What might be lurking in your baby’s cereal box!

ALERT..another baby cereal with bugs and green gooey stuff found at the bottom. .what is so sad is that baby was throwing up every time she eat her cereal but parents never could figure out what the problem was, thought it was reflux

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We saw this not to long ago with warms in cereal and mold in juice box, mamas don’t let your baby eat or drink directly from a container that you can’t see the bottom of. .you never know what might be lurking inside. To read more about this story click here

We will continue to make  fresh  food in small batches.  to read more about our fresh organic meals or to place an order visit our website

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Fighting Ebola.. we must act NOW, not later

 

Without saying a word, these global celebrities will make you want to take action

 

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Ebola is devastating parts of Africa, we need to all come together and take action.. One.org  is doing a fantastic job to rallying support and accountability.. Please join their effort and sign petition here.. #EndEbola NOW! Sign here → bit.ly/11vPs11

 

Two worlds, one problem: Educating women on good nutrition

Through a mist of faraway memories, I walk between the garden rows.  Large green leaves brush my bare legs, and the black earth is soft beneath my toes. Bees are buzzing in the clear, hot sun, sipping nectar from the golden pumpkin blossoms. I spot a cluster of beans dangling like ornaments in the shade beneath a canopy of heart-shaped leaves. I reach out my tiny hand and pluck a fat green bean. I take a bite. Juicy and sweet and tender, I could not have been happier if it had been candy.

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My mother’s farm in Cameroon, where I grew up, was a wonderland of delights. From the time we could walk, my sisters and I followed her around as she picked corn and beans, tomatoes and pumpkin. My earliest taste memories involved stolen bites of fresh vegetables, warmed and ripened by the sun. These early experiences set my eating habits for life.
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Kale pineapple smoothie your picky eater will love!

If you are one of many parents out there blessed with a ‘picky eater’ that has a strong aversion for all things green, making fun yummy smoothies or fruity green juices at home might be another easy way to get them start enjoying the fresh yummy taste of vegetables.

Though sneaking in vegetables get your kids to eat a few of their veggies, it doesn’t address the problem of getting them to love vegetables which is an essential component of their diet. From my experience working with families I find that you get kids hooked on veggies when you serve it in a way they enjoy…

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I can’t tell you how many times a ‘picky eater’ with parents emphatically telling me there is no way my child will drink that green looking stuff and the look of total disbelief when kid (ssh and sometimes adults) gulps down

If you have a baby starting solid, now is the time to train them to fall in love with the taste of veggies (take it from a parent with a son who loves raw green vegetables passionately and that includes raw slimy okra), it is easier to do it when they are younger than later. ..

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With our son I made it a point to never mix fruits and vegetables to give him the opportunity to appreciate the various tastes and textures he was experiencing and a lot of my clients do the same and it works. It might take you 90 tries to get your baby to love a new taste/texture but the good news is they will eventually love it and that is so worth the effort..

Here is the recipe to make this amazing  smoothie.

At our home we prefer organic fresh produce but you are welcome to use what you have.

2 cups full of fresh pineapple chunks
1 orange  (peeled)
3 cups (packed) of kale (we do use way too much kale so you are welcome to use more or less)
1 cup of ice (optional especially if you are suing frozen pineapples)
Slice of lemon.

Blend until  creamy and serve immediately

Enjoy

Chief Yummy Officer
Yummy Spoonfuls

 

 

 

Halloween treats without the scary chemicals !

Whenever Halloween comes around I cringe just thinking about the amount of toxins that parents are going to unknowingly feed their kids, this my friends is what scares me about Halloween.

The contents of what is lurking in the trick-or-treat bags of your precious kids are horrific when you read some of the labels. Ingredients from synthetic dyes to artificial flavors and other ghastly chemicals which have been linked to many diseases including ADHD, hyperactivity in children and even some forms of cancer – Surrey University United Kingdom.

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To be quite honest these types of dangerous treats shouldn’t be in the market in the first place let alone the mouth of our kids, the good news is we can still have fun without compromising health..

