All the ways I’m using these little cups with lids…

I am such a big fan of jars. You know this about me, and you also know that I’m not actually a big fan of plastic. But still, I bought these delightful little plastic cups last year, and I’m happy enough with their function that I feel it’s worth telling you about them.

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See how adorable? How functional? How plastic?

I know. I know.

While I know that glass and stainless steel are much better options, I also know that I have a family that is on the run a lot. Sometimes we need disposable containers. So I bought a package of 100 cups with lids last fall, and today I want to tell you a few of the great ways we’ve used them to make life a little bit simpler.

Note: While these are disposable, if it works, we wash and reuse them. We can’t help it.

Homemade Applesauce Cups

Homemade Applesauce Cups

In an effort to save money on purchased applesauce cups last fall, and to prepare an on-the-go applesauce option – I filled a bunch of these cups and froze them. These turned out to be a lifesaver when we headed to soccer games or basketball games during the school year.

Note: I don’t recommend throwing these into a diaper bag or backpack. These only travel well when placed carefully in a cooler or lunchbox that isn’t likely to tip or crunch cups.

Berries to Go

I found it easy to cut up strawberries or fill cups with blueberries to pack for the road. These cups work so much better than a plastic baggie.

Pudding Cups

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When we headed to church camp for a week of teaching Bible class, I knew I’d need some special food items to accommodate my “special diet.” I filled several of these cups with Homemade Tapioca Pudding and I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to have these to help fill me up when my food choices were limited.

Obviously, these would be great for Chocolate, Vanilla, and Butterscotch Pudding too.

Other great ways to use these cups with lids

These cups are great filled with Ranch Dressing to go with carrots and cucumbers on the road. Or use them for Homemade Peanut Butter to dip sliced apples. Or fill them with trail mix.

What else can you think of?

Great uses for these plastic cups with lids

When possible, I stick with glass. But it sure is nice to have these disposable cups with lids on hand as a convenient option!

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Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes

Funny thing about this Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes recipe: It’s low in fat. Crazy, right? Laura never shares “low fat” recipes. (Though she does sometimes talk about herself in third person.)

Trust me, I did not do this on purpose. I didn’t substitute the butter for applesauce in order to cut down on fat consumption. I did it to create a yummy fall recipe. I did it because applesauce makes a recipe quite moist and flavorful. I did it because as it turns out, this recipe works better without any butter or coconut oil. Who knew?

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I tell you what, though. Make these pancakes, then slather them with real butter or natural peanut butter. Those are good, real fats our bodies recognizes and uses to nourish our brains and bodies. Go easy on the maple syrup though, because sugar is where many of our health problems lie. Poor fat. It gets all the blame for what sugar is doing to us. (Don’t get me started.)

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Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes
 
Author:
Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used freshly ground hard or soft whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • Milk or water to reach preferred batter consistency
Instructions
  1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Add milk or water to make a thinner or thicker batter - however you like it.
  3. Cook pancakes on a buttered griddle, flipping once they become bubbly.
  4. These take a bit longer to cook compared to regular pancakes, so turn the heat down so the outside doesn't burn while the inside cooks fully!

Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes

In order to make these Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes as wonderful as possible, you’ll want to learn to make Homemade Applesauce. My favorite way is to make applesauce using the very wonderful Victorio. Read more about that here.

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Other great apple recipes

Just in case you wanted to see what the amazing Apple Nachos look like:

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Mmmmm, apple season!

P.S. These Applesauce Pancakes freeze well. :)

Low Sugar Treats the Real Food Way

Gimme one good reason any of us should eat sugar.

Fine. It tastes good. 

But we all know that too much sugar causes big, big problems for all of us. Our bodies can’t utilize much of it for nourishment, but it does have to do something with it. Turn it to fat, perhaps? Tuck it away in our hips? Make us sluggish, achy, and depressed? Well that all sounds like fun.

