Good Friday

Friday, March 29, 2013

2 Corinthians 5:20-21We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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Awesome Giveaway!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hello friends! I am part of another great giveaway this week! This time, I am co-hosting with Christine and a few other amazing bloggers to give you guys some awesome prizes. There are NINE prizes in total, all of which would be great advertisement for your blog/site! Enter now!

Easter Table Setting Color Palette

I can't believe Easter is right around the corner! It has come so early this year. I am still running around trying to figure out what colour scheme I will be going with this year, since me and the hubs are hosting this year's Easter lunch. And since this will be our first year as a married couple hosting it, I want everything to be just right. I spent all day Sunday searching on Pinterest and Google for ideas on table settings and coordination. I have selected a few ideas from each colour scheme to see which one is best, and if you are also in a struggle with ideas I hope these will help! Enjoy!

Lavender

Green

Pink

Blue

Hope these colour palettes help with your Easter decorating!

Coach Bag GIVEAWAY!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring is in the air and so are the cutest Coach bags EVER! I wanted to thank you all for being loyal readers and followers and so I'm teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers and giving you all the chance to win one! 

Here are some of the fab new styles (and also ones I love!):





And we are letting YOU choose your own bag (up to $275)

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Samantha//Kelly//Kalyn//Kaitlyn//Neely
Becca//Holly//Gayle//Libby//Ashley
Beth//Jen//Kenzie//Mallory//Sophia
Charity//Jovana//Kristine//Mandi//Tif
Chrissy/Laura//Kristyn//Melissa//Ricci
 
None of the entries are mandatory, but please take a minute to get to know these lovely ladies. I have gotten to know them and I know you'll love them too!
 
All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below and cross your fingers! Giveaway will run from today, March 25th until Friday, March 29th. Winner will get to choose their choice of bag up to $275 dollars. Open to US residents only. 
Winning entry will be verified so please, play nice :)
 Good luck all!

Earth Hour

Friday, March 22, 2013


Happy Friday to all! If you have not been aware, it is Earth Hour tomorrow from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. during your local time! That means, for one whole hour, turn off your lights, turn off your computers and TVs and enjoy some time with the family or friends! You can even start your own earth hour event and have an earth hour party! Visit Earth Hour to find out more information!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Bloglovin

Thursday, March 21, 2013

As many blogs have jumped the bandwagon, I have as well. Please follow my blog with Bloglovin! See you all there!


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Shoes!

I have been searching for new boots since winter began. I could never seem to find ones that looked good and were cheap. Now that spring and summer clothing are coming out on the racks, I have found some cute boots for a really good price! When it comes to footwear, I am all for comfort. I have had my share of days where I could barely make it through the day in uncomfortable shoes or boots. I fell in love with these boots from Globo that were on clearance for $45!

And I just had to pick up some wedges for summer. I love wedges - they are just oh-so comfortable and just so cute to slip on with a cute summer dress! Again, on clearance for $20! Now, let's all cross our fingers for spring!

Gowing Up Is Hard To Do

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This past weekend, I spent the day with my four cute little cousins. They range in age from 2 to 13. It was such a great time spending the day with them, but it really gave me a dose of reality: how OLD I really am! I love my cousins - they are the cutest girls ever. They each have their own unique style that I love, and at such a young age too (yes, the 2 year old has her own style as well!). But being out of the "kid zone" for so many years now really made me think: how am I going to be when I have my own kids? I always thought I will be the cool mom, the one that knows the lingo and what's in style. But with the advancing technology, kids are learning fast, and it seems like I (or we?) just can't keep up. And that is exhausting!

During my hangout with them, they were telling me stories, using terms I have never heard which resulted in me responding "the what?" (I think that was my response for everything); had my hair braided in the "fish tail" style - again another term I have never heard but is so beautiful; and were just so much energy that I see how much energy I really have - hardly any. Seven years of undergrad and grad school, year-long wedding planning, an 8-4 full-time job, learning the quirks of marriage, and workouts every night left me with little to no energy and no time for me. Meaning, I am getting older - Friday nights turned from hanging-out-till-3-in-the-morning into I'm-going-to-bed-and-it's-only-10, fibre and omega-3 rich foods are now my go-to foods, and I barely use Facebook for my personal life. And I don't even have kids! While this is unavoidable, I fear what I will be like when I do have kids. 

