I bought my husband a SHABU Pot for Christmas last year and it’s great! It’s such a great way to have a huge pot of healthy veggies and meats for the whole family to enjoy at once. It’s great for everyone in the family to get involved by cooking the foods. It heats up really hot and fast. We made our own broth with only lemongrass,ginger and water, super tasty! Any SHABU restaurant that you go to will most likely have msg in their broths. Eateries have every right to tell you if they use msg or not so ask! Msg is a neurotoxin which is a chemical that affects your brain and can cause allergies, difficulty breathing (my son had this), even anaphylactic shock so stay away from msg at all costs. Msg has 100’s of other names that it is disguised by so unless you make it yourself you should avoid broths and sauces no matter what. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai all use msg. Sad but true.
I bought this Shabu Shabu Pot here.
Say no to MSG and always ask when you are at a restaraunt
SUPERFOODS BITES⚡️ I made date balls this morning filled with yummy superfoods, no sugar added, only what naturally comes from dates. You can make millions of versions of superfoods bites with whatever you prefer. I used what I had on hand and you can use what you have also. Dates are great because they act as a binder, are already sweet but you can also add natural sugars like honey, maple or coconut nectar. Nut or seed butters like almond butter, sunbutter, tahini or pumpkin seed butters are great to add thickness, binding and nutrients too. Play around with mixtures and see what you like the best or what your kids will eat! I sometimes will add melted dark chocolate on the outside to cover the balls with. It’s funny how my kids will not eat this alone but dip them in chocolate and it’s a whole other world! If you use a great organic dark chocolate with low sugar, it also is an added superfood because organic dark chocolate with a high cacao content is great in antioxidants and you and your family will love it!
Here’s the ingredients that I used this morning, I did not measure, just went for a dough forming texture. I know that I used 8 oz. of dates and soaked them in lukewarm water first for about 5 minutes to soften. Add dates to a food processor and process till its doughy, add in your nut or seed butter and process the two together. Remove this mixture and put in a larger bowl, add in your pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, maca powder, cinnamon and mix. Form balls and pop on the fridge to harden. Keep them stored in a lid container in the fridge until you are ready to eat! Best enjoyed with a cup of organic coffee 🙂
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Healthy Chex Mix!
My son has been bugging to make Chex Mix so I told him we’d do a healthier version. So many people think chex mixes from stores are just cereal so they are healthy. Far from the truth. The cereals normally used are rice, corn and wheat Chex. Those all contain high fructose corn syrup, chemical preservatives and are gmo. The peanuts are usually ones fried in corn or soybean oil which are highly gmo and the butter used is full of hormones and antibiotics and brown sugar used in sweet Chex Mix is just white processed sugar with molasses added to make it brown. Yuk! When you learn how to read ingredients and KNOW what’s in each food you put in your and your children’s bodies, you will begin to take control of your health. So we used healthier ingredients- non gmo puffs and O cereal, raw peanuts, organic spelt pretzels, ghee, coconut nectar, vanilla and cinnamon. The kids and husband loved it!
3 cups of Organic O’s Cereal
3 cups of Barbara’s Puffs Cereal
2 cups Newman’s Organic Spelt Pretzels
2 cups raw peanuts
1/2 cup Organic Purity Farms Ghee (melted)
1 tbsp coconut nectar
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large sheet pan. Spread evenly, use two pans if necessary. In a saucepan heat the ghee and coconut nectar till melted. Pour ghee mix over the cereal and make sure all is coated. Bake on 300 for 15 minutes. Take out and stir around. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let it cool. Enjoy!
For the L💚VE of salmon! My mouth is watering as I type😋💕 This is soo good (stuffing my face now) salmon is a fatty fish high omega 3 fats. Fatty acids are necessary for all functions in your body. Two are essential (omega 3,6) meaning you need to consume them and one (omega 9) is non essential The typical processed American diet has too many processed foods and oils that people are getting 15x the amount of omega6 fats compared to omega 3 fats. I don’t eat fish often,it’s hard to get fish free of pollutants especially mercury but there are many plant based sources of omega fats also. Here are some-
Omega 3- spirulina, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, raw walnuts, green leafy veggies and flax seeds. Omega 6- olive oil, grape seeds, pistachios, sesame oil, raw nuts n seeds. Omega 9- avocados, pecans, cashews, mac nuts, almonds, almonds and hazelnuts. The tricky part is finding balance of 3&6 because when there is a balance the body can significantly produce omega 9. Check out my IG page for more great health and fitness info: @greenandfitmama
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