Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tips Tuesday

Since I have only just begun blogging, my style has not hit its peak. I only have a handful of followers to date (although I do have 2 or 3 that read but don't follow) and I am not sure who my audience will be. But, one of the things I love to do is to share tips and tricks that I learn. Without further ado, I begin my very first "Tips Tuesday".

1) The best time to shop for groceries is on Wednesday. Only about 11% of people pick this day to poke and prod their fruit and veggies. Fewer shoppers in the store means a healthier heart for me!

2) If you are needing juice from a lemon, lime or orange, nuke it in the microwave for 15 seconds before squeezing. You will get twice as much juice.

3) There may not be many that eat white bread any more, but if you do, toast it first. Your blood sugar will rise 39% less than if you stuff that soft, gooey mess in your mouth. (We used to have competitions in elementary school to see who could get the most pieces in their pie hole. No wonder we drove the teachers crazy after lunch!)

This is the saddest. Are you sitting?

4) There is as much saturated fat in a Twix candy bar as there is in 11 (yes, eleven) strips of bacon. I understand that saturated is much better than trans, but 11g. of any fat just can't be good!

So, there you have it. Anybody learn anything new?

4 comments:

partialemptynester said...

Oh, wow! My something new for the day: nuke citrus before juicing...okay, so I'm a super literal person and I am just now learning that I really can put just a "dash" of something in a recipe, meaning that a "dash" does not have to be an exact scientific measurement...so...I'm trying to imagine simply placing a lime, lemon, or orange in the microwave, does it need to be poked like a potato before you bake it? I'm definitely going to use this tip, bc I'm a big juicer!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Those are my 2 favorite American Idols also...Glad Danny is on the mend...

Sunny Sue said...

My juicing tip came from one of the sequels to "Eat This Not That". It is the Supermarket Survival one and it doesn't say to do anything to the fruit before nuking it. Hmmm. I will let you know if anything blows up!

Jules said...

I never knew that about toasting white bread. I don't eat it much anymore but my granddaughter does. Thanks for the tips...