Discounted Ebooks!!!

Hi All!!!

I am now offering all 5 of my Ebooks at a discounted price for a limited time only!!!!!  HURRY!!!  This is a SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

Here is the deal!!!! EACH BOOK IS NOW ONLY $5.00!!!!!

You can’t beat this price!!!  Learn how to feed your family healthy meal choices for the price of a LATTE!!!!!!

Check out the description of each book and choose which one would best fit what you are looking for!!

Healthy Eats On The Go-Healthy Food Ideas For Life’s Busy Activities

This ebook is 116 pages and includes recipes for the following activities:

*Zoo Foods

*Beach Days

*Playdate Snacks

*Camping

*Park Days

*On The Run

*Long Car Rides

*Better Breakfasts

*Healthy School Lunches

*Healthy Classroom Snacks

*Birthday Party Options

 Each section contains 8-10 recipes submitted by bloggers.  Each section also contains great tips and ideas for that specific category!

Only $12.95   NOW ONLY  $5.00  BUY NOW!!!

 UNPROCESS ME-A 7 Day Whole Food Challenge

This ebook guides you through 7 days of eating unprocessed foods.  It provides a shopping list, goal setting help, daily menu planner, recomendations for the 7 days, and time saving tips for the kitchen!  It includes:

  • 14 breakfast recipes
  • 17 lunch recipes
  • 18 dinner recipes
  • 26 snack and dessert recipes
This ebook is designed to help you learn easy and quick meal ideas that you can incorporate into your everyday meal planning.  By removing processed foods from your diet for one week you will feel the difference and be well equipped to continue eating healthier foods.
 Only $9.95  NOW ONLY $5.00 BUY NOW!!!

Mommy Menus Ebook

A compilation of recipes submitted by Mommy Bloggers.  The book is set up with daily menus which include:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • snack
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • drink
Each Mommy Blogger submitted an entire day’s worth of recipes that are kid approved.  Plus, meet each mommy by reading about them in the book and then visit their blog for more awesome recipes!!  The recipes included are meat free, dairy free, gluten free, and best of all no cooking is involved!!!

Only $9.95  NOW ONLY $5.00 BUY NOW!!!

Color Wheel Meals Recipe Manual

Includes 50 recipes separated into 5 categories:

  • Juice/Nutmylks-includes 10 recipes
  • Smoothies-includes 10 recipes
  • Fruit Combos-includes 10 recipes
  • Veggie Combos-includes 10 recipes
  • Desserts-includes 10 recipes
 The recipes included are meat free, dairy free, gluten free, and best of all no cooking is involved!!!  The recipes are great for kids wanting to be involved in the kitchen!!

 Only $9.95!  NOW ONLY $5.00 BUY NOW!!!

30 Days of Green Smoothies

Includes 30 recipes of green smoothies.  Recipes are broken into weeks and each week comes with a shopping guide.

  • Week 1 plus shopping guide
  • Week 2 plus shopping guide
  • Week 3 plus shopping guide
  • Week 4 plus shopping guide
These recipes do require having a blender or smoothie maker.  Each recipe is a combination of fruit and greens which is an easy way to pack lots of nutrition in one sitting!

Only $9.95!  NOW ONLY $5.00 BUY NOW!!!

 

****Format: My ebooks are delivered as PDF files that I email to you personally in 1-12 hours (much sooner during business hours).  Each book is sent seperate to keep files smaller.
 

Exciting Things Happening!!

So, my life has been a whirlwind lately……

I entered a contest for Raw Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches….which I did not win 😦

But it was a fun contest and I had a blast coming up with 2 really yummy Ice Cream Sandwich recipes!!  If you want to have the recipes you can read the post here!

I have also entered another contest called Hot Raw Chef 5 in 5 Recipe Contest….if you haven’t watched my video entry for Party Cucumbers you can view it here!

This contest is a people’s choice vote -so I would be very grateful for your vote!

I am entry #30 Samantha Gibbs

for Party Cucumbers

Plus, if you vote you will receive a FREE Ebook of all of the contestants recipes and be entered for a drawing to win a Living Light FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods class for two, along with a weekend stay at the Stanford Inn Resort By The Sea!

To vote just click HERE!

I do plan on filming more videos so make sure to sign up for my YouTube channel!!  Don’t miss out on any of them!!

A blogger friend of mine “Rawdorable” also entered the contest…you can watch her delicious recipe here…she is entry #20!  Good Luck Shannon!! 🙂

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I was also featured on a website called “Five a Day The Fun Way” -this website is a great resource-make sure to check it out!!

