Honey Suckers For Sore Throats

My sweet four-year old little girl has had a terrible sore throat.  I wanted to stop feeling like I couldn’t help her, so I did a little research instead and made her some honey suckers!  I threw in my own touch with some essential oil, and she loves them.  She was so happy for a special surprise and now instead of tears I can see comfort!  Makes me feel like a good mom when I can create something healthy and helpful for my kids.  Here is the recipe!  I highly recommend them!

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Get Well Soon Honey Suckers

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Lay lollipop sticks out on the covered baking sheet. ( I did not have parchment or lollipop sticks, so I got creative and cut up wood skewers and used tin foil.)
  2. Pour honey into a pan and heat until boiling.  Boil for 10 minutes until candy thermometer reads 300°F.  (If you do not have a thermometer like me, you may test the honey by dropping some into a bowl of ice water.  If it hardens it is ready.)
  3. Once it has reached 300° remove it from the burner and stir in cinnamon and 1 drop of On Guard.   Let it cool for a while to thicken.  This will make it easier to pour.
  4. Once thick enough, pour over the sticks.  The thinner they are the sharper they will be, so try to make them thick.  You can reheat the honey on the stove if it hardens too much in the pan.  Let them cool completely and keep them in an air tight container.

Origional Recipe here

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Immune Boosters!

Itapple autumn is becoming that time of year again!  I love the fall, with it’s beautiful colors, fuzzy sweaters, and hot cocoa.  I do not however love the sickness!  It is not fun at all!  But I wanted to help you out with some immune boosting foods to add to your meal routines.  This way you can enjoy eating as well as feeling healthy and strong!

ENJOY!

Yogurt– great probiotic to clean out your gut!  Health starts in your gut, so take care of it!

Oats– Full of Beta-glucan, a type of fiber that aids in healing and preventing sickness

Garlic– Seriously my favorite!  I love to load my meals with garlic. It contains allicin, which fights infection. Great for your heart too!

Shellfish– Helps your white blood cells produce specific proteins that help clear out viruses.

Chicken Soup–  Yes, there is a reason you want it when you are sick! While the chicken is cooking it releases an amino acid that blocks the migration of inflammatory white cells.  Plus the sodium helps control mucus.  Double win!  Add some garlic onion and you’ve got a powerhouse of healing food!

Sweet Potatoes– Helps your skin which is your first line of defense against viruses and bacteria.  Take care of your front-line!

Mushrooms– considered a super food and it increases the production and activity of your white blood cells.  Which means they will fight harder for you!

Onions– Breaks up mucus in your head and chest.  They can also increase circulation to get your blood flowing better.  They are said to absorb toxins, so some put slices on their feet or by their bed when they are sick.  I’ve never tried it, but there are those who swear by it!

Ginger– This amazing root can soothe your sore throat, encourages coughing to get rid of mucus, and can reduce a fever.

In addition to all these foods, consider trying some good quality essential oils.  There are some amazing ones out there, and I have had some great experiences using them on my sick kids and myself. They can prevent sickness or help you recover a lot quicker. Contact me if you need more information or are curious about essential oils.