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Savvy Food Fun: Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Published in Food & Travel News
Written by Savvy Girl Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:52

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

Savvy Snacking: Balanced Bars

Published in Food & Travel News
Written by Jenna Coker- Jones Friday, 17 May 2013 12:45

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.

Homemade, Three-Minute Whipped Cream

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Written by Savvy Girl Friday, 03 May 2013 15:35

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!

Savvy Cooking Sites for the Concoctions You Crave

Published in Food & Travel News
Written by Ashley Linton Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:12

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:
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.

Best Budget Hotel Alternatives: Homestays

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Written by Carrie Crow Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:35

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.

Got Fresh Herbs Leftover From Dinner? Make a Tisane!

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Written by Savvy Girl Thursday, 18 April 2013 15:56

First things first, the word 'tisane' was just a hook to make you look--it's a fancy word for herb-flavored tea, plain and simple.  Which is perfect, when you're trying to find a use for your leftover herbs, no?  We love bringing home fresh herbs to use, especially in summer cooking, but we don't love witnessing the giant bunch of herby goodness wither and die in our crisper as we struggle to find ways to use it (mint julep, pork and mint sauce, mint chocolate cookies— there's only so many ways to use mint!!!).

Enter the tisane.  Wonderfully fresh, purely healthy and a helpful digestive aid, you've never tasted tea as delicious as tisane made with fresh herbs.  We love mint, but you could experiment with your favorite herbs and greens, such as oregano, basil, rosemary, lavender, verbena, dandelion greens, thyme, or even come up with your own concoction.

7 Steps to Prepping Your Job for Vacation

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Written by Savvy Girl Tuesday, 16 April 2013 09:15

I won't bore, scare or depress you with statistics about how many Americans forego their vacations each year and how great the [fill in the blank, usually the French] have it with endless vacation days because we've all heard it before.  The fact is, it's daunting to drift off from our jobs footloose and fancy free for a vacation when our jobs don't feel all that secure in the first place. 

And yet.  Vacations are a known stress-reliever and can lead to increased productivity making you EVEN MORE AWESOME than before you left!  So what are you waiting for??? 


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