MORE Low-sugar desserts!

Healthy Homemade Popsicles BuzzNutrition Commentary: Supermarket popsicles are also known as frozen toxin sticks. They usually contain high fructose corn syrup, food colorings and preservatives. If Star Wars were set in your grocery store freezer, Darth Vader would fight with a Popsicle Saber from the supermarket, whereas Luke Skywalker would use a homemade one. IfContinue reading “MORE Low-sugar desserts!”

Low-sugar desserts!

BuzzNutrition Commentary in italics! ================ Cocoa-Date Truffles Though a natural form, dates are still sugar! Experiment with using fewer dates to achieve minimum necessary sweetness. Source: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/06/cocoa-date-truffles Ingredients 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted 3 tablespoons (or more) unsweetened shredded coconut or quick-cooking oats Pinch of sea salt Flavoring Options (choose one) 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut 1 teaspoon finelyContinue reading “Low-sugar desserts!”

Fruit- and Veg-Infused water in mason jars

http://www.inhabitots.com/how-to-make-fruit-and-vegetable-infused-water-in-mason-jars/ By making these beverages in mason jars, you can store a lot of them in the fridge and your child can easily grab a fruit-infused cooler anytime. They aren’t filled with sugar like fruit juice, but still provide enough flavor to please kids. What you will need: Fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs Water Mason JarsContinue reading “Fruit- and Veg-Infused water in mason jars”

Make your own Vitamin C

Source: mizar5.com/Make_Your_Own_Vitamin_C.html Vitamin C is much more than just “ascorbic acid”. Citrus fruits have rutin, hesperidin, bioflavonoids, monoterpenes and limonene essential oils in their pulp and peel. Use organic citrus fruits (grapefruit, tangerines, oranges, lemons, limes)- consuming concentrated pesticides is a BAD idea… Cut the peels into thin strips; lay out on cheesecloth with none ofContinue reading “Make your own Vitamin C”

Natural Mouthwash

Source: frugallysustainable.com/2012/02/antiseptic-homemade-mouthwash-recipe/ Basic Mouthwash: 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 3 drops peppermint essential oils. Mix all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Swish in mouth, then spit out. Store on bathroom counter. Old-Fashioned Disinfectant Mouthwash: 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Combine ingredients and store in a glass jar. ShakeContinue reading “Natural Mouthwash”

Freezable Foods

Source: www.simpleorganizedliving.com/2011/02/10/freezable-foods/#ixzz1v8R7DMgN  Baked Goods & Baking Supplies Breads, Buns, Muffins, and Rolls: Double-bag to prevent freezer burn; should be fine for several months Granola: freeze it in mason jars or zip-top bags. Chocolate: they keep for much longer this way and taste “fresher”. Nuts: Freezing keeps oils from going rancid. Flour and Sugar: Great in the summer when weather is moreContinue reading “Freezable Foods”