Friday, July 31, 2009

Healthy Recipe Friday - Caponata

With Eggplant in season, I just had to post this recipe. We hope you enjoy it.

Blessings,
Patty

Caponata
Ingredients
1- eggplant - about 3 lbs. (2 lg.)
1 Tbl. salt
Pear Tomatoes 1-1/2 lbs. (or 1 - 14.5 oz. can)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 med. yellow onion - chopped
2 ribs celery - chopped
2 cloves garlic - minced
1/4 tsp. dried red chili flakes
1 (7-3/4 oz can)Green Olives - drained
2 Tbl. capers
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice.

Directions:
Trim off and discard the stem end from the eggplant. Cut the eggplant into 3/4-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Set aside in the sink or over a bowl and allow to drain for 1 hour. Rinse briefly and dry thoroughly with paper towels.

Meanwhile, blanch and peel the tomatoes. Chop them into a bowl to catch their juice. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic, and chili flakes. Saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then mix in the eggplant and saute 5 more minutes. Add the tomatoes along with their juice. Reduce to low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes. stir in the olives and capers and continue to cook 20-25 minutes, until the eggplant is tender but not mushy. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice until well combined. Serve at room temperature.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Toxins In The Home - Toxic Brew

Many people are unaware of what our every day cleaning products can do to us. They can cause such things as allergies, asthma, headaches, upper respiratory problems and more.

Listening to this video, Toxic Brew, will enlighten you on what goes into some products and what problems they cause.

We hope you find this video helpful and if you would like a free consultation on how you can detoxify your home, contact me and I can help show you alternatives on how you can take care of your home with safe, non toxic cleaners.

Blessings,Patty - email patty@4u2behealthy.com

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Don't Say "Diet", That's a No, No, Word

Diet, the No, No Word,
Now this is an old post that I done on another blog some time ago. I feel that it's a great post and have had numbers of people contact me about it and ask for help. So, I felt it was worth re-posting on my new blog.

We have made great changes, but still more to go and as a family we are still working together.

Hope you enjoy,
Patty

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Well, I have been working with my family on changing some things in our lives and our eating habits is the biggest one. Now, I have learned over the years don't tell your family or yourself we/I are going on a diet.. That is a big No, No word to most people. Say the word diet and all of a sudden everyone thinks I have to deprive myself of all the good things to eat. And this just doesn't work. This scares people thinking all they can have to eat is rabbit food so to speak haha.. but when you make it your goal to change things in your life and take it in steps, you'll get much further.

But what I have learned is to tell my family we are just changing a few things. We are going to eat better. Now, I'm a vegetable person, but hubby likes to sneak out and get those snacks. But we are getting older and I think it has hit him this past few months that things have to change. When you're young you think nothing will ever touch you and never hurt you, but as we all know, years come on us fast and our thinking begins to change.

Most every Sunday we go out for lunch after church.. but after tying to take care of some of my health matters I told my husband I don't want to get fast food all the time. I want a place that serves veggies and such. Not to many places like that around here. I told him, I'm working on building my health and I don't want a cholesterol burger and a side of thunder thighs and every time you want to go to those places, that's just what you're asking me to eat. Yes I know they have salads but I wanted something with more substance and filling.

So we all sat down just before the holidays and began talking. We agreed to begin to eat better. Yes, I cook veggies and fruits in the house and we take our supplements, but we needed more. The first words was.....Oh No, not another diet!! and my response to them was No, it's not a diet. We are simply going to eat better. We are all going to cut back on snacks and eat better ones. That they could live with. The diet word just seems to be a No, No word.

So, with all of us setting there we devised a plan for eating better. And when you all work together it seems to be so much easier. But we all agreed that we would not start this until after the holidays. Just to much going on, parties and such to go to. So holidays are not a good time to do that.

So, our plan is
1- we all agreed that we would break it down into workable meals. So what we came up with is this.
Monday - Green Night - here we eat all veggies and no meat.
Tuesday - Salad Night - Here we find all kinds of salad recipes and will be working those in. And they can include meat
Wednesday - Casserole Night - here we find all kinds of casserole recipes and they will be veggie based, with some meats added and salads
Thursday - Soup Night - Here we can have all kinds of soups/stews along with salad
Friday - Meat night - we work this with baked meats, all the veggies we want along with salad
Saturday - Pasta/Stir Fry Night - Here we'll use whole wheat past dishes. Adding more veggies than meat. Or we'll have Stir Fry.
Sunday - FREE Day. We can go out to eat, but it still has to be healthy foods and we can have a treat

On top of this, we are getting out walking more. Now I know in the winter this can be hard for some, but we live in a part of the country where we don't have tons of snow or ice, so we can walk more. It's a brisk walk in the early morning for me and hubby and my daughter works out at school, but comes home and rides her bike. And for me I have added Palates during the day.

