Thrifty Thursday – Free Meal!

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That’s right! We have the scoop on a free meal! This Saturday, June 28th, you can get a free meal of fish and fries at any Long John Silvers location. No purchase necessary! So head on down to your nearest Long John Silvers and have a meal on them! It’s only from 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. so don’t miss it. For additional free items, join their coupon club.  Right now they have a free drink offer when you text “fish” to 41522.  Read more about heir special offer and their free meal this weekend at: http://www.ljsilvers.com

 

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Tip Tuesday – Flight Information

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Do you have a flight coming up? Maybe you have a guest coming into town? We have a great tip for tracking those flights. Did you know that you can type any flight number into google and it will tell you exactly where that plane is? You can see departure and arrival time, and check for any delays!

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Food Friday – Homemade Vitamin Water

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Do you want to quit drinking soda but want a healthy delicious alternative? We’ve got the answer for you! Kate Wasilwski has some great summer drinks that you’ll love. Head on over to her page for more great posts.

Here are the recipes.

1) The classical : lemon/cucumber:
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

2) The granite : Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3) The digestive : Fennel/citrus
First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

4) The antiOX : Blackberry/Sage
Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

5) WATERmelon : watermelon/Rosemary
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

6) The exotic : Pineapple/Mint
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

7) The traditional : Apple/cinnamon
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea
In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.

Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Thrifty Thursday – Hands Off!

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We have a great money saving tip for you today. It’s called “Hands Off”. If you touch an items while shopping, you are much more likely to buy it! Recalling past shopping trips, this fact holds true. So next time you are out browsing or even want to keep to your grocery list just remember, “you touch it, you bought it”. Prevent unwanted spending and stick to your lists!

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Tip Tuesday – Public Speaking

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Do you have a presentation coming up? Maybe you are just speaking at a school function? Whether it’s a eulogy or wedding toast, people get the nervous. You could forget a line or lose track of your notes. Try keeping a bottle of water near you. If you lose your place or need a moment, take a sip of your water. No one will know you have forgotten what you’re going to say!

 

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Are you Pregnant? Got Questions?

Are you pregnant?  If this is your first baby we’re sure you have a lot of questions. Intermountain Health Care has put together some Q&A’s for you new moms-to-be! 

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So you’re pregnant (and yes, home tests are quite accurate). If you’re like most first-time parents, you’re probably excited but also a bit nervous. You probably also have a lot of questions. There is no such thing as a dumb question, especially for first-time parents. Check out the answers to common questions I get asked by first-time moms.

 

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You’ll have a safer and more fulfilling pregnancy if you work together with your doctor or midwife to achieve everyone’s goal of a healthy baby and mom. So, write your questions down and bring a list so everyone involved can work together as a team.

Here are a few answers to some common early pregnancy questions:

Surviving Morning Sickness

Nausea, exhaustion and breast tenderness/swelling are the most common symptoms and typically start about a month after your last period. Nausea and exhaustion usually last six to eight weeks and are managed by eating frequent small meals, avoiding bothersome odors, and resting as needed. Sometimes medications or IV fluids are needed to avoid dehydration, so you should have a visit with your obstetrician around eight weeks from the start of your last period to assess and help you manage the nausea. Breast swelling and/or tenderness continues throughout pregnancy and on into breastfeeding, so make sure your bra supports you well for optimum comfort.

Eating Right

 

A healthy diet in pregnancy is a balanced diet with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You need about 1,200 mg of calcium per day, and one 8-ounce dairy portion provides 300mg. If you don’t get 4 portions of dairy per day, you may need a supplement. You should also take a daily prenatal vitamin (non-prescription are fine) if your nausea allows. Nausea may make these recommendations hard to follow, so eat whatever sounds best to your stomach, wait on the calcium and take a regular multivitamin until the nausea improves.

Avoid foods where there is a risk for infection, such as raw seafood, unpasteurized milk and ‘mystery” meats like hotdogs and some deli meats. Mercury can be a concern if you eat a lot of large “top of the food-chain” fish, but shellfish, salmon, and canned tuna (one can per week) are fine.

Taking Medicine

 

Medications are used cautiously during pregnancy, but don’t stop your current medications without talking to your healthcare provider. If you or your provider have questions about which medications you can safely take during pregnancy or while nursing, the Pregnancy Risk Line is a Utah agency and great resource with a phone number that’s easy to remember: (801) FAT-BABY. Doctors vary a bit in their opinions of medications, but most consider acetaminophen (Tylenol), antihistamines (Benadryl, Claritin), and over-the-counter cold medicines to be safe.

Staying Fit

 

Physical activity can be continued or gradually started during pregnancy, unless instructed otherwise by your provider. Walking, jogging, swimming, biking, aerobics and non-contact sports are fine, but minimize the risk of trauma to the belly. Lifting for work or exercise requires correct technique to protect your back, but is safe for the pregnancy. Wear your seatbelt the way it was designed (across the pelvis and between the breasts). It really does protect you and your baby in an accident. Call your provider after any auto accident as you may need to be evaluated and the baby might need monitoring. Avoid overheating your body’s core temperature with hot baths, hot tubs or overexerting in the heat.

This list just gets you started, but your healthcare provider will see you at least a dozen times before you deliver, and cover issues that arise as pregnancy progresses. We’ll also help you understand the new, amazing and sometimes uncomfortable things that are happening to your body.

So… call when the test is positive (or for help getting to that point) and we’ll help you prepare for the big birthday party. For more information on pregnancy, we invite you to speak with your healthcare provider. To find a provider near you visit Intermountain Medical Group online.

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Food Friday – Dijon Vinaigrette

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This homemade dressing is great on salads, veggies, and even on your meat. Try it out this summer!

What you need:The juice of 2 lemons

1 Shallot  - Diced

3 Tbs.  Dijon Mustard

2 Tbs. Red wine vinegar

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1 tsp. Parsley – Finely chopped

1 tsp. salt – to taste

Pinch of Pepper  - to taste

 

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in bowl

Whisk while adding olive oil slowly creating an emulsion

Enjoy

Thank you to Chad Barth for todays recipe.

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Thrifty Thursday – Cheap Weed Killer

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Weeds are in full force right now! They can really be a pain to keep up on. Weed killer can really be helpful in large areas but it can get very expensive. If you need to spray a large area use straight white vinegar right from the bottle. It is much cheaper.

 

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