#TastyTuesday: Tips, Tricks, & Debunked Myths

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We've scoured the internet in order to find some helpful tips and tricks for you, and we found them!

Plus we found a bunch of debunked myths!

First, we're going to start with cleaning tips.

Now, I know this isn't the sexiest topic in the whole world, but if you're going to take the time to make your family a meal worth eating, then you should probably be doing it in a safe setting.

Are you cleaning these things? You should be...

  • Dish Rack - That place where you dry the dishes you eat off? Yep. It's growing germs.
  • Drawers - What the point of washing your forks and knives if you store them with nasty stuff?
  • Ice Cube Trays - Can you say E. coli?
  • Reusable Grocery Bags - E. coli? Campylobacter? All the other stuff that raw meat carries? They're in there.

Want to be a master home chef? Consider these things...

  • Don't Be Afraid To Splurge - Buy nice products once in a while. They'll encourage you and help your creativity.
  • Check Your Inventory - There's no need to overbuy.
  • Coll It On The Coupons - Just because you have the coupon, it doesn't mean you have to buy it.
  • Know Stocking Day - That way you don't get to an empty grocery store.
  • Seasonal Sales - Use them. You can always freeze the extras.
  • Cut Your Own Produce - Precut produce is pricey, and it only takes a minute to do it yourself.

Want to eat a balanced diet? Then you should know that these things are all myths...

  • Carbs Are Evil - They provide essential energy for your brain.
  • Almond Milk Is Healthier - Maybe. It doesn't have the calcium and protein like cow's milk.
  • Gluten-Free Is Good - Unless you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, calm down. Gluten-free products have a bunch of sugar.
  • Sugar Is Bad - It's all about moderation. Many things have natural sugars. Plus it provides energy for your cells.
  • 5-6 Small Meals Is Ideal - It really doesn't do much. There are ways to lose weight, but this isn't one of them.

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