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Kitchen Kids: Peanut Butter Turkeys Recipe (Peanut Butter Balls)

Edible Turkeys: Peanut Butter Ball Recipe

Make these cute turkeys, the perfect sensory play cooking activity to do with kids. The easy peanut butter ball recipe tastes like peanut butter fudge. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Edible Turkeys Recipe Peanut Butter Balls Kids
Peanut Butter Balls Recipe.

You need:

1 C.  Creamy Peanut Butter

1/2   C. Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/4   C. Confectioner's Sugar
1      Bag Candy Corn
1/4   C. Peanuts
1/4   C. Chocolate Chips

How to make Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

How to Make Peanut Butter Balls:

In a large bowl, blend together peanut butter, condensed milk, and confectioner's sugar. Then knead with hands to soften.

Divide into small pieces. Roll into 1" balls.

Optional: Roll ball into crushed peanuts or powdered sugar.

Chill for 20 minutes before decorating and keep chilled while working.

Add 3 Pieces of candy corn point down to make Turkey's feathers.

Add 2 Chocolate Chips for eyes. Add 1 Peanut for beak.

Make ahead and freeze.

Warning: These are addictive- so good!

Happy Turkey Day!

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Peanut Butter Ball Turkeys with Candy Corn
Tastes like Peanut Butter Fudge.

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Edible Crafts - Sausage Reindeer and Christmas Tree Waffles - Fun Christmas Breakfast

In honor of Muffin Tin Monday - Edible Sausage Reindeer and Christmas Tree Waffles for Christmas Breakfast

We turned our sausage links into reindeer for a fun Christmas morning breakfast idea for kids. Cheese eyes and ketchup nose, turn our sausage links into Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. This is a super easy holiday meal for kids. We cut waffles into little triangle Christmas trees and decorated them with green sprinkles and other cookie decorating items. I know it isn't healthy, but it's Christmas. Enjoy!

Edible Crafts - Sausage Reindeer - Fun Christmas Breakfast
Eatable Art with Sausage: Sausage Reindeer for breakfast.

Okay, so maybe he looks more like a red-nosed, sausage bunny.
Go create something great today!

Easy Christmas Tree Waffle Ideas for Kids Holiday Breakfast.

Amanda made one too...

Each kid gets their own side. Apples are healthy, so there's that :)

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Gluten-Free Recipes for Kids: Fun Eats from Breakfast to Treats

A BMI Calculator Can Give You the Motivation to Lose Weight

Online BMI Calculator

Been indoors packing on the pounds? It's time to shed the layers of clothing and get outside and play. Growing up, I was chronically skinny except for a brief time in 5th and 6th grade. Due to health issues and medication, as I got older, the weight crept up every couple of years. When motivated, it's easy to get the weight off and drop pounds. Now, as the aging mommy of two kids, the motivation rarely comes and the weight sticks around. I did find a little motivation by plugging my numbers into a BMI calculator. Scroll down to use it, the first BMI Calculator picture is a just pinnable image for Pinterest.  Enjoy! 

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BMI Calculator Weightloss Tracker App

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Below is the actual, interactive, online BMI CALCULATOR.

Free Online BMI Calculator.

Online Weight Loss Tracker

Ditch the The Food Pyramid?
Motivation. I've worked on upping my food intake. Yes, upping. I never ate more than once a day. Now, I try to eat three times a day with snacks. I've reinvented meals. I rarely sit down to eat, and I don't fill my plate in a food pyramid with one "meal." For me, that means a yogurt here, a banana there, a peanut butter sandwich, or veggies with dip spread throughout the day. I do eat everything in the food pyramid, but not in one sitting.  Should you eat dairy? at 45, I found out I was allergic to milk (not lactose intolerant.) I ditched milk and rarely eat ice cream. Yogurt and cheese don't cause me problems, so I'm able to fulfill my dairy needs. I also discovered a had hyperparathyroidism, so now I take vitamin D softgels every day.

I tried to ditch the pop, but that didn't work. However, I've made little changes. Food before pop in the morning. One soda or less per day. You'd think I'd gain weight, but I didn't gain a pound. In fact, I lost a few. I tried to find a picture to share, but I run from the camera.  Below, is the best I can do for a before picture. On the positive side, the weight always seemed to keep me looking younger. These days, aside from being old, I'm fairly healthy. Unfortunately, the BMI calculator doesn't agree. Another option is to find a good Weight Tracker App. With an app on your phone, you can track everything on the go.

**UPDATE (2016) 
I've lost over 30 lbs. and kept it off. My biggest tip is to stop eating bread (any sort of gluten). Also, take a daily probiotic. I've ditched the pop! Started by swapping Mountain Dew for Sierra Mist (natural sugars and sweeteners) and then I switched to Coca-Cola Zero. I'm working on swapping this for Propel. I drink a lot of Propel, but I want my caffeine. My go to snack is Vanilla Oikos Triple Zero try it in a Strawberry Smoothie. In the past, I was too sick to exercise. The weight loss was all diet related. Bread, cereal, cake, cupcakes, doughnuts, bagels, pizza, pasta- all gone from my diet during the weight loss. Since I've been able to exercise, I do eat them occasionally. I plan to lose 20 more lbs. this year, by adding exercise.

*I'm not a doctor. These are what worked for me. No health advice is implied.

BMI Calculator for weight loss struggle
What do you wish you could do differently to improve your health?

Positive Weight Loss Goals

**UPDATE (2019)
I'm 50 now and look better than I've looked in years! Still eating while on the move and using resistance bands for stretching every day. Working on losing 10 more pounds. I'm able to walk, do squats, bike ride, etc. I've even started kayaking! If you told me 10 years ago that I'd be kayaking, I would've laughed in your face! Getting fit allowed me to get healthy. So many health issues have disappeared. I'm thinking about running marathons. Not sure my knees can take it. We'll see.
What are you waiting for?

Weight loss story photos


Healthier Recipes that helped me. 
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