Essentials of a safe and healthy home

Essentials of a safe and healthy home

Running a household imbued with lifelong health, safety, and happiness is not an easy task, especially if you have a couple of younglings to take care of, and a furry friend that doesn’t mind shedding and leaving paw prints all over the furniture. In fact, being a parent can be downright exhaustive if you don’t organize your personal and professional life, and adapt your living environment for day-long safety and health. Don’t worry, these needn’t be expensive alterations, nor should you make any grand changes in your habits and routine, as there are just a couple of essential changes you need to make. Here’s what you need to know. Build a culture of healthy eating The road to a healthy household starts in the kitchen. Everything from the cookware you use to prepare your world-famous dishes, to the little healthy snacks you stock in your fridge such as organic apples and vitamin-rich vegetables, all of the elements of your kitchen...
Mince recipes

Mince recipes

Chicken mince recipes   Chicken nuggets Ingredients 500g chicken mince 1 zucchini, grated and squeezed to remove excess moisture 1 carrot, grated 1/2 – 1 cup of corn kernels (defrosted), optional 1 egg breadcrumbs to coat Method Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a baking tray with oil (or spray with oil). Mix all ingredients except breadcrumbs with your hands until well squooshed together. Shape teaspoons of mixture into nuggets, roll in breadcrumbs and place on tray. Lightly spray or drizzle nuggets with oil and cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until cooked through, turning halfway. Source: Frugal and thriving   Mini Meatballs Ingredients 400g chicken mince 1 carrot, grated 1 zucchini, grated. Squeeze out excess moisture 1/2 clove of garlic or to taste, crushed (optional) pinch of dried herbs of choice (optional) 1 egg, beaten squirt or so of tomato sauce (ketchup) or tomato relish breadcrumbs (optional, add if the mix is a...
7 tips to save money on your kid’s birthday party

7 tips to save money on your kid’s birthday party

Sooner or later birthday parties become an all-year round torment in most of our lives and once you have kids you will find yourself being a regular kids’ birthday party hopper even before you know it – either you are hosting a party, or you are invited to one. As this becomes a never-ending affair once you have kids, it goes without saying that you must be able to tackle the money matters smartly. As it is, organising a birthday party is quite tedious and until and unless you are a party planner, you sigh every time you think of organising one. But research reveals that to throw a great and enjoyable kids’ birthday party you don’t need to spend excessively or create a lot of fanfare. However, there are numerous questions that need to be asked and several things need to be kept in mind in order to organise a kids’ birthday party without making a dent in the pocket. Here are some tips to help you save money on your kids’...

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