How Pubs Can Boost Their Wine Profits

Wine is a menu staple on any pub’s drinks list, with customers’ knowledge of grapes and varieties growing all the time. As demand for different wines increases, it is important for pubs to stay ahead of the trend.

Drinking Wine

New wines

The prosecco trend is huge in the UK and shows no signs of slowing down. The UK is the biggest national consumer of the drink, with Bibendum Wine going into more detail about how its popularity continues to grow. More

Top Romantic Destinations for a Culinary Vacation

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

Culinary

Good food creates memories, and makes the heart grow fonder. Food is an intimate affair and many couples make it a big part of their travels. Whether you plan to head to the beach together, explore a cultural destination, or plan a weekend getaway, finding a destination which offers excellent food choices and romantic things to do may be a bit challenging. More

7 Healthy Snacks for Sports Loving Kids

Have you found yourself in charge of putting together game time snacks for your child’s Little League team, soccer team, or some other sports team? Or, do you have kids who simply love to play sports and need something to fuel them? Some snacks, of course, will be better than others in terms of health. Many of the processed snacks you see on store shelves today, for example, are loaded with sugar—which, of course, has been linked to obesity and a variety of related health issues due to the nature of sugar addiction. Because finding snacks that are both healthy and delicious can be tricky, here are 10 fun and healthy ideas for game time snacks that kids will love.

Drink Water

Water

It may not sound like much of a snack, but it’s worth highlighting first as a game time snack because often, this is all your kids will need after an hour of exercise in between meals. In fact, even the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends water as the sole drink for kids during sports, except on occasions where your child is engaging in “prolonged, vigorous physical activity.” Juice boxes and electrolyte-infused drinks like Gatorade tend to be full of sugar and are simply not necessary. If you want to make drinking water more fun for your kids, try adding frozen fruit pieces to their water or letting them pick out a fun water bottle to drink out of!

Frozen Grapes

Frozen Grapes

The natural sugars in fruit are always helpful before and after exercise, and frozen grapes are an especially fun fruit option. Simply stick some grapes in a freezer or cooler filled with ice to make them extra cool. Your kids will love the refreshing flavor, especially on a hot day! Tip: For those times when you need to feed several kids at once, cut the stems in the bunch of grapes to make smaller, snack size bunches.

Banana Slices

Banana Slices

Bananas are an especially great snack around exercise because they are rich in potassium, which promotes proper muscle function and helps prevent muscle cramping and discomfort. Slice them up for an easy snacks for kids, and for something with added flavor, you can always serve them with natural peanut butter.

Apple Sauce

Applesauce Packets

If you need something ultra convenient every once in awhile, applesauce packets (and other similar fruit and vegetable packets) are one convenient packaged food that can be a healthy snack option. Just be sure to select applesauce packets that are free of added sugars and to enjoy them sparingly—you don’t want your kids to grow to rely on packaged foods as they get older. Whole fruits and vegetables are always the better option. Tip: Be sure to have kids drink plenty of water after enjoying one of these, as the water will flush out any sugars that are left behind in the mouth.

Snap Peas

Snap Peas

So far this list has been fruit heavy, and it’s important to note that vegetables are a wonderfully healthy snack option as well. Snap peas are great because kids can enjoy them in the same way that they would enjoy, say, chips or fries. They’re ultra convenient, and you can always serve them with a little Ranch dressing for added flavor.

Celery Sticks and Peanut Butter

Celery Sticks and Peanut Butter

Celery contains healthy nutrients like vitamin K, potassium, fiber, calcium, and vitamin C, and pairing it with natural peanut butter can make it not only more appealing but also a good source of protein. Simply spread some peanut butter on some celery sticks and bag them up for this healthy and convenient snack. Use a natural peanut butter made with a healthier oil like coconut oil for maximum health benefits. (Just be sure to go easy on the peanut butter!)

Mixed Nuts

Mixed Nuts (with Dried Fruit and Dark Chocolate Chips)

This is an easy snack that you can put together with ingredients from the bulk section of the grocery store. Simply choose a couple favorite nuts like peanuts and almonds and toss in some dried cranberries, cherries, apricots, etc. along with some dark chocolate chips. Just be sure to go light on the dried fruit and chocolate chips, as the sugar can add up fast. This snack is especially great for after exercise because it contains protein, which is perfect for post-workout. Be careful with this snack, of course, if you’ll be sharing it around kids who may be allergic to nuts.

These, of course, are only a few ideas. What do your sports loving kids love for their game time snacks?

Healthy Habits: 4 Tips On Making Sure Your Food Is As Clean As Possible

Clean eating is coming more into vogue in recent years, and this is very good for the health of families in general. Clean eating is thankfully not as hard as it seems initially although it may require cooks and eaters both to leave their comfort zones, try new foods and attempt new ways of cooking. At its most basic, clean eating means choosing foods that are in the most natural state possible rather than choosing foods that have been highly processed and changed. For example, an apple would be a clean eating choice versus an apple toaster pastry. Here are four practical tips to follow to make clean eating a daily way of life.

Clean Food

Eat Whole Foods 

Whole foods are those that are as close as possible to their natural states. They are an integral part of paleo diets. They are not refined or processed and contain plenty of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Some examples include fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and legumes.  More

How and Why the Fast Food Culture Has Caught on All over the World

Fast food franchises have spread like wildfire all over the world, but the true and rightful epicenter to this incredible culture is the United States itself, which welcomed fast food joints, restaurants, and drive-through. Fast food itself is universally loved for several reasons, and the most popular chains earn billions of dollars annually. Studies from prominent universities and journals unequivocally declare America as the largest market for fast food in the entire world, with millions of pounds of hamburgers and fries sold each day. On average, the American citizen consumes four orders of fries and three hamburgers weekly- a statistic truly deserving of the title of the “Fast Food Nation”!

Burger

The taste and quickness of service have always been plus points in favor of fast food chains but the key to their success also lies in solid advertising and marketing strategies, and very effective pricing.   More

11 Coffee Brews for the Cold Weather

Acquiring a new residential area is a life changing moment because you will live away from a place you were used to, you get to meet new people, and you will go to different places from now on. Living in one of the best cities in the country gives you an atmosphere that is cooler compared to the metro, so grabbing a cup of coffee gives you a cozy and warm feeling. See a number of recommended coffee brews that is perfect for the cold weather.

Hot Coffee

Hot drinks

Coffee is usually classified as hot drinks which makes it a perfect companion during the cold season. Check out this list of caffeine to know which suits your preference the best. You can also explore other coffees you haven’t tried and make a list whether you like them or not! More

Halal Food: Tradition And Modernization

Culture is a beautiful aspect of life in that it is both common to have or practice one but it is entirely unique to each group of people even if they come from different walks of life. An event organizer for a wedding catering in the Philippines or even as a cook for guests in one’s home, one has to be mindful of “Halal” or as defined by the holy book “Qur’an” as “Permissible” and in this case, food.

Wedding catering

Faith is a powerful thing and at times, it may even serve as a rule for living for some people; With this in mind, one has to be considerate of other people’s cultures especially if they are one’s guests. The Muslim faith prohibits its faithful to eat certain kinds of food but where there is a restriction; there is always an exception, hence, halal. More

How Halal Slaughter is Different From Conventional Slaughters

The modern day slaughter method in North America does not ensure that all the vessels of the throat are cut and that the blood is completely drained. This applies in particular to the contemporary method of slaughtering cattle which is known as the ‘European Cut’ or the vertical cut.

Halal Food

The scholars are unanimous on the fact that the meat of an animal which can be subdued is unlawful to consume if it is killed without cutting the vessels. More