Saturday, December 29, 2012

Red, Yellow and Green

The other day I was going through some papers and I ran across these 3 sheets of paper. One had "Red Zone Foods, Yellow Zone Foods and Green Zone Foods".

I learned about these when I read a book from Chalene Johnson, PUSH.

It's been almost a year since I have read it, and I think I will read it again - it is a great first of the year book to read.

She talks about putting foods into different "zones".

Red means only on occasion food. I call this group the processed, in a box, man-made food.

Here are some of my red zone foods:
Wheat products
Margarine (really, I don't touch that stuff at all!)

Yellow means that these foods aren't "bad", but you still should limit them.

Here are some examples:
Raw nuts
Organic cheese

Now the Green Zone. In the green zone, you can eat whatever you would like! It is unlimited!

Here is what my green zone looks like:
Sprouted grain bread

The green zone is anything found in nature as God made it! (So that means that an apple and an apple pie are not the same thing :)

I'm happy that I found these papers. It reminds me that I need to choose my food choices better.

What's in your zones?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Southwestern Tostada Salad Dressing

I LOVE this salad dressing!

Mix together:

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp honey
Sprinkle of Cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

It is the salad dressing used here, but I just love it. It can work on most any salad.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Unbelievable Almond Butter Banana "Fudge"

I love fudge. And it is one of those things that I miss eating!

But I found this recipe from

Mix all ingredients in a food processor:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1/8 - 1/4 cup of honey
1/2 of a banana, mashed
1 tsp vanilla

Blend until smooth.

Pour into a small pan lined with parchment paper or pour into silicone molds. Place in freezer to set.

This was really good. And the kids who tried it - loved it!!

{picture from Beyond the Peel}

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe came from HowDoesShe?

I just HAD to try these and this is how WE did it:

2 1/2 cups soft white wheat (any whole grain will work)
1 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
5 Tbsp almond milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Being generous with the spices - use heaping teaspoons!

Mix in remaining ingredients.

Roll out. Cut into shapes. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Heart-shaped cookies can be used all year!!

AND the kids loved them too!