T-Rex Emblem $9.50 Here’s a nice simple emblem, a T-Rex eating a fish. Even gigantic carnivores need a healthy lunch to continue evolution! Kids like this one because it looks like the dinosaurs they love. Religious zealots like it because they can see a critter just like this at the Creationist Museum. Unfortunately some of the them feel such as strong tie with the “fish” design, they feel threatened by this one. Oh well, they should get over it. This car emblem comes with an adhesive tape attachment. For $1 more we’ll add a magnet that will hold it to a refrigerator or file cabinet. I use the magnetic backing on rental cars too. Dimensions approx. 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

T-Rex Emblem .50 Here’s a nice simple emblem, a T-Rex eating a fish. Even gigantic carnivores need a healthy lunch to continue evolution! Kids like this one because it looks like the dinosaurs they love. Religious zealots like it because they can see a critter just like this at the Creationist Museum. Unfortunately some of the them feel such as strong tie with the “fish” design, they feel threatened by this one. Oh well, they should get over it. This car emblem comes with an adhesive tape attachment. For more we’ll add a magnet that will hold it to a refrigerator or file cabinet. I use the magnetic backing on rental cars too. Dimensions approx. 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

  • Two-way tape for mounting on cars or other smooth surfaces

Here’s a nice simple emblem, a T-Rex eating a fish. Even gigantic carnivores can eat a healthy lunch!
Dimensions approx. 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

List Price: $ 9.49

Price: $ 9.49

Tip-Me-Not Refrigerator

Tip-Me-Not Refrigerator

10480 Features: -Refrigerator. -Tuff gloss finish. -Solid 11 ply baltic birch plywood construction. -Fully rounded corners and edges for safety. -Full length Pinch-Me-Not hinges and doors. -Pinch-Me-Not hinges eliminates the space between the door and the unit, minimizing the risk of pinching fingers. -When the door is open, the design prevents the unit from tipping over. -All surfaces and back are 100 percent Healthy Kids plywood. -Made in USA. -Manufacturer provides lifetime warranty.

Price: $ 179.99

Refrigerator, Cornerstone of Any Healthy Eating

Refrigerator, Cornerstone of Any Healthy Eating

In many ways the refrigerator is the cornerstone of any healthy eating plan.  How you stock that fridge can make a huge difference in the success or failure of any healthy eating plan.  From what foods it contains, to where they are stored, the refrigerator can be vitally important to healthy eating.

The first step should be to take stock of just what the refrigerator contains. The bachelors among us may already be familiar with this process, but taking stock of the fridge means more than just throwing away those foods that have begun to turn green or grow hair.

Taking stock of the contents of the fridge should mean a monthly review of everything it contains.  During this review, separate the healthier foods from the others.  It is important to make sure that you have more low fat, high fiber and low sugar foods than high fat low fiber and high sugar ones.  If the ratio is off, try to shop for healthier foods.

Another great trick for keeping a healthy refrigerator is to hide the less healthy foods.  Try hiding the desserts and other such foods in the crisper, where they will be out of sight and not constantly tempting you.  Since fresh fruits and vegetables tend to dry out if they are not used right away, store them in plain sight to increase their likelihood of being eaten.  Hiding cakes in the produce drawers, and prominently displaying the fruits and vegetables, is a smart way to keep a healthy fridge.

Another tip is to organize the refrigerator into different sections, and to segregate those sections into sometimes foods (unhealthy choices) and everyday foods (healthy choices).  Try to place the healthier foods in the front of the refrigerator, while relegating the unhealthier choices to the back.

Substitution is another great strategy for creating a healthy fridge and a healthy lifestyle.  There are low fat and nonfat versions of literally hundreds of different foods.  Try substituting skim or 1% milk for whole milk, soft margarines for fattier butter, and low fat sour cream for the full fat varieties.  Try replacing fattier meats with leaner ones, or with chicken and fish.  Even a simple change, like substituting a soft margarine for butter, can result in significant savings of saturated fat.

For those families with young children, it is important to involve the entire family in healthy eating lifestyles.  The habits children learn in childhood often follow them throughout their adult lives, so it makes a lot of sense to get them off to a great start.  Try decorating healthy foods with fun stickers, stars, or other colorful items.

Stickers and stars are not the only way to make healthy foods more appealing.  Try storing healthy foods with attractive, delicious toppings to make them more interesting and appealing.  Try storing a container of berries next to the low fat yogurt, or a bottle of chocolate syrup with the 1% milk.  Mixing these foods together is a great way to create healthy snacks quickly.

Another key to creating a healthy refrigerator is to use leftovers wisely.  Leftovers can be very useful, and healthy meals make healthy leftovers.  Try using leftovers as lunches, or as healthy snacks for the next day.

Ready to eat meals are a great way to encourage healthy eating.  Try this handy trick – when you return from your weekly grocery shopping, take the time to create some quick single serving meals and stack them in the fridge.  In addition, try making some quick snacks by cutting up fresh fruits and vegetables and storing them in single serving containers.

Using the freezer space in your refrigerator wisely is important as well. Freezing foods that won’t be used right away is a great way to make your food dollar go further and to provide quick meals for your family.  Try freezing foods in portion sizes.  This will make it easier to eat healthier meals, and it will help ensure everyone gets their favorites.  When looking at portion sizes, remember that the recommended serving size of meat is 3 ounces, roughly equivalent to the size of a deck of playing cards.  The standard serving size for pasta is one cup, while a serving of vegetables is ½ cup.

The freezer can also be a great way to create fun fruit snacks for the entire family.  Freezing healthy fruits like grapes, orange slices and bananas make great snacks for children and adults alike.

Keith Ckardwell is a  Author, Blogger, Health Advocate,and helps people lose weight and stay  healthy. For more resources visit: Weight loss After lifestyle Change website and to find the best weight loss guides, its available at: http://www.weightlossafter.com/losepregnancyfat.htm