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Fridge Staples 101: 6 Tips for Stocking Your Refrigerator For Healthy…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Linda WilliamsFor those striving to live a long and fruitful life, maintaining healthy habits and behaviors is essential to fulfilling your goal. Alongside engaging in physical activity, keeping a solid sleep schedule, and avoiding inhibiting substances, a key piece of health and wellness is a nutritious, balanced diet. You may not want to swap out that second cookie for a bowl of greens, but ultimately your body and mind will thank you. That said, the road to a nutrient-rich, wholesome diet requires detailed planning, especially if you’re looking for long-term results. One way to ensure you’re always locked and loaded in the health food department is by stocking your refrigerator with nutrient-rich staples. That way, you’ll have your favorite snack at the ready and can avoid last-minute scrambles to the grocery store. Before you head to the store with your list of essentials, consider splurging on a fridge equipped with ample space to accommodate your healthy lifestyle. High-quality models like these enable you to customize shelving to maximize space and will keep your food fresh longer. With your fridge availability in mind, read on for five tips for a perfectly stocked fridge.Storing fruits and vegetables While fresh fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients, they tend to perish quickly if not stored correctly. Thankfully, most refrigerators have designated drawers that help regulate humidity levels so your produce can stay fresh for longer. For foods that ripen quickly, like apples or avocados, set your drawer to a low-humidity setting, and for fast-wilting produce, like lettuce and herbs, increase humidity as needed. Keep protein on handWhen stocking your fridge for nutrient-rich meals, protein should be at the forefront. However, keeping protein fresh before you have time to whip up a meal can be challenging. Luckily, meats store well in the freezer and preserve for months. That said, thawing protein takes time, and sometimes you need quick and easy, which is why stocking up on eggs is a must for any health enthusiast. Eggs pair well with nearly any meal, are easy to prepare and are long-lasting in the refrigerator. Simply add a potato, vegetable, or slice of whole wheat bread, and you have a hearty, healthy meal. Dairy productsIt’s common practice to keep your milk in the door of your fridge, and although convenient, it may not be the best spot for dairy longevity. Instead, try keeping your dairy products near the back towards cool, dry spaces to keep cow’s milk, cheeses, and butter at peak quality. Additionally, check the product’s ‘best by’ date and keep an eye out for funky smells or odd coloration to determine its freshness.Carry a few drink optionsWhen it comes to eating a balanced diet, monitoring your water intake is critical. However, spicing up your drink options can keep meals interesting, and in some cases, act as a substitute for smaller meals and snacks. Make sure you stock up on meal replacement drinks, like smoothies and protein, shakes, natural juices for a sweet retreat, and a jug of fresh citrus water for added nutrients. Remember the snacksWhen building your grocery list, it’s easy to focus on your main meals and forget healthy snacks. Although it would be wise to avoid overly processed treats and sugary sweets, keeping quick fixes like overnight oats, pre-cut fruit, and string cheese on hand can tide you over between meals. Plus, they’re easy to grab on the go during busy mornings or mid-afternoon breaks. Simply place snacks in a bin towards the front of your fridge for easy access. Wrapping upWhen it comes to perfecting your weekly fridge restock, purchasing fresh produce, quick-prep proteins, and nutritious snack options are essential to maintain a healthy diet. Don’t be afraid to switch things up depending on which foods you gravitate towards most often. Linda Williams is a University of Illinois at Chicago alumnus who has nurtured a successful career as a legal secretary over the last 20+ years, supporting some of the most esteemed attorneys in Chicago. When she’s not writing legal documents at lightning speeds or developing her personal writing portfolio, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful children — especially her new granddaughter! According to Williams, “nothing sparks joy quite like quality time with family, a good book, and opportunities to find your creative voice.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Ello Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img TAGSdairyDrinksFruitsGoalsHabitshealthHealthy LivingIdeasOptionsProteinRefrigeratorSnackstipsVegetables Previous articleDuke Energy makes it easier for residents to report street and area light outagesNext articleAwesome Hobbies to Try Out if You Haven’t Already Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Sherwood wants the best of Benteke

