• Quick Dinner Ideas are the Key to Lasting Weight Loss

    People today are busier than ever. Between family and work obligations, healthy eating and home cooked meals are often the first to go. People settle for fast food, processed food, and ready to eat options because they take very little time or energy. However, they are also unhealthy, make you feel sluggish, and even more tired, which creates a vicious cycle of unhealthy eating, fatigue, and the inability to feel motivated.

    This type of lifestyle also causes a number of health problems including weight gain, high blood pressure due to the high levels of sodium in processed food, and high cholesterol due to the high levels of fat and calories. Trying to lose weight while on this cycle is virtually impossible. You cannot lose weight while also filling yourself with foods that are overly processed and weighed down with unhealthy fats and carbs.

    Research shows that people are ordering food on a regular basis. Nearly all Americans are eating far more than the recommend amount of Continue Reading

  • Are You Using Paper Plates for Your Holiday Celebration This Year?

    It seems like a bit of a Christmas miracle.
    For the first time in your 30 years of marriage you are hosting your husband’s entire family for Christmas. You keep saying that you will believe it when you see it, but for the first time your mother in law and her husband, as well as your two brother in laws and their families are driving the two hours to your home. Scheduled for the Sunday before Christmas, your two daughters are more excited to be the hosting family. Your husband has purchases individual hot soup containers, white disposable coffee cups, and all of the necessary paper products for easy clean up.
    You have planned to make reuben soup, chili, and a vegetable stew. One of the families is bringing a large sandwich that will serve the crowd, and everyone is bring a dessert or appetizer to share. In the past, the family Christmas celebration was always hosted at Grandma’s house. About five years ago, one your husband’s brothers started hosting, but for all of those years Continue Reading

  • Three Reasons You Need To Add Micro Greens To Your Diet

    If there’s one activity Americans love doing quite often, it’s eating out. Going out to dinner can take the stress out of cooking, be part of an enjoyable night out and give customers a chance to try a new neighborhood restaurant.

    According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, households with incomes of $100,000 or higher are responsible for 36 percent of the total spending on food away from home. Additionally, the average fine dining cost per person in the U.S. amounts to $28.55.

    As elegant as fine dining can be, there are also many benefits to eating at home and eating healthy. One eating trend that has caught on in recent years is micro greens. They’ve been around for 20-30 years and micro greens are a tiny form (seedlings) of edible greens produced from very young vegetables, herbs and other plants.

    For those wanting to improve their health, organic micro greens can be used in almost anything. You can sneak micro greens in a smoothie, pile organic micro green Continue Reading

  • Want A Rustic Look In Your Home? Consider Reclaimed Wood

    If you want rustic wood siding on your home, consider the benefits of reclaimed wood siding. The durability and style is something that can’t be found with modern options. Reclaimed wood is becoming more and more popular for furniture options, but it can also add a unique touch to walls inside and outside of homes. The benefits of natural reclaimed wood are something worth considering.

    • Eco-Friendly. One of the largest benefits of using reclaimed wood is that it is essentially recycling. Wood from old structures is repurposed for new use, and the style is eye catching. However, since you are using wood that’s already been utilized, there is no need to chop down additional trees. If you are conscious of your environmental footprint, this can definitely be a huge plus.
    • Durable. While you might not think of wood harvested from old buildings as being more durable that newly chopped down wood, it actually has much more durability. R Continue Reading
  • Taking A Look At Opportunities For Ethical Wood Consumption In The United States

    Here in the United States, wood is everywhere we look. Our homes are made from the stuff and our floors covered with it. Specialty wood products about and it would be hard to go through even just one day without using any type of wood product at all. Many prospective home owners (more than half of them, as a matter of fact) would actually even pay more for any home that incorporated elements of hardwood flooring throughout, and wood itself contributes an important design factor to many parts of the home.

    And wood can be found outside of the home as well, from round wood table tops in wood restaurant tables to wood siding in doctor’s offices. Wood is a necessary part of many of our structures. Without the use of wood, the world would be likely to look like a very different place indeed.

