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How to Plan Your Meals When You’re on a Tight Budget. SExpand Meal planning is great for saving time, but, ideally, it should save you money, too.

How to Plan Your Meals When You’re on a Tight Budget

And when you're on a strict budget, meal planning can be quite the task. If you don't have much grocery money to work with, and you're not sure where to start, use this guide for planning meals on a tight budget. Ice candy. Ice candy one of the things i usually bring back from the philippines is a small packet of narrow plastic bags used for making ice candy. i am more of a popsicle than ice cream person, and whenever i have a little juice or some overripe fruit, i like to have the bags on hand so i chop or purée the fruit, add the juice, then throw them in the freezer for a future, frosty treat. ice candy is basically a popsicle made usually from a combination of fruit and water, and the one i recall seeing the most in the philippines is one made from sweetened young coconut water (buko juice) and shreds of the young coconut meat. however, you can make them from whatever your creativity or your pantry will allow.

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40 Creative Food Hacks That Will Change The Way You Cook. Rebel Dietitian, Dana McDonald, RD. Healthy Organic Recipes. With so many store shelves brimming with organic foods—from produce to poultry—going organic is more popular than ever.

Healthy Organic Recipes

And for good reason: Grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics or hormones, organic foods are one way of limiting your exposure to toxins that have been linked to cancer. They can also help protect the environment by reducing pollution and conserving our natural resources. So now that you’ve loaded up your shopping cart with organic goodies, what should you do with them all? Try these 16 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes with organic ingredients—naturally. Organic Arugula and Papaya Salad With Pomegranate-Lime Vinaigretteby Diane Henderiks, R.D. Homemade Energy Drink. I started out with the intention of coming up with a recipe for a homemade version of the store bought energy drinks, but after doing some research and discovering how unhealthy they are for you, I decided instead to try and design a less sugar/caffeine fueled way to help myself through the workday afternoon sleepy slump.

Homemade Energy Drink

What I landed on was a system of three drinks and some energy boosting ideas that are going a long way to helping me keep my energy up all day long! Here's the good on the drinks: The Fire Hydrant (left) - 3-4 8oz glasses throughout the day filtered water 1 slice lemon 1 pinch cayenne pepper. Homemade Cookie Shot Glasses. Has everyone seen the new cookie shot glasses that are making the blog rounds?

Homemade Cookie Shot Glasses

It was announced recently by Dominique Ansel, who gave us the cronut in 2013. These have been seriously big news the last week. Most favorited last month. 33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes. Easy Hazelnut Chocolate Avocado Mousse. While scarfing down lightly munching on a bag of dark chocolate chunks (the type clearly meant for baking) last night, I decided the chunks just weren’t cuttin’ it.

Easy Hazelnut Chocolate Avocado Mousse

My chocolate craving was a little more sophisticated than I had previously thought. Grow up, Katie! Fine. 29 Super-Easy Avocado Recipes. Food For Thought: The ultimate health food guide. 100 Healthy, Delicious and Easy Lunchbox Snack Ideas on FamilyFreshCooking. One of the most important features successful lunchboxes have are the snacks you tuck inside.

100 Healthy, Delicious and Easy Lunchbox Snack Ideas on FamilyFreshCooking

You need a main meal for lunch & to keep energy levels high throughout the day it’s best to have well balanced, tasty and healthy snacks at the ready. Snacks don’t have to be over thought, they just need to provide essential nutrients and calories to keep you going. Reaching for overly processed items in vending machines and the school cafeteria are costly, filled with sugars, salt, also empty calories.

17 Power Snacks For Studying. Thai Shrimp Bisque Recipe. Roasted Squash Soup with Turkey Croquettes Recipe. Chicken Barley Soup with Walnut Pesto Recipe. Personal Pan Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Dairy-Free) Yes, I’m jumping on this bandwagon…weeeee!

Personal Pan Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Dairy-Free)

Cauliflower pizza crust has been around since 2009 when Your Lighter Side posted the original version. I had a hard time finding a recipe for it that… Didn’t have added cheeseHeld together well enough to be picked upHas exact measurementsHas nutritional information. 22 Healthy Freezer Friendly Foods. Winter is coming, the harvest is here, and if you want to pack your freezer full of ready to eat, or ready to cook foods, now is the time!

