Archive for December, 2014

December 29, 2014

GFCF Yogurt Parfait

by Misty


It can be difficult to get enough protein out of a breakfast parfait when you can’t use Greek yogurt. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! Here’s my go-to parfait recipe. It’s packed with nutrients, protein, good fats and best of all…flavor! The key is using a chopper or food processor for the walnuts to get them chopped very fine. My son wouldn’t go near a walnut that actually looks like a walnut if his life depended on it, but he gobbles this topping right up. I make a double batch and store the remainder in a jar in the fridge for super rushed mornings. Enjoy!

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December 3, 2014

GFCF Lunchbox Idea

by Misty


For 3 years, I have given my daughter a veggie in her lunch nearly every day. And now, in 2nd grade, she requests salad in her lunch routinely. As a parent, pretty much nothing could make me happier than my kids asking for leafy greens! We are a testament that it can be done – your children can actually enjoy veggies, but patience and persistence are key. I don’t do guilt about what she eats or doesn’t eat from her lunchbox, I simply put the options in and over time she has really gravitated towards them on her own. The other thing I don’t do is hide veggies in adorable muffins, etc. I DO make breakfast muffins routinely, but my kids know they’re filled with carrots and zucchini, etc. In the lunchbox, I put fresh veggies that look like vegetables. After all, this is the healthiest way to consume them. Good luck to those beginning this journey. Know that your passion and gentle persistence to feed your children a cleaner than standard diet will pay off – sooner rather than later!

Protein: Applegate Farms Turkey Hot Dogs 

Salad: Mixed greens with walnuts and dried blueberries w/ Organicville Non-Dairy Ranch Dressing on the side

Carb: Late July Organics Sea Salt Tortilla Chips

Drink: Water