Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I love a good veggie burger. I am constantly tweaking recipes or creating new ones depending on what we have on hand or needs to be used.  This recipe is a great base that you can add your favorite spices too or top with your favorite toppings. Freedom to create your own masterpiece of a burger!   We have a surplus of sweet potatoes on hand so this week we are making Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers!  It's different every time.  With the summer weather and we have burger fever! Serve your Sweet Potato Veggie Burger on your favorite kind of bun, over a large leaf lettuce, slice it up into a wrap or under a fried egg. Make as part of your Sunday Meal Prep and have as part of your week day salad lunch or stash a few in the freezer for a quick dinner option.                           … [Read more...]

Celery Juice & Morning Juices for Children

Juicing first thing in the day can be intimidating, at least for me it is because the juicer itself can seem like a beast to clean!!  Even simple juices, like celery juice mean extra clean up than a fruit bowl or quick smoothie.  As a hurried Mom in the mornings the clean up in itself is often why I don't juice every day. But when I take the time to build a less rushed AM routine and decide to juice (usually when hubby is around to help clean up), I feel so amazing, energized and for the rest of the day my eating is usually cleaner and I have overall better digestion. The kiddos also LOVE fresh juice!!  My children waking up to their morning juices and would happily have me make them a big glass of apple juice every morning.  While I love making them fresh juice, I don't love all the concentrated sugar they get from the apple juice alone so I dilute by adding in a cucumber or a few stalks of celery per apple used.  They don't taste the veggies and still get their fresh … [Read more...]

Asthma Update

We started our little food, allergen-free eating experiment a year ago this week. Our youngest twin had had a brutal year health wise, in and out of the hospital with pneumonia-induced asthma. She had taken multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids, her immune system was weak and her body was crying out for help! Feeling like the meds and protocol were not working, not getting to the root of the problem and instead just being a band aid fix, we took an East/West approach to help heal our little one. We worked with an asthma specialist and I did a ton of research to learn what could be triggering her system. Through various tests we discovered that one of the vaccinations she had be given as a toddler didn’t take or left her immune system unprotected against pneumonia, which might explain why she caught this virus 9 times over 10 months!!   She was also sensitive to variety of foods along with having environmental and seasonal allergies. We took out key inflammatory allergen foods … [Read more...]