How grateful do children have to be?
Just the other day, my husband and I tried to wrap our heads around this concept. In fact, we both seemed to struggle with it. We talked for a while and then ended our conversation deciding that, when it comes to our kids, there are two sides to gratitude.
How about we get baking today?
I have to admit, I’m not much of baker. In fact, not at all. Anything I bake has to be pretty straightforward, with little to no skill involved. Luckily, this recipe for nutritious brownie bites just fits the bill!
Quick and easy to make, these little morsels are packed full of heart healthy fats, protein, fiber, antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals but without any refined sugar. They give you an energy boost with just enough sweetness to satisfy your chocolate craving.
One of my friends just celebrated being skin cancer free for three years.
Another friend of mine is currently spending too much time at her dermatologist’s office where she is having large patches of skin painfully and bone-deep cut out to be biopsied. You get where this is going…sun damage! One must have been living under the proverbial rock to not have heard about the health risks of prolonged sun exposure. However, with summer fast approaching, I thought it couldn’t hurt to offer a little reminder.
Dinner time at our house can be interesting…
…mainly due to the fact that my kids and I are vegetarians but Mr. Healthy Haus is not. Even though he is OK being a veggie for one evening, most of his meals do revolve around meat (mostly organic chicken or turkey, some fish, rarely red meat). And while my kids more or less follow my diet, of course, they do not eat exactly the same as me or the same as one another at all times. Sound familiar?
For being four and two years old though, they do eat a lot of “grown up” foods and overall, I am very proud that we have raised them to not be picky eaters. Our #1 mealtime rule has always been that they have to take a couple of bites and really taste something before they decide they don’t like it. And even then, I will probably have them try the same thing again a little later down the road as kids’ tastes often change. For example, my son never liked bananas (even as a baby) but every so often I would have him re-try a little bite and now as a toddler, he eats them like a champ!
Do you love the skin you’re in?
If you had asked me that question a few months ago my answer would have been a resounding “heck no!” Like many of you, I have had my share of skin problems which started when I was in my early thirties, when I should have been fighting wrinkles, not pimples. That’s right…adult acne. Yikes! I have mentioned it before but a couple of years ago, my skin started going crazy.