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How to Make a DIY Bookshelf

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Do you have books cluttering all over your tables or in corners of the house. Try a diy bookshelf – we give easy to follow video instructions for different styles of bookshelf designs.

Feel free to customize the measurements to your storage needs.

1. Simple Bookshelf

This video is provided by The Home Depot and very easy to follow along. A complete list of materials and tools needed can be found at the end of the video and in the link provided above.

2. DIY Bookshelf – Storage & Organization

This bookshelf can be disassembled and reassembled if needed which makes it very easy to be transported. A complete list of materials and tools are provided in the video description of the link below.

See video on Youtube.

3. DIY: How To Make A Tree Bookshelf

First off, there are a number of variations online for this design. There are simpler builds to this one but I believe you will love this specific more a lot more. 

The bookshelf is placed a sheet of plywood and pretty much covers that 8’x4’ space. This build is more than just a bookshelf but also can be used as an art piece in your home.

4.Make A Floating Bookshelf

If you’re looking for a bookshelf in a small space, then this is the one for you! Unique and modern design says it all. This bookshelf is a perfect fit for your home. A complete list of materials and tools are provided in the video description of the link below.

See video on Youtube.

5. Pallet Bookshelf DIY Build

I love pallet projects. This one is a very simple build. Limited materials and tools are needed and its pallet so you it’s cost effective. 

A couple recommendations though if the finished work is not quite your taste. You can use wood filler to fill out those spaces and cracks. Sand each lumber used prior to assembly and apply your favorite stain. 

See other awesome pallet projects here.

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Sandwiches to Help You Lose Weight

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Sandwiches are a popular choice of food in this very fast moving world. They are cheap, easy to make and ready-to-go. What is even better is that they can be excellent vehicles to deliver nutrient rich food to your body. Today we will be looking at some sandwiches to help you lose weight. 

These sandwiches are super easy to make. Just remember to customize your sandwich based on your allergies, weight loss goals and preferences. Feed your body the right way.

1. 4 Healthy Sandwich Recipes For Weight Loss

To kick things off, take a look at these four sandwiches that are perfect for breakfast, lunch or a midnight snack. The sandwiches are:

1. Mixed Veggie Tuna Salad Sandwich 290 calories

2. Tuna omelette sandwich 340 calories

3. Broad Beans Sandwich 250 calories

4. Avocado Tomato And Hummus Sandwich 290 calories

I hope you will enjoy!

2. Tuna Avocado Toast

Super simple recipe to help in your weight loss goals. This amazing recipe will be the perfect low calorie lunch or a light dinner served with a crisp green salad. Avocados are excellent at aiding to reduce cholesterol. Tuna is low in fat and calories but high in protein. A great combination for your body.

RELATED: See other things you can do with tuna.

3. Grilled Veggie Panini Recipe

If you’re a big fan of eggplant, you will love this. This is a super vegetarian sandwich. It is very tasty and easy to make. 

4. Grilled Chicken Sandwich

The classic grilled chicken sandwich is always a delight. Just remember that you can leave out the cheese, add an avocado paste instead of mayonnaise and you would have created a very healthy sandwich.

5. Whole Wheat Pita with Mince Filling

Pita contains less calories than your regular whole bread due to how slim it is. As such, it is recommended to include pita in your diet to aid in your weight loss goals. This recipe shows you how to make the pita as well as the filling. Choose the mince you want to go into the filling and enjoy!

RELATED: Tips for making a healthier sandwich for weight loss

DIY Hydroponic Systems

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How would you like it if you grow your own food at home, in your apartment, heck, in your kitchen. Today we are looking at some easy diy hydroponic systems that you can set up today!

Each year, over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used in the United States and approximately 5.6 billion used worldwide. This is a significant finding since we don’t know the extent to which our food is affected. But there is a way to gain more control over what goes into your body – growing the food yourself, or at least, some of it.

This system eliminates the use of pesticides and herbicides!

Hydroponics is where no soil is used in the growth process of your plant. Instead, the seeds are placed in a growth medium such as perlite, rockwool, clay pellets, peat moss, or vermiculite and based on the design on the system being used, nutrient rich water makes contact with the root system of the plant. 

This system eliminates the use of pesticides and herbicides! Your lettuces can now grow right beside your refrigerator. Cool stuff right. Anyway, let’s get into this week’s recommendations!

RELATED: Hydroponics are a more superior option to organic farming

1. How to make a Vertical Hydroponic System

In a vertical hydroponic system, the idea is to use a tube system with a pump to get water to the top layers. The plants are usually housed in net cups to allow the water to flow through to the root systems. 

This design utilizes a small space very well and is perfect for use indoors. This video shows clear instructions on how to construct this system using tools you can find at home. 

2. Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden

The floating hydroponic system is used by many commercial farms worldwide. The difference with this system is that most of the root system remain submerged in the nutrient rich solution.

3. Hydroponic Lettuce in a 5 Gallon Bucket

If you’re interested in setting the plants to grow and forgetting them for a while, this is for you. Hannah gives a very detailed illustration on how to build the system, the measurements for minerals to use and when to harvest. The instructions are simple and easy to replicate or alter to preferences.

4. Building a hydroponic vertical garden

This is basically the same design as shown earlier but is much better looking, in my opinion. One recommendation, use pvc glue at 4:49 instead. It would be more effective in this application.

5. Easy DIY Beginner Hydroponic Kratky System

In case you need a hydroponic system for inside your home, this is the perfect one. Small, compact and effective. This design will allow you to have fresh in your kitchen all year round.

6. Build a Hydroponic Grow Wall Inside

Take things a bit further and make your own grow wall to keep your fresh supplies going through those winter months. This design is simple and requires few tools to complete.

RELATED: Check out some more diy hydroponic systems designs

What is Wheat Germ and How to Use it?

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If you are like me then you’re wondering what is wheat germ and how do you even use it?

Wheat germ is the core of the seed; the part that grows into a plant. Basically, it is the embryo of the seed.

The beauty of it is that it is packed with vital nutrients to help lower cholesterol and weight loss. It also contains folic acid which is very beneficial to pregnant women. 

RELATED: See Health Facts About Wheat Germ

So today we’re going to be looking at some recipes of how we can incorporate this nutritious little ingredient into our diet. Let’s go! 

1. Baked Herbed Chicken Nuggets

This is simply outstanding chicken! Coated in a mix of herbs and wheat germ, this recipe will have the entire family wanting more. 

Ingredients include:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2. Cherry Wheat Germ Muffins

As the Christmas season draws closer, my appetite is opened to more and more baked goodies. Check out these yummy cherry wheat germ muffins.

Ingredients are:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup dried cherries, chopped
  • ½ cup toasted wheatgerm
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

3. Spring and Wheat Germ Milkshake

The video starts off a bit slow so you can jump to the timestamp 0:38 sec. This milkshake is great to have for breakfast, lunch or on-the-go. 

Ingredients are simple:

  • 1 large banana
  • Handful of strawberries
  • ½ fresh lemon juice
  • 1 plain or greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon wheatgerm

4. Wheat Germ Smoothie

We have another smoothie for you and this one is a must try. It is rich in protein and has all those ingredients to lower that cholesterol. This time we have:

  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup plain ( or low fat/non-fat) yogurt
  • 1 tbsp wheatgerm
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 4 ice cubes

Make this shake today!

5. Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These tasty cookies are perfect for a healthy snack during the day. They are packed with essential nutrients and full of flavor. 

Ingredients are:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup toasted wheatgerm
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Also see: Oatmeal recipes to lower your cholesterol