What are our options here? Avoid all the sugar? Switch to fake sugars like aspertame and splenda?

No, no, NO! Never think that fake sugar is better than real sugar. But maybe we don’t have to give up on treats either. I’m not a big fan of sugar, but I sure do love me a good treat.

That’s why, about a year ago, I started creating low sugar recipes from real food ingredients. I’ve learned that most treats are unnecessarily over-sweetened. In fact, I once cut the sugar in a cake recipe from 6 cups down to 1/2 cup. The result? Amazing. Moist. Flavorful. Delicious.

41 wonderfully yummy recipes later, we can definitely conclude that we don’t have to add oodles of sugar to a recipe to make it taste good. Those 41 recipes turned into this:

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Why I’d love for you to have the Low Sugar Treats eBook

These recipes are perfect for everyone who wants to:

  • create yummy treats without overloading on sugar
  • stick with real food options
  • prepare nourishing treats for lunchboxes and snacks

From cookies to cakes to cheesecakes to ice cream – it’s amazing how cutting the sugar in recipes doesn’t effect their deliciousness!! Can you believe all of these can be made with very little sugar?

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You’ve likely tried several of these that I’ve shared here during the past year. I love that all of these recipes are now in one convenient download. I’m printing mine and keeping it in a binder in the kitchen for easy access. My family is set now when it comes to birthdays, snacks, and well, even the occasional breakfast. (Hey, there’s less sugar in these goodies than a typical breakfast muffin or serving of cereal.)

These recipes use whole grains (or no grains, depending on the recipe), healthy fats like coconut oil and butter, and sweeteners like:

  • Stevia
  • Sucanat
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Raw Sugar (in small amounts)

You can use the sweeteners of your choice, making the recipes to meet your family’s taste preferences.

Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite pages in Low Sugar Treats the Real Food Way:

Low Sugar Treats Page Samples

There are many more recipes where those came from. So many treats, so little sugar. It’s a win-win!

To celebrate the launch of our newest eBook, we’ve knocked the price down temporarily to only $4.00! Grab this now while the price is lowest! It’ll go back to regular price on Monday, August 29.

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Low Sugar Treats, the Real Food Way
41 recipes, all made with real food ingredients but without loads of sugar. Learn to make delicious treats that are lightly sweetened and big on flavor and fun!
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Exciting Bonus Deal!

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Our First Week of School Menu Plan + an Update on my Grain Free Journey

What a wonderful, refreshing summer.

First, our 16-year old went to Ecuador.

This is him (gray shirt, black pants) playing soccer with some Ecuadorian children.

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In June we went to Arkansas for a family reunion to celebrate our darling Nana’s 90th birthday. Here’s a picture of me with several of my 1st cousins and Nana. (I’m second from the right in the back row.)

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The boys spent several weeks out at our church camp – either as campers or counselors depending on the session. Yay for time to grow spiritually as leaders!

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I grabbed some pictures of one of the boys’ favorite evening camp activities – Lip Sync Night.

Justus (16) is on the far right:

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Here’s Elias (14)

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Asa (19) is on the far right:

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Oh look. There’s me. I went to camp too. (Matt and I love team-teaching Bible classes out there.)

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Malachi (11) got to go to camp for the first time as a camper this year. He’s there in the middle between one of his buddies and his counselor:

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Back at home, Malachi also spend hours and hours building with Legos (and taking pictures of his creations):

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It’s all been fantastic. It’s been so fantastic, in fact, that I’ve not been at all ready to start up again with ACT prep, Algebra, history lessons, intense schedules, ball games, practices, music lessons, running, running, running….

Ooooh! But Justus got his driver’s license! So that right there has been very freeing (after the first breath-catching experience of letting him head out on his own without a parent). He can get himself to his college class, soccer reffing games, music lessons – AND HE CAN DRIVE HIS BROTHERS AROUND TOO. This is all very happy.

