Mom Knows Best : January 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

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How To Make A Healthy Salted Caramel "Wendy's" Frosty

One taste of this copycat recipe and you will love it.


   My kids and I love going out for ice cream. Our favorite place for delicious cream chocolate ice cream is Wendys. We don't go there often for Frosty's as that yummy concoction is full of fat and sugar. The dessert also has artificial flavors and chemical ingredients that are hard to pronounce. My motto is if you can't pronounce the ingredient or know what it is, then maybe it is not good for my body. I am trying to be good this year and eat healthier, but I love ice cream. So what I am suppose to do? 
I discovered a copycat recipe that not only tastes just as good as a Wendy's frosty, I think it tastes better, but is way lower in fat and sugar. This wonderful dessert is also dairy free, yea for us that have lactose problems. I also used a delicious salted caramel syrup in my ice cream dessert which makes it taste so good. Salted Caramel and chocolate just go so great together. It tastes even better in a yummy frozen dessert.


I used a wonderful Salted Caramel Syrup that is made from all natural ingredients. This unique salted caramel syrup is handcrafted in Ashland Oregon and is made with just 4  natural ingredients: Caramelized cane sugar, Tahitian vanilla, GMO-free Boyajian maple, and French Celtic sea salt. My taste buds get excited just reading those ingredients. The first time I tried this syrup, I said OMG, this stuff is amazing! This Salted Caramel Syrup is all natural, fat-free and has a wonderful balance of salty and sweet. This luscious syrup has a wonderful vanilla maple flavor and is wonderful in recipes, coffee drinks, oatmeal, ice cream, and more.I just love to pair this Salted Caramel Syrup with chocolate to make my wonderful copycat frozen dessert.

My delicious Salted Caramel frosty is so simple to whip up and has only 4 ingredients in it. The ingredients that I used are all natural and make my fozen dessert so much healthier which means you can enjoy it everyday. You don't even need a ice cream maker or the freezer for my version of delicious ice cream. This recipe is also a great way to use up ripe bananas. 

Here is the link so you can buy some of this delicious Salted Caramel Syrup.

 What would you use this yummy syrup in?



Salted Caramel Frosty

Ingredients

6 ice cubes
1 Banana (very ripe and frozen)
2 tablespoons Salted Caramel Syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup very cold cashew milk or almond milk

Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until smooth and creamy. 

Makes 2 servings.





"These opinions are my own and I received a bottle of Lori's Salted Carmel Syrup to facilitate this recipe."






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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Savory Lentil Loaf With A Cranberry Cherry Glaze & Giveaway

This flavorful lentil loaf makes for a great meatless meal.




  Most people think that a meatless meal is boring and full of veggies. Last year when I attended my son's military ball, I ordered the vegetarian meal as I don't eat meat. I was shocked at what they considered a vegetarian meal when they brought out my plate. They simply served me a plate of mashed potatoes and vegetables, the same thing everyone else had on their plates, just without the meal. This was a fancy restaurant and the chef considered this to be an vegeatrian meal. I just don't understand as it is so easy to make a delicious meal for vegetarians. The way to make meatless meals taste wonderful is by using flavorful sauces and herbs along with meatless protein options. Eating vegetarian does not mean you have to eat boring meals of vegetables.



  I like to use Top Mates artisan-crafted sauces in my meatless recipes as these sauces from Austraila add such wonderful flavor to all my meals. Every artisan crafted sauce that Top Mates makes  is slow cooked which creates a significant reduction yielding powerful, full bodied complex flavors never seen before right out of a jar. You can use these sauces as a condiment, a marinade or during cooking. Top Mates makes seven wonderful sauces and they are great to use in all types of cooking. They are awesome on veggies, pasta, rice, fish, and all types of meat. Just look at the delicious flavors.

                                             Smoked Tomato
                                             Apple & Mint
                                             Savory Cherry
                                             Savory Pineapple
                                             Chipotle & Onion
                                             Caramelized Garlic
                                              Onion & Shiraz


There are so many ways to use these Top Mates artisan crafted sauces, but if you need some inspiration just check out their website for recipes that include mouth watering pictures. My favorite sauce is the Savory Cherry. This is made with juicy cherries that are simmered with exotic spices. This sauce goes great with my Lentil loaf or for you meat eaters, it goes great on ham and turkey. The Aussies love to eat this sauce on kangaroo meat.



