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meyer lemon shortcakeI’ve been getting the most of out my Meyer lemons, if I do say so myself: one perfumed the cavity of this dancing chicken, some went into this marmalade, and this one, and yet another (cranberry + Meyer lemon) that I haven’t even told you about yet. I made this glowing, sunshiny Meyer curd, just to offset the drizzly, cold & grey January weather the other day, and then I candied one, with a bit of rosemary tossed into the syrup, just for swank. I still have a few small lemons left: it may be time for End Of Meyer Season-aritas. But before that: Meyer lemon shortcake.

On the heels of our recent conversation about the 5-ingredient recipe phenomenon, I had to chuckle to myself over this one. While the list of main ingredients is, in fact, quite minimal (

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A Tribute to my fellow Bloggers!

Good Morning Bloggers!! Well its Thursday…have to say I wish it was Saturday so I could have stayed in my warm bed with my man…but duty calls, at least there is coffee and two bright-eyed bushy tailed kiddos waiting for me. 😀

I wanted to share this comic from a fellow blog I follow Morning Story and Dilbert. I find her stories inspiring and touching, the comics are a favorite of mine to read each morning. 🙂 I love her blog is awesome and I definitely recommend checking it out.


All the blogs I have followed since I started Children’s Health Naturally are unique and one of a kind. I love following all of them and am thankful for all the support they give. You guys are the best!

I would like to share my list of followers so you can enjoy some of them as well. There are awesome stories, recipes, art, and so much more in these blogs! 🙂 (our art site)

~Happy Thursday~

Ms Fredrickson

Winter Mornings…We welcome you!

idaho winter scene

It is a beautiful Winter morning. The sun is out bouncing its bright rays of sunshine on the crisp cold snow-covered ground. The coffee pot is happily bubbling away while the kids are playing games enjoying their Saturday morning in their pajamas. I love this time of year. Inside crafts are in abundance and the air is so pure and clean outside. Now is a time to go through those old linens in the closets that have been collecting dust all summer, to organize the Nic Nacs and dust off the ol’ sewing machine. I embrace this time of year, relax, enjoy all the yummy seasonal beverages, and spend quality time with my family.

From our home to yours, Happy Winter to all!

~Ms Fredrickson

“Happy Thanksgiving!”

Wishing Everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

May your Turkey’s be golden and juicy, your stuffing be fluffy and flavorful

May your house be filled with family and friends whom love and appreciate you!

May the reflections of the years blessings fill your heart!


 Happy Thanksgiving from Childrens Health Naturally!



Winter is upon are the Germs


It seems to be that time of year is approaching us quickly.  The leaves are making their final plunge to the ground finalizing fall.

 While Jack Frost is nipping at our windows, dreaded germs are enjoy spreading their love to all.

Some of the ways we try to keep the germs out of our house? Loads of Vitamin C, Multi-Vitamin daily, Echinacea & Golden Seal supplement, and never go outside with wet hair or without a coat. 🙂 Eating healthy and staying away from too many sweets. As you read in my previous post about Sugar Consumption. It is not in our best “Cold Fighting” interest to ingest so many sweets. All in moderation is our motto.

I recently read an article that stated 10 foods that had more sugar in them than Coke. They were the following:

Milk :  A single 8-ounce serving of plain old 1% milk contains 12 grams of sugar. That’s 3 teaspoons hiding in a very unexpected place.

Cereal: Most cereal even if said to have whole grains include brown sugar, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and honey, making it 27% sugar.

Yogurt: A 6-ounce pineapple, peach and blueberry flavored yogurt cups contain 18, 19 and 20 grams of sugar. Even a fat-free brands have  35 grams of sugar.

Granola:  An 8-ounce cup can contain as much as 30 grams of sugar and granola bars.

Fruit Juice:  Apple juice has a whopping 10 teaspoons of sugar in just 12 ounces.

Energy Bars:  Have about 19 to 24 grams of sugar or 6 teaspoons.

Packaged Fruit:  (Fresh Fruit is your best option!) Motts apple sauce has 23 grams of sugar in a small serving cup, and just 1/3 cup of Ocean Spray’s Craisins dried cranberries contains 29 grams.

Oatmeal:  (Plain oatmeal is good for you!) However, McDonald’s oatmeal cup, ostensibly made up of just oats, milk, brown sugar and fruit, actually has 11 ingredients and more sugar than a Snickers bar at 32 grams.

Smoothies: (Homemade Smoothies are the best route to take) Considering, a 16-ounce Dunkin Donuts strawberry banana smoothie has 69 grams of sugar and the same size Jamba Juice Sunrise Banana Berry smoothie contains 59 grams.

Pasta Sauce:  9 grams of sugar in Classico’s Sweet Basil sauce or the 11 grams in Ragu’s Sundried Tomato and Sweet Basil.

Rice Cakes: Quaker’s Vanilla Creme Brulee mini rice snack cakes pack 8 grams into a serving.

Now I was pretty surprised to see these results as well. Granted there are some sugars we can’t avoid eating. What we can do is make sure we have healthy immune systems, and wash hands regularly keeping fingers out of eyes and mouths when in public. Our eyes, believe it or not, are a gateway to germs infecting our bodies.

I have become a label reader more than I used to be. I check to see if products are made in the USA and how much man-made sugar they contain. Dont get me wrong I love treats as much as the next. But I would prefer if not all my food was loaded with sugar.

So next time you pick up your favorite canned or jarred food flip it over and take a peek at whats inside. You may find yourself switching to another brand that may have less sugar. I know I do 🙂

Happy Healthy Eating!

I welcome your feedback and any results you may have found yourself.

Reference and Recommended links:   10 foods with most sugar   Cereal chart

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