A red and white checked cloth, a wicker basket and…wait a second. What are you going to pack for your picnic now that the cheese and crackers you used to snack on before your meal, as well as the deli sandwiches and coleslaw that were your main course, are no longer on the menu? Now that you’re a full-fledged Paleoista, it’s hardly going to be hot dogs on buns with baked beans and macaroni salad!
Dogs don’t sweat. You already knew this? Good. Then we can skip the biology lesson. But if you already know this then you also know that summertime can be dangerous and possibly life threatening to your family’s furry loved one. From heat safety to healthy grooming, make sure your pet is cared for and comfortable all summer long with these five summer safety tips for dogs: Read more →
Q. During summer, I find that I lose my healthy glow. What can I do to keep my skin looking young and radiant all season long?
Dr. Linda Miles D. O. M. responds:
It’s true, the combination of summer sun exposure and aging can wreak havoc on your skin. First and foremost, nourishing and protecting skin from the sultry, summer sun and dry, warm air is essential for a healthy, radiant complexion. While this can be challenging during summer, antioxidants are here for your rescue.
So you’ve decided to try quinoa. What can you do with it? A better question might be—what can’t you do with it?! Quinoa is a versatile grain-like “seed” that cooks up light and fluffy, with a slightly nutty, mild flavor. It can be used just like rice, as a side dish or combined with other ingredients to create a pilaf or even a main course. I like to make a couple of cups at a time and use my cooked quinoa in various recipes throughout the week. Here are a few of my favorites.
Nothing beats the heat like a tall glass of ice water. Except maybe ice water with a little lemon twist. It’s the perfect drink for hot summer days, when those high temps trigger greater fluid loss from your body. Did you know that lemons are loaded with electrolytes? Or that the juice from half a lemon contains only six calories? So say goodbye to overpriced, artificially flavored sports drinks and get squeezing!
Silky-smooth legs: they’re so worth it this time of year. But summer is short—do you really want to waste hours over the course of the season dragging a razor up and down your calves just to look good in a pair of shorts? Wouldn’t that time be better spent—oh, I don’t know—poolside with a frozen slushy drink in hand?
We all know that fresh fruits and veggies are the very best choice when it comes to snacks for our little ones. As much as you really want to spent hours cutting kiwis into prefect little flowers and carving wild animal figures out of bananas, you live in the real world. Quick, convenient and healthy are the magic trifecta of kid snacks. As you zip through the house packing lunches for summer camp or preparing for a long Saturday at the soccer field, you need something simple to get everyone out the door.
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