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Congratulations to Shelby Gilbert, our April 2017 Monthly School Supplies Contest Winner

Posted by Jenna Green on May 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Congratulations to our April 2017 Monthly School Supplies Contest Winners, Ms. Shelby Gilbert.

Our Virginia winner is the Stay at Home Mom of 2 young boys of 2 and 8 years of age.

Shelby loves the beach and has supporting husband who works extrememly hard in order for her to stay at home with her 2 and 8 year old sons. Her oldest son is current in 2nd grade and plays baseball. Her husband is the head coach of her son's baseball team therfore she spends most of her time at the baseball field. She is a leader at her church's nursey. She enjoys being around and helping little kids.

We at the Jenna Green Foundation congratulate Shleby Gilbert in being our April 2017 Monthly School Supplies Contest Winner. We wish her and her family the best of luck in the upcoming year.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all who entered our April 2017 Monthly School Supplies Contest.

 

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie With Whipped Coconut Cream Frosting! A Healthy Recipe for National Pie Day!

Posted by Jenna Green on January 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie With Whipped Coconut Cream Frosting

 



Ingredients

 

For the crust

  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

 

For the filling

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups golden sweet potatoes, cooked and cubed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

 

For the coconut whipped cream

  • 1 can chilled full-fat coconut milk (fat solids only)
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

 

  1. Cook, cool, and peel the sweet potato before proceeding until tender (about 25 minutes) Bake and cool the crust before you make the pie filling, and make the coconut cream after your pie has had time to cool; you'll need to refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk overnight. It helps to also chill the bowl you'll be whipping the cream in for a few minutes before you're ready to whip.
  2. Add pecans and rolled oats to a blender and grind to a powder. Make sure you don't overblend — you may end up making a paste. Place flour in a medium-sized bowl and add pecan and oat mixture. Mix well.
  3. Add the coconut oil and mix with a fork until it is thoroughly incorporated into the flour mixture.
  4. Stir in the maple syrup; mix just enough to blend well and form a dough that will hold together when pressed.
  5. Transfer mixture to a 9-inch pie pan and spread into an even thickness on the sides and bottom of the pan.
  6. Poke holes in bottom and sides of the crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let the crust cool before filling.
  7. While crust is baking, make the pie filling: in a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and cornstarch until combined. Add sweet potato, almond milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and whisk until blended. Pour mixture into pre-baked pie crust.
  8. Bake 1 hour or until edges are set and center slightly jiggles. Let cool on a wire rack at least 1 hour before serving.
  9. Once pie has cooled, open the can of chilled coconut milk, turn upside down, and open. Pour out the liquid at the top; you'll use the cream part, not the liquid.
  10. Gently pour the coconut fat into your chilled mixing bowl and whisk with a hand blender or standing mixer until whipped. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla or maple syrup and whip again until fully incorporated. Spread evenly onto pie and refrigerate.

 


Source: Calorie Count

Shy, L. (2014, November 15). Tired of Pumpkin Pie? Make This Decadent Dessert Instead. Retrieved November 10, 2016, from http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Vegan-Sweet-Potato-Pie-Recipe-25841882

Clarke, B. C. (n.d.). Vegan Sweet Potato Pie with Whipped Coconut Cream - Door to Door Organics. Retrieved November 10, 2016, from https://greatlakes.doortodoororganics.com/recipe/vegan_sweet_potato_pie_with_whipped_coconut_cream


It's National Pie Day! Here are 5 Ways to Make a Healthier Pie!

Posted by Jenna Green on January 23, 2017 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

In Honor of National Pie Day! Here are 5 Ways to Make a Healthier Pie!

By: Jenna Green


 

1. Cut Added Sugar by choosing naturally sweet fruits or spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon zest or orange zest to add a bit a flavor instead.

2. Go Easy on the Butter by swapping your butter for canola or olive or using cooking spray in its place

3. Try using almond flour, oats, or grinded pecans to replace some or all of your flower.

4. Use whole-wheat flour instead of white flour.

5. Lose calories by not adding a top crust to the pie



 

Resources

Mcdermott, N. (2014, November 14). 14 Tricks for Healthier Pies (and Our Favorite Recipes). Retrieved November 10, 2016, from http://greatist.com/health/healthier-pie-012313


5 Tricks for Healthier Pie Crust. (2013). Retrieved November 10, 2016, from http://www.everydayhealth.com/reciperehab/5-tricks-for-healthier-pie-crust.aspx

 

5 Facts about Crohn's Disease #IBDvisible

Posted by Jenna Green on December 2, 2016 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Here are 5 facts about Crohn's Disease:

  1. Upt to 20% of people with Crohn's Disease have a blood relative who has IBD (1)
  2. Crohn's disease affects men and women equally. (1)
  3. Symptoms range from mild to severe (1)
  4. In a 2008 study, direct medical costs were $18,022 to $18,932 per patient per year in the United States. About 53 to 67 percent of those costs were from hospitalizations. Costs were higher for patients with more severe disease activity. Patients in the top 25 percent averaged $60,582 per year. Those in the top two percent averaged more than $300,000 per year. (2)
  5. Crohn’s disease was first described in 1932 by three doctors—Burrill Crohn, Leon Ginzberg, and Gordon D. Oppenheimer. At the time, any disease in the small intestine was thought to be intestinal tuberculosis. . Reports of diseases with symptoms similar to Crohn’s disease date back to the early 1900’s. (3)


Sources

  1. What is Crohn’s Disease? | Crohn’s Disease Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved November 10, 2016, from https://www.crohnsandcolitis.com/crohns
  2. Understanding Crohn's Disease. (n.d.). Retrieved November 10, 2016, from http://www.healthline.com/health/crohns-disease
  3. Crohn's & Colitis. (n.d.). Retrieved November 10, 2016, from http://www.ccfa.org/resources/facts-about-inflammatory.html


It's National Special Education Day! 12th Anniversary!

Posted by Jenna Green on December 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Today is the 12th Anniversary of the Special Education Law!!!

Special Education Day is the anniversary of the U.S first federal special education law which was signed into law on December 2, 1975.


 

 

BE #IBDVISIBLE! Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week

Posted by Jenna Green on December 1, 2016 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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Read Stories about Lung Cancer and Share Your Story Here!

Posted by Jenna Green on November 19, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! This November, patients, survivors and their family members are sharing their stories online to raise awareness and raise money for lung cancer research. Read these stories of hope on www.LCAM.org and share your story! HOPE LIVES. MORE RESEARCH. MORE SURVIVORS. #LCAM #LCSM


Find out More about Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by Jenna Green on November 18, 2016 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! This November, a consortium of Lung Cancer Organizations, along with patients, survivors, and their family members, have come together to raise awareness and hope as new scientific and research advances are saving lives. Visit www.LCAM.org to learn more! HOPE LIVES. MORE RESEARCH. MORE SURVIVORS. #LCAM #LCSM




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