    But the use of wood is not always ideal, at least not in the ways that we use it. While up to 30% of the entirety of our planet is actually currently covered by forests, this is something that Continue Reading

  • Getting the Right Coffee Accessories

    Today, coffee stand as one of the most popular drinks in the entire world, alongside beer, wine, and tea, and around the world, there is a strong market for not only coffee itself, but also for coffee accessories, ranging from paper cups to lids to wholesale paper coffee cups and more. Often, the drinkers of coffee are business professionals who need a convenient and disposable way to carry their drink while commuting, and these containers should be leak-proof and should have lids or other features to both prevent spills and to keep the coffee hot inside. Many coffee vendors big and small may offer such coffee accessories, and these accessories can also be useful for those who brew coffee at home, and most of all, employees at a company may share costs and responsibility of buying coffee accessories from wooden coffee stirrers to sugar and cream packets for the coffee machine in the break room, and this can be a convenient way for any office worker to get their coffee fix for the day.
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  • How Many Times a Week Does Your Family Eat Salads?

    Lunch planning these last two weeks has been a real challenge. And while preparing a meal for your daughter who is a pescetarian is often a challenge, the recent recall of romaine lettuce has made things even more difficult. With only 35 minutes for high school lunch, your youngest daughter is following the tradition of her older sister and bring friends home for lunch. This time around, however, you are navigating the difficulties of preparing two separate meals every day. Even when you come up with meatless options for the rest of her friends, your daughter simply wants to eat an avocado and a salad.
    When the grocery stores had to pull all of the romaine lettuce earlier this month, however, you were forced to get very creative. Fortunately, your local grocer sells a number of organic micro greens. You had not used them in the past, but they served a purpose as you were making salads on the days when your daughter still wanted to eat salads for her noon meal.
    Adding Organic Continue Reading

  • How Used Reefer Units Help Small Companies Grow

    What Is A Reefer Trailer?


    A reefer trailer is a refrigerated trailer that is attached to a semi-truck to transport perishable items. The cooling within reefers are achieved by applying certain principles of physics that allow refrigeration to be possible.

    Why Buying Reefer Units Wholesale Is Best

    A reefer unit is imperative to meeting the rising demand for perishable foods, such as fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood. The economic growth certain areas of the world are experiencing is brought about by the consistent urbanization in developing regions and countries that account for changing lifestyles, usually starting first and foremost with foods. Picture this, Dionysus’s parents have moved him and his little sister, Demeter to a rural, developing town in Arizona—food was historically locally-grown but the town’s population is experiencing a sudden increase of families, and the region’s natural resources are becoming scarce. The town de Continue Reading

  • What would you need to consider to open a gelto/ice cream shop?

    Have you ever thought about what it would be like to own an ice cream or gelato store or food truck? What would you need besides the initial investment and how much work would need to be put into the business? With every business you get out of it what you put in but these are some basic ideas of what you will need to get started.

    When thinking of gelato supplies your main focus should be on making and creating a delicious product that can be enjoyed by all. Once you have found the perfect recipes and flavours you can choose how you plan to store and serve your ice cream or gelato. Many people love heading to the store fronts that have multiple tubs of frozen desert like an ice cream buffet to choose from. It makes for a great family outing and with the right gelato supplies you can create any setup you desire.

    If you decide to go with a brick and mortar store you can choose to have many types of products to serve your gelato to your customers. Everything from edible bowls, i Continue Reading

  • Which Alcohol Can I Give As A Christmas Gift?

    The holidays are coming up fast and it is time to start thinking about everyone on your Christmas list. Have you thought about giving the gift of a great alcoholic beverage before but decided not to because you had no idea how to select the right one? People can be fussy but a gift is a gift and it will be appreciated no matter what you get. For the most part people will be happy you just remembered to get them something. So how do you go about choosing the right wine, beer or spirits for gift giving?

    Think about who you are buying for. If your buying booze for a college student your best bet is to get them some hand crafted local beer. Millions of breweries have begun creating new and creative mixtures with their hops to bring unique flavors you can’t find anywhere. 12% of the beer industry is created by small craft breweries. Most college students won’t have a true appreciation for that distinct dark red wine you had at your last cocktail party so keep it fun and simple. If all Continue Reading

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