God always provides. He’s actually made me excited again about a new school year. I might be mostly excited about the routine the school year brings. But even the actual school part. That is starting to make me excited too!

We begin school this week. The books are organized; the software has been installed; the assignment lists are on the fridge.

I’ve been freezer cooking a little bit each week in an effort to make the transition smooth. I’m also writing down this week’s menu in an effort to save my brain from having all the organization swim around and try to keep itself in order. I may begin sharing my menus here again if you and I both find it to be helpful.

This Week’s Back to School Menu Plan

Breakfasts

We usually make some form of meat and/or eggs with our breakfasts because our teens really crave protein. Also, we always serve a fruit or two with our breakfast. So to go with our protein and fruit, we’ll serve:

Lunches

I’ve got watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, nectarines, apples, applesauce, pickles, sweet peppers, mixed greens, and carrots to serve with our lunches. I usually put out 2-4 fruits and veggies for everyone to pick from during our meals.

Dinners

I try to serve 2-4 fruits/veggies with our evening meal, varying them with what we ate for breakfast and lunch. I’ve got broccoli, peas, green beans, zucchini, spinach, sweet potatoes, and mixed greens to work with, plus all the fruit mentioned above.

How’s my grain-free journey going?

If you recall, my natural doctor took me off all grains in early July. Why? Well, she’s been working with me for four (long) years to cleanse and detox my body to get all systems functioning well again. Trust me when I say that there’s been a lot of junk to cleanse out of me (from heavy metals to bad bacteria). This process has been way less than fun as there have been many days during the past four years I have not felt well.

And then there are the days I feel amazing. So I know we’re onto something here.

My health has improved in incredible ways. Probably more importantly, my emotional health has experienced a huge overhaul along with the physical detox. I didn’t see that coming. It’s amazing how our mental and physical are connected. I invite you to read more about that journey here. God is incredible, gentle, and faithful.

So the grain-free thing?

As really old bacteria and metals have been pulling out from all their hiding places from decades ago and finding their way into my blood stream where the remedies I’ve been given are helping my body get rid of them forever  – sugar and carbs have not been playing nice. So cutting out sugar and grains has been a must for me.

But praise the Lord it is not a must for me forever!!!

In fact, this phase of detox is happening quite rapidly (part of why I haven’t felt great some days). My digestive organs are healthy now, so my body can actually handle grains in small amounts. (I’ll continue to avoid refined sugar and only eat honey and maple syrup in small amounts.)

If none of this makes sense, trust me when I say that I barely understand it either. But I trust my doctor who focuses on getting to the root of our problems. It all makes sense when she explains it (except for the parts that don’t, but since she knows what she’s talking about…).

So. Grains.

I’ve learned that I do need a few whole grains and I feel fine when I eat them now.

But I’ve also learned that my 43-year old, non-athletic self does not need many. Going grain free for several weeks really taught me how to sub grains for even more veggies in my diet. I’m eating tons of leafy greens instead of bread. Sweet potatoes are amazing. It’s such a win to eat this way! Also, you must try fried zucchini with this Real Food “Velveeta” and Rotel Dip.

I eat a little bit of whole grain a couple times each day. I enjoy every bite!! Otherwise I eat veggies, meat, fruit, and dairy – and as much good fat as I can incorporate into my meals and snacks.

So that’s the update. I’m eating a little whole grain again. I’m eating more veggies than ever. I’m on the last phases of healing detox (please, Lord).

When you see grainy food in my recipes and menus, you can assume I’m likely not eating many of them. I’m feeding my family whole grains as normal – because they are active and can handle it. I typically eat what they eat, just a grain free version. (Like my BLT will be in a big bowl of greens instead of between two slices of bread. Don’t feel sorry for me. I’ll eat all the bacon I want with garden fresh tomatoes. There’s nothing sad about this.)

Here’s to a great new school year and all the delicious food that goes with it!

