Archive for June, 2010

Summer is Here! Time to stock up on SAFE Bug Spray!

Organic Bug Spray for Kids!

As part of my “Simply…” line of organic body care products, I offer an effective insect repellent that contains organic essential oils that deter pesky summer invaders such as mosquitoes, ‘noseeums’, wasps and bees. It is a ‘deet-free’ formula that is safe for you and your children! I have been using this spray with Dylan since he was 8 months all. For infants, simply spray on your hand and rub into their skin. To be safe, test a small portion of their skin before applying to their entire body. This is to ensure they do not have an allergy to the essential oils that are used. I gladly disclose all of the ingredients! You can purchase through my website. I am actually offering a ‘buy one get one’ promotion on the bug spray if you order before July 4, 2010. (offer ends July 3 2010 at midnight)

Simply… Bug Spray Ingredients:
Witch Hazel
Distilled Water
Almond Oil
Organic Citronella Essential Oil
Organic Clovebud Essential Oil

Organic Bug Spray for Kids

Organic Bug Spray for Kids

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More Raw Food Treats

I had some leftover nuts and apricots so I threw together this ‘raw ball’ (or, as I call them below ‘raw nuggets’) snack recipe. Just shows how quick and easy these are to make! These measurements are approximates. I literally just used what I had left and it actually formed into a nice consistency for rolling into bite sized balls.

Raw Nuggets

1 cup almonds
7 dried apricots
3 TB shredded coconut
1 date
Blend all ingredients in Food Processor and roll into balls. Store in refrigerator.

Raw Nuggets

Raw Almond Apricot Nuggets

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Healthy Eats Playdate II – Recipes

Thanks to everyone for coming to the playdate yesterday! We had such a great time. Dylan was excited to hang out with some of his ‘older’ friends. I really appreciate everyone chipping in on the recipe ingredients. And those organic bananas were particularly tasty…Thanks Heather! ; ) A lot of the recipes that we made were repeats of the one in my previous post below, so I will just post the Blueberry Truffle Recipe (aka Raw Blue Balls with Nuts) here. Let me know if you have any questions and/or if you want me to provide you with a recipe that ‘sneaks in’ a particular vegetable. ENJOY!!

Blueberry Truffles

1 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Almonds
5 Dates (soaked for 15 min and pitted)
2 Tbs Raw Cacao Powder

Put into Food Processor
Roll into Balls
Dehydrate at 110 for 5 hours if desired

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Recipes from Today’s Healthy Eats Playdate

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoy these recipes! Please let me know if you have any questions!!

Green Smoothie

2 Ripe Banana (Frozen or Fresh)
10 Leaves Organic Spinach
1 Cup Water
Sweetener (I used 1 date and 1 small scoop Stevia in class)
Ice if you want it colder (no more than 4 or 5 cubes)

Blend in Vitamix or regular blender
Your child may be more likely to drink it if it is in their favorite cup OR from your cup with a straw…Might want to try this first
Slowly increase the number of greens as your child develops a taste for it
Change up your greens by using Kale, Beet Tops, Celery, Romaine, etc.
You can also add different fruits! I like to put at least a little banana in so that it is creamy.

Blueberry Truffles

1 cup raw walnuts
¼ cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
3 dates (soaked for 15 minutes and pits removed)
1 Tb raw cacao powder

Blend in Food Processor
Roll into balls and serve!
Add Ground Flax Seed for additional fiber and Omega 3’s!!

Apple Cookies

2 organic apples (cored and cut into 1 inch chunks)
1 1/2 cup raw almonds (or walnuts, brazil nuts, etc)
3 Dates (soaked for 15 min and pitted)
5 Apricots
¼ cup Ground Flax Seed

Grind almonds until powder in food processor
Add flax, dates and apricots and grind again
Add apples one at a time until the mixture is of a consistency with which you can roll into balls (too many apples will make the mixture too gooey)
Roll in balls; if desired bake in oven on 200 for about 20 minutes (this will make them less sticky) or in Dehydrator on 110 for 5 hours

Raw Ice Cream

3 Frozen Ripe Bananas
1 Date or another sweetner (optional, I did not add any in class)
That’s It!
Optional Ingredients:
Frozen Strawberries
Frozen Blueberries
ANY Frozen Fruit
1 Tb Raw Cacao Powder
AND during class I snuck a handful of spinach in there and it didn’t seem that the babies noticed!

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