Change of season, change of skincare. With the Fall weather bringing cooler temperatures, the results can be dryer skin. I am so glad to have teamed with to collaborate with AEDIT to bring temps, treatments & research for great skincare. I am in love with their site and the dedication to research they bring to the table.
So goes our motto here at The AEDITION, and, with the hot and humid days of summer behind us, there is no better time to reevaluate what products we’re making room for on our vanities.
Fall’s sweater weather ushers in cooler temps and drier air, which means the lightweight serums and moisturizers you were using to combat summer’s tropical climate may not provide the level of nourishment your skin now needs. Oh, and if you took a break from some of your more sensitizing products (think: retinols, acids, and the like) because you had upped your time in the sun, now could be the time to reach for them again — and atone for those summer skin sins.
So, when it comes to fall skincare, what are the non-negotiables? We went straight to the experts — in this case, the aestheticians and skin specialists that treat some of Hollywood’s most famous faces — to find out their must-have ingredients of the season, why they love them, and how to use them!
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It was a SPOOKatcular day on The Vine today. I always have so much fun trying to come up with some fun food items, drinks & decor for the Show. Today, was especially fun because we made an easy peasy witches brew. It couldn't get any easier! Plus, it tasted so good!
You can watch the full fun episode by clicking here
Witches Brew Recipe
1 Large Stock Pot
1 2 liter Canada Dry Ginger Ale
3 1 liter Green Apple Gatorade
To Make: - Chill the Ginger ale & Gatorade overnight. Pour the Gatorade in the Stockpot. Add in the chilled ginger ale and you will see it bubble quick. I added fun decorative faux ice cubes to my brew to make it more festive. These cute little faux cubes I found on my Amazon. I linked them up in my Weekly Picks at https://www.amazon.com/shop/sweetyellowcornbread They come in a variety of colors. The green were perfect for my witches brew.
I found the witch feet at the local Dollar Tree and picked up the "Boo" straws at Marshall's. This is really simple and makes it fun & festive. And for a #winwin ..............It's delicious!
Adam is always so fun to do segments with. He will dress the part or do anything you ask for him to help you pull of a fun segment. I work full time as the Administrator (Systems & Office) for L. R. Mourning Company. We are General Contractor's who specialize in Restaurant and Commercial Construction. This Segment gave me the perfect opportunity to wear our hard hats & safety goggles. It made it fun and entertaining! Plus, Safety first! Right?
We also demonstrated the easiest fun Halloween treat you can make. The spider eggs are also delicious and so easy. All you need is a large ziplock bag, a bag of oreo cookies and I used dark chocolate almonds for the eggs. YUM! Add some oreo's to your bag and seal. Use an object to chop them up while in the bag and pour into a dish (I found the cute spider basket at the Dollar Tree.) Add in your dark chocolate almonds and you have yourself Spider eggs. I used some graffiti of construction paper spiders to garnish. You can find these or plastic spiders at your local Dollar Store.
There were plenty of fun treats for our party on The Vine. Haystack's, ghost & witch pops, oreo's and so much more! My favorite pumpkin shape was the Rolo Tray. I used gold wrapped Rolo's, candy corn pumpkins, candy corn, m&m's, candy footballs, and carrot cake oreo's for the eyes. This wasn't hard to accomplish and you can see the shape. You just need to get a nice round tray and a little time on your hands. It took a little time to make sure the Rolo's were all on the correct side.
Our complete fun Halloween Segment with all of the food ideas can be viewed on The Vine by clicking here
Take a look at our fun pics below for some other ideas. Be sure and watch both episodes and you can get a better idea to create quick & simple Halloween treats.
My co-worker brought in some Jam that she was busy canning over the last weekend. We popped some biscuits in the old antique oven (Betsy) at work to go along with the Jam.
I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. My favorite jam is Red Plum Jam. I was raised on it and I have brought my kids up loving it. I also have my co-worker's loving it. This Jam, known as the Southerner's Grapes was so good. What was it? It was Scuppernong.
The state fruit of North Carolina, and they named it after North Caroliina's Scuppernon River. That's where the grapes were originally found growing wild. Identified and cultivated in the 17th Century.
