Do you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family? It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live. For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day. Often times…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 26, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays? Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer? During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 25, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments
The rain has been somewhat annoying these past few weeks. Raining a bit even on days when no rain was expected to be in the forecast by weathermen...I never really listened to them anyway. This is FL, rainy season, so I guess it's to be expected.
I love how green it has made my grass, but with the grass getting a drink of water so often, my kids…
Added by Ronda on June 15, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments
Keeping up with this new dieting experience, I had to pick up a few items I kept forgetting to look for. Who knew Walmart and the local grocery stores sold organic food? I know, I know...that's a given. But, I never had an interest in them because I assumed the price would be way to high for my piggy bank. That was definitely true when considering the price of items at the grocery and "real" food grocery stores with the price…Continue
Added by Ronda on May 1, 2013 at 11:26pm — No Comments
My older sister is a juicer / healthy food eating type of girl and I always admired her dedication...and shape...but it's just not me! Those who know me, know I'm not the healthiest eater. I choose to eat what tastes good. I like potatoes, ribs, wings, BBQ sauce and OMG french fries! Things that can be found in the freezer section and other things that will have me sitting back with my pants unbuttoned, uncomfortably full, but…Continue
Added by Ronda on April 11, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Recently, I did a post that included a recipe for homemade Macaroni & Cheese. In that post, I was discussing the backlash that Kraft is receiving because of its refusal to eliminate artificial dyes in their American version of Macaroni & Cheese. The reason I say “American version” is because they have…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 9, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments
As my beloved Chicago Cubs celebrate their Opening Day, I thought I’d talk today about making healthier choices at the ballpark. As a baseball fan and someone who used to work in professional baseball, I can tell you that part of the overall experience is the food and drink. It just isn’t realistic to expect anyone…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Original Content from: Oh, Just Stop Already
Let me preface this recipe that I did NOT make this a CLEAN version. I waited too long to hit up the healthy food store in the next town over so I did the best that I could do with what I could find on a Sunday…
Added by Chelle on March 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Last week, I did a post about the child obesity epidemic in the United States. In that post, the first point I wanted to make is that food is fuel. When you realize that very fact, it becomes easier to make better choices. It’s all about how you view yourself.
If you could buy yourself a brand new car and money was not an option, what kind of car would it be? Visualize that car. Imagine yourself in the driver’s seat. Take in that “new car” smell – actually don’t…Continue
There has been a whole lot in the news lately about Kraft Foods and their boxed macaroni and cheese. And with good reason. Ever wonder what gives the product its golden, “cheesy” color? Artificial dyes my friend. I mean, come on. The “cheese” is a yellow powder that you mix with milk and butter.
But here’s the kicker. Several other countries have banned these artificial dyes and refused to sell any products containing them. So did that mean that these European boys and girls…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Our little guy, Rocco turned 5 on March 10th and being that his latest obsession is hockey & ice-skating, it was only fitting to throw him a hockey/skating themed party!
But here’s the catch. I delivered our 3rd baby boy 2 weeks before his birthday so this party was thrown together last minute! Why…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 22, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
I signed up to bring Fresh Fruit for Roman’s pre-school class and when I showed up with this tray, I had signed up for the WRONG CLASS! Wouldn’t you know, the wrong folder was on the counter at the wrong time when I scribbled our names in for the 21st of March. Thankfully, Roman’s sweet…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 21, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments
If I were to ask the majority of people in my little community what they know about GMO, most of them would probably say “not much”. A few (sadly) would likely say “you mean the car company?” Sure, you chuckle but it’s true. Most people have no clue what a GMO is or why it would be important to them.
So, I decided to put something together for the average Joe that explains what a GMO is and why there’s so much in the news on this subject right now. They say “knowledge is power”,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
It’s no secret that obesity is a problem in the United States. And in spite of the fact that a hunger problem exists as well, our population as a whole eats more and moves less than the citizens of other countries. Sadly, it’s no longer just affecting adults, but children as well. Even though medicine has made huge strides and people, on average, are living longer, it has been said that today’s generation of children and teenagers may not live as long as their parents will. So,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Our little guy, Rocco turned 5 this past Sunday… 5!!! A WHOLE HAND!!! I seriously can’t believe it.
At Rocco’s pre-school, the kids are allowed to bring in a special birthday snack for the class. So, in true ‘I’m going to try to be a crafty mama‘ fashion, I immediately…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 12, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments
I know that my son gets plenty of vitamins because he takes a fantastic supplement and I “hide” vegetables and fruits in just about everything (might have to do a post about that). But when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables in their natural state, it’s all about the “dip”.
He doesn’t like apple slices unless there is peanut butter involved. Forget about carrots if there is no ranch dressing. Salad? Better have some raspberry vinaigrette. I should be glad, I know but I…Continue
When I made the decision, really made the decision, to adopt a greener lifestyle, I had people say to me “I’d love to go green but I can’t afford it.” Have you ever said that? Thought that? If so, I will refrain from telling you what I said in return.
The point is that if you think about it,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
One of the top New Year’s Resolutions has to be along the lines of losing weight, getting fit and eating healthier. We make these resolutions with the very best of intentions but then life gets in the way. Our bosses need us to stay late at the office. The kids get sick. We stress about gathering our tax…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 18, 2013 at 6:51pm — No Comments
My first home cooked meal for my kids in 2013! Yes, finally I have managed to cook a meal for my three kids during this CNY!! (An achievement if you know me by now.... LOL... .)
Early morning I went to the market to get the fresh stuff that I need... fish, meat for soup, green vegetables and for desserts, we had Durians!! Well, each time Aaron comes back to IPOH, he will crave for this King of the Fruits... and he was so happy yesterday when he managed to buy the whole lot of 9…
Added by Reanaclaire on February 17, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
With full and heavy stomach, we eased digestion in Queensball Mall which is just a short distance away from Sungai Dua... we walked around the mall, browsing around and buying nothing.. seriously, nothing was bought that evening.... it was a good sign, at least for my pockets... hahahaa....
Thinking back now, it is indeed a Big surprise that we went back to the hotel empty-handed... Kudos to my girl! What a good girl she is! She didn't buy anything at all.....
Added by Reanaclaire on January 21, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments