Shaving Cream Activity For Toddlers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


The days seem longer and the years shorter plays true after having kids. I enjoy every moment knowing how fast the past three years have flown by. But some days boredom sets in and you just run out of ammunition to play another car game, set up train tracks or pitch (and fetch) a baseball. Don't get me wrong, I love these little moments of our playtime together. But it is relaxing and joyful to sit and watch your child play on their own and experience new things.


Today we experienced learning texture and color blending. We pulled out the shaving cream and my son became a man. Not really a man, but in the end of this activity he did have shaving cream all over his face and on his ENTIRE body.


So I warn you, the clean-up is messy if your child will not jump directly into the bath.

Stuffed Peaches And Cream

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



It is peach season! Have you tried peaches lately? We just visited our local organic farm and the ample amount of delicious ripe peaches caught my eye. When they are in season they are so sweet and delicious; no need for any other sugar on my palette! The ones I brought home were almost too sweet that I made homemade organic whipped cream to compensate the sweet abundance. After making homemade whipping cream I can not go back to store bought - trust me, it is 1,000 times tastier!


A perfectly delicate and simple treat! Top with honey or oats for breakfast or enjoy plain with a mint garnish. This would be a great healthy dessert for a party!

Ingredients:

Peaches
1 Pint of Organic Whipping Cream (make sure it is whipping)
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Mint, honey or granola for garnish

Instructions:

1. Using a mixing bowl, combine vanilla and organic whipping cream and mix on medium-high for about 5 minutes or until it becomes thick and whipped. 
2. While the cream is whipping, slice off the tops of your peaches.
3. Slice off a penny size amount of the bottom of your peach to allow it to stand upright.
4. At the top of each peach using a knife, slice in a circular motion to scoop out the seed. 
5. Put whipped cream in a piping bag with a thick icing tip.
6. Distribute icing into each peach. Garnish with mint, honey or granola.




Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Sunday, July 6, 2014




Dessert does not have to be sinful. In fact this one can be incorporated into any meal as it is full of unique health benefits due to its good fat composition!

Nutrition Facts for Avocados
Amount Per 1 cup, sliced (146 g)
Calories 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21 g32%
Saturated fat 3.1 g15%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated fat 14 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 10 mg0%
Potassium 708 mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 12 g4%
Dietary fiber 10 g40%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 2.9 g5%
Vitamin A4%Vitamin C24%
Calcium1%Iron4%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-620%
Vitamin B-120%Magnesium10%
















A fabulous friend of mine left me a bunch of Avocados after our afternoon playdate last week. Her yard produces the most amazing produce so I was excited about our little gift and excited to try this recipe that I have had sitting at my desk for about 6 months now. Top it off with a little homemade whipped cream, coconut chips or orange zest for a little extra flavor!


Serves 4
Ingredients:

2 large avocados, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup skim milk or (for non-dairy) coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. instant coffee
Roasted Coconut Chips for garnish

Instructions:

1. In a food processor combine all ingredients except Roasted Coconut Chips. Blend until completely smooth.
2. Chill covered in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to 4 bowls and garnish with coconut.


Recipe from Oprah Magazine