Sunday, November 10, 2013

What is Wildtree?

Wildtree was founded on the premise that food should be natural, nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare —  all at the same time.  As a parent, and a grandparent, this is very important to me.

Wildtree, now certified organic, is a nut-free company with products that are free of preservatives, chemical additives, dyes, MSG, and GMO’s AND high fructose corn syrup. And they enable you to create spectacular, great-tasting dishes that are quick and easy.

Our product line consists of tasty grape seed oils, culinary spice blends, soups & stews, dips, salsas, sauces, salad dressings, appetizers, breads, and deserts. Grocery shop for those healthier version of items that you already buy and try out some new ones as well.

Wildtree products also make great gifts:  Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, Housewarming, the opportunities are endless!  Make a quick and easy skillet meal and take it to a friend who just had a baby.  Put a few items together in a cute basket and voila!, a gift anyone would love to receive.  And you can feel confident that your family and friends are getting healthy, organic, and delicious food.

Here is a recent article on the average cost of feeding a family.  With Wildtree Freezer Meal Workshops, you can easily plan and prepare 10 healthy meals for a family of 4 to 6.
Along with our fantastic products, we offer several cutting edge opportunities:
  • Be a Representative!  A fun, flexible, home-based business opportunity with open markets all over the U.S.
  • Be a Host!  A simple social Tasting gathers your friends together in a lively, delicious environment and you get to earn free products!
  • Be a Customer!  Simply purchase at a Tasting Party or from your Wildtree Rep (me!) and enjoy healthier, organic eating in your home!
Recipes are easy, great tasting and good for you!  NO GMOs, preservatives, organic and many are certified Gluten Free.

Debunking Food Myths

This is from Fooducate site... so true!!!   Lots to be learned from this site about food..

As we go on our learning journey to a healthier lifestyle, these are some of the items we find . . .

Here’s the debunking of 4 common nutrition myths:
  1. Organic is always better.Perhaps for produce, meats, and dairy products. But organic potato chips are still chips; an organic version of cereal with marshmallow puffs is still a sugary breakfast item. It’s important to understand “organic” isn’t a justification for consuming foods that should be regarded as treats
  2. I want to be healthier so I’m going to be a vegan/vegetarian. Even without animal products, there are still plenty of unhealthful foods that would qualify as vegan and vegetarian. Cherry Coke, Froot Loops, Twizlers, and Nutter Butter are all vegan. Healthy eating doesn’t hinge on a label- it’s about the food choices that the eater consciously makes. (And the Fooducate app can help you be a more informed consumer!)
  3. Lose weight with low fat/ low calorie/ low carb products. Americans have been trained to be fat- and calorie-phobic. Fat is undesirable in food or on the body. Hence the logic that eating low fat and low calorie foods will lead to improved health. In fact, a new “low” infiltrates the food markets every few years: we started with low fat, transcended into low calorie, and now we’re at low carb. Well, it hasn’t worked as planned- Americans aren’t getting any healthier or slimmer. These “diet” foods play tricks with our sense of fullness and sometimes propel us to eat even more. Not exactly the effect we’re hoping for. What to do then? Choose foods that are in their whole forms as often as possible and regard health claims as one of the many marketing tools used by the food manufacturers.
  4. Eating healthfully costs a lot… and I can’t afford it. Not to discount the very real reality of food insecurity for many Americans but barriers to eating well are usually time and cooking skills, not money. Raw ingredients and many unprocessed foods are inexpensive, but they require time and skills before they become a meal. Slow Food USA posed a $5 Challenge in 2011 to encourage folks “take back the ‘value meal’” and demonstrate that healthful meals can be affordable. Resources associated with this challenge are still available on the website.

    Elizabeth Lee is a dietitian for an employee wellness program and an outpatient clinic in Southern California. She believes in sensible and sustainable eating. Follow her on Twitter: @HEALingFoodie.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Morning Baking Always Smells Better in the Fall.

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Buns     

·       1 package Wildtree's Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls, just dough and filling, prepared according to package directions
·       2 medium apples, thinly sliced
·       1/4 cup butter
·       1/2 cup brown sugar
·       2 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream

Method of Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Roll prepared dough out according to package directions. Then, apply cinnamon filling to dough and lay all of the apple slices evenly on the cinnamon dough. Roll dough into "log" shape and cut into 9 evenly sized pieces. Place buns into a greased 9x9 pan. Then bake for 30-35 minutes. When the cinnamon buns are done and cooling make the caramel sauce by melting butter, cream and brown sugar in a sauce pan.   About 5 minutes.  Number of Servings: 9

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 420
Carbohydrates: 68g
Cholesterol: 65mg
Calories: 420
Fat: 14g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 68g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 7g
Cholesterol: 65mg
Sodium: 250mg