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May
14

12 Healthy Breakfast Recipes To “Get Up And GO!”

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Have you ever thought about WHY breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day? Why is this the case? Why is it so important to eat a healthy breakfast?

Did you know that eating a healthy breakfast can help you feel more alert, decrease your risk of obesity, maintain your weight, and increase the level of attention?

Studies show that kids who skip breakfast are late  from school more often and miss more days of school than kids who eat a healthy breakfast every morning?
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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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Mar
10

Healthy Baking Lets You Have Your Cake and Be Healthy Too

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Who ever made up the rule that baked goods had to be “bad” for us? I mean really. As a culture, how did we decide that all baked goods were going to have  NO nutritional value, spike our blood sugar, make us fat and sluggish, not satisfy our hunger, provide empty calories, and be filled with toxic chemicals and additives; all of which are directly linked to obesity and numerous diseases?

Why not eat delicious treats that are also healthy for our bodies!

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The Healthy Hawaiian Chocolate Banana Phyllo Dough Pastry Recipe is scrumptious and it is made with all healthy ingredients.

This fabulous pastry recipe is a wonderful choice for a Sunday brunch breakfast recipe, or a heavenly healthy dessert recipe that could even be topped with frozen yogurt, or just eaten alone.
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Date sugar is a wonderful sugar substitute that is healthy for kids and it tastes great. Date sugar  is not processed, or refined and it is loaded with  fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Date sugar is a light brown, pretty color and has a very wonderful taste.

Date sugar is just GROUND UP DATES!

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Feb
17

“Crazy” Coconut Sugar Chocolate Chip Cashew Biscotti

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Biscotti is such a wonderful cookie dessert to eat with coffee and/or to bring along on a picnic with your kids. The problem with most Biscotti recipes is they are nothing but empty calories of white processed flour, and white refined sugar.

This is NOT a good way to start your day.
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Feb
14

Always Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The Always Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies are OUTSTANDING healthy cookies made with Sucanat, Agave syrup, almond butter and three whole grain flours.

Filled with healthy nutrients, you will feel great giving these cookies to your kids.
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It’s almost Valentine’s day and many moms are planning on decorating pretty red and pink cookies, muffins,  and/or cup cakes for their sweeties.

I agree that it is a lot of  fun to make pretty cookies that are decorated in pinks and reds, but the problem is that food dye in frosting recipes is very unhealthy for kids and adults to eat. Read More→

Sucanat sugar is dried sugar cane juice that is much healthier to use when baking versus white, refined and processed sugar. Sucanut Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Sucanat (Brown Sugar), 16-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12)has a smaller proportion of sucrose, fewer calories and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Sucanat is to whole grain flours, as white sugar is to white, refined flours.

Sucanat sugar alternative  is filled with vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin A and many other nutrients.

(See chart at the bottom of page to view all of the vitamins and minerals that are in 1 cup of Sucanat)

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