  I also love the Savory Pineapple sauce which makes my stir fried veggies taste great. The Chipotle & Onion sauce is a favorite for all my Mexican cooking. I like to use this sauce when I make my bean enchiladas as it gives my food a smokey flavor of sweet heat. Check out all the Top Mates artisan crafted sauces and share with me how you would use these flavorful sauces in your cooking. Then come back and enter my giveaway to win three jars of Top Mates artisan crafted sauces so you can make delicious meals that are full of flavor.




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    Savory Lentil Loaf With Cranberry Cherry Glaze
                       Serves: 6-7
          Ingredients
                       3 cups cooked lentils 
                       3 tbsp chia seed
                       1/2 cup water
                       1/2 cup chopped onion
                       2 tbsp olive oil
                       1/2 tsp sea salt
                       1 tsp minced garlic
                       1 cup oatmeal
                       2 pieces wheat bread
                       1/2 cup Savory Cherry Top Mates artisan sauce
                       1 cup chopped cashew nuts
                       1/2 cup water

Instructions  Preheat oven to 350F
1. Combine your chia and water, mix together and set aside to let it gel.
2. Combine the lentils, onion, garlic, salt, and oil all in a skillet and cook on medium until onion and lentils are soft, about 10 minutes.
3. Place the lentil mixture in a large bowl and set aside.
4. Combine the oatmeal and bread in a food processor and grind into a flour texture.
5. Then add the oat flour and gelled chia to the lentils that are in a large bowl. Stir in the Savory Cherry Top Mate artisan sauce, the chopped cashew nuts, and 1/2 cup water.
6. Mix everything together with a spoon or even your hands to make sure it gets well combined. Then press mixture into a 9X5 greased baking pan.
7. Bake for 45 minutes at 350F

When the lentil loaf is done, slice into slices and serve with the savory cranberry cherry glaze.

    Savory Cranberry Cherry Glaze

                  1 cup fresh cranberries
                  1/2 cup Savory Cherry Top Mates artisan sauce
                  1/4 cup sugar
                  1/2 cup water
   Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over med-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir for ten minutes and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes without stirring. Use this flavor glaze over the lentil loaf.

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"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of the above mentioned sauces to facilitate this post."

Monday, January 25, 2016

Promote A Healthy Immune System With Herbs

Prevention is always the best medicine. 


   Prevention is always the best medicine. Cold and flu season is not something that parents like to deal with. There are germs everywhere and we can't avoid them, unless we never leave the house or let anyone in. For most people that is not an option, so we have to deal with all those nasty germs. We can be afraid of the germs or we can fight them. I like to fight germs by keeping my body healthy and giving it the things it needs to be able to fight germs. I also like to give my children natural herbs, in addition to a healthy diet, to help them maintain a healthy immune system so they kick those germs to the curb and not get sick.


  I find it so amazing that we can keep our bodies healthy with plants and herbs. I prefer natural herbs over medicine and would rather use these over chemicals. Now most people know that eating healthy helps keep our bodies healthy, but did you know that certain herbs can keep our immune system healthy? Gaia Herbs has a line of herbal formulas just for children—GaiaKids®. I was sent a sample of one of their products through greenmomsmeet.com and I couldn't wait to have my boys taste it. I already use natural immunne products like elderberry with my boys so I was excited to introduce GaiaKids® Bronchial Wellness for Kids to them. It is a germy world out there and I want my boys to have healthy immune systems to fight those germs. This alcohol-free herbal formula provides herbal support for the respiratory system and promotes healthy mucous membranes. It also has a kid friendly taste. Now taste is very important, as my child will not take something if it has a bad taste. I am happy to say that my picky son loves the taste of this formula. He was hesitant to try it as he said "the color looks nasty" but I told him to just take a sip. He did and drank up the whole teaspoon that I gave him. My son then said "this stuff actually tastes good."



I don't know about your kids, but when my kids get sick it always seems to attack their respiratory system with that bad cough and lots of gunk from their nose. I love that I can offer my boys a Bronchial Wellness herbal supplement to support that part of their immune system so just maybe this winter my boys will not experience that bad cough and nose gunk. 

