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Salad Anyone? Healthy Is An Adventure!

May 29, 2018 in Cooking/Nutrition

Hi friend, It is mid spring and our local community garden is about to start it’s season. I know the first offerings are going to be from the salad family so I decided to share with you some salad ideas. I know many of us are very busy, but with a little effort we can make our salad look and taste awesome. I feel if it is pretty enough almost anyone will be willing to try it.

I bought a large tub of baby chard, spinach and kale mix by Olivia’s Organics, any healthy greens will do. I thought it was kind of cool that Olivia’s gives back to the community through their foundation. You can check it out @ Olivia’s Organics Children’s Foundation.

Remember anything you have on hand in the fruit and veggie family will do. Try to add different colors, tastes and textures to your salad. I love Chef AJ (find her on my Lean Green Nurse YouTube playlist)and many of her awesome videos on YouTube(you can learn most anything on YouTube right?)she talks about layering your flavors. The recent cooking class I completed by ForksOverKnives also taught this technique.



My Super Salad! #HealthyIsAnAdventure My Husband says “yum!”

Ingredients:  Greens, sliced bell peppers, avocado slices, orange & apple slices(I left the white on my orange, I just love it, I also left some as slices and some as  small bite size), chickpeas (rinse & drain), carrot sticks

Nuts: dry toast in a pan ¼c chopped almonds, ¼c sunflower seeds

Add: a couple shakes of cumin, garlic powder, pepper and 1-2 tsp of coconut liquid Aminos(Braggs brand, kind of like soy sauce with coconut flavor)

Topped with cashew cream dressing-soak ½ cup of cashews in h20 for about 45-60 mins, rinse & drain, add 1/3 c ponzu sauce(it’s near the soy sauce @ the grocery store) 1/3 c rice vinegar, 1 tbs maple syrup, 1 tsp Dijon mustard-blend in blender until smooth, add a little h20 if needed.   #WFPBEating

I like learning what I’m eating and you will be surprised by the nutrients in this salad. Check out the protein in the beans & greens(many people are concerned about getting enough protein.) Did you know that 2 cups of green has 3 g of protein. Dr. Barnard from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says it well about protein and how much we really need.










I like this nifty app called NUTRITION Info. When I start talking about a veggies with a child I pull out the app on my phone and type in the veggie name and it gives all the nutrition value. Fun and educational right?

Healthy post you might like:

Cooking with Kids : carrot cake energy balls recipe

Yummy Fruity Frozen Smoothy plus

7 resources, Healthy Living in Your own Backyard

Fun Workout with the Kids : using fun props

Have a great end of the school year,

Healthy Is An Adventure!

For Healthy Kids & Families

Ms. Dawn.


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Singing Nurse, Singing Nurse, Where Did You Go?

April 2, 2013 in Creative Adventures, God - Faith - Hope - Love

Happy Spring to you all!

Singing Nurse, Singing Nurse, Where did you go?

Dawn Ginese, May 29, 2011

Singing nurse, singing nurse, where did you go?

I went for a walk, on a country road

So I threw on my sneakers, I had to get it moving

Gail said you go, I’ll go too, so I grabbed my camera, and off I flew

 Singing nurse, singing nurse, what did you see?

I saw an old brown bull, looking at me

His hair was really shaggy, he was quite cute

He really didn’t mind, my photo shoot

Singing nurse, singing nurse, what did you hear?

The birds were a chirping, the lambs were a baaing

The frogs were a croaking, the bees were a buzzing

The cows were a mooing, need I say more

I’d highly recommend it, going outdoors


Singing nurse, singing nurse, what did you feel?

The warmth on my face, blood moving through my veins

I was a bit distracted, by all created things

Cuz winged bugs in flowers, were looking up at me

On my way back, a little turtle seemed stuck

I gave a little nudge, so he wouldn’t be mush

Yes, all in all, my walk was a treat

With all the signs of spring, blooming at my feet


Have a great Spring and Summer, remember to drink fluids, wear sunscreen(not too much sun) and check for ticks!

Ms. Dawn, The Singing Nurse

A few more signs of spring….

…………………………..My church in spring…                                                      Awesome flowers enjoying the bloom…

A view from my deck….zoomed of course…

To hear some songs about critters and being healthy click here.

The Lonely Horse picture poem

April 30, 2012 in Creative Adventures, God - Faith - Hope - Love

Lonely Horse


The Lonely Horse

Dawn Ginese 4/29/12

When you feel the need to roam

Try and take the wrong way home

You never know what you might see

You never know who you might meet

Well I gazed up, and what did I see

A lonely horse stood under a tree

He stood like a statue, he stood really still

The lonely horse, upon the hill

I called to him, I knew he could hear

His head perked up, he wiggled his ears

He turned towards me, his head and broad shoulders

I snapped a few pictures, he stood a bit bolder

You never know, what you might discover

The loneliness that you may uncover

When you feel the need to roam

Try and take the wrong way home

The Less Lonely Horse

I hope you enjoyed my little lonely horse poem, it could have been an old farmer or a bird who fell our of a nest. Sometimes you just never know what you will come upon when you decide to take another route. I could not decide whether to use the word “long way home” or “wrong way home”. I picked “wrong” because there really is no wrong way home, it’s just another way. I do believe in right and wrong don’t get me wrong, but as far as exploring and making new discoveries go, our paths may twist and turn and the unknown which includes an element of faith, makes it all the more exciting.

Have you met any lonely souls lately or have a favorite horse comment? Please comment below.

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Singing Nurse Singing Nurse Where did you go? Another Spring pictoral poem

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For Healthy Nurtured Kids,

Ms. Dawn