Now most will ask, what about desserts.. well, we have gone to fruit salads after dinner, I make low fat and sugar recipes. I just change up the ingredients to make it fit in. And there are tons of great recipes on the net that you can find. We still eat wholesome meals and have great snacks too. So it doesn't seem like you're on a diet. And when the girls come home from school and want something to eat, I fix them a Meal Shake drink in no fat milk and I add 1/2 banana and few frozen strawberries. Mix that up along with some apple wedges or oranges and the girls are set. Gives them all the protein and vitamins they need and cuts any sugar cravings too. And you can keep whole wheat cereal on hand..this works great and filling. And for breakfast I fix them a Soy Protien drink with some added fruit and works great. Very filling and cuts the sugar cravings as well.

So it is possible to change your families health and not use the No, No word "diet". It just takes changes and it takes commitment on your part as well. Start out by talking to your family. Have everyone set down and help plan. Have the kids help choose recipes. Ask your spouse to help you pick out different dishes. If they have a favorite dish, don't just do away with it. Save it for special occasions or your free night. You don't have to deprive yourself of all those yummy food, just make some easy changes and you'll begin to see the difference in just a few weeks.

Happy Changes To You,
Patty
http://www.4u2behealthy.com
patty@4u2behealthy.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Learn the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamins

Healthy Answers Revealed

I have been asked many times about this subject.

When is the best times to take my vitamins?

This has a very multiple answer, and I found a great article on
Natural News that explains it very well.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Learn the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamins

Best wishes,
Patty

And We Have A Winner.. Our New Name!

First I would like to thank those who made suggestions and I would also like to thank those of you who voted!

As stated in my original post, we had to change our Q&A section that we have started, so we ran a little contest. We had 2 ladies make suggestions and very good ones at that.. so without further delay....

our NEW NAME and WINNER IS @@@@@@@@ Louella!!
Who suggested

"Healthy Answers Revealed"

Congratulations to Louella







And special thanks to Annettee who also contributed!!


Thank you all!!

Patty - Independent Shaklee Distributor

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vote For Our New Name!

It's that time!

We posted about having to change our name due to a copyright problem. So we hosted a suggestion contest and we had two awesome ladies make suggestions. Annette and Louella. Thanks ladies.

..And today is Voting day!! woooohooo..

We have created a poll for everyone to cast their vote.
You can help us pick our new name by casting your vote for the one you like best.

So starting today and going through 7/21/09 We will be taking all votes.

To vote, simply check the one you like and hit submit.. that easy!
And our winners will win our mini Shaklee cleaning kit!

So start voting and I wish both ladies luck!!

And thank you so much,
Patty

Friday, July 17, 2009

Healthy Recipe Friday - German Soft Pretzels

German Soft Pretzels

Now, I'm not sure just how healthy this will be, but it's more fun than anything. We are making these tonight as a family fun time. We try to do this every so often. It brings us together to just have fun as a family. You know, times that make memories. And I used to love those big pretzels you got at the mall with mustard.. so this should be fun!
Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
2-1/2 to 3 cups of all-purpose flour (here I will use organic unbleached wheat flour instead)
2 TBL salad oil ( I'll be using Olive Oil)
1 TBL sugar
6 TBL Baking Soda in 6 cups of water
Coarse Salt

Directions:
In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add 1-1/2 cups of the flour, the oil and sugar. Beat for about 3 min to make a smooth batter. Gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour (about 1 cup) to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured board and knead until smooth and satiny (about 5 min.) adding flour as needed to prevent sticking. Place dough in greased bowl; turn over to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled . (about 1 hour)

Punch dough down, turn out onto floured board, and divide into 12 pieces. Shape each into a smooth ball by gently kneading. The roll each into a smooth rope about 18 inches long, and twist into a pretzel shape. Place slightly apart on greased baking sheet (at least 12 X 15 inches), turning loose end underneath. Let rise, uncovered, until puffy (about 25 min.).

