Happy New Year KBF Friends and Family! Many of us have made resolutions to improve our lives in 2017… exercise is always high on the list as it should be…. not just for vanity’s sake, but cancer prevention as well… check out this great article and… Good job to Mary, one of our founding Kids Club members for getting out there and showing us how to get our exercise on, even in the snow!!!
This time of year, your skin gets dry and you will find yourself reaching for the lotion more often… Don’t forget that what goes on your body goes in your body! Here is a great article about what to avoid when shopping for lotion!
Our friends at Food Matters posted this great article about the benefits of spirulina…Not sure what I am talking about??? Spirulina is hailed as a superfood that promotes body and brain health. This blue-green “miracle” algae grows naturally in oceans and salty lakes in subtropical climates. It is full of nutrients and comes in many different forms. Consider adding this super food to your diet today!
Did you know that there are plants that can actually purify the air you breathe??? As the mercury rises and you seek a cool air conditioned room, it would be nice to know that the air you are breathing is making you energized and healthier!
Read more about it in this article from The Hearty Soul!!!
Camping season is here!!!!!!!!!! (We are a little excited, can ya tell?)
We are headed into the mountains this weekend with family for some fun, fishing, hot springing, river relaxing, campfires and star gazing. I have to admit – I don’t do the tent thing anymore, I put in many a nights in the flimsy tent in an even flimsier sleeping bag. Here is a picture of our “tent”!
On to the food! We recently posted on Facebook about “eating the rainbow” and how it’s a great way to make sure you get all of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Well, just because you are camping in the woods, cooking over a campfire doesn’t mean you have to stick to hot dogs and canned beans!
We decided to do a Rainbow Hobo Stew – check out these veggies!
The sky is the limit when it comes to this camping favorite. Use what’s local, use what’s in season, use what you like, use what you haven’t tried before! Just chop it all up, add a little olive oil, salt and pepper, wrap in foil then cook over a BBQ or hot coals!
Give it about half an hour or so, and voila!:
Ingredients (this is for 2 people, so adjust accordingly!)
*1/2 pound Italian sausage (casing removed, sausage crumbled) – you can always use diced chicken breast, grass fed beef, or portobello mushroom instead
*1 purple sweet potato, peeled and sliced into rounds
*1 carrot, peeled and sliced into rounds
*2 stems of kale, stem removed, chopped
*1/2 red pepper, diced
*2 crimini mushrooms, sliced
*1/2 red onion, diced
*1 clove garlic, chopped
*salt and pepper to taste
Prepare ingredients. Divide between 2 pieces of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roll edges to seal everything in (we doubled up on the foil just in case!). Cook over hot coals or in a BBQ on medium heat for about 30 minutes, until everything is cooked through.
Unwrap and enjoy!!
Funkify Adventures? What is that?? Well, first, let’s start with the name itself… Kif saw the word “funkify” somewhere and decided it was about him and was pronounced fun-KIF-y. That became a running joke in the family!
Fast forward to 2013 – Kif was a huge believer that having the right attitude, and getting out to LIVE, was instrumental on his journey and he did just that: he LIVED! His journey may have been cut too short, but he made the most of it while he was here and he was passionate about getting that message out to the rest of the world.
We at KBF knew that we wanted to create some way for cancer warriors to get out and enjoy life, put the battle that they are going through to the back of their mind and mentally recharge to make the most of life! We created Funkify Adventures to help make that happen!
We look forward to celebrating life with all of you! Cheers!
Email us at email@example.com to sign up for your own Funkify Adventure!
So, we often get requests for recipe suggestions, or diet questions, or just nutrition information in general. While we are always happy to customize something for you based on any dietary needs, or just based on your favorite foods, we thought we would post a weekly meal planner to get you started! Some of these recipes can be found right here on the website!
Please call or email us if you would like help creating your ownmeal plan or are in need of some recipe ideas!
This is one egg nog recipe that will not end up on Santa’s naughty list!!!
Coconut Milk Eggnog
3 cups coconut milk
4 organic cage free egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup organic maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground allspice
Heat coconut milk over medium low heat. Stir in egg yolks, continuing to stir until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Add in maple syrup and vanilla. Remove from heat and add cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Refrigerate until cool, about 2-3 hours. Pour into individual cups (top with additional nutmeg if desired), Enjoy!!