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Amazingly Creamy Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa

One of my favorite winter treats is hot cocoa, but the thought of drinking hot cocoa from a packet doesn't sound appealing. So, I wanted to create a gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free version that I could share with my kids. What follows is the recipe I've perfected over the last couple of years. In this recipe, you can use any type of milk. While there is quite a bit of added fat, it's what makes the cocoa so creamy and...

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Chocolate Chip Flax Muffins (Gluten Free)

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 This recipe was inspired from a cookie recipe that Patti Tartaglia of The Food Fixx showed me how to make during one our cooking lessons a few years ago. I wanted to make a muffin or cookie that was healthy to pack in my kid’s lunches. I ended up turning the cookie into a muffin and now it is our favorite things to eat for breakfast or anytime we need a quick snack. Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup Sorghum flour blend*
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut meal (of whatever nut you prefer)
  • 2...

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Tips and Recipes for Feeding Children with Special Needs by Patricia Soza, L.Ac.

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As a working mom of a 3 year-old daughter with a rare genetic condition, I know it can be overwhelming at times when your child has multiple challenges.  Some of the challenges we have faced with our daughter are:

  • delayed speech
  • delayed motor skills
  • sensory disorder
  • low immune system
  • behavioral issues
  • digestive challenges

That is why I have become so passionate to share what has helped our amazing daughter with other parents who have special-needs kids.

One of the most basic ways...

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Homemade Baby Formula Part 2

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 In my last post I talked about why I chose to make my own formula when I was faced with the need to supplement my daughter's nutrition. In this post I'm going to let you know:

  • How to make that homemade formula
  • My tips on making this formula in the middle of the night, while in major sleep deprivation and with a hungry baby needing you
  • How to use this formula and keep breast feeding

Here's how to make your own homemade baby formula:

The homemade formula recipe that I chose is one...

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How to Make Homemade Baby Formula

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 Did you know you can make your own baby formula at home that's safe and healthy for your baby?   We all know that breast milk is best for babies but some of us don't make enough breast milk to keep our little ones thriving and we need to supplement.  Other times our babies are allergic to something in our own breast milk or have other medical needs—whatever the reason, we need to find alternatives.  There are many health benefits that your child can...

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