Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wordless Wednesday- Murals in Montevideo Uruguay


Montevideo, Uruguay
"Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, is a major city along Montevideo Bay. It revolves around the Plaza de la Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel. This plaza leads to Ciudad Vieja (the old town), with art deco buildings, colonial homes and landmarks including the towering Palacio Salvo and neoclassical performance hall SolĂ­s Theatre. " - Wikipedia


This was a professional photo - not mine- there were lots of wild parrots in the parks


Restaurants in the old city still displayed window advertising from the 1940's 
                              It was one of our favorite trips

The old city of Montevideo looked like a city of murals that were painted on many of the walls across town +
plus a few other street shots for 
Wordless Wednesday





I loved this mural of the fish just painted on a building on the street. Too bad the car was in the way of the shot


she was in front of a restaurant or bakery


I appreciate your comments- thanks for participating and leaving a comment


May be shares on the following Wordless Wednesday blog carnivals:
 Wordless Wednesday at Beth Fish Reads, Wordless Wed on Tuesdays wordless on tuesday http://thesimpleyear.com/, image in ing, ClaireJustine linky  and Saturday snapshot hosted by West Metro Mommy  Create with Joy bethere2day nanahood

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Got Celery? Simple But Healthy After School Snack




Celery is an alkalizing green vegetable that is a great gluten free base for a healthy snack.
Now that kids are going back to school, it's time to start thinking about nourishing after school snacks.





Have you ever filled a stalk of celery with nut butter and topped it with few raisins? It's a simple after school snack that is really delicious, packed with protein and nutrients, and ridiculously easy to make.


Kids of all ages love it!!



Real food makes great snacks for kids.

Instead of providing  packaged snacks to fill those little tummies, try reaching for fruit, vegetables and nut butters like peanut butter , almond butter or sun butters.


I was shopping in Whole Foods Market last week and they had a back to school promotion. Every department offered something special to taste or try. It was really fun trying samples throughout the store of food, smoothies, desserts, supplements, cosmetics, etc.

I always cut grapes in half for little kids




My favorite display was in the produce section where they made these little celery stalks filled with sun butter and raisins as a suggestion for a healthy after school snack.

Allergic? Or concerned about others who are?

If you or your little one is allergic to nuts or attend a nut free facility then Sunbutter works just as well.
I copied this information from the Sunbutter page-

" SunButter is free from the top 8 food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish. SunButter is also free from Canada’s ten priority food allergens, which include mustard, sulfites, and sesame.
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SunButter is made in the US from locally-grown, specially-roasted sunflower seeds, which are processed in our dedicated peanut free and tree nut free facility. Our sunflower seeds are grown in a region of the country where peanuts are not grown, eliminating the risk of cross contamination. SunButter is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and certified kosher."
you can find Sunbutter on Amazon ( Prime) ..


Whether you use nut butter or Sunbutter, the idea is simple but offers some decent protein, sweetness from the raisins, and is very tasty.

Slice Apples, Plums, Peaches, or Pears

For variety use apples, pears, plums, or peaches and nut butter on a rice cracker or rice cake
or leave off the rice cake and just spread the nut butter on sliced apples


Sliced bananas sprinkled with cinnamon or nut butter


what are your favorite real food after school snacks? Love your comments!!

Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor before giving nut butter to children . Nut butters may cause allergies or be too thick for some children.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wordless Wednesday- Haulover Beach in South Florida


This bird flew onto the ledge of the pool to take a drink of water. I was able to get a quick shot because he didn't seem afraid and kind of just stood there even as I got closer and closer. 

Does anyone know what kind of bird this is? 
I haven't the faintest idea!!



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South Florida

this beach is in the Sunny Isles Ocean Walk in South Florida
Early in the morning the birds are the only bathers





This week I'm pairing a refreshing summer drink( non alcoholic or add rum) with my Wordless Wednesday Beach Post
                                       Watermelon Limeade




I look forward to reading your comment!!


May be shares on the following Wordless Wednesday blog carnivals:
 Wordless Wednesday at Beth Fish Reads, Wordless Wed on Tuesdays wordless on tuesday http://thesimpleyear.com/, image in ing, ClaireJustine linky  and Saturday snapshot hosted by West Metro Mommy  Create with Joy bethere2day nanahood

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