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Gotta Have That Crunch!


For me, that crunch comes from freshly made Kale chips, or carrot sticks…  I am unable to have nut made crackers and things like that.  I do make homemade graham crackers often.  Elena’s Pantry has my favorite recipe!

But my husband has always been a grand snacker.  Mr. Crunchy-Crunch!  He loves crackers.  We’ve tried some almond crackers from Julian’s Bakery that are good, but his favorites are Skinny Crisps.  First found at Whole Foods, they’ve become hard to find and which resulted in us buying them online!


These Paleo friendly snacks are gluten, egg and dairy-free, soy and casein free as well.  They are vegan, and contain no hydrogenated oils!  They come in a variety of flavors, so we bought some of each!  The kids love the brownie and cinnamon crackers, and my husband and boys love the plain janes, whole shebang, and the white sesame crackers (especially with soups!).


So there you have it!  A few cracker snacks you might not have to always make from scratch!  Here’s a picture of the ingredients of the cinnamon crisps.


**  I accidentally posted this before I was ready earlier this week!! I didn’t have my pictures or verse uploaded.  I guess I thought I was going to have more time than I did.  It’s still my busy season, so hopefully soon I’ll be able to write more frequently, I have a lot of to say.  (You have been warned!)  I’m sharing these verses with you because it spoke to me on people who are harsh, rude or ignorant on the information you might be sharing with them.  Love them anyway.  Remember that at one time, you too were ignorant to the truth and it didn’t make the Truth, less of the truth for someone to share it then either.  God bless your weekend!

“Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it?

But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.

To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

 “He committed no sin,     and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.   “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,

”but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”

1 Peter 2:18-25

A Good Day!

All in all, I’m going to count today a good day… because tomorrow… I get blood work done that needs to be done.

And hopefully, within that blood work – we’ll have some hints into why it feels like my thyroid is off, and if the growing lump in my throat is anything to be concerned about.

They will be testing my:

FSH and LH (hormone levels)
CBC (basic blood work)

Cortisol and ACTH – which will tell me how my adrenal and pituitary glands are functioning.

Another reason it’s a good day?

Our recent Vitacost order came…

Which means…

Our stock of gluten-free/dairy-free “itsy-bitsy bears” is back in stock.

Happy Kids = Happy Mom

Not to mention – My bread is made for tomorrow and I’m ahead a 1/2 loaf for the week.  This is always a good position to be in.

My GF/DF organic blueberry/lemon poppy seed breakfast muffins are made for breakfast…

AND… I just finished homemade apple sauce.

Did I also forget to mention I got most of my workout in before 10pm and the weather was beautiful today?

Yes… I’d say I’m feeling quite accomplished through God’s strength today and very blessed!

Praise be to Him who gives us much peace!

“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.”

Psalm 29:11



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