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50 Cute Food Recipes To Brighten Up Your Day

50 Cute Food Recipes To Brighten Up Your Day

There’s no shortage of people making incredible art out of food. Fortunately for us, they share their work with the rest of us. If you are personally lacking the time or talent to recreate these irresistible recipes, you will at least enjoy looking at them.

How much fun would it be to start your day with these breakfasts?

1. Sleepy Bear

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    2. Hot Dogs

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      From: taste-of-japan.blogspot.com

      3. Burger Bear and Bunny

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        From: bentomonsters.com

        4. Duck Stew

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          From: bentomonsters.com

          5.  Dolphins

            From: overthebigmoon.com

            6. Peanut Butter Snails

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              From: walmart.com

              7. Teddy Bear Cookies

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                From: diyncrafts.com

                8. Watermelon Grill

                  From: sheknows.com

                  9. Birdhouse Cookies

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                    From: sheknows.com

                    10. Cat Doughnuts

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                      11. Russian Doll Sushi

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                        12. Mummy Hot Dogs

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                          From: ourkidsmom.com

                          13. Emoji Pancakes

                            From: hellowonderful.co

                            14. Oatmeal Face

                              From: funnyfoodart.com

                              15. Bagel Snowmen

                                From: babble.com

                                16. Pancake Animals

                                  From: bettycrocker.com

                                  17. Cupid Breakfast

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                                    From: kitchenfunwithwmy3sons.com

                                    18. Waffles Lion

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                                      From: kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com

                                      These snacks are too cute to turn down.

                                      19. Fall Fruit Tree

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                                        From: kixcereal.com

                                        20. Toadstool Eggs

                                          From: hillbillyhousewife.com

                                          21. Frankenstein Kiwi

                                            From: twoeealthyktchens.com

                                            22. Fruit Frog

                                              From: canadianfamily.ca

                                              23. Fruity Flowers

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                                                From: blog.honest.com

                                                24. Cucumber Giraffe

                                                  From: theartofnutrition.com

                                                  25. Owl Cheese Plate

                                                    From: hungryhappenings.com

                                                    26. Veggie Boats

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                                                      From: goodshomedesign.com

                                                      27. Fishing Bear

                                                        From: bentodays.com

                                                        Lunch and dinner can be adorable too.

                                                        28. Baked Potato Hippos

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                                                          From: kandeelandkandeeland.blogspot.com

                                                          29. Animal Sandwiches

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                                                            From: meetthedubiens.com

                                                            30. Pirate Plate

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                                                              From: smuckersuncrustables.com

                                                              31. Butterfly Sandwiches

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                                                                From: anallievent.com

                                                                32. Bird in a Tree

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                                                                  From: canadianfamily.ca

                                                                  33. Carrot Veggie Pizzas

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                                                                    34. Rocket Ship Sandwich

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                                                                      35. Snacking Squirrel Sandwich

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                                                                        From: Recipe.com

                                                                        36. Crab Sandwich

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                                                                          From: ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com

                                                                          37. Cuckoo Clock Sandwich

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                                                                            From: parents.com

                                                                            38. Watermelon Popsicles

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                                                                              From: cookingclassy.com

                                                                              39. Candy Pups

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                                                                                From: handmadecharlotte.com

                                                                                40.Hedge Hog Cookies

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                                                                                  From: sixinthesuburbsblog.blogspot.com

                                                                                  41. Elephant Macarons

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                                                                                    From: raspberricupcakes.com

                                                                                    42. Campfire Cookies

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                                                                                      From: ourbestbites.com

                                                                                      43. Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes

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                                                                                        From: onelittleproject.com

                                                                                        44. Teacup Treats

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                                                                                          From: planningwithkids.com

                                                                                          45. Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

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                                                                                            From: frugalmomeh.com

                                                                                            46. Racing Peeps

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                                                                                              From: smartschoolhouse.com

                                                                                              47. Kitchen Cookies

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                                                                                                From: sheknows.com

                                                                                                48. Cookie Monster Macarons

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                                                                                                  From: sumopocky.com

                                                                                                  49. Ocean Graham Crackers

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                                                                                                    From: thefirstyearblog.com

                                                                                                    50. Pinata Cookies

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                                                                                                      From: sheknows.com

                                                                                                      Featured photo credit: Fancy Edibles via fancy-edibles.com

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                                                                                                      Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                                                                                                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                                                                                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                                                                                      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                                                                                                      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                                                                                                      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                                                                                                      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                                                                                                      1. Cat Camel Stretch

                                                                                                      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                                                                                                      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                                                                                                      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                                                                                                      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                                                                                                      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                                                                                                      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                                                                                                      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                                                                                                      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                                                                                                      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                                                                                                      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                                                                                                      3. Jumping Jacks

                                                                                                      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                                                                                                      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                                                                                                      4. Abductor Side Lifts

                                                                                                      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                                                                                                      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                                                                                                      5. Balancing Table Pose

                                                                                                      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                                                                                                      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                                                                                                        6. Leg Squats

                                                                                                        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                                                                                                        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                                                                                                        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                                                                                                        7. Push Ups

                                                                                                        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                                                                                                        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                                                                                                        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                                                                                                        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                                                                                                        8. Bicycle Crunches

                                                                                                        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                                                                                                        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                                                                                                        9. Lunges

                                                                                                        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                                                                                                        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                                                                                                        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                                                                                                        10. Bicep Curls

                                                                                                        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                                                                                                        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                                                                                                        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                                                                                                        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                                                                                                        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                                                                                                        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                                                                                                        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                                                                                                        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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