Posts made in June, 2014

Peanut Free, You & Me

Peanut Free, You & Me

   Written by Wholesome Style contributor, Ashley. Read more about Ashley here.    “Peanut free” was a term that I used to be indifferent to until about a year ago. That was when my precious, sweet son was only 20 months old, and my husband and I learned the hard way that he has a severe, life-threatening peanut allergy. Hives covered his little body reappearing in different places for over six hours. He also had trouble breathing and was immediately rushed to the ER. This allergy came as a complete shock, and turned our world upside down. I went...

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Gluten-free Tortilla & Burrito Wrap Recipe

Gluten-free Tortilla & Burrito Wrap Recipe

I set out to create an easy wheat-free and gluten-free tortilla wrap recipe that did not involve expensive gluten-free flours or tons of random ingredients that I do not regularly have on hand. I also did not want to have to roll out the dough before cooking like flour tortillas require. I was looking for a simple “pour the batter into the pan” kind of thing. After trying a few different variations, I came up with this 3-ingredient recipe (plus optional seasonings) and could not be happier with the result. This is a new staple in our home...

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Homemade Mixed Berry {Soft Serve} Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Mixed Berry {Soft Serve} Ice Cream Recipe

If you have any type of frozen fruit, a banana, milk (can be dairy free), and a blender, you can make homemade mixed berry {soft serve} ice cream in two minutes flat. Take it from someone who used to own two gourmet ice cream shops….this easy recipe rocks. I never knew it could be so simple! No added sugar, no heavy cream, no freezer time needed. Just you and your blender, baby. To quote my 9 year old son, Gavin, as he scarfed his down, “Mom, you outdid yourself!” Too cute.   HOMEMADE MIXED BERRY {Soft Serve} ICE CREAM RECIPE   Note: To make this...

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Cheesy Herb & Tomato Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

Cheesy Herb & Tomato Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

  Having a snack attack and an empty fridge means thinking outside the box. Usually I grab an apple with peanut butter, or some cheese and crackers for a quick snack, but none of my usual “go-to’s” were on hand, so I tried something new. This is essentially just herbs and some vegetables (tomato and onion) with cheese, and given that colored peppers are a nutrition powerhouse (more vitamin C than an orange), this is a great choice to fuel your body between meals, or even as a meal in itself. This is what I would call a “no rules recipe”...

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Antibacterial Products Causing More Harm Than Good

The over-use of antibacterial products, as well as antibiotics, are believed to be contributing to the ever-rising issue of superbugs, and antibacterial/antibiotic resistance (MRSA), because it takes a full minute of hand washing, or exposure, for the common bacteria fighting ingredient, Triclosan, to effectively kill the bacteria. Triclosan is an ingredient commonly found in products such as antibacterial hand soaps, as well as Colgate Total (to fight gingivitis by killing bacteria), and many other products. Most people wash their hands for roughly 10-15 seconds using anti-bacterial soap,...

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Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

  These super moist banana muffins made with whole wheat flour may be the ultimate healthy, grab n’ go snack if you make them yourself, especially if you make them using whole wheat flour. We buy a lot of bananas at my house since we are smoothie addicts, but sometimes the bananas ripen beyond my taste, at which point I peel and place in a bag in the freezer to use later for smoothies, baking, or pancakes. Make a triple batch of these muffins, stick them in the freezer, and throw one into your kids’ lunch box every day instead of a sandwich or for their...

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