Category - Organic Living

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Snowball Cookies A Classic Holiday Treat
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Five Organic Stocking Stuffers
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Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
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Apple Cinnamon Granola Recipe
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Silly Pumpkin Face Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
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Making Better Decisions: Healthier Halloween Fun
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Chai Spiced Apple Pancakes
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A Sleepy Bedtime Snack: Tart Cherry Chia Pudding
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Breakfast Recipe: Orange Vanilla Waffles

Snowball Cookies A Classic Holiday Treat

Happy holidays from Naturepedic! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the season than by getting the kids into the kitchen to make some fun cookies! Grab some cute aprons and get the kids pulled up to the counter to help make some fun snowball cookies for your next holiday gathering, cookie exchange…and I just happen to know Santa just loves having these cookies left out to munch on! The perfect cookie for little hands! Listen, I’ll be the first one to admit, I’m the mom that will break those massive sugar cookies in half when we are at a party! I figured out early on in my momma career that it definitely pays to get smaller cookie cutters and to make smaller, kid sized cookies…because kids are so smart. They know when they are getting half a cookie! These snowball cookies are the perfect little bite for little kids with just the right amount of sweetness to[…]

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Five Organic Stocking Stuffers

Even down to the trinkets and treats you stuff in your loved ones’ stockings, you want to keep your gifts as personal, organic, and healthy as possible this holiday season. If you’re blanking on what to fill your stockings with or you just need a little inspiration, we have come up with five ideas for organic stocking stuffers this season 1. The Wearable Candle Sampler Here’s a fun option that’s actually three gifts in one — Objects With Purpose Wearable Candle Sampler! The Wearable Candle Sampler offers a non-toxic candle (yes, many candles are toxic) that uses organic coconut butter wax as well as organic oils. This stocking stuffer is unique because not only can you use it to light up a room, you can use the oil as a perfume or as a massage oil! 2. Organic Teas Help your loved ones calm down after the stress of the holidays by putting some soothing organic tea in their stockings.[…]

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Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate Recipe

This luscious Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate is full of enticing, sweet and spicy flavors, paired with extra rich, creamy white chocolate – and none of those store-bought white chocolate chips. This is the real deal, homemade white hot chocolate with wholesome ingredients. That’s right! Did you know that you can make homemade white hot chocolate and skip the sugar-laden, heavily processed white chocolate chips? Well, you can! It’s so easy too. This homemade white hot chocolate is made with real food ingredients and pure, food-grade, high-quality cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is the extra special ingredient that makes white hot chocolate rich and creamy, with a chocolaty taste. It provides some healthy, good-for-you fats too! Chai spices are the other stars in this non-traditional hot chocolate. These distinctive spices bring a warmth and comforting flavor to this nourishing drink. Fresh ginger, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves and tiny amount of black pepper slowly infuse in warm milk to create the lovely[…]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Let’s cozy up to some warm, winter soup! These cooler months just beg for warm bowls of nourishing soup, and my kitchen is no stranger to the soup pot being filled up on almost a daily basis. Using power packed bone broth and seasonal mineral rich vegetables takes your fall and winter soups up a few notches, giving your family the nutrients they need to fight off winter cold and keep the immune system robust. Not to mention making cold evenings a bit warmer.  Nourishing, Nutrient Dense Players While sweet potatoes on their own are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and energy giving, slow burning carbohydrates, we can bump up the nutrients with a couple key players to nourish your family or holiday party guests! – Sweet potatoes: Packed with vitamins (A and C), minerals, and antioxidants. Loaded with fiber for better blood sugars and even energy. – Bone broth: Bone broth is packed with amino acids (protein building blocks)[…]

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Apple Cinnamon Granola Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Granola is full of delicious, seasonal flavors and packed with lots of textures, just the way granola should be. This chunky granola is perfect for snacking but also perfect sprinkled on yogurt, smoothie bowls, homemade ice cream or served as cereal with your favorite milk or non-dairy milk. This seasonal granola is brimming with lots of healthy, real food goodies! Apples of course, because this is an apple cinnamon granola! You’ll find two kinds of apples in it – chopped up fresh apples as well as softer, dried apples. The chopped apples help act as a binder for the granola and the dried apples add a mouthwatering texture plus they taste so good! You’ll notice this is a nut free granola. Most granolas are jam-packed with nuts. But if you’re like me and can’t have nuts, then it’s kind of hard to find a packaged granola that you can eat. This granola’s base is made with sprouted sunflower[…]

