Right now we are in the part of the year where a lot of us begin to start working out in an attempt to achieve the oft sought after beach body. The reality of the matter is that good health is something we should prioritize all year long instead of right before the warmer seasons. It can be challenging to get started. A great way to start is to add some healthy options into your diet. Our energy levels are directly affected by the foods we eat. Dr. Don Colbert pointed out the necessity of eating living foods versus dead food to promote good health. Living foods would be things like fruits and vegetables while dead foods would be heavily processed items like potatoes chips and candy.
We all know that it is important to eat a variety of healthy foods in order to get the full spectrum of nutrition our beautiful bodies need. Sometimes with our busy schedules it can be very challenging to ensure we are eating a wide variety of healthy foods.
Ultimately, I would love to see each of you adopt a determined attitude to place your personal health at the top of your list. With great health it is easier to enjoy life, family friends, and having great health is a great money saver. One of the easiest way to get a wide variety of healthy foods into your diet is to blend them together into a smoothie. Smoothies can be very expensive when you purchase them from places like Jamba Juice and Smoothie King. However you guys know I am all for saving some money and streamlining our finances; so Jamba Juice and Smoothie King are out of the question!! The cost per week for smoothies from the aforementioned can quickly begin to add up. I’d rather see you better allocate your funds elsewhere. There are some great alternatives to purchasing smoothies. There are a lot of great blenders, food processors, and smoothie makers out there now that will allow you to make your smoothie at home for significantly less cost than going to Smoothie king. Continue reading “Say Goodbye to Smoothie King and Hello to Money Saved”
I always try my best to be as hospitable as possible. “Would you like something to drink? I have tea, juice, coffee, and water.” Most times it never fails, in which they will ask for water. I am not sure if they are attempting to be polite and maybe somewhere in the back of their mind they believe water is the easier choice or the healthiest choice. So let me preface this by saying, I do not have a problem with giving my guest bottled water. I have a problem with giving them each a cold bottle of water for them to only take two sips from it. I have learned from my mistakes and will no longer allow myself to have partially consumed bottles of water left behind after my guests have departed. I usually take the leftover water and use it to water my plants in an effort to not be wasteful. I have come up with a simple solution. I now pour glasses of filtered water instead of offering bottled water to my guest. The trick is to use medium-sized glasses and a pretty water pitcher. A simple elegant setup that would be reminiscent of a social scene from your favorite soap-opera or television show. Why medium-sized glasses? Well it’s a three little bears scenario: the small glass is too small and the large glass is too big, but the medium size glass is just right. What if my guest is really thirsty? The simple solution for an empty glass is to fill it again. Having the water pitcher handy makes it inviting for your guest to pour themselves more water as well. Use a water pitcher, save water, save bottles, and save money!!!
We all have the tendency to become very busy and its is so tempting to take shortcuts. Lots of us are either hosting our own holiday gatherings or attending someone else’s. I recently was shopping at Sam’s Warehouse and in which there were tons of platters on display. I was floored by some of the… Continue reading Make your own Variety Platter
I am always looking for a tasty healthy recipe that is budget friendly. One of my close friends recently shared with me a recipe that I knew I had to try after viewing the video just once. I have a very long history of eating veggie burgers. I think I had my first veggie burger… Continue reading Spicy Marsala Veggie Burgers
Everyone knows that Arizona brand tea taste so good. That is why they get away with charging $1.00-$1.50 per can. Some of us buy it by the case or the gallon (You know who you are.) Some of their teas use artificial sweeteners and flavors in order to achieve that yummy taste. Not to mention… Continue reading Don’t Buy Arizona Tea, Make Your Own!
So you’ve found a lot of great recipes that you have tried, but now you have left overs. What to do, what to do? I am a firm believer that if Stouffer’s and Sara Lee can freeze it then so can I. Freezing left-overs not only save you money because you are not wasting food.… Continue reading Freezing Left-Overs: Saves Money & Saves Time
The cold and flu season is upon us. Some of us may leave work early because we are not feeling well or may leave early to pick up a sick child from school. Either way, on top of lots of rest and orange juice, chicken soup is a well known contributing remedy. I remember as… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup