7 essentials to host the perfect Thanksgiving Day dinner

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday, nothing beats the fun of having a turkey meal with your family, friends and loved ones. If you are hosting the family this year, we totally get the anxiety you must be going through, after all, you want to make sure everything is perfect.

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Here is a roundup of hacks that will ensure you are an awesome Thanksgiving host.:

  1. Plan: We are sure you are not surprised to see this on the list. Make sure you decide the flow of the dinner flawlessly. Try not to be experimental stick with the tried and tested rules of hosting.
  2. Keep a timeline: Have a timeline of your to-do list ready and start working backward on it. It’s easy to lose track of time when we are busy and you don’t want last minute overload.
  3. Deal with your grocery list: Schedule grocery shopping early. Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year for grocery stores, you really don’t want to deal with the stress of shopping unprepared. So, get on this task early. If you totally want to avoid the busy aisles of a grocery store use online grocery store – Burpy to save time
  4. Non- food prep: We often tend to keep the non-food prep towards the end, but we recommend taking charge of this piece early. Remember you would need the silverware, cutlery, glasses, napkins and more. So, no harm in checking this off your list early. Set the table early, probably 2-3 hours before your guests arrive.
  5. Have the wine/cocktail ready: Keep the wine in the refrigerator or a pitcher of your favorite go-to cocktail ready. Pour it for the guests as soon as they arrive, if everyone has a drink in their hand fun conversations are sure to happen.
  6. Get the turkey ready early: Some people are not in favor of preparing the star dish of the meal ready day early if you are not one of them, we highly recommend getting it ready a day early. Believe us this will save you tonnes of time since you will have a lot to get out of your way on Thanksgiving Day.
  7. Keep light appetizers: An American consumes 4500 calories on Thanksgiving Day – owing to the large meal. Really don’t stress over the appetizers with the large meal.

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5 Must haves in a vegan kitchen

Vegan Diet

Vegan Diet

Veganism is a trendy diet that has found more and more followers in the past years owing to the many benefits it offers. We can almost always find a vegan dish on a restaurant menu. Vegan diet excludes all animal-derived products – meat, eggs and dairy products.Although this diet offers many benefits it can also lead to vitamin deficiencies that are so easy to find in protein-rich animal diet.
If you are a vegan or someone who is switching to a vegan diet, here are foods that must be a part of your diet to lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Nuts:  Nuts are excellent for health and are proven to promote the well-being of the immune system. They are versatile and can be had alone, in the salads, smoothies, and help one live longer. They have long shelf life and an absolute must-have for a vegan.
  • Vegan Milk: There are an umpteen number of choices for vegans when it comes to milk. Coconut milk is rich in fiber and B vitamins, soymilk is loaded with protein, and almond milk is free of artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat. Make a choice that matches your taste
  • Pasta: We all know it is delicious and wholesome. It should be in every healthy pantry but for vegans, it is a must. Choose whole grain or eggless varieties to whip up scrumptious easy to cook meals.
  • Beans: The market is flooded with a variety of beans. Whether canned or dry they are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Black beans, red beans or chickpeas they are all great source for vegans to meet their nutritional requirements.
  • Quinoa: The magical quinoa is gluten-free and contains an abundance of protein with all nine essential amino acids. They are naturally tasteful and can be part of stews, salads or curries
Think this must have grocery list for vegans is incomplete? Tell us what are we missing by commenting below.
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Halloween Candy Trivia

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. Who doesn’t love the costumes, candy and pumpkin carving? What we love the most is trick-or-treating. Here are some fun facts about the much celebrated Halloween candy.

Halloween

Halloween

  • Every state has a favorite Halloween candy, Starburst is the favorite Halloween candy of Texans.
  • Candy corn is the most popular Halloween candy bought across the USA.
  • Americans buy approximately over 600 million pounds of candy on Halloween.
  • A kids Halloween loot bag typically has over 1,100 calories. That’s quite unhealthy.
  • The traditional Halloween colors Black and Orange are the colors of the festival for a reason. Orange was chosen due to its association with the fall harvest and black due to its link with darkness.
  • Trick-or-treating draws its inspiration from All Souls’ Day, where unfortunate would beg for the food and rich would donate the food and them to pray for them.
  • The beloved Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to dismiss haunted spirits.

