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Great Organic Snacks for ADD/ADHD

Just because the snacks listed below are organic doesn’t mean you want to give this to your child everyday. I highly recommend pulling all sugar from your child’s diet for about a month. Afterwards you can introduce some of the snacks below. To completely cut out any treats or snacks creates lack and you are setting your child up to turn into a sugar junkie when he/she is around sweets or junk food. When you tell kids or even adults that they can’t have something, all it does is make them want it more. So what you really want to do is create abundance and excitement. Take your child to the health food store the next time you go. This is a great time to educate them in a fun setting. When children are included in the kitchen, this will encourage them to want to learn. When your trying to teach your children the importance of nutrition, it has to be short and to the point. Don’t start lecturing them or they will totally block you out. Show them how to identify the ingredients on the back of the label that are harmful to them. When we go to the grocery store together, Charlie reads every label before he puts his snacks or meals in the buggy. He helps me pick out what’s we’re going to cook for dinner during the week. When Charlie had his break down with sugar about 1 1/2 weeks ago, I realized that we had stopped cooking snacks together as a family. I’ve been so busy that I stopped taking him with me to pick out snacks or meals that he wanted to pack for lunch during the week. When Charlie participates with cooking and grocery shopping, he’s want to eat healthier. It keeps his mind sharp. But when I do all the decision making for his meals, it makes him bored and he gets away from wanting to be healthy again. Once a week you as a family should make organic bread, or a cake, or cookies, or brownies together. Again this is a great time to take a brief moment to educate children about nutrition. Now you will have a child that WANTS to eat healthy snacks and meals and not a child that is being forced. Since letting Charlie participate in selecting some of his healthy meals for the week, he’s back to being excited about eating healthy food again. He’s been telling his cross country team how tasty organic food can be versus all the trans, hydrogenated, and sugary junk food out there today. So he asked me if I would make his team some organic brownies and cookies. He was soooo excited when his team were fighting over these snacks. He was telling his coach how I put walnuts in it which is high in omegas and how I make it with coconut oil which is really good for you when your an athlete because it’s a good fat. The kids on his team asked him if they could come live with us so they could eat healthy meals and snacks like this everyday.

*My favorite fast and all natural easy bake Organic Cake, Brownie, and Chocolate Chip Cookies mixes are from Pamela’s Products. I get this at Winn Dixie but it’s sold in health food stores too. All of Pamela’s pre-mix batters are Wheat-Free, Gluten Free, and Non Dairy. These cookies and brownies are just fricking fabulous. I ALWAYS use coconut oil and Smart Butter. Even when her cookies call for 8 tbsp of Butter, I’ll put 4 tbsp organic coconut oil and 4 tbsp of Smart Butter. I’ll also like to add walnuts or almonds in these cookies too. Charlie just LOVES them. He asked me if I would make his cross country team organic brownies and chocolate chip cookies. It’s so cute, the coach tells all the time how he goes on and on about how regular cookies spike your glucose level, suppress the immune system, blah blah and if she tried these organic cookies she wouldn’t even touch regular cookies again.

*My favorite ice creams are:

1.Soy Dream (made from organic soybeans) Chocolate Fudge Brownie (Publix) *This product is so delicious that Charlie’s friends, my husband’s clients, and my friends can not believe it’s not ice cream.

2.Rice Dream Organic Cocoa Marble Fudge-Gluten Free (Heath Food Store)

3.Purely Decadent Dairy Free (Soy) Cookie Avalanche

4.Chocolate Tofutti Premium

*My Favorite Ice Cream Pops and Sandwiches:

1.Chocolate Fudge Pops Tofutti Treats

2.Tofutti Cuties vanilla ice cream sandwiches

*These two products are so yummy, you will not want ice cream again!

*My Favorite Chips and Treats:

1.Mr.Krispers Sea Salt  & Pepper Baked Rice Krisps

2.Natural Tostitos Organic Blue Corn Chips (No preservatives, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors)

3.Eden Vegetable chips

4.Sun Chips Multigrain Original (Do not buy the flavor Sun chips b/c of artificial dyes, flavors, MSG, etc)

5.Robert’s America Gourmet Puffed White Cheddar Rice and Corn

6. Organic Clif Kid Z Bars- Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Brownie

*Homemade Bread:1.Bob’s Red Mill (Wheat Free, Dairy Free, & Gluten Free) Homemade Bread Mix*Still experimenting with bread, haven’t found my favorite yet.

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

www.addnaturalremedy.com

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.

 

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