Homeschooling Dietitian Mom https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com Sun, 16 Feb 2020 16:48:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://i1.wp.com/homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cropped-Icon@4x.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Homeschooling Dietitian Mom https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com 32 32 153740011 4 Things the Bible DOES NOT Say About Race https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/things-bible-not-say-race/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=things-bible-not-say-race https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/things-bible-not-say-race/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=2372 There is a lot of conflict today related to the concept of race. And there are a lot of accusations flying around. But what exactly does the bible say about race? Or better yet, what does the bible NOT say? Below are 4 things the bible does not say about race. (This post contains affiliate […]

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There is a lot of conflict today related to the concept of race. And there are a lot of accusations flying around. But what exactly does the bible say about race? Or better yet, what does the bible NOT say? Below are 4 things the bible does not say about race. (This post contains affiliate links).

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1. The Bible does not say there are separate races.

What would you say if I told you there is no such thing as race? And that differences in the color of our skin, have nothing to do with “race?”

First of all, the bible says we all descended from Adam and Eve:

“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” Acts 17:26 NIV

This means Adam and Eve carried the entire original gene pool. All of the genetic potential wrapped up in two people. And it went downhill from there with the Fall of Mankind.

By the way, Adam and Eve were highly unlikely to have been light skinned or blue-eyed.

In fact, I bet you didn’t know that blue eyes are actually the result of a genetic mutation. That’s right!

But what exactly is a genetic mutation?

“Put simply, a genetic mutation is when something in our DNA doesn’t quite do what it’s supposed to do. People generally associate the term with birth defects and, indeed, conditions such as albinism, deformities and even some mental conditions.” (Reference below)

So, what does this mean? This means that blonde hair and blue eyes are not superior like Hitler believed.

Second of all, we are all descended from Noah and his sons.

It says in the bible that the only survivors of the Biblical Worldwide Flood were Noah, his wife, his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their 3 wives.

“And Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” Genesis 6:10

“On that very day Noah entered the ark, along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and his wife, and the three wives of his sons.” Genesis 7:13

“And every living thing on the face of the earth was destroyed—man and livestock, crawling creatures and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth, and only Noah remained, and those with him in the ark.” Genesis 7:23

“Then God said to Noah, “’Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives.'” Genesis 8:16

“So Noah came out, along with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. Every living creature, every creeping thing, and every bird—everything that moves upon the earth—came out of the ark, kind by kind.” Genesis 8:18-19

Thus, we are all descended from one of the three sons, Ham, Shem, and Japheth. We are all from the same family.

Third of all, the bible never uses the word “race” in reference to people. Plus it says in the New Testament that all people are “One Blood.” Acts 17:26

2. The Bible does not say that “races should not mix.”

I think some of the confusion regarding this idea comes from God’s order in the book of Genesis for the people to scatter as a result of their rebellion at the Tower of Babel.

“When God scattered the people of the time, he also confused languages. As a result, they could not communicate with each other. That is why it was called Babel –because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:9

It says nothing here about changing genes

So the people who were given the Chinese language, for example, scattered in the same direction as other people who spoke the same language.

I can’t imagine that God would have given an entirely different language to each individual person. I believe there would have been a group of people who were given the same language. As a result of sharing the same language, they separated themselves from others who didn’t speak the same language. Thus, they carried their unique genes with them.

This is NOT an example of race.

When people scattered throughout the earth, they took their own unique “gene pool” with them. In other words, whatever innate genetic characteristics they contained in their DNA would have affected the way their children looked. This explains why people who live in different geographic regions have a similar outer appearance.

And scientifically speaking, skin color is mainly the result of different amounts of melanin, the pigment that adds color to your skin.

3. The Bible does not say that slavery based on skin color and perceived inferiority is okay.

Some people think the bible supports slavery. This is most definitely not true.

It is true that slavery existed in the bible. For example, Abraham and Sarai had at least one slave, Hagar (Genesis 16:8). However, this does not mean that God condones it. Slavery in the bible existed as the result of sin. Not only that, but the slavery that existed in the bible was not the result of “race” OR color of skin. Click here for an excellent article on this subject.

4. The bible does not say one race is superior to another race.

Darwin’s theory of evolution played a big part in the propagation of the idea of certain races being inferior. For example, he taught in his “Origin of Species” book that the “negro” was lower on the evolutionary scale than the white man (I read those words myself years ago when I had access to the actual book). Also, Ernst Haeckel popularized the idea of “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.”

“Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” basically says that during embryonic development, the fetus repeats “historical” evolutionary development until it becomes fully human, just before birth.

NOTE: This theory has been disproved, though there are still secular textbooks showing Haeckel’s famous pictures. And, unfortunately, it is still holding sway towards belief in evolution.

(No doubt this is why our society is becoming more and more calloused against the idea of abortion–but I digress…)

Back to Haeckel. His quote from 1876 is insightful:

“At the lowest stage of human mental development are the Australians, some tribes of the Polynesians, and the Bushmen, Hottentots, and some of the Negro tribes. Nothing, however, is perhaps more remarkable in this respect, than that some of the wildest tribes in southern Asia and eastern Africa have no trace whatever of the first foundations of all human civilization, of family life, and marriage. They live together in herds, like apes.”

