You may find pitas at the local bakery thrift store for as little as $1 a bag, so you can stock your freezer with a good supply for making pita chips anytime.…
Food & Recipes
You won’t believe how quickly you can throw together this easy homemade doughnut recipe, mostly with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. You can use other types of biscuits, but Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk work really well. I haven’t had good experiences with the low-fat varieties of biscuit rolls. I’ve been told these donuts are as good as Krispy Kreme’s, which is high praise around here.…
This fantastic chicken marinade recipe is extremely easy to throw together and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. It should work for various low carb and low fat eating plans, too, including the Dukan Diet.
- 2 tsp bottled minced garlic
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
Mix together the marinade ingredients and then coat chicken liberally in the marinade.…
Ever wonder if you could make your own detergent, spice mixes, or anything else? Here are some of the easiest things to put together in just a few minutes with easy-to-find ingredients, many of which you probably already have on hand.
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Hair Detangler Spray
Make your own detangler spray with directions courtesy of RainingHotCoupons.com.…
Monthly subscription boxes seem to have popped up all over the place, and Conscious Box offers their own interesting take on the concept – a monthly collection of natural, non-GMO products.
Conscious Box describes their boxes as a “curated selection of food, home, bath and body products” and offers three monthly options – classic, vegan or gluten free. They also sell two price tiers of boxes, the Taster for around $7 a month and the Plus box for $16.95.…
You can make your own Chili’s salsa copycat recipe at home with common, inexpensive ingredients. It’s also an option for a low sugar, gluten free salsa without spending a bunch of money.
- 2 10.5 oz cans tomatoes with green chilies, cilantro and lime (Rotel brand works well)
- 1-2 tablespoons canned jalapeños, diced (not the kind that’s pickled in a jar)
- 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 3/4 tsp bottled minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
Mix all of the ingredients together and chill for a couple of hours.…
Sodastream provided me with a demo soda making kit along with an array of flavoring bottles in return for an honest evaluation, and my family absolutely loves it. Here are several reasons you’d enjoy having one, too.
- You can help the environment by using fewer bottles and cans, many of which still end up in landfills. According to the EPA, 32 million tons of plastic waste were generated in 2012.
This homemade taco seasoning mix recipe lets you make low carb, low salt or gluten free taco seasoning on the cheap, using spices you probably already have on hand.
You can pick up many common spices for a buck at the dollar store and sometimes on sale for a dollar at CVS. Just make sure none of the spices have added gluten if you’re looking to make a gluten free taco seasoning mix.…
If you have trouble getting your kid to eat breakfast, you’re not alone, but you have reason for concern. Studies have consistently shown that eating breakfast helps kids maintain a healthy body weight, perform better at school and have fewer discipline and attention problems.
Here are a few options for getting a morning meal into your reluctant breakfast eater.
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Looking for another dinner option for a low-carb eating plan such as the Dukan Diet? This super easy crustless quiche recipe takes only a few minutes to make and doesn’t call for any unusual ingredients. You can pick up some Velveeta shreds at your local Walmart Super Center, or use another low-fat shredded cheese instead.
- 6 oz ham (cooked), cut into cubes or strips (roughly 1 1/4 cups)
- 3/4 cup frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
- 2 oz Velveeta shreds, queso blanco or mozzarella
- 2 oz Velveeta shreds, original or cheddar
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper, or more to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F.