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Homemade Barbecue Sauce—From the Grocery Store!

If you’re someone who likes to grill, then you know that barbecue sauces are second only to meat in menu importance. And there are so many to choose from! Check out our shelves at Bliss Shurfine Food Mart, and you’ll see lots of different barbecue sauces, all of them with different tastes, colors, and even textures.

But even with that array of options, you may still not be getting exactly the flavor you want. Making your own homemade sauce is an option, of course—but it takes about five hours to do, and your grill is out there waiting!

Healthy (And Economical!) Food Shopping: 10 Tips

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably finding it a challenge to make healthy food choices for your family—while keeping to a food budget! But we’ve come up with some tips to make sure you stay within your budget and still eat well.

  1. Take an inventory of the food you already have in your home. How many times have you gone shopping, only to find that you already had that can of corn in the back of your pantry shelf?
  2. Plan your meals for the week, remembering any events you have planned, such as a dinner party.

Want Sharp Vision and a Great Immune System? Try Vitamin A (Maybe)!

Every naturally occurring vitamin plays a role in your body’s health. The reason people take vitamin supplements is because we don’t all eat healthy, balanced diets. So if you really want to feel better and be healthier, the produce section of the grocery store—and not the supplements section—should be your first stop.

It’s a good idea to know which vitamins play what roles in your overall health, and how to obtain them.

A Spring Stew

It may not feel like it yet, but spring is here! And along with the warmer weather and longer days come our favorite part of spring—fresh new produce!

But the reality is that it’s not yet warm, so why not blend winter and spring with a spring vegetable stew?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/4 pound thin white asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • one cup shelled fresh cranberry beans (4 ounces or 1 pound in the pod)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 20 thin scallions, white and pale green parts only
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms
  • Salt

The Best Foods For Your Kids’ Health

Parents have a lot of choices these days when it comes to selecting which foods are right for their children… and if you’re a parent, you’ve probably seen your child’s behavior change for the worse after eating poor-quality foods.

What constitutes poor-quality food? Any food made from refined products, including refined sugar, salt, oils, and flour, as well as food that contains artificial preservatives and sweeteners can be considered low quality. Eating poor quality food leads to poor behavior and poor health. Eating nutritious food does the opposite.

Exotic Groceries

Most of us go grocery shopping with the same list, week after week. We know what we like and what our families like, and we buy those things. It’s a habit. Not necessarily a bad habit, but a habit nonetheless.

What that means is that we get used to the same tastes, day in and day out. So much so that when we go to restaurants, we don’t know what to order!

Do You Eat Too Much? Here’s One Way To Tell!

The newest health wearable will tell you for sure.

WearSens is a metal necklace that records everything you eat and drink, and then sends the data to your smartphone. The phone vibrates when you’re eating or drinking (or, for that matter, smoking) too much!

It's easier than keeping a food diary, says Majid Sarrafzadeh, the UCLA computer scientist behind the tool, as reported in the New York Daily News. “People do not keep a diary after the first few weeks because it is simply hard to do," he told the publication. "With our system, you just wear it and forget about it."