One concrete example of the influence of Darwin’s and Haeckel’s ideas was an African pygmy man named Ota Benga who was kept in a zoo on display as an example of evolution in progress.

“Ota Benga later ended up at the Bronx Zoo, where he was put on display in the monkey house. Although zoo director Hornaday insisted he was merely offering an ‘intriguing exhibit’ for the public’s edification, he ‘apparently saw no difference between a wild beast and the little Black man; for the first time in any American zoo, a human being was displayed in a cage. Benga was given cage-mates to keep him company in his captivity—a parrot and an Orangutan named Dohong’.” (Ota Benga, The Man Who Was Put on Display at the Zoo)

Back to the Tower of Babel story in the Book of Genesis. It says that the people were dispersed and separated. History shows that some people groups are more isolated, and as a direct result, less developed. This gives the appearance to that these isolated people are more primitive. Not even close. So called “primitive” tribes are just as capable as “civilized” tribes once they are introduced to modern knowledge.

Ask any missionary who has spent time around “primitive” tribes. Which reminds me. One of the most AMAZING books I have ever read is, “Eternity in Their Hearts.” This book was written by a man named Don Richardson, a missionary who worked with cannibalistic tribes in Papua New Guinea back in the 1960s.

Don Richardson also wrote the book “Peace Child.” In this book he talks about how difficult it was for the tribe members to understand the gospel because they idealized treachery and they had never seen a sheep. So he had to use other means to get the gospel message across. But the point is, they were NOT INFERIOR INTELLECTUALLY or in any other way.

The good news is that most scientists today admit that, biologically speaking, there is only one “race” of humans.

Scientists recognize that different skin colors are the result of different amounts of melanin. And they acknowledge that differences between “races” are primarily cultural.

Don’t you just love it when science finally catches up with the bible? 🙂

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Today, I’m going to tell you a little about Traditional Cooking School with Gnowfglins. This awesome online cooking school is part of the 2020 Women’s Wellness Bundle. (Post contains affiliate links).

According the website www.TraditionalCookingSchool.com, “Gnowfglins” stands for:

G – God’s (not man’s creations)
N – Natural 
(not artificial)
O – Organic 
(raised without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers; raised without drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals)
W – Whole 
(not processed)
F – Foods 
(not synthesized chemicals)
GL – Grown Locally 
(not transported from far away)
INS – In Season 
(not out of season)

Traditional Cooking School with Gnowfglins is an online school with tons of different cooking classes. To introduce new members to her cooking school, Wardee Harmon, the owner, is including her class, “Healthy Diets: Exploring Major Healthy Diets to Find the Right One For YOU!” In the 2020 Ultimate Women’s Wellness Bundle.

This e-course ALL BY ITSELF is valued at $97 and includes:

  1. The Healthy Diets eBook
  2. 7 streaming interview-style videos
  3. Access to a private group for support.
  4. And More!

Because I’m a contributor,* I got early access to all of the Women’s Wellness Bundle products, including this one, which stands out to me, particularly as a Registered Dietitian. This is why I decided to focus on it today.

After signing up for the Traditional Cooking School with Gnowfglins, what stands out to me isn’t primarily the “Healthy Diets eBook.” This is only because I don’t agree completely with a couple of the diets mentioned as an option. Plus, as you know, if you’ve been with me awhile, I don’t believe that “going on a diet” is a great idea–unless it’s something you can live with long term.

However, my professional opinion is that you can learn something from many of the diets in the market today. For example, the Keto diet. I think that many of us might eat too much bread and not enough fruits and vegetables–especially vegetables. So, being inspired to watch your intake of carbohydrates without eliminating them completely or severely restricting them, is a healthy take on the Keto diet. Especially if it means you are increasing your intake of vegetables!!

Since there is so much good stuff to explore here, I don’t see any reason for letting a disagreement here or there stop me from taking full advantage! After all,

I KNOW A GOOD DEAL WHEN I SEE ONE!!! Remember this product ALONE sells for $97! And the Bundle is only $37! 

Here are a couple of screenshots to let you see some of what is included with the e-course:

Traditional Diets


What stands out to me about Traditional Cooking School with Gnowfglins.

When I signed up for my account/membership, I kept forgetting where I put my log-in information. As a result, I kept going in through my Ultimate Bundle (UB) access link. This triggered an email from Wardee regarding whether I was having issues signing up. I also received a text on my phone. I let her know that I was already signed up but that I kept forgetting how to get in (forgot the name and such). The School team was SUPER responsive and made sure that I had all that I needed to get in with no problems.

What I love the most is that, even though this e-course doesn’t give us access to all of the courses in the premium school, we DO have access to a ton of stuff.

For example, as you can see in the screenshot below, which is a picture of my membership page, there is an orientation course.. This course helps the user get involved with the private group and it is complete with assignments and all. For example, the first assignment is to introduce yourself in the forum. I posted a couple of days ago and Wardee responded personally.