Now, don't get me wrong. I absolutely can't wait to have kids of my own (and in all honesty I would like 4 minimum). I just feel like kids are growing up way too fast and learning new things too fast that it leaves the parents disconnected from their children and tired of keeping up with the pace of society.This leaves parents exhausted, kids on an energy rush all the time, and me wondering what life will be like when I have my own rugrats! For those who are feeling like me, tell me that I'm not the only one! And for those that are supermom, please give me some inspiration! :)

Save Money - Buy in Bulk

Monday, March 18, 2013

I discussed ways to save on groceries in my post last week. I usually buy items in bulk when they are on sale and separate them into smaller portions. Especially when I find meat on sale. This week, there was chicken breast on sale in a larger pack. I tend to purchase meat when it is on sale, freeze it, and then defrost it when I need it. This way, I save money on meat when I want to make a meat dish and it saves me from having to go out shopping when I need meat. Which is why I wanted to share with you all on how I save money by purchasing in bulk.

I bought two packs of bone-in chicken breast that was on sale at my local supermarket.

I tend to separate the meat into freezer bags and not freeze the entire pack. This way, if I need one or two chicken breasts for a dish, I take out only one or two bags instead of defrosting the entire pack and re-freezing what is remaining.

Because this pack had bones, I separated the bones from the meat. I use the bones for other things like stews or soups - where I only need the flavour of the meat.

On freezer bags, I write down what the item is inside as well as the date of when I froze it. This helps me keep track of when the meat was bought and I can use older meat first. All about food rotation to keep freshness!

I place two chicken breasts in each bag, since I tend to use two chicken breasts per dish I make.

I also do the same procedure with other types of meat or ground meat. While fresh meat is always better, they are not always on sale. I always use up the meat within a couple months anyways, so it never sits in my freezer for a long period of time.

You can always buy in bulk and store the rest in your pantry or freezer with other items that come on sale as well. This is a great way to save on groceries while saving some time from having to run to the store each time you need an item..

Free Plagiarism Content Scanning Tools for Bloggers

Friday, March 15, 2013

What would you do if you found another site that completely stole either all of your content or used your images as your own? Whatever the size of your blog, you can always be a victim of online plagiarism. Here are a few steps you can take in order to find out if your content is being used without your permission.

Easy Image Search
One way to find out if any of your images are being used is to do a reverse look-up of your images. There are two ways of doing it with the exact same results: the drag and drop method or the copy and paste method.

Drag and Drop Method
Have both the page with the image you would like to search as well as the Google Image search windows (or tabs) open. Simply drag your photo from your blog...

...into the Google Image search box.

You will see all of the websites that are using your photo. This is really neat because you will probably discover new blogs or sites that have written about your post and are using your image.

Copy and Paste Method
Shauna from The Best Blog Recipes gives an excellent tutorial on how to do a reverse image look up by simply copying the link from the image and pasting it into Google search. Check it out!

Free Content Checker Tools
Imagine, reading an interesting article that you recently posted on your own site and you realize some of these sentences or paragraphs sound familiar. You read your own article and noticed the site copied and pasted your exact article. How angry would you feel? Well, for starters,see if you can find any site that is using your content. How? Simple: free online plagiarism detection tools.

Copyscape
Copyscape is a free and easy tool to use. Simply copy the URL of the page you want to check into the search box.
Plagspotter
Formerly known as CopyrightSpot, Plagspotter shows a percentage of matched content, providing you with the number of words matched.

CopyGator
CopyGator is a free service that analyzes your content through your RSS feed and notifies you of any copies made online.

DupliChecker
With DupliChecker, you can either search your content through a copy and paste method or upload your entire post document to search.


No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites - Guest Post

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Hello all! I made these little energy bites over the weekend so I can take them to work. These are absolutely my favourite snack nowadays. I am super excited to be guest posting these chocolate energy bites over at The Best Blog Recipes today! Come check out the recipe, and while you're there, stay a while and check out the other amazing recipes that Shauna has cooked up and shared!

