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Friday, February 21, 2014

Natural Options for Your Medicine Cabinet

I get asked questions often about what I use for…headaches, earaches, infections… Many of you know I am married to a pharmacist so you may think we have a lot of medication in our house. But if you have been to my house you probably know that is not the case. Don't get me wrong, I know that medication can be important and even save lives. So I always say to check with your doctor before stopping or changing medications on your own. But I thought to share a nice chart that has been floating around the internet lately with some natural options for common health concerns, through the #1 natural nutrition company in the US - Shaklee! In my home, we really don't have medication, especially prescription meds as we are able to help prevent most illness with things seen here:

Through Shaklee, we are able to help prevent illness, which saves us time and money on doctor visits, medication and missed school and work days and missed activities. Here is how I organize our supplements in our pantry that keep us healthy. Of course we don't take all of these every day! Just like your medicine cabinet, we have some for those "just in case" days.

Here is why my family chooses Shaklee:

Shaklee started in 1956 (my parents have been using Shaklee since 1975!) and a few things are known to be true - 

Shaklee products are always safe. We test and retest through 3rd party testing to make sure our products are free of harmful things for our bodies. We do not add artificial anything.

Shaklee products are always green. We have led the "green" movement and have been a green company before it was popular. Shaklee's signature Basic H concentrate cleaner was the first Earth Day product in 1970!

Shaklee products always work. The science is there in over 100 published studies. We have patents on our products and go above and beyond what the FDA requires.

Here's a quick video on the Shaklee difference and why someone would choose Shaklee. The average amount of time Shaklee consumers have been using our products is over 17 years! Would you continue to use a product for that long if you didn't like it or it didn't work for you?

One thing I love about sharing Shaklee with other people is that there is something for everyone.

If there are some things in this post that are interesting to you and things you may be looking for, let's talk soon! I would love to share our February specials that end 2/28/14 where you can get a Free Shaklee Membership, Free Shaklee 180 Latte Smoothee canister and from me, Free Shipping! Ask me for the details or find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Homemade Pizza? Yes, Please!!

I have two little boys who look alike, are close in age, and like many of the same toys. But one area where they seem to be polar opposites these days is their taste in food. So when I can find something that they both enjoy, I need to blog about it so I don't forget! lol

The other night my husband was working late so I thought I would make a homemade pizza with the kids. It didn't take too long and was a healthier pizza choice then frozen or take out.

I found this easy, no-yeast, crust recipe online. The only suggestion I would make would be to pre bake the crust about 5 minutes before putting toppings on to make it a bit crispier. It doesn't have to look perfect so just roll it out as you like it.

I did substitute 1/2 cup of the flour for this awesome Baking Protein for a little extra nutrition. It doesn't lose any nutrients when heated.

I also used about 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and the rest all purpose. But you could use whatever you like. I also mixed in about a TBSP of Chia seeds into the crust for extra omegas and fiber. If you are not familiar with Chia seeds, you need to be! They are easy to add to recipes, soups, smoothees, etc and are a sort of super food.

After I got the crust going I quickly cut up veggies for my half of the pizza. My kids don't like cooked veggies but they will eat them raw. so I left some out for them to eat on the side. 

I sautéed  chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, mushrooms and I added fresh spinach right onto the pizza.

I made my sauce with approximately 3 oz of tomato sauce, 2 oz of tomato paste to thicken it, oregano, basil, fresh garlic, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and about a tsp of raw honey to sweeten it. 
(sorry for all of you who love to measure. I never do which is why I would never be able to write a cookbook! Just add flavor to taste and go easy on the salt. Most of the time you don't even need it or much of it)

I picked up some fresh pepperoni from the deli that day and topped it with that but sometimes I will sauté  chicken or use ground chicken or turkey.  Pepperoni just saves me time but it has a lot of sodium so that is another reason to go easy on the salt with the sauce and veggies.

I shredded my favorite colby jack cheese (it happened to be what I had on hand and I am kind of drawn to the name. lol.  use your favorite) and then put it all together and baked at 400 for about 15-20 minutes until the crust was browned and cheese melted.


both of my kids loved it and kept asking for more. Goes nice with a green salad too.

Let me know if you try this recipe or have another to share that your kids love!

Thanks for checking in. Sorry I have been a bit MIA lately. Life is busy and business is going well. Don't forget to check out the awesome Shaklee specials and free shipping this month!

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