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Nutrition Tips

  • Always choose 100% whole grains. 
  • Drinks lots of pure water, and avoid extra calories in sodas and fake juices. 
  • Read labels and avoid HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), MSGs, and anything else you don’t understand icon smile Tips & Resources
  • Eat dark chocolate (70% cocoa) and drink red wine; they are excellent sources of antioxidants and flavonoids. 
  • You can usually cut the sugar amount in half or even substitute for half the amount in honey. 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is nutritious and delicious, Greeks use it for EVERYTHING! 
  • Soak your legumes 24-48 hours for optimal digestion, changing the water too. 
  • Snack on raw fruits and veggies when you need a pick me up! 

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Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

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Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. 
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!
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Peppers with 3 bumps (males) on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps (females) on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
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Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

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To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich, add a couple of
Spoonfuls of Greek yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream; then beat them.
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Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste 
and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.
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Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low
And heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy microwave pizza and you don’t have to heat the whole house for just 1-2 slices in the oven.
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Easy Deviled Eggs:
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal; mash till they are all broken up Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy; squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done – easy clean up.


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Reheating refrigerated bread:
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in 
A microwave next to a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food
 
Moist and help it reheat faster.

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Newspaper weeds away 
Start putting torn newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers,
 
Put layers around the plants, overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not
 get through wet newspapers.

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Broken Glass:
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see easily, if you have an extra slice of bread, this works well too.
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Flexible vacuum:
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel
 roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

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Reducing Static Cling:

Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and … Tada! … Static is gone. 

 

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Measuring Cups:

Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient (peanut butter, honey, etc.) and watch how easily it comes right out.

 

 

 

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Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
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Reopening an envelope:
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside,
Just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily. 

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 Conditioner on Legs.
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when you tried it in your hair.
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Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2 with Apple Cider Vinegar
And 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!


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Get Rid of Ants:
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it ‘home,’ can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
Feel free to email me for any other great tips/advice you cherish as well!
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Hi! My name is Jacquline. Welcome to my blog. I hope you will find some delicious Greek food recipes and enjoy the read along the way! Kali Orexi :)

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