Stop Wasting Food And Money – A Crash Course

Town & Country Gardening

Wasting food and money
American families spend as much as $2,275.00 every year on food that is ‘Wasted’. Food that goes into your garbage can that is perfectly good food.

party-food-trayStart by taking a look at your current grocery shopping, meal planning, and eating habits. Save a lot of cash and eat healthier foods. First ‘Stop’ eating out or ordering in meals more than two(2) times a month. You will save a ton of money and eat healthier foods cooking and eating your homemade meals.
Eating out or ordering in meals should be a special event. Not how you feed your family 7 days a week!

Save your unused vegetable parts in freezer bags for making homemade vegetable stocks. Save Carrot tops and tips, Mushroom stems, Celery tops and tough rib bottoms, Broccoli stems, Cabbage cores, Potato peelings, tomato parts, squash ends and peelings, turnip parts and peelings and such…

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Eggs or Egg Whites: Which is the Healthy Choice?

Eggs or Egg Whites: Which is the Healthy Choice?

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They’re affordable. They’re available widely in organic form. They’re versatile. They’re nutritious and protein-packed.

Eggs have all the traits of a perfect food, but we can’t agree on one thing about them. Should we eat them whole or with the yolks removed?

The knee-jerk answer has been, for years, to eat the egg white. If you dig further into the issue, though, it becomes apparent that there may be more benefits to eating whole eggs than we think.

One popular argument against yolks is tied to cholesterol content. Each eggs packs a mighty 200 mg of cholesterol, but this number is misleading. Remember, there is “good” cholesterol (HDL) and “bad” cholesterol (LDL). Researchers at the University of Connecticut concluded that eggs actually improve HDL. Harvard researchers agreed, concluding that daily egg consumption in healthy individuals doesn’t increase risk of coronary heart disease.

Another core argument for removing the…

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Healthy Banana, Pumpkin Protein Muffins

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Yum! These healthy, banana pumpkin protein muffins were amazing. I am definitely getting excited for pumpkin everything. The best part is you don’t have to feel guilty about eating this treats because they are flourless, butterless, and don’t contained refined sugars.

Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients:
– 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
– 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
– 1/2 cup of almond butter
– 1 banana
– 1 whole egg
– 1 egg white
– 3-4 tbsp. organic maple syrup
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
– Dash of nutmeg
– 1/2 tsp. baking powder
– Dash of sea salt

Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Bake at 350 degrees Celsius for about 18 minutes or until a fork/tooth pick inserted inside comes out clean.

healthy pumpkin muffins

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Cold-Pressed Juice: Should It Be Your New Main Squeeze?

Cold-Pressed Juice: Should It Be Your New Main Squeeze?

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One of the big new health crazes that’s popping up in juice bars and coffeehouses across the country: cold-pressed juice. These juices tout a multitude of benefits such as detox and cleansing, immunity boosting, superior nutrition, “live enzymes” and weight loss. Cold-Pressed juice has really become the darling of the natural health industry – and it looks to continue with its momentum.

Consumers continue to line up to devour these drinks even at the significant cost. It is the that hefty premium ($12 per bottle some places) that has kept many people from giving it a try.

Closeup of Fresh Red Beet Juice

Kate Geagan, an award winning dietician and author broke down cold-pressed juices, Enjoy!

The Basics: What Is It?

Like the coffee bar, the juice category now has an entirely unique vocabulary that’s sprouted up around it. Here’s a quick primer:

  • Traditional juice: Found in the grocery store or other outlets, traditional juice is…

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