Instead of a boring peanut butter and jelly sandwich, start the school year off by preparing bento lunch boxes with your kids. A traditional Japanese bento box holds rice, fish or meat, and vegetables. BUT you can create custom boxes to accommodate each family member’s favorite cuisine! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Make the syrup by placing the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved and turn off the heat. Add a sprig of fresh mint to the syrup for flavor. Let it sit in there while you prepare the strawberries.
As a wellness coach I’m constantly perusing articles, videos, television segments and attending conferences to discover new tips to share with my clients and followers. As you can imagine there is an endless amount of contradicting information out there, which can be a bit overwhelming even for me! What’s a girl to do?!
Save money and time by freezing leftovers and excess food. For instance, if you load up on produce at the grocery store or farmers’ market, freezing the surplus immediately is the best way to preserve nutrients. Plus these fruits and veggies will make great additions to your smoothies and stews.
Eating a diet focused on fruits and vegetables is the best way to stay healthy (not to mention ROCK those skinny jeans). But the pesticides used on many crops remain a major health concern as they disrupt the normal functioning of the nervous and hormone systems, as well as increase risks of cancer. Therefore, by choosing organic and locally-grown produce, you can take advantage of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables without exposing yourself, your family and your pup to potentially harmful chemicals.
Mindy is not only a total Rockstar Doggy Momma, but she’s a culinary genius! Mindy developed the food delivery company Vegan Meals by Mindy which caters to the Las Vegas Valley. Mindy is also a clothing designer, creating vegan apparel.
My Gatsby, a true golden, gets his Vitamin D year round by sunning himself through our kitchen window, not to mention he loves to play outside and swim in the lake. But can Gatsby get sunburned like us Mommas?! You might be surprised to learn that although your pup has a fur coat, he can get sunburned too and is at risk of developing skin cancer.
Tabata is my exercise tip from my trainer Aaron Manheimer, owner of Chicago’s Wattage. High-intensity interval training deprives your body of oxygen so your metabolism stays elevated throughout your day. Plus you don’t have to spend hours slaving on a cardio machine!
Tracy is a publisher and writer for Pet Connection Magazine, which caters to animal lovers across the Pacific Northwest. It’s a perfect fit for Tracy because not only is she an animal lover, but she has master’s degrees in primate behavior and journalism. Tracy is also the proud Momma of her three senior cats, two senior horses and special needs dog.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut off the tops of the peppers and clean out the seeds. Boil a pot of water and cook the peppers for 4-5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat a sauté pan with 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Season beef with salt and pepper to taste and sauté till cooked through. Drain excess liquid.