Meanwhile, in a 3 quart stainless steel or enameled pan (don't use aluminum), bring soda-water mixture to boiling; adjust heat to keep water boiling gently. With a slotted spatula, lower 1 pretzel at a time into pan. Let simmer for 10 seconds on each side, then lift from water, drain briefly on spatula, and return to baking sheet. Let dry briefly, then sprinkle with coarse salt and let stand, uncovered, until all have been simmered.

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 12 to 15 min. or until golden brown. Transfer to racks; serve warm with butter or mustard. Or let cool completely, wrap airtight, and freeze. To reheat, place frozen pretzels on un-greased baking sheets and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for about 10 min. or until hot.

Makes 1 dozen pretzels.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Questions about Shakleebaby and Kids

Here is a question that I had emailed to me from Kathy A. in LA.

Hi Patty,
I have heard about your Shaklee baby and kid products. What ages can I start my children on them? Are they safe? I have never tried these products before. All I have ever used is what I buy at my local store. What makes these different? I’m not sure where to even start on these types of products.
Thanks,
Kathy

Kathy,
This is a very good question. I know parents are concerned about the products they purchase for their children. And you have to be cautious today on products we buy. Now more than ever we are looking for safe products that are not laced with synthetics, chemicals, preservatives and dyes. So much awareness is out here today about what is going into every thing we purchase.

My suggestion is to start out with the multi-vitamins for your children. Then work your way through the different products. For older children you may want to go to Meal Shakes along with the vitamins. Gives them a well-rounded start to each day.

Here are some answers that you may find helpful about the products.

Shakleebaby™ and Shakleekids™ Dietary Supplements FAQs

Q. Who can take Shakleebaby and Shakleekids nutrition products?
A. Shakleekids Mighty Smart™ DHA chews are intended for children ages 4 years and older and also can be consumed by adults. Shakleekids Incredivites™ is intended for children ages 4-12. Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder is intended for infants older than 6 months and toddlers 1-4 years of age.

Q. DHA is a key ingredient in Shakleekids Mighty Smart chews. What is DHA? What are the health benefits for my child?
A. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid and is a major building block of brain and eye tissue.Adequate intake early in life is vital to proper brain and visual development and to ensure the cells of the brain,retina, and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly.*

Q. I am concerned that my child isn’t getting enough vitamin D. Do Shakleekids and Shakleebaby multivitamin/multimineral products provide sufficient amounts of vitamin D?
A. To address the growing concern about inadequate intake and deficiency of vitamin D in young children, both the Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder for Infant and Toddlers and Shakleekids Incredivites provide essential bone health nutrients, with a special focus on delivering vitamin D in amounts known to be beneficial to infants and children. A serving of Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder delivers 400 IU of vitamin D. A serving of Shakleekids Incredivites delivers 600 IU of vitamin D. The amount of vitamin D in both products is
considered to be very safe and well below the current, upper limit of safety which has been set at 2,000 IU per day.

Q. What is lactoferrin?
A. Lactoferrin is a unique, biologically active milk protein. Also found naturally in breast milk, it is believed to provide one of the immuno-protective effects associated with breast-feeding. Lactoferrin has been shown to act as a prebiotic–it fuels the growth of beneficial microflora, which in turn supports digestive health. Studies also indicate lactoferrin activates other components of the immune system.*

Q. What is oligofructose-enriched inulin?
A. Oligofructose-enriched inulin is a type of fiber, specifically a uniquely processed blend of inulin and oligofructose (fructooligosaccharides) that has been derived from the root of the chicory plant. It is made using a proprietary process that results in a specific combination of long and short chained fibers. These fibers are not broken down by the stomach or intestines and remain intact when they reach the large intestines, where they are metabolized by and promote the growth of beneficial microflora. The particular oligfructose-enriched inulin used in Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder has been clinically tested to promote digestive and immune
health benefits in infants and toddlers.*

Q. What are the health benefits of prebiotics?
A. By promoting the growth of benefical microflora, such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, prebiotics help promote a healthy digestive system, which in turn also supports immune function. Studies have shown that when infants, toddlers, and young children consume infant formula or foods enriched with prebiotics they experience better digestive and immune health.*

Q. Are the products gluten free?
A. Yes, the products are gluten free.

Q. Are the products kosher?
A. Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder and Mighty Smart DHA chews are kosher. Incredivites is not kosher; the product contains lactoferrin, a dairy-based, nonkosher ingredient. Shaklee Vita-Lea® Ocean Wonders® is available as a kosher option.

