Pumpkin Seeds

Carving a pumpkin? Don’t throw those seeds out! Did you know pumpkin seeds are high in protein, reduce inflammation, prevent kidney stones, are high in zinc and more! Simply rinse and place them on a cookie sheet with a sprinkle of sea salt and a spritz of coconut oil. Bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes. Yum!

Pumpkin-Raspberry Muffins

I will try almost anything to get my kids to eat as many fruits, vegetables and whole grains as I can during the day.  And, what’s more fun in the fall than baking with pumpkins?  Here’s a fun recipe you and your little ones will LOVE!

Pumpkin-Raspberry Muffins

Serves 12

1 cup quinoa flour

¾ cup whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 tablespoons agave

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup fresh raspberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix wet ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  In a separate bowl add the dry ingredients, stir, then add into the mixing bowl.  Beat until mixture looks creamy.  Put 2-3 tablespoons into each muffin liner/container.  Cook for 20 minutes.

 

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Here are a few high-style, animal-friendly favorites!

JET by John Eshaya Faux Fur Hoodie | Piperlime

JET by John Eshaya Faux Fur Hoodie | Piperlime

C Label Sandra 11 Dark Brown High Heel Boots at LuLus.com! vegan leather

C Label Sandra 11 Dark Brown High Heel Boots at LuLus.com! vegan leather

 

substantial vegan leather. The ribbon on each Angela & Roi bag represents a different cause. Angela & Roi donates $5 of each purchase to the cause represented by each ribbon. The Green Square Tote sale will enable a donation of $5 to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The ADAA is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and other stress related disorders.

Substantial vegan leather by Angela & Roi

 

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Why too much protein is hurting you

According to a recent study at UCLA, People who ate a high-protein diet had 4x the risk of death from cancer and diabetes and almost double the risk of death from all other causes!!!

Americans have literally become obsessed with this one nutrient, protein.  In reality, Protein is no more important than any other nutrient and too much of it is NOT GOOD!  Most of what we hear about the importance of protein is marketing and advertising but the meat and dairy industries and they have brain-washed most of us to believe that animal sources are the only sources of protein.  Well….almost ALL foods have protein!  You could potatoes and fruit all day and still meet your daily needs!  Do you know of anyone who has ever been hospitalized for a protein deficiency?

Check it out:  http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/are-you-eating-too-much-protein