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February 2016

MamaSmiths.com

mamasmiths.com

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Maybe you celebrate it every year or maybe this is your first time hearing about it. Strawberry Day is coming soon (February 27th, 2016) and the Two Blogs Fun Guides have created a roundup with some of our favorite strawberry-themed items. We hope that you enjoy this roundup. Use it as an excuse to fill your home with the YUM of strawberries! Each of these gifts are personally recommended by Women and Their Pretties and/or Mama Smith’s. This roundup may include affiliate links…

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Livestrong.com

livestrong.com

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All pastas are not created equal. The average, run-of-the-mill pasta you likely enjoyed as a child is typically made of semolina (wheat) and durum flour (wheat), with some added vitamins and mineral for good measure. A typical serving of this OG pasta contains about 200 calories, one gram of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fiber and seven grams of protein. But these days the supermarket shelves are flooded with all types of pasta (veggie, rice, quinoa, bean, etc.) with all sorts of nutritional claims, from calorie-free or high-fiber to high-protein or gluten-free. We sorted through the clutter to find the best of the best when it comes to nutritional bang for your buck and taste. Here’s the lowdown on our nine favorite pastas…

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cool-mom-eats

coolmomeats.com

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Whether I’m feeding the kids before the sitter comes for date night or because I’ve had a doozy of a day, I throw together a 15-minute meal scratched together from pantry and freezer ingredients at least once a week. Frozen leftovers like chili, stew, and meat sauce for pasta make for the best of these nights, but the rest of the times these 5 kid-friendly meals that I can make straight from the freezer do the job…

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HelloGiggles.com

hellogiggles.com

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Happy National Fettucine Alfredo Day, y’all! I’m all about celebrating this one because Fettucine Alfredo was created for a woman. Sure, it was named for a man (don’t you just love patriarchal history), but it was invented for a lucky lady. Alfredo di Lelio was the fella. 1908 was the year. Italy was the country. Alfredo’s wife Ines was the woman for whom the dish was created. Ines was either pregnant or had recently given birth–I have seen stories telling it both ways–and she had lost her appetite. Alfredo made the dish up to tempt her into eating again…

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MuscleandFitness.com

muscleandfitness.com

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Coming in behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day of the year. While yelling at the TV, you can easily ingest more than 1,500 calories within a three-hour time frame! As a country, we consume around 11 million pounds of potato chips, eight million pounds of tortilla chips, and almost one billion chicken wings. A recent study coming out of Cornell University followed grocery-shopping routines of 200 or more households in New York for over seven months. The results are jaw-dropping. During the week of the Super Bowl, the amount of calories per serving one household buys adds up to more than 6,000 calories. That’s more calories than what is purchased for Thanksgiving…

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