“Scuppernong” is a bronze grape that was the first muscadine cultivar. The original mother vine is on Roanoke Island, where it has been growing and producing for several hundred years. Because of its botanical primogeniture, the common name scuppernong entered common usage to refer to any bronze muscadine grape. Botanical correctness dictates that “Scuppernong” should only designate the cultivar and not all color types. While muscadine cultivars cover a spectrum of colorful shades, there are two primary color types -- black (or purple) and bronze.
If you are from the South, at some point you probably had or at least heard of muscadine jam or jelly. The species of grapes are native to the Southern United States. When I was growing up, we had a muscadine bush in the back yard. My mama would love to make jelly out of it. I hear the wine is good as well!
I found a recipe for this wonderful jam: https://www.deepsouthdish.com/2013/09/muscadine-and-scuppernong-jelly.html
It's been a busy last couple of weeks. Fall still not quite in the air in Little Rock. However, we are celebrating regardless of the hot-muggy temps outside.
I had the pleasure of doing a couple of more segments on KTHV11 The Vine's Morning Show again on Friday. This time we focused on bringing in Fall Decor and planning a Fall Brunch. We also introduced a couple of craft ideas that families can do for the Halloween Season.
The main course of the Fall Brunch included Southern Sausage Balls. These are great to make ahead, refrigerate and bake the next morning if you need. The recipe you can find on the website here or on the Vine and see the video. I also added bacon & Canadian bacon for the main meats. I used mild cheddar & sharp cheddar cheese to make the pumpkin cheese. Who said you had to use cookie cutters just for cookies? Make sure your cheese is cold when you cut them out. I used Muenster cheese to make the ghosts. These make your table fun, entertaining and adds a special detail.
I love the Sausage Balls without the cream cheese. You can always use cream cheese as a dipping sauce, or the Smuckers Plum Jam, Raspberry or your favorite syrup. This is a favorite at my office. The sausage balls are excellent served hot or at room temperature.
For fun design elements, add in some real and faux pumpkins in various shapes, sizes and colors. We had a blast decorated the "cuties." Cuties make adorable little pumpkins. All you need is a cutie, and permanent markers. Don't worry, you can still eat them! You peel them off. Draw a cute face and I topped mine with the adorable sunflower toothpicks.
My grazing board contained hard-boiled eggs, fresh tomatoes, cheeses, Canadian Bacon, garlic toast, and red seedless grapes. The other grazing board contained the sausage balls, cheeses and beautiful plums to add in the fall colors to the board.
I had to bring along my two favorite caddy boxes. The white vintage box contained an assortment of pastries. I brought out the favorites of fall to include: orange cranberry bread, pumpkin scones, pumpkin bread, chocolate dipped mini croissants, pecan tarts, and my favorite waffle cookies. I use these light waffle cookies for rehearsal dinners, showers & more. They are so pretty and are really good plain or with your favorite syrup. I find these at TJ Maxx or Marshall's. They usually have them year round.
To top off the wonderful foods and pastries, I added in by favorite red caddy filled with an assortment of nuts, chocolates, candy corn, ghost pops & more. This makes your brunch a real treat. Your guests can make their own candy sacks to take home. You can pick up cute bags at your local Dollar Tree or other stores.
The ghost pops are so easy to make, and a fun craft for all! All you need to go with the tootsie pops is sturdy white napkin (cocktail or dinner) black & orange ribbon, and a black sharpie to draw the eyes. Fold over the tootsie pop with the napkin, tie the ribbons around in a knot & bow. And last, draw the eyes.
Another fun for your brunch is to let your guests take part in decorating the cake. I love the inside/out German Chocolate. It is so good to leave plain and pour on your favorite sauces or syrups. Whether it is pumpkin spice, salted caramel, dark chocolate, or raspberry it makes the cake so delicious and colorful. Be sure and watch the episode where Laura decorated our cake.
The recipe for the cake is here
Fall is the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. Family & friends gathering for meals. Halloween tricks & treats, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. I can't wait to share many ideas with you for the upcoming Season we have planned.
I love peach pie, pudding, cake, etc. I thought that I would make some "southern" peach crepes for a change. We love to eat breakfast for dinner. I know many that have Sunday Supper devoted to breakfast foods.
