even more!
What is your healthy snack choice today? 

Success




Friday, September 13, 2013

Blackberry hemp seed smoothie

BlackBerry Smoothie:
BlackBerries
blueberries
1 tbs goat yogurt
Rice milk to desired consistency
Two to three handfuls of spinach 
one orange
*Blend together and serve; top with hemp seeds. 
It is awesome when your four-year-old comes up and asks you to make a blackberry smoothie! It is equally awesome that when you get fast food they remind you how unhealthy it is because that is what you are training and teaching them! I love that my kids are learning the importance of moderation and the importance of making choices to feed their bodies healthy the majority of the time so that occasional treats are not on obsession or a habit! It's not only great for them but it's great for us! Great accountability and great lessons on the power to choose and the self control to resist! Self-control is something I pray that we have as a family and individually in the area eating and more importantly in the area of abstaining from things that are not edifying or pleasing to the Lord! It is In the small areas of life that we wanted to have self-control that gives us the practice and discipline to have self-control in the big areas of life! 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Galatians 5:22, 23

Monday, September 9, 2013

Healthy lunch: Veggie Chia sandwich

This is a veggie open faced sandwich that I had for lunch last week. I topped it with some Chia seeds just to try it. It wasn't bad! I would definitely do it again! The sandwich also had hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, and mung bean sprouts. Real/plant based food is really delicious!
What does your healthy lunch look like? 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Balsamic Basil Pasta

This is pretty easy, plant based, and delicious! 

*whole wheat pasta (you could use regular or gluten free too)
* heirloom tomatoes diced 
* fresh basil leaves
* balsami vinegar 
* pine nuts 
* nutritional yeast (bought in the build section at natural foods stores)

Instructions:
Cook pasta according to directions on package and let cool a little. I prefer it cooled because I like my tomatoes crisp...but I have had it both hot and cool. You could do whichever! 

In a large bowl toss pasta, basil, and balsamic vinegar. Add tomatoes and litly toss again. Sprinkle with Balsamic and Pine nuts or nutritional yeast! Yum! 

Enjoy!