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Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

I have a weakness for peanut butter so these fat bombs get a big "hell yeah" from my inner fat child every time I make them. They're super easy and taste rich and velvety. [caption id="attachment_732" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Peanut Butter Fat Bombs stack up nicely.[/caption] Peanut Butter Fat Bombs The…
Keto Low Carb Creamy Parmesan Eggs

Creamy Parmesan Eggs

I was craving something creamy and decadent for breakfast so I experimented with a little butter, egg, heavy whipping cream, parmesan and fresh herbs. These creamy parmesan eggs turned out better than I expected!   [caption id="attachment_590" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Melt some butter in a skillet.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_591" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Crack…
spaghetti squash

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

You won't ever miss the pasta once you taste this spaghetti squash with meat sauce. Plus, it looks super cute served in the squash shell!   [caption id="attachment_706" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_708" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Make your sauce while the squash cooks.[/caption]…
keto fried egg, pancetta and mustard seed tomotoes

Fried Egg, Pancetta with Mustard Seed Tomatoes

This little gem comes together quickly and is a great recipe to have in your brunch entertaining repertoire. Here's what you will need: 1 large egg 1 tbsp coconut oil or butter sea salt 1 slice pancetta 8 - 10 grape tomoatoes, halved 2 tsp mustard seeds 1 tbsp fresh…
Howsa about a little taco meat with that sour cream?

Easy Taco Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are so super simple that I didn't bother showing you photos of browning the meat, adding in the skillet sauce, stuffing the peppers adding on some cheese and baking for about 15 minutesat 350 cuz it really is that easy. Then just throw on a heaping dollop…
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Mushrooms On My Mind…

Note: This is an old post from the days when I still ate grains. Now I just use cauli rice (and full fat cottage cheese & sour cream) in place of the whole grain medley and it's even more delish! Last week I had a jewelry show at my house…

Food or Candy given as a REWARD sets our Children up for future FAILURE…

Recently my daughter came home from school on a friday and told me she had a great day because she got candy/treats 7 times that day.  How can that be I asked?  Well it seems she was given candy by the gym teachers (yes, the very ones who are supposed…

Why Buy Organic?

Buying organic is the smart and ethical thing to do.  It not only helps to promote good personal health for you and your family, but also has a lasting impact on the environment and the future health of our planet. Organic  food is produced without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, growth hormones,…

Fast Food Marketing Aimed at Kids Is Stronger than Ever

by Danny JensenNovember 11, 2010 @ 03:30PM PTTopics: Health, Ingredients & Labeling Considering the unhealthy eating options that are pitched to kids within the school walls these days, it may not come as a surprise that fast food restaurants use every opportunity to market to children the rest of their waking hours. Despite most…

So Who’s in charge around here anyway?

As the Color your World! Awareness Campaign points out... Allowing kids to run the show when it comes to making wise food choices is asking for trouble. Parents need to step up to the plate and be responsible for the care and feeding of undeveloped brains. In addition to adding…

WHY IS IT THAT Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain bars are made with natural colorings in Britain but contain food dyes in the United States?

Food dyes are known to be detrimental to our health, yet many of the products available to our kids at lunch, such as drinks, fruit roll ups (which they actually gave to each kid at one elementary school during drug awareness/red ribbon week!  I won't even go into the irony…

It’s October – why not say “Boo” to chocolate milk and “Pop Your Top” Soda at school…the consequences are frightful!

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SWEETENED DRINKS & YOUR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN 1. Soft drink consumption rates among children have doubled in the last decade. 2. Soft drinks are currently the leading source of added sugars in the daily diet of young Americans. The average teenager gets 15 to 20 teaspoons…

eating habits are established early…

UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS OFTEN BEGIN IN CHILDHOOD 1. Between 1989 and 1996, the caloric intake of children increased by an extra 80 to 230 calories a day, depending on the child's age and activity level. These increases were like- ly driven by an increase in foods and bever- ages high…

What up with Sustainable Food anyway?

Learning about sustainable food and the problems with factory farming can be daunting, but with a little effort you can quickly learn enough to make the safest and wisest food choices for you and your family. Here, we introduce you to the major issues surrounding sustainable agriculture and factory farming.…

Our Deteriorating Health…

New England Journal of Medicine: The current generation of young people may have shorter life spans than their parents, a reversal of two centuries of increasing life expectancy. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that the typical American diet—too high in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar and too…

What’s on your child’s plate today?

Today in the United States, one in six children suffers from a disability that affects their behavior, memory, or ability to learn. We spend more than $80 billion each year to treat neurodevelopmental disorders. Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) alone up are up 250 percent since 1990. How…

What’s wrong with chicken nuggets anyway?

If advocates in the growing movement of school lunch reform — everyone fromJamie Oliver and Rachael Ray to Ann Cooper — get their way, schools districts will stop serving frozen, processed foods and instead serve up fresh meals cooked from scratch. This is good news for kids who eat daily helpings of…

Retooling School Lunch

How do you eliminate junk yet create meals that stay within tight budgets and satisfy fickle tastes? To find out, TIME went behind the lunchroom counter in two communities: Berkeley, Calif., where a well-funded program is converting students like Brown; and Shawnee, Okla., where financial and cultural pressures mean that…