If you google the definition of crepes, you will find crepes are a thin type of pancake:
A crêpe or crepe is a type of very thin pancake. Crêpes are usually of two types: sweet crêpes and savoury galettes. Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the simplest with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury galettes. Wikipedia
An easy way to make delicious crepes is to take your good ole' fashion buttermilk pancake recipe and add more water. The batter needs to be thinner as it will pour off the spoon easier. I use Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete. Again, add more water.
The key is to drop two tablespoons of unsalted butter in your skillet and heat it. Drop in your batter onto the melted hot pan of butter. Turn down the stove to a medium to high heat. The pancake (i.e. southern crepe) will start to bubble (just like you are cooking pancakes) and be ready to flip. STOP: Before you flip add about two tablespoons of your peach fruit mixture (see recipe below) before you flip the crepe. Use your spatula to fold over the side of the crepe, so that your peach filling will be inside (like a fried pie.)
Flip over and let both sides become golden brown. Remove from heat and top with organic powdered sugar and serve. I did pour warm maple syrup on ours. It was delicious! So, you just made yourself crepes or stuffed pancakes. Basically, the French call them crepes and us southerner's refer to them as stuffed pancakes.
Peach Crepe Filling:
1 can of Peach Pie Filling
1/4 cup dark brown sugar (or light)
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
1 Tablespoon of Organic Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
1/2 cup organic powdered sugar (to use as topping for crepes)
In a mixing bowl combine and mix together all the ingredients except for the butter.
Pour into small skillet on stove top and simmer adding in the butter. Let simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
These were so delicious and so easy to do. They are perfect for a #SundaySupper, brunch or an easy dessert!
Football Season is here! With school back in session, we know that it's time to break out our favorite game attire and get ready for some #football.
Football also means watch parties! It's time to make those delicious appetizers, dips, snacks and desserts! If your family is anything like mine, they don't want to leave the TV when the #Razorbacks are on!
I am so excited that KTHV11 The Vine asked me to come back on for the fun football segment. I have some wonderful decor items, as well as, some great snacks, appetizers, and easy grab foods!
Here's the Links to Part 1 and Part 2 of the Segments -- See how cute the table turned out. Great tips included.
There is no reason to slay over a hot stove or oven all day. Football foods don't have to be a burden. Make them easy and enjoyable. I have put together this adorable galvanized caddy full of some easy and fun snacks.
Football also means #Fall is around the corner. That is my very favorite season. I asked Hannah (my daughter-in-law) what were some of her favorite football snacks. She replied, "pigs-n-blanket," and "chic-fil-a nuggets." Lauren (my daughter) loves pizza. In fact, give her pizza and do-nuts and she is set.
Personally, I love a variety of snacks, mini foods, etc. Here are some good "fall" snacks that are perfect for football watching.
Sweet Yellow Corn Dip (cowboy caviar) - Ingredients are simple - 1 can (drain well) sweet yellow corn, 1 can (drain well) bushes black-eyed peas, 1/2 cup or small handful of chopped white onion, chopped purple onion, chopped avocado. Pre-soak roma tomatoes in Lowry's garlic pepper and then dice. (1 small) mix in with the other ingredients. Add in 1 Tablespoon of Avocado Oil and stir. Cover and place in fridge to chill. I chilled overnight. Top with cooked bacon (tear into bits.) It's delicious and not heavy. It was a big hit at the station today.
The snacking caddy included:
Candy Corn & Frito's --- a favorite fall snack
Nuts, Pretzels & Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Mix
Popcorn Variety - cheese, butter & caramel
Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Granola with Caramel Glazed Pecans
Pumpkin Spice & Espresso M & M's
Homemade Snack Mix - pretzels, Cheetos, nuts & more
Football Shape Cookies - Use a small football cookie cutter. The trick into making great football shaped cookies is to bake your cookie dough in a pie plate. Be sure and spray the pie plate, bake dough @ 350 Degrees for approx 25-30 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool. Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes. I was able to get a dozen cookies out of each pie.
Cookie ingredients -
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
6 Tablespoons of sugar
3/4 cup of packed brown sugar (I use dark brown)
1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 Teaspoon of Pink Himalayan Salt
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda (make sure and use new baking soda) If your baking soda gets old and is left not completely sealed, your cookies will not rise as well.
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Egg (room temperature)
1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 cup of Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips combined
In mixer - mix the butter, sugars & vanilla until mixed together. Fold in egg, vanilla and chocolate chips. Mix until creamed together. Then fold in your dry ingredients and mix until creamy. Place dough in fridge and chill for 30 minutes. Take out and spread evenly in your pie plate. Bake at 350 for approx 25-30 minutes until cookies are golden.
