Oatmeal Snack Bars

This is one of my favorite "little" snack bar recipes. I like that it is quick and easy to make to have on hand. It is satisfying for those times I want a little something for an energy boost that is low in calories, sugar and has protein and fiber. Not to mention the extra benefits of eating raw foods. I like to add Wild Orange Essential Oil for it's overall health benefits and it really takes flavor up a notch, too! ENJOY! Oatmeal Snack Bars   Ingredients: 1 cup Oat flour (I grind uncooked Oatmeal in a blender to make into flour) 2 cups uncooked Oatmeal 1/3 cup walnuts 1/3 cup raisins 1/8 cup Chia Seeds 3-4 T of warm water ½ cup local raw honey ½ cup peanut butter 3 Drops ...

Simple & Effective Mouthwash Made with Essential Oils

Other than saving a lot money, you might be wondering by bother with making your own mouthwash. Just take a look at the ingredients on the back of your mouthwash bottle. More than likely you will discover that you are actually getting a mouthful of chemicals. The active ingredients in mouthwash usually include Benzalkonium chloride, Methylparaben, Hydrogen peroxide, Domiphen bromide, Hexetidine, and ...

Overcoming Discouragement

Do you ever feel discouraged? You are not alone. It is a normal part of life. Regularly we encounter setbacks and disappointments and we have had a very challenging year. This feeling can cause a loss of confidence and enthusiasm. Discouragement can also come from a fear of failure, not having a plan to reach goals, or negative self-talk. It is okay to feel discouraged but staying that way can often stop us from accomplishing the things that are important to us. Here are a few suggestions for overcoming discouragement: When you feel discouraged acknowledge it to yourself. ...

The Power of Protein

It is the beginning of the year and many are turning their focus onto what they are eating in an effort to be healthier! YAH!! So, I thought this would be a good time for a quick review about PROTIEN. #1 -Why We Need Protein An important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. It is stored in muscles and organs and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. It helps our body have a healthy Immune response. Proteins make it possible for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protei...

Emotional Eating - What is it and what can I do about?

Emotional hunger starts in your mind, not your body.   When you're happy, your food of choice could be steak or pizza, when you're sad it could be ice cream or cookies, and when you're bored it could be potato chips. Food does more than fill our stomachs -- it also satisfies our feelings, and when you quench those feelings with comfort food when your stomach isn't growling, well that's emotional eating. Emotional eating is the practice of consuming large quantities of food -- usually "comfort" or junk foods --...

Flourless Brownies

It may surprise you to know these flourless brownies are made with Black beans. They are a delicious and nutritional, full of fiber and protein compared to traditional chocolate brownies. Don’t be nervous about baking with black beans, they have a mild flavor and are extremely rich and creamy. You can also boost the flavor and health benefits of your brownie with essential ...