Friday freebie – Comic book super-hero party printables

For my son’s first birthday, we did a comic book super-hero theme in primary colors. I spent hours looking online for printables and party ideas, but I didn’t find much that was free and I didn’t feel like paying. The solution? I made my own printables; cupcake toppers, food table labels, conversation bubble labels for the picture board, and a few fun graphics for decoration. It was easy enough, so I thought I would share. There is also star cupcake toppers, so they are really quite flexible to use for different parties – super hero, comic book, action movies, 4th of July, stars, primary colors, boys, girls, etc. When you can alter the colors, it can fit all sorts of needs.

free comic book printables

How to use these customizable printables:

  • Printables are in PowerPoint (you must have PowerPoint on your computer to customize)
  • Download the free fonts Zud Juice and International Super Hero (or you can use your own, but they won’t look like the picture)
  • Follow the directions to install fonts (easy, I promise!)
  • Download the printables and customize – Here is the link: free super hero printables
  • I like to save in PDF and print the PDF instead of the PowerPoint file, but that is up to you

If you do not want to customize, here is the PDF file, ready to print: Free comic book super hero printable

If you have any troubles, feel free to leave a comment or send an email, and I will try to help!

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Reading Lables: Quinoa Pasta

As I have mentioned before, I love pasta and being pregnant, I really love it even more. The thing is, pasta is not a health food. Grains treated with high heat to make cute shapes does nothing nutritional-wise, except make things worse. My husband doesn’t eat grains (he follows a mostly primal diet) and I mostly only eat sprouted grains (more Weston A Price diet). Maybe if I bought my own sprouted grain and made fresh pasta I would feel less guilty about eating it.

Anyways, we never buy pasta, but the other day when I went grocery shopping I found myself in the pasta aisle and I starting comparing different brands of pasta and came across Ancient Harvest gluten-free quinoa pasta.

Quinoa pasta sounds like a good substitute for regular pasta right?

One side panel (I know, too small to read, the only pictures I could find, from GFR Grocery) gives the protein content of different grains (quinoa is technically a seed, however). And what does the box outline? That quinoa has more protein per serving than the other grains listed.

More protein is a good thing. If you only read this side panel, things would seem pretty good!

Unfortunately, When you take a look at the nutrition facts, this “quinoa pasta” has almost half the amount of protein as regular pasta (regular pasta has 7 grams). And how can that be, when quinoa has so much more protein?

Because the main ingredient in this pasta is corn flour (not quinoa!), and corn has less protein than many other grains! So I guess Ancient Harvest was hoping you would only read one side-panel and not compare it to regular pasta?

The quinoa pasta has 2 more grams of fiber and more sodium as well.

At least the corn flour is non-gmo and organic.