I often find myself loading my grocery cart full of fresh foods and in a few days I realize my eyes were bigger than my stomach! This results in a lot of fresh foods that need to get used up before they are spoiled rotten! I try and regularly dig through the fridge to salvage the produce before they are no longer recognizable. If I know I'm not going to eat them all in time, I still put them to good use. Here are a few things I do to help enjoy my purchases longer and avoid tossing out perfectly good foods. Bananas - I slice them up and freeze them in a ziplock bag. Perfect to take out … [Read more...] about Don’t trash your food – Smart budget tips!
I have seen these great little tips for jar salads and thought I would share the tips. All of us are busy and I am constantly encouraging prep time. Prepare for your week ahead of time and you are less likely to make unhealthy choices during the week. Here is a link for more information on salad in jar tips The Kitchen How to arrange ingredients: This will help you avoid a soggy salad. From BOTTOM to TOP: Dressing Shredded carrots Cherry tomatoes Sunflower seeds Hard boiled eggs Any other meat or proteins Baby spinach or lettuce DIRECTIONS: 1) Arrange ingredients in a … [Read more...] about Jar Salads
The beginning of a New Year brings resolutions. Why not make one that is easy to keep? Spend more time with family and friends... drink more Green Tea... Little choice for a healthier lifestyle! Green Tea is one of the best things you can add to your diet. Many people around the world drink green tea for multiple health benefits. It has a high concentration of antioxidants and helps support a healthy cholesterol range. But it also helps you burn more fat. Green tea extract contains 2-4 percent caffeine. If you are interested in increasing your fat loss you may … [Read more...] about Green Tea to Aid in Weightloss
One of the biggest dieting mistakes is eating a fat free salad. Every salad should have a little fat added because your body absorbs nutrients better. Certain foods become healthier when eaten together. Many vegetables are fat-soluble, which means your body absorbs their nutrients better when you eat a little fat with them. The more nutrients your body absorbs, the less hungry you will be. It also helps lower any sugar cravings! So, every time you eat a salad, check to make sure you have some fat along with it! Have a salad dressing with olive oil, MCT oil, or even a little buttermilk. … [Read more...] about Why you shouldn’t eat a fat free salad!
Do you take the juice out of your lemon and dump the rest? You are missing out on so many of the benefits lemons have! So don’t forget to use those peels! Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself! They are not only loaded with Vitamin C, they are rich in the mineral potassium, calcium and fiber. Lemon peels eliminate toxins and are health rejuvenators in the body! The peels can help regulate high blood pressure and helps reduce stress. Scientists are even discovering that lemons may aid in killing cancer cells and fight against bacterial … [Read more...] about Eat those lemon peels!
Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Many who use ginger find relief from morning sickness, motion sickness, heartburn, migraines, menstrual cramps just to name a few. Ginger has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties which are very comparable to aspirin and ibuprofen. So next time you are experiencing pain and inflammation, think ginger before drugs. You can eat the ginger raw or cook it. I like to add it to my dishes, especially to stir frys and my favorite recipes Hot and Sour Soup and Chicken & Bok Choy. It's really easy to chop … [Read more...] about Little tips for using Ginger – for colds, sore muscles and more!