How to make easy homemade Popsicles!!

Hey Everybody!! Here is a quick video that gives an easy treat idea for your kids. Many getting kids to eat vegetables can be a chore, but have you ever thought about adding them to foods your kids already enjoy to eat. It’s almost summertime and what kid doesn’t enjoy a Popsicle?? Here is a simple idea for you..and you only need a few ingredients.

Enjoy!!!!

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Tasty Tuesday Tip (Banana Peanut Butter Muffins w/no flour, sugar or butter

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Hey Everybody! So who doesn’t like muffins. I am sure we all eat them from time to time or have in the past, but what we don’t need is all those extra calories. Many times muffins are easy to eat and grab while on the go, but most of the muffins are packaged with lots of sugar and fat!! This is a recipe that I came across the other day and figured it was a good one to try for the family. I have two kids and you know how it can be to get them to eat something new or healthier. These muffins are a great snack idea and also good for breakfast on the go!!!!! 

My kids actually enjoyed them!! I believe that there are always ways to make something that is usually not so healthy, healthier. Only thing you need to do is be creative and explore with recipes or just try something new!!! My motto, “small steps equals big change”. Take small steps to being healthier and see what changes you will see. 

Let’s get to the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 large)
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp real vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashion oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bananas, eggs, honey, milk, peanut butter and vanilla in blender or in bowl and use hand mixer and puree until smooth. (I used my mixer). Add oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until smooth. (can use a blender also) Line 12 muffins tins with liners. 
Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center. 

Take out and enjoy!!!!

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Tasty Tuesday Tip (Homemade Granola Bars)

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Hey Everybody! Today I decided to share my homemade granola bar recipe. This is too easy to make. If you love granola bars and want a healthier snack options..this is the way to go!!!! You can make these in 5-10 minutes and freeze them and eat at a later time. Your kids will love them!!! Let’s get to the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed

In a medium-sized bowl pour all ingredients one at a time. Next stir until well blended. Once done stirring, place in a 9×9 inch pan lined with wax paper. Place in freezer for 30 minutes or until ready to eat. Cut in squares and enjoy!!!

Remember small steps equals BIG change!!!

Monica ♥♥

 

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Post Baby – Nutrition in 90 Seconds!

Eating smaller portions, choose sensibly, drinking plenty of water and breastfeeding. Lose that baby weight in a healthy way. You don’t have to starve yourself. Just take small steps!

 

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My Story- Hyperthyroidism “Update”

Hey Everybody! Here is an update about the diagnosis I was given about Hyperthyroidism/Grave’s Disease last year. This is part two from the video I posted on YouTube a few months ago. Check out this video update and also the first video I posted!!! Hope it is an encouragement to you!!!! 

 

Click below to see Part 1.

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Clusters (TASTY TUESDAY TIP)

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Hey Everybody!!! I have been very BUSY!!! Just had a new addition(baby) to the family, but things are going well. I wanted to share this quick recipe while I have a little time!!! This was something that I thought would be a quick and easy idea to make when you want something a little sweet. My husband really likes them and so do I. I made this recipe before using rice crispy cereal, but wanted to try corn flake because I figured they would add a little more CRUNCH!!! Guess what?? They actually do provide more of a crunch than the rice crispy cereal!!! Remember making healthy snacks doesn’t have to be hard to do, but can be really easy!!! These clusters can be prepared and store in zip loc bags and eaten for later. Great treat!!! Let’s get to this simple recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter (any brand)
  • 3/4 c honey
  • 2 cups corn flake cereal

Instructions:

Use a medium sauce pan and use low to medium heat. Add honey and peanut butter. Stir. Next add cereal and stir together until mixed well.  Remove from heat and get a baking sheet and line with wax or parchment paper. Spoon out mixture in clusters and place on prepared pan. Once complete, place in freezer for about 30-45 mins. Take out and enjoy!!!

Also try these products:

Aluminum Baker’s Half Sheet

Saucepan

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One of the greatest JOBS!!!

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Being a mom is one of the greatest job!!! I am a mother of 3. Just gave birth to my third child and each time has caused me to look at motherhood differently. Even just the labor involved is amazing. It takes time and it requires you to PUSH!!!!!!! Remember  that in life not to give up but push your purpose and destiny out!!!!!!

 

 

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As Mother’s Day approaches I would like to say that I love being a mom…it can seem hard at times..stressful…tiring or just as if you are not doing it right😊. God put something in us to birth children and to nurture them. It is nothing to take lightly. Do I feel that I get it right all the time?? Honestly I don’t! I have my moments but in spite of it all..this is the greatest job in the world. As mothers we have the opportunity to deposit something into our kids..that can be negatively or positively. Choose wisely!! Be encouraged mothers …our job is not easy all the time but we have what it takes😃😃. God is your strength!!! You are doing a good job😊😊😊😊.

Blessings,

Monica

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Tips for Digestive Health!

Taking care of our gut is important. This is your NUTRITION in 90 second video. In this video I share just some easy, quick tips for gut health. Digestion deals with how our bodies break food down. Many times the foods we eat can hinder this process and cause issues such as gas, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowels, etc… Sometimes changing ones diet can help relieve some of these digestion problems!! Check this book (Digestive Wellness) or others for more information on digestive health. 

 

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How to make homemade Oatmeal Banana Honey & Almond Butter Muffins! (Tasty Tuesday Tip)

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IMG_3929Hey Everybody! I know that title sounds long, but that is the only name I can give it! I decided to come up with a healthy recipe for a muffin with ingredients I had on hand so that is what I came up with. Many times we like to grab something quick for breakfast, especially if you don’t have a lot of time, but grabbing those already packaged, large muffins can pack on sound unwanted calories. If you are trying to take steps to a healthy you, it is important to prepare more foods at home yourself. I always say, you can still enjoy foods you love, but make some adjustments to them! Simple right? It may not seem simple, but it can be. You have to let your creative Juices flow! Recently we have been doing a 10 day no meat, 1 gallon of water, no dairy challenge!!! As…

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Tasty, Tuesday, Tip ($30 grocery haul)

Hey Everybody! Tips for feeding your family on a low budget and still provide good meals. We all know that it can be challenging preparing meals for a growing family. We are a family of 4 and soon to be 5 and you can imagine how it can be. You find yourself trying to cook something the kids will enjoy, but also that is healthy. It can be hard, but it is not impossible. Many people struggle with the cost of healthy foods and not being able to afford it, but in this video I will give you a few tips on how to buy foods and meal ideas that you can have with those particular foods. Quick and simple meals are key. You may not have time for a gourmet meal all the time, but keeping it quick and easy can do wonders for your busy life!!

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