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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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Whole wheat crackers

These cheddar crackers are such a great snack!


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon spike salt-free seasoning (any salt free/herb seasoning will work)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled


  1.  Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place the first 3 ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine.
  3.  Add the butter and pulse and until a ball forms.
  4. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on a floured or parchment-covered surface. Slice into crackers or cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  6. Serve.

Note: You don’t need a food processor if you don’t have one, once everything is in the bowl just mix with your hand until all comes together and can make a ball.



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Homemade Organic Fig bars

I made these for the first time this morning and I think i need to make a new batch tomorrow 😉

So easy to make and your kids will love them! Enjoy!



  • 1 cup of organic black dried figs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat over 350 degrees
  2. Place the figs in a small bowl, cover with hot water, and soak for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the figs from the water with a slotted spoon and place in the bowl of a food processor or Vitamix. Add 1 tablespoon of the soaking liquid. Puree until smooth and spreadable.
  4. In the bowl of a standing mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  5. Add the flour and mix until a dough forms.
  6. Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper into two 12 x 4 inch rectangles.
  7. Spread the fig mixture on one half of each rectangle – spreading up the 12-inch side and leaving a 1/4-1/2 inch border.
  8. Fold the dough over on top of itself and gently press the dough together at the edges.
  9. Cut each log into 10 cookies and transfer to a silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden.


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Back to School – Naturally!

Margaret's Natural Health Blog

It is BACK TO SCHOOL time. Now is a good time to start a vitamin regimen to boost immunity and brain function. I have a basic three that I like for anyone school age (teachers can do this too.) It includes a multi-vitamin, a fish oil (brain food), and an immune booster.
Keeping kids HEALTHY is a common issue. School seems to be a breeding ground for all kinds of coughs, colds and flues. My all time favorite “keep my kid well” remedy is Elderberry Defense. Once we started using it, our son got perfect attendance – he only got a cough or sniffles when we ran out – that was 9 years ago.
There are other IMMUNE BOOSTERS. These include colostrum, echinacea, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf, oregano oil, nucleotides, probiotics, astragalus and mushroom extracts. Pick what works for you. If recurring ear infections are a problem, there…

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