Bronchial Wellness for Kids facts:

What is it for?
This natural support is for your child's throat and bronchial health. It is recommended for ages 2-15.

What are the key ingredients?
Plantain- a herb that supports a healthy inflammatory response in the respiratory tract.

Helichrysum's essential oil- a potent source of antioxidants that has been traditional uses to soothe occasional bronchial irritation.

Grindelia- has long been used to support the respiratory system and assist in the normal production and elimination of mucous. It also provides soothing support for the respiratory tract.

What makes it great?

It is 100% traceable!
It's USDA Certified Organic.
It tastes great!

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They Are Only Little For A Short time



  My youngest two boys are not babies anymore and I miss those days. I can no longer call them the babies as they are 7 and 9 years old. For the longest time my older kids, who are now 16,21, and 25 called the youngest boys the babies instead of their real names. They are sixteen months apart and they are almost like twins. They were also a handful when they were babies as they are so close in age. The first years of their lives were very busy and I was not able to do many things with these two like I did with my older three kids. One of the things I wish I had time for was creating a baby book. You know the one with pictures and memories. I just never had time to make one. All the pictures of my boys are on our desk top computer. My boys just love watching the slide show of their pictures. This computer is old and is on its last leg so I need to get these pictures transferred to my laptop before it no longer works.


  My husband has a better idea for all these precious baby pictures of my youngest boys. He suggested that I make a memory book with the baby photos. I discovered Mixbook. This online website helps a person like me to create the perfect photo book so I can treasure all those pictures of my boys. Mixbook has a wide selection of photo books to choose from. I just love the selection of backgrounds that you can choose from to make your book special. Once you select the book that you want, they have books for kids, babies, weddings, and more, you then add the photos. This website makes it easy to customize your book so it can look awesome. I just love that you can customize the pages to hold as many or few pictures. You add words to the pages also. How you make your book look is all up to you. With Mixbook, everything is customizable. Add your own photos and text, change the layout, add stickers and backgrounds - you are free to design a Book that is personal to you!



  I have not made my photo book yet as the computer with all the boys baby pictures decided to not work, so husband needs to get a special cord to transfer them off the hard drive. While I am waiting I will ave fun browsing through all the different ways to design my photo book. I am thinking of the Sparkle And Shine book as it has pages that are filled with glittering zigzags, stripes, and polka dots to create vibrant backgrounds for all my photos.




"These opinions are my own and I received a credit to Mixbook to be able to make my own photo book exchange for this review."


How To Make A "Green" Smoothie That Does Not Look Or Taste Green




   I love my green smoothies as they are loaded with lots of nutrition, they only problem is the color. When I drink my green smoothies, my kids always say "mom that looks gross." My green smoothies taste great but how do I get my kids to drink them if they can't get past the dark green color. I think most people think like my kids. They won't drink a smoothie made with greens as they just look so gross. When I drink my green smoothie in public, I always put it in a stainless steel container as I don't want to gross people out. So I drink my green powerhouse smoothie in private. So how do I get my kids to drink my green smoothie that is loaded with yummy veggies like spinach and kale?



    My favorite company Garden of Life has made a wonderful protein powder that allows me to make a smoothie for my kids that has the goodness of green veggies but not have that dark ugly green look that grosses them out. Their new Raw Protein & greens is a combo of organic plant protein and organic veggies that includes green veggies like kale, spinach, alfalfa, and broccoli along with beets and carrots. This blend of six nutrient-rich has six times the nutrient density of whole leaf grass, plus organic spinach, organic kale, organic broccoli, organic carrot and organic beet. My boys don't have to know those veggies are in their smoothie. I will keep this secret to myself and just serve them a delicious tasting smoothie that is made with this protein powder. I love that my boys are getting a healthy drink that is loaded with protein and nutrient-rich, organic greens and veggies. The Garden of Life new Raw Protein & greens comes in three wonderful flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate Cacao ( both contain organic stevia extract) and Lightly Sweet (with no stevia).




