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How to Make Water Kefir

A few months ago I started getting interested in probiotics.  Probiotics are good bacteria that are essential to your health.  Probiotics can help balance your gut flora, which in turn can help keep you healthy and even reduce allergies.  A lot of people turn to yogurt for probiotics, but I didn’t want to ingest so much dairy so I knew I had to find a good source of probiotics that didn’t involve dairy.  I looked into commercial probiotics (Bio-kult was the best commercial probiotic I could find) but they are more expensive than I thought I’d like to spend. I did some research and came across something called water kefir. What is Water Kefir? Water kefir is a probiotic drink that is made with water kefir grains. To get started, you do have to invest in good quality water kefir grains. I bought mine from the source above.  Water kefir is fermented for a few days, which allows the good bacteria to populate in the sugar water solution.  Water kefir allows you to introduce your gut to different strains of […]

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Ways to Use up Eggs

We like to buy our organic eggs from Costco.  They come in a two dozen pack and cost us less per egg than shopping at a store like Kroger.  The only downfalls about buying eggs from Costco is that they come in a plastic package and sometimes it seems as though two dozen eggs is just a little excessive.  I’ve had to come up with some creative ways to use up eggs every once in awhile, and I thought I’d share my tips with you! -Scramble an egg in a bowl.  Before you wash your hair, spread the egg over your hair evenly.  It will help condition your hair and add shine.  Wash with your normal shampoo as normal. -Make egg salad sandwiches.  Hard boil your eggs, chop them up into small pieces, and mix with mayonnaise, celery, onion, salt and pepper, and any other ingredients you’d like to add.  You can eat it like that or spread it on bread to make the egg salad sandwiches. -Hard boil eggs and eat them as a snack.  Eggs contain omega 3 […]

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Mr. Money and I have very different views when it comes to grocery shopping.  He thinks it saves us more money on groceries when we stop by the grocery store every day and pick up the items we need to make dinner that night.  I think we save more money on groceries when we make a meal plan and go shopping once a week, or once every two weeks.  I know that I’m an impulse shopper and he sometimes is too, so I think it makes more sense if we limit our shopping trips. Every Day Grocery Shopping I will admit stopping at the grocery store every day can help save money on groceries.  Sometimes it feels like we buy produce and it goes bad before we eat it, so that’s money wasted.  If we went grocery shopping every day, that would not be an issue because we’d be buying the freshest ingredients for the meals that we want to make that day.  The down side?  The impulse shopping.  I’ve seen some of the receipts from when Mr. Money has […]

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