Food Snark

Healthy Habits (Part 1)

January 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Add more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet.  They are naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and minerals.  If you are keeping track of your daily calorie intake, they are less in calories too.

If you have a New Year resolution to lose weight, fruits and vegetables will substitute high calorie food items you were taking before.  Keep a big bowl of fruits on your kitchen counter within reach and in clear vision.  It will help you and your family to develop a healthy habit of eating fruits.

Make a pot of soup with lots of vegetables.  It is inexpensive, quick and easy to make, and filling.  Fresh winter vegetables are in ample supply.  Mix in carrots, potatoes, squash and parsnips.  Roast some of the vegetables to enrich the flavor of your soup or puree some of it to thicken your soup.

If you have a habit of snacking between meals, keep a bagful of vegetables within reach.  Carrots and celery are excellent substitute and they fill you up until your next meal while providing healthy vitamins.  Fruits are excellent snacks too.  Bring a mixture of fruits such as grapes, blueberries, and dried fruits to snack on at work.

Discover the West with Colorado Springs Vacation Rentals

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For many people, the summer is a popular time to take a vacation with family or friends. People jet off for a week at the beach or a trip to see the sights in Europe, taking advantage of the time off from school that the kids have and the slow periods at work. However, the summer months aren’t the only time to take a well-deserved trip out of town, especially if you love the snow and winter sports. If you do, it’s time to take a look at vacation rentals in Breckenridge, Colorado.


Breckenridge, Colorado, located out west, is a popular destination among the winter sports crowd. Set high in the mountains, it is the perfect location for those searching for excellent ski and snowboard trails, as well as a great destination for those looking to learn how to ski or snowboard or enhance their skills. Whether you’re taking a trip for just a couple of nights or going for an extended stay, there are plenty of Breckenridge condo rentals available in which you can arrange to stay. Breckenridge, Colorado also has lots of other winter activities, like ice skating and tubing, and can also be visited during the summer months when golf, fishing, and swimming are available.

Just two hours away from Breckenridge is Colorado Springs, another popular vacation destination in Colorado. Colorado Springs is home to opera houses, fine hotels, and restaurants and is a great place to visit to experience the Colorado culture. Colorado Springs vacation rentals are very easy to find.