Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mock Frosty

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Who doesn’t love a Wendy’s Frost?  I made a mock version today that totally tricked our tastebuds. Cool part is it’s gluten free, and sugar free. Can’t beat that! Here is the recipe.

Mock Wendy’s Frosty.
I came up with this recipe today to meet my chocolate craving.

8 oz heavy whipping cream
8 oz of Maria Emmerich’s coconut sweetened condensed milk recipe (not yet released so I can’t share)
32 oz unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 tbl spoon unsweetened chocolate powder
2 droppers chocolate liquid stevia

Mix all ingredients until well blended and place in ice-cream maker for 20-30 mins. Pour into a big glass, insert straw and drink! My kids and I love! I placed the leftover mix into my Zoku popsicle makers for a treat later.

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Low Carb and Gluten Free Recipies

I found a great site with two amazing recipe books that both the kids and I agree we’d enjoy trying out the foods in them. I actually printed the books and laminated the pages for use in my kitchen. The layout was perfect, pictures amazing, and instructions easy to follow. I can’t wait to get started.

Going Back to School

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So the kids will be starting school within the next couple weeks and I’ll be looking for some good lunch options they can take that will both be healthy and satisfy their hunger. I’m not really good with creating to-go type meals. I usually just take a salad, but they are not gonna want to do that every day. I don’t want to opt for sandwiches and chips. So over the next couple weeks I’ll be trying out different recipes to see why they think. Wish me luck.

Gymnastic has Begun

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Anna started her first day of gymnastics last week. She went all in, hard core, like she’d been doing this all her life. She has some catching up to do since by the age of 9 these girls have been doing this for at least 4 years, but she was very enthusiastic and caught on quickly. She was moving so much it was hard to get a good pic. This is the best one. This has given mamma opportunity to encourage moving and exercise without it feeling like work. I told her if she wanted a leotard rather than going in shorts and a shirt she needs to practice so I’ll not be wasting my money. I  hope this sticks. I’ve been looking for something athletic to hold the girls interest long enough so they actually will want to be engaged and spend time doing it. Let’s hope it sticks.
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Totally Blown out the Water

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We had a family reunion this week and the diet rules were totally blown out of the water. I’m not even sure how to explain the level of excess my children consumed while hanging out with their cousins this week. It’s really embarrassing to talk about. Really!!!   I don’t even know if this is doing any good since they see it more as a punishment rather than a lifestyle change for the good. Maybe I’m not educating them properly on the benefits. Or, maybe it’s going to take much longer for them to see the benefits. They are after all kids. I’m not sure how we go from a week of excess back to our state of normalcy. We’ll just have to work through it. Wish me luck. Here is a pic of the girls and their cousins.IMG_1433