At this level you also have what is called a “Freebie Cupboard.” (see screenshots below). In this cupboard, I have access to all sorts of free cooking and recipe downloads. (And you will too if you purchase the bundle)! =)

Back to the e-course. I mean LOOK AT THOSE AMAZING DOWNLOADABLES THAT ARE INCLUDED at this level! Isn’t that cool? The ones you can’t see below the 4 downloads shown include:

  • Homemade Dairy Milks Substitute Guide
  • Instant Pot Sourdough Cornbread
  • How to Start a Sourdough Starter
  • Home Grain Milling 101
  • How to Make Cultured Butter
  • And More!!

I hope that tells you all you need to know to decide whether this free e-course is right for you. However, even if it isn’t, don’t forget that there are 78 other products (including my Iron E-book) included in the amazing bundle.

UPDATE: THE 2020 WOMEN’S WELLNESS ULTIMATE BUNDLE SALE HAS BEGUN! IF YOU PURCHASE THE BUNDLE, YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS WEBINAR (RECORDING) FOR FREE)

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Traditional Cooking School with Gnowfglins

*If you are a subscriber, I sent an email talking about my own e-book, “The Importance of Iron, What You Need to Know,” which is included in the amazing 79 product Bundle that is valued at over $4200.

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I have gotten major feedback on the fact that many women are concerned about the subject of Iron and whether they and their families are getting enough in their diet. This is why I created my e-book, “The Importance of Iron.”

(Post contains Affiliate Links).

I had been thinking about creating an e-book for several months when I was contacted by Ultimate Bundles regarding whether I would like to contribute a product to the “2020 Women’s Wellness” bundle. (This link will take you to the free webinar that is being offered two days before the sale officially launches).

That’s when I realized it was time to get busy! =)

So many of you have expressed interest in the subject that I just knew I needed to do this!

And starting February 5th until February 10th, you will be able to grab my “Importance of Iron” ebook through the Ultimate Women’s Wellness Bundle, and SO MUCH MORE! My e-book is valued at $30. However, the ENTIRE Women’s Wellness bundle will go on sale on February 5th for only $37!!!

I’ve been told that the products included in the 2020 Women’s Wellness Bundle are worth over $4200!!!

And I don’t doubt it because I have purchased the bundles and I have never regretted it. Sure you get an overwhelming amount of information. However, once you download them to your computer, you can read them at your leisure anytime in the future!

By the way, to make sure that you don’t forget where to find your goodies when you are ready to use them, create a file folder specific to the particular bundle. For example, I created a file folder and I named it, “2020 Women’s Wellness Bundle.” I put all of the files that are part of the bundle under this file folder. That way, I will know where to find them.

I added the year date (2020) because I might buy another one in the future that will have the same name but a different year. That way I will know exactly where to go when I want to look at my cool stuff. =) (By the way, you can always go back and change the name of the folder if you decide it isn’t quite the right name. (I have done this multiple times)!

At any rate, I have had a couple of weeks to review the products in the bundle and there are a few that definitely stand out and that I think would be perfect for you. However, I’m only allowed to discuss one product per day until the Sale launches on February 5th.

What you can do in the meantime is sign up for the free webinar which will be happening the two days prior to the first day of the sale (February 3rd and 4th).

When you sign up for the webinar, you will be in the loop and will be the first to know when the sale is set to go! Plus, there will be an Early Bird sale the first two days (the 5th and 6th). During the Early Bird sale, there will be bonuses added that only people who sign up will have access to. (Think: awesome lotions, aromatherapies, vitamins, and other goodies)!

Below is an outline of the subjects covered in my “Importance of Iron” e-book.

  1. What is Iron?
  2. The Purpose of Iron in the Body
  3. What is Anemia? Is it the same as Iron Deficiency?
  4. Who’s at Risk for Iron Deficiency?
  5. What interferes with Iron Absorption?
  6. How to Get Iron through your diet.
  7. What foods are high in Iron? What to do if you suspect you have Iron Deficiency
  8. What to do to avoid Iron Toxicity
  9. BONUSES, HANDOUTS AND TABLES

The ebook will be available in pdf and epub form, which means you will be able to download and print it or read it through an epub app or other e-book app.

And this ebook is only 1 of 79 different products (this is NOT a typo)!!!

(Hint: another one is a cooking e-course!–not Kids Cook Real Food)!

I have not previously heard of this cooking course, but I will plan to discuss it tomorrow. So, watch out for my email tomorrow!

Until then, Here’s to Your Health!

With love,

Debbie

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10 Irresistible Valentine’s Day Appetizers


(Post may contain affiliate links).

As a Registered Dietitian who has a love for new recipes, I am excited to share with you some irresistible, healthy appetizer recipes I have found. Below are some hand-picked recipes from my favorite recipe websites. These recipes are sure to please! (None of the recipe sites are affiliates).

10 Irresistible Valentine’s Day Appetizers

The key to delicious AND healthy is to find recipes that contain a fruit or vegetable. Also, recipes that contain nuts and lean meats, as well as poultry and fish, are good choices because they are sources of protein.

1. Blue Cheese-Stuffed Strawberries

Taste of Home has simple, delicious, and oftentimes healthy recipes. Plus, they utilize everyday ingredients you’re more likely to already have in your kitchen pantry. I receive regular emails from Taste of Home. I pick and choose recipes, depending on my needs and my mood. Though I haven’t tried this recipe, I can imagine it in my mouth, and I have no doubt that I would like it.