Has your family started school yet? What’s on your menu this week?

You’ll find more great menu plans at OrgJunkie. :)

Check Out These Infinity Jars! (And Enter To Win Some!)

I’ve just been introduced to the coolest jars and bottles. Check these out:

Infinity Jars

Why are these jars and bottles so dark? They’re made with ultra-violet glass, so when you store your light sensitive oils or homemade lotions in them, they are completely protected from sunlight!

I started using their Square Glass Bottle with Pour Spout for my Homemade Italian Dressing. I love it so much! It keeps the high quality olive oil I use in the dressing from going rancid – and the pour spout saves us from messes.

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I’m using a second Square Glass Bottle for maple syrup since it makes it so much easier to pour than the 1/2 gallon jug I bought.

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The tall square jars with spouts are my favorite of all the options Infinity Jars offers, and here’s my second favorite…

It’s an amazing Glass Roller Applicator Bottle that I’m using for essential oils. I pay good money for high quality oils, so I love that the ultra-violet glass protects the oil. I’m using this particular roller bottle for our “Pan Away” type oils so we can apply it easily to sore muscles. It’s fantastic.

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I keep getting lost on the Infinity Jar site because they have so many different varieties I want to check out. They even have Vanilla Bottles, which you know is what I’m looking into next for my homemade vanilla!

Considering the high quality of jars and bottles they carry, I’m very impressed with their prices and the fact that they offer freebies with orders as low as $25. New customers get a 10% discount, and orders over $100 get free shipping (plus additional freebies).

As if all those offers weren’t amazing, Infinity Jars is also offering us a giveaway this week! Because these are my favorites, they’ll give one winner one of each of these:

500 ml Square Glass Bottle with Oil Spout
30 ml Glass Roller Applicator Bottle

Enter to win through the Rafflecopter, and I’ll inform the winner next Wednesday, August 24.

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Granola Bar Cups – a Brilliant Way to Make Granola Bars To-Go!

If all the brilliant people continue to share all their brilliant ideas, we will never run out of great ways to improve our lives in the kitchen and the ways we feed our family.

This time, we’re learning (from wonderful readers like you!) that we can follow my well-loved Chewy Granola Bars recipe, but instead of making them into bars as normal, we can press them into muffin cups. Need to pack them into a lunch box or be able to easily offer a single serving to cut down on the mess?

Try these Granola Bar Cups!

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Recipes that work fantastically with this Granola Bar Cup idea are:

These are both no-bake recipes, which makes them very fast to put together.

The beauty of both of these recipes is that you can make them according to your family’s preferences and allergy needs. The Coconut Fudge Bars are much lower in sugar than other recipes, so I stick with that one now. If you need to use gluten free oats, you can. If you need to avoid peanuts, use another nut butter or sunbutter. The recipes are very forgiving, very quick to make, and very fun.

But even more fun is that you can press the mixture into muffin cups for easy transport and lunch box packing!

Granola Cups

Once they have chilled, you can slip one into a baggie and pack it to-go.

Easy Granola Bar Cups

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow, those look like high sugar No-Bake Cookies I love,” you’ll be happy to know that they taste a lot like the beloved cookie we’ve all grown up loving. The difference is that we can eat these made with healthier ingredients and way less sugar. How fantastic is this?!

Thanks to all who shared this fun Granola Bar Cup idea!

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Want something else fun to pack into a lunch box?

Check out these great ideas and recipes that are great for the lunch box!

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Make Your Own Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal

When you think “homemade cereal” you might think tedious, time consuming, or labor intensive. Um, hi. Would I be sharing this recipe if it were any of those things? Ok then.

You mix up the ingredients, you dump it into a pan, you bake it, and you eat it. I’ve already taken it upon myself to double the recipe from what it originally was, because why make a little when we can make enough for two or three meals or snacks? You can make this with wheat flour or gluten free flour – whichever you need.

