Could Social Media Food Posts Be Ruining Our Health?

In the U.S., more than 10,000 people reach the retirement age of 65 each day -- and given the growing population, that number will also increase in the coming years. It's understandable that you might want to do everything you can to adopt healthy habits while you're still young. You could potentially stave off a chronic health condition or maintain a healthy weight just by making small changes in your youth. But considering how social-media-obsessed young people are these days, it's important to consider whether the visually appetizing food trends we see on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat are helping or hurting those endeavors. In other words: could these platforms be negatively impacting our diet, even if the food depicted seems nutritious? Facebook has approximately 1.97 billion … [Read more...]

The 7 Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight

What if we told you that you could lose weight by eating? That would not make a lot of sense right? Usually, it is our eating that creates a problem with our weight later. But I am not talking about eating whatever you can get your hands on. I am talking about eating seven foods that have been considered to have the ability to help you lose that extra weight and get ready for the beginning of summer.  Remember, I do not offer you any magic tricks, we simply offer you a way to improve your diet and lose some weight by including the following foods in your everyday diet. The 7 foods that will help you lose weight Cruciferous Vegetables – In the group of cruciferous vegetables, you can find cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.  All of them contain a high level of … [Read more...]

Just Eat It

  Just Eat It by victoriamason  I probably say those exact words more than once a day when I'm dealing with my kids.  While I like to cook I often dread making family meals because in a family five with three kids under ten years old you just can't please everyone. And when this time of year rolls around with extra holiday activities and festivities I find that we eat out more and more.  Finding a place that satisfies us all is our next hurdle. Where to Go Source: ElCactus Facebook page We break it down into a category and go from there.  Am I meeting a friend for a girls night?  Then Bistro Du Coin is a good spot.  Is it date night? Mintwood Place offers up some deliciously good American fare that is sure to please both H and I.  Maybe we are meeting a group and kids may or … [Read more...]

Summer-Inspired Cocktails

This summer, in our new place, has meant spending time in my favorite space, our porch. You can find us out there any time of day, but the best is in the evening when it is time to rehash the day and unwind. A little summer-inspired cocktail or two makes it even better. Recently we added a new set of spirits to our bar from Kobrand Wine & Spirits.  Alizé Passion Gold and Bleu, each infused with premium French vodka and the all natural flavors of exotic passion fruit.  We prefer the Gold version over the Bleu, which has a mix of cherry, a spicy ginger and passion fruit.  I always find it fun to serve up something new whether it is just us alone experimenting or hosting friends for cocktail hour, something we try and schedule each month with different friends. Using the Alizé … [Read more...]