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15 best Halloween Candy for Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween is fast approaching, read our list to stock the best candies of the year.

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1.  Skittles Original Candy
2.  Hershey’s Miniatures Assortment Candy Bag
3.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
4.  Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
5.  Dum-Dums Lollipops
6.  Swedish Fish Soft & Chewy Candy
7.   Frankford Gummy Body Parts Candy
8.   Airheads Mini Bars
9.   Mars Chocolate Favorites Fun Size Variety Pack
10. M&M’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies
11. Kit-Kat Mini Chocolate Candies
12. Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups
13. Nestle Crunch Size Halloween Candy Bars
14. Twizzlers Twists
15. Snickers Mini Candy Bars

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Burpy Mobile App is finally here.

 

Burpy App is here

Burpy App is here

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

We are so excited to announce that after months of hard work and sleepless nights we have launched– our very own Burpy Mobile App.

If you are someone who leads a busy life, a working mom or just someone who would rather spend time doing important tasks than grocery shopping, you are going to LOVE our app!

Our app is an extension of our website, it allows you to:

  • Access your favorite grocery store anytime from your mobile
  • Receive same-day grocery delivery by our personal shoppers
  • Save time and money
  • Receive automated notifications about latest offers
  • Free to download

Everyone is loving the Burpy app and we know you will too! Download yours today! Share with friends!

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Beat your sweet tooth with these sugar substitutes

A recent Consumer Report survey reveals 73% of shoppers seek labels that state “all natural ingredients”. Most of us are aware that sugar isn’t the healthiest food item, however, artificial sweeteners can prove detrimental to one’s health in the long run. It’s therefore, no surprise that more and more consumers are moving towards sugar-free products or natural sugar products. If you are one of them, here are some great sugar  substitutes that are healthy-

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MAPLE SYRUP: Maple syrup comes from a plant’s sap and contains over 50 antioxidants. That’s pretty amazing we think. The nutrients found in maple syrup include energy, water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. So, make sure you spread plenty over your waffles and leave the unnatural syrups behind.

HONEY: This is one of the most popular natural sweeteners. Known as the nectar of gods, honey has been used topically to heal wounds and fight infections for the longest time. Honey possesses nutrients, antioxidants, and antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it a healthy substitute for sugar.

GRAPEFRUIT: Grapefruit contains a high dose of Vitamin C, the next time you are having a drink that needs sugar, substitute it with Grapefruit to add a sweet and sour kick to your drink and avoid all the calories of an artificial sweetener.

PROCESSED DATES: Dates can be a perfect sugar substitute for your next baking experiment. With low glycemic index and surge of antioxidants, they can impart subtle sweetness to cakes and brownies.

COCONUT SUGAR : Coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut flowers. Its available in plenty of variations – block, paste, and  granulated form. It is also loaded with potassium and helps main bones.

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7 tips to organize your dream pantry

The pantry can easily be called the heaven of a kitchen. Have the task of organizing your dream pantry? Here are 7 seven tips that will help you get started:

 

Pantry

Pantry

  • Clear containers are your friends  We understand the temptation of not paying enough attention to this task. Of course, you can always open the container to find its contents. However, believe us you don’t want to waste time doing this. Find a storage solution for your bulk in items such as grains, cereals, rice, lentils, nuts etc.
  • Label, label, label – Neatly label your storage containers. This can prove to be a tiresome task but you will be thankful for the time you invest finishing this task. Labels mean never wondering about the contents of a container again.
  • Group like with like – What we mean is – sort by category. Start with simple groups like – grains, snacks, breakfast supplies.
  • 10 minutes rule – Follow this rule religiously one a week. Essentially spend 10 minutes in a week cleaning your pantry. This need not be a deep clean task – just wipe down the pantry shelves, take a stock of supplies, toss out the expired items.
  • Put kids snacks on the bottom shelf: Snack items for children should be ideally stored on the bottom pantry shelf, This makes it easy for them to help themselves without being prone to accidents or creating a mess in the pantry.
  • Innovate with household items to create more storage space in your pantry: Make use of crates, pencil holders, racks to organize the pantry meticulously.
  •  Assess your pantry – Once you have organized your pantry don’t forget to assess it every week. This will ensure you are not buying more than what you need and wasting. This will also help you in meal planning.

