We all crave our desserts and sweets from time to time. Some of us have them occasionally, while others live on it daily. There are many ways that you can decrease your sugar intake, just by some great daily habits. Its best to know that a habit can take a while to get out of. If you are one that gets hungry, and grabs a candy bar every day, then taking proper steps will help you out of that bad habit that is harmful to your health. Sugar is a drug. Its addicting and its harmful to your body and health. It brings on so many ailments down the road, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, and so much more. I really don’t buy it for my home. I feel kids can pick healthier choices that gives them the proper energy their body needs. For instance, if you are one that loves chocolate, try adding in dark chocolate as a treat. Endangered species sells the best Dark chocolate out there. I keep them around my house all the time. If you travel quite often, try packing your own snacks . It prevents you from stopping at the crappy fast food sites. That food ends up making you feel horrible, and zaps your energy. Great snacks that you could take are nuts, fruit, cut up vegetables with hummus, or even whole grain cereal bars. Packing a small cooler is perfect for traveling.
I always keep water around my home with fresh squeezed juices. I would rather my kids have a naked drink then pouring them a huge glass of pop. Its all about the balance of food choices. Drinking plenty of water makes you feel fuller through out the day, and prevents over eating and sugar cravings. make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks on hand. Cut up your vegetables weekly for ready made snacking. Its perfect if you have kids. If your schedule is busy through the week, make out a menu for the week so that you are pre planning and preparing meals. This prevents eating out , which can ultimately be unhealthy. taking small steps every day will get you away from that sugar.
It’s always Tea Time at my house, and I am loving Teami Tea Blends. I try to drink tea daily , and this particular blend has been amazing.
I know there are many detox teas on the market, and I have used many of them. This particular Tea has a great taste, and I’ve felt more energy than any other tea.
The Teami Blends Tea comes with a two pack of the morning blend and the colon blend. The morning blend boosts your metabolism, raises your energy, and helps keep those food cravings at a halt. The colon blend is the night Time tea, and it helps purify your toxins, helps reduce Any bloating, and improves the digestion. I’ve noticed better sleep quality also with the nighttime blend.
The great component about this particular Tea is that it’s all natural with no additives, and it’s soy free and vegan. If any of you are wanting to kick start a detox program, this is a great tea blend that you will love. You can find this at http://www.teamiblends.com
Valentines Day is a few weeks away, and this is one of the Best recipes you can treat yourself with. I’m a lover of cake, and there cake pops are the perfect treat for everyone in the household.
You can use either vanilla or chocolate cake, but make sure that you buy the gluten free mix. You can use chocolate or vanilla cream icing, as long as it’s sugar free. You can decorate it with any type of sprinkles, as long as they are pink and red.
- 1 chocolate cake mix ( gluten free) .
- 2 cups chocolate or white chocolate chips
- Vanilla or chocolate sugar free icing
- 1 package valentine sprinkles
- Bake the chocolate cake as directed. Make sure the cake cools completely
- Once the cake has cooled, crumble the cake up into a big bowl , and make sure their are no chunks.
- Massage the cake in your hands and press the mixture into your heart shape molds that you have. This will give you the perfect shape for your pops.
- Place on parchment paper and place in freezer for 1-2 hours. Once they are done, stick the pop sticks in the bottom. This is the best Valentine treat! Enjoy!
Who ever said that Matcha is only good as a drinking tea? Studies have shown that Matcha is now being infused in skincare products all around the world, and here is why!
We all know that Matcha Tea has been around forever, and drinking it daily adds so much to your wellness and overall health. It’s loaded with antioxidants called polyphenols that our body needs on a regular basis. It’s a superfood that keeps on giving. When Matcha is applied topically, it can help soothe irritation and help prevent inflammation in the skin. The Vitamin E that is added to these skincare products helps moisturize the skin, and decrease redness. These products are prefect if you are struggling with dry skin texture or rosecea, which is a common problem.
Origins sells amazing Matcha green tea products That will give you cleaner skin with better clarity. It’s best to use these products for at least a week to see the results. You can also find Matcha infused makeup wipes that gently cleanse your skin like no other. I personally love the Matcha infused makeup oil remover. Either way you like, the ultimate result will have your skin begging for more Matcha.
The Great Month of February is almost here, and there is no better time to have some fun then around Valentines Day. I know its still in the dreary winter, but this is always a great time to have a little fun with your kids, and personally I love February. Its a short month, V-day is celebrated with fun crafts and treats, Its my Birthday, ( I know I’m not little , but I love celebrating birthdays, and Its almost Spring. Those are enough reasons to love it! I have always loved baking, and this is a great month to pull out your cookie cutters, and icing ,and have some fun.
My daughter and I always bake together. I love making holiday treats and decorating them. Its a great way to drop off some goodies to your friends and families. She loves to give them to her teachers and friends too. Its a nice gesture to anyone. Later in the month I will be posting many healthy valentine treats that you can make, including ones for toddlers as well as adults. Every little kid loves their sugar. I want to give you some great ways on how you can celebrate valentines day and make the most of it. It only comes around once a year, so why not have some fun.
*Making dinner for the whole family with your kids is always fun, and letting them pick the meal. Its more fun for them when they get to pick what we are eating.
*Make a collage for your kids, including all the things they enjoy to do. If that’s their sporting events, funny pictures from sleepovers, or anything fun, they will love it.
*Hang out and watch a great family movie after dinner as a family. As your kids get older, especially mine, that is very hard. Take advantage of the time you have with them.
*Do a Spa Day with your daughter. Everyone loves getting pampered.
*Leave cute notes and candy in your kids room for when they get home from school. The memory is what counts.
*Buy some good wine and great desserts and have your family over for dinner. You cant get enough time with your mom and dad.
*Give your kids or loved one a great photo of the tow of you and frame it
*If you have a daughter, buy her some flowers and put in her room. She will LOVE it.
*If you are around your friends or family, focus on bringing a smile or some laughter. Its great medicine
These are only a few great things that you can do with and for your family. The memories are the only things that count.