If you like strawberries and cheese this is a no miss. Click to see the recipe here.

Of course, you don’t have to use the same cheese that is in the recipe.

For example, I might switch out the blue cheese for feta cheese because I like feta cheese much more. Plus, feta cheese is likely to be less expensive. Not only that, but feta cheese can be used in other recipes you like.

For example, one of my favorite salad recipes includes black olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice dressings (with some basil, garlic and parsley) mixed with feta cheese.* YUMMY!

*By the way, you don’t really need a recipe for this salad. Just mix equal amounts cucumbers and tomatoes, and add black olives to taste. For the dressing, just mix about 1/4 cup olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 to 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon dried (or 1/2 teaspoon fresh) basil, stir and mix with the vegetables. Add 4 ounces of feta cheese (plain or herbed or tomato basil are all delicious), mix again. Chill and serve.

One of the things I like the most about this “Greek Salad” recipe is that it has no lettuce, and thus doesn’t wilt. So, it can keep in the refrigerator for several days and it will still taste good.

You also don’t need to use the exact nut mentioned. Personally, I prefer pecans, which is what the recipe calls for. However, you can use walnuts or even remove the nuts completely, if you are concerned about allergies.

Some nut substitutions you could try are:

Pumpkin (unshelled are known as “pepitas”) or sunflower seeds; dried fruit such as apricots (amazing source of potassium) or mangos, cut up into little bits.

Be creative! 🙂

2. Artichoke Hearts Gratin

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. If you like marinated artichoke hearts, you’re going to love this one! And it’s ridiculously simple!

This one calls for Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese which is one of my absolute favorites! (Can you tell I love cheese)?! However, if you are concerned about the cost, or you can’t find this type of cheese in your local store, you can always use basic Parmesan or Romano cheese.

It is true that cheese is high in saturated fat and calories. 🙁

However, when you use strong flavored cheeses, such as blue cheese, feta cheese, and hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, Asiago, Parmigiano-Reggiano, or Romano Pecorino (another one of my favorites),  a little goes a long way. For example, it usually only takes about 1/2 as much to give the cheesy flavor usually sought after when using cheese in a recipe.

As the saying goes, if you are able to tolerate dairy, then you can have your cheese and eat it too–or was that cake–oh well, you know what I mean! 😉

By the way, if you have a problem with dairy products or are casein-intolerant, you can use a casein free cheese such as the one here.

Click to take a look at this recipe here.

3. Chocolate Sea Salt Crostini

This one looks absolutely delicious as well! And dark chocolate, which is the type of chocolate recommended in the recipe, is good for you! Click here to read about the benefits of dark chocolate.

This is another recipe from AllRecipes.com. I find so many good recipes on this site! Anyway, what I like about this recipe, health-wise, is that it is made with dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and is lower in sugar than milk chocolate.

What I also like about this recipe is that it is simple and only requires 4 ingredients. It is also kid-friendly. Get the full recipe here.

4. 100-Calorie Italian Soda Floats for Two

This recipe is from Cooking Light.com, one of my all-time favorite recipe sites. One of the things I like about Cooking Light is that the recipes are lightened–but not enough to ruin the taste–usually. Also, Cooking Light employees Registered Dietitians and has tons of sound nutrition advice to offer. The only thing I don’t like about Cooking Light.com’s recipes is that oftentimes they call for odd or uncommon ingredients such as cherry extract (see Recipe 5 below). These types of ingredients are often hard to find. However, it is a great way to learn about new ingredients you may not have heard of before, which is a big plus!

Click to see the “100-Calorie Italian Soda Floats for Two” recipe here.

5. Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes for Two

Also from CookingLight.com. Ladies, this is a perfect romantic dessert that you can share with your hubbies!

I bet they will just love these! (And you can be confident that you’re not offering a dessert that’s too high fat and calories). The only downside of this recipe is that it calls for cherry extract. I did a quick search on Amazon because I’ve never actually purchased cherry extract before. The good new is that Amazon has cherry extract for sale at a reasonable price.

We use Amazon.com all of the time in our house. It is so convenient, prices are often lower than our local stores, and if you have Amazon Prime,  you get two-day FREE shipping with most orders!

So, from the convenience of your own home, you can order what you need, save money, time AND energy!

Of course, you can always check your local grocery store as well. But I think this recipe just might be worth the extra effort (and possibly cost) for a unique dessert for two for Valentine’s Day. What do you think???? =)

By the way, you can also double, triple, or quadruple the recipe for a larger group, if you prefer! And forego the cherries, if no fresh cherries are available in your area, and you don’t want to use maraschino cherries.

Click here for the “Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes” for Two recipe.

6. Tuscan Steak Salad

Okay, so these aren’t all appetizers per se. But, let’s face it, Valentine’s Day is meant to be romantic. So, if you are feeling romantic and want to bless your other half, this salad will fit the bill just fine. This recipe also came from MyRecipes.com.

By the way, one of the REALLY COOL things about MyRecipes.com is that you can add your own ingredients and then do a search and to find recipes that match the ingredients you want to use.

I love simple, easy recipes, especially when they are healthy too! And this is exactly what I was looking for when I started searching for these 10 irresistible appetizers for Valentine’s Day.

