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For breakfast, I had left in the refrigerator:

1/2 bag fresh cranberries, rinsed

1 large apple, cored & sliced thin

1 pear, cored & sliced thin

1 cup Water

1/2 cup raw brown sugar


Bring the water and sugar to a gentle boil in a medium pot. I prefer no sugar at all, but I’m not the only one eating it. You can add more or less sugar to your liking, or use another natural sweetener of your choice.

Add the rinsed cranberries, once the sugar is dissolved.

Add the apple and pear slices.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer down to a thick consistency. Keep an eye on this, stirring every now and then, to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot. Turn off stove. Let cool, or use hot if you’d like for topping waffles, pancakes, etc.

Transfer to a container when cool (I use glass), and store in the refrigerator. Mine keeps for a few days. I try to use everything I make within three days.

I completed my breakfast with cooked quinoa cereal, ground flaxseed topping, raw almonds, and the other half of the fruits. Later, I used this as a topping, as a side dish, and as a supper with whole-grain crackers & herbal tea.



There’s nothing better than to give your little ones a hearty, energy-packed breakfast! 

Here’s a sample breakfast I fix for my grandchildren (it’s my granddaughter’s favorite).


1/4 Dora cup Unsweetened Apple Juice

1 Dora yogurt

1 bowl mandarin oranges

1 bowl Captain Crunch (sorry about this one, whole grain next time)  😉

1 toast (make it whole grain)

1 teaspoon cashews

equals=2 full, satisfied, cheerful little cherubs.


Help your young one understand the human digestive system:

Partially roll out brown craft paper on the floor. Have your child lie face up on the sheet. Take a fat, black marker, and outline his/her body on the sheet. Cut out your child’s shape. Now you can use this paper “Child’s Body” to draw the parts of the digestive system. Give crayons, markers, color pencils, etc to color the mouth, stomach, etc. Hang it on a wall in their room, or better yet, in the kitchen!