How to power up your health with a banana

…How-to Tuesday…

Did you start off your Tuesday with a banana?  Are you in the grocery store 3x a week stocking up on bananas, looking for the yellow banana [no black spots].  My twelve year old can take down three, four, and sometimes 5 non-spotted bananas a day.  Is that where all his energy comes from?  Every kitchen should be stocked with this yellow fruit.  The taste will not appeal to all [do not understand why not] as my daughter is not willing to take the daily banana challenge.  Sneaking a banana in a smoothie works well.

How to get your health benefits from eating bananas everyday

How to get your health benefits from eating bananas everyday

How many bananas to you eat everyday?

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How to use Apple’s offline reading list on your iPad or iPhone


..How-to Tuesday..

Apple’s offline reading list comes in handy when you know you’ll be in a situation where you won’t have access to the internet.  Especially if your iPad is wifi only and there’s no service.  The IOS 6 feature is available on iPhone 4 and iPad 2 and later.  Save and read full web pages later with no internet connection.

STEP 1

Open Safari and browse an article you’d like to save for offline reading

How to use apples reading list to read offline on iPad and iPhones

STEP 2

Tap on the bottom navigation bar and press the sharing button

How to use apples reading list to read offline on iPad and iPhones

STEP 3

Press “add to reading list”, your article is now saved for offline reading

How to use apples reading list to read offline on iPad and iPhones

STEP 4

To access the article, tap on the navigation bar in safari & press on the bookmarks icon.

How to use apples reading list to read offline on iPad and iPhones

STEP 5

Tap on the reading glasses, and your article will be in the list below.  Tap on your article and enjoy your read!

How to use apples reading list to read offline on iPad and iPhones

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How to make blueberry syrup

…How-to Tuesday…

Plump juicy blueberries are a summertime staple.  The prices at your local grocer, or farm are irresistible.  My kitchen is stocked with these fresh blueberries, yet sometimes they start to get a little mushy.  Don’t throw them away, they can be used for pies, cobblers, and even some syrup to top your pancakes or ice cream.  Get your kids involved in the kitchen and have them help you with preparing some scrumptious blueberry dishes for the family.  Mmmm, the smell of pancakes from the griddle but no syrup to top them.  We simmered up some blueberries & within minutes our pancakes were whole!

How to Make blueberry Syrup

How to make blueberry syrup

How to make blueberry syrup

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How junk food is marketed to your children

How to Tuesday

Junk food television advertisements have grown 3.8% over the past five years.

They have had huge successes marketing their campaigns to our children.  It is estimated to be a $34.6 billion business by the end of this year.

For example the U.S. Food & Beverage spends $1.79 billion a year marketing to our youth.

$1 billion marketed at 2 to 11 year olds, and the rest towards 12 to 17 year olds.  72% of that money is spent on marketing carbonated beverages, cereals, and fast food.

How to avoid marketing unhealthy snacks to our youth

These ads are influencing our children’s food choices, purchase requests, and consumption patterns.  I know for a fact the marketing infiltrates within my household  I use these moments to promote healthy education.  I do feel we (adults) form consumption patterns for our children, we have the buying power and we fill the shopping carts.

How unhealthy snacks are marketed to your children

The snack food and beverage companies won’t divulge this information to us, we need to be smart consumers and

STAND UP FOR OUR KIDS HEALTH

How to return to Paris

How-to Tuesday

Paris is the city of love

 Seal your love so you will once again find your way back!

Step One

Stroll your way to the Pont des Arts Footbridge in the heart of Paris

Locks of Love Bridge Paris

 

Step 2

Purchase your lock from a local vendor who will supply you with a sharpie to engrave your lock

Locks of Love Paris Bridge

Step 3

Seal your love for eternity

Locks of Love Paris Bridge seal your love

Step 4

Throw one key into the Seine River 

(safe keep the other key)

Locks of Love Paris Bridge seal your love

 

Return to the city of love and reconnect

 

 

 

How to clean your oral equipment with baking soda

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[retainers]   [night guards]   [sports mouth guards]

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[baking soda]

How to clean your oral equipment with baking soda

1. Place your device in a shallow bowl

2. Add luke warm water and 2tsp. baking soda

3. Use a toothbrush to scrub the device and run under cold water

 The baking soda will go to work by loosening any food particles and neutralizing odor

How to infuse your cucumber, mint and lemon into ice cubes

How-To Tuesday

Burst some flavor in your water without all the sugar.  Bring your spa experience home with you.

CUCUMBER +  LEMON ZEST  +  MINT   =   INFUSED ICE CUBES

How to make a cucumber, mint, lemon zest infused ice cube

Add a slice of cucumber, lemon zest, and mint to each square

DIY your cucumber, mint, lemon ice cubes

Add water to the ice cube tray

How to make a cucumber, mint, lemon zest infused ice cube

Set in freezer overnight

How to make a cucumber, mint, lemon zest infused ice cube

Add to your water & enjoy the flavor of healthy!

How to make a cucumber, mint, lemon zest infused ice cube

Fill your ice cube with your favorite fruits for a fruit infusion!

No time for ice cubes, try a Detox Water!