This is the spread I made early this morning to sit on our kitchen table. Most of the fruit tray disappeared by lunch time. The veggies that were left were a great addition to our lunch of raw salads & spring rolls and lemonade.
Several years ago I read Dr. Furhman's book, "Disease Proof Your Child"....and he mentioned to keep fruits and veggies readily available for your family....so I adopted this idea and try to keep them in sight. It works very well for the whole family. When my hubby gets home and is sitting at the table waiting for his dinner, he will inevitably munch on whatever I leave on the table.....
Here is a desciption of this book from Amazon & I found this book to be worth every penny.....
In his private practice, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. helps families transform their eating habits and recover their health. His nutrient-rich eating plan can have a significant impact on your child's resistance to dangerous infections, and a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies. Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child's IQ and success in school.
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Featuring easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, your whole family will learn to establish life-long healthful eating habits.
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This was yesterday's centerpiece!
This salad doesn't look very appealing but It was sooo good I had to post the pic. I would have preferred to have added some color..like red/orange/yellow bell peppers and or carrots...but we use what is on hand.
Do you remember the Chinese Cole Slaw with the Ramen Noodles??? This is my healthy version of this recipe.
CHINESE COLE SLAW
about 1/2 head of cabbage shredded
1 c. raw cashews
1 c. raw sunflower seeds
1 bell pepper diced (not shown)
1 carrot shredded (not shown)
1 bunch green onion diced (not shown)
3 T. Seitenbacher Veggie Broth and Seasoning Powder(pictured below)
3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c. raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. water
pinch of stevia
mix in blender & pour over salad mix
This is very filling!
This was part of my BulkFoods.com order. I have been using NutriBiotic rice protein powder for my hubby's smoothies, but when I spied this product I thought I'd give it a try. I got two extra pounds for $2 more than NutriBiotic's product.
This product is made of NON- GMO sprouted brown rice. NO Additives, Gluten free, Kosher, Parve, Vegan. It is 70% protein. NutriBiotic is 80%. If you are looking to add some protein powder but do not want to break the bank, this is a good choice. My hub's likes it and it is doing the job. It's texture and consistency is like the NutriBiotic product.
NutriBiotic does carry an organic version of thier protein powder and I have been happy with it also, but the cost is significantly higher at 3 lbs NutriBiotic vs. Bulk Foods $27.67 for 5 lbs.
Follow this link to check out BulkFood's protein powder.
This is a picture from my front door...a little frosty outside today!