It's March Break!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It is March Break for many kiddos across Canada and the US. Many families will be staying home, spending quality time together. Which means, increased family outings to the mall, the library, local parks and family restaurants. For some, keeping your kids to behave at public outings such as restaurants can be a daunting task. I don't have any kids, but I do tend to wonder just how hard it might be to get your kids to behave when you are trying to enjoy a nice family dinner at a restaurant. Imagine, going to a restaurant with your family in hopes that your young child doesn't throw a fit about not eating their veggies, or becoming irritable after only a few minutes of being there. Or imagine, going to a restaurant and seeing a child screaming or becoming irritable right next to you. It is not an enjoyable outing for either parents, kids and other customers.

I came across this great article from Find a Babysitter that gives great tips on how to get your kids to behave in a restaurant. I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did! I know I'll be using these tips when I eventually have kids of my own.

Do you have any tips on getting your kids to behave in any public setting?

Budgeting Your Grocery Shopping

Monday, March 11, 2013


We all do it - we all grocery shop. Whether you are feeding a family of six or just yourself, you always need to be cautious on how much you spend on food. If you don't keep track, you will find yourself overspending on unnecessary items. When I first got married, I never thought twice about spending money on food - I thought of it as a need and thus would buy what we "needed". At the time my mindset was to purchase whatever we wanted - we made enough so we can spend some extra moolah. However, after I started keeping track of my spending I have found on average we spent well over $500 a month on groceries! This works out to over $6,000 per year, for a family of TWO! When I saw that we were spending so much, I decided to dedicate myself to budget our expenses and cut that number down. While it took us a while to get used to a budget and get where we are today, we are now spending on average $200 a month.

When people hear the word "budget" they often associate the word with living paycheck to paycheck, living on government assistance, or living deeply in debt. This is not always the case. It doesn’t matter what your income level is, you should always budget so you don't end up eating most of your income away and you can save for that family vacation or new car that you've been planning.

Starting Off
Set a Budget - Budgeting can be an easy task, if you put your mind to it. If you want to start keeping track of your spending, you need to establish a realistic budget. This is always hard for people to do as they throw out a low number and within a month realize that they just cannot achieve this goal and thus completely abolish budgeting. Set a realistic budget that works for YOU and YOUR family.

Learn from the Past - In order to set a realistic goal, you need to be aware of what you are spending each week. Keep track of your spending for the next 4 weeks. It would help by saving all of your receipts in an envelope. Go through each receipt and write the totals down on a spreadsheet. If you want, you can categorize it by type (food, beverage, household, etc.). This way, you see how many times a week you are shopping and how much you are spending in a month.

Needs versus Wants - You  need to know what you want to include in this budget in terms of needs and wants. For me, I include food, beverage, toiletries (such as shampoo, deodorant, etc.) and household items (such as cleaning supplies, toilet paper, etc.). You might only include food and beverage. Others might include pet food, dining out, and clothing. You also need to separate the needs and wants for each category. For example, do you need that specific brand of shampoo or can you try a cheaper brand, or can you minimize snack foods and replace with fruits and veggies? By minimizing unneeded costs you can save a lot on your grocery bill.

Keeping Up
Create Planned Amounts - Do you feel better when you estimate your grocery trip to be $200 but the actual bill adds up to $125? It is always better to overestimate than to underestimate. Giving yourself some wiggle room will allow for any unexpected surprises in your bill - such as an overcharge on an item that you didn't catch or if an item is not on sale one week.

Make a List and Stick to It -  Before you go shopping, make sure to check through your pantry, fridge, freezer or stockpile and see what items need to be replenished. Write those down on a list. Then, look through your local flyers and see what items are on sale. Write down the sale price next to the item along with the store it is on sale at. You can organize your list by category and store. This way, you can either price match items at one store (if they allow price matching) or shop at different stores. The tough part of the shopping will be to stick to your list. If you spot an item that is not on your list, ask yourself "is this a need or a want". That way you come out of the store satisfied with your savings and happy you stuck to your plan!