   I love using Raw Protein & green in my smoothies too. I usually just add fruits like bananas and strawberries to my son's smoothies, they also like peanut butter in the Chocolate Cacao flavor, but to my smoothies, I will add other items to make them super powerhouse smoothies. Now I don't need to add anything else to this protein powder, as it is already loaded with great nutrition, but I like to add fruit to give my smoothie a great taste and spinach for more fiber. I also like to add flax seeds for heart healthy omegas. Just look at the all the healthy ingredients and nutrition that is in Raw Protein & greens. Oh, it is also NSF Gluten-Free Certified, Informed Choice trusted for sport and kosher.

 


   So anyone who wants the convenience of a clean, high-protein shake that also helps you get your daily servings of organic nutritious veggies and greens needs to try Garden of Life Raw Protein & green. Check out the below link for more information and where to buy this delicious protein powder.

   http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/RAW-Protein/RAW-Protein-greens.aspx



Here are some recipes for not so "green" smoothies. They are a great way to get those green veggies into your diet.



Chocolate Banana Peanut butter smoothie
         1 cup water
             1 banana
             2 tablespoons peanut butter
             1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein & green Chocolate Cacao flavor
             8 ice cubes

   Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Serve to your kids and smile knowing they are getting their green veggies.




Vanilla Peach Smoothie
    1 cup water
    1 cup sliced frozen peaches, fresh or can works too
    1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein & green Vanilla flavor
    8 ice cubes

   Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Serve to your kids and smile knowing they are getting their green veggies.


And for the brave who want to try my extra green smoothie.

      My Green Super Smoothie
                        1 cup water
                        1 cup sliced frozen peaches
                        1 cup frozen spinach
                        1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein & green Vanilla flavor
                        2 tablespoons flax seed
                        8 ice cubes
                     
   Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.



     
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Friday, January 22, 2016

My Plan To Start Running To Win A 5K

Check out some cool products from NatraCure that are great for runners.


   My New Years resolution is to start running again and win a 5K. Now when I talk about winning, it is not being the first person across the finish line, It is being one of the first 3 people in my age category. I am a runner by nature and I do quite well for my age. The only problem is I have not been able to run for over 6 months and this frustrates me. My running problems began over a year ago when I overtrained and had an Achille's tendon injury in my ankle. Through wearing a massive walking boot and supplements, my Achille's tendon recovered enough for me to start running again.


   I was able to run, but I still had some pain. Then I bought some new running shoes and experienced a couple of falls. It was not until the last fall that I realized that my new running shoes were the cause of my falls. I had purchased trail shoes and the tread of the shoe was getting caught in street cracks, causing me to fall. Here I thought I was just clumsy. The first two falls just had a lot of blood, but the last fall gave me a hamstring tear. That put me out of running for quite some time. I received physical therapy for my hamstring tear and my Achilles for two months. Physical therapy helped my injuries and I also learned about injury prevention and recovery. I learned that cold pack therapy helps with injuries and recovery. My therapist had this awesome big cold pack that helped my hamstring recover after I did therapy. I knew that I just had to have one. I knew that a FlexiKold Gel Cold Pack would be just the thing that would help when I started running again. This oversized cold pack is so awesome as it is flexible. I can practically use it anywhere there is pain or swelling. It folds up so I can store it in my fridge.




   I am ready to start running again, but I know I have to take it slow so I don't get any injuries. I have a new pair of shoes, yes I learned my lesson about my past running shoes, and I am ready to begin. I know I may experience some soreness when I start running again, but I am prepared with knowledge on how to treat it. I also have these cool Cold Therapy Socks that will help will my Achille's Tendon flare up. This is something that I may have to live with as the only alternative is surgery and that may not even help. I love that I can just put on a pair of socks after running and get cold therapy for immediate relief of pain and swelling. These socks come with a foot-length cold pack and a half-size cold pack. The socks have several different pockets to insert the cold packs into. I can choose to ice my bottom of my foot, my top of my foot, or the back of my foot. The socks keep the ice packs in place and I can get my cold therapy on my feet as I work on my computer.





   These two products from NatraCure are going to be great for the pain and soreness that I might/will experience with running. These products are just what I need to achieve my resolution of winning a 5K race. Check out some additional info about each product at the below links. NatraCure also sells many other products for innovative pain management solutions. I love that they have videos for all the products that they sell.






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