March 23, 2014

Food Intolerance & ADHD – what every parent should know
Here is  a great article written by Sara Vance, Founder of ReBalance Life. It talks about food intolerances and ADHD. She sights many studies and lists some of the most common nutrient deficiencies found in kids with ADHD, and how food sensitivities can create ADHD-like symptoms.

March 18, 2014

Super Yummy Raw Cookie Dough ~Packed With Protine~

Looking for a sweet treat? These will hit the spot. The base is made from cashews, almonds, and flaxseed…so good for you. Flaxseed is loaded with Omega -3, which is so good for ADHD children and the nuts provide a great source of protein.

1 cup ground cashews
3/4 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup ground flax seed (I buy this already ground from Costco)
 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Dash of salt (if your almonds are dry roasted & salted omit the added salt)
1/8 cup Agave Nectar
1/4 cup Honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil (be sure to use unrefined so it has the coconut flavor)
1/2 cup of Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate chips (they are gluten, dairy, & soy free!)

Grind up raw cashews and almonds in a food processor (I used a coffee grinder and left mine a little coarse. Don't grind too much or you'll make butter  ;o)  ).

Place all cookie dough ingredients into a large bowl and mix by hand or with a spoon. Mix until a dough forms and you can make a large ball.

Refrigerate dough for a about 10 min because when you roll it the heat from your hands will melt the coconut oil and the dough will be hard to handle.
 With your hands, roll into balls & place on wax paper in the freezer for about 15min. Once they are hard and won't stick together put them in a bag and store in freezer. 

*I like to rolled some of them in a mixture of coco power, cinnamon, and raw sugar.  
Here is a link & info for the Enjoy Life Chips
Ingredients: Evaporated Cane Juice; Chocolate Liquor; Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter

Certified gluten free
No wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites
No trans fat or cholesterol, certified kosher, vegan - no preservatives, all natural
Made in a dedicated nut- and gluten-free bakery
Contains evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, and non-dairy cocoa butter
Soy free, semi sweet chocolate chips


March 6, 2014

Black Rice & Black Cuban Beans

I just made this for lunch yesterday and it was so good. We really like the nutty flavor of the black rice.
1 cup of black rice
1 can of Cuban black beans (has chilies and spices)
1/2 to 1 cup water (really depends on how much water is in your beans)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 diced avocado 
A dash of your favorite hot sauce (we love Slap Ya Mama)
Put rice, beans, and water in a pan and cook until done. Top with cilantro, avocado, and hot sauce.
I thought the recipe on the back of the rice sounded good too.