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Silly Pumpkin Face Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Happy Halloween! Little kids spend the whole month of October figuring out their costumes (some maybe even giving it careful thought in September!), and health conscious mommas everywhere spend the whole month of October figuring out how they will make it through the sugar crazed holiday with as little teeth rotting candy as possible! I’ve got your back! Dear momma, I’m here to tell you it’s ok to feel that way. It’s ok to care about what goes in your kids’ bodies! In fact, you’ll get momma guilt coming from both ends of the spectrum on Halloween (and every other holiday for that matter!). Some will say “for crying out loud, lighten up!”, and others will say you aren’t a “true” real foodie if you let your kid have some sugar… So my answer is always to listen to your momma instinct… Balance is key I’ve found a happy medium for Halloween that works for my family. It usually revolves[…]

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Making Better Decisions: Healthier Halloween Fun

In our household, we love Halloween. I start asking the kids what costumes they want in advance so I can make sure they’re properly fitted and we don’t have any last minute surprises. Our neighborhood does a fall festival every year so the kids get an extra opportunity to wear their Halloween costumes, eat snacks, and do some fall crafts. Between pumpkin patches, apple picking, and kids’ activities, there’s still an opportunity to make better decisions for a healthier Halloween this year! Costumes and Accessories In a Pinterest-perfect world, it would be great to make my kids’ costumes from scratch or upcycle items from a thrift store, but we don’t always have the time for homemade outfits. I usually ask the kids in September what they’d like to be for Halloween and find their costumes online. To cut down on questionable ingredients and materials I try to steer them toward costumes that don’t require makeup or lots of plastic pieces.[…]

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Chai Spiced Apple Pancakes

These delicious, seasonal, Chai Spiced Apple Pancakes are super easy to make and sure to please for breakfast! They’re full of wholesome ingredients, have no refined sugar and can be made ahead of time for quick breakfasts. It’s that time of the year when the air is crisp, the trees are shifting to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows, and seasonal produce is at its finest. Apple trees are overflowing with fruit and ready to be harvested. Apple pies are baking, mugs are full of hot spiced apple cider, bags of apples are being turned into applesauce and homes are filled with the beautiful aroma of sweet, spicy goodness. Apple season is in full swing and these deeply flavored pancakes are waiting to meet your plate. These pancakes smell amazing when cooking. They have hints of sweet cinnamon, spicy ginger and clove and a little bit of vibrant fennel and cardamom. These delicious chai flavors go perfectly with juicy, sweet apples.[…]

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A Sleepy Bedtime Snack: Tart Cherry Chia Pudding

In honor of Safe Healthy Sleep… …let’s talk about kids and sleep! This topic probably feels anything but restful and peaceful to many parents, but hear me out! They need it {and we know you need it!} Young children spend almost half their day sleeping – or should be anyway. And rapidly growing teens aren’t much different. Every house has that 1 kid though. The one that is always up before everyone, or who has the hardest time falling asleep… While there are many factors that play into children sleeping well, there is one piece to the puzzle that affects every child. Food Choices It’s pretty hard to argue that food doesn’t play a role in a child’s behavior and sleep, so while I am probably “preaching to the choir,” I thought we could have a quick refresher on how food can affect sleep, just in case one of these things has slipped by the radar! 1. Keep the sugar[…]

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Breakfast Recipe: Orange Vanilla Waffles

These super easy, 9-ingredient, Orange Vanilla Waffles come together fast in the blender, and cook quickly, making them perfect for busy mornings. With many kids heading back to school and the busyness of this time of the year, quick breakfasts are a must! These orange vanilla waffles can be made up ahead of time and frozen for fast, hot breakfasts in the morning. They also take very little time to prep, no more than 10 minutes at the most and about 3 minutes to cook. So even if you haven’t frozen them ahead of time, you can whip up a big batch of waffles in under 30 minutes! Perfectly sweet, with hints of orange and vanilla, these waffles remind me of heavenly orange creamsicles. They have that nostalgic flavor that everyone loves. Bliss! These tasty, grain free and nut free waffles are crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. They’re packed with protein, about 32 grams[…]

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