All of these are easy to make. It won't break your budget, and they will be a hit! I call it my "snack station. Put together some of your favorites in a cute caddy and you are set to go. Another great win is you can never go wrong if you do a "grazing board." I find any excuse for those. All my family, coworkers & friends love a good "grazing" board.
Get your home ready for fall with a fun Razorback door hanger. This adorable hanger was made by my new friend Erin Chism of Southern Timber. Be sure and check out her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Southern-Timber. She can customize colors and has a variety of #Southern home decor. These adorable signs will make perfect upcoming #Christmas gifts.
If you need special printing done or want to make a poster size schedule like mine be sure at check out my friends at Arkansas Blue Print. Arkansas Blue Print has been doing our printing for many years. They are equipped to handle large size Architectural prints and more! They always bring by the #SEC game schedules every year as a treat for their customers. They were more than happy to make the Extra Large size for me to hang and use on the segment.
Have some #fun at your watch parties with these cute #football stress balls I found on Amazon. Hopefully, this will help reduce the stress if the game is going quite your way. I also found the cute football suckers on #Amazon as well.
Bottom Line - Don't stress about game nights or watch party events. Have fun and enjoy! Most of the snacks that I used for the segment can be made ahead of time. Make them ahead and store them in an air tight bag or one of my favorite sustainable bags. They are Eco friendly and can be used over and over ....... You can find all these items on my Amazon Store at https://www.amazon.com/shop/sweetyellowcornbread
I can't believe today is back to school. It doesn't seem right to start school in the severe heat. The heat index are topping out in the low-mid 100's today in #littlerock. It was already feeling like 90 degrees this morning at around 8:30 when I arrived at KTHV11's station for the morning show "The Vine."
This is my third appearance and fifth segment. It is getting a little easier each time. Today, it was so hot and I had so much to tote, I thought I was going to pass out.
Today's first segment was getting your "homework station" ready for your kids, young adults, and yourself! I found an easy way to keep up with all the markers, colors, glue, scissors, etc. I found an old box and I re-purposed and stained it. It is like an old "coke box." This box contained many compartments and was perfect for my large assortment of supplies and necessities. P.S. This would also work great for a craft box to keep up with craft supplies, jewelry supplies, etc.
This year I am trying to focus more on "sustainable" products. We need to revert back to times when there wasn't so much plastic and paper bags, etc. I found these great little bags that comes in all sizes, shapes and designs. They are perfect to store your school snacks and lunch treats. You can put them in the fridge overnight and they will help keep your food items cool through lunch.
My friends at Bizz have great "Bento" boxes that are also great for portion control and food storage. These can be placed in the fridge, freezer or microwave. You can also put them in the dishwasher. You can purchase them on my #Amazon store at https://www.amazon.com/shop/sweetyellowcornbread
Be sure and try and use products that you can reuse or re purpose. Anything we can do to help Earth and our environment around us is a #winwin.
If you have college daughters, they will love the beautiful #katespade boxes that you can pickup at your local TJMaxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods. These beautiful boxes come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes and designs. They make great photo boxes or can be used for any type of storage. They also make make your closet shelves look amazing! I use them as gift boxes for Christmas, Bridal Showers, as well as, Birthdays.
Watch the Episode Here - on alternative sandwiches. Use apples for bread. Yes, apples! They are great and your kids will love them! I used green apples to make club sandwiches with them. Slice the apples in rounds. Load the middle with Canadian bacon, bacon, lettuce, tomato, etc. Just like you would a traditional club. Leave off the dressings. The apple will give you the juice and sweet taste. This will help cut down on calories and extra sugars.
I used red apples for the Peanut Butter sandwiches. Who doesn't like apples & peanut butter? YUM! P.S. Leave off the Sugary Jellies...........................................you don't need them.
Also, pack the peanut butter cups to be used for dippers. Pretzels, Bananas, Apples, etc. are fun to dip in the peanut butter and are delicious! The Peanut Butter is perfect to give you the protein energy boost to get you through the day.
Be sure and watch the episode to see how cute these turned out.
