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Paleo Recipes – As many of you may know my family and I have been eating Paleo for over 2 yrs. It is by far the easiest and best “diet” that I have ever found. The reason I put diet  in quotations is because it is NOT a diet. It is a new way of life, it has changed our energy level it has changed my allergies and best of all it has changed our waist sizes. The meals are easy and they feature all natural products where your not using fake spices or products containing MSG or other harmful by-products, everything you eat is all natural, healthy and delicious. Because this has worked so well for me and my family I urge you to try this for at least 2 months a you WILL  notice a change in the way you feel or a change in your skin, waist, energy level etc.

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Lunch Box Ideas: Healthy Items to Pack in your Kids Lunch!

With school starting, it is essential o make sure your child is getting the nutrition through out the day that he/she deserves! Here are some Lunch Box Ideas to help you get started!

Lunch Box Ideas

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Here are some Lunch Box ideas to help you get started in packing a healthy lunch for your child each day!

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An egg salad wrap on whole grain tortilla on top of a bed of lettuce with a few onion, cucumber & tomato bits around it. I put salad dressing in a little container and my thought was he could make a very small salad once he took out the wrap. To the right, he has a homemade muffin and a mixture of fresh fruits. Thanks to Shannon of What’s For Lunch at Our House: http://bit.ly/9G1O0u

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Leftover chicken tenders from dinner the night before, with honey mustard and BBQ dips, along with his fruits, veggies and dessert. I was skeptical that the dips would stay contained, especially when I saw him swinging his backpack around at his friends at the bus stop, but they did. He was thrilled with lunch and loves having alternatives to sandwiches. I love using leftovers!” Thanks to Gina of MoneyWiseMoms for this delicious lunch! Visit her blog to find out where to purchase the colorful silicone baking cups that make this lunch so bright and appealing http://bit.ly/deS8lD

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Strawberries and graham crackers, pasta, meatballs and cheese…simple and easy to throw together on those mornings when you look at the clock and realize you should already be walking out the door and no one has finished breakfast or put on any shoes! Thanks to Jennifer from Gather Around the Table

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Healthy Snack Ideas: Frozen Banana Bites

 

Healthy Snack Ideas – Yummy Here is a great idea for a healthy snack…Frozen Banana Bites!

FROZEN BANANA BITES

What you’ll need . . .

  • 2 large bananas
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup natural peanut butter

What to Do:

Method . . .

  1. Set out a large plate or bowl with a piece of parchment or wax paper on it.
  2. Cut up the bananas into good-sized chunks. Each banana should give you around 5 to 6 pieces.
  3. Heat the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave on high for about a minute. Then stir until smooth.
  4. Dip the banana pieces in the chocolate-peanut butter mixture. Lay them out leaving some space between them on the parchment/wax paper. Then when you’ve “covered” them all, use the remaining mixture to spoon over the tops (for even more chocolate-y goodness).
  5. Transfer to the freezer for about an hour until hardened.
  6. You can enjoy them like this (but they really aren’t frozen yet — and when they’re frozen, the banana tastes like vanilla ice cream) . . . I suggest then covering with some plastic wrap (or really you can do all of this in some kind of Rubbermaid container) and let freeze overnight.

 

Healthy Snack Idea for Kids!

Need to take a snack to your child’s school?  Here is a great one to help them celebrate spring!

Healthy Snack Idea for Kids

Supplies:
-Clothspins
-Snack size ziplock bags
-Googly eyes
-Pipe cleaners
-Glue
-Paint, glitter glue, puffy paint (I only had the kids use paint, but any of these other options would be fun too)
-Snacks (goldfish crackers, dried fruit, cereal, grapes, trail mix, blueberries, etc.)

Directions:

For each bag, decorate one side of a clothespin with either paint, puffy paint or glitter glue. Glue two small googly eyes near the gripping end of the clothespin and let the glue dry.

Put your snack into a snack-size ziplock bag until it’s a little over half full. I liked this idea that I saw on Pinterest, filling the bag half with goldfish and half with grapes.  Seal the bag, cinch the middle with your fingers, and clip it with the clothespin.

Next, fold down the tips of a 6-inch length of pipe cleaner, then bend the entire piece in half. Clip the pipe cleaner in the clothespin.

DIY Smoothie Packs!!

What you Need:

Variety of Frozen Fruit or Fresh Fruit

Yogurt (I like using the vanilla yogurt)

What to Do:

Measure 1tbsp scoops of yogurt into a mini muffin tin or ice trays and then freeze.

Next, Cut up your fruit!

Then arrange them on a silpat mat or a baking sheet and pop it in the freezer!] You want your fruit to be pre frozen before you combine them so that they don’ freeze together in the packs.

A few hours later when everything is frozen, lay out everything  to prepare to bag my individual “smoothie mixes”.  If you use muffin tins like I did, let them sit out for a few minutes so they loosen up a bit, then use a spoon and they will pop out like ice cubes.

After they are all bagged up, pop them in the freezer!  Next time you want a smoothie, you’re ready to go!  Just add a little juice or milk and voila