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Immunity Boosting Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices are known to have some of the highest levels of antioxidants which supports our immune health. Eating foods high in antioxidants helps to protect our cells from disease, viruses and other illnesses. When our antioxidant levels are low our immune system doesn’t work as well as it should, putting us at risk of getting sick. Adding herbs and spices when you’re cooking is one of the easiest things you can do to boost your immune system. Here are some key herbs and spices that support immune health. Ginger Ginger is known for it’s immense benefits. It supports the immune...

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How to Stockpile Freezer Meals

People everywhere let out a collective sigh of exhaustion just thinking about planning, prepping, cooking, and serving dinner every single evening after a long and busy day. The good news is that preparing freezer meals once a week is the ideal sanity-saving method for making dinnertime less stressful for you, and just as delicious for the family. Below are some of our quick tips for beginners interested in preparing freezer meals and cutting down on weeknight dinnertime stress. Also, did you know Xtrema 100% ceramic cookware is oven, stovetop, microwave AND freezer safe? Clear out space in your freezer Even if...

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Six Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids Sheltering at Home

The weather is heating up and schools all over are closing for the rest of the year. The question now on so many hardworking parents’ minds now becomes, “What am I going to do with the kids all day every day?” Without distancing learning work to keep them busy, it’s time to get creative with activities, and we at Xtrema want to help! Here are 6 scavenger hunt ideas for kids sheltering at home that are guaranteed to get them moving and keep them entertained. 1. Nature Scavenger Hunt Everyone has been itching to get outside, and with spring in full...

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Clean Eating During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus outbreak has quickly and drastically affected every aspect of our lives. In only a matter of weeks, schools shut down, jobs became remote, and all non-essential businesses were temporarily closed. As we all seek to slow the spread of the virus by adhering to stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, sticking to a healthy diet can seem like a daunting task. However, eating clean, and boosting our immunity during this time is more essential than ever. Luckily, while sourcing and preparing healthy foods at this time may take a little more creativity and planning, it’s completely doable! Keep reading for some...

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Earth Day Activities for Kids

With Xtrema's focus on a toxin-free, green lifestyle, we wanted to share some activities for families to do together to honor Mother Nature and the importance of living your most natural and pure life. Happy Earth Day! Earth Toast Earth Toast is a simple food project fun and easy for all ages of children (and parents) for Earth Day. Get round bread either with a cookie cutter or large mug to cut a piece of bread, or use an English muffin or a bagel. Toast the bread. Gather together blue and green food coloring. You can even make your own to continue the...

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Juggling Working at Home and Homeschooling

In the current COVID-19 climate of “stay-at-home” orders with many working at home as schools are closed, there is a lot of stress on parents who are suddenly tasked with juggling work with homeschooling.  Whether or not you are an experienced remote worker, you’ll quickly find that the mindset when you work from home is that you feel like you are always “on duty.” Add to that the additional layer of monitoring virtual school for your children and other household tasks that must be done – it’s a recipe for chaos.  Here are some tips to help you find the balance between work-at-home and homeschool that...

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Fun Things to Do with the Family While Sheltering at Home

When it’s not possible to go on family outings for an extended period of time, it can be a struggle to find creative ways to have fun at home together and bond. While these ideas might not be quite as good as the real thing, finding ways to recreate outings and trips at home can help to mitigate the disappointment of a missed family trip and the frustration of being stuck at home. Here are a few fun things to do at home with your family while sheltering at home to replace popular day trips and vacations.  Family Movie Night...

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How to Freeze Fresh Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are one of the most wonderful components of a healthy diet –but all too often when you buy fresh produce, some vegetables will inevitably go bad before you have a chance to eat them. When you freeze vegetables for storage, you’ll make the most of your food budget, reduce waste and build up a supply of vegetables.  Don’t worry about waste the next time you catch a great deal on your favorite veggies! Simply freeze vegetables for storage and they’ll be on-hand whenever you need them.  (Did you know that Xtrema non-toxic cookware is one of the only types of...

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