F O O D| Smoothie Pops

Hello Loves!

Tonight…I bring to you…the Smoothie Pop!

I have loved popsicles, whether it was cold or hot outside. So, I have come up with my own healthy recipe for homemade smoothie popsicles, especially for my kiddies. My kids love smoothies generally, so it wasn’t hard to get them excited about the different fruits and veggies to include in our smoothie.

You can purchase these popsicle holders  from your local Store(Walmart, Target, World Market, etc.)

12512715_958410277291_7208769451827792187_n

 

The ingredients that I chose to use were spinach, pineapple, strawberries, mango, low fat yogurt, water, and blueberries. I would have included kale if I had it too. 🙂

12642564_958410227391_3923046041589767414_n

 

I blended these ingredients on “High” because I didn’t want chunks of spinach in the popsicle.

This is a fabulous way to get your kids to consume more fruits and vegetables….and the best part is…..you know exactly what is being put into your food! It will not get any better than that. 🙂

Share your favorite recipe and…Enjoy!

 

Peace and Blessings,

Random Mixed Chick

 

 

Advertisements

Do As I Say…and As I Do!! :)

Hello Beauties!

A comment that I put on my last post inspired me to write this one…

 

Kids are so impressionable at any age, but truly when they are under ten year old, in my opinion. They are so observant and listen closely to your every word…even when you think they are not….! I know you have faked sleep once, or twice when your parents, or parents friend were having a “grown folks conversation”…..Ummmm hummmm. 🙂 We all did it…we were all inquisitive….and still really are… For example…there is an accident pulled over to the median. What do we all naturally do? We stare for as long as our wheel and brakes will allow us to AND we may even roll down the window. So, we all want to know something.

I grew up in the 80-90’s, so McDonald’s and Burger King were a treat..we didn’t eat there everyday. In 2015, its far from a treat. It is a death sentence by choice. Sarcastically speaking, I’m unsure if the salad is even healthy. If you choose to partake in it, eat it in so much moderation that you’re barely eating it at all! My family cooked at home and I cant say that I always wanted it, but if I got hungry enough, then it was eaten. Not many people are cooking at home and when they shop for groceries, they head for the middle aisles…where are the sugary, gooey treats are…Then you have parents who are just getting off work and are tired..I get it. *raises hand* I am too. I have alarms set…here is my schedule:

5:30 a.m. Wake up. Get work out clothes on and kids clothes on

6 a.m. Feed the kids

6:25 a.m. Heading to daycare * thank God they are open this early*

6:35 a.m. Drive to the park

6:45 a.m. MaymyRun and Pandora…locked and loaded

7:30 a.m. 2 miles around park….maybe step runs once or twice..Done.

7:45 a.m. Doing either arm exercise, tummy, or back workouts

8:15 a.m. Getting ready for work

6:45 p.m. Working out with the kids at the park again

IT’S A CHOICE!

I’m becoming disciplined because you wouldn’t get me up that early to save your own life 🙂 Now, I can! 🙂

You have to re-route your food choices. Only shop for foods on the outside areas. Fruits/Veggie section will ALWAYS be my first place to go. Then, Meat section…followed by Dairy area. Until i learn how to make my own sauces, etc..that’s when i will stay off those aisles. My kids watch me…they see what kind of fruits we ingest…they even watch my exercise…I make it so important that it becomes important to them. It so good for me because I ask random people running up the stairs if they want to race, so it becomes fun for everyone. I don’t care if i look foolish…its about living! Sometimes i give them kid version of being healthy and then some days I give them NC-17 version…For example: “If you eat fast food all the time, you will become over weight…like me…and you will be unhappy…like me…and you will have a plethora of diseases attached to you…UNLESS you make the CHOICE to eat better”. I explain, that mean eating fresh fruits and vegetables, trying green smoothies, sticking to a strict carb intake. I’m learning that food tastes good, but Im not going to scarf down so much that I’m sick because I’m choosing to binge eat. And you know…that is actually a disorder.

Parents: Set great examples…it costs less than you think to eat healthy… You can get out of Walmart with pineapples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kale, spinach, and even tomatoes…with about $25-30. That is the same amount that you would spend on one meal full of junk. Do better so our kids can do better. Diabetes is real…and I have it. I don’t want my kids to have it and deal with what I’m putting myself through when I CHOOSE to binge eat. I had a blood sugar at 300-400…my body is use to, but I’m damaging organs and nerves in the process. In this past week alone, I have managed to get my blood sugar down to 92- 115. I’m amazed and i rechecked….because i though the meter was lying…* as if it can talk back*.