first_imgAston Villa boss Tim Sherwood challenged Christian Benteke to fire himself back to form and throw the matchball in his doubters’ faces. The misfiring striker has scored just three times this season with Villa second bottom of the Barclays Premier League ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newcastle. Villa are the lowest scoring team in the top flight having hit just 13 goals in 26 games this season. Press Associationcenter_img Benteke has contributed just two of those and Sherwood threw down the gauntlet to the Belgium hitman ahead of their trip to the north-east. “I want to see him take the matchball with a hat-trick and throw it back in people’s faces,” he said. “Teams should be scared of him. They’ve got memories like me. I remember him terrorising defenders. We need to get him back to that. He’s only young. “We don’t want to try to patronise him, we want to try to tell him some home truths, ‘you were one of the best strikers in the country and everybody wanted you, Aston Villa didn’t want to sell you and now we need to get you back to that.’ It’s in there. It’s not a flash in the pan, it’s embedded into him. “He scores one in two. He’s a prolific goalscorer and we need to help him. The rest of the group need to help him – but we need to find goals from other areas as well.” Villa lost Sherwood’s first game 2-1 at home to Stoke last weekend, their sixth successive defeat, leaving them in the bottom three on goal difference. Sherwood insisted, though, he needs time to improve Villa after their season of struggle under ex-boss Paul Lambert. He said: “I dwell on it because I’m always mulling over the game, could we have done anything differently? “I beat myself up about it. If I put it into perspective, after a couple of days in training, I haven’t come in here with a magic wand. “No one expected that. It’s going to be difficult, it’s going to be a work in progress and the more time I have on the training field with the guys the more confidence I have we can turn this position around.” last_img read more

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Top 5 takeaways from 49ers joint practice with Broncos

first_imgENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A mostly civil practice unfolded on the Denver Broncos practice fields Friday as the 49ers made their first visit since 2016. Here are the top takeaways from the two-hour session:Offensive line concernsAn injury-riddled training camp has another apparent casualty: Mike Person, the  starting right guard. After participating throughout practice, Person emerged from the 49ers locker room on crutches with an orthopedic boot on his left foot, and he was driven away by a cart.San …last_img read more

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Ohio Suspends Its Renewable Energy Targets

first_imgOhio lawmakers have passed legislation that puts on hold requirements that utilities gradually increase the amount of renewable sources in their energy mix. The measure, which the governor is likely to sign, gives a study commission two years to look into the issue.Backers of the bill objected to renewable portfolio standards requiring utilities to purchase 25% of their power from renewable sources (including nuclear) sources by 2025.Opponents said the portfolio standards would make electricity more expensive and argued that renewable sources of energy should compete on their own with fossil fuels.The bill doesn’t do away with renewable energy requirements altogether, only puts them on hold. According to a report posted at, the renewable energy targets will resume in two years unless lawmakers come up with another approach.A San Francisco-based group called SCRECTrade, among others, opposed the bill and said the actual cost to Ohio ratepayers for the renewable portfolio standards would be less than $5 per household per year, reported.The original law was passed in 2008.last_img read more

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Unnao accident case: CBI searches residence of expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, other accused

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation on August 4 conducted searches on the premises of expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and others in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the truck-car collision in which Unnao rape survivor was seriously injured along with her lawyer. Her two aunts were killed.According to the agency, the searches were carried out at 17 locations in Unnao, Lucknow, Banda and Fatehpur. The CBI has named Mr. Sengar and nine others in the FIR and taken over probe from the Uttar Pradesh Police into the truck-car collision.Also read: Despite the outrage, Unnao bats for rape-accused Kuldeep Singh SengarThe incident took place on July 30 when the victim, her relatives and the lawyer were on their way to meet her uncle, who is lodged in a Rai Bareli jail in a separate case.The CBI has constituted a special team, comprising 25 officials and six forensic experts, for the investigation. The Supreme Court had earlier directed the agency to sum up the probe within a week. If necessary, it can take one more week. The officials have examined the scene of alleged crime.Following an outrage by the Opposition parties over the incident, the BJP expelled Mr. Sengar from the party earlier this week.last_img read more