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Texas, Burpy is going MOBILE!

Launching Soon

Launching Soon

We have a BIG news to share. After an intense couple of weeks at Burpy which involved sleepless nights, brainstorming sessions and lots of hard work, we are finally ready to launch our official mobile app in the coming few days.

Hold on! We know what you are thinking. Another app!!

Believe us this will not just be another app on your mobile. Through our app, you will have access to your favorite grocery stores (Walmart, Kroger, H-E-B, Central Market, Whole Foods and PetcoNow) at your fingertips. What does this mean? You can now browse any of these stores at your convenience, order (grocery essentials) and receive delivery by our personal shoppers the same day.

Easy navigation and usability of the app will make the grocery shopping experience more convenient than ever for you.

Watch this space – more info is on the way.

 

How to read Food Labels like a pro

Grocery shopping also means reading the food labels diligently to get the maximum nutrition from your food. Let’s be honest most of us don’t pay attention to this task, some of us are also guilty of completely ignoring it. If you are committed to the health of your family, we recommend you make label reading a priority before welcoming any food product into the kitchen. Here is what will help-

Food

  • Every packaged food will have a nutritional facts table at the back. The table will provide information on – Calories, Fat, Saturated fat, Trans fat, protein, cholesterol, carbohydrate, Fiber, Sugar, Vitamins, Calcium, and Iron. Essentially an overview on all the food nutrients.
  • Watch out for the serving size, it refers to the standardized amount to help you compare the nutrition content of various foods. What this means is if you eat the exact serving size listed on the Nutrition Facts Table you will obtain the precise amount of calories and nutrients that are listed.
  •  Pay attention to calories on the Nutrition Facts Table. The listed calories tell you much energy you will get per serving of the food.
  • Percent Daily Value (DV) on the Nutrition Facts label is a guide to the nutrients in one serving of food. DVs are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults. For example, if the label lists 7 percent for iron, it means that one serving provides 7 percent of the iron your body needs to function in a healthy manner each day.
  • Try to get more of the healthy nutrients from your foods. Healthy nutrients include Iron, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C
  • Try to get less of these nutrients from your food – Fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, cholesterol. Don’t get us wrong, these nutrients are essential for the body, completely eliminating them from the diet can cause major health concerns. However, we must be extra cautious of the amount per serving for these nutrients.

This is a beginner’s guide to reading food labels. Make sure if you haven’t been already reading the food labels till now you start today.

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Things you must know about Frozen Food

In today’s day and age, everyone is trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle and optimum fitness. Eating fresh produce, therefore, has become a necessity. People are categorically looking to buy fresh and organic produce and pantry favorites
However, enter a grocery store you are sure to witness large sections of frozen food, often considered unhealthy. To a lot of us, frozen foods are a blessing that makes our life easier and simpler. Refer to our guide to know more about frozen food –

Frozen Fish

  • Freezing is the most natural method of preserving food. It increases the shelf life of food without having to add any preservatives. Hence, frozen food despite many claims isn’t unhealthy.
  • Freezing prevents the growth of bacteria, making food healthier.
  • Frozen food is preserved using the method of flash freezing (freezing water into small ice crystals) at the peak of freshness and almost immediately after harvesting. Hence, at the time of defrosting you can gauge how fresh the food was at the time it was preserved.
  • Frozen foods are more nutritious than canned foods due to the method of processing.
  • Storage plays an important role in enhancing the shelf life of frozen food. Refreezing food lowers its quality.
  • Frozen food like any other food is made from fresh ingredients, in fact its preserved at the peak of freshness.
  • March 6th is National Frozen Food Day.
  • Frozen food can be stored indefinitely. However, with time it will lose its taste and quality to some extent.

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