Whole Kids Cooking Class

Whole Foods features a Whole Kids Cooking Club twice a month, my kids always enjoy this class. This focus of this hands-on class is for kids create simple to make dishes using healthy, colorful fruits and vegetables while having fun.  This month’s classes features spooky fun Halloween treats.


  • Where: Whole Foods, 2847 Park Ave., Tustin, CA
  • When: October 17, 2014 -Spooky Halloween Treat and October 28, 2014 – Veggie Skeleton
  • Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Program cost: $5.00 per child
  • Registration: email cinthia.mardid@wholefoods.com

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How to Feed a Family of 4 on $125 / Week At Whole Foods



I love going to whole foods, I take my girls to their Kids Club Cooking Classes, they have great adult classes and I’ve even taken my troop there for a field trip but it always seems like a museum to me. I can look at all the gorgeous foods, fruits and vegetables (yes, fruits and vegetables are gorgeous to me) but I can’t afford to take it home. Well, this blogger at happystronghome.com made it work!

She feed her family of four for a week on $125.00!!! All the recipes look delicious and you can feed your family with peace of mind. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I did.

How to Feed a Family of 4 on $125 / Week At Whole Foods.

Tomatillo Health Benefits

I love using Tomatillo’s in salsa. These health benefits make it taste even better.

God's Healing Plants

Tomatillo GHP


Tomatillo or tomate verde was originated in Mexico and was cultivated by the Aztecs centuries before the Spanish explorers introduced it in other parts of the world.  

The Yucatán peninsula in Mexico and Guatemala are the main husk tomato growing-regions in Mesoamerica. It is grown in small parts of California, Louisiana and other Southern states in the USA. Fresh fruits are generally imported from these Central American countries. 


Tomatillo is a small spherical shaped vegetable covered by a papery husk. The fruit is the member of the nightshade family of fruits and vegetables, which also includes tomato, potato, eggplant, chili peppers etc.  

Some of the common names include tomate verde, miltomate, husk tomato, tomate de cascara, tomate de fresadilla etc.  

Tomatillo plant

The tomatillo plant is a small annual glabrous shrub featuring similar growth characteristics as that of tomatoes. It grows to about 30-60 cm in…

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Summer Snacking Made Easy

My little one is ALWAYS snacking. I have a snack basket in my pantry but having a snack basket in the fridge is a fantastic idea.

Hope you enjoy this post from ocgreenmama.com

OC Green Mama

One of my kids is a grazer. He’s on a growth spurt right now and wants to snack all day long. After finding empty popcorn and Pirate’s Booty bags around the house yesterday, I decided to take some action to ensure better, healthier snacking this summer.

I noticed that if I buy the organic pre-cut apples, my kids will grab those when they are hungry first. I usually avoid the pre-packaged foods because of the waste, but at Costco yesterday these were the only organic apples they had, so I broke down and bought them. Immediately after getting home, both kids grabbed one and started snacking. That’s when I had an idea.

This morning, I spent 15 minutes washing fruit and vegetables – in a one part vinegar to ten parts water solution to prohibit mold growth and prolong shelf life of fruit and veggies. The vinegar evaporates and leaves…

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Foods to Include in Your Diet Everyday

There are times in your life that simply leave you feeling stressed and/or depressed. It is during these times that your brain goes into survival mode. This usually goes hand in hand with eating the wrong foods since eating sends messages to the brain of pleasure and survival.

Unfortunately, unhealthy foods cause major damage to your emotional and physically healing. During times of stress and depression keep focused eating healthy. Here’s a handy list of foods to eat everyday that serve both your mental and physical needs.


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