7 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks

If you're tired of wasting time in the kitchen, try these seven tips to transform your day.

7 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks

It’s an annoying fact of life that we seem to spend far more time in the kitchen prepping and cleaning than we do actually enjoying what we create in there. These hacks will give you brand new uses for everyday items you already have – and probably inspiration for many new hacks of your own – to save you valuable time and energy in the kitchen!

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Eggs

It’s always a huge bummer when a piece of eggshell falls into whatever we’re making because we know the hassle of trying to fish it out ourselves; it's especially dangerous when it’s in a hot stovetop pan! For a simple fix, just hold the remaining solid piece of eggshell down to the broken piece and it will attract it like a magnet.

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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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