Nourishing Pear Drink for Cough. Unfortunately, it is a cold season with this constant change in weather. My little one has been coughing. Earlier, I should have not given him any cold yogurt drink, which made him worst. Nevertheless, his cough had gotten worst. Also, I stop giving him fruits, which contain sugar that can cause mucus. And, according to Chinese medicine fruits are cooling items unless the fruit is cooked. Then, I gave him lots of bone broth to have. Not only that, I made him lots of pear drink to soothe his throat.
Nourishing Pear Drink for Cough Recipe
2 Asian Pears (can use other ones like Bosc or Bartlett)
3 dried figs
1 small to medium size rock sugar
First, rinse the pears. Then, peel and remove the core, then cut into chunks. Next, set aside. Following, take a small to a medium-sized pot and fill it with water. And, add pears and dried figs. Let it cook in the high setting.
Hence, after 20 minutes turn down the heat. Let it simmer.
Turn off in about half an hour. And then, let it cool.
Before serving, warm slightly in the microwave. Do not drink it is cold because it will trigger coughing.
Not only does pear helps with the coughing the rock sugar help as well by hydrating the throat. This drink is good for children and is safe to have. Above all, the soup nourishes the lungs. Also, it is good for dry throat, which happens during the wintertime due to the heat. Or, even just from regular dryness. Not only that, this soup will benefit by having other ingredients such as dates, longan, and sweet bitter almond. In particular, the pear is great for digestion. For those who do not enjoy a sweet drink, this can be made with pork bone a more of a salty flavor.
Red Bean and Barley Drink. Lately, my daughter has been drinking less water. Also, her urine smells. Therefore, I have been a little concerned. Furthermore, she started a new school with a new environment. Not only that, during recess and lunch she only wants to play, so she has not been drinking as much water. Therefore, I am a very concerned Mom. Alternately, to encourage her I started a point system. If she finishes her water bottle at school, I would give one point. Also, I cooked red bean and barley drinks for her.
Red Bean and Barley Drink Recipe
100 g red bean
1 small clump of crystal rock sugar
To start, soak the red bean for 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
Next, wash the barley. Then, pan fry barley.
Thus, in a slow cooker add in barley and red bean. Hence, let it slow cook for 4 hours.
After 4 hours, add rock sugar to the pot. Stir. Last but not least, the sugar should melt in 15minutes.
Moreover, scoop in a bowl. And, let it cool.
Red Bean and Barley Drink Benefit
Indeed, red beans and barley relieve the heat. Above all, the ingredients are safe for children to have. As well as that, it is good for the spleen, stomach, lung, liver, and large intestine. Good for skin allergies. Besides, it helps with swelling and pain in the joints. Following, red adzuki bean helps to remove the toxin. In Chinese medicine, barley helps to balance the blood, dampness, and toxin. As well as, any barley helps with inflammation. Or, if there is any issue with urination.
Healthy guacamole with a kick. Recently, I bought too many avocados. Hence, I love avocado they can be used for any purpose. As well that avocado can be made into a dip, spread, vegan options, and good for you. Thus, avocado contains vitamin C, E, K, and B6. Not only that it also contains folate, magnesium, and omega3. Besides, avocado is a healthy fat. Not only this, this helps to feel fuller and prevent over-snacking. Also, avocado helps to stabilize the sugar level in the body.
First, prepare the vegetables by dicing the vegetables. Then, set them aside.
Secondly, take a small to a medium-size bowl cut the avocado into halves, and scoop it out. Following, season with salt and pepper.
At this time, squeeze juice from a lime and pour it onto the avocado. Furthermore, mash and mix with a fork. Then, set aside.
Thirdly, in a separate bowl add tomato, onion, and parsley. Mix.
Finally, scoop the tomato mixture with the avocado mixture. Last but not least, season with salt and pepper. As well as that if you enjoy more of a kick, do add more chili. (Note: Press the guacamole down with a spoon to remove all the air. This reduces the guacamole from changing color under the surface layer)
Ways to use Guacamole
Without a doubt, avocado is good for the body, it can be used in multiple ways. Guacamole can go with a boiled egg, on top of a baked potato, or as an extra flavor on top of a baked salmon.
Granola Mix Healthy Snack. I tend to like the trail mix with just the nuts I am not too crazy about dried fruits. However, my husband loves the granola mixture of both nuts and dried fruits. On the other hand, granola mixes do contain nutrients that people do not tend to consume on a daily basis. Hence, any nutrient people tend to forget but are important. Therefore, it should have antioxidants, fiber, and good fats.
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. And with a baking pan, place parchment paper.
Secondly, with a large bowl add gluten-free oats, nuts, and cinnamon. Mix.
Next, with another bowl, add in the liquid ingredients coconut oil. Then, honey in the mixture. After mixing, add in vanilla.
Finally, pour the liquid mixture all over the dry ingredients in the big bowl. Take a spatula to fold everything together. With a spatula, press the mixture onto the pan.
Bake 25 – 30 minutes. (The mixture should be crunchy and golden brown.)
After 30 minutes, remove the oven. Let it cool.
What should a Healthy Granola Mix have
less than 2,300 mg sodium per day
best to avoid chocolate or yogurt raisins to avoid the sugar
Be careful of the seasoning and the sweetness does add extra calories
One serving in a bag to prevent overeating
healthier to have homemade trail mix
Save Money on Granola Mix
How to save money on granola mix. How to approach this by making very own dried fruits with either a dehydrator or use its own oven. Thus, many options do include having fun with various dried fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, coconut, papaya, etc. Also, do buy nuts that which have not been roasted and in bulk.
Do try this granola nut mix healthy snack. If you enjoy homemade products, do try breakfast cookies. I would love to try more gluten-free baked goods it can be challenging but fun once you become successful in a dish frittata.
Gluten-free Snack Bars. C loves the Makegood granola bars not too sweet and they are gluten-free. The bars are nut-free and dairy-free a wonderful on the go snacks. These couple of months, I would love to try to save money by making my snacks for the kids. First, I want to make granola bars. Surprisingly, my kids are snack monsters. They love to eat. However, I believe I spend too much money on snacks. In other words, I would need to focus on homemade snacks.
Gluten-free Snack Bar recipe
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup nut butter(or sunflower butter)
2 cup of gluten-free quick oats
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup dark chocolate chip
Turn on the oven to 350 degrees. Take a baking pan 8 x 8 or something larger. Subsequently, place parchment on the pan.
With a large bowl, mix gluten-free oats, almond flour, and salt.
Then, add the following honey, nut butter, and non-dairy milk. Secondly, whisk or stir together.
Scoop the mixture onto the baking tray. Spread the mixture with a spatula and press down.
Last but not least, scoop the mixture onto the baking tray. Finally, spread the mixture with a spatula and press down.
Granola Bars Types
Snack bars have much different texture from crunchy, chewy, hard, or soft. Therefore, to make the bar chewy, do add eggs to the mixture to make the snack soft. Furthermore, for a crispy bar, make the mixture is spread thinly and evenly on a baking tray. Press down firmly with something hard to take a more perfect shape. Additionally, a granola bar is fun to make by using dried fruits, or by dipping them in chocolate syrup.
Do try a gluten-free snack bar. What type of granola do you like? What type do you like to make?