22 Healthy Freezer Friendly Foods

We are big fans of freezing healthy food here. If you don't have extra room in your freezer, or have been wanting a deep freezer, check your local classified ads. I was able to pick up our deep freezer in our local classifieds for $40! Hot Cranberry Spinach Salad. The inspiration for this side dish came from a memorable hot lentil salad that I had at a restaurant a few years ago.

Hot Cranberry Spinach Salad

It is an excellent accompaniment to chicken or turkey. You can use sweetened or unsweetened dried cranberries, depending on how much you like tart flavors! 28 Simple & Natural Ways to Detox your Body. Make sure you like Bembu on Facebook to be updated everytime we post new tips on ways to detox & live clean. We hear so much about cleansing and may wonder just how beneficial it can be. A proper cleansing or good habits for naturally detoxifying the body can really help you to achieve amazing health benefits.

The notion of a simple detox program should be integrated into a healthy lifestyle to give you the best results. Just as you focus on the foods that you eat and proper exercise, there are many other elements to living your best and healthiest lifestyle. Not only do these things factor into detoxifying your body, but there are other simple and highly effective ways to do so as well. Rainbow Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard Dressing. One thing I love: this dressing, which I am still licking off my fingers as I type this. TMI? One thing I Do Not Like: when I have to stay home alone. Example –> when Bjork goes on work trips.

He got invited to go to an affiliate conference with a friend, so, you know, they spent a few days having nice dinners and shaking peoples’ hands. Rebel Dietitian, Dana McDonald, RDRebel Dietitian, Dana McDonald, RD. 26 Food Swaps To Make You Healthier. Vino Sans Snobbery: A Charming Illustrated Scratch-and-Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. By Maria Popova “No one decides what you are going to have for dinner, what’s your favorite ice cream, and what flavor fluoride you take at the dentist, so why would you let someone else tell you what to drink?” As a lover of activity books for grown-ups and all things Wendy MacNaughton, I was instantly smitten with The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert (public library) — a delightful kid-style board book about a grown-up topic, written by expert winemaker Richard Betts, one of the world’s fewer than 200 Master Sommeliers, illustrated by MacNaughton and designed by Crystal English Sacca.

Unlike the air of snobbery that often surrounds vino culture, the approach Betts takes is all about swinging the cellar door open and inviting us to savor the everyday wonders of this beloved yet surprisingly unassuming beverage. The ability to do that, however, is a skill — and, like anything worthwhile, it’s better learned with hands-on joy than with theoretical drudgery. 21 Meals With Tons Of Protein And No Meat. 29 Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods. 29 Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods. 100 Best Foodies Websites of 2013. 10 elegant, inexpensive, homemade holiday gift ideas. Let's face it: there are plenty of temptations to overspend and overbuy when it comes to finding gifts. This year, with an uncertain economy, there's never been more reason to step back and take a serious look at how we approach gift shopping.

Instead of loading up that charge card at the mall, why not take a greener approach and try handmade gifts this season? While it takes a bit more planning, making gifts at home is a guaranteed way to save money and resources. And there's no better way to express your love and creativity. Wine-Pairing.png (PNG Image, 1280 × 720 pixels) Sweet Potato Gnocchi. I quickly emailed my recipe for homemade gnocchi to Jill last week, certain she could master a version made with sweet potatoes. I knew I had given the task to the right woman because after two attempts, she’s made a version of sweet potato gnocchi that looks absolutely perfect.

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Popsicles! 20 brilliant things to make in a jar. 2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One. Veggie Quiche (grain-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo) - Earth Energy Yoga. Simple Paleo Veggie Quiche. Paleo Granola. Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps. Juice Recipes - Detox Your Body Naturally. Buffalo Chicken Dip { Tailgating Food for #SundaySupper } Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower 'Wings' 34 Insanely Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes. Primal Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Popular Snacks.

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Vegan. The Best/Worst Times to Eat Fruit. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos. Easy as hell pizza balls by ~1stFrostfirewolf on deviantART. Kitchen Cheat Sheet Guide On Basic Cooking Techniques. 9 Bento Lunch Ideas - The Bento Beginnings. Feed your eyes. A community driven visual potluck. Sweets.