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Fruit, Nut, or Berry (or whatever you want them to be) Whole-Wheat Muffins
Real Food Muffins: Make them what you want: blueberry, strawberry, jelly, etc. -Definitely not ones I would make for Joshua. The kids will EAT these up though! With blueberries or strawberries, they are GONE.
When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides - even organic! Leave them soaking for up to an hour, longer with nonorganic apples. At the end of the bath, sometimes you can even see cloudy like stuff in the water from the skins and waxes, and dirt on the bottom. Works awesome! Once I did this to blackberries and they were good for 3 WEEKS! That's unheard of with berries & water. The vinegar is KEY :)
Green smoothies. I have this daily for lunch w/ a few adjustments to original. One Serving: 1/2 c greek yogurt (FAGE 0%), 1 1/2 c fresh spinach or Kale, 1/2 c frozen berries or tropical fruit, 1/2 c water, 1 banana. Blend until smooth...the Ninja blender works wonders!
Secret Fruit Salad: The secret is dry vanilla pudding mix. It combines with all the juices from the fruit & makes a scrumptious dressing that coats every bite. People will ask you for the recipe it's so good!