What we’ve been eating lately……

One of the things I have been doing a lot of lately is speaking to groups of people (mostly moms)and sharing ways to incorporate more fresh foods into their families diets.  I demonstrate a few recipes and let everyone sample each one.

I share ideas that have worked for my family.

I LOVE doing this because it always turns out to be such a great time!!


I always get the same question every single time-

“What do you eat?”


“What do you feed your kids?”

I always joke that I do not “cook” -instead, I “assemble!”

So, here are some pictures of our favorite things-this is not ALL we eat, nor is this the only foods we eat…..it is just the things that seem to find their way into our days most often!!

We love green smoothies

We go through lots of oranges for fresh orange juice

A yummy snack is banana, sunbutter, ground flax, maple syrup

My kids favorite lunch is kale salad

Lots of fresh fruit set out for my kids to indulge in whenever they want

We love salads-although this one was my lunch…my kids won’t eat tomatoes in their salads…go figure!!

Lunch time for my kids is always an assortment of fresh fruit, veggies, and some sort of protein.

They don’t always eat everything on their plate…they pick and choose and sometimes they trade with each other, for example my daughter may not want her cantaloupe that day but my son will eat it.  He may give her his coconut for a trade.

If there is leftovers from lunch I usually save it and serve it for dinner…if something still doesn’t get eaten then I will use that cut up fruit in a smoothie or I will freeze it for a smoothie on another day.

This day they ate carrots, snap peas, dried blueberries, cucumber slices with homemade dressing, 2 olives, a Bubbies pickle, banana with sunbutter and drizzled chocolate and sprinkled with ground flax seeds

On another day they had cantaloupe, dried blueberries and dried coconut flakes,cucumber slices with dressing, apple slices and sunbutter, and a Bubbies pickle

We love our green juice too!!  This one is apples, spinach and limes!!

Another lunch example is kale salad, watermelon, carrots, sunbutter and homemade lemon slushies

I love to use neat containers to serve my kids food in.  It makes it fun for me and them!!  When I have 5 or 6 sections to fill up it forces me to think of ways to fill them.  Then my kids have a ton of choices to choose from. Our on the go lunches might look like this: carrots, sprouts, strawberries, mango, plum, apple slices, sunbutter and almond butter, and a vegan brownie

I love to use these plates because they are in the shape of a color wheel!!!! These are cool because each section comes out so if my kids don’t eat something I can just pick up that section and cover it and place it in the fridge.  Once dinner rolls around I can just pull it out and put it back on the tray.  It also makes it easy for my kids to trade!!  They can just pick up a section and trade for another!!

Here they had sugar peas, apple slices, tortilla chips, kiwi, mango, and sunbutter

Here they chose from banana slices, honeydew, homemade salsa, blue corn tortilla chips, cucumber, and pomegranate

I try to make sure that my kids have a ton of exposure to fruits (which are calorie dense) and most veggies.  There are times that I make something that doesn’t go over well, or that they just don’t eat.

What are some of your or your families favorite meals???

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Introducing my Latest Ebook: Mommy Menus

Well, here it is the cover to my latest Ebook-entitled

Mommy Menus

a compilation of kid menus submitted by health conscious moms

Yes, I said latest because I do have 2 other ebooks available

the first one entitled

Color Wheel Meals Recipe Manual

and the second is

30 Days of Green Smoothies

I am very excited to share my new Ebook with you.  This Ebook has taken several months to compile but I am very happy with how it turned out!!  For a busy mom of 2, I have had little time to work on it-and every chance I did I had 2 little ones hovering around!!  So, my 2 month deadline was extended to an 8 month deadline!!

So, what is this Ebook all about?

Photoon2010-12-20at1947-1Let me explain-
One of the things I do for my business is to
do demonstrations to groups of people about adding in more healthy foods into their lives.  I show how to make different recipes and then let everyone taste.  I have received so much great feedback and have heard wonderful stories of how moms are getting their kids to eat things like spinach and kale!!  One of the things though that so many moms asked over and over is, “What do you feed your children for breakfast, lunch and dinner?” These moms wanted meal ideas for their kids.  I planned on putting together a recipe/menu book, but then thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be great if there were a whole bunch of different ideas, recipes, and inspiration from many different moms?” And then I had an idea………….. 

I decided to reach out and contact other Mommy Bloggers that wrote blogs based on feeding their children healthy, fresh foods.  I had asked them if they would like to work together and compile some great recipes and menus that would be valuable to others.  I also wanted them to tell their “story” or how they went from eating unhealthy to a more nutritionally balanced diet.  I received amazing feedback.  I ended up with 12 Moms who wanted to be a part of the project.
Each mom submitted their blog/website information, a detailed Bio about themselves, and a recipe for a Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Dessert, and Drink.  They also provided pictures of some of their creations.  The result is an amazing and inspirational Ebook.

I would love for you to receive this valuable Ebook so I have priced it at only $12-this is less than a fast food meal for a family of four-these recipes may change your families life and health forever!

Here is the link to purchase this Ebook through Paypal, please contact me with any questions at ColorWheelMeals@Gmail.com

Please give me up to 24 hours to send the PDF file and please make sure that Paypal has your correct email address…if not please leave a note with your payment as to where I can send it!

I would love if you would support this project and purchase it, but I would love it even more if you found valuable information in the ebook that will change your families lives……:)

To purchase this book please click HERE

I am also offering a 3 Ebook bundle which includes each of the books listed:

I am offering this bundle for $28 for a limited time only!!!

Click here for the bundle:

3 Ebook Bundle

Thank you for your continued support!
Samantha Gibbs
Color Wheel Meals

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