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Apr
20

Healthy Baking Can Help Kids Succeed In School

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Do you believe that feeding your children nutritious, healthy baked foods can actually make them perform BETTER in school?

According to the book “Eating for A’s”  by Alexander Schauss, Barbara Friendlander Meyer and Arnold Meyer, the quality of the food that a child eats can have a direct relationship on the following factors:

-How well they do in school.
-How alert they are.
-If they have health problems or not; both in childhood and later in life.

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Apr
05

Excuse Me. What Does The Recommended 48 Grams of Whole Grains Mean?

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According to the new USDA dietary guidelines for Americans that was released at the end of 2010, only 5% of Americans are actually eating the recommended  48 grams of whole grains per day. In addition, according the the Whole Grains Council, 40% of people eat NO whole grains at all during the day! 

Perhaps the reason why people are not eating 48 grams of whole grains is they don’t know how this translates into REAL FOOD!

The new dietary whole grain recommendation is a minimum amount of whole grains that was recommended by the Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Health and Human Services, yet few of us are actually eating this bare essential amount.

Do you know if YOU are eating 48 grams of whole grains a day? Are your kids?

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Feb
03

Why Bake From Scratch?

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Why bake from scratch for your kids versus buying processed baked goods at the store?

I mean really. Why not buy processed cookies, cakes, muffins and breads? After all, it is EASY to buy processed baked goodies. If you do this, you don’t have to cook, bake or make a mess in your kitchen. All it takes is a trip to the store and VOILA, you are done.

Mom’s have SO many things to do each day. Why is it important to bake healthy cookies and healthy muffins from scratch?

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Jan
23

Quinoa Flour is a SUPER Food For Healthy Baking

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Quinoa flour is one of my favorite healthy flours. Quinoa tastes great and also adds a lightness to baked goods without using white flour. I often combine whole wheat flour and Quinoa flour to achieve a wonderful combination in my healthy baking recipes.

Quinoa flour is really easy to bake with too!

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Jan
21

Baking with Oil Is Great For Healthy Baking

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Baking with oil is a wonderful way to bake healthy cookies, healthy desserts, and healthy muffins. By using “healthy fats” in your baked goods, you are able to make delicious sweet treats that are a lot healthier then they would be if they were packed with unhealthy fats.

Baking with oil versus butter enables you to make healthier desserts that are not as fattening, that are healthy for kids and taste great!

Baking with oil is a great way to help make cookies, cakes and muffins healthy.

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Jan
20

Hearty “Nutty Buddy” Peanut Butter Cookies Taste Great!

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Peanut butter cookies are typically not very healthy for you, but the “Nutty Buddy” Peanut Butter Cookies are very healthy for kids, and also tastes amazing!

Most peanut butter cookie recipes use a lot of butter, white flour, white sugar and processed peanut butter that is made from hydrogenated oils and sugar.  In addition, most peanut butter cookies are high in saturated fats if you make them at home,  and if you buy them in the store, typically they use a lot of hydrogenated oils, and trans fats.

The great news is you CAN eat healthy peanut butter cookies without sacrificing the taste using this peanut butter cookie recipe. Read More→

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Jan
14

Healthy Banana Muffins with Peaches and Strawberries

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My healthy banana muffin recipe with peaches and strawberries is simply delicious and is best served cold.

I came up with this banana muffin recipe because I had a huge bag of Costco fruit that I used for smoothies. I accidently defrosted two bags of fruit after making a smoothie, so I went to work on creating a tasty muffin so I could use up the fruit. I wasn’t sure how the muffins would turn out, but my kids loved the banana muffin with peaches and strawberries; as they were very light and refreshing.

When you bite into the banana muffin you will love tasting the little bites of strawberries and peaches; with just a hint of banana. It tastes so good! Read More→

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Bran muffins are delicious and so healthy for kids. This Honey Oat and Carob Bran Muffin recipe is packed with everything that is healthy for kids and for your hubby and was created by the Living Healthy Mom.

If you want to rotate what you serve your kids for breakfast, this bran muffin is a wonderful living healthy breakfast option for kids and adults alike. My kids even like to eat it as a healthy dessert topped with raw honey.

A bran muffin recipe that tastes amazing!

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If you are wanting to substitute sugar, raw honey is one of my favorite sugar substitutes. This natural sweetener comes straight from the bees without processing. It is loaded with healthy nutrients and enzymes for your body, it is very healthy for kids, and it does not spike blood sugar levels.

The only exception is you should not feed it to babies under 1 years of age. Read More→

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Nov
05

Whole Wheat- A Healthy Food for Kids and Adults

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Whole wheat is a healthy food for kids, for adults and for your entire family. When eating 100% whole wheat foods don’t forget to include in your menu; whole wheat bread, whole wheat crackers, whole wheat pastas, whole wheat tortillas, whole wheat rice, whole wheat cereals and whole wheat flours.

Whole wheat is a very healthy food. It is much healthier to eat than it’s counterpart of refined white flour products. The main reason why processed white flour is not as healthy is because all of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that makes whole wheat such a healthy food, is eliminating and stripped out when making white bread, white flour, white tortillas, white rice, white crackers, and white pasta. Yes, some of the nutrients are added back in as a result of the fortification process, but the nutritional value decreases drastically even with fortification. Read More→

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