Cloud Star Soft & Chewy Buddy Biscuits

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Maddie absolutely loves Soft & Chewy Buddy Biscuits that Cloud Star makes! They’re free of grains, preservatives, artificial colors, and artificial flavors, so that makes me love them too.

Since they’re so soft, it’s easy for her to eat them, and easy for me to break them up into smaller pieces to make them last longer for training practice. The re-sealable bag they come in helps them stay fresh, and helps seal in the smell (which is absolutely a bonus since whenever Maddie smells them she goes crazy!) I think the rotisserie chicken flavor is her favorite.

If you have a dog you should absolutely get these treats for them!

Single Serving “Healthy” Fudge

Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 11.00.21 AMYou can treat yourself to this little taste of heaven, shared by the Detoxinista. Aside from being delicious, it contains only healthy ingredients and it’s vegan and paleo friendly! It’s one of Sam’s favorites for several reasons, but one being the quick prepare-to-eat time ratio. Because as we all know, when we want chocolate, we want it now!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon raw almond butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch fine sea salt

Directions:

In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Adjust flavor to taste, if necessary.

Wonder if You Might be Gluten Intolerant?

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 12.59.45 PMIf you eat in restaurants, have kids, watch the news or shop in a grocery store, chances are you’ve been hearing a lot about gluten-free foods and diets. If you’ve ever thought “Why are these people eating this way?” Or, “I wonder if I’m gluten-intolerant”? You may want to checkout the below list of 10 common symptoms (there are many more) and see if it might apply to you.

 

 

1. Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation. I see the constipation particularly in children after eating gluten.

2. Keratosis Pilaris, (also known as ‘chicken skin’ on the back of your arms). This tends be as a result of a fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut.

3. Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.

4. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.

5. Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.

6. Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.

7. Migraine headaches.

8. Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses simply indicate your conventional doctor cannot pin point the cause of your fatigue or pain.

9. Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.

10. Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.

For more information, or to find out about an easy (and free) to know for sure, visit our friends at Eat Local Grown.