Healthy Halloween Treats by Ritamarie Loscalzo (Book Review)


Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats by Ritamarie Loscalzo is my favorite recipe book to pull out during Halloween.  It is so fun seeing how excited the kids get about trick or treating and I can’t help to reflect back on childhood with magical memories of this time.  The most challenging part of this season is figuring out what to do with all the candy.  So far, my boys have traded the candy for something they really want like Legos or quarters.  Given a choice between candy and a fruit like strawberies, they would choose the fruit every time.  Preparing a healthy and creative treat from this book,  makes them feel like they aren’t missing out, but that other kids are missing out instead : ) Below is our favorite recipe from this awesome book.  If you want to learn more about Ritamarie Loscalzo, you can read more about her on her website: Continue reading Healthy Halloween Treats by Ritamarie Loscalzo (Book Review)

Immunity Boosting Tea

Immunity Boosting Tea

This is a delicious immunity boosting tea that is easy to make and is loaded with immune stimulating herbs. Continue reading Immunity Boosting Tea

The Power of Words and Affirmation

This video was so moving and tears flowed while watching it, even for my husband.  Sometimes parenting feels like a thankless job.  As a parent, it is easy to feel judged and criticized by others, especially when striving to walk a holistic path.

One verse that encourages me greatly is Galatians 6: 9 Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a
harvest if we do not give up.

While watching this video, I was thinking about how important it is for moms to have an inner warrior (thoughts we think internally about ourselves) that is uplifting and grace giving.  It is so vital for moms to speak encouraging words to themselves throughout the day.  We can ask ourselves, “what would my child need to hear right now and what would I say to encourage him in this moment?”  These are usually the kinds of words we need to hear too, but we do not say them because we are much more harsh when speaking to ourselves.  At the end of each day, I often ask myself the question “what truth or affirmation would God say to me?”  The answer that comes to my mind in response to this question is often comforting and encouraging.

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Best Popcorn Ever

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My family loves this healthy popcorn recipe and everyone begs for it, especially in winter.   My husband wants everyone to try this recipe, because ” it must be tasted in order to see how delicious it really is!” Ghee has a buttery taste, but does not cause allergies for most people who have dairy sensitivities. Ghee is called clarified butter.  It is made from butter, but the milk solids and impurities have been removed.  It is very nutritious and is a great source of vitamins A, D, and E.  Ghee is full of vitamin K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid).  CLA is an antioxidant which is has anti viral properties. Continue reading Best Popcorn Ever

Celery Root Mash Up

Celery Root Mash Up

This recipe is delicious and resembles the texture of mashed potatoes.  It is important to find a very large celery root because much of the outer peel is removed during preparation.  It is very important to use organic.

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