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Super Simple Ways to Clean Your BBQ Without a Bristle Brush

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Some of you may have heard about the recent push for BBQ lovers to stop using bristle brushes for cleanup. CBC had a segment about this during their afternoon show Here and Now. They even published an article about it. It seems that while bristle brushes are a fantastic way to thoroughly clean left over food debris from the grill, they pose a real health hazard. There have been numerous instances of tiny bristles coming loose and sticking to foods placed on the grill. Unfortunately, some of these bristles have become lodged in throats and other critical parts of the body. Continue reading

5 Quick Tips For Dining Out With Kids

Now that you have little ones in your life there may be times when it feels like some of the things you used to enjoy are out of reach.  At least for now.  Activities such as dining out with your spouse, family or friends might seem a little daunting when you consider the temperament of kids.  Restaurants have lots of interesting new things for them to see and the urge to explore might be too much for them to overcome.  And we shouldn’t expect them to, after all, exploring is how they learn.  Fortunately, the activities you loved to indulge in before becoming a parent don’t have to be out of reach.  Through trial and error I’ve learned what works personally and share these key learnings with you below.  Consider using some of these options the next time you dine out.  Our lives don’t have to change drastically when we have little ones in tow, we just have to get a little creative and adjust accordingly.

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5 Ways To Increase Your Water Intake

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We’ve all heard about the importance of adequate water intake. Since the body weight of an average adult is made up of 60-70% of water, it’s key to stay hydrated to ensure the continued normal functioning of the various systems within our bodies.

There’s no hard and fast rule as to how much water we need but ensuring that you avoid dehydration is key. However, having a general intake goal in mind doesn’t hurt. Women can aim for between 8 – 10 cups (2 litres) of water each day.

Reaching for a glass of water is by far the quickest and easiest way to stay hydrated (plus zero calories!). Keeping a water bottle with you at all times is quick and easy. In addition to water, there are a number of ways to ensure you meet your water intake needs. Various foods and drinks contain adequate amounts to ensure you remain hydrated and healthy.

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Mommy and Me Pizza Recipe

DinnerI’ve been blessed with a daughter who is definitely not a fussy eater.  Mind you, she does have her favourite meals but she’s willing to try new things.  This is especially true when she’s involved in the preparation of meals.  I enjoy spending time in the kitchen with her, seeing me prepare meals encourages her and she actively asks to help.  To ensure that she can participate in meal prep, we make simple meals together once a week.  One of our favourites is “homemade” pizza (“homemade” because I buy the dough vs. make my own).  I’m going to tell myself that its healthier than ordering out!  The main benefit I find with this activity is it’s a great bonding exercise.  I can explain each step to her along the way and she feels confident knowing that she had a hand in making a meal that day.

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