Meal planning and cooking ahead of time is one of the best ways to save time and money in the kitchen, while also allowing you to enjoy healthy made-from-scratch meals. It's also one of the best ways to help out a friend or a family member during a time of need, such as with a birth or a death in the family, an illness or an injury, or even just to say thanks! Here is a great list of delicious and healthy vegetarian meals that everyone will enjoy.
There have been a lot of great hockey players over the years, but only a select few have managed to become legendary, larger-than-life cultural icons. Every player on this list had an outstanding career full of remarkable achievements, but there must be one that can be considered the best of all-time. Who do you think it is?
A controversial topic with a simple answer... Legalize Marriage for Everyone!
We all love a good bargain and the convenience of online shopping. Or maybe you prefer long strolls through virtual aisles of clothing and homegoods. Everything from groceries to your next vehicle can be purchased online and delivered right to your door. These sites are the best if you like finding quality merchandise for bargain prices.
Baby-led weaning is the simple concept of introducing solid foods to your baby in its whole state, rather than spoon-feeding as a puree. The idea is to teach baby about eating and self regulation through the exploration of the colors, textures, and flavors of food. As a baby becomes naturally less dependent on exclusively breastfeeding, he simultaneously becomes more interested in food. This is a natural progression when babies are allowed to explore with their food. A baby who is allowed to self-feed will also never over eat, hence creating healthy eating habits for life. This is in lieu of the concept of "clean your plate" (despite a full belly), which is ingrained in so many of us adults, stemming from childhood.
Baby-led weaning is simple. It requires no pureeing or spoon-feeding, and usually very little preparation. Simply feed your baby healthy fruits and vegetables, prepared the way you would eat them, cut to suitable finger-food size. As your baby grows, branch out into healthy food combinations, and add a larger variety of foods such as grains and meats in addition to fruits and veggies. Just as we should be limiting our salt intake, limit salt for your little ones, but don't be afraid to experiment with flavors and even spices!
When getting started early on with baby-led weaning, it is usually advised to avoid highly acidic or seedy foods such citrus, strawberries, or kiwi which can be tough on digestion for little babies. Also take care and use caution if your family has known food allergies. There are so many good choices to start with. Here are just a few suggestions to give you ideas!
This list is meant to be a continuation of Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Choose To Breast Feed Your Baby
Whether we like it or not, the majority of us tend to fall into what's "trendy". Of course, some of us figure out ways to make the trends more original or unique to our own personality, but there is still the underlying fact that it all began with a certain trend.
The year of 2010 brought us many trends that will surely move on into 2011, if not further. Trends such as Twitter, jeggings and Silly Bandz. Let's review them and vote on which of the trends we feel we've personally followed the closest, shall we?
Whole grains are all the rage in natural food stores:
There are so many different kinds of whole grains grown all around the world and many of us have only tried whole wheat. Here is a list of some of the best-known and most nutritious whole grains that you can find in grocery or health food stores. Expand your grain horizon and try a new grain this week!
Are you still thiristing for one last can of Surge? You are not alone! The discontinuation of a soda is just as likely to spark grassroots activism as any political issue.
Here is a list of the greatest of the fallen sodas.
Coconut oil may already be in your home as a cooking oil but did you know that it can also be used topically for skin and hair care? Coconut oil can help with everything from soothing a dry scalp, providing the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair to helpng skin ailments like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
Below are 10 uses for coconut oil. Coconut oil is available refined and unrefined. All references below are referring to unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil which still retains the beneficial fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Which one of these imaginary characters/creatures do you most wish were really real?