Five for Friday

Here are five random – yet useful – bits and tips for you to take with you through your weekend! We hope it’s a relaxing and beautiful one for you and your family!

1. Try cherries for a post-workout snack

Cherries are a natural anti-inflammatory. Try having them as a post-workout snack for beneficial muscle recovery and to help alleviate any workout related pain.

2. Clean your kitchen sink!

Your kitchen sink is dirtier than your bathroom – There are typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in its drain; the faucet, basin, and sponge are crawling with germs as well. (via)

3. Add a paper towel to your salad

The paper towel will absorb the excess moisture and keep your lettuce staying fresher, longer! (via)

4. Liven’ up your water

Try this Lemon Herb infused recipe. It makes water feel like a treat and encourages you to drink more H2O!

Lemon Herb Inspired Spa Water
· 6 cups chilled still spring or mineral water
· 12 thin slices cucumber
· 4 thin slices lemon
· 4 sprigs (each 2 in. long) fresh mint, slightly crushed
· 2 sprigs (each 2 in. long) fresh rosemary, slightly crushed

In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pitcher, combine water, cucumber, lemon, mint, and rosemary. Serve, or cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Add ice cubes just before serving. (via: http://kingsburywraps.mytworks.com)

5. Make sure your child’s car seat is safe!

Did you know that 3 out of 4 cars seats are installed incorrectly? You can make sure your seats are installed the safe way by visiting the Carson Tahoe Car seat Checkpoint.