Here are my favorite sweet treats without the scary ingredients, amazing toxic chemical free treats that you can buy… I love the fact that these are free of synthetic colors, food additives, artificial flavors, preservatives, MSG and GMO

Torie & Howard
Yummy Earth
Equal exchange
Funky monkey
Glee gum
Go Natural candy
Surf Sweets
Unreal candy

Chief Yummy Officer

Better breakfast and quinoa pancake recipe

quinoa pancakeWhat we put in our stomachs or feed our kids first thing in the morning sets the standard for the rest of the day, which makes breakfast the most important meal you can eat.Morning nutrients are essential because they affect how we look, feel, our energy level, brain power, alertness, our mood (happy, sad, lethargy, etc)…not to mention the body’s ability to fight off offenders.

Trying to eat and feed our kids a healthy wholesome breakfast can be a huge challenge for busy parents who are limited on time. There are a myriad of packaged ready-to-eat breakfast foods out there – everything from box cereals and breakfast bars to frozen pancakes/waffles and biscuits – all touting to be healthy though statistics continue to prove the contrary..Continue reading for recipe

Chief Yummy Officer
Yummy Spoonful

 

Organic banana blueberries spelt pancakes

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This happened today for breakfast, banana blueberries spelt flour pancakes. Okay so we know fresh from scratch meals are more nutritious but let’s not talk about nutrients, let’s focus on taste.

Nothing beats the taste of made from scratch pancakes. …Seriously the moment you make fresh pancakes from scratch is that very moment you are going to stop buying pancake mix or frozen.

I remembered once I tried pancake at a friend and I knew from the very first bit it was from a box even though it was an organic mix. You will see from this recipe how easy it is to make, this took me less than 30 minutes this morning, pancakes are not like cake so you can easily ‘wing’ your way to a yummy meal, to thick add more liquid to light add more flour:)

Ingredients organic:
1 banana mashed
1 egg (Happy pastured)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 / 4tsp salt
1 cup almond milk ( any will do )
1 / 2 tsp vanilla Pinch of nutmeg ( not necessary but I always use)
1 cup spelt flour
Oil for the griddle
Frozen blueberries

Add all wet ingredients and mix well, add flour and mix just enough, you don’t want to over mix. I don’t mix my blueberries in the batter, I add when it is on the griddle. For this shape and size I use a measuring tablespoon to fry..see previous pic on how it looks on the griddle. I serve with warm maple syrup and banana. And if you really want to take this a set further mill your grains:)

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Yummy Spoonfuls

Fresh organic food is best food for babies!

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Bonnie Bedford said it perfectly “what is best for the child is not always what is most convenient for the parent” . .

This is the best way I can think of when talking about how we feed our kids..

Today we are in such a rush about every thing, because of our need for super convenience we simply accept the fact that jarred/pouch shelf-stable pasteurized food with a 2-3 years shelf life is food suitable for babies. . .

See the huge difference between our freshly made peas and organic jarred/pouch peas. . As parents we need to fiercely demand better food options for our kids, fresh food should be the only option for all kids not just a few of us. Until we get to that point we should cook more and buy fresh food.
No child should eat food that was cooked way before they were born. We are what we eat and our kids what we feed them.

There is no parent who can happily eat a 2 year old cooked food but yet we expect our babies to eat these types of food that we as adults can’t tolerate  the taste nor the smell.

Our babies deserves better!

Chief Yummy Officer
Yummy Spoonfuls

Today’s school lunch arugula tuna wrap.

Screen shot 2014-09-10 at 11.38.57 AMToday’s school lunch for the kiddo. Tuna arugula wrap..Until we successfully give the school lunch program a healthy shakedown I will continue to pack snacks, lunch and everything in between.

This is an easy no cook meal made with whole wheat wraps….

Tune (strain out the liquid)

chopped pecans, celery and raisins, add about a teaspoon of sesame oil, mix well, lay your fresh arugula, then spread your mix and wrap. We use all organic ingredients.

Chief Yummy Officer
Yummy Spoonfuls

Ramen Noodles Cause Heart Disease!

Screen shot 2014-09-07 at 12.50.41 AMIf you are still eating ramen noodles you want to read this article. .Scientists reveal it cause heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome. Please share with friends and family, it is frustrating to see products like this in our food supply chain..
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Thanks and have a wonderful day

Chief Yummy Officer