Moms keep busy. . . taking children where they need to go, feeding kids what they need to eat, dressing children in clothes that fit for the changing seasons, and teaching them how to “get on” in this fast paced technical world. Sometimes that involves helping with homework. Our grandson was learning about community workers and showing these workers as turkeys to go along with the Thanksgiving season. His assignment was to make a turkey which highlighted community musicians. Don’t you love this very creative musician turkey?
As grandparents we are so grateful that our children are taking their work seriously in feeding the grandchildren, getting them to bed on time, along with hundreds of other jobs, but most of all in teaching them to love the Lord!
One BIG task is feeding children. Moms all around the country are looking for ways to build healthier families by eating as close to nature as possible. Check out what these moms are doing: Jenni Oates and Brooke Thomas.
Here are a couple of healthy recipes that you, your kids, and your grandkids will love. Best of all, you will have a great way to add some much needed protein to your diet!
Spice Up Your Holidays with a Pumpkin Spice Smoothee
2 scoops Shaklee 180 Vanilla Smoothee Mix
8 oz non-fat milk or low fat soy milk
2 tbsp canned pumpkin
½ tsp pumpkin spice
Dash of vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon
4 – 6 ice cubes
Blend until creamy.
270 Calories, 24 g Protein, 32 g Carbohydrate, 7 g Fiber, 3 g fat*
*Nutrient values when non-fat milk is used
Below is the recipe for the Protein Bars or Balls. They are yummy with a cup of energizing tea and really help with the cravings for sweets. Just mix the ingredients and press into a pan or make into small balls.
1 cup plain, vanilla, or chocolate Shaklee Protein or 180 mix
1 cup oats, + more oats as needed
1 cup almonds or walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup flax meal (optional)
3 Tbsp. flax seed (optional)
1 cup almond butter or peanut butter
2/3 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (Add raisins, tiny chocolate chips or coconut if desired.)
Have a blessed Thanksgiving and let me know what you are thankful for!