If you ever have a sore muscle. One thing you can do is take a regular sock and put a handful of rice. Tie the sock upp and microwave it for half a minute. It works great better than an ice pack and cheaper than a store bought hot patch.
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We've been frequenting farm markets and farm stands. We've recently purchased a farm share as well. What we've been doing aside from enjoying all the yummy fresh produce is jarring and preserving parts of the share.
Sometimes it a soup, other times a jam or jelly and we are even just preserving it either pickled or a hot pack. If you are into jarring, then definitely give it a try.
This time of year, frozen grapes are heaven-sent. Easy to pack in snack packs (3 or 4 ounces) & a lifesaver on these steaming hot med-western days. My granddaughter is in a regional girls softball tournament trying for their team to qualify for the National Softball World Series in Orlando. Grandpa sits in the shade, drinks plenty of water, wears a cooling neckband and casually eats frozen grapes. Today was 99 & a heat index of 106 & I made it through the heat. Glad I didn't have to coach or do
infield practice. That's my sons job now. Besides, I'm nursing a torn rotator cuff. Their are 68 teams in her bracket from an eight state region consisting of Il, IA, MN, NE, KS, OK, MO & AR. They got there by winning one qualifying tournament & placing third in another. EAT FROZEN GRAPES!
When you want chocolate try something very spicy, and I mean HOT instead. Your body's mental response to spicy foods is the same as it is with chocolate. What your body is craving is the intensity of flavor. Use Tabasco brand pepper sauce, or your favorite hot sauce on your food to pack a flavor punch for almost no calories. Your chocolate craving will pass and your body will feel much better with the protein instead of candy or sweets.
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