Friday, May 03, 2013

Fish, Snail, Kale, and FIRE!

I caught a a fish!  I was in Cabo with my girl group.  What a fun and restful trip!  I was able to continue on with our 100 Day Pledge.  Our whole family has continued to do it.  We only have 11 days left!  The girls have done amazing!  I will devote a whole post to this when the time draws near.

Have you read about this "Super Food"?  It has too many benefits to ignore!

1. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.

2. Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.

3. Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.

5. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

6. Kale is great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

7. Kale is high in Vitamin A.Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.

8. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.

9. Kale is high in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility

10. Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.So I came across this smoothie recipe and thought I would try it out on the girls.  All it was, was bananas, apple juice, kale and ice.
I actually thought it was really good and so did the girls!  Yeah!  I found another way to sneak Kale into them.  I usually put it in the pasta sauce and they have no idea.

 Today at school Jilliana's class has a snail race and it was pajama day
 The snails were not quite cooperating.
 They just kept getting together in pairs.
 Speaking of pairs, one of her friends showed up in the exact same jamies!
 On the way home I noticed a fire.  It looked very close to our house.  They closed the freeway and it took me an hour to get off of it.  I was finally able to get home to find that the fire had come to the top of our street.  They sent in the helicopters and big planes with the fire retardant and were able to put it out rather quickly.  They were at the top of our street all day watching for any flare ups.  I took the girls up the street and the firemen were so nice.  They let the girls sit in the fire engine and answered their many questions.
 Emma in the fire truck
 The fire came up the hill.
 Asking lots of questions
The fence melted in the heat.
We were very thankful for the quick work to put out the fire and for them calling in help from the air right away.