I would love for you to read my GUEST POST and let me know what you think!!

I am currently working on another guest post for a blogger friend of mine and will keep you updated about that!!

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This week I was contacted and asked to do an interview for a radio show called Blog Talk Radio and will be interviewed on

Thursday night July 28th at 7pm Mountain/ 8pm Central/9pm Eastern time!!

Here are my kids doing the Happy Dance for me!!!

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I have a bunch of GREAT product reviews to do as well!!!  I have been receiving packages in the mail all week!!!  🙂

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I am also really excited to be working on a project with 20+ other mom bloggers!

This Ebook will have all kinds of recipes to use for:

*Zoo foods

*Park Days

*Healthy School Lunches

*On the Run Snacks

*Take alongs

*Long Car Ride foods

*Better Breakfasts

*birthday party options

*healthy classroom snacks

*Beach Lunches

*Picnic Lunches

*Playdate snacks

*camping trips

If you haven’t heard I also have 3 other recipe Ebooks!!  Check them out HERE!!

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WHEW!!!

So exciting!!

I have had so many things going on lately that I have been keeping my personal meals very simple…..

Overnight oats with berries and nuts….

Lots of smoothies!!

lots of fresh tomatoes and other yummy in season fruits and veggies

and of course……

Kale salad!

What have you been enjoying lately??

Have you had anything exciting happen to you this summer??

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Amazing Grass Products and Giveaway!!

I love smoothies, juices, and salads……

I love eating green foods and feeling good about putting great food into my body and into my kids!!

I also feel good when I find great supplemental products that can add to my food choices….

have you ever heard of

Amazing Grass??

They are a company that sells organic and green superfoods!!

I was lucky enough to do a review of some of their products!!

Check out what they sent me!!!

I tried one of the bars first and really liked it-I placed the rest in my purse and car for those times that I was out and would have no food available but needed something.  I liked the ones with chocolate but I didn’t care for the berry flavored one….just my personal preference though.  I thought it would have tasted better covered in chocolate but not everyone is a chocolate lover like me!!!  🙂

They were great for those times that I was hungry and had nothing with me!!!

I could eat and know that I was still putting good quality ingredients into my body!

I was very impressed with all of the Amazing Meal packets and the Vanilla Chai packet.  My favorite being the chocolate flavored Amazing Meal……I could see myself having one of these smoothies everyday!

I just mixed the packet with almond milk, a banana and ice and blended it up!!

I threw some cacao nibs on top for fun!!!

I also really enjoyed the Orange Creamsicle Green Superfood….I mixed it with coconut milk in the shaker cup they sent me!!!  It was so quick and easy!!!  GREAT afternoon snack!!!

This one I just added to water and shook up…..but I didn’t love it.  It was lemon-lime flavored so I threw it in the blender with a banana and some stevia and  blended it into a smoothie and it was much better!!!

There were several kid packets and I tried all of them with my kids and they drank them!!  I blended each of the kid flavored packets with almond milk, ice, and a banana and served it to them with lunch and they had no idea they were drinking a powder drink mix filled with added nutrients!!!

These mixes are amazing! Here is the ingredient list!!!  I am listing from WildBerry Kids Superfood drink Mix: wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, asparagus, lima bean, green peas, kale, kiwi, spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, green beans zucchini, apricot, carrots, mangos, pineapple, sweet potato, tangerine, yellow squash, pomegranates, raspberries, guavas, cranberries, red cabbage, cherries, tomatoes, beets, plums, grapes, and blueberries!!

WOW!!!

That is amazing!!!  What’s more amazing is that my kids drank it and liked it!!!

🙂

I would recommend these products for kids or adults…..and I am giving one lucky reader a chance to try some of the products out for themselves!!

The winner will receive 9 sample packets including one kids sample!!!

Here is how you can enter!!

Please leave individual comments for each of the following below. Be sure to also leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. 

1. Become a fan of  Color Wheel Meals on facebookLeave a comment on this post saying you did.

2. Sign up to receive my newsletters and blog posts!!  Leave a comment saying that you did!! 

3. Share this contest on your blog, linking back to this post. Leave a comment to let me know you did.

4. Follow me on Twitter @Rawkinmom. Comment on this post, saying you did.

5. Tweet about this contest and then leave a comment with your Twitter name.

6. Post a link to this contest on your Facebook page and then leave a comment that you did.

Good Luck!!!  Winner will be randomly drawn on May 16th!!!! Winner will be notified by email.

