Tuesday Tots ~ Cheesy Turkey Tortilla

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2 whole grain tortillas

2 eggs

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup of thinly diced turkey (cooked)

1 cup steamed broccoli

Wheat germ – sprinkled as desired

Scramble 2 eggs in a frying pan with extra virgin olive oil. Add broccoli and turkey when the eggs are almost cooked. Cook until the eggs are no longer runny and are firm.

Warm tortillas in a toaster oven or in your regular oven.

Place tortilla on a plate and cover with the egg scramble. Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs and then sprinkle wheat germ on top. Roll up the tortilla or fold in half. Serve warm with cottage cheese and diced fruit dices.

Monday Moments ~ Glucose Tolerance Test

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Pregnant women can develop a condition known as Gestational Diabetes (diabetes brought on by pregnancy) that can cause risk to both a mother and her baby. A glucose tolerance test is a common types of testing for potential gestational diabetes.

There are several different tests that are intended to identify gestational diabetes in women who are expecting. The first, which is called the Glucose Challenge Screening, is a preliminary screening test usually performed between 26-28 weeks. If a woman tests positive during the test, the second test, called the Glucose Tolerance Test, may be performed. This test will diagnose whether diabetes exists or not by indicating whether or not the body is using glucose effectively.

Have you gone through the Glucose Tolerance Test? If so, what were your results? Share with us!

Green Recipes ~ Homemade Creamy Body Wash

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1 Tbsp shea butter

1/4 cup aloe vera gel

3/4 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum

3/4 cup soap base (I used Dr. Bronner’s Castille, unscented)

Approx 25 drops essential oils (See my Best Essential Oils Series) I used a mixture of citrus oils (orange, lemon and lime).

Method

1. Melt shea butter over low heat.

2. Add aloe vera gel and warm together with the shea butter.

3. Add gum and stir well with a whisk.

4. Add the soap base. Mix well. I found I had to mix with my immersion blender or in a blender to get the gum completely distributed. It’s not completely necessary, but makes for a more consistent wash. After blending, your wash will be quite foamy but it will settle in a few hours.

4. After the mixture has cooled, add essential oils (if using).

5. Pour into container of choice. A funnel comes in handy here. (I used a super eco-friendly recycled body wash container.)