Q. How do I store the products?
A. We recommend storing Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder and Mighty Smart DHA chews in a cool, dry place. Incredivites can be stored at room temperature.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
©2009 Shaklee Corporation. Distributed by Shaklee Corporation, Pleasanton, CA 94588. 09-252 (New 4/09)

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Is A Home Businesses Right For You? (Press Release)

Patty Dooley - Independent Shaklee Distributor
4U2BeHealthy
117 Spruce St.
Bloomburg, TX. 75556
(903)-8-559-9706


HOME BUSINESS OFFERS REFUGE FROM RECESSION
Local Entrepreneur Enjoys Flexibility and Financial Stability

Bloomburg, TX – July 16, 2009 – The latest economic indicators for May bring some hopeful tidings, but also some significant concerns. The U.S. unemployment rate is as high as it has been in 25 years, and there is continued concern about sizable job losses to come. The recession has been a source of severe stress for many throughout the country.

According to the recent Multi-Sponsor Surveys’ 2009 Economic Impact Market Segmentation Study, 49% of employed adults expressed worry about potential job loss, while 32% admitted to “significant” financial troubles.

But amid numerous reports of havoc and despair created by the current economic climate, Patty Dooley, a local small-business entrepreneur here in Bloomburg, reports a very different experience during this recession.

“If it weren’t for the additional income my health-and-wellness business generates, I think my family would probably be in a very different place,” says Dooley, who operates a Shaklee business out of her home.

“My business helps us not only continue to pay the bills on time, but it also generates additional income which we save to have on hand for unexpected situations, or use when we want to do something special, like take a trip, buy a new car, or remodel the kitchen—things that would otherwise be outside of our budget.”

Dooley credits her home business for helping to alleviate much of her family’s stress and says her business has eased financial concerns while providing flexibility—qualities that can insulate a family from the changing tides of the economy. Most people who run a business from home work only part time, so there’s freedom to plan business activities around the busy schedule of a young family.

“When I began my business,” says Dooley, “it was on a very part-time basis. Since I started, I’ve increased the amount of time I spend working with it. Using the Internet and communicating my business online makes my work much more efficient and flexible at the same time, making it possible for me to work on my business pretty much whenever I have downtime from my other responsibilities. Plus, it was easy and inexpensive to get started, and there’s no need to make space in our home for any inventory since the company ships directly to my customers.”

Home businesses have drawn considerable interest from people who may be having a difficult time finding employment and from those looking for an income opportunity that also resonates with their personal beliefs—characteristics that most jobs likely do not offer.
“Because I recommend products that help people to be healthier, that help our environment to be cleaner, and for homes to be safer, I feel good about what I do. And because I also offer the chance for other people to do what I’m doing—to achieve independence in a way they may not have thought possible—there’s an incredible feeling of satisfaction in knowing that I can help make a real difference for people looking for extra income right now.”

According to the 2009 Economic Impact Market Segmentation Study, 60% of adults are now interested in operating a home business in response to the economic downturn.

“To me, there’s a great sense of security knowing that my business is backed by a company that has a proven track record and more than 50 years of experience giving people the means to thrive, even during the most difficult economic times,” says Dooley. “Shaklee has grown during each of the prior recessions since it was founded in 1956.”

For more information about Shaklee, please visit www.shaklee.net/pattydooley

# # #
About Shaklee Corporation
Founded more than 50 years ago, Shaklee has been a leading provider of premium-quality natural nutrition products, personal care products, and environmentally friendly home care products. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral™ certified to totally offset its CO2 emissions, resulting in a net-zero impact on the environment. Through Social Marketing™, Shaklee offers an economic opportunity to anyone regardless of background or experience, and has paid more than $4 billion in commissions to its independent distributors worldwide. With a robust product portfolio, including over 50 patents and patents pending, Shaklee has more than 750,000 Members and Distributors around the globe and operates in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China. For information about Shaklee, visit www.Shaklee.com.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pick A Name for my Q&A Contest

Well, I had started a spot on my blog called Ask Patty, but I just found out that it is Trademarked and I can't use it for my new section.. So what to call it now????

So I thought I would start a little contest... ask others what they think would be a good name for my questions spot..

So for the next week I'll be taking suggestions on names.. then I will make a post where others can vote.. one with the most votes will win!!

What can you win?
A mini Get Clean kit.
1 bottle of basic-H2
1 Spray Bottle
1 Scour Off

2 products that will be more than enough for cleaning your kitchen, bath and more.

