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March 2018

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    Healthy Foods You Can Prepare In Advance

    Healthy Foods You Can Prepare In Advance

    If one of your greatest challenges with healthy eating is that you don’t have the time to cook, then prepare as much of your food in advance as you can. If you can squeeze just an hour once or twice each week for food prep, you can set you and your family up for success.

    1. Cooked grains are good for up to four days after cooking them, so cook them in bulk. To simplify invest in a rice cooker. Keep things interesting by cooking in broth, mixing in herbs and spices, and mixing grains and lentils together.
    2. If you enjoy a fresh fruit or veggie smoothie in the morning, stock up on frozen fruits and veggies when they are on sale. That way you don’t have to chop anything in the morning.
    3. Hard-boiled eggs are good for one week in the fridge. Also, consider making mini crustless quiche which is good for four days. Be sure to mix in veggies, fresh herbs, spices, bacon, and cheese.
    4. Pre-wash and chop veggies and leafy greens, just be sure to use a salad spinner for your greens. Or invest in prewashed and chopped, which is a bit more expensive—but faster and easier.
    5. Keep your fridge, freezer, and pantry stocked with healthy snacks and add-ins. This includes yogurt, cheese, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, protein bars, and more.

    Last but not least, keep your freezer stocked with seafood and lean meat—and healthy frozen meals.

  • Easy Easter Ideas For Families Without Kids

    Easy Easter Ideas For Families Without Kids

    If you haven’t started your family yet or the kids are grown up or beyond the age of Easter baskets and egg hunts—you might be looking for some festive Easter ideas.…

  • Spring Clean Your Home

    It’s Time To Spring Clean!

    With spring comes longer days with more sunshine. Spring is a time for new beginnings, and often a good time to deep clean your home. Here’s how to spring clean in…

  • Minimize Stretch Marks
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    How To Minimize Stretch Marks

    Almost everyone will have a few stretch marks at some point in their life, some as young as in their teenage years. Athletes get them from overuse, stretching and muscle mass.…

  • Pack Like A Minimalist

    How To Pack Like A Minimalist

    I avoid checking a suitcase at all costs and can pack for a good 10 days in just a carryon. Working as a flight attendant for 3 years taught me some…

  • How To Make White Home Decor Work

    How To Make White Home Décor Work

    Whether in movies, on TV or in real life—there is something about white home décor that is modern and cool. Here’s how to make white work in your home. Be Realistic…