Oh come on- we all are excited that spring has officially sprung! And, no doubt everyone has a hankering at some time or another to start that season dive into cleaning around our personal spaces. Now more than ever, we are so mindful of germs and what we do. While you may think you know every cleaning trick in the book, there are some simple things that you might be doing that is wasting your time and energy! Take a look at these 8 commonly made cleaning mistakes and how you can make your life clean and simple!
a special feature by Arlene Bronstein, Author & Grandmother Extraordinaire*
This is a great recipe any time anyone is around for breakfast! It’s easy to do and fun to eat. You can easily pick up these breakfast treats with your hands. Adults like to eat 3 or 4, so you might want to double the recipe. The great thing is you can make them ahead. They are great served right away or out of the refrigerator, or they freeze well and can be popped in the microwave for a minute when you want to use them! Enjoy!
Got a craving for something crisp and flavorful? These clever combinations deliver satisfying hits that are sweet, savory, or a little bit of both without a whole lotta calories! Now that’s what we are talking about.
Back in her day, Grandma probably had no idea what “eating clean” was if you asked her. And even if you tried explaining it to her, she’d probably say she didn’t give a hoot. Still, her diet wasn’t all Salisbury steak and Jell-O salad. Your granny and her gang ate plenty of foods that were actually really healthy, too. The foods were simplistic and easy, and while today they might not graze the top of the ‘cool‘ list, they certainly have value and are not outdated for your nutritional needs. Here are six to consider. (Instagram them enough times, and who knows- you might start seeing what grandma knew, all that clearer!)*
Whether you’re at work, heading to the beach, or stuck in the car traveling all day, having a packable lunch is key if you want to stay healthy — and not hangry. Enter the mason jar salad. Layered perfectly with dressing at the bottom and fresh veggies on top, you get a flavorful meal that doesn’t end up soggy.
Imagine your perfect summer day, sitting in the back yard with the sun shining and the breeze blowing. The birds are chirping, and you marvel at the beauty of this season. Then, suddenly hunger hits…. you reach into your bag and pull out a thermos of piping hot, simmering, thick tomato soup. Wait, what? That doesn’t sound very refreshing. Because it’s not! Those warming foods are great for the winter months when our body needs to be cuddled and warmed; however, in summer months the trend for a lighter fare of cooling refreshing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are the flavors of the season that you need to draw upon.
With warmer, longer, and lazier days of summer, hopefully we get to enjoy some of the benefits of the season. Even adults tend to adopt a “school’s out!” attitude in summer. That’s why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you’ll barely notice the effort.
Now more than ever we are all on high alert for fueling our bodies with only the best quality foods that we can, to help insure our health. ‘Superfoods ‘is just another name for some of the trendiest health foods for 2021 and are often touted as the rock stars of the food industry. They are densely packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, disease and cancer fighting compounds. With a little bit of education, let’s try to choose from a complete list of superfoods when deciding what to put into our meals, our smoothies, and even our supplements!
No matter if it’s the dead of winter, the onset of spring, the midst of summer, or the crisp fall –water is the single most important resource for human existence. And yes, water can be a bit of a show-off. It not only covers 71 percent of Earth’s surface, but it also makes up about 66 percent of the human body. A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water!