This delicious Tuscan Steak Salad recipe is just that too–simple, easy, and healthy!

All you need is strip steak (or another steak you prefer), a little fresh garlic and rosemary, Balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and Parmesan cheese. (Some of the other cheeses I mentioned above will work too)! Oh, and of course, your favorite salad greens. 

Click here for the recipe.

One of the areas I often adjust when following recipes for salads is the type of salad greens I use. For example, I prefer baby spring greens. This recipe calls for Italian-Blend salad greens. And they might be just fine for you. However, pretty much any kind of greens will work for a recipe like this. So, even if your family prefers iceberg lettuce (hopefully not, because it’s not high in nutrients), then you can even use that.

If you make separate salads for everyone, you can put different types of greens on each plate as well.

The point I’m trying to make is this: Salad recipes can easily be adjusted for amounts of ingredients without sacrificing taste. So, like I said before–be creative!!! 

Click here for the Tuscan Steak Salad recipe.

7. Seared Salmon with Wilted Spinach

I just adore salmon! Unfortunately, my hubby doesn’t like it at all. So when we do serve fish, we usually serve a couple different kinds. Hubby prefers halibut. However, he also likes cod, which is significantly less expensive, so we usually cook both cod and salmon.

And the good news is that Nathan, our son, also likes fish! (In fact he likes octopus and squid, clams, crab, and pretty much any seafood he can get his hands on)! Did I mention that he’s a picky eater?

Back to the recipe. This is a super simple recipe, and also only requires a few ingredients: spinach (fresh preferred but not absolutely necessary because it will be cooked), grape or cherry tomatoes (or cut-up Roma, or or even canned tomatoes will work), fresh garlic (again you can substitute garlic powder or jarred minced garlic, if you don’t have fresh available), a little oil, salt and pepper, and voila!

As far as buying salmon goes. We prefer to buy our salmon vacuum-packed (click here to find out why frozen fish is oftentimes better than fresh). Also, if at all possible, I recommend that you buy Wild-Caught Salmon, as opposed to farm-raised. I know on the surface it may sound like the latter is more healthy, but the Wild-Caught is significantly better for you.

Unfortunately, wild-caught salmon is significantly more expensive as well. So you will have to decide based on your budget and family needs. We buy our salmon at Costco. And one thing is for sure, it is WAY cheaper than going to a restaurant to eat it!

Get the Salmon with Wilted Spinach recipe here.

8. Tomato Pesto Appetizers

These look so delicious! And they utilize already made biscuit dough, which can be found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. This makes them low-stress, since the pastry part of appetizers tends to be the most difficult. I don’t make a habit of recommending this sort of thing because I prefer homemade and natural over processed foods due to all of the additives in processed food.

However, if you know me, you know that I like to be balanced when it comes to diet. I’m not an “all or nothing” kind of girl. So, I think that for the special occasion of Valentine’s Day, having the shortcut will make creating the appetizers much more fun and much less time consuming.

Did I mention that there are only five ingredients?

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Mozzarella Cheese
  3. Basil Pesto
  4. Refrigerated Tender Layer or Buttermilk Biscuit Dough
  5. Parmesan Cheese
  6. By the way, if you’d rather make the dough from scratch, go for it!!

Check out the Tomato Pesto Appetizers recipe here.

9. Heart Shaped Pizzas

This is TOTAL Kid and Family Project waiting to happen! And I think you might be a little bit surprised to find out that a heart shaped pizza is way easier to make than you think!

I just checked out this website and discovered that all you have to do is buy a round Boboli shell and cut the circle with kitchen shears to create the heart shaped pizza. SO EASY!!!

And then you and your kids can pick your favorite ingredients and have a blast!

This would be a great way to use up some of the leftovers from the other recipes on this list as well. For example, the cheeses, tomatoes, and artichokes (artichokes are yummy on pizza)! Also, spinach and garlic are tasty on pizza as well. The garlic, in particular, will add a lot of flavor to the sauce you choose (which can be marinara or white or no sauce at all).

Check out this “How to Make Heart Shaped Pizzas” article for some other ideas.

10. Chicken Enchilada Hearts

I just HAD to include a Mexican dish to this list because besides Italian/Mediterranean food, my favorite is Mexican food. I did a quick search and came up with this adorable and original idea. And I think this is an awesome way to end my list of 10 Irresistible Valentine’s Day Appetizers.

The only thing that will be truly challenging about making this recipe is finding the 4 inch springform pans that the Chicken Enchilada Hearts recipe calls for. However, I was able to find some on Amazon. And the really cool thing is that once you buy them, you can use them again and again!

Check out the springform pans here.

So, there you are: 10 Irresistible Valentine’s Day Appetizers. I hope you enjoy them and that they inspire you to try some new and unique recipes of your own!

Whatever you do this Valentine’s day, whether it’s eating out or staying in, I hope that you have an awesome time. And I also hope that you will let me know what you think by emailing me at: debbiesuerd@homeschoolingdietititianmom.com or commenting below.

Thanks for reading and Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 

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Many women don’t realize that when they are pregnant they will require an extra 300 calories per day in their diet. This is really good news, especially if you’re anything like me, and you like to eat! 😉

The other thing that is great about your increased need for calories is that it will make it easier for you meet your increased nutrition needs during pregnancy without fear of gaining excess weight. By the way, in case you are wondering, here is the recommended weight gain for pregnancy based on pre-pregnant weight.10 Best Foods to Eat When PregnantNote: This is NOT the time to be on a weight loss plan. And you should not worry too much if you gain a bit more or less than the recommendations here.

However, it is important to point out that if you gain an excessive amount of weight too quickly, this could be a sign of excessive water weight gain which can be a sign of a dangerous condition known as preeclampsia.

It is normal to retain a bit of water and to have some swelling in your ankles and other places during pregnancy, especially after the 20th week.

However, if you gain an excessive amount of weight and have any of the following symptoms:

  1. Severe Headache
  2. Changes in Vision
  3. Upper Abdominal Pain
  4. Nausea and Vomiting
  5. Decreased urine (pee) output
  6. Shortness of breath

Then You need to contact your doctor immediately!

On the other hand, if you are not gaining weight at all due to excessive morning sickness OR you are eating just fine but still not gaining weight, you also need to contact your doctor to make sure that you are not dehydrated or that something else isn’t going on. Click here for symptoms of dehydration.

Back to increased nutrient needs.

Other increased needs include:

Most doctors will prescribe a prenatal vitamin. Prenatal vitamins are usually higher in folic acid and iron to compensate for the increased folic acid and iron needs of a pregnant woman. They also contain essential amounts of other vitamins and minerals, and many contain essential Omega-3s as well.

The 10 Best Foods to Eat When Pregnant are:

  1. Lean Meat and Eggs – High Quality Protein and Iron
  2. Leafy Greens including broccoli – Magnesium, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium
  3. Legumes, peas, and lentils (pulses)Fiber to prevent constipation, folic acid
  4. Nuts – Copper, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium
  5. Whole grains – Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Iron, Fiber
  6. Yogurt, especially Greek Yogurt – High quality protein, probiotics (Read label to make sure yogurt you purchase contains probiotics).
  7. Calcium rich foods including milk (cow’s, soy, rice, almond, cashew), cheese, and yogurt.
  8. Omega 3 Rich Foods including salmon and other fatty fish.
  9. Avocados – Healthy fats, Folic acid, B6, magnesium, fiber
  10. Water and Lots of it! (Juice, milk, soups, shakes help to provide water as well)

Gestational Diabetes

1 in 10 pregnant women will be diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes during their pregnancy. As a result, I want to briefly discuss this disease with you.

But what exactly is Gestational Diabetes and what can you do to reduce the risks?

Many people are familiar with Diabetes in general. Just like other types of Diabetes, Gestational diabetes results in high blood sugar as the result of insufficient insulin. With type 1 Diabetes, the pancreas is not producing insulin. With Type 2 Diabetes, there is insulin resistance, usually as the result of excess body weight.

Gestational Diabetes, on the other hand, seems to result in insulin in the pregnant woman’s body not being available.

The reason you end up with high blood sugar is because insulin is necessary for the sugars you get through the foods you eat to be transferred to your body to be used for energy.

Unfortunately, it is not clear what causes Gestational Diabetes. What we do know is that it does not mean you had diabetes before pregnancy. Though it does mean that you have an increased risk of being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

According to the Mayo Clinic:

“During pregnancy, the placenta, which connects your baby to your blood supply, produces high levels of various other hormones. Almost all of them impair the action of insulin in your cells, raising your blood sugar. (Emphasis mine). Modest elevation of blood sugar after meals is normal during pregnancy.

“As your baby grows, the placenta produces more and more insulin-counteracting hormones. In gestational diabetes, the placental hormones provoke a rise in blood sugar to a level that can affect the growth and welfare of your baby. Gestational diabetes usually develops during the last half of pregnancy — sometimes as early as the 20th week, but generally not until later.”

Who is at Highest Risk for Getting Gestational Diabetes

As with any type of diabetes, diet and exercise are your friends for helping you to feel your best and minimize the risks that can be associated with Gestational Diabetes.

Risks of Having Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy

One of the risk factors of Gestational Diabetes is a super big baby (high birth weight). This can result in the need for a Caesarian section because the baby is too big to fit through the birth canal. Also, preterm birth and respiratory distress syndrome can result from Gestational Diabetes. Another risk is low blood sugar of the baby at birth. And lastly, mom has a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

Click here for more information on Gestational Diabetes.

I hope that the information on Gestational Diabetes was helpful to you and that you are also enlightened on what I believe are the 10 best foods to eat when pregnant. There are lots of healthy foods to choose from.

Make sure you choose foods you actually enjoy and have fun!

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References

Healthline – 13 Foods to Eat When Pregnant

American Diabetes Association – Gestational Diabetes

What to Expect – Big Nutrition Small Packages

The Mayo – Gestational Diabetes – Symptoms and Causes

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I have always wondered about St. Valentine and who he was. I’ve heard some good things and some bad things. So, this year I decided to find out more about this mysterious person that is the inspiration for our February 14 celebration of Valentine’s Day. Below are 10 surprising facts about St. Valentine. (Post may contain affiliate links).

Who was St. Valentine?

