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Happy Halloween my friends!

I am totally going to be one of those annoying people who posts about healthy stuff on Halloween, because we all know that our kiddos are going to have their fair share of crap today.

Even though they are going to eat crap, I like to think that up until that point (of no return!), I can fill their cute little bodies up with goodness.

Sometimes that involves a little tricking… and what I like to call a “treat”.

Thanks to my amazing and awesome neighbor, I scored a great juicer from the Goodwill a couple weeks ago ( thanks Caroline!).  There is something about juicing that makes me just feel good…  I have been doing a lot of experimenting and as much as I love beets roasted, I love them juiced too!

So today, for the kiddos, “blood” juice!

(makes about 2 quarts)

3 large red beets

1 bunch celery

1 apple

1 Meyer lemon

2 cucumbers

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IMG_3181Maddox totally drinks all of my juicing concoctions ( the adorable little ninja turtle up top), and my sweet Brayden is great at giving it a try ( as seen above!).

My thing about juicing has always been the fact that once you juice your veggies and/or fruit, you are left will all the pulp ( fiber ), which is a super valuable component.

Enter the juicer pulp muffins!!!

The first time I tried to make muffins from the pulp, it was a mini disaster because I didn’t use any recipe and just started throwing things together…  The second time I found this great recipe that I adapted a tad to fit what I had in my pantry.

I used almond meal instead of rolled oats, omitted the walnuts (didn’t have any!) and subbed Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free flour for the regular flour and the boys cannot get enough!  There is honey and maple syrup in the recipe, so not sugar free, but all in all a great way to get fiber into the kids (even picky veggie eaters like mine!) and packed with great almonds etc…

What I really liked about this recipe that I didn’t find in others was that it uses 2 cups of pulp, about 4 times the amount of pulp of other recipes!  It actually makes 2 dozen muffins!

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 Thank you Plan to Eat! ( recipe here)

I hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!  Detox begins tomorrow!

signature Debbie

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