Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Healthy 7-Layer Dip

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Looking to make something healthy for your Super Bowl Party, well here it is…

Healthy 7-Layer Dip for Your Super Bowl Party

2 cups organic chopped romaine lettuce

2 organic avocados, mashed well

1 cup organic low-fat Greek yogurt

2/3 cup organic black beans

1/2 cup organic diced tomatoes

1/2 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese

Sliced organic black olives and scallions to garnish

Did You Know It Is National Ice Cream Day?

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Homemade Individual Ice Cream In A Bag

1 Cup Organic Half and Half

2 Tablespoons Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Ice Cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)

1/2 Cup Kosher Salt (table salt will work)

1 Pint-size Ziplock Bag

1 Gallon-size Ziplock Bag

Combine the half and half, sugar and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.

Place the salt and ice in the gallon-size bag, then place the sealed pint-size bag inside as well. Seal the bag. Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes).

4th of July Patriotic Pops

 

4th of July Patriotic Pops

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

This Easter try something new and natural by dyeing your Easter eggs with natural coloring.   Making natural dyes isn’t just a way to achieve more earthy colors, and better looking eggs but by leaving the harsh food-colorings and egg decorating kits on the shelf in the store, you are making a healthier choice for you and your family.

Natural Egg Dye Recipes

Have A Happy, Healthy Easter!

No Cook Oatmeal Protein Balls

Energy Bites

What Ingredients Are In Your Baby Care Products?

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If you’re like most parents of babies, you know the importance of good nutrition so you read baby food labels and carefully avoid dangerous preservatives and artificial colors.  But, how much time do you spend reading the labels of your favorite baby care products?  You may think that because a product is marketed for babies it must be safe but unfortunately, that is not always the case.  In fact, some popular brands of baby care products, including shampoos, washes, lotions, ointments, and wipes, contain potentially dangerous ingredients.

While it would be nice to think that the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, is protecting our children from potentially dangerous chemicals, that just isn’t so.  Baby care products are considered to be cosmetics by the FDA and with the exception of color additives, ingredients in cosmetics are not subject to FDA approval.  Individual cosmetic and personal care product companies are responsible for determining the safety of their products prior to placing them on the market.   Basically, the FDA is only involved in ensuring proper labeling of cosmetics.   It’s sad to say but companies can even include a dangerous ingredient in a product as long as the proper warning label is included.   So the bottom line is that as a parent you MUST read the labels!

To find out what is in your baby care products, go to the  Environmental Working Group Cosmetics Database

 

 

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

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EVERY DAY NEEDS TO BE EARTH DAY!