Nick

Kara

8.19.2009

greens plus, eat-clean






Diane at Greens Plus sent me a thing of Chia seeds to try. If you are interested in trying something out, email her to let her know (diane@greensplus.com). Check out the site - Greens Plus.
Let me know what you do with your chia seeds! I tried them in my oatmeal this morning. You can't really tell that they are there. I'll tell you more about them as I try them out in different things. This morning I made almond milk. I followed a recipe in super baby food, but I didn't blanch them first. On the left is all of the shells just kind of mushy after I strained it. On the right is the milk. It only made around 3/4 cup from 1/3 cup of almonds. It is tasty!

The eat-clean diet I have been talking about is what I am trying to do. I feel a bit better, and I have been trying to lift. I got off track from being at the shore but plan to get back into lifting 2 days a week. I struggle between getting up at 5am before the day begins to workout or just doing it midday. I do better early in the morning and then it is done, but it would be nice to sleep in. Nick doesn't do well if we are out and about for too long, his nap gets messed up. Looks like I'll need a personal home gym. More on the eat-clean diet: they have great recipes, I bought a couple of the books and the recipes have things that I have on hand all the time in them - wheat germ, flax, oats. I like it. Basically, it is NO PROCESSED FOODS, Eat EVERY 2-3 HOURS, and eat a LEAN PROTEIN with complex carbs at every meal. I'll post more about it as I go along too. Last night's dinner was a broccoli cheese frittata. I changed the recipe but it was inspired by this one. Cheese really isn't in this diet except yogurt cheese (which I'll attempt to make soon) and cottage cheese, so this wasn't really eating clean, but that's ok. Moderation.



4 egg whites and 2 eggs
2 cups cooked broccoli
1/2 cup moz cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
Put all this in the food processor then cook on stovetop 8 min then broil until browned (but not burnt like above - had to add extra cheese on top to cover that up)

Almond butter for babies - how old was your baby when you gave him/her almond butter?

13 comments:

  1. I haven't given my little one any almond butter yet. I think our ped says to wait until they are 2 years old. GL with clean eating.

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  2. We don't do nuts until 3 here, but my kids had food allergies. I'd definitely ask your pediatrician before giving him nuts. That said, when we started nuts, we started with almonds.

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  3. ohh i've made that fritta before...yummmm!! maybe I can make that for the next in law get together so Ihave a healthy option

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  4. We introduced nuts at 2 years old. You may want consult with your pediatrician first.

    You have been very busy in the kitchen. Making your own almond milk, you are hard core! I always hated when Morgan's nap time wasn't consistent. Good luck

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  5. I gave moana almond butter at 8 months and she was fine. :)
    never heard of those chia seeds? Will have to check them out.

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  6. Thanks for the link, I've already emailed Diane about the Chia seeds and she will be snding me some soon!

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  7. I checked out some of the recipes on that site, I might have to get a book. Totally something I would like.

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  8. glad you like the super baby food book....it's great - and one that you can use for a long time.

    About the nuts, i'd wait for a while - ask your pediatrician. They all have different opinions. My kids were 2 before they had any kind of nuts.

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  9. :) your such a good lil cook! :)

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  10. My awesome brother gave me some Chia powder (which I think is just ground up chia seeds) and I have been throwing it in smoothies, as I haven't really had time to explore other ways to use it. This morning I made a carrot/pineapple/mint/ginger/lettuce smoothie with a small handful of chia powder. Have to say I do notice a difference when I drink my smoothies in the AM. I don't seem to have that post-lunch I-need-a-nap-feeling :)

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  11. I think everyone already answered it, but I think the rec on any nuts is to wait until kids are 2 years.

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  12. Hmm, that looks good. Can't wait to keep reading how it all goes.

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  13. I can't believe you make all this stuff youself, very impressive!

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