Want to enter another giveaway????

Check out Healthy Hoggin’s website!!

http://healthyhoggin.com/2011/05/chlorella-giveaway/

*THIS PRODUCT WAS PROVIDED TO ME IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. I WAS NOT COMPENSATED BY THIS COMPANY AND ALL OF THE OPINIONS PROVIDED ON THE BLOG ARE 100% MY OWN.

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!!

BUT,

I always get the same question every single time-

“What do you eat?”

OR

“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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Mommy Indulgences and Stylish Blogger Awards!!

Sometimes my life is like a whirlwind….it seems I am always busy.

You see, I have these 2 small people in my life that always seem to need something!!

It’s a good thing they’re cute!!! 🙂

AND

I wouldn’t trade my life for any other…but it does get crazy busy most days!!

Once in awhile, I need a good indulgence……something easy, something sweet, something that feels like I’m indulging in something sinful……

chocolatey…..

fruity…..

frothy….

Creamy…..

Need I say more!!!

One of my favorite treats is a Matcha Latte!!

I use unsweetened coconut milk, *matcha tea, stevia, vanilla, and ice!!

Blend this up and enjoy!!!!

Sometimes I like to add in some protein powder too!!

*Matcha tea is a powder that is made from blended up green tea leaves-it boasts to be 10 times more potent than regular brewed green tea.  Matcha contains about 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice and 9 times the beta-carotene of spinach.

Here are some other things that it is good for:

  • – Raise your energy level for up to 8 hours with no negative side effects
  • – Induce a state of relaxation and calm mental alertness
  • – Boost metabolism by up to 40% in regular consumers and help control body weight
  • – Contain up to 137 times more of the potent antioxidant EGCG than steeped green tea
  • – Help regulate healthy blood sugar levels
  • – Support healthy cholesterol levels within a normal range
  • – Act as a strong blood detoxifier and alkalizer
  • – Support healthy teeth and gums

Yes, these are some of my mommy indulgences….

however,

I always seem to have to share!!!  🙂

Also, recently I was awarded a Stylish Blogger Award from HiHoRosie-her blog is a personal journey in healthy living- Thanks Heidi!!!

Once you have been awarded this you must do the following:

1. Make a post that links back to the blogger who gave you the award.

2. Nominate ten more bloggers to receive the award and list them in your post along with links to their blogs.

3. Tell them they’ve received the award by posting a comment on their blog.

ALMOST VEGAN: Amber is a certified raw vegan chef and her blog has amazing recipes and pictures!!

BLYSSFUL HEALTH: Sasha’s blog is all about her journey to health and wellness through raw foods.

KISSES FROM A COCONUT: Kelly’s blog is a place where she  journals her experiences with a healthy lifestyle and all the adventures that take place along the way!

DOMESTIC DHARMA: Domestic Dharma is a blog I recently found and oddly enough I found out we are both Michigan bloggers! 🙂  She has great content and beautiful pics!!!

RAW TIDBITS: Kathy’s blog has wonderful recipes and offers some great inspirations!  She is also one of the mommies in my latest Ebook “Mommy Menus”.

RAWLEEN”S LIVING FOOD JOURNAL: Colleen’s blog also has wonderful recipes and photos!!  She is another mom featured in the Ebook “Mommy Menus”.

LIVING FOOD JUNKIE: Maggie’s blog is inspirational and she just recently started vlogging!!!  She is another mommy highlighted in the Ebook “Mommy Menus”.

HEALTHY HOGGIN’: Megan’s blog is a favorite pitstop for me when I have an afternoon to read blog posts!!  She is on a mission to prove that health can be indulgent and she is clearly doing that with her posts!!

GINGER IS THE NEW PINK: Lauren’s blog writes about her journey towards healing Crohn’s disease with a high raw diet.  This blog is dear to my heart because my husband battles Ulcerative Colitis and we are healing with high raw as well.

1 RAW GIRL: Margo’s blog was started to help her to stay on track with raw foods.  She is also a Mommy highlighted in the Ebook “Mommy Menus”.

Thanks for reading!!!  Hope you enjoyed!!!

Do you have any Mommy Indulgences????

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Smoothies, Salads, and Sunshine!!

I was shopping the other day and found these really nifty cups and my kids thought they were cool, so we bought them!

The straws twist around the outside of the cup, so when they are drinking from them they can see the liquid travel up, up, up and into their little mouths.  Very FUN!

