Oct 28

Chick Pea and Vegetable Soup

Trying to fit more vegetables into your diet can be difficult and perhaps boring. :-)  I love vegetables, but I get tired of eating salads sometimes, so soups are another great option to fit in more vegetables.  Changing up the seasonings and adding different seasonal vegetables offers a wide variety of tasty options.  Use whatever veggies you have in the house! 

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Chick Pea and Vegetable Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 6 C Vegetable or Chicken Broth
  2. 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  3. 1 C Dry Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans
  4. 3-4 Large Carrots chopped
  5. 1 1/2 C Green Beans
  6. 1 Large Zucchini sliced
  7. 1 Tbsp Parsley
  8. 1 Tbsp Oregano
Instructions
  1. Turn crockpot on HIGH.
  2. Pour in Broth. Add Garlic, Oregano, Parsley and Garbanzo Beans.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
  4. Add vegetables (Carrots, Green Beans, Zucchini) and cook for 2 more hours.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Substitute other seasonal vegetables for more delicious soup recipes!
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Sep 27

Shaklee Global Conference California Style ~2014!

Last month, (August) was such a busy month of travels.  Came home and jumped into preparing for another year of homeschooling and time has just flown by!  In October, (which is just a few days away!!) I plan to participate in The Nester’s 31 Day Challenge.  So I wanted to get up a couple quick posts to share about my time in California and our VBS Mission Trip.

I’ll share the highlights through pictures…

Shaklee conference is an awesome time to catch up with good friends, evaluate goals for the year and find out all the latest news.  And as always, it was a whirlwind of activity in Long Beach this year!  Four days with my Shaklee family in Long Beach and then I flew up to Sacramento to spend time with a friend I’ve known since elementary school.  So much fun! :-)

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Tour of Shaklee Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA!

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Catching up with friends in Sacramento!

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Was such a blast, but felt strange being away from all my boys for a whole week!  Got in lots of love and snuggles when I got home :-)

If you would like to hear more about Shaklee or more about the happenings at Global Conference, e-mail me at kellyburtelson@yahoo.com.

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Sep 04

Banana Walnut Protein Energy Bites

My six-year-old son is always asking for no-bake recipes. :-)  He loves to help out in the kitchen and no-bake recipes are a perfect way for him to do it all by himself.  We often sit together looking at the pictures in cookbooks or scroll through the thousands of amazing ideas on Pinterest.  We like to experiment and come up new recipes…sometimes that works…sometimes, not so much!

Here is our latest creation we came up with last night.  What he didn’t munch on and pass out to family members last night, he finished off for breakfast this morning.  YUM!

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Ingredients

1 Ripe Smashed Banana

1 Cup Rolled Oats

1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts

1/2 Cup Natural Peanut/Almond Butter

3 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (about 6 Tbsp)

Mix all ingredients together.  If you prefer a more fine/smooth texture, blend all or part of the oats into a flour with a blender or food processor. Use a small scoop to create bite size portions.  Dip scoop in coconut oil if bites don’t come out smoothly.  Scoop onto a platter, cover and then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before enjoying.  Should keep in the fridge for at least a week or so.

Super simple, perfectly portioned energy bites :-)

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Blessings!  ~Kelly

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Aug 26

Use, Share, Build With Shaklee~Two LIVE Webinars!

BE PART OF THE EFFECT (USE, SHARE, BUILD)

I just got back last week from an amazing week in California!  Took me a bit to adjust back to Florida time :-)  And the kiddos wouldn’t let me out of their sight after being gone that long!  But I will get a more detailed post up soon on my week with Shaklee friends and family!

Since, starting my own business, I have been able to earn an income from home, lots of free health products and other bonuses. I have made lifelong friendships, helped many to work towards their dreams and goals and helped them change their health and lifestyles. More than all those amazing benefits, I have grown as a person and learned the skills that it takes to succeed and I am blessed to share them with our amazing team. This team is highly motivated and serious to impact their lives and everyone they touch.

Shaklee & Project Dream Intl. has changed my life and I will be forever grateful!

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Take advantage of this exciting promotion and invite new people to experience The Shaklee Effect™ when they use, share and build with Shaklee!

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Exciting new products, incredible new tools and programs, and of course, rich training experiences – we got it all and then some at Shaklee Live! Now that we’re back, I want to invite you to experience The Shaklee Effect with me!  When you use the products, share the products, and build a team with Shaklee…. you can earn some cool rewards while we’re at it!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

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Our team is exploding, we are having fun, and changing the world!!

We aren’t just a weight loss company, or just selling green cleaners.

At Shaklee, we help transform people’s lives through small, simple steps that add up to big results—that’s what we call The Shaklee Effect.

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We do that by making better products that are worth sharing. That add up to improved health and wealth around the world.

And we believe that if each of us does our small part—taking small, simple steps to not only take care of ourselves—but to share what we love about Shaklee with others—then together, we can make a difference for people and the planet.

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I am so blessed and honored to be part of this company!!

Since the conference, we already had 2 NEW partners join Shaklee on our Project Dream Team with our Gold Plus Ambassador Business Kit and we are excited to grow and help more people!

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 You have TWO opportunities to hear more about our team and our passion for health and wellness!  Thursday August 28 at 1:00 pm or 8:30 pm (Central Time) you can tune in live just to listen or to ask any questions you may have!  Even if these times do not work for you, go ahead and register and the recording will be e-mailed to you after the event.

Register for the 1:00 with Bonnie HERE.

Register for the 8:30 with Jaima HERE.

As always, e-mail me with any questions!  Have a blessed day!  ~Kelly

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Jun 18

5 Tips For Blood Sugar Balance

5 Tips For Blood Sugar Balance

I have been doing a lot of research on blood sugar issues lately.  I have never been tested, but I am pretty sure I am borderline hypoglycemic.  My husband always says I treat eating like it’s my full-time job because I am always trying to plan ahead and not go too long without eating or I become what we call around here…HANGRY!  Hungry, angry, yup, you get the picture.  It’s not a pretty sight. :-)

I always have to pack snacks when we go places so the “hangry mama” doesn’t show up.

Hypoglycemia is basically a fancy word for low blood sugar.  If I don’t eat the right foods every few hours, I feel foggy, shaky and CRABBY!  If I eat junk food or a lot of carbs I am a complete mess! Anyone else have these problems?

Low blood sugar and high blood sugar lead to a lack of energy, memory loss, shaking or dizziness and mood swings.  Our brain actually uses about 25% of our bodies blood sugar, so low blood sugar affects us mentally, very quickly.  In the long run blood sugar issues can lead to damaged organs and blood vessels, high blood pressure,  heart disease, heart attack, stroke and the list goes on.

It’s long list of issues I would like to avoid!  Prevention is always key!  A little research and planning can go a long way in preventing so many health issues.

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These are my top FIVE tried and true blood sugar balance tips…..  

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Blessings to you!!  ~Kelly

Also, check out this awesome Shaklee deal for the month of June!  Stress relief anyone?? :-)

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