How Often Does Your Family Participate in the Number One Predictor of Your Child’s Success in School and Life?

This past summer I had to get physicals for my kids as required for a camp they were attending, so we made an appointment with our pediatrician.  After she asked all the typical questions about seatbelts and their development, she ended with “How many times does your family eat dinner together per week?”  I must have given her an interesting look, and after answering that this happened pretty much every night (whether we...

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Recipe: Protein Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

Check this yummy treat out!   Print Protein Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Energy Bars Author: Kari Schmitz   Ingredients 1 15 ounce can great northern beans (drained & rinsed) ½ cup pureed pumpkin ½ cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice ¼ tsp. salt 1 & ½ cups oats 1 cup gluten free flour ½ cup raisin bran cereal ½ cup dark chocolate chips Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine the...

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Yummy Quinoa Burgers
Oct14

Yummy Quinoa Burgers

Ingredients: 1 & ½ cups veggie/chicken broth 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups fresh or frozen green peas ½ cup raw cashews, ground into a fine powder 1 teaspoon green curry paste 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons tahini paste ½ cup cornstarch Salt & pepper Coconut oil for frying   1.     Bring the broth to a boil. 2.    Meanwhile, in a dry pan, heat the uncooked quinoa until it...

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The Top 8 Ways to Detox on a Daily Basis (That Don’t Involve Juicing)
Oct13

The Top 8 Ways to Detox on a Daily Basis (That Don’t Involve Juicing)

The first time I met my oncologist I was a 35 year old mother of three, who had been blindsided by the phone call “You have thyroid cancer” only one week before.  In my search to make sense of it all, I know I must have sounded like my toddler asking him “why” at least 200 times that hour…  Why did I get cancer, what did I do wrong, why, why, why!?  What he told me that day was that they thyroid is the most susceptible organ in our...

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Simple Lemony Cannellini Bean Salad
Sep26

Simple Lemony Cannellini Bean Salad

Print Simple Lemony Cannellini Bean Salad Author: Kari Schmitz   Ingredients 1 pound cooked cannellini beans or one can of BPA free beans ¼ cup minced fresh rosemary 3-5 garlic cloves ¼ cup olive oil ½ tsp red pepper flakes 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp salt 1 cup minced fresh parsley Instructions In a small frying pan over medium-low heat, cook the rosemary and garlic in the oil just to soften them. Add the...

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