Today, we decided for lunch we would make smoothies and put them into these little twister cups.  My daughter wanted a pink smoothie and my son wanted yellow……hmmm

Okay, so we used strawberries, bananas, chia seeds and almond milk for hers….

and mango, banana, chia seeds, and coconut milk for his….

mmmmm….mmmmmm…..good!

Next course for this lunch was salad!

My kids love salad….and that’s good because leafy greens are so important to include into the diet!

They gobbled these up so quickly that I didn’t even get to take a picture of them eating it!!!

Oh well 🙂

Their little tummies were still hungry so I cut up a huge organic Gala apple and served it up with some SunButter.

Sunbutter is made from sunflower seeds and is super tasty!

We love it!!

Next on my list for these two were some sunshine!

Good old fashioned Vitamin D!

WAIT…buddy-look at the camera!

Much better!

Did you notice the swing they are sitting on??  I picked up that frame at a garage sale for $1.00!!!  It was old and worn but my husband spray painted it and I picked out some fabric and sewed it on there….notice what the fabric pattern is???

FRUIT!!!

LOL-I just loved the fruit pattern and brightness of the print….so for under $15 (spray paint, material and the $1.00 for the frame) they have a little swing that they love to sit on!

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Crazy for Coconuts! Part 1

coconuts

I was out shopping at a health food store with my girlfriend and we came across young Thai Coconuts- these are not the hard, brown ones that we are used to seeing- they are white and have a point at the top.  I love these tropical fruits and so does my family, so I put 2 of them in my cart.  My friend decided she was going to purchase one as well.  A few days later I received a phone call from her saying that the coconut wasn’t good at all- it was very fibrous and tasted like dirt- turns out she didn’t crack it open and was eating the husk!!!  I assumed she knew how to eat one and she assumed because it was white that it was already opened!!!  Okay, so I told this story because most of us have only seen the brown, hard round coconuts at the store.  If you have ever purchased one and opened it I bet you were very disappointed-the inside is very hard and there is very little water inside.  The reason is because these are old coconuts.  If you were to travel to a tropical paradise you would not see these hanging from a tree-you would actually see a big green fruit that looks nothing like what is sold at the stores.  So a coconut starts off green, then when the outer part is cut away what you have left is the white young Thai coconut, if you were to cut off this husk there is a round shell underneath that would resemble that types of coconuts we normally see.  I say all of this so you realize that they are all the same type of coconut it is just the different stages that you could see them in.  Obviously, the most nutritious would be straight off of a tree but for those of us who do not live in a coconut growing paradise we have to purchase ours and so for us the next best thing would be young Thai Coconuts.  These contain lots of nutritious water in them and also delicious coconut meat.  I buy mine at Zerbos, Whole Foods, Randazzos or Meijers!!!  They are fairly cheap and well worth the money.  There are 2 edible parts to a coconut- the water and the meat.   Coconut water is nutritionally amazing!!  It has the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood and because of this it has been used as an alternative to blood transfusions in other countries.  During the Pacific War of 1941-45 both sides used coconut water siphoned directly from the coconut to wounded soldiers.  The benefits of this water is almost endless!!  To name a few things:

  • it is 99% fat free (the water not the meat)
  • keeps body cool and at proper temperature
  • excellent re- hydration drink without the dyes and added sugar
  • aids in fighting viruses
  • improves digestion
  • promotes healthy thyroid
  • helps to control diabetes
  • cleanses digestive tract
  • raises metabolism

If you cannot find coconuts they do sell coconut water in health food stores- make sure it says 100% pure coconut water.  Once you have a coconut you have to crack it open – here is a link to a video to show you how to properly open a coconut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt1-frO1tTk

Once opened I pour the water through a strainer to get out any chunks of husk and then I spoon out the meat and wash away any of the hard shell that is left on it.  The meat can be eaten as is or blended with the water to make coconut milk.  Here are some recipes that I like to make with a coconut:

Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

  • Meat and water from one whole coconut
  • Cocoa powder or carob powder (1-2 tbsp)
  • agave nectar (1/4 cup)
  • vanilla (1 tbsp)
  • ice

Blend together and drink!!!

Pina Colada Smoothie

  • Meat and water from one whole coconut
  • 1/2 of fresh pineapple
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 mango
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • ice

Blend and enjoy!!

Coconut Cinnamon Smoothie

  • water and meat from one whole coconut
  • honey (1-2 tbsp)
  • Cinnamon (1-2 tsp.)
  • vanilla (1 tsp)
  • ice

Blend and enjoy!!!

Make sure you read about coconuts in part 2!!!

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