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No More Cheeri-(GM)Os!

That’s right. I finally weened The Husband off GMO-tastic Cheerios. They have that ubiquitous “Whole Grain” stamp on them, but they’re loaded with GMOs. So I can’t stress to you enough how huge this was for me.

HUGE.

How’d I do it?

As always, I’m so glad you asked.

Answer: BABY STEPS!!!

It was, at times, a bit tricky. The husband was not always thrilled. But after trying countless organic cereals to a less than enthusiastic response, we finally found some honey flakes that worked great. I was happy.

But then I thought I’d try one more thing…

…because box cereals are still processed and there are healthier options out there…

So what’s he eating now?

That’s just the best damn part.

He’s now eating and loving…drumroll, please…

HUBBY OATS!

(It ain’t so pretty but it’s oh-so-tasty)

Ingredients (all organic)

1/3 cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 
1/4 cup-ish of homemade cashew milk (basically, just enough to wet the oats without being really wet and sloshy)
1 tsp of chia seeds
2 tbsp of raisins
1 tbsp of dried currants
2 dried figs (he asked for more of those without even knowing – didn’t see that one coming!)
1/2 banana
1 tbsp of organic peanut butter 
1 tbsp of chopped walnuts
1 tsp of coconut sugar
a sprinkle of salt
shakes of cinnamon 

What Do I Do?
Put it all in a bowl and mix it up. No heating necessary. Serve.

You could add berries, hemp seeds, different nuts. The sky’s kind of the limit on this one. And it’s so easy being a one-pot-dish. Have fun with it and report back on what you add in!

Speaking of baby steps, if you’re a mom or mom-to-be looking for help in getting healthier for you and your kids (or kids-to-be!), contact me. Initial consultations are always free!

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More Victories!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I want to start the week off with some more victories. I also want to encourage you wonderful readers to look for victories in your life. Be proud! You’re amazing!

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The hubby got in the car with his dinner and said, “Don’t put this in your blog.”

“What?” I said.

“What I’m about to say.”

“Which is?”

“Which is that in the past I would have gotten two slices of pizza but tonight I got one slice and a salad. I know you’re definitely going to put that in your blog.”

“Yes.”

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A friend saw my blog and sent me a very excited email. This was my favorite part:

“I just learned a few things — I am throwing out my agave nectar right now!!”

I love when I can spread the word on agave.

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And this gem came from a classmate of mine:

“Thanks to Jillian’s blog the other day I bought hemp seed. I mixed it into my yogurt this morning and I am really enjoying it! Thanks for expanding my world a little Jillian!!”

You’re welcome, Mo! Hemp seeds are such an easy, healthy, and yummy addition to cereal, oatmeal, smoothies, salads, and more. Be like Mo and Jillian. Get some hemp seeds.

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Thank you all for your support. There’s so much to learn from one another.

Now that I’ve celebrated the sharing of knowledge, here’s…

The Question of the Day:
When was the last time you tried something new?

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