Ahh . . . cold weather plus muffins and coffee is the best way to enjoy this season. Who’s with me? Come on over and we can talk about it together ;). I love this simple recipe, so let me share! These muffins contain a […]
This is one of my favorite lunches and super duper simple! A lunch I can easily put together in minutes while I have to make everyone else’s lunches. I will be totally honest, I’m usually great at making lunches for my kids and hubby but […]
Hey friends! Yes, it’s that time of year where I freshen up my families diet with kefir, oj, fresh fruits and veggies and extra vitamin D and zinc to help fight off any bad bugs that might cause the dreadful flu bug and yet even the simple common cold. Being sick is not fun! Wash your hands, take your vitamins and eat those coloful foods on your plate are things I’m constantly honing in on for my kids, especially WASH YOUR HANDS! 😱
Earlier this fall my kids caught strep and as I was looking at a bunch of probiotics in the store, I found a chocolate bar with probiotics, what?!
I thought I can totally get my kids to consume more beneficial probiotics with chocolate, even for me, too!
Well, I was right about getting my kids to eat this product as they will ask, “Can I have the healthy chocolate?” I kinda laugh and feel slightly guilty but then again I’m pretty impressed with the nutrition facts label.
Why do we need good bacteria in our diet?
Good bacteria keeps bad bugs away, aid in heathy digestion and nutrient absorption, plus keep the immune system healthy.
Probiotics are found in a variety of foods such as yogurt, kefir, sourdough bread, sauerkraut, miso and even fermented drinks, like kombucha.
I also want to talk about prebiotics. Prebiotics are carbohydrates that cannot be digested for the body. They are food for probiotics. Prebiotics are found in foods that contain fiber such as fruits, vegetables and even whole grains. Another great reason to get those beneficial foods in the diet.
Well that’s all for now and I hope you and your family are staying healthy. Here’s to a healthy gut 😉. Enjoy!
Hey friends! Well, here we are full force into the school year with all three kids in school and pre-school! This is the first year I have all three kids in pre-school/school. That means I have exactly five hours of free time to myself each week! Whoa . . it goes way too fast but I am always excited to come back to my kiddos and ask them how school went. Yesterday, as I dropped off my two youngest kids to preschool, I was so happy that it was not my child screaming and crying walking into their classroom, whew! I am pretty sure my eyes were welling up with tears for those parents, so heartbreaking. The start of school year these past two week have been a success and I am totally loving having a school schedule again. Having a schedule, even though it is crazy, just makes me feel more productive (I think?). Cheers to a great school year!
Anyway, today I am featuring a favorite juice, even though we are not big juice drinkers here, I am very happy that a manufacture has figured out we don’t have to have 100% sugar water. Juice is a sometimes food/treat, not an everyday food, but what a great way to change it up for the kiddos while it may encourage them to drink more fluids! It is always a great little go-to, on-the-go treat that my kids love.
We are just getting into the whole fiasco of bringing treats for the weekly Saturday morning soccer games, ugh! I have done my duty of signing up for the treat list and thinking this may be a good drink to bring? Too small? Would a kid be totally disappointed if I just bought water bottles, but they should already have a reusable water bottle of their own, gaaahhh!? Why do 5-year-olds need junk food after playing sports? Did I miss something? I get the fact it may entice some kids to actually come and play but is it really necessary? Then on top of the “treat”, I have my youngest screaming and wanting her brother’s snack. SIGH. Sorry for the rant, maybe this is a whole blog post in itself, wink, wink.
Back to the focus for today – Honest Kids Juice – even though it is only contains 30% juice the calories and sugar are at least half of what a regular juice box would be for this small six-ounce size. I am happy to see 100% of vitamin C! I like getting the rest of our nutrients from real food, remember real food has fiber, yay, juice does not! Enough said . . .but some flavored water that taste really good (like fully leaded juice) is always fun to have for a picnic, bonfire or active day of play. Everything in moderation, right!
Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!
Hey friends! I last week I enjoyed the hot, sticky weather here and still recovering from a not-so-cool sunburn, blah! I thought I would not get burned early morning at the beach but I was wrong! And because I wore mid-calf running tights let’s just […]