Huge thanks to my friends Katie and Kim for sharing this amazing recipe idea with me!!

Homemade Cracklin' Oat Bran
I have no idea what the actual boxed variety looks like or tastes like. Don’t know, don’t care. You know why? This homemade version of Cracklin’ Oat Bran is amazing. I’m quite sure making it homemade saves me a nice chunk of change and I know the homemade version is healthier.

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Make Your Own Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal
 
Author:
Serves: 10-12 cups
Ingredients
  • 4½ cups rolled oats (ground in the blender to become flour*)
  • 1 cup whole grain flour (I used freshly ground wheat, but you can use rice, sorgham, or another gf option if you like.)
  • ½ cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 3-5 teaspoons cinnamon (the cinnamon is what makes this really yummy!)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup sugar of choice (sucanat, coconut palm sugar, or brown sugar)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 egg whites, whisked to frothy**
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Add all wet ingredients to the dry ingredients at the same time, mixing until combined. Mixture will resemble large crumbs.
  3. Crumble the mixture onto two baking sheets or Pyrex casserole dishes.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-40 minutes, stirring and breaking up large chunks every 10 minutes. (Baking time varies as every oven is different.)
  5. Once cereal is golden brown, turn off oven but leave the cereal in the oven to crisp up.

Here’s what the mixture looks like in “crumb form” before being baked. I found it easiest to break up the mixture with my fingers before putting it into the oven. Then, as it’s baking, I use a wooden spoon to break it up more so it becomes bite-sized cereal pieces. :)

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* It’s very easy to make Oat Flour in your blender. Simply put the 4 1/2 cups of oats in your blender and whirl until the oats become fine. You can read more details about this here. Be sure to use gluten free oats if you need this cereal to be GF!

** I often have egg whites hanging out in my fridge after I make Tapioca Pudding, so this is a perfect way to use them! Otherwise, separate your eggs for this recipe and save the yolks for scrambled eggs. To “whisk to frothy” I simply put the egg whites in a bowl and whip them with a fork for a couple minutes. Easy as that!

Make Your Own Cracklin' Oat Bran

Want other Homemade Cereal ideas?

So far this recipe has been a huge hit with our family! I hope to keep at least one variety of homemade cereal on hand during the school year so I can fall back on it as a breakfast option on busy mornings.

Have you tried any other homemade cereal recipes I should look at?

Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

You know you’ve got a fabulous recipe when your 14-year old son takes a bite of a fresh Chocolate Zucchini Muffin and says, “Hmm. Great texture.” Or maybe I’ve just got a fabulous 14-year old son. This is a given.

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Here’s a pic of this amazing kid at church camp this summer. Yes, the girls have noticed him. Every single girl has noticed. Let’s go back to talking about the muffins.

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These muffins are “moist like a cupcake.” Again – the description of my 14-year old.

The original recipe I had for these muffins called for one full cup of sugar and (brace yourself) an entire bag of chocolate chips. An entire bag. Not only am I not interested in adding that amount of sugar to the healthy and necessary meal I like to call “breakfast” – I’m also way too cheap. Would you like a little muffin with those chocolate chips?

With proportions like that, you might think that cutting the sugar so drastically as I did might turn out a boring and inedible muffin. But allow me to remind you of the teenager’s comment from above, that these muffins are “like a cupcake.” This from someone who would never have argued with me if I had chosen to dump an entire bag of chocolate chips into my muffin mix. He didn’t even know what he was missing.

He also didn’t know he was eating zucchini.

When writing this recipe for you, I shared a range of measurements for the sugary ingredients. Your family might prefer these muffins to be a bit sweeter, in which case you’ll want to go with the 1/2 cup portion of sugar and chocolate chips. Either way, the muffins will turn out amazing. You know – moist like a cupcake.

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
 
Author:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sucanat or brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1½ cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ - ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Stir in shredded zucchini, eggs, and oil until well combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop into 12 prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I like to use Enjoy Life Soy Free Chocolate Chips when possible. :)

Enjoy these muffins for a Back-to-School breakfast or as an after school snack. Need more breakfast ideas? Find 60 Make Ahead Breakfast ideas in this post.

Here’s your final reminder to sign up to win a copy of our new Low Sugar Treats eBook!!

Low Sugar Treats ~ the Real Food Way — New eBook Giveaway!

Here’s something I’ve been working on for quite some time…

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It’s my newest recipe eBook, filled with 41 recipes that cut the sugar without cutting flavor and fun!!

You’ve seen many of these recipes here as I’ve been experimenting and enjoying the fact that ain’t no one need as much sugar as we see in most recipes. I’ve learned to cut sugar in everything from cake to cookies to ice cream. It’s super exciting that we can enjoy so many delicious treats and serve them to our families without feeling like we’re overloading them with oodles of sugar!

Finally all of these recipes (and a few more) have made it into an eBook to make our efforts even easier.

I’ve decided that the timing is perfect on this, seeing as now’s the time many of us are thinking about lunchboxes and after school snacks. So many of these treats are fantastic to offer our kids! They’ll get to enjoy a “dessert” and still be able to concentrate on school work!

Low Sugar Treats ~ the Real Food Way is in its final editing stage. We’ll be rolling it out next week, and hmmm…should we offer it at a discount? You’d probably like that, huh? Low sugar, low cost. Of course.

For today, we’re offering a sign up for a chance to win one of five free copies we’ll be giving away once the eBook is complete. Want to win a free book? Sign up here!

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Why My 11-Year Old Is Excited About History This Year

We’ve always had Legos or Magnetix or some other hands-on activity for our boys to work with while I read History to them. They listen and learn so much better this way, and I always recommend this to parents of young kids! But guess what we’re adding to this year’s History curriculum for Malachi?

These Christian History CDs.

Family Audio Adventures Set

This year Malachi gets to hang out in his Lego room (his favorite place in the world) while listening to History lessons from Heirloom Audio Productions. That’s right. School in the Lego room.

This is full on Christian History, in an amazingly fun audio format. Imagine “Adventures in Odyssey” as a history lesson that kids love. These CDs make history come alive! Kids and families can listen and learn while working in the kitchen, folding laundry, riding in the car, playing – anything!

Family Audio Adventures CDs

We haven’t officially started our school year yet, but I wanted to see how well these CDs would work for Malachi to learn while he builds his Lego city. He got the CD player set up and put in a disc. Every few minutes I’d pop in and say, “How’s the CD?” His responses?

  • “Good! These are really good!”
  • “The whole time I’m picturing everything that’s happening in my head.”
  • “Wait. I need to find out what happens…” (Silly me for interrupting at a peak point of the story!)
  • “Ooh, some of this is sad. Like what was happening to some of the people…”

And then he went on to tell me all about the story and the people, but then he stopped himself and said, “You know what? I think you should listen to these and I don’t want to give it away. You’d really like this.”

Love, love, love. This is school in its best form!

After experiencing just a few hours of Heirloom Audio Productions audio adventures, I can’t tell you how grateful I am to make these CDs a part of Malachi’s curriculum this year. I’ve always really enjoyed reading our history books to the kids through the years, and for sure I’ll still be doing that this year with Malachi. But these CDs share history in a way I never could. They make history come alive, with all the voices and sound effects.

What’s better is that Heriloom Audio Productions is offering all Heavenly Homemaker’s readers a very special deal on their great set of history CDs! Please do click over to read more about what they offer and take advantage of the special price. These discs can be listened to over and over and are a great investment for your family – for education and so much more. (Heads up – looks like the extra special low price is limited to the first few buyers!)

Special thanks to Heirloom Audio Productions for sending us these CDs and offering a great discount to all of us here!

Click here to learn more about this amazing way to learn Christian History with your family!