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Raising Healthy Kids

Here are some of my most popular posts on how to build health in your kids.  It’s not small task, and can feel overwhelming at times.  That’s why I want to help show you simple ways to boost their immune systems, make healthy snacks, treat infections naturally, get them exercising, and even train them to obey.   Getting your kids on a healthy routine in all areas of their life will preserve not only their health, but YOUR sanity!   Here are some of

HealthyOates Reese’s Cup Protein Bars

HealthyOates Reese’s Cup Protein Bars   Basic Recipe:    1 cup plain, vanilla, or chocolate doTERRA Trim protein 1 cup oats, + more oats as needed 1/2 cup chopped nuts or cereal 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter 2/3 cup honey or agave ½ cup dark chocolate chips   Optional Mix-Ins to Make it more Hearty:  3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds 3 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds ½ cup unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup dried fruit 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup more almonds, walnuts, or other nut, chopped     Instructions:   1.  Combine all dry ingredients in a

Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles

I LOVE dark chocolate.  And once you go dark, you can’t ever go back.   There are many healthy properties of dark chocolate (I talk about this in my book 5 ALIVE) but this recipes brings so many healthy foods together in one small bite that you can eat these completely guilt-free!   One of my favorite ingredients in this decadent treat is the protein.  This is one of my best health “secrets” – I add protein to everything!   After my first daughter was born

Not Your Momma's Hershey Butter Blossoms

This original recipe  shaped up in my kitchen the other day after playing around with my original HealthyOates Protein Bar recipe.  One of my favorite cookies as a little girl with the Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe.   That recipe is neither healthy nor helping me keep my shape, so I decided to create a tasty version that would offer some healthy benefits!  My “Butter Blossoms” aren’t loaded with butter and bad fat.  Choose

Do a "180" in 2013!

Can you believe we’re almost through January?  2013 is off to a fast start!  How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? It seems that around the end of January and on into February, the excitement and determination to lose weight, exercise more, start eating healthier, and other such resolutions begins to lessen…but it doesn’t have to be that way!  You can develop a lifestyle of health and fitness, positioning you to feel great and enjoy life! Are you ready

Quick, Healthy Breakfast Recipe

This morning is cold and rainy – so it calls for something warm!!  My kids are used to Smoothies nearly every morning but this morning calls for something a bit warmer so we made “Prot-meal”.  This is oatmeal with a scoop of Protein in it.  My kids gobbled this up!!  So many breakfast foods are just carb loaded (the bad kinds of carbs) so it’s no wonder our kids have trouble concentrating in school or are starving an hour

Nona's Cranberry Chutney

For Thanksgiving this year we celebrated with Nathan’s parents in Tampa, FL. 13 cousins, 3 other brothers, 3 sister-in-laws and our precious 95 year old Grandma Ruth.  Among all the festivities, faces, and food, we had to remind ourselves to not allow  stress to take over. It’s easy  to be overwhelmed by everything that “HAS” to be done (to make the holiday perfect, of course!).  We were blessed to kick back with family and enjoy talking (when we could hear

What You Need to Know About Soy: Personal Testimonies

Continued from “What You Need to Know About Soy: Experience & Research”   While I don’t have all the answers, I do know that my brother in law’s 38 cancerous tumors disappeared after being on Shaklee soy heavily for a year and a half; I have no hormone issues after “upping” my intake of Shaklee soy; and my husband still has not grown “man boobs.” 🙂   Oh, yeah…that’s another one

Essential 7 Checklist for a Quality Soy Product

Continued from “What You Need to Know About Soy: Personal Testimonies”   by Dr. Richard Brouse Do soybeans cause cancer?   It is true that “overcooked” soy does contain “carcinogenic” compounds. When soy is extruded through high temperature, high-pressure steam nozzles to form what is called “textured vegetable protein – TVP for short”, this form of processing renders the soy “meat substitute” carcinogenic or cancer causing. TVP is what is used in soy dogs and soy burgers, and