Archive for February 24, 2012

Jumpstart 2012 By Working On Ourselves “Week 8 Check In”

If you have made it this far, your reward is probably the great new look and feel you are sporting. Congratulations… Two weeks to go!

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Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

 
Why is it so difficult sometimes to get kids to listen? You know she heard you, but she ignores you. You ask again and still . . . no response.
 
If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you! Healthy Fit Families is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on Wednesday, March 7 from 9-10 PM Eastern Time.
 
Join us to learn easy to implement strategies to correct misbehavior and reclaim the calm voice you had before kids. Discover proven tools for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas including the 5 R’s of Fair & Effective Consequences.
 
All you need is your computer. (No webcam required.) You’ll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she’ll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session.
 

RSVP todayand then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home.

 
Webinar seating will be limited so learn more and RSVP now! I’ll look forward to welcoming you.
 
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About Amy McCready
 
Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a “recovering yeller.” She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys. 
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Chef Kirsten’s Granola

I received a request to “healthify” a granola recipe by a reader on my Facebook page. Granola is seen as a healthy food by a lot of people but surprisingly this “health” food can in fact be very unhealthy. Many are laden with sugar and the combination of the sweetener and dried fruits make it a very high glycemic food.

 I make my recipe with just ¼ cup of honey and it is plenty sweet. I add a lot of nuts and seeds for protein, fiber and nutrition. I don’t add dried fruit to my granola, but you can add what you like. I typically eat it with a bit of plain yogurt and fresh berries or chopped apple. Another way to enjoy granola is like a trail mix – a few dark chocolate chips and you have a dessert worthy healthy treat with lots of fiber, vitamins and great crunch! We also sometimes spread a thin layer of peanut butter on a banana and roll it around in the granola – this is fun for the kids to make. What are your favorite ways to eat granola?

Make a big batch of this and keep it around for when you want to satisfy your urge to eat something crunchy and satisfying. Pack it in the kid’s lunches for a healthy boost to their lunch and keep them going all day long!

Chef Kirsten’s Granola

Melt in a large mixing bowl:

2 Tb raw honey

2 Tb natural peanut or almond butter

Mix together, add:

¼ cup natural, unsweetened applesauce

2 Tb oil – light olive oil or melted coconut oil work great

2 cups organic rolled oats – gluten free if necessary (not the quick cooking kind)

½ cup almonds (or walnuts or nut of your choice)

½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds or other seed of your choice)

2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch salt

Mix everything until completely coated. Spread out on a nonstick baking sheet. In a 350 degree oven bake for 10 minutes. Toss well, bake 5 minutes, toss again, bake 5 more minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. As it cools it will crisp up and completely dry. When completely cool place in an airtight container or plastic zipper bags. Enjoy!

Don’t forget to visit Chef Kirsten at www.mesadevida.com and www.facebook.com/mesadevida for healthified recipes that are sure to make your family healthy and happy!

 

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