Kale Bouquet

…because real flower bouquets are just too darn pricey?

kale bouquet Kale Bouquet

This thang right here is versatile. Not only does it look pretty on a table, it’ll save you from using up space in the fridge before you ultimately shove the kale into your stomach.

When you bring your kale home, cut about 1-2 inches off the bottom and place your kale bouquet in a vase with water, same as you would a bunch of flowers. As you get hungry for healthy greens, break a few pieces of kale off your bouquet to cook it up, add to raw salad or for baking up some tasty kale chips.

I’ve found the kale bouquet to stay fresh longer in the vase than it does squashed into your fridge. And it’s so darn pretty! It’ll last about 4 days before the “flowers” begin to wilt.

Happy kale eatin!

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Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

This is not diet food (gasp!). This is nowhere near clean eats (appalling!). This is fun food, ya’ll. Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats is tiny indulgence because you’re gonna cut yourself a small square instead of a gigantic one. Right?
pumpkin pie rice krispy Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 10.5 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 pinches each of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  • Brown butter in large pot until dark golden brown. Watch the pot carefully and be sure not to burn the butter.
  • Remove from heat and add entire bag of marshmallows. Quickly stir as it melts.
  • Add sea salt and pumpkin puree. Continue stirring.
  • Add the Rice Krispies. Keep stirring.
  • Add nutmeg, clove and cinnamon spices. Use a little of each at first, then taste. Add more, if necessary, until you achieve desired level of spice-flavors.
  • Pour mixture into 8×8 pan or similar size, then press firmly with wax paper.
  • Put in fridge for approximately 10 minutes to allow mixture to set.
  • ENJOY!

Important Note: Due to the addition of the pumpkin puree, these treats will be slightly less crisp than traditional Rice Krispie Treats.

Greedy Baby loved these treats and absolutely enjoyed the twist of festive pumpkin spices. Now go make your own. ((burp))

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15 Healthy Food Hacks to Lose Weight Faster

om-Nom-NOM! Food hacks are tasty. Food hacks go down real smoove into the tummy. Chew on these food hacks.

food hacks 15 Healthy Food Hacks to Lose Weight Faster

1. This first hack is downright ancient, yet super-effective: Create a meal plan before you shop. Stick to your grocery list of ingredients and don’t go down the snack aisle unless you have pre-planned, sensible greediness to indulge in.

2. Buy a store-roasted whole chicken (already cooked) and portion it out for a few days of eating in salads, sammiches or wraps.

3. Cook a batch of 5-6 boiled eggs all at once. Use them during the week for salads and snack time. Baked sweet potatoes, brown rice and stir fry veggies also do well when cooked in batches for the week. Go on, make your life easier.

4. Portion out healthy snacks (such as cashews or carrots) into baggies for snacking on the go. Dried organic fruit snacks and beef jerky are also dang-tasty on the go!

5. Pre-plan your moments of greediness by appointing them for a certain day. It will give you something tasty to look forward to and help to eradicate impulsive snacking.

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Bacon and Eggs Trick That Saves On Calories

Dear Bacon Lovers who want to inhale bacony goodness while still losing weight… I have a gift for you in the form of a simple trick. This trick will save you time and cut calories. But you will still enjoy all the bacon grandeur your stomach lusts for.

THE TRICK: Grab yourself a package of high quality bacon bits. Hormel Crumbled Bacon is a fantastic one. Before you flip your eggs in the pan (I always use my Lodge Cast Iron Griddle Bacon and Eggs Trick That Saves On Calories), sprinkle on the bits in a portion that’s just right for you.

healthy bacon and eggs Bacon and Eggs Trick That Saves On Calories

This will cause your eggs to become pregnant with bacon. With each bite you take, you will be getting a bacon and eggs fusion that will make your taste buds explode into the heavenlies. There is no dealing with the cooking-time to fry bacon slices. You won’t be dealing with any bacon grease either.

hormel crumbled bacon Bacon and Eggs Trick That Saves On Calories

This trick will bring you many chewing moments of bacon-splendor while keeping you on track with your fitness goals due to the smaller, yet satisfying portion of bacon. I cooked my eggs a longer so the yolk was semi-runny.

bacon eggs Bacon and Eggs Trick That Saves On Calories

EXTRA BONUS POINTS! For all the ladies out there, try this bacon trick on a man. He will be intrigued and mystified by the sheer genius of your cooking prowess.

If this trick tickles your fancy, be sure to check out the Jalapenos Eggs trick. BOOM!

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Supply List for Emergency Preparedness

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If you’ve been following me for a while you know how strongly I feel about emergency preparedness. Being prepared goes hand in hand with maintaining your health. It doesn’t matter how far you can run or how many burpees you can bust out if you don’t have your health. In light of this Ebola craziness or other things that might be done the line, I’ve put together an emergency preparedness list for you. Please give serious consideration to the items on this list in any type of widespread emergency for the protection of yourself and your family. 

The pandemic supplies listed here cover situations ranging from minor disturbances in your daily life, all the way up to worst case scenarios where assistance is prolonged or help is NOT on the way due to a total interruption of public services, such as police, fire, ambulance, doctor, medication, etc. Also included are supply suggestions to cover a disruption in other critical services such as grocery stores, electricity, clean water running through your pipes, gasoline, etc.

**scroll down to the end of this post for a print-friendly version of the list

NON-PERISHABLE FOODS / FOODS WITH LONG SHELF LIFE

  • Powered milk*
  • White rice* (brown rice goes rancid quicker)
  • Oatmeal*
  • Flour*
  • Beans*
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned goods
  • Canned butter
  • Powered eggs
  • Cheese dipped in red wax Supply List for Emergency Preparedness (no refrigeration needed)
  • Freeze dried meats Supply List for Emergency Preparedness (very expensive but has 15-year shelf life)
  • Sugar, salt and other spices
  • Baby formula, baby food, etc.

*Recommend storage using mylar bags Supply List for Emergency Preparedness and/or sealed with Foodsaver Supply List for Emergency Preparedness with an oxygen absorber Supply List for Emergency Preparedness inside.

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