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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #113 One Great Cookie!
January 21, 2009


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Kindy's Musings....

Now every week, as your family dietitian, I will be scoping out the most relevant research and news that you can use to help your family make healthy nutrition and wellness choices.

NEWS & ARTICLE CLIPS

FIT Decisions Foundation has great fitness gifts for teen girls in your life that want to get started on a new fitness plan for 2009.

They offer three workout videos and other resoureces just perfect for the young girls in your life.

Click on the links below to order one or all three of the videos displayed as a DVD set.

Source: www.fitdecisions.org

FIT Girl Exercise DVD set




Read the latest food trends and happenings with the links below:

GOOD PHYSICAL FITNESS WITH ORGANIC FOOD

KEEPING KIDS FIT BEGINS AT HOME

DR. ALAN GREENE - THE ORGANIC MAN

SHOPPERS CUT BACK BUT ORGANIC FOOD SALES RISE


One Great Cookie

This recipe was developed by a registered dietitian and nutritionist. It is appropriate to use for people experiencing many common health problems, BECAUSE: There is no processed sugar or flour, gluten, dairy or other very common problematic foods. It is WHOLE FOODS based, high in fiber and nutrients, and has healthy choices from all the 3 macronutrient groups carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The cookies are very satisfying to the appetite and very supportive for glucose levels, and digestive Health. ENJOY, the cookies taste great!

Ingredients:

* 4 cups almond meal (make your own by grinding almonds or buy prepared)

* 1 stick butter (1/2 cup or 1/3 c), or 1/3 c coconut oil

* 3/4c cup honey

* 2 eggs, beaten

* 1 tsp. baking soda

* 1/4 tsp salt

* 1 tsp vanilla (or more)

* 1/2- 1.5 cups raisins or dates

* 1 cup chopped pecans, &/or walnuts

* Optional: 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, 1/2 3/4 c carob or dark choc chips, 1/2 3/4 c shredded raw carrots, 1/2 c flax meal

Melt butter and stir in the rest of the ingredients adding the meal, coconut, raisins and nuts last. Cook at around 325 - 350 F, until they just start to get a little brown approx 12 minutes. Then watch & take out at desired color.

The temperature and time can vary depending on your oven and cookie sheet. You may want to drop in balls and leave, or press down 1/2 way through baking.

Use as a dessert or snack.

SOURCE: These cookies were designed by Mary Beth McCue RD, LDN, CDN an Integrative & Functional Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience helping people feel their best and recover from any health condition. Visit her website at www.sipn.info/mccue.html



What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2009



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