Suggest a name? I need it to reflect my section on where people can ask questions about vitamins, nutrition, weight loss, kids and baby health and anything else that may be on their minds. See my original post

To suggest a name,
simply comment on this post what you think it should be called.
Please ONE post per person.

Suggestions will end on July 19th.

I will put a vote post on July-20.

NOW, on this you can get all your friends to post a vote for you!! simply pass around that your name is entered.. you can blog about this, tweet about it, put it on your facebook too.. all the votes on the name that you suggested can help you win!!

My Twitter is - http://www.twitter.com/4u2behealthy
Blog URL http://pattyindependentshakleedistributor.blogspot.com
My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pattydooley

I look forward to seeing all the great suggestions, and if you have a question for me, please feel free to post. I'll be happy to help you out.

Blessings,
Patty

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Why Shaklee Skin Care??

Many skin care products on the market today claim to nourish and protect the skin with one or more antioxidant nutrients. Unfortunately, these ingredients only address certain parts of the complex equation of free radical damage on the surface of the skin. What’s more, these ingredients may be present at very low levels or in forms, which may not be absorbed and utilized by your skin.

The seven signature ingredients in patented Vital Repair+ (U.S. Patent No. 6,036,946) confer seven extraordinary benefits which have been clinically proven to work together to sustain the look of healthy, youthful skin and reverse the visible signs of aging:

• Vitamin E — The front line of your skin’s natural antioxidant self-defense system. Promotes visibly youthful
softness and suppleness.

Vitamin C — Works two ways to firm and strengthen skin — #1: supports your skin’s natural defenses against
UV-induced collagen breakdown. #2: Research also suggests that topically applied vitamin C may actually boost skin’s ability to produce new collagen and elastin. Vital Repair+ features a highly derma-available form of pure vitamin C to optimize absorption and utilization.

• Vitamin A — Increases skin’s ability to retain moisture; helps minimize the appearance of sun damage.

• Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) — Dramatically increases skin’s natural ability to repair its appearance.

• Grape Seed Extract — Powerful botanical antioxidant blocks enzymes which break down collagen. Supports skin’s ability to recapture firmer-looking contours.

• Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) — Neutralizes the free radicals that visibly age skin the fastest.

• Beta Glucan — Exceptionally soothing to naturally and gently minimize environmental irritation.

Patented Vital Repair+ actually breaks each link in the chain of free radical damage to defend against accelerated
aging. (U.S. Patent No. 6,036,946)


In addition to providing the positive benefits of the most state-of-the-art nourishing and protective skin care ingredients, each Enfuselle product has been carefully formulated and repeatedly tested to exclude any ingredients shown to irritate the skin or otherwise produce negative results.

All Enfuselle products are:
• Oil free
• Soap free
• Dye free
• Dermatologist tested
• Hypoallergenic
• Won’t clog pores
• Not tested on animals
• Contain no animal-derived ingredients


How can you have healther and younger looking skin?
3 easy steps.

STEP 1: CLEANSE
Morning and Evening
Dirt, dead cells, environmental pollutants, and excess oil can make it difficult for your skin to breathe. But over-enthusiastic cleansers may strip your skin of the natural emollients it needs to stay soft and supple.
Enfuselle cleansers defend your skin against environmental pollutants while sustaining its natural, healthy moisture balance. Each cleanser is soap-free, oil-free, and enriched with botanicals and nutrients
to gently lift and rinse away impurities and restore moisture, so your skin feels soothed and renewed.

STEP 2: NEUTRALIZE
Morning and Evening
The water that flows from your tap activates cleansers, penetrates pores, and rinses dirt and grime down the drain. But it also leaves a legacy on your skin in the form of iron, a potent pro-oxidant that can trigger the formation of free radicals which can visibly damage skin’s surface. Enfuselle triple-action toners effectively “turn off” the potential for this reaction as they refresh and invigorate skin.

STEP 3: REPAIR
Three essential treatments:
Morning
Time Repair A.M.® SPF 15 offers a 5-in-1 solution for all your skin’s daytime needs.
Evening
C+E Repair P.M.TM offers patent-pending delivery of dermaavailable nutrients to visibly firm skin without irritation.

Twice a day: Eye Treatment
Wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and dull, dry, flaky skin are the result of three facets of accelerated aging:
1) surface damage from free radical-induced reactions;
2) excessive loss of natural moisture from damaged skin; and
3) the breakdown of the skin’s collagen-elastin support structure. Enfuselle’s synergistic treatment formulas boost your skin’s natural ability to defend and repair its appearance. Wrinkles and lines are visibly diminished, texture is revitalized, contours are firmer, and youthful glow is recaptured, today and tomorrow.

