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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jam on it

Making strawberry freezer jam is pretty darn easy.  I made eight jars for the girls in oh....30 minutes.  Here's what you do:  mash strawberries, mix in sugar, add pectin (thickens), pour into containers, let sit for 1 day and then place in freezer.  The girls love jam on their pancakes, almond meal waffles, biscuits, peek a boo eggs, in smoothies, and on PBJ's.  The best thing it tastes like fresh fruit.  Makes great presents too!  Get on it. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

almond meal

My kiddies love pancakes and waffles.  Here's a few tricks I use to add protein and less sugar to their morning treats.  If you make these from scratch or by the box, substitute half the mix or required flour with almond meal which is just ground up almonds.  Buy it at Trader Joe's for cheap.  Cut the sugary syrup by topping the pancakes with warmed blueberries mixed with a little raw honey.  You could also throw some freezer jam and coconut flakes on top. Here's the Everyday Paleo pancake recipe. Yummie.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

cavekiddie diet

Way back illions of years ago...our ancestors ate veggies and bread carbies.  I kinda like carbs, Janae really loves carbs but I also see how they make us tired, feel full but empty, and hey...make us wanna eat more crabs.  I started the family on a modified cavekiddie diet, also known as Paleo, stone age diet. We are still eating dairy. From the book Paleo Everyday, Sarah Fragoso suggests a kiddie on-the-go breakfast of a hard boiled egg, almonds, frozen blueberries. Sound filling? You'd be surprised.  Fragoso bodly suggests you ditch the pop tarts, bread, flour, and chips and opt for pumpkin seeds, almond butter, coconut milk, almond meal and tons of veggies. Read her blog here. 

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