The Friday Five 4.5.19
Smoothie recipes that can replace meals and help you lose weight
With bathing suit season right around the corner, we thought that this list of Recipes for Meal Replacement Smoothies was spot-on for learning how to cut back on calories. We were surprised to learn that nearly all of them called for ingredients that are probably sitting in your pantry or fridge; we’d love to hear which ones were your favorite!
Not sure which wine to pair with BBQ? Use this brilliant cheat sheet
Typically, the first drink to come to mind when thinking about a backyard BBQ is not wine. But for the ladies out there who prefer a good vino over a “cold one”, this cheat sheet can fill you in on how all of the different types of wine pair with the different types of meat that come off the grill. Compliments of VinePair, the list features everything from lamb and pork shoulder to mac ‘n’ cheese and hamburgers and has multiple wine options for each.
Distracted Driving More than Just Texting Behind the Wheel
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and as more and more states adopt hands-free laws that ban drivers from texting while driving, it is important to remember that texting is not the only form of distracted driving, especially as cars become more technologically advanced with bigger screens and more features. Even using hands-free and voice-activated options in a car can pull your eyes away from the road. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. Even if you are looking at that text on the screen of your car, you are still putting yourself and your passengers at risk.
How to find the best playlists for any genre of music
You know that feeling when you hear a great song, you don’t want it to end, but you don’t know how to find another one like it? We know exactly what you are going through, which is why we were floored to learn of playlists.net, a website that lists that not only lists the Top 100 playlists of various musical genres, but it also has a Playlist Generator that lets you put in up two three artists and the site will automatically give you a playlist to match your taste. It’s music to our ears!
Kids eat free at these 65 restaurants
One of the best ways to save a few bucks is to check out this list of restaurants that offer free meals for kids and add the days to your calendar accordingly. With food options ranging from sit-down to drive-thru, the list can easily save a family anywhere from $5 to upwards of $20 per visit, simply by ordering an adult entrée. As the article suggests, it’s definitely a good idea to call ahead just to make sure that the deals listed are still in effect since holidays or other offers can sometimes alter offerings.