Friday, October 19, 2012
Yes, not the best pic I know but it was delicious ;) We had sorbet with our lunch today. I was running low on fresh fruit so I decided to make the kiddos a treat....mushed fruit (lol!)
3 cups Organic frozen fruit of choice (Ours had mango, papaya, pineapple and strawberries.)
Water (However much needed for desired consistency.)
That's it, 2 ingredients. Put the ingredients in the blender and blend until you reach the consistency you are looking for.
Delicious and healthy.....enjoy!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This was an awesome warm breakfast on a cold morning. Quick and easy! The kids said it was a "Do Again" recipe and I agree!
- 1 cup oats (50g)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbls unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine raw oats, spices, applesauce, and liquid. Pour into greased small ramekins. Add the sprinkle of brown sugar before baking if desired. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 2 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust).
After baking, top with a splash of milk and fresh berries. There are so many different variations that can be done with this. Remember to keep it healthy with whole foods ;)
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
We really do live in a wonderful town. Okay, my heart is a bit sad that it is growing so quickly and I fear it will loose the small town charm soon but, there is so much to be thankful for. Crew participates in a monthly kids book club at our local library for 1st – 3rd graders. It is such a great program. It is a small group limited to 12 kiddos and they meet once a month to discuss the book they are working on, do a craft and have a snack together. Crew loves it!
He really loves this months book….Diary of a Worm. This is right up Crew’s alley with silliness. Throughout the month we have done some different activities with the book here at home too. Both Crew and Goose are super familiar with worms because we have a Vermicompost bin with hundreds of worms so we didn’t do much science, but I did find some great Language Arts activities here…. Diary of a Worm.
One of the reasons we love homeschooling…..best friends!
Cause and Effect, Sequencing, Narration and more!
Need additional ideas? Check out Pinterest by searching Diary of a Worm =)
Monday, January 2, 2012
Yes, I will be competing in my first snowshoe race this coming weekend and some have asked how I am preparing. Well…I am running! Not usually on snow either. I have been out a couple times after the few storms we have gotten so far but for the most part I am running on the roads, trails or treadmill. I am one of those slow and steady runners…you know the tortoise and the hare I really need to get faster!! Those of you that are not YET runners….keep reading!
For those that have a running base, I came across a training plan in my Sept./Oct. 2011 issue of Women’s Running titled “Perfect 5K PR”. You can access the 1st plan online but the other two are print only.
Perfect 5K PR
Not up for these plans yet but need a plan and would like to start walking or running? Check out Couch to 5K or Beginner Triathlete's Couch to 5K. A great book to encourage you this new year… Courage to Start by John “The Penguin” Bingham.
Leave a comment or e-mail me if you need the plan e-mailed to you for larger/clearer print. Also, leave a comment so we can encourage one another in the new year!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
I know looks very green and scary to some of you I am sure, but it was delicious! Exciting Mom moment tonight when the kiddos didn’t even flinch at the color, and Crew immediately said “This is soooooo good! What did you put in it?” Well here it is….
- Chard (filled 3/4 of blender)
- banana (1)
- strawberries (approx. 6 – 10_
- fresh orange juice (1/2 to 1 cup)
- water (to desired consistency)
- chia seeds (2 Tbls.)