Monday, July 25, 2011

Max's Ring of Fire... Childhood Cancers, Research, Fundraising, and More.

It is a fact that kids get cancer. Kids also die from cancer and those not affected may tend to hide their heads in the sand thinking " This can't happen to me"

The truth is that Cancer is a leading cause of death in children under the age of 15 and every one of us can do something. Check out this site with information on some childhood cancers and what is being done about finding a cure. There are links to many stories about children going through treatments but there are also links to drug studies and information on clinical trials. There are ways to volunteer and to donate but first readers should educate themselves on childhood cancers and what research is being done.

Visit this links and let me know what you think

http://www.maxsringoffire.org/in-the-news/

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Easy Berry Pops That Kids will Love

Do you need a fun summer activity that doubles as a healthy sweet treat? Try these nutritious berry pops. Here is the recipe, easy and tasty too. It also may be easier for children who are dealing with an illness to suck on these Berry Pops because of the cool temperature and the great flavor.





BERRY POPS

Makes 6 servings

Equipment Needed:

-Measuring cups and spoons
-Saucepan and blender
-Wooden spoon and hot pad, cookie sheet
-Paper cups, aluminum foil, Popsicle sticks

Ingredients:

-1/3 cup berry juice blend
-1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
-1 ½ cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
-1 ¼ cups frozen unsweetened berries


Method:

1. Place the juice in a pan and sprinkle the gelatin over it, Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until gelatin crystals dissolve.

2. Remove the pan from the heat and place on a hot pad.

3. Mix the yogurt, berries, and warm gelatin mixture in a blender. Secure lid and blend until smooth.

4. Fill six-ounce cups with the blended mixture and cover each with a sheet of aluminum foil. Place the cups on a cookie sheet.

5. Insert the Popsicle stick in each cup by making a slit in the foil.

6. Place the tray in the freezer and freeze until hard.

7. Peel away the paper and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 1 Popsicle
Calories: 71
Fat: 1 g
Protein: 3 g