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Lollypups for the summer days

Hello Poutligs!

Well it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted.

I recently became a beagle mum. Wow what a learning curve this has been and I’ll tell you all about it later.

I’m always looking for ways to treat him as they are very food motivated, but still want to do it in a healthy way, so I’ve started researching and developing treat recipes.

But seeing as Summer is on the way and you will all be enjoying some ice cream and Popsicles, I will share my pupsicle recipe with you to make them for your dogs so they can also enjoy something cold on the hot days.

I made these for my Baley boy and he loves them!

Coconut, apple & Peanut Butter Lollypups

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Ingredients:
1 cup low fat coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

Whisk all of the ingredients together, divide into ice trays or suitable containers and pop in the freezer. It’s as easy as that!

If you want to add ice cream sticks to make pupsicles, add small sticks about 2 hours into the freezing process.

I hope your dogs enjoy them as much as my boy does!

You can follow my Baley boys’ adventures on Instagram @baley_the_beagle

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Guest Contribution : Clover – Living a Beautifully Healthy Life

One look at the supermarket shelves reveals the huge growth in alternatives to anything and everything, including milk. The secret is to let your diet lead you to an oasis of calm and health. When you are stressed out chances are your diet takes a plunge for the worse, You may eat the whole shebang, or lose your appetite altogether. No matter how you deal with it, stress affects your body in more ways than one and by eating incorrectly you could be doing yourself harm. Choose wisely what you put in your mouth and you can help your body with the war on stress.

Place antioxidant-rich foods on your grocery list – these include tomatoes, apricots, almonds, hazelnuts, mangoes, peppers, pilchards, mussels, broccoli, carrots, paw-paw and spinach.

The benefits of milk:

Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted into vitamin B3 by the liver. It then helps raise serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter that helps the body regulate appetite, sleep patterns and mood. Because of this ability, tryptophan has been used in the treatment of a variety of conditions, most notably insomnia, depression and anxiety.

Eating smart:

Oat-enriched smoothie

If you simply cannot face a big breakfast, it might be a great idea to bulk up on your smoothie with a handful of oats.

Ingredients:

One serving:

1 banana

1 teaspoon of honey

90 ml full cream milk

125 ml plain yoghurt

½ cup raspberries

1 ½ cup rolled oats

Method:

Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

A common reason for striking cows’ milk and dairy products off the menu is having a low level of the enzyme lactase needed to digest the milk sugar, lactose. Lactose intolerance is quite common affecting at least 33% of people worldwide. Moderating your milk consumption can prove to be beneficial.

Although some experts blame cows’ milk for the increased risk of health problems, others argue that its complex mixture of nutrients has health benefits:

  • Milk is rich in calcium which is required for strong bones and teeth, and for a healthy functioning heart. A 250 ml glass of 2% low-fat cows’ milk offers 24% of the adult nutrient reference value of calcium (1300 mg a day).
  • Milk contains good fats too – Milk from grass-fed cows contain “good “unsaturated fats. Replacing the “bad” fats with the “good” fats in a diet will reduce heart-disease risk. Milk also has conjugated linoleic acid, which assists in reducing cholesterol.
  • Vitamins and minerals – Milk is full of vitamins, minerals and other biologically active health-boosting compounds.
  • Probiotics – fermented milk products that have live cultures, such as yoghurt, contain probiotics – these are linked to a range of health benefits such as an increased immune function. Try adding low-fat yoghurt to your bowl of muesli in the mornings.
  • Weight control – Full cream milk passes through the gastric tract slowly, which can help to regulate blood sugar levels and appetite.

Remember that living a beautifully healthy life is what really matters at the end of the day.

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POUTALITIOUS PESTO PRINCESS PRODUCT REVIEW AND RECIPES

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Good day my lovely Pouters!

What a lovely day it is, you wanna know why…. Today I made myself a light lunch before this blog entry, made out of the goodness of the tasty Red pepper pesto from Pesto Princess, some mayo, rye crackers, red bell peppers, and some olives with added cheese blocks. The pesto is from a brand called Pesto Princess, an awesomely fresh brand I recently came accross.. you just have to try them out!

Pesto Princess offers ultimate flavour with added freshness to insure you enjoy every meal.

Here’s some recipes you could try out when using your Pesto Princess flavours:

Pesto Pizza Split a loaf of French bread and brush with pesto. Top with capicola, shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan. Broil until the cheese melts.

Pesto Fritters Mix 1 cup each ricotta and chopped spinach, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup each grated parmesan and pesto, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder; chill 30 minutes. Deep-fry tablespoonfuls in 350 degrees F vegetable oil until golden, 4 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce.

Pesto Butter Mash 3/4 cup pesto into 4 tablespoons softened butter.

Tuna–White Bean Pasta Cook 1 sliced garlic clove in a skillet with 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 can each drained tuna and white beans, and 1/4 cup pesto. Toss with 12 ounces cooked spaghetti and some torn basil.

Pesto Mussels Saute 4 sliced garlic cloves in a pot with olive oil until golden, 2 minutes. Add 2 pounds mussels and 1 cup white wine; cover and cook until the mussels open, about 4 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons pesto.

Pesto Potato Salad Cook 2 pounds quartered new potatoes in salted boiling water until tender, 10 to 15 minutes; drain and cool slightly. Whisk 1 cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons pesto and the juice of 1 lemon; toss with the potatoes and 1 cup diced celery.

Pesto Wings Marinate 2 pounds chicken wings in 1/2 cup pesto and 1/4 cup each cider vinegar, hot sauce and honey. Roast at 425 degrees F, 40 minutes. Toss with chopped basil and mint.

And here’s a great video showing you how to make the most delicious egg pesto melt http://weelicious.com/2011/03/25/egg-pesto-melt-program/

REMEMBER WHEN USING THE AWESOME PESTO PRINCESS PRODUCTS TO: Freeze in its glass jar for up to 3 months: 5-10 minutes to soften, use, and safely refreeze!

PESTO PRINCESS FLAVOURS:

  • OLIVE AND AUBERGINES
  • BASIL
  • ROCKET AND WALNUTS
  • RED PEPPER
  • THAI
  • GREEK

Pesto Princess also offers you a monthly Royal Recipe: http://eepurl.com/ctO5r

Footnote…
How did the quirky name, Pesto Princess, come about?
At a market in the early days, someone asked her what her company name was. Without thinking, she replied, “Pesto Princess”, and giggled.
And so it was.

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Here is the Facebook page you can follow to check out more of the royal Pesto Princess recipes and news https://www.facebook.com/PestoPrincess

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Have a Princess Perfect day Pouters!!

XOXO

 

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