When you get hungry you want to eat. The problem is, most foods available are either unhealthy or processed with ingredients that add calories without energy. But that doesn’t change the fact that you need to eat something when you’re hungry between meals. These are 10 snacks that you should definitely avoid.
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Organic food is everywhere today and its popularity will only grow more and more. This is all because of the proven benefits to human and animal health, but also due to the environmental advantages. The ongoing opinion that organic food is healthier is one of the main reasons for its increased demand.
However, science has come to different conclusions. Some results say that organic and non-organic foods have equal benefits to human health. On the other hand, other studies show that some organic products might be healthier like meat and milk. Nevertheless, some facts about the organic products can never be diminished nor will their benefits be insignificant.
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No marriage is perfect, but sometimes the stress of raising children, paying bills, and other challenges can make being with your partner seem unbearable. With more and more couples going to divorce lawyers, it’s never been more vital for couples to find ways to rekindle their relationships. Marriage counseling might be necessary for some, but there are simple steps you can take at home to bridge the gap and rekindle the romance with your partner. While it may sound shocking at first, cooking with your spouse is an excellent way to bond with your partner.
Over the years I’ve served a lot of Pot Pie to my family. It’s simply a hearty classic that the whole family enjoys. The great thing about Pot Pie is it’s how versatile it is. You can make it so many different ways, for example, have you ever considered Tamale Pot Pies?
It’s time to get out of your comfort zone! We hope you’ll try some of these amazing recipes that we have compiled from our talented blogger friends. Which one will you try first? How about taking some of that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and make Turkey Pot Pie?
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When it comes to serving up holiday sides you have many delicious choices to make. Deciding on the perfect menu for the occasion is part of the fun of seasonal meal planning, don’t you think?
The following list features yummy ideas for things like salads and veggie dishes. Some are classics like Ambrosia Salad and Southern-Style BBQ Baked Beans… holiday favorites for generations. Others, like Pumpkin Stuffing, bring a bit of variety to the table.
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Few things are more satisfying for a person who likes to cook than making homemade bread. What smells better than bread baking in the oven, or tastes better than still-warm bread slathered with sweet butter? Organic bread from a company like Klosterman Baking Company may be just the thing, but there’s a wealth of delicious ingredients that you can put in your bread just for the variety of it. Here are five of them:
The Mediterranean diet has quickly become not only a popular weight loss plan, but also a means to improve overall health. It’s a fact that in Mediterranean countries, populations have a significantly lower risk of heart disease thanks to the diet. Furthermore, Mediterranean foods and dishes have been linked to healthier weight, reduced risk of diabetes, and a host of other health benefits. While switching over to a complete Mediterranean diet may not work for everyone, adding just a few items to your grocery list can have a positive impact.
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Individuals who have medical conditions are often required to be on special diets. These diets help them to manage symptoms from digestive problems, kidney problems, blood sugar fluctuations and other issues. However, sometimes being on a special diet can mean you don’t get all the nutrients you need to keep you healthy. Your physician may recommend a number of other measures to make sure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals required for overall good health. Here are a few options for ensuring good nutrition when you are on a special diet. Continue reading “Have A Special Diet? 4 Ways To Ensure Your Body Is Getting What It Needs”
You can eat enjoy exquisite cuisine without sacrificing health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people should limit added sugars to no more than 10% of daily calories. To meet this limit, add these four ideas to your culinary arsenal now.
Fill Up On Fruit
So many people do not realize raw and cooked fruits can deliver an incredible amount of sweetness to the tongue. However, fruit is the ideal substitute for sugar in cooking. To add creaminess while reducing sugar, trade applesauce for butter in many desserts. Top cold and hot cereals with raisins, berries and bananas for a punch of sweetness. Ban store-bought drinks and invest in a juicer or smoothie blender, to combine greens and vegetables with oranges and pineapples as an alternative juicy beverage.
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How many of you pour grease down the drain? Guilty!!
After grease travels down the drain, it is washed into the plumbing system. The grease sticks to the insides of the sewer causing build up. Eww!
Eventually, it can block the entire piping causing
- Raw Sewage overflow into your home, yard, or street
- Expensive clean-up
- Potential contact with disease-causing organisms
I usually try to dump a little. However, a little builds up too!
Leftover Grease – What do we do with it?!
- Use an old container to pour excess grease in.
- Scrape food scraps from plates in the trash can for disposal.
- Pour grease/oil or any food scraps down drains.
- Use HOT water to rinse grease off of any cookware or surfaces.
I always thought cold water was best for rinsing cookware with grease. Now that I have been doing it all wrong for 20 years, I will be using hot water from now on. EEK!