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Favorit Snack, Luna’s Lunch And More

Snacks are a MUST with me because I am ravenous all the time… I’m constantly on the go and NEVER sit down.  I love my nut butters!  Of course, in moderate  amounts because it is high in fat.  This snack above is one of my favorites – Lundberg organic brown rice crackers and Novelle Naturals walnut butter.  One cracker and a half tablespoon of walnut butter satisfies me for a short while – great snack that helps keeps your insulin levels even, avoiding a spike which causes cravings!

 

Luna’s lunch today was about a 2 oz turkey burger made from Organic Plainville ground turkey, Tolerant red lentil penne, steamed organic broccoli and avocados in tomatoes in Bragg apple cider vinegar that’s not shown.  She ate ALL of it and then had my homemade coconut yogurt.  She is an amazing eater – it truly pays off to eat healthy during pregnancy and instill healthy values from when a child is born.  Luna loves all the foods that I ate while I was pregnant and that I eat now – healthy, wholesome foods that are all organic.

 

Back at the Greenburgh Nature Center today.  Teaching Luna how a zucchini grows and that it’s NOT ready to be picked just yet – yikes!  I introduce Luna to as much as I can no matter what it may be –  nature, a growing garden,  animals of all types, the world that’s out of the normal box and in it.  I keep myself as healthy as I possibly can and keep my mind sharp, open and always willing to learn and expand… Why? Because I am Luna’s role model and example.  

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Afternoon of Health

Grocery shopping with Luna on a stormy afternoon.  At one of our daily pit stops, Mrs.Greens in Scarsdale, NY.  We started in the organic produce section where Luna spotted cut up watermelon… how could I say no?!?! 

Watermelon is loaded with benefits:

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • High in lycopene, aiding in cardiovascular health and bone health
  • Rich supply of amino acid, citruline (converted to arginine)
  • Improves blood flow through relaxation of veins (vasodilation)
  • Can possibly reduce fat accumulation
  • Contains vitamin C, pantothenic acid, copper, biotin, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, magnesium

 

While Luna was eating half the container of watermelon, I got my kale, parsley, cucumber, ginger, and beet juice.  Strong, yummy and detoxifying for the body.  Yes, Luna had some of this too!  Of course, Luna had to have her OWN juice made from all greens with just a hint of ginger… Yup, she finished every last drop!

  • 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables
  • Better absorption of nutrients
  • Facilitates weight loss
  • Increases energy levels
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Helps give you strong bones and a glowing complexion
  • May help reduce chances of heart disease, cancer and strokes, three of the leading causes of death

Eating healthy and creating awareness of nutritional, wholesome foods stems from the home.  Luna knows cookies and candy root your teeth and insides, so she goes for foods that mommy has introduced her to her entire life.  Anyone can do this with a child, just lead by example.  The example is YOU!

 

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