Archive for March, 2008

Let’s Celebrate National Nutrition Month: Week 4

Monday, March 31st, 2008

In celebration of National Nutrition Month…here’s a fun recipe suitable for kids and parents to prepare together.

A healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

 

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 8 oz dark chocolate chips, such as Nestle 53% or 62% cacao
 

-Preheat oven to 375. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
-Stir together flour, wheat germ and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside. Cream together butter, apple sauce and sugars until well blended. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg white. Beat in flour mixture until it forms a soft dough. Stir in chocolate chips.
-Drop rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 7-10 minutes, alternating cookie sheets halfway through (place top cookie sheet on bottom rack of oven and bottom cookie sheet on top rack), until lightly browned around the edges.
-Makes 36 cookies.
Per cookie: 82 calories, 4 g fat, 13 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein, 2% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 1% calcium, 3% iron

So what makes this a healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe?

For starters, this chocolate chip cookie recipe uses ingredients like applesauce and egg white to trim the fat content of these cookies. Next, I use white whole wheat flour to boost the fiber content. And finally, I use dark chocolate chips — which not only provide a richer flavor, allowing me to use less sugar, but they are also high in antioxidants.

It’s never too early to introduce your child to the wonders of the kitchen. Even if it’s little things like setting the table, it’s a beginning. Trying new recipes and baking techniques can be fun for the whole family.

It’s important to share the #1 rule of the kitchen with your little chef before starting any recipe- Always get permission from an adult to use the kitchen.

As a special treat for your little baker at the end of helping you prepare this recipe.. Present them with their very own diploma. They’ll love it!

It’s a Bumble World in a Green Environment.

Friday, March 28th, 2008

We want our customers to feel good about the products they carry and also to know that we create products that are helping our environment in hopes of creating a brighter tomorrow for our children’s children.

 

 

To begin, all our products are created using all natural fabrics. We use our own specially designed weaving process to allow our products to be water/stain resistant without the use of any harsh chemicals or synthetic preservatives.

The Bumble Collection does what it can to not only create environmentally responsible products, but we also strive to keep a "green" office.

Here are a few ways that you too can begin to go "green" in your home or office. Remember: Just a little can go a long way.

 

-Make it a policy to buy Energy Star-rated light bulbs and fixtures, which use at least two-thirds less energy than regular lighting.

-Computers in the business sector unnecessarily waste $1 billion worth of electricity a year. Make it a habit to turn off your computer and the power strip it’s plugged into when you leave for the day.

-The average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year. Make it a habit to print on both sides or use the back side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts.

-Make it a habit to bring your own mug and dishware for those meals you eat at the office.

-Make it a policy to invest in videoconferencing and other technological solutions that can reduce the amount of employee travel.

-Make it a habit to use nontoxic cleaning products. Brighten up your cubicle with plants, which absorb indoor pollution.

For more tips on going green in your office, please visit The Sierra Club. Also sign up for their newsletter "The Green Life" and get a green tip every day.

 

Bumble Invites You to Join our Mommy Focus Groups!

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Do you have an opinion and aren’t afraid to share it? Would you like to see, hear about and even use our new products before they hit store shelves? Then we´d love to have you apply to be part of our mommy focus groups!

We are very proud that part of our design process includes input from mothers who test our products before going into full production. These groups are centered in various parts of the U.S.

We currently have over 100 mommies spread across 42 different states. We are now looking for another 100 mommies to add to our mommy brigade!

If you are interested in taking part in our design process, please fill out our mommy application. If you are chosen to be part of our mommy focus group, then we will contact you shortly.

If we have too many moms in one particular area, then no worries we’ll just hold into your info until an opening comes up.

We consider our mommy focus groups essential as we set out to produce perfect products with mommies in mind.

We look forward to hearing from you!