Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Everyone can take measures to avoid getting sick this winter though. Getting a flu shot is recommended and also remind your household to to the following:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Or into the crook of your elbow.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth--germs are spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with a flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever subsides without the use of fever reducing medication.
I am kind of neurotic about hand washing, nose picking and all that jazz. Not an OCD ( yet), but I do not like seeing my kids sick. It makes me sad! I try to keep my kids as healthy as possibly through eating right, exercising and mental health as well. There is not much I can do about the kids they come in contact with on a day to day basis ( school), but I hope other parents are taking these same precautions to keep their kids well.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
If anyone has any experiences they don't mind sharing I would love to hear about them!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I went out into the weed jungle and found one more zucchini. It did not get very big, but hey. I can't be too picky now can I?
The broccoli never sprouted. The onion bulbs did not get much bigger so I left them in the ground. The other squash varieties and bell peppers did not make an appearance either.
I had high hopes for the bell peppers and also the squash. I will still blame it on the weather!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Have your chance at a Casio Exilim s12sr Slim camera.
I wanted to let you know about it, although I HOPE I win!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
my daughter would love the adventure ball.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Lunch time will come about an hour earlier than usual in our home now. There are things that, we as parents can do to raise the chances of school success. A full night's rest and breakfast are a good start to the day. Carbohydrates give the brain energy yo work, so choosing cereals and breads made with whole grains and add protein rich foods ( milk, peanut butter, eggs and turkey) for staying power. Research also shows that physically active students get better grades. "You can't play until you've finished your homework." may no longer be considered good parenting. Ongoing research from the American College of Sports Medicine has determined a link between kids' exercise and kids' academic success. Exercise increases memory capacity, cognitive thinking and stimulates the mind. Free play is the best type of exercise!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
GINGER- I know that this root is good for pregnant people that suffer from nausea, but I did not know that it protects against ovarian cancer. University of Michigan researchers found that ginger maybe cause cancerous cells to die. Another reason to add this flavorful ,spicy root to your dishes.
CARROTS- I think everyone knows these are great for eyesight, but did you know carrots could slash your odds of developing colon cancer?Carrots, which are high in falcarinol, lowers your risk of tumors. Bugs Bunny is on to something!
*Thanks to Shape Magazine*
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
SERVES 12 , 12 muffins
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1/2 of one large zucchini)
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup white sugar, plus
1/8 cup white sugar
1/8 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice or lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash vanilla
1/3 cup blueberries
1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease a muffin pan with pam.
2Combine zucchini, applesauce, oats, flours, egg, sugar, and lemon juice in a bowl (use a spatula to mix, it will make things easier).
3Let this mixture sit for about 15 minutes.
4In the meantime, mix together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
5Fold this into the first mixture.
6Stir in blueberries and add a dash of vanilla.
7Scoop the batter into muffin pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.
8Bake for approximately 25 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
9*You can also double the recipe and still make only twelve, to make larger, heartier muffins.