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COVID-19 has elevated parents' concerns around health, finance, and the quality of education that their kids will receive this year specifically after last years' experience. Will it be #backinschool where kids will enjoy to a particular extent the new normal by getting back together with their friends and teachers? Will they go back in class, play in recess, having fun with friends running around, enjoying their lunchboxes together, sharing secrets with best friends and laughter. Or will it be #backtoschool where distance learning is a must to preserve the safety of kids and their wellbeing? These concerns have likely shifted...

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fresh vegetables, healthy eating, nutrients -

Over the years, health experts have repeatedly touted that eating nutritious foods and exercising on a regular basis can do much to help keep an individual healthy and more able to ward off illness. Now, with the advent of a worldwide pandemic, many people have discovered the true value of why it's so important to pay close attention to the food they are putting in their bodies. By maximizing the input of key foods that are known to boost the immune system, while avoiding the intake of foods that offer little immune-boosting benefits, health-conscious individuals are that much further ahead...

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Healthy food, Home cooked meals, Sauces -

When it comes to meat, fattier cuts tend to be more flavourful, but lean cuts are much healthier. Being high in protein, lean meat is an important part of the healthy meat-eaters diet. The downside is that a lean piece of meat is easy to overcook, leaving it dry and tasteless. With advanced preparation, the health-conscious cook can prepare flavourful lean meat that will be as mouthwatering as a nicely marbled, juicy steak. No matter the type of meat, techniques like marinating, brining, and pounding alter the surface structure and make it more palatable. Marinades add flavour to meat and actively tenderize...

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healthy lifestyle, Kefir, Probiotics -

The world is your oyster when your day begins with a wholesome, probiotic-dense breakfast to super power your routine. If your journey to discover protein-rich whole foods has led you to the mysteries of effervescent kefir, then consider these pearls of wisdom. Making your own kefir is a great way to jump start a healthful routine. Kefir is a delicious probiotic drink that comes in two main varieties: yogurt and water-based for those who prefer a dairy-free or vegan lifestyle. Kefir pearls, also called "grains," are tiny beads of powerful good bacteria that promote healthy gut flora and overall wellness.  Learn more...

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cultured butter, Family time, quality food, save money -

While there are no arguments that cultured butter is relatively healthier, making it at home, especially with your kids, makes it even more beneficial. You get to make butter with the flavor you love most and have fun while at it. So, how do you make cultured butter at home, and what benefits do you get? Welcome to making your own cultured butter 101! Be prepared to make your hands a little useful. DIY Cultured Butter Recipe We are going to make a three-quarters pound yield of cultured butter. After our first step of culturing the cream, the rest will...

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