Tag Archives: Food and Related Products

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!

Leave a comment

Filed under Baby Steps, Coconut, GMO, GMO-free, Health, One Pot Dish, Organic, Recipe, Superfoods, Victories

Week of Pictures – Day 2

I think we can all relate to this!

Today’s picture is a reminder to keep your blood sugar stable.

Don’t go for long periods without eating – when you get to a state of super hunger you become tired, irritable, and more likely to reach for unhealthy foods.

And don’t choose foods that cause spikes in blood sugar, either. That causes your body to respond with bursts of insulin to bring your blood sugar back down, which then makes you want to jack it up again for a quick boost of energy…and that means the wrong foods.

What foods cause spikes? You guessed it. Sugar.

Choose foods with fiber, protein, and healthy fats so you don’t Jekyll and Hyde your friends and family.

We’ve all been on the giving end of this. And the receiving end, too. And it ain’t pretty. Am I right?

Leave a comment

Filed under Health, picture, Sugar

Week of Pictures – Day 1, Part 2

I hope you all enjoyed today’s earlier post.

In case you were thinking that the chances of cows going terrorist are slim to none, here’s an additional reason for why we should avoid fast food.

No joke, this “food” was purchased on April 22, 2010, and the picture was taken on April 22, 2012.

Perhaps you’ve seen experiments like this before. Perhaps not.

Consider this a reminder that our bodies run on real food.

Show yourself some love and give it the fuel it needs.

Leave a comment

Filed under Fast Food, picture