Well, that depends on who you ask, apparently. For example, according to History.com, there are about a dozen St. Valentines, one of which was a woman (Valentina). One of the main reasons there are so many St. Valentines is probably because the term “Valentinus” comes from the Latin for “worthy, strong and powerful.”

According to Wikipedia, we celebrate two different Saints’ Lives on February 14. However, they are probably the same man.

  1. St. Valentine was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint from the High Middle Ages, and his Saints’ Day is associated with a tradition of courtly love.
  2. Saint Valentine was also a clergyman and he was probably either a priest or a bishop.

Some history sources state that St. Valentine lived in the Roman Empire and ministered to persecuted Christians. He was martyred and buried at a Christian cemetery on the Via Flaminia, which was close to the Ponte Milvio to the north of Rome.

The reason we celebrate on February 14 is because he was martyred on this day. St. Valentines Day is also known as “The Feast of Saint Valentine,” and has been celebrated since 496 AD.

Below are a few of the “Valentines” that can be celebrated throughout the year:

  1. According to history.com, the saint we celebrate on February 14th is known officially as “St. Valentine of Rome.” This Valentine is rumored to have been martyred by beheading by Pope Claudius II on 2/14/269 or 270 for marrying Christian couples.
  2. The Most “Beatified” of the St. Valentines was St. Valentine Berrio-Ochoa. Ochoa was a Spaniard of the Dominican order who lived and died in Vietnam in 1861. He died by beheading and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1988.
  3. Pope Valentine, served for 40 days around A.D. 827.
  4. St. Valentine of Viterbo is celebrated on November 3. Catholic sources state he was martyred in 304 by Emperor Diocletian under the influence of Galerius.
  5. St. Valentine of Raetia can be celebrated on January 7. According to Catholic sources, Raetia was a bishop Christened “Valentine” in the 5th Century, who lived in the city of Raetia, Italy.
  6. St. Valentine (Valentina) was a virgin and was martyred in Palestine on July 25, A.D. 308.
  7. The Eastern Orthodox Church officially celebrates St. Valentine twice, once as an elder of the church on July 6 and once as a martyr on July 30.

References

History Channel This Day in History

History Channel – 6 Surprising Facts about St. Valentine

Wikipedia – St. Valentine

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Schoolhouse Teachers Ultimate PreK-12 MembershipOne of the things I love the most about SchoolhouseTeachers.com Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership is how flexible it is. In fact, Schoolhouse Teachers is flexible, affordable, and  fun!

I can pick and choose whatever courses I want to use–and there are hundreds of choices. For example, we have gone through entire classes (Dinosaurs and the Bible), and we’ve picked out specific lessons (They Lived for God). I’ve even worked through one of the graphics design courses that are offered. This is possible because Schoolhouse Teachers is not limited by grades. There are classes for literally EVERYONE in your family, from preschool to adult.

I love that SchoolhouseTeachers.com doesn’t compromise the Creation versus Evolution issue.

“Dinosaurs and the Bible” (1st through 6th grade) is a 16-lesson study that covers classifying, identifying, and critical thinking about Dinosaurs and the evidence. It also teaches about Noah’s Ark, the Flood and more. Follow-up questions are provided for every lesson and can be answered offline or online, depending on your child’s preferences. You child will certainly know a lot about dinosaurs by the time he or she finishes this unit. And I believe his or her faith in the Bible will be strengthened as well.

And as with any curriculum, you can always add in your own assignments. For example, my son recently wrote an essay on why Dinosaur to Bird Evolution doesn’t make sense. These kinds of assignments give your child the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills while at the same time developing an argument in favor of creation. 

I also love all of the varied choices for teaching social studies and history.

“They Lived for God” is a social studies unit we are currently working through. “They Lived for God”  includes at least one well-done documentary for each of the 39 saints/martyrs included in the unit. The videos keep my son’s interest, which says a lot in my opinion.

We usually break the documentaries up into two days so that we can retain the information better. I’m learning as much as my son is learning because history did not hold my interest in school. Not only that, but these videos are from a Christian perspective. Anything I learned in school was secular because I went to public school growing up.

We have so far learned about Jan Hus, Perpetua, Augustine, and Martin Luther.  We will be continuing to study with our next on the list to be William Tyndale and Roger Williams. I can’t wait!

All of SchoolhouseTeachers units include lesson plans to help with organizing your teaching days and weeks. (See below for example)Schoolhouse Teachers is Fun and Affordable

All of the curriculum units I have used include these lesson plans and outlines, with the specific information that relates to the subject matter you are studying. This makes it much easier to stay on-track and to know what to do with your child each day. It also gives you an idea of how much time you will be spending each day and allows you to plan for any materials you may need to accomplish each assignment.

SchoolhouseTeachers also provides awesome yearly planners, which are always renewed in time for the new year.  Apple Core Silver Membership (a $45 value) is included in the membership as well. Apple Core has saved me oodles of time and stress and is completely online. So, you don’t have to worry about misplacing your records.

Other things included with the SchoolhouseTeachers Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership:

  1. A World Book Online membership ($100 value)
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Are You Ready for a Change?

Many people, especially women, wonder why it is so darn difficult to lose weight.

On the surface, the answer seems so straightforward.

