Healthy Baking  – Low Calorie Diet- Baking Flours

Do you know which flours have the highest number of calories and which ones have the lowest?

I was SHOCKED to find out which flours had the most calories. This information WILL alter how I create new low calorie recipes going forward.

When baking, healthy or not, FLOUR is one of the main staple ingredients that makes up most of your treats. Therefore, knowing the calorie count for various flours is quite  helpful if you are interested in maintaining a low calorie diet. Read More…

Aug
26

Delicious Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies With Chocolate Ganache

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Healthy CookiesLow Calorie -Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Ganache

Who doesn’t love a delicious tasting chocolate chip cookie that is only 152 calories and so easy to make! If you are counting calories, this chocolate chip cookie treat is great for your waistline!

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to put a chocolate chip cookie in your kid’s lunch box that was also healthy for them to eat?

If you want to bake  delicious chocolate chip cookies that are loaded with nutrition for your little ones, you have to try this amazing recipe. I was so excited how well this recipe turned out using Buckwheat flour!

Using a combination of Buckwheat flour, Whole Wheat Pastry flour and Amaranth flour, in only 15 minutes you will have a winning combination that your kid’s will LOVE!

Not only will your chocolate chip cookies taste great, but they will be filled with vitamins, minerals, fiber and rich nutrients that will be filling and healthy to eat. Read More…

Aug
19

Gluten Free Terrific Teff Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Healthy Cookies – Gluten Free Baking

If you are looking for a gluten free, chocolate peanut butter cookie that is both  DELICIOUS and one that is packed with fiber and nutrition, try the Terrific Teff  Chocolate Cookie recipe. You will not be disappointed. This recipe is easy to make and it tastes GREAT!

These chocolate peanut butter cookies are so tasty and they are packed with a lot of nutritional value for your kids.

Try this recipe!

All the sweetie pies in your family will NEVER know these chocolate peanut butter cookies are healthy for them, including your husband!

Are you looking for a delicious treat to put in your kid’s lunch box?

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Jun
04

Is Your Outdoor Air Quality Safe To Breathe?

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Living Healthy | Air Quality Management Pollution Series

How do you know if it is safe to inhale the air you breathe every day? How polluted is the city that you live in?

Did you know that certain cities  in the U.S. have  days and weeks of the year when you really shouldn’t be active outside? This is particularly important for  seniors, young children, people with asthma, and/or people who have lung and/or  heart issues.

The great news is, you can help manage how you handle unclean air,  even if you live in a very polluted city. The first step is knowing what your situation is.

For every city in the U.S., you can find out what the air quality is on any given day just as easy as you can find out what the weather is. This is known as  the Air Quality Index.

Some parts of the country have such good air that you really don’t need to monitor it, while other parts of the country have days that are literally not safe to play outside.

Living in Southern California, I have compiled a list of tools to make it easy to know which days you should stay inside and when it is safer to play. Read More…

Apr
24

Gluten Free Chocolate Scone Recipe

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Healthy Breakfast- Healthy Desserts -Gluten Free Baking – Dairy Free Baking- Chocolate Scones

My little boy Max  is now 4 years old and he just LOVES to bake healthy treats with his mommy.

We talk about what we are putting into each  recipe, and he often makes suggestions to “add more cinnamon,” or “another egg.” We make a mess, have a lot of fun, and together we experiment making new recipes.

The other day, Max  came running down the stairs in the morning right after he woke up announcing that he wanted to bake chocolate scones for “Shoo Shoo,”…… who apparently was turning either 3…… or 5 …. , my son wasn’t exactly sure.

Apparently it was Shoo Shoo’s BIG DAY and he wanted to celebrate.

Although the news of Shoo Shoo’s birthday was a suprise to me,  I was delighted to bake a sweet treat for him and off we went to create our chocolate scone recipe together.

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Living Healthy – Eating Healthy

With everything that mom’s have to do, it is easy to forget that we are growing little beings.

 

What our children put into their mouths, what they place on their skin and/or what they breathe into their lungs will make our kids healthy or not.
As mom, we have the power to help develop healthy kids, healthy children and a healthy husband, and one of the best ways to do this is to make sure our family is eating healthy.
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Apr
05

The Easter Bunny Hops To Whole Foods Market To Buy a Natural Colored Bunny Cake

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It’s almost Easter Time! Happy Easter!

As a mom you know it is almost Easter time when all of the stores start to stock as much sugar as they do around Halloween. You will find chocolate bunnies in every size, brightly covered candies in eight shades of pink………….. beautiful cakes decorated like Easter eggs………..and cup cakes that are ornamented with BIG ears, whiskers and a cute little noses.

Do you have kids that TUG at your shirt and want to buy all of it? Every bunny they see?

Yes………it’s Easter time.

We train our kids that Easter time is time to celebrate Easter AND a time to eat lots of SUGAR that is given to us by our HERO………….a hero named  the Easter Bunny. Read More…

Mar
28

My Little Girl’s Princess Party Dreams Made Healthy

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Do you have a  little girl who just LOVES princesses? Has your princes loving little girl asked you to have a “princess cake” at her next birthday party?

For any “health conscious mommy” birthday parties are some of the most challenging times; and conflicting feelings can be overwhelming. 

The great news is that you can have a festive “Princess Party” without buying a cake dripping with food coloring and white sugar.

After all if you go to most stores and order a “princess cake,” you will receive a brightly COVERED, beautiful cake with a rainbow of food dyes on them.

Please note, this is the SAME food coloring that is banned for sale in Europe and is believed to create attention  behavior problems in kids. 

In addition, these brightly colored cakes have no whole grains in them (there is not anything to counteract the sugar) and they are loaded with white sugar making your entire party climb the walls and come crashing down irritably an hour later. Sound fun? Read More…

Flax seed is an amazingly healthy food. Only 2 teaspoons a day can make a huge difference in your family’s health.

Flax seed is quite easy to add into to your diet. Unlike wheat germ which can leave an “after taste,” ground flax seed barely has any taste when added to foods. (If it does have a sour taste you should throw it out, as it has gone rancid.)

If your kids don’t like eating fish, flax seed is a great way to get Omega-3s into their diet for a healthy breakfast.
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Dec
23

Decorate a Gingerbread Man The Healthy Way

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thank you for reading my blog over the past year and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you and your family happiness and health into the New Year!

This article is about the fact that we have many holiday rituals  in our society that are geared around enjoying the company of others eating brightly colored candies and sweets. One of these fun rituals is to decorate gingerbread men with frosting and candy.

However, you can have just as much fun with your children decorating a gingerbread cookie with healthy ingredients than if you use  chemical laden artificially flavored candy. 
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