In case some of you haven't been watching the national weather, it's HOT here in Texas! Since our family seems to get caught up in Murphy's Law more often than not, it's really no surprise that not only did it work out that we moved here smack dab in the middle of July, but that there would be a heat wave going on too! The other day it soared up to temperatures where the heat index hit 108!
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Ever wonder how some chef's stay so skinny? For some of them I'm pretty sure it's because they know that if they eat food that is loaded with nutrients and protein they'll stay full and keep their energy up for hours at a time.
Take this Chocolate Shake that you can make for breakfast that Jennifer Iserloh created (adapted from Secrets of a Skinny Chef - 2010) filled with power foods!
I believe in the nut•rition-al power of peanut butter. In my home there is no rationing of peanut butter, everyone can have as much as they like whenever they like.
I got some GOOD peanut butter the other day, new Planters NUT•rition Energy Mix, which features flavors like Banana Granola Nut, Berry Nut and Cinnamon Raisin Granola Nut.
We’ve just recently become of aware of the fact that our daughter may have become lactose intolerant. This is a VERY difficult thing for her as she drank milk like other kids want soda. It was challenging pinpointing where her stomach troubles were coming from, but it seems to result from dairy.
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze is a great alternative for those that are lactose intolerant. It’s not sweet and has a nice delicate flavor. If you want to increase the sweetness a bit, you can try the Vanilla flavoring of their products. You’ll still have the natural goodness of the almonds and a little kick of sweet with the vanilla flavoring. It’s also available in a Chocolate flavor as well.
One of the best perks of homeschooling is that you get to choose what you do to teach. Amber LOVES art, and we encourage her to draw whenever she can. She’s very talented and is looking into a career where she can use that skill, but this mom/teacher knows that for ‘art class’ we have to broaden our horizons to include more than just drawing.