You probably know the “answer” right? It’s because you don’t “control” your calorie intake or you don’t “exercise enough” or you don’t “eat the right foods”…

But, what if I tell you there’s a deeper reason you haven’t been “successful” at achieving your weight loss goals?

A reason that goes beyond your calorie intake and activity level?

A reason that once you understand what it is, you will feel so much better about yourself that you will be ready to try again–and this time make a permanent lifestyle change?

A reason that will clarify a whole lot of things for you in regard to past “failures.”

I’m here to tell you that there most definitely IS a deeper reason why weight loss attempts are so often unsuccessful.

Or why all too often women lose weight and then later on gain it back.

Or even worse, often end up weighing more than before they initially lost the weight.

There are so many quick fixes out there!

So many “magic formulas.”

It can get pretty darn confusing (and downright aggravating)! trying to figure out what to do with our food intake and activity levels.

“Just take out all your carbs and you’ll be skinny in no time!” They say.

Or “Eat all the fat you want and still lose weight.” They say. (Rolling my eyes here)

Or just go on this diet plan (Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Nutrasystem, the list goes on), give us your money and you will be successful!

Now, don’t get me wrong, some of these plans are great–when you stay on them. But the question is: “Can you live on those diets the rest of your life?” Because this is the key.

NO matter how successful you are at losing weight, if you can’t live with it without feeling deprived, you will not stick with it. And there is a VERY good chance that you will gain back the weight lost.

Because, if this “diet plan” you are currently on isn’t something you can live with long-term, then chances are you are going to feel like a failure when you’re done.

Believe me, I know what you are going through! I gained over 50 pounds after my son stopped breastfeeding. And I know all the right things to do!!! If it was only about food, I would never have kept the excess weight on for over 10 years!

This is why I created my “Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight?” mini course and why I am currently working hard to complete the next phase, “30 Days to End Yo-Yo Dieting.” Now that I am on the other side of the 50 pounds, I can see a few things more clearly that I most definitely COULD NOT see before I even gained the weight. And I want to help YOU learn how to make choices that will be satisfying and doable long-term. Choices you can live with.

BUT there is one thing I need to mention…

Before you decide to commit to long-term change, you need to make sure that you are ready.

When I was in school, I learned about the “Stages of Behavior Change.” Despite that these stages are usually meant to help the practitioner (think Health Coach, Personal Trainer) understand where their client is, I think that you as a beautiful person who is thinking about making the change will benefit from understanding a bit about the process.

I think that you will benefit from understanding the process because this will help you discover which stage you are currently in.

And I believe knowing this will help give you reasons to move forward to the next stage.

After all, that’s what I did!

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Fatty Foods Can Be Healthy

I have good news for you. Fatty foods can be healthy. (Post contains affiliate links).

Notice I said “can.”

The fact that fatty foods can be healthy doesn’t mean that doughnuts or deep fried Twinkies have suddenly become health foods.

Not at all!

What it does mean is that you can throw those low fat diets out the window and enjoy some healthy fatty foods like avocados, olives, peanut butter, and even real butter and bacon.

Fat is an important part of a healthy diet. It’s what keeps you from feeling hungry.

Fats also allow you to absorb more nutrients from other foods. For example, Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble vitamins. Thus, they require fat to be absorbed by the body.

That’s why it’s okay to dress that colorful and super healthy salad with a dressing that’s not necessarily low fat. And for good measure, throw a few nuts or avocado slices on top. This will turn a simple salad into a healthy meal that will keep you going for hours. The fat will ensure that your body can absorb all the vitamins in that beautiful fresh produce on your plate.

Click here for a recipe for an easy garden salad.

And You will feel fuller, longer.

 

Good fats, like those found in olive oil and avocado, for example, nourish your brain, your eyes, hair, and even the walls of every single cell of your body. It’s also important for hormonal well-being, because hormones are mainly made up of fatty acids. In short, consuming healthy fats is important and there are quite a few fatty foods out there that are actually good for you.

Let’s quickly run through a few sources of healthy fats that you want to eat more of. At the same time stay away from trans-fats, which have been linked to an increased risk in heart disease.

Fatty Foods Can Be Healthy

Avocado

This is one of my favorite healthy fats. Add this delicious fruit to salads, sandwiches, wraps, or eat it on the side with eggs or grilled meat. Also delicious mashed up on toast or turned into guacamole and even in smoothies!

Coconut Oil

Start your day with a healthy fat boost by adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to your coffee. This oil is also great for cooking eggs or sautéing veggies. Pure coconut oil should be tasteless, while some other versions leave you with a hint of coconut flavor.

Olives And Olive Oil

Olive oil makes a great base for salad dressings. It can be used to finish and flavor all sorts of food. Both olive oil and olives have long been staples of the Mediterranean Diet. Look for cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil. Olives make delicious portable snacks as well..

Nuts And Seeds

Speaking of nuts. Another healthy snack that you can keep at your desk, in your purse, and in your pantry is various nuts and seeds. They are full of healthy fats, vitamins and mineral. Eat them on their own, make your own healthy trail mix, or sprinkle them on your salad.
See Also:

Why is it So Hard to Lose Weight?

Fats and Oils: What’s the Difference?

High Protein Meals

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Why Are Kids Picky Eaters?

From Health Line:

10 High-Fat Foods that are Healthy

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