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My Xmas Wish

Saturday, November 10, 2012

  
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JMOSESRN 11/11/2012 1:10AM

    So THAT'S what happened ! Thanks for clearing that up for me.....


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EATVEGAN 11/11/2012 1:04AM

    He did the same thing to me! Bummer!

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SPARKFRAN514 11/10/2012 11:18PM

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YELLOWDAHLIA 11/10/2012 1:56PM

    Love it!

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One Word Meme .....

Friday, November 02, 2012

Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Just for fun...


Where is your cell phone?
purse

Spouse?
Edward

Your hair?
short

Your mother?
Deceased

Your father?
deceased

Your favorite thing?
pets

Your dream last night?
sad

Favorite drink?
Meade

What room are you in?
Basement

Your hobby?
scrapbooking

Your fear?
lonely

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Alive

Where were you last night?
Home

Something that you aren't?
petite

Muffins?
blueberry

Wish list item?
hawaii

Last thing you did?
shopped

What are you wearing?
clothes

Your pets?
cats

Friends?
few

Your life?
quiet

Your mood?
bereaved

Missing someone?
Kodi

Drinking?
no

Your car?
subaru

Something you're not wearing?
watch

Your favorite store?
petco

Your favorite color?
green

When is the last time you cried?
today

Where do you go over and over?
bathroom

people who email me regularly?
nobody

Favorite place to eat?
kitchen

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
bed

  
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SPARKFRAN514 11/2/2012 11:26PM

    hope you had doing this I did it not as easy as it looks for some of the questions.

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Low calorie does not equal healthy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I was just looking at the spark feature for low calorie halloween candy. The sugar content is 10g or more for each item they feature. That is a lot and of course, the food dyes, and preservatives. That stuff is not healthy at all.

An excerpt from Rodale.com ...
"The ingredients list on most popular Halloween candies is enough to induce full-out holiday horror. Filled with food dyes linked to ADHD, genetically engineered ingredients that have never been thoroughly tested for safety in humans, and freaky preservatives, typical Halloween candy can be scarier than even the most well thought-out costume."

Eating 100 calories of M&Ms does not equal 1/3 of an avocado.



Info courtesy of Self Nutrional Data :
nutritiondata.self.com/facts/
fruits-and-fruit-juices/1843/2


Now I am not advocating that we all hand out avocados to kids but trying to make a point that there are other alternatives to all that "Featured" candy.

Child obesity is a major problem in the USA so, enabling bad habits in children will make it harder when they grow up to lose weight or combat health issues brought on by being obese. Low calorie does not necessarily make something a healthy choice. Individually packaged mini pretzels or sting cheese would be healthier snacks instead of M&Ms, Snicker bars or blow pops.


Photo courtesy of Indie Candy.

However, if candy is a must on halloween, there are companies that make organic & allergy free treats that are made with real fruit juice. Two that come to my mind are:

Indie Candy sells all natural, vegan, gluten/soy free candy.
www.indiecandy.com/?gclid=CN6AxqW2l7
MCFdRQOgodiF0A6g


Sharkies www.sharkiesinc.com/kids_1 . Their fruit chews are dye free and do not contain HFCS.

For more on Junk free treats, please follow the link www.rodale.com/organic-hallow
een-candy


It would be nice to see something like that featured on Spark.

  
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_JULEE_ 11/2/2012 7:23PM

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UNREAL Candies are chocolates that still have their cocoa butter (if you'll look, many chocolate candies available now have a fakey fat they add to replace the cocoa butter they stole out of it... ugh), they do have sugar, but it's not HFCS. NO liver-killing TBHQ!
The colors are made from fruits and vegetables instead of chems. It's not something I'd let my kids have often, but it's nice that there is a chem-free alternative available.

Have been teaching my kids how to read ingredient lists, explaining that if they have a hard time pronouncing an ingredient, they really have no business eating it, and encouraging them to do research on ingredients they're curious about.

So buying candy became a non-issue for us. One look at a label and they no longer wanted it!

Thank you for posting this!

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The month of Candy .....

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

a friend posted this today on FB and it seemed like a good thing to remember in this month of candy .....

  
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BECCA324 10/11/2012 9:09AM

    That's a great way to put it. emoticon

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last week of CSA

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

well today was the last pickup of the summer CSA. Sunday starts the fall pickup. Amongst the assortment of butternut and acorn squashes, there were apples. So, when the CSA hands you apples, you make apple crisp!


recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip
e-detail.asp?recipe=2255367

  


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