For more information on Shaklee Skin Care - patty@4u2behealthy.com

Or visit - Enfuselle® Advanced Skin Care

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Healthy Recipe Friday - Grilled Veggie Packets

Well, It's been some time since I have posted any recipes and figured I better jump in here today and post one haha..

Today for our dinner, we fixed veggie packets. Something we all love around here and super easy to make. There is no particular order in which to make them, we just put in what we love to eat.

What I do is cut up all kinds of vegetables. Everything from potatoes to squash, mushrooms, broccoli . Today for our packets I cut up new potatoes, patty pan squash, Japanese Eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions, bell pepper, broccoli, fresh spinach, baby carrots, asparagus and for those who just had to have meat, we added some minute stakes.

I have all this laid out on plates or platters and everyone picks the veggies they want. We then use the super wide foil, lay our veggies out on that and then drizzle with olive oil and spices. Tightly close foil and place on hot grill for about 30 min.

In 30 minutes you have a complete meal all done and ohhhhhh so good! I also done some grilled Romain lettuce. Just cut them in half. Leave root on end to keep it together. I drizzle EVOO all over it, the little sea salt and spices and grill just long enough to get the charred marks on it. Just enough to get that grill flavor. Then I make my own EVOO dressing to pour over it.

I simply use olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs from the garden. I used Basil, Thyme, Oregano, minced garlic and dash of salt.. then whisk together and drizzle over lettuce.. you can also add a little Feta cheese. It's wonderful!

What's fun about this meal is everyone gets to throw in the veggies they like and this way your family is getting a healthy dose of veggies.

So next time you want an easy and fun meal... ask everyone what veggies they want and make some veggie packs.

Hope you enjoy,
Patty

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's Back, Join Shaklee Free with 50 PV order

Yes,
back by popular demand.. Shaklee's Join Free with 50 PV order!! Offer ends August 8, 2009

There are 3 ways to join!
http://www.shaklee.net/pattydooley/distFastStart


Join Free with 50 PVFor a limited time, join as a Member with an order of 50 PV or more, and Shaklee will waive the $19.95 membership fee. Take advantage of this great offer today! Join Free with 50 PV ends August 8, 2009.


Six Months of PWS with the GOLD Ambassador ProgramAlso, for a limited time, join as a GOLD Ambassador and receive 6 months of Personal Web Site access. A nearly $45 value in addition to the over $500 worth of products, services, and discounts that GOLD Ambassadors already receive when they join. Offer ends August 8, 2009.


Join Free with 50 PVNow through 8/8/09, only at the time you join Shaklee, if your first order contains a complete pack of Shakleebaby, you can also receive one Vitalizer w/Iron for only $10. That's a savings of $69.25, and you also get an extra 20.94 PV for a total of 70 PV! Products include: Gentle Wash, Massage Oil, Soothing Lotion, Diaper Cream, Multivitamin Powder; Vitalizer w/iron
#53911 SRP $115.25 MN $99.45 70.1 PV
Note: This offer can be combined with Join Free with 50 PV for a total savings of $89.24!


Join Free with 50 PVNow through 8/8/09, only at the time you join Shaklee, if your first order contains a complete pack of Shakleekids, you can also receive one Vitalizer w/Iron for only $10. That's a savings of $69.25, and you also get an extra 12.30 PV for a total of 50 PV! Products include: Mighty Smart™, Incredivites™, Vitalizer w/Iron
#59219 SRP $80.20 MN $69.65 50 PV
Note: This offer can be combined with Join Free with 50 PV for a total savings of $89.24!


Have questions about joining or what products to use?
Contact Patty Dooley - Independent Shaklee Distributor
patty@4u2behealthy.com
Or visit our site http://www.shaklee.net/pattydooley/distFastStart

Have A Health Question?? Ask Patty

I receive many emails from people asking all kinds of questions. Things such as, what vitamins should I start out on to what products do you recommend cleaning with. What can I do for leg cramps to menopause.

So, I thought I would start an "Ask Patty" on my blog.

It's simple,
simply post a comment to this blog post with your question... and I will research, give advice and tips, share what products to use and answer your questions in a whole new post.

So post away... I'm so looking forward to all the wonderful questions that I'll receive from everyone.

Blessings,
Patty Dooley - Independent Shaklee Distributor