Bring Cash - If you find yourself not being able to stick to your budget, try bringing cash when you go shopping. This way, you know you don't have a "back up" plan to just charge your visa. By creating a shopping list around your planned amount, you will know approximately how much to bring with you when you do go shopping, and thus you will be less likely to splurge or purchase "wants" on the side if you did not bring enough. If you don't have enough when the total bill comes up, don't be afraid to put some items back.

My Top 10 Pet Peeves

Friday, March 8, 2013


Either I am getting older (and wiser, I hope) or society is really going down the drain. Over the years my pet peeves list has been growing. I feel like the best thing to do when you are irritated is to write them out on paper...let it all out! At least this is my way of coping. So, in no particular order, I give you my top 10 pet peeves.

1. Lack of response - This is probably my number one pet peeve. If I take the time to email you, call you or text you, please be courteous and find some time to reply back. I understand people are busy and there are things going on. I probably am guilty of it too. But if I see someone's Facebook status updated every 30 minutes or on their phone when I do get a chance to see them, then I assume they have the time to respond. I would be as grateful as a simple "I am busy right now, I will reply back to you soon" response. That way I know you at least care :)

2. People who don't pick up after their dog - I am a pet owner, and I am a responsible one (i.e. I pick up after my dog). It really bugs me when I see owners walking their dog in the park, stopping for their dog to go #2, then walk on by without picking it up. There are many people who walk through grass - kids, adults and other dogs. The last thing I want is doo-doo on my shoe after walking my dog. And imagine how many times you have seen kids rolling around in grass in the park. Eww.

3. Door holding etiquette, or lack of - How many times did you experience a door slamming in your face because the person you were walking behind cared less about holding that door open for you? Please be nice enough and don't allow the door to slam on the person behind you.

4. "Would you like a pie with your order" - For some reason I get bombarded with add-on product questions when I am in a rush and all I want is a medium tea. I get greeted with a "welcome, would you like try our new flat bread" question before I even order, and then get a "would you like to add an apple pie to your order" closing. I understand the concept of up-selling, because I used to work at a fast food company in my teen years, but trying to up-sell at both the beginning and ending of an order is just annoying.

5. Crooked parking - You know what I'm talking about. When you are driving around and around in a full parking lot and then you spot that car that parked either way too close to the next empty spot or who took up two parking spots. If you drive a massive monster then okay, I won't get mad. But if you're driving a small Honda, then please learn to park people!

6. Un-courteous drivers - Have you ever experienced drivers that speed up to overtake you, only to drive 5 below the limit? Or drivers who decide to turn into your lane when there is NO ONE else behind you, causing you to brake so hard to avoid an accident? Yes this happens to me, and I am sad to say it happens quite often.

7. Winter - Okay, this is not something I can change, but, it's March and my sandals, skirts and t-shirts are desperately waiting to be worn. Come on spring! Winter, you have been around waaay too long!

8. Common spelling mistakes - When I visit a site (whether a forum or a blog), it makes me cringe when I see inappropriate uses of "it's" and "its" or "they're", "their" and "there". If a writer wants their work taken seriously, then they need to invest some time into learning to use proper contractions!

9. Bad listeners - People claiming to be good listeners or willing to listen to your problems but then they don't. They do...for a short time. But then they link it to one of their problems and start talking about THEIR life - "Yeah that happened to me before, and she said this and then I said that, and you know what happened next? Oh I hate her! Speaking of that,..." Gee thanks!

10. Careless attitudes - not all in general. Just those who couldn't care less about the environment around them. For example, if you are in a coffee shop that has a low hum of conversations, please don't be that smart sucker and increase your conversation volume. People could care less that you just got dumped and hate all men in the universe and you can fend for yourself. Please respect your environment (library, office, etc.) and don't try to be "that loud one over there".

Workout Jams

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I love working out at home. The gym tends to intimidate me. There is something about the atmosphere that I don't feel comfortable with. I used to go to the gym when I was in university and had access to the school fitness centre. But I was never a fan of the machines. I also used to attend fitness classes, which were a blast! But those tend to get expensive. Which is why I work out at home.

In my pre-wedding weight loss journey I shared with you back in January, I talked about the at-home Insanity DVDs I use regularly. I have found this type of workout to be a lot better than any other at-home workout DVDs that I have tried in the past - at-home bootcamps, pilates and the like. Probably because it is a major challenge for me and always leaves me drenched in sweat. In order to help keep me pumped up throughout the workout, I work out with Songza.

