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  • Perfect Mid-Day Snacks for the Office

    Perfect Mid-Day Snacks for the Office

    If you eat an early lunch, odds are you need a little pick-me-up or hold over come mid-afternoon. There are plenty of tips for healthy, energizing snacks, but are you really going to eat “four whole grain crackers spread with one tablespoon of hummus?” No, you’re not.

    Luckily, there are easier mid-day snacks to keep you going. Whether you like to plan ahead, or want something always on hand last-minute, here are some easy, healthy mid-day snack ideas that don’t require a lot of time to prepare while you're at the office.

  • How to Organize Your Shopping List

    How to Organize Your Shopping List

    Going to the grocery store is a necessity, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be an onerous chore. The key to a successful shopping trip, like most things in life, is planning. If you’re like most people, you create your grocery list by writing down the items you need on a pad in whatever order they pop into your head. But this method doesn’t capitalize on any particular organizational methods, and so it can only be effective in a limited manner. Here are some suggestions to help you organize your shopping list and make going to the grocery store more fun and less frustrating.

  • Things You Never Thought You’d Grill

    Things You Never Thought You’d Grill

    As the sun sets late in the evening on a warm summer’s night, grills across America are lit and prepped for dinner. Atop most of these coals will go chicken, steak, or vegetable-laden kabobs. But these classic items aren’t the only way to serve a delicious meal from your grill. Try tossing a few of these ingredients on the barbie – you won’t be disappointed.

  • Eating Organic on a Budget

    Eating Organic on a Budget

    Many people who want to eat organic produce lament over the prices. The price difference between an organic item and it’s conventionally grown counterpart is often noticeable, leaving many shoppers agonizing over whether the extra money is worth it. Luckily, there are a few ways to can eat organically on a budget. It all comes down to planning your shopping trips and prioritizing what you buy organic.

  • Cook with Alternative Oils

    Cook with Alternative Oils

    For many home cooks, olive oil is the go-to oil. While olive oil has many great nutritional properties and is a good source of healthy fats, there are plenty of cooking oil alternatives that provide different benefits and different tastes. If you’re looking to shake things up in the kitchen, try replacing your EVOO with one of this alternative oils.

  • Sweet Summer Treats That Aren't Ice Cream

    Sweet Summer Treats That Aren't Ice Cream

    When it’s hot outside, we want to reach into the freezer for a sweet treat. But if you think your only options come in pint or quarts, here are a few other ice cold treats that will sweeten your summer nights.

  • How to Prep the Perfect Date Night Dinner

    How to Prep the Perfect Date Night Dinner

    Going out on the town is fun, but sometimes you just want to spend a romantic evening with your partner at home. It doesn’t take much to turn dinner at home into a date night dinner at home, just follow these simple tricks, tips, and ideas.

  • Cold Summer Soups

    Cold Summer Soups

    When it’s hot outside, people normally don’t think of sitting down to a bowl of soup. But those people would be missing out on some truly refreshing and delicious recipes that are not only easy to make but also feature fresh summer produce in unique ways.

  • Innovative Ice Cream Toppings

    Innovative Ice Cream Toppings

    There’s nothing sweeter than ending a hot summer’s day with a few scoops of creamy, cold ice cream. But like anything in life, too much of a good thing can make the magic fade. To keep your ice cream game on point, mix it up with some innovative and interesting toppings. It’s time to think outside the candy box and into the garden box where you’ll find fresh, flavorful options to top off your cool dessert.

  • 5 Awesome Kitchen Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

    5 Awesome Kitchen Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

    For busy people, every moment in the kitchen counts. Gone are the days when we have all day to tend to the fires or stir the stews. Now we have 20 minutes to whip together a healthy, fresh meal for ourselves and our families. Having the right kitchen tools can help save priceless minutes and make cooking meals even more fun.

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