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Kolkata couple to watch ninth football World Cup in a row

first_imgFootball is a passion for the city couple Pannalal (81) and Chaitali (71), which has taken them to eight World Cups previously and the 2014 Brazil edition will be no exception either, though this could be their last.It all began in 1982 when the football-crazy couple, who live in a narrow bylane at Kidderpore in the south-western part of the city, when they spent one summer at their friend’s place in London and decided to go to Spain to watch the World Cup.”Such was the excitement that we have not been able to miss any World Cup since then,” the Chatterjees, who leave Kolkata on June 17, said.The next time around their fervour reached a different height after witnessing the Diego Maradona’s hand of God goal and bumping into Pele, two of their fondest memories till date.”It’s difficult to explain in words how much we love the sport,” the Chatterjees, who have been to Mexico, Italy, then America, the fifth was France, then Germany, then Japan-Korea, then South Africa and now Brazil, he added.A former Kolkata Port Trust employee, Pannalal gets a small pension of about Rs 7,500 and have a saree business as they save money every month to meet their expenses every four years.The couple say they always take the Tricolour with them and keep them flying high, but regret they feel embarrassed when curious spectators ask them when India will play football.”We have no answer to their queries… But we tell them we are proud Indians and have come here to watch the World Cup,” Pannalal said.advertisementArdent supporters of Brazil, it will be a dream come true for them to witness the extravaganza this time.”Brazil is the the Mecca of football. This was our only wish to watch World Cup in Brazil. We don’t know whether we will be able to go the next time,” he added.last_img read more

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New Online Courses To Create Safer Sporting Environments

first_imgTwo new interactive training courses are now available online to help create safer, fairer and more inclusive environments for all people involved in sport. The Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) course and Complaint Handling course have been developed through the Play by the Rules partnership and complement the existing ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Discrimination and Harassment’ modules which are also available online.“Member Protection Information Officers are an important resource in sport,” Australian Sports Commission Chief Executive Officer, Simon Hollingsworth said.“They are responsible for providing information and support in regards to a person’s rights, responsibilities and options when a complaint or concern is raised in any sports environment.“This new training package will ensure that the knowledge and expertise required for this role is fully supported and maintained.”The MPIO course features seven online modules: MPIO Introduction, The MPIO Role, Complaint Resolution Procedures, Member Protection and the Law, Child Protection, Harassment and Discrimination and Ethical and Practical Considerations.The course also includes a three-hour face-to-face workshop, which will be delivered through state/territory departments of sport and recreation. The online and face-to-face components of the course are free.The Complaint Handling course features more specific information about the complaints process, including how to mediate and investigate complaints.Play by the Rules Co-chairs, Craig Martin and Helen Szoke, said: “These courses will not only assist sport to manage and resolve member issues and concerns, its greatest value will be in the development of expertise that can promote and create a positive club/sport culture for current and future members.”All of the courses have been developed in consultation with sports experts who work in these areas. They are succinct, user-friendly and feature case studies, practical scenarios and incorporate the latest interactive technology.For more information, please click on the following link to be directed to the Integrity in Sport section of the Australia Sports Commission’s website: Related LinksNew Online Courseslast_img read more

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10 months agoEx-West Ham defender Collins rips up Aston Villa deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-West Ham defender Collins rips up Aston Villa dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer West Ham defender James Collins has ripped up his contract at Aston Villa.The Mirror says Collins has ripped up a £50,000 contract at Aston Villa after injuring himself just an hour after signing it.Unattached former Welsh international defender Collins has been training with Championship Villa this term after leaving West Ham.Dean Smith tabled a short-term deal worth around £10,000-a-week until the end of January to secure experience and cover at the back.But Collins went out to train later that morning and promptly injured his calf.The star, frustrated with himself, then trooped back inside Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground and tore up the paperwork. last_img read more

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10 months agoMan City midfielder Sterling: Liverpool ideal for Salah

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Sterling: Liverpool ideal for Salahby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling isn’t surprised by the success of Mohamed Salah at Liverpool.Sterling says former club Liverpool is the ideal stage for the Egyptian.Speaking with 360 Sport, Sterling said: “I’m not surprised (by how well Salah’s done).“He’s gone to Liverpool and it’s clicked for him.”Every player has a moment when they are good, very good and then it clicks. He’s been exceptional.”But it’s about how you maintain it – and he’s maintained that perfectly and that’s a credit to him.” last_img read more