Songza makes it easy to find song lists based on activity, mood or artist.

I usually choose songlists under the "Working Out: Cardio" activities selection and usually play the "Euro Dance Workout". I tend to get pumped with club-type music - those with high beats per minute. The last thing you want to do is workout to "My heart will go on" or "YMCA". However, recently I found a great playlist - "Produced by Afrojack". I simply searched David Guetta in the search field and all of the playlists that contained some David Guetta songs were displayed. I tried this one and loved it!

If you have an iPhone or an Android phone, you can also download the Songza app. This allows you to take Songza with you when you are working out in the gym or driving around town.
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How To Build a Stockpile

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

As a couponer, I have built myself a stockpile of the items we use frequently in our home. Many people who use coupons regularly have their own stockpile as well. Having a stockpile is such a great benefit to your personal finances as you will always have items on hand, never run out of items you use (unless you don't stock up for long enough), and always have a safety net in times of need. You can call it a stockpile or you can call it stocking up. But whatever you call it, building a grocery stockpile is a great way to save money. And it is easy too!
Getting Organized
Building a stockpile is not something you should rush. It takes months, and sometimes years, to build up a good (and workable) stockpile for your family. You need to first determine the what, where and how of stockpiling: what types of items are you going to stockpile, where are you going to keep your stockpile, and how long do you need your stockpile to last. Figuring out the answers to these questions is a great first step towards building a great stockpile.

What - Make a list of items that your family uses regularly. It is very important to know what your family uses on a regular basis and how long the product lasts for in your house. Make sure to stock up on what you use. Your family might go through lots of cereal, toilet paper, shampoo, diapers, etc. Keeping track of items used daily is a great way to figure this out.

Where - Before you grow and expand your stockpile, you need to figure out where all this stuff will be stored. Organization is key! There is nothing worse than finding a few tubes of toothpaste under your bed with an expiry date from 4 years ago. Make sure you have designated spot or spots. You can store it on shelving units in a spare room, the garage or the basement, in storage containers under your bed, or in designated areas where they will be used (shampoo in the bathroom and food in the kitchen). I keep my stockpile on sturdy plastic shelves in the basement. I keep all of my items together by category: food is stored together on a separate shelving unit; cleaning supplies have a designated shelf, and toiletries have their own section. Whenever I purchase new products I always make sure to stock them behind the existing older products to use the older products first before the expiration date.

How - One of the hardest things that I learned when I first began couponing and building a stockpile was how much stuff to purchase versus how much stuff was used or needed. I found myself buying too much of a product or buying items that we rarely used just because I had a coupon for it. Sadly, most of these items ended up in the garbage. To avoid this from happening, make sure you know how much of an item your family uses regularly and how long you would like to stock up on. One way to figure this out is to keep track of this on a spreadsheet. Write down what date the items were opened and what date they were finished. For example, if a box of cereal gets opened on March 4th and it's all gone by March 18th, and you want a three month supply of cereal, you would need to buy 6 boxes.

Be Money Wise
While buying products to build your stockpile might be cheap per unit, it might get a bit pricey if you need to stock up on a number of month's supply of products. Which is why you need to set a budget aside for stocking up and figure out how much you would like to spend per week or per month. Sometimes even $20 is enough to buy a few products for the stockpile. And also keep in mind how much and what you need - does a family of four really need 20 tubes of toothpaste? Remember, it takes time to build the "perfect" stockpile for your family's needs. The last thing you want is to overspend or buy items you will never use - because that defeats the whole purpose of saving money!

Another thing to keep in mind is purchasing items when they are on sale. A stockpile becomes a money saver only when the items have been bought on sale or with a coupon. It is also beneficial to know of monthly and yearly sale cycles. Many stores follow these sale cycles, and knowing what items go on sale at what time of the year will help you save. For example, you will see ground meat, hot dogs, condiments and BBQ sauces on sale during the summer months while flour, pie filling, sugar, and butter will be on sale during the winter months. Knowing when items go on sale will help you save and help you purchase items at the lowest prices possible.

Do you have a stockpile in your home? What are your tips to a successful stockpile?

Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, March 4, 2013

I've been on a hunt for healthier options when it comes to sweets. I shared with you the skinny brownies I made in January, and a healthy-packed muffin recipe last month. This time I will share some chocolate chip cookies that are both healthy and yummy. This recipe uses applesauce instead of butter. If you want to reduce your sugar intake, you can add carob chips (which generally has no sugar added to the chips) instead of chocolate chips. Be careful though, since some carob chips are sweetened with sugar. Enjoy!


Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep time: 5 min        Cook Time: 8-10 min           Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 4oz cup of applesauce (I used Motts Unsweetened Applesauce)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt and stir well. In another bowl, whisk the sugars, egg, applesauce and vanilla until light and fluffy.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine well.
4. Drop teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Space out cookies 1-inch apart.
5. Bake in the center of the oven for 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 10 minutes for crispier cookies. Cool cookies on wire racks before eating!

Variations:
Use peanut butter chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips, or combine both for a peanut butter taste

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You Are What You Eat

Friday, March 1, 2013

Have you ever noticed how certain foods look like body parts? For example, how a walnut looks like a brain or wine looks like blood? Well, did you know that there are foods that look like body parts that they are good for? I was recently introduced to this and started reading online of the different foods that look like that part of the body that they are beneficial for. So, take the whole "you are what you eat" statement seriously!

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Everyone knows that carrots are great for the eyes, because of the vitamin A and beta-carotene that are found in carrots. Both are known to lower the risk of eye disease and help improve your night vision.

A walnut half looks like the human brain. It has a left and right hemisphere, just like the human brain. The brain is made up of about 60% structural fat. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, the walnut is considered the ultimate brain food. Eating walnuts in moderation has shown to improve concentration and mental performance.

Onions are not just a savoury accompaniment to a salad. They are beneficial to your body as they have been shown to help clear waste from all the cells in your body. Onions are loaded with the flavonol Quercetin, which is an antioxidant that provides resistance of cell membranes against the destruction of free radicals.

If you ever slice a mushroom in half, you will notice a resemblance to the ear. Mushrooms are the only vegetable that naturally contains Vitamin D. Vitamin D is beneficial for healthy bones including those tiny bones in the ear that help to transmit sound.

Kidney beans are shaped just like human kidneys, hence their name. Kidney beans are filled with soluble and insoluble fibre, which enhances cardiovascular health and keeps blood pressure low. There are also lots of other benefits, such as stabilizing blood sugar, providing magnesium and potassium, and an excellent source of low-fat protein.

Long stalks of celery closely resemble bones, and are good for them too. Celery contains silicon, which is a trace element that gives bones their strength. It is also rich in calcium, which we all know is important to the development and maintenance of strong bones. Celery also contains magnesium and phosphorus, which, alongside Vitamin K, are essential minerals needed for calcium to be absorbed properly. A win-win! Coincidentally, both celery and our bones are 23% sodium.


The lightbulb shape of an avocado closely resembles the woman's uterus. Avocados are rich in folic acid and helps support reproductive health. Folate has been shown to reduce the risk of cervical displacea and prevent cervical cancer. Interestingly enough, it takes about 9 months for avocados to grow from blossoms to ripened fruit!

When you slice a tomato in half, you will notice four "chambers", which closely resemble the structure of the heart. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a bright red carotene found in red fruits and veggies, which helps aid in the fight against heart disease. Tomatoes have also been shown to help lower total cholesterol.

Red wine and blood look very much alike in appearance and it is no surprise that red wine is beneficial to blood. It is filled with antioxidants and polyphenols that help reduce bad cholesterol and blood clots. I should note that while wine is beneficial, pregnant women should avoid any alcoholic beverage as it can be damaging to the fetus.


Whenever I had an upset stomach, my mother would always tell me to drink some ginger ale. Ginger looks like the stomach and helps in aiding digestion. Eating ginger has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting. Steep a piece of fresh ginger in hot water to easily consume it.

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There are many more foods that look like their body parts, such as pancreas and sweet potato, grapes and the alveoli of the lungs, citrus fruits and breasts, and olives and ovaries.

*Note: all of the pictures were taken from different sources online.
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