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The First Day of School + School Lunch Ideas + Holistic Health Coach, AADP

Posted Sep 05 2012 6:44pm
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday!

It is the first day of school and we successfully got the kids off to school on time and are ready for another great year at Laurelhurst !

Emmet is a big 7th Grader this year and Miss Zoe is in 4th Grade.


Zoe with all of her gal pals!  



 Mr. Emmet- putting up with having his picture taken on the First Day of school!
So in my attempt to start the new school year out with healthy habits,  I got up a bit early and made the kids their favorite breakfasts.  Emmet is going through and "egg" phase and can't seem to get enough poached eggs in his system.  The problem is that poaching eggs "just right" is not that easy and I had to make two batches this morning before getting it just the way Emmet likes it.  

I have also turned Emmet into a coconut head and he loves to drink the fresh young coconut water daily.  I have been working on my "hacking" skills to get these babies open but again some days are better than others!



He looks so happy when he drinks the coconut water and it is so good for him too~



  • The coconut is one of the greatest gifts of this planet.
  • Coconuts are a prehistoric plant which can survive many months floating at sea.
  • The coconut is a natural water filter that takes almost 9 months to filter each liter of water. The water travels through many fibers being purified where it is stored away STERILE in the nut itself.
  • This coconut water is pure clear and is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man.
  • Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. Plasma makes up 55% of human blood. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves a instant blood transfusion.
  • Many peoples lives have been saved in 3rd world countries by the coconut IV.
  • Coconuts in their young stage of growth are the most health enhancing.
  • Drink at least one a day : )
  • Coconuts are a great blood purifier.

Now, Ms. Zoe's breakfast was a bit easier.  She requested oatmeal topped with fresh banana but it needs to be made to the perfect consistency.  If it is too creamy it is no good, so it must be thick but not "too" thick.  What can I say, these are "my" children and I believe my hubby was having a good laugh this morning as I nervously prepared everything.  I am a tad bit particular about my own eats so he gets a hoot when he sees my kids giving me a dose of my own medicine!  



With breakfast out of the way, I moved onto lunch preparation and we decided we wanted to try a few new things for lunch this year.  This week they are going to take Salad Rolls for lunch with Peanut Sauce.  I think this is a great portable lunch and I am really hoping that they work out.  Once you have prepped everything these actually don't take to long to put together.  


Veggie Salad Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping SauceMakes 8-10 rolls (depending on how much you stuff them)12 rice spring roll wrappers (you may rip a few in the process)2 oz. rice noodles, cooked 1 bunch of spring mix lettuce, washed and cut1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced1 cup of julienned carrotsBaked Tofu, thinly sliced1/4 cup basil leaves1/4 cup cilantro leaves1/4 cup mint leavesSpicy Peanut Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)Set up your work space.  This is the key to successful rolls! Spicy Peanut Sauce1/2 cup peanut butter2 tbsp hoisin sauce½ cup vegetable broth1 tbls low sodium soy sauce1 garlic clove, minced1 tbsp minced ginger2 tsp lime juice½ tsp sriracha chili sauceIn a small sauce pan, over low heat, combine all ingredients.  Mix until peanut butter melts and the sauce is smooth.  That’s it!





I will report back as to whether this lunch was a winner or not.  I have decided that I just have to keep on trying to add healthy items to my kids diet and balance out the junk:) That goes for my diet as well!

So now that the kids are back to school, I can focus on my business more and am excited to announce that I got my certification from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Health Practitioner yesterday!



 So what does that mean?  It means, that I have spent the last year getting a holistic nutrition education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and am board certified to share that info with you!!

It also means that I take what I do seriously and that I truly want to help people live a happier and healthier life.  That is why I follow the AADP's Code of Ethics.



Code of Ethics

Practice the healing power of "drugless" methodologies;
Practice to do no harm;
Maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct;
Refuse to participate in unethical procedures;
Promise to be aware of, and abide by all state and local laws;
To be honest with my clients, offering the best products, services, and information possible;
To be ready to consult and seek the talents of other health care professionals when such consultation would benefit my client;
Do not exceed my scope of practice, either in abilities or by law;
To be up-to-date on all information I give my clients, and to continue my education.

With that being said, I am here to help you and am taking on new clients!  You can check out all my services at Bliss Holistic Health !



P.S.-- I just picked the kids up from school and when I asked how their first day went they both said "AWESOME" and then 1, 2, 3 Jinx!  

This made my whole day.  All that worrying for nothing : ) 


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