If you need some great decorations for your classroom or buy your teacher some gifts. Lark & Jill is the perfect place to pick up custom door hangers, paintings and more! My friend Larkin made the wonderful pencil door hanger for me. Lark & Jill is located in Painted Tree West Little Rock on Chenal Parkway.
Need custom cookies made for your teachers? Birthdays? Holidays? or just because? Be sure and check out my friend Beth's Facebook Page - Extra Sweet. Extra Sweet Bakery can customize cookies, pies, cakes and more.
I hope each of you having a great upcoming school year. Let it be less stressful by organizing & doing some meal planning upfront. Get your kids involved and let them have fun making the apple & various alternate sandwiches. They will love filling the little bags with treats and packing them.
Adults like fun bags of treats as well! Set up your grazing board with a variety of meats, fruits, veggies, cheeses. You will see how fun it is for the kids or adults to pick from the board.
I love Peanut Butter. I love to just dig my spoon in my creamy Jiff and eat it right off the spoon. You can give me peanut butter on a banana, apples, vanilla wafers, crackers, and the list just goes on and on.
I generally add Peanut Butter to my favorite homemade granola recipes. I love a good soft peanut butter cookie. Who doesn't love Peanut Butter? I guess those who have the nut allergy. I have a terrible strawberry allergy. That is bad enough, I can't imagine having a peanut allergy.
Did you know that eating Peanut Butter has a whole lot of benefits towards your health?
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, peanut butter, is a healthy food that is full of nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, monounsaturated fatty acids, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, sodium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, copper, iron, and zinc. Peanuts contain no saturated fats and can be consumed on a regular basis. They only contain unsaturated fats. This is good news for people who fear to gain weight by consuming peanuts. Peanuts actually help you to lose weight! Other great benefits include:
Suppresses Hunger For Weight Loss
Eating peanuts and peanut butter helps control hunger without leading to weight gain. #winwin
Heart Health - Your heart loves Peanuts
Studies found peanuts lowered the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.
Lowers Colon Cancer
Eating peanuts and peanut butter may reduce colon cancer in women.
Helps Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Impairment
Boy, I really need to eat more peanut butter for this. Peanuts are one of the highest foods that is rich in niacin. Studies found that those getting the most niacin from foods were 70 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. #winwin
Peanut butter has protein as well as potassium — which lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It also contains fiber for your bowel health, healthy fats, magnesium to fortify your bones and muscles, Vitamin E and antioxidants.
It's about time someone said fat and healthy at the same time! All of the fat in peanut butter is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. A study found that insulin-resistant adults who ate a diet high in mono-saturated fat had less belly fat than people who ate more carbohydrates or saturated fat. Therefore, eating peanuts can reduce the risk of diabetes according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Lowers Cholesterol Levels
A 2016 research paper published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology has revealed that peanuts are an excellent source of compounds like resveratrol, phenolic acids, flavonoids and phytosterols that completely stop the absorption of cholesterol from the diet. The fat content in peanut butter is almost equal to that of the fats found in olive oil. It contains both polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. As these fats are not saturated, they are good to consume without putting the heart at any risk. The unsaturated fats in peanut butter help to lower bad cholesterol levels (low-density lipoprotein) and promote the circulation of good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein).
A Perfect Bedtime Snack!
Eating peanut butter before sleeping helps to build muscles and helps to give you a good night sleep. Peanut butter has tryptophan amino acid that helps to release serotonin hormones in the body. Serotonin helps to keep the brain healthy and provides better sleep. This alone should make you go stick that big spoon inside that peanut butter jar!
Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Balls --- A great source of Peanut Butter and lots of nutrients
These peanut butter no bake energy balls require only one bowl, eight ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands-on preparation
It’s all about Cucumbers!
According to Science: the cucumber is a fruit
By this definition, a cucumber is a fruit. It develops from the flower of the cucumber plant and contains the seeds. This also means that lots of other “vegetables” are also fruits: beans, peppers, pumpkins, peas, and of course, tomatoes.
How many of us have put cucumbers on our eyes? Our grandmothers, mothers, friends, and TV commercials have told us how to keep those eye wrinkles down. However, there are many other great benefits by adding that extra cucumber to your salad. You can also try eating cucumbers as your base for your favorite appetizers in lieu of bread or toast. This makes a great appetizer. Not only will it reduce your calorie intake, cucumbers will help keep you hydrated, while reducing inflammation, increasing your overall brain health, and many other great benefits.
