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New Year’s Resolution
It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping! Start making your resolutions realistic; there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year. Especially incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life.
Make resolutions that you can keep! For instance, if your goal is to eat healthier, replace dessert with something else you enjoy, like fruit or yogurt.
TALK ABOUT IT:
Share your experiences with family and friends. Post it on social media and tell people so you can hold yourself accountable. SPEAK IT INTO EXISTENCE!
DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP:
Perfection will not happen. Minor steps are attainable. Do not give up completely because you ate one cookie!
Christmas Is Slowly Approaching!
You are probably wondering when is the best time to go holiday shopping. If you are looking for a less stressful in-store experience, you may want to reevaluate your shopping schedule! According to Foursquare, different days of the week are more popular than others for retail stores. That means there are slow days that shoppers can take advantage of. Of course, we all know that malls and stores are more hectic on a weekend afternoon than on a weekday morning. We do not need a report to tell us that! LOL!
Monday, Thursday & Friday!
Here are some of Foursquare’s key findings according to the foot traffic it analyzed:
- Monday around noon is the best time to buy cosmetics, while Monday evening is the best time to go in-store to purchase clothing, jewelry, candy, and liquor.
- Thursday is the quietest day at bookstores, as well as the best day to purchase beer and to go to the hardware store.
- On Friday, visit big box retailers during the day, and toy stores in the evening. Also, get your weekly grocery shopping out of the way; Friday night is when grocery stores are most empty.
- Sunday can also be a pretty chill day to shop — if you’re checking out department stores and arts and crafts stores. On Sunday morning, consider the discount stores, and in the evening hit up the electronics stores.
Ready for Thanksgiving?!
Wondering what the most popular traditional foods are for Thanksgiving? Keep on reading!
1. TURKEY! Thanksgiving would not be the same without your big turkey!
2. Stuffing… What is a turkey without stuffing?
3. Mashed Potatoes. Yes the one that melts in your mouth!
4. Gravy. Cannot have mash potatoes without gravy!
5. Cranberry sauce
7. Green Bean Casserole
8. Candied YAMS! Yes, the sweet ones.
Sometimes we forget to be thankful on a regular basis. Thanksgiving is a day when we eat a lot of food and appreciate all of our loved ones. ENJOY!
End of Summer Healthy Foods
It is the end of the summer! It’s time to get out those grills and start making healthy foods! Let us know if these foods satisfied your hunger this summer J
Also, let us know if you enjoyed them!
· Tomato, Basil & Spinach Risotto
· Summer Veggie Pasta Skillet
· Strawberry Angel Food Cake Jars
· Peach Caprese Salad
· Grilled Thai Beef Salad
Happy July 4th!
Who is ready for the holiday? America will be celebrating another birthday. How exciting! This federal holiday has been around since 1961. If you are in charge of all the cooking, here are some recipes to take a look at:
Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Halloumi
· salt and pepper
· 1 medium eggplant, sliced 1/4 inch thick
· 8 slices bread
· 8 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4 inch thick
· 2 roasted red peppers, cut into 4 slices
· 2 cups salad greens
· 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
· 4 tablespoons basil pesto
· 1/2 lemon, juice
1. Lightly brush the eggplant and bread with oil and season the eggplant with salt and pepper.
2. Grill the eggplant over medium high heat until tender, about 2-4 minutes per side.
3. Lightly grill the bread and haloumi on both sides and then hit the halloumi with the lemon juice.
4. Assemble the sandwiches and enjoy!
WARM CABBAGE SLAW
· 1/2 medium onion
· 1 medium carrot, peeled
· 4 cups (1 L) thinly sliced green cabbage (about 1/4 medium head0
· 1/4 cup (50 mL) cider vinegar
· 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) canola oil
· 2 tsp (10 mL) caraway seeds
· 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
· 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt and ground black pepper
1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-low heat.
Mexican corn on the cob
· 12 ears corn, husks and silk removed
· 1/2 cup (125 mL) light mayonnaise
· 1 cup (250 mL) finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
· 1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice
· 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cayenne pepper
· 1/4 cup (50 mL) snipped fresh cilantro
1. Bring 8 qt. (7.6 L) of water to a boil in . Trim ends from ears of corn. Carefully add corn to boiling water. Bring water back to a boil; cover, turn off heat and let stand 10-12 minutes. (Corn can be held in Stockpot until ready to serve.)