When you live near a grocery store, it can be tempting to spend half your paycheque there — picking up staples is easy when all you need to do is fill your cart. However, did you know that there are tons of things that are surprisingly easy to make at home that taste better than their store-bought counterparts? Basic pantry staples like bread, chili powder, and pizza sauce will always taste better when they’re homemade. You can make them exactly to your taste, and you don’t need to worry about any unhealthy hidden ingredients because you can control exactly what goes into the mix.
As the weather gets colder, it’s tempting to reach out for a steaming, warming drink of something hot and delicious each morning to start your day. If you’re looking to start the season a little healthier, here are some suggestions for drinks that will warm you up without adding excessive calories to your daily diet.
When the temperatures begin to drop our response is often instinctual — just like other animals, all we want to do is burrow into a warm nest, and spend several months sleeping, and living off food that we’ve already gathered. While jobs, children, and other social obligations make this enticing prospect more of a fantasy than a reality, we can still ensure that our fall season is cozier than ever by whipping up a series of hearty and delicious dinners that take advantage of the last days of seasonal produce.
School’s officially back in and well underway! Raise your hand if you are a parent with kids in school, who struggles with making lunches? It can be a daunting task: not only trying to find foods those little ones will actually eat, but items that will fit within school guidelines (i.e. nut-free, litter-less, etc.).
Many of us follow the lives of our favorite celebrities obsessively, and it’s never been easier. Facebook pages, gossip columns that post up-to-the-minute updates, and personal Instagram pages allow us to see how our favorite celebs live their lives — including where they go, what friends they hang out with, and what they eat. One of the most popular topics for celebrity gossip columnists is weight — who’s gained weight, who’s lost weight for a role, and who is undergoing a full-body transformation.
Most of the time when people make a meal plan, they strive to ensure that it contains all the essential nutrients that they need to get through their day. They think about whether they’re getting all the veggies they need, how many carbohydrates are present, and whether there’s too much refined sugar. Most of the time, people don’t think about how the things that they put in their mouth affect their teeth, and how long it will take to remove the discoloration if they enjoy these foods on a regular basis.
In today’s fast-paced world, after spending the entire day working and then hitting the gym for some exercises, it’s hard to find time to cook your own meals. The result is buying lunch every day and constantly ordering take outs when you get home. To escape this vicious circle you should consider meal-prepping.