We've been doing a little traveling this week (you didn't even notice we were gone, did you?) and thought we had seen the last word in airline thrift when domestic flights stopped serving food right around the time they started charging for even one checked bag. But 'lo and behold friends, it gets stingier: on our recent sojourn with Penny-Pinch Airlines** we shivered our way through a six-hour sub-zero flight, refusing to shell out the new $8 fee for a blanket and pillow. Now that, my friends, is thrift of the highest order. Thus, we were left with no choice but to whip together a list of items to bring on the return flight to avoid getting pinched.
Whether you're looking for a salad to impress at a BBQ or you're in the mood for a fresh, tasty standalone salad at home, look no further than this meal-in-itself vegan salad whipped up by Lifestyle Contributor, Savvy Food.
This is just about the savviest idea we've ever heard of: you can shake, shake, shake your way to individual homemade ice creams in a bag. Not only does this recipe take care of dessert for all your summer celebrations, it’s a funtastic activity to keep wee savvies occupied during the school-free months. We call that Savvy Squared: two times the savviness.
Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe via Kaboose.com
After a TON of research & constantly being on the go, I have FINALLY found the store-bought snackies that are actually healthy, low glycemic & absolutely delicious.
DISCLAIMER: Eat in moderation. Just cause these are on the healthier side doesn’t mean you should eat 3-4. These are snacks when you are out and about and don’t have time to stop.
Think Thin Protein
They have a ton of options in the Think Thin line…. But the best for you is the Protein line. Sporting between 15-20g of Protein, not too many netcarbs, 0g of sugar and tasting pretty freaking sweet.
FAVES: Chunky Peanut Butter, Brownie, & Lemon Cream Pie.
Whip it, Whip it Good:
Did you know you can make your own homemade whipped cream in about three minutes? Whipped cream that tastes so fresh, so creamy and so summerlicious, you'll never buy Mystery Whip or the stuff in the rocket can again. Because, who knows what scariness lies in Mystery Whip and the rocket can? And since homemade whipped cream costs about the same, what are you waiting for?
Yes… I am a health conscious crazy girl. I don’t drink soda & I really try to steer away from artificial sweeteners and processed caffeine. Normally, I have a ton of energy, BUT----- somedays… you just need a quick pep up. And there is only so much green tea I can stomach. When I just want “a treat” that’s like a soda, but without the junk. LOVE IT!
With a web full of wonderful sites on ways to stuff your belly, one becomes partial to those that are most helpful, creative and are fun to read. Introducing a few faves:
Food Gawker is a foodie’s fantasty. Fabulous photos are posted daily, from healthy eats to sweet treats. Search for recipes visually by the latest post, most popular or your personal favorites. Submissions from across the globe are and carefully selected to be added to the gawkerverse.
Call me picky, but hotels just aren't good enough for me anymore. As I get (ahem) older, I prefer a certain number of creature comforts when I'm shelling out big sheckles during my overseas shleps. Nothing fancy schmancy, mind you...but a kitchenette where I can brew a cup of decent coffee and store a few items for grub on the run not only softens the impact of traveler's fatigue, it also helps keeps my budget in check, which means....more sheckles for overseas shleps.
An upshot of the recession is that homeowners have gotten collectively organized to clear, clean and market available space to would-be vacationers who prefer the intimate touches of a home away from home to impersonal hotels and bedding of dubious cleanliness. From spartan to splendorous, these resources will help you find the perfect sleeping solution for your budget.
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