Saturday, June 13, 2009


Remember those orange sherbert push-ups from the Schwan’s Man? In an effort from keeping my kids from feeling deprived, we have been making these treats from sugar free spinach and fruit smoothies (this one has blueberries in place of the banana and kiwi). The kids are ga-ga for them. I found the little contraptions at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Living a healthy lifestyle is a process that takes effort. It all starts with our desire, a personal conversion so deep that change is inevitable. Then we must dive into knowledge. Unlearning our bad habits and misinformation and replacing it with sound principles, our own discernment and truth. This learning seems to never stop but does become less overwhelming.

Now we are putting what we learn into practice. Little by little we apply more and more. Finally, we have gone so far past where our society lies and we are frustrated. The constant candy rewards, unhealthy refreshments at the end of events, party after party with nothing to eat but pizza, pop, cake and ice cream and the endless snack foods that are dished out all-you-can-eat style at every turn of the head.

Deprivation leads to rebellion from that which you are deprived. This is especially true for kids who haven’t had the chance to work it all out for themselves yet. This week we are attending a family reunion, which means lots of kids with parents throwing food (and I use that term lightly) at them to keep them happy. We will be going with a bag full of vegetables to off set the toxins they call food and a bag full of healthy snacks to set a good example. Wish me luck.


  1. I would love to know more about healthy subs for food. Do you happen to know were to get recipes like the ones your use? or do you make them all up??`Shari

  2. Thanks Kara...I love it when people think outside the box. It can be so frustrating to be the mom who is the minority...yet the one who is making the right choices. We just have to find a way to make it look and taste yummy!! It can be both of those things as you obviously did here.

  3. Please don't feel like you have to respond to my plethera of questions if you're too busy! But if/when you find time...where did you get that popsicle holder in the photo? How perfect is that for little ones who have a hard time just holding the stick?!

  4. Got the push pop thingys at Bed, Bath & Beyond.


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