Bad Breath? No Problem! Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth. Fiber and water-rich vegetables like cucumbers can boost your mouth's saliva production, which in turn helps wash away the bacteria that cause the odor in the mouth.
Flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory substances, and tannin in cucumbers have both been shown to limit the release of free radicals in the body and to reduce pain.
Cucumber are a good source of vitamin K: One cup contains 22 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. This vitamin is essential for bone health, as low vitamin K intakes have been associated with a higher risk for bone fracture. Vitamin K is also important for improving calcium absorption in the bones.
Cucumbers are rich in water, and their skin contains insoluble fiber. Both water and fiber help food to move through the digestive tract quicker and more easily, helping prevent constipation
Cucumbers are very low in calories (16 calories per cup) and they also contain fiber in the skin. And foods that contain fiber can help maintain a healthy weight.
There is a reason why cucumbers are used in skin care: They have been shown to be effective as a potential anti-wrinkle agent in cosmetic products, protecting our skin form the effects of aging.
How many of us have put cucumber slices in our eyes? It is one of the most common veggies used for wrinkles around the eyes.
Cucumbers are 95.2 percent water, which means that a 5-ounce serving contains 4.8 ounces or 150 ml water. That's already about 26 percent of your daily water intake through food. Add cucumbers to your iced water and you will have a refreshing drink. You can also purchase a variety of cucumber waters at your local Fresh Market or other favorite grocery store.
Cucumbers contain potassium (152mg per cup), which can help lower blood pressure. A review of the best studies conducted on potassium intake showed that a higher intake "is associated with lower rates of stroke and might also reduce the risk of total cardiovascular disease."
Less than 2 percent of U.S. adults consume the recommended 4,700 mg potassium per day, eating cucumbers is an easy way to start increasing your potassium consumption.
Improve Brain Health
An anti-inflammatory substance called fisetin is present in cucumbers, as well as strawberries and grapes.
Cucumbers can help lower the inflammatory response in the body. They contain polyphenols called lignans, which can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
Cucumber Snack Recipe - Easy and Delicious
This little snack will give you many health benefits by eating the cumbers along with Avocado Oil Benefits.
1 large Cucumber
Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1-2 Teaspoons of Avocado Oil
Kraft Mozzarella/Parmesan Cheese
Slice the cucumbers. Top with Lowry's Garlic Pepper ( I use 3-4 good shakes all over the sliced cucumbers) and then top with 1-2 teaspoons of Avocado Oil. Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of the Kraft Mozzarella/Parmesan Cheese on top and serve. I like to chill mine for about 30 minutes.
These cucumbers make a great snack for your grazing or (charcuterie) board. They also are perfect to use as your base instead of crackers or toast.
I am continuing my Health Benefit series with the top fruit for a healthy lifestyle. When I was young my mama would often give me this fruit. Naturally a little sour, she would sprinkle just a dab of sugar on it to get me to eat it.
This particular fruit is good for weight loss, helps balance your sugar, and it even will help reduce your cholesterol. Do you have enough clues to know which fruit I am speaking of?
It is the grapefruit. Studies by Healthy Living state that the grapefruit is one of the healthiest citrus fruits.Eating grapefruit has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and help prevent kidney stones, along with balancing your insulin levels and help with weight loss! #winwin
Try eating grapefruit with breakfast. If you eat in as part of your brunch it isn't so as sour. Also, make a point in trying to get your kids to eat as they are young. If kids and adults can eat the Sour Patch candies, they should be able to handle a little grapefruit. This sweet and sour fruit is rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber. It is one of the healthiest of the citrus family of fruits you can eat.
Grapefruit has more water than almost any other fruit. The grapefruit is 92% water, giving it one of the highest water contents of any fruit. That makes it good for overall health.
About 20% of your daily fluid intake actually comes from food. So add some grapefruit to get closer to your daily H2O goal and choose the heavier of two fruits of equal size: It has more juice. It's one of Healthy Living's 30 foods under 40 calories (39 calories in one half!) and 30 summer snacks under 100 calories . It's a great choice if you want to boost your intake of high nutrient, low calorie foods.
WARNING! Be cautious eating grapefruit while taking certain medications. Be sure and note any warnings on your medicine bottles.
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