Were going to do this together…..No one gets left behind!!

I’m challenging everyone to walk 2 miles a day in the park for at least 3 days. Eat 2 more vegetables and fruits in replace of a starch like mashed potatoes, or pasta. 🙂

I believe in you 🙂

Peace and Blessings,

 

Random Mixed Chick

My Loves racing.... this is a still shot them...my DD beats my son :)

My Loves racing…. this is a still shot of them…my DD beats my son 🙂

 

DIY FOOD!! Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Hello Beauties!

I wanted to share this cute kids friendly recipe idea with you all today! I recently made a Pepperoni Pizza Puff for my babies! 🙂

I bought Grands biscuits, pizza sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni, and light cooking spray.

First, spray your cupcake pan with cooking spray. Second, take your biscuit dough and flatten and cup it, so that it will the other ingredients. Third, add pizza sauce and cheese. Then, add pepperoni and even more cheese.. I love cheese, don’t you? 🙂

Voila! You have made a cheaper version of a pizza and its easier for kids to hold…. let them help if you like!

Send me your pizza puff picture below 🙂

Peace & Blessings,

Random Mixed Chick

Super gooey cheese 😛

11115603_873028697661_1517709986058659186_n

DIY FOOD: Spinach Wrap

IMG_20140912_184415_324[1]

  All of these items were purchased at Walmart for about $15

IMG_20140912_184814_639[1]

Spinach tortilla wrap, sliced tomatoes, Sabra hummus, spinach…

IMG_20140912_185322_013[1]

Spinach tortilla wrap, sliced tomatoes, Sabra hummus, spinach…I added smoked turkey and shredded colby jack cheese. If you don’t want the turkey, the Sabra hummus can act as the protein in this wrap. Enjoy! Drop me a comment or “Like” below to let me know if this is something you would try 🙂

DIY: S’mores!!!

Hey Friends!

Last night the kiddos and I made S’mores for the first time! A chick had to get really creative since we clearly could not blaze a campfire where we live. 🙂 So…i used the next best thing….the stove. Believe it or not, the stove really works…AND….will also light the marshmallows on fire, too. To say the least, their eyes lit up with excitement. Below is a picture of our DIY S’more project…Enjoy 😛

10470794_794956190591_8686758281394883671_o

DIY: Cough Suppressant

Hello Blessed One’s,

 

Here is a little DIY remedy for kids coughs that I found online to try. You boil water, add a lemon, and honey! Sounds simple right?!? You will know after the first sip as to how much honey you should have put into you drink.

 

1. Boil Your water to desired temperature.

1. Boil Your water to desired temperature.

2. Squeeze your fresh lemon into the boiling water.

2. Squeeze your fresh lemon into the boiling water.

3. Add honey....more the better in my opinion..take a spoonful by it self for a cough as well.

3. Add honey….more the better in my opinion..take a spoonful by it self for a cough as well.

4. Finished product...sleep well.

4. Finished product…sleep well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Food: Healthy Ice Cream

Hello Everyone!

I found this really cute website called Kids Activities Blog. They have all sorts of fun activities for the little one’s to do..traceables, art and crafts, in/outdoor activities, and RECIPES!

My kids love ice cream and sweet treats, so i thought i would try my hand at some homemade ice cream. Not only would I save money, but i could do something fun that they could remember always….awwwww!! ❤

So….I tried with this recipe…i really tried. Second time around will be the charm. 😉

I started by freezing my bananas on wax paper last night. Secondly, I put my bananas in the blender. Now…this was no small feat…I had to end up churning my banana ice cream with a spoon after all. I would highly suggest a food processor for this recipe.The frozen banana didn’t do well with my blender…in fact i thought for sure i would have to buy a new one, so I added a little milk to make it blend with ease. Thirdly, I mixed my cocoa powder and my almond butter(the recipe said peanut butter, but i’m sure you can substitute it depending if your child has allergies) with my banana. Lastly,I put my fresh and healthy ice cream in a sealed container to freeze. I did check on it after 3 hours and its creamy and light tasting!

My kids can hardly for their sweet treat tomorrow!.

Here is the link for you to DIY too! 🙂  Leave me a comment in the box below on how your recipe turns out.

http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/57682/no-churn-ice-cream